Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD

Organizational and Personal Learning

Organizational and Personal Learning occurs when there is a well-executed approach enabling staff and students to participate in personal learning and continuous improvement processes.

Organizational and Personal Learning in the School
Organizational and Personal Learning in the Classroom
Organizational and Personal Learning for Students
More Core Values

Organizational and Personal Learning in the School

We demonstrate Organizational and Personal Learning in the school when we:

  • continuously improve and adapt goals, approaches, and processes systemically and systematically

  • embed learning in all activities and at all levels of the school, e.g., solving problems at their root cause, sharing knowledge to effect meaningful change

  • design effective educational programs and formative assessment strategies

  • provide opportunities for continuous personal learning

  • align our vision, mission, goals, expectations, and instructional approaches schoolwide

  • integrate the PDSA cycle at all levels of the school as a tool for continuous improvement

  • incorporate quality tools to facilitate the involvement of all stakeholders in improvement processes

Organizational and Personal Learning in the Classroom

We demonstrate Organizational and Personal Learning in the classroom when we:

  • include students in evaluating and improving classroom processes and goals

  • provide a climate for continuous learning, problem-solving, and collaboration

  • implement and assess programs and strategies for their effectiveness improving student achievement

  • model continuous learning for students

  • ensure that the classroom mission, goals, and instructional approaches are aligned among and across grade levels or courses

  • empower students through the use of the PDSA cycle and quality tools to assess classroom and personal learning and evaluate classroom processes

Organizational and Personal Learning for Students

Kid-friendly questions about Organizational and Personal Learning

  • What practices in the classroom help me with my learning?

  • How did I contribute to organizing my classroom for learning?

  • How does my teacher know whether or not a new program is helping me learn?

  • Do I know what the ground rules are for my classroom? Are they the same when I go to other classes such as PE, art, English, and Spanish?

  • Is the approach or the vocabulary that my teacher is using to help us with learning to write similar to what my teacher was doing or saying last year?

  • How are our classes using the PDSA cycle and quality tools to help us evaluate our progress or solve problems?

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