School started last week for Vermont students, and incoming high school freshmen are going to be exploring a fragment of the future. The class of 2020 will be the first students covered by Vermont Act 77, which mandates personalized learning plans for every secondary-school student.
The Act is designed to “create opportunities for secondary students to pursue flexible pathways to graduation” and specifies that these pathways can include “applied or work-based learning opportunities”
Since the act was signed into law in 2013, I’ve been searching for Vermont museums that propose to be part of students personal learning pathways. So here’s another shout-out: HEY VERMONT MUSEUMS, WASSUP WITH ACT 77???”
And to get everyone jazzed up about a future in which personal learning is validated in all 50 states, see what Vermont high-schoolers have to sing (and dance, and play) about the matter: