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Policy Conditions in Action: Comprehensive Supports for Educators and Leaders in New Hampshire

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Topics: Education Policy

In our recent State Policy Framework for Personalized Learning, we share a framework that can help guide states in their work towards statewide transformation to ensure personalized learning opportunities for all students.

Personalized learning can be a powerful approach for ensuring readiness for postsecondary education and career and for addressing racial, economic, gender and geographic disparities. To implement personalized learning with fidelity takes hard work and collaboration at every level of the system.

The State Policy Framework for Personalized Learning will help states and stakeholders define and navigate their pathway from the exploratory phase of system design, where a limited number of districts engage in personalized learning practices, to statewide transformation.

Early Adopter Spotlight: Comprehensive Supports for Educators and Leaders

Within our framework, we outline a set of policy conditions states will need to tackle as they refine and transform their policy system to one that ensures all students in the state benefit from high-quality personalized learning experiences. We also highlight early adopter states to illustrate each policy condition. For the policy condition Comprehensive Supports for Educators and Leaders, we shine a spotlight on New Hampshire.

In 2011, a group of postsecondary leaders in New Hampshire formed the IHE Network to influence policymakers and engage practitioners to promote innovative programs and policies that link educator preparation, new educator induction and ongoing professional development in the state. One of the network’s initiatives explored the changing role of leaders in the state as they increasingly implement innovative and competency-based teaching and learning models. A leadership preparation programs committee convened to identify new collective and institutional approaches for ensuring leaders have the skills to succeed in these new learning environments.

Moving to personalized learning throughout your state is a big undertaking with even bigger rewards. Not sure which policy conditions to begin with? Take this short quiz to find out.