What is a Personalized Learning Plan or PLP?
Research suggests that students need to understand the relevance of what they are learning as it relates to their future.
Several states have created mandates for similar documentation using terms such as “individualized learning plans” or “academic and career plans”. In order to comply with these mandates, several districts have completed PLP’s on paper and pencil, or used several different technology platforms to gather the required data.
SchooLinks gives students and staff the ability to complete all PLP-related activities in a sequence that helps students understand the relationship between academics and postsecondary opportunities. Districts save time and resources with a convenient reporting dashboard, without the worry of manual data entry or maintaining paper/pen documents.
Organizing the PLP process ensures there are measurable milestones to track progress.
Breaking down silos and streamline activities with the support of multiple departments
Scope & Sequence development ensures that the correct stakeholders are involved and the expectations of student learning outcomes are clearly defined
Building awareness gets buy-in and support on the PLP process.
Ensure students understand the purpose and importance of their PLP
Explain the utility of day-to-day activities completed in SchooLinks will populate the PLP
Educate parents on the importance of the PLP and how they will review and provide an electronic signature
Stakeholders take the lessons and activities to the classroom to share with students and families.
SchooLinks overall platform makes it so you don’t have to do manual data entry of paper/pen activities
Day-to-day activities, such as goal setting and course planning, will automatically fill in the proper sections within the PLP
Electronic signature ensures that everyone - Counselors, parent/guardians - have reviewed and signed off on the plan
A simple dashboard let’s counselors know what is missing; whether it is a guardian signature or a student missing an activity. It is convenient and quick to see where additional support is needed.
Utilize the suite of SchooLinks report on the components of the PLP from academic plans to career goals.