About The Rodel Teacher Council
The Rodel Teacher Council is a group of teacher-leaders from across the state of Delaware. We’re thinking bold, we’re thinking big, and we’re thinking about the next five years—looking at opportunities from the school, district, and state levels. We represent all three counties in the state (New Castle, Kent and Sussex); we teach in traditional pre-K – 12 schools, charter schools, and vocational schools. And we represent all core academic content areas and grade bands, special education, and early learning.
The Rodel Teacher Council was formed in September 2013. As a venue to elevate the voices of Delaware’s teachers, the Council of sixteen champion teachers has focused its attention on personalized learning. By meeting with national leaders, visiting exemplary schools in the US, and piloting personalized learning in their own classrooms, the council hopes to scale personalized learning across the state. The Rodel Teacher Council’s Blueprint offers teachers, school leaders, and policymakers action steps to expand the use of personalized learning in the First State.
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our process & what we learned
This blueprint is the product of extensive, handson research. We met with education leaders— both locally and nationally—to understand what it would take to enable greater personalization in Delaware’s education system. We sought to understand the educational context through our observations and interviews of students, fellow teachers, administrators, and policymakers. And, after surveying hundreds of Delaware teachers, one issue became startlingly clear:
Our state’s educators see a clear need to change the way we presently prepare our students for college and career by personalizing learning to help improve student outcomes, but there is not a clear consensus on how to make these changes.
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- Personalized learning and the student experience;
- personalized learning and the teacher experience; and
- systems to support personalized learning.