The more I think about personalized education for each student, the more I am coming to the conclusion that it can never really happen in the current model of public education we have today. The constraints on time, money, resources, awareness, feasibility and the curriculum make it impossible for a student to attend various grade levels, work at their own pace, and learn both the accredited curriculum as well as all the many other avenues of learning available in the twenty-first century, full-time.
As the world gets more and more connected and information becomes more and more accessible, students and their families have many more options to pursue secondary education, and many, particularly in the USA, are creating their own pathways through home-based education. Whether it is for geographical, special needs, ideological, or simply a desire for greater personalization, many families are choosing to take over the education of their children.
Home-based education is not possible for many families, but the ability to have a personalized educational pathway for any child is just around the corner. Personalized Education Inc. hopes to be a highly trained group of education managers who design, refine, support, represent, advocate, implement, connect and mentor learning opportunities for families who want the home-based education personalization, but with greater connections to existing facilities, community and educational expertises.
My venture pitch is a thought-experiment around what fully personalized education might look like in the near future.
Elevator Pitch: https://youtu.be/L9BGRMU0kcM