Decisions meets Personalized Learning
VSAC promotes Decisions as a Personal Learning Plan Resource
In 2013, the Vermont Legislature passed Act 77, which requires that every middle and high school have a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) by September, 2018. One of the critical elements of the Student Profile component of the PLP is a written statement of Core Values.
Legislation alone does not get the job done. The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) was charged with giving schools tools to implement the PLP. VSAC created a comprehensive PLP Resource Manual, which is currently under revision and will include Ryan’s Core Values and story, along with details of the Decisions Program in the opening chapter.
VSAC shares with the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation the belief that students who have established self-identity and ownership of who they are and what is important to them are far more likely to engage more effectively in their educational opportunities and in life.
What is particularly exciting is that VSAC has about 20 representatives whose job is to implement VSAC products and programs with Vermont’s high schools and middle schools.
“The credibility and assistance of VSAC is likely to magnify our outreach significantly. I am excited to see what we can accomplish during the next three years.”