Katherine Victoria Evans, Alexa Dehner Passafiume


This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process.



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The aims of this research is to see how individualized learning plans can benefit the development of well-rounded students in secondary education programs. Specifically we will be focussing on the use of alternative classrooms and alternative scheduling within high schools and the benefits that come with them.Through the use of flipped classrooms and the inclusion/choice of electives, specifically in the arts, one can receive a more well-rounded education that will help them in both the world and in their further education. Going beyond the traditional ways of earning credit in high school can help the students develop a more personalized education, therefore ensuring more of a balance in the education of the whole person. Giving students more choice and flexibility within their schedule will allow them to focus on their passions and become more advanced in their interests. Additionally the integration of arts within a student’s education through both electives and within other classes can lead to benefits in other academic areas, allowing for students to get the most out of their high school experiences. Both alternative classrooms and alternative scheduling provide a more individualized approach to education which allows for students to gain control of the path that they take through their secondary education experiences. By giving students an ability to choose gives them more of a sense of ownership and responsibility when it comes to their education which oftentimes leads to better outcomes in their education as a whole.

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Course Project

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Jennifer T. Christman, Susan M. Ferguson

Primary Advisor's Department

Teacher Education


Stander Symposium project

Individualized Learning Plans