Every member of the Mason City Schools community is a learner. We engage in meaningful, relevant, and continuous learning for all!
Our Definition of
All learning is personal
A learner's identity (both academic and social), prior knowledge, curiosities, and strengths are essential components of meaningful learning.
Everyone can learn
Each learner can attain rigorous learning outcomes when given the opportunity and support that incorporates the knowledge that the learners bring to the learning community .
All Learners can grow skills & mindsets to navigate challenges
Purposeful learning includes intentional opportunities to self discover the skills and mindsets necessary to engage in worthy challenges.
Mason City Schools’ Personalized Learning guide was designed to help define what we mean when we talk about our Personalized Learning Big Rock. It was co-created by a team of teacher leaders, administrators, and learning experience designers alongside Allison Zmuda, our expert partner in personalized learning. The development of this guide has been informed through the practice and feedback of educators making small moves in their classrooms throughout the 2019-2020 school year.