At Loomis we are working to scale our personalized learning work across our entire building. As a part of our work with LEAP Innovations we are ensuring that our instruction is learner focused; empowering learners to understand their needs, strengths, interests and approaches to learning. We’ve redesigned our school schedule to allow students an extra choice (flex) block of time, every other Monday. During this time students might collaborate to carry balloons from one end of the gym to another, use puppets to act out a SEL skill, complete a choice webquest, choose to build towers with blocks or paint a masterpiece, they might even self-select instruments and engage in dance. All in the name of giving students choices and ensuring their learning is contextualized to THEM. Guess what? They LOVE it. And so do we.