Welcome to Make Learning Personal!
This is Kathleen McClaskey, founder of Make Learning Personal, co-founder of Personalize Learning, LLC and co-author of Make Learning Personal and How to Personalize Learning.
I began my career in educational technology in 1983 where I envisioned that “Computers were the great equalizer”. (In 1983 the word technology was not used.) I can say now that I have realized that vision and it is what drives my work in personalized learning. Today, I am an innovative leader, futurist, keynoter, professional developer, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) consultant with over 30 years experience in creating learner-centered environments as a teacher, K-12 administrator, graduate instructor and consultant. I am passionate in empowering learners with tools, skills and learning strategies so they become independent self-directed learners, learners with agency, who are future ready for college, career and life. I coined the phrase:
Every child on the planet is a learner!
With that understanding, I continue on my mission for educators to discover the learner in every child and to level the playing field for all learners. In January 2017, I joined Education Reimagined’s Pioneer Lab with other pioneering educators to help create a national movement to transform education by supporting learner-centered environments everywhere.
This website is not about me but the mission I have been on since 2001. It is about discovering the learner in every child so that we as educators can help each child have choices in college, career or life. The question is: How can we empower every learner to be future ready? How can each child discover their passion to find their purpose? This site is about empowering educators and parents around the world on how to guide each learner to understand how they learn so that they can become advocates and experts of their own learning; a LEARNER with agency!
If you like to discover the specifics of my work in education, go to LinkedIn: kathleenmcclaskey
- Co-Founder of Personalize Learning, LLC
- Founder and President of EdTech Associates, Inc. (2001-2015)
- UDL Consultant and Professional Developer
- 2012 ISTE Public Policy Advocate Award Winner
- Member of ISTE Advocacy Committee (iste.org)
- NHSTE President and Advocacy Chair (nhste.org)
- Adjunct graduate instructor – Plymouth State University
- A believer that every child on the planet is a learner
- On a mission to level the playing field for all learners