“An equitable system does not treat all students in a standardized way, but differentiates instruction, services, and resources to respond effectively to the diverse needs of students, so that each student can develop his or her full academic and societal potential.” —Learning Policy Institute report
Districts and schools across the country have made it a core focus to equip students with the 21st century skills they’ll need to achieve success after high school. But every student is different, mastering content in different ways and at different paces. To ensure that every student learns what they need to be successful and graduates prepared for the future, classroom teachers must personalize instruction to meet the needs of all students.
For non-traditional students, outside factors can often interfere with a student’s learning in a traditional brick and mortar setting. Digital curriculum can be an empowering experience for these students. In traditional teacher-centered classrooms, non-traditional students often indicate that they have little control over their learning. In a digital curriculum environment, however, they are often better able to make choices over the path and pace of their learning. Digital content simply affords options for non-traditional students that often better meet their learning needs.