Capella Online Professional Development Course

Personalized Instruction

Personalized Instruction

Spend less time teaching and more time coaching! Personalized instruction puts your students in the middle of their learning. By developing lessons with students, providing student choice, and making use of blended learning, you take on the role of classroom coach and adviser and engage your students in their own learning like never before. Full Description


How Capella PD can work for you.

Your Time

Competency-based coursework makes it easy to learn on your time and at your pace, at home or on the go. It’s professional learning on your terms.

Your Class

Application questions within the course send teachers into their classrooms to practice and reflect upon what they have learned applying your learning with your students.

Your Career

Choose to earn professional contact hours or graduate credit and power your career as you see fit from personal growth through to a graduate degree.


Personalized Instruction

Explore how to personalize competency-based instruction in a blended environment. Using a variety of strategies like student choice and problem-based lessons, students help to set their learning goals and pathways building a more engaging and meaningful learning experience.   

During this course you will build

  • A competency-based problem-based lesson incorporating student choice
  • A plan to implement your competency-based, problem-based lesson.
  • A peer feedback/evaluation process that you will use to revise your lesson 
by Kaley F. on January 28, 2021
Wonderful and informative.
by Kelly A. on January 24, 2021
The videos were very helpful. On the assessment, when using PBL as an answer choice, please write out if you mean Problem Based or Project Based Learning. Since they use the same acronyms it is confusing.
by Donna W. on December 29, 2020
I have learned a lot throughout this course and will be implementing what I have learned.
by Brenden L. on November 19, 2020
I thought this course was interesting and well laid out. Some of the questions, especially the longer matching questions, seemed unduly complex. Perhaps it would be better to break those down into smaller segments. Either way, I learned a lot and enjoyed putting the Touchstone together as well. Thanks -
by Susan B. on October 30, 2020
Overall the content of the course was quite valuable. However, the content is not presented in an organized fashion. The formative and summative assessments do not follow the best practices for teaching and learning that are being taught in this very course. As an educator, I find that ludicrous. There are also many typos and errors in the content and assessments. More time and attention should be given when preparing these courses. This is especially true if people are paying for graduate credit.
by Nicole G. on August 11, 2020
This was a terrific PD and easy to follow. It gave me ideas to use in the classroom to better serve my students.
by Denisa D. on August 5, 2020
Very detailed and eager to use this year in the classroom
by Jose M. on July 2, 2020
Great course for implementing personalized instruction. Both theory and practice are presented in a logical and sequential manner. Simple, yet comprehensive and in-depth, useful, and resourceful.