Personalized Learning Strategy:

Provide Choice Boards

NOTE: This strategy is part of the self-paced Customize the Learning Experience Course

Choice boards can take a variety of forms but they are essentially a list of options of learning activities for learners to select from. They can provide choices in what, how, with whom, where or when students learn. Many of them include “must dos” and “may do” options so learners are clear on expectations but also have room for personalization and learning based on interest.

Bright Spots

Gain inspiration from authentic examples of this strategy shared by teachers who have used them with their learners.

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Must Do and Can Do Choice Board

In this weekly choice board, students have clear must-dos and multiple options that are additional if time.

Bingo Choice Board

This bingo board style choice board gives learners a variety of options based on learning preferences. In these types of choice boards, often learners must select an option in each column or create a bingo row.

Reading Strategies Choice Board

Catlin Tucker provides examples of a choice board for reading strategies to give learners options with reading. Photo credit

Tic-Tac-Toe Choice Board

Professional Learning Choice Board


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Associated Learner-Centered Competencies:

Design for equitable access:
I design learning experiences that are flexible and ensure that all learners are able to equitably access, engage with, and share their learning.

Provide Voice and Choice:
I design learning experiences that offer flexibility in process, product and/or pace.