The Belle Fourche School District is weighing the benefits of a new teaching method known as Mass Customized Learning (MCL). According to the Black Hills Pioneer, other school districts in South Dakota have begun implementing aspects of MCL. MCL aims to take students’ individual learning needs and paces into consideration.
Learning plans are tailored to specific students, and school districts can implement MCL in a variety of ways to assist their students’ needs. MCL often places students of different ages and abilities into the same classroom. Learning stations of varying levels can be set up for students to visit, regardless of their grade level.