7 Step Diet Plan and Personalized Learning

Education Elements

I lost 50 lbs in one year following this diet plan, utilizing this personalized learning framework I developed. It works for diets, but it also works for learning. Does this sound familiar for education?

Education Elements Integrations - Simple, Scalable, Spectacular!

Education Elements

We spend a lot of time on our blog talking about personalized learning and how we work with districts and schools to create new, student-centered learning environments. Personalized Learning Highlight Personalized Learning Platform PLP EdTech

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Education Elements Integrations - Simple, Scalable, Successful!

Education Elements

We spend a lot of time on our blog talking about personalized learning and how we work with districts and schools to create new, student-centered learning environments. Personalized Learning Highlight Personalized Learning Platform PLP EdTech

Put on Your Cowboy Boots, You’re Going on a Personalized Learning Field Trip

Education Elements

Put on your cowboy boots, it's about to get personalized in Nashville, TN. After an inspirational tour of personalized learning hotspots in Music City, your friends at Education Elements have put together the ultimate PL day-trip.

A Year of Personalized Learning: 3 Things You Need to Know

Education Elements

Last week, we released our third annual Impact Report, “The Positive Power of Personalized Learning.” In the report, we share the incredible work and positive outcomes of districts we work with across the nation, from those that are just launching personalized learning to those that are embarking on their fourth year of implementation. Personalized Learning Education Elements Impact

How Education Elements Guides Districts in Creating Environments that Personalize Learning

Edsurge

There are organizations that support different kinds of transformation in schools and after researching and interviewing some of these organizations, we've learned a great deal about what these changes can look like, how schools go about redesigning aspects of their model, and what types of support they need along the way. In October, we will share a guide highlighting the trends, insights and challenges we've learned about while profiling five key players in the world of school redesign.

6 risks to avoid when implementing personalized learning: Part 1

Education Elements

The Education Elements team has the great privilege of working with districts across the country to plan, design, and implement personalized learning. Personalized Learning School Districts Districts District LEaders EdTech

The Top Ten Reasons I Am Excited About The Personalized Learning Summit

Education Elements

It’s May in San Francisco - the fog is rolling in and the raincoats are back in the closet - and that means it’s time for our annual Personalized Learning Summit. Here at Education Elements, we’re working hard to make the Personalized Learning Summit a personalized experience for every single person who attends. More than 20 interactive and engaging workshops will let district leaders learn from and with their peers.

[PL Summit Series] Challenges, Not Instructions: Three Tips for Naturally Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Two of the teachers in our workshop at the Education Elements Personalized Learning Summit had just gotten their wheel-launcher to work, and they were bubbling with excitement. Personalized Learning PL Summit Tinkering“Look out - it works!”. When I saw the little wooden wheel fly across the room, I went over to check it out (trying to keep out of the line of fire).

Constant Learning and Creative Response: Charting the Course in Personalized Learning

Education Elements

At Education Elements we try to walk the walk of personalized learning. We help districts visualize their personalized learning journey. Personalized Learning Measuring Success Middletown NGLC Horry County Schools Piedmont City Schools District LEaders Fulton School DistrictWe strive to make our workshops interactive, upbeat, and fun.

The Biggest Challenge to Personalized Learning is Getting Buy-In

Edsurge

Until recently, one of the only things people talking about personalized learning could agree upon was that there was nothing standardized about it. But in a recent study of 450 educators, including district leaders, school leaders, teachers, private businesses and other groups from 46 U.S. Given the variety of definitions of personalized learning, it makes sense that buy-in is a challenge. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

How do teachers know if they are getting personalized learning right?

The Hechinger Report

With myriad definitions of personalized learning and little agreement on which one is the best, leaders and teachers struggle to know if they are doing personalized learning “right.”. Related: How will the presidential results influence education technology in schools?

The Do’s and Don’ts of Bringing Personalized Learning Into Rural Schools

Edsurge

Rural schools have received little attention in national conversations around education reform—even though they serve nearly 1 in 5 students in America. Could personalized learning and the use of technology fundamentally change rural student outcomes? Could personalized learning and the use of technology fundamentally change rural student outcomes? For one, personalized learning could drive improved outcomes at the student level in rural communities.

What to Avoid - and Embrace - in Personalized Learning

Digital Promise

Amy Jenkins is the Chief Operating Officer at Education Elements. Education Elements is a corporate partner of Digital Promise. But if there is another thing I have learned, it is that despite the differences, there are things that hold true.

What to Avoid – and Embrace – in Personalized Learning

Digital Promise

Amy Jenkins is the Chief Operating Officer at Education Elements. Education Elements is a corporate partner of Digital Promise. But if there is another thing I have learned, it is that despite the differences, there are things that hold true. This list may change as districts evolve, but for the foreseeable future, using these tips can help make personalized learning a success. Four Elements to Include. Want to learn even more?

Million-Dollar Advice: The High Cost and Limited Return on Personalized Learning Consulting

Edsurge

Follow education technology-reform projects, and you’ll find mixed academic outcomes and expensive consultants. In July of 2015, the district paid more than $400,000 for alignment, strategy and professional services from Education Elements, a for-profit personalized learning consultant, according to receipts obtained by EdSurge from the district. million to the firm for personalized-learning consulting services.

How Mastery Design Collaborative Helps Schools Redesign their Models to Personalize Learning

Edsurge

There are organizations that support different kinds of transformation in schools and after researching and interviewing some of these organizations, we've learned a great deal about what these changes can look like, how schools go about redesigning aspects of their model, and what types of support they need along the way. In October, we will share a guide highlighting the trends, insights and challenges we've learned about while profiling five key players in the world of school redesign.

Do Our Students Deserve It?

Education Elements

Do students deserve personalized learning? Working at Education Elements, where we build and support dynamic school systems that meet the needs of every learner, I’m often quick to answer with a resounding, “Yes!”. The narrative of personalized learning is compelling. The vision of dynamic classroom environments--with targeted instruction and the organized chaos of self-directed student learning--is inspiring. Personalized Learning Equity

Virtual School Chat Series Part 4 - 25 things that will make or break the success of your virtual school

Education Elements

We’ve re-worked our well-received Personalized Learning Implementation Framework to focus on the needs of virtual schools. Education Technology Education Elements EdTech Online Learning Online Schools virtual schoolIt’s your goal to make your virtual school program successful. My goal is to help you identify the key factors that can make or break the success of that program.

Life As A LELA Fellow

Education Elements

I did not fully grasp what was ahead of me when I sent in my application to become part of the third Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) Fellowship. Being a bit skeptical at first, I did my homework and quickly realized that the Lexington Institute and Education Elements were the real deal. Personalized Learning Leaders District LEaders

It's Not About the Tech: PL and CRE

Education Elements

The Syracuse City School District is in the second year of our Personalized Learning (PL) initiative. Schools are at different points of learning about, designing, and implementing school-based models to tailor student experiences to their unique strengths, needs, and interests. The PL work in SCSD is anchored in Education Elements’ Core 4: Integrated Digital Content, Data-Driven Decisions, Targeted Instruction, and Student Ownership & Reflection.

In the marketplace: Measuring student progress, new digital solutions, personalized learning, and more

eSchool News

Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change.

Designing Your Own Home of Learning

Education Elements

My Education Elements teammates and I recently compared our work with school districts to building a house. We traditionally start our work by building a strong foundation around what personalized learning is and what it can look like for a school district. Similar to finding the perfect home for a family, our first step is clearly defining the vision of personalized learning in the school district. Personalized Learning design thinking

[PL Summit Series] Strengthen Your Core Four: Videos and Exercises from Middletown, NY

Education Elements

For anyone who attended the Education Elements Personalized Learning Summit this May, you had a chance to attend a workshop focusing on the Core Four. While districts across the country are using the Core Four of personalized learning to focus instructional habits as they make the shift to personalized learning, some of them are doing it with a bit more fidelity and spirit than others. Personalized Learning Middletown PL Summit core four

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week - 5 Terrific Tributes to Teachers

Education Elements

At Education Elements, we have the privilege of working with exceptional teachers who strive to personalize learning for every student. Personalized Learning Blended Learning Teacher Appreciation Week Personalized ClassroomHappy Teacher Appreciation Week! Being a teacher isn’t easy. The hours are long, the work is challenging, and sometimes the job can feel thankless.

[PL Summit Series] Fostering Personalization through Leadership, Freehold Township Schools

Education Elements

This phrase sums up the amazing experience of sharing our district’s story amongst a room full of skillful professionals working on the same mission in education. It was exhilarating to learn as much as we were able to share, if not more, at Education Elements' Personalized Learning Summit in San Francisco. Personalized Learning School Districts PL Summit core four"Preaching to the choir (or the converted - for secular appeal)!”

Going Back to School to Learn About Blended Learning

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

public schools to attend an Apple Distinguished Schools Day where Natick shared its blended learning approach with other schools and districts. What attracted Natick to blended learning was the personalized approach. So that means more blended learning.

[PL Summit Series] Thank you Ed Elements: A Win-Win Experience!

Education Elements

When we were asked to present at the Education Elements Personalized Learning Summit in San Francisco this past May, we were honored to have an opportunity to bring others on this amazing journey and to include them in on this conversation of personalized learning at Riverside Unified. Personalized Learning PL Summit“At RUSD it all starts with a conversation.”.

[Guest Post] The Future of Learning is Now

Education Elements

The Jaquelin Hume Foundation’s mission is to accelerate the implementation of high quality blended/personalized learning in America’s schools. I was working in the trenches of the most confrontational aspect of education reform, trying to get laws passed to authorize vouchers, charter schools, tax-credits scholarships and education savings accounts. Professor Christensen was planning to apply the disruptive lens to social issues and education was his first priority.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

now live in poverty, a mark hit in 2013 for the first time in 50 years, according to the Southern Education Foundation. It may seem like the deck is stacked against schools that predominantly educate low-income populations. You take a personal interest,” says Keith.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

now live in poverty, a mark hit in 2013 for the first time in 50 years, according to the Southern Education Foundation. It may seem like the deck is stacked against schools that predominantly educate low-income populations. — Digital Promise (@DigitalPromise) February 9, 2016.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

And we're serving more and more students who are just learning English. Educational technology (edtech for short) can play a significant role in mitigating and solving this growing dilemma. An increasing amount of data around personalized educational models like "blended learning" and content-specific software suggests that edtech makes instruction in diverse classrooms more efficient. blended learning).

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‘Where We Went Wrong’ Atlanta Educators Reflect on ‘Failed’ Tech Implementation

Edsurge

Five years into a massive transition to a personalized learning model, Educators at Fulton County School District in Georgia are scratching their heads wondering where they went wrong. There was a catch, however: school leaders had to commit to implementing personalized learning models as a prerequisite to receiving free laptops and iPads. District leaders even went so far as to dub the hardware “personalized learning devices.” “At

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. ” (State and Local) Education Politics.