Personalized Learning Summit is Bigger and Better than Ever

Education Elements

Four years ago the team at EE had an idea.what if we brought together groups of personalized learning leaders in regional Blended Learning Leadership Academies (BLLA) to help spread innovation and best practices? Personalized Learning Blended Learning Education Education Elements School Districts communications

PL Superpowers - My Journey to Personalized Learning Superpower Stardom

Education Elements

I was blessed to become a Personalized Learning Lexington Education Leadership Award Fellow (2nd Class) back in December of 2015. Education Elements not only influenced my personal work, but it motivated me to make learning meaningful for my students (all 4,970) in an exceptional way. Every district educational leader will always answer yes to certain questions. If you ask if leaders embed small group learning into their districts, the answer will be yes.

Are teachers truly ‘shifting away from the Station Rotation model?’

The Christensen Institute

Late last year, we published a blog post on new evolutions on top of the Station Rotation blended-learning models that we’d been hearing about from educators on our Blended Learning Universe (BLU). Our friends at Education Elements didn’t agree fully with the way we characterized these shifts. Q: We noted that there are educators moving away from the Station Rotation models. A: Shifting from teacher-led whole group instruction is hard. Education Blog

Belief—the first key to blended learning success

The Christensen Institute

She thought blended learning made sense for math classes, but that ELA was more centered around reading together, having class discussions, and thinking in groups—activities that she believed wouldn’t work as well in smaller groups. Instead, she dedicated most of their classroom time to collaborating on projects, learning online through content playlists, and meeting with her individually or in small groups. Education Blog Blended learning digital learning Edtech education

Personalizing the Station Rotation recipe

The Christensen Institute

In these early personalized classes, Jones led with 15 minutes of whole-group instruction and then gave her students differentiated worksheets that broke down tasks by skills and subskills for each proficiency level. Education Elements exposed us to a lot of different ways, but I remember feeling, ‘Please just tell me what to do.’”. Other teachers assign small groups of students to targeted instruction, changing the groups daily, as needed.

SMATH: How to Turn 2 Subjects Into 1 Super-Class

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As educators, we always encourage our students to work together; we promise them two heads are better than one. This allows us to meet as a whole group for a 20-30 minute math and science mini-lesson at the beginning of the period, before dividing the students into small groups for the rest of class. Small group interaction, made easier by smath. The first space is a 50-student “lecture hall” where we hold whole-group mini-lessons, complete with projectors.

Communications Tips for School Leaders

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There are many elements critical to the success of change management initiatives, including those involving blended and personalized learning. Don’t forget the power of small groups and 1:1s when possible. Anthony Kim is the founder & CEO of Education Elements, a education consultancy. Education Technology Professional Development Learning Strategies

How to Create a Vision

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As Education Elements has worked with districts across the country, we’ve found a few simple guidelines can help make the visioning process invigorating and inspiring rather than routine or frustrating. Follow a process and protocols while vision-setting Once the group is gathered, agree to a set of processes and protocols to help guide conversations. There are times when you need to limit the range of ideas and start to find the common ground your group values.

How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

As Education Elements has worked with districts across the country, we’ve found a few simple guidelines can help make the visioning process invigorating and inspiring rather than routine or frustrating. Follow a process and protocols while vision-setting Once the group is gathered, agree to a set of processes and protocols to help guide conversations. There are times when you need to limit the range of ideas and start to find the common ground your group values.

Hack Education Weekly News

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(National) Education Politics. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos launched a “rethink schools” tour. ” “What DeVos Got Wrong in Her Speech on the ’ Dear Colleague’ Letter ,” Scott Schneider writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education. State and Local) Education Politics. ” The center, as the name suggests, does legal work for civil rights and low-income groups. Immigration and Education.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. “To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “A Task Force With Falwell Is Happening, White House Says.” ” Via Buzzfeed : “The Education Department Quietly Invited Anti-LGBT Groups To A Father’s Day Event.” State and Local) Education Politics. ” Education in the Courts.

Saturday is the Online Global Student Conference - "STEM + Entrepreneurship" (plus we make our call for volunteers!)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In 3 years, Evan has spoken to over 75,000 students as a Keynote speaker, working and speaking to groups including United Nations, UNICEF, Student Council, Key Club International, KIWANIS, HOSA, WordLink Peace and Justice, and Millennium Campus Network.

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

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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. In less than two years, between 2015 and 2017, the district paid more than $4.5