Why This Brand-New Online Tool Will Help Districts Implement Initiatives More Effectively

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A few months ago Education Elements launched an online tool called Touchpoint. If you’ve ever spent more than 5 minutes digging through your inbox and said something like, “What was the title of the email that had the meeting agenda attached?” Personalized Learning Education K-12 innovationTouchpoint was designed for the districts we support.

Belief—the first key to blended learning success

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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. As we consider how best to scale practices like theirs more broadly across the K–12 education sector, what can we learn from their examples about motivating teachers to embrace change? She then found her sense of efficacy to affect change with the support of consultants from Education Elements.

Personalizing the Station Rotation recipe

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When Education Elements partnered with Bella Romero for the 2015–16 school year, Jones and her cohort of elementary teachers launched blended learning with a uniform approach: a Station Rotation model using the online math curriculum Zearn, the online adaptive reading assessment i-Ready, and the online reading and writing curriculum tool Achieve3000. Education Elements exposed us to a lot of different ways, but I remember feeling, ‘Please just tell me what to do.’”.

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. Throughout the year, we set aside weekly time to meet and develop lessons and hands-on activities. They both worked with Education Elements to make smath a reality. .

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. Think about how to use Twitter, surveys, and town-hall style meetings for your communications. Ask the media to join meetings with your community, capture what is happening in the classroom or interview key stakeholders involved in the work. Anthony Kim is the founder & CEO of Education Elements, a education consultancy.

An Open Letter to Appointed Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos

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My work has exposed me to philanthropy, non-profit policy organizations, public schools, charter networks, and state departments of education where I have seen both success and failure when change was not implemented correctly. Betsy, this is why I am writing to you today, as you embark on your mission to “make American education great again” or, as I believe, prepared for the future. Increasing the pipeline of high quality individuals entering education.