What We Believe In at Education Elements

Education Elements

The end of one year and the beginning of a new year is frequently a time of reflection and introspection, writing lists, and making resolutions. Personalized Learning School Districts Leaders

What We Talked About in 2018 - The Top 10 Blog Posts from Education Elements

Education Elements

Here at the Bring Your Own Thoughts blog, it’s always been our goal to create space for a wide range of perspectives and experiences so that as many educators as possible can find content which is useful and relatable to their own challenges and goals.

7 Things We're Grateful For at Education Elements

Education Elements

I recently read Chip and Dan Heath’s new book, The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact and was struck by the impact that expressing gratitude and appreciation has on both the receiver of the message, as well as on the giver.

Seven Things Education Elements Does to Support School Districts

Education Elements

One of the most common questions I answer about Education Elements is, “So what do you guys do?” Personalized Learning Competency-Based Education School Districts ClassroomsIf we have an elevator ride that goes to, say, the top of the world’s tallest building, I can give a fairly satisfying and comprehensive answer.

Education Elements’ Responsive Playbook: How We Built a Thriving, Learning Organization

Education Elements

As an education consulting organization we work with hundreds of schools and districts to improve the way teaching, learning, work, and collaboration happen.

PL Summit 2018: 3 Days of Shaping the Future of Education

Education Elements

It is hard to make something better each year and yet, somehow, as I reflect on the Education Elements Personalized Learning Summit 2018 , it feels like we have done it. It’s five days since the Summit ended and I am still energized by the energy and passion of every one of the 750 people who attended. I am still excited about the ideas I heard and looking forward to talking more to the people I met. I am still amazed that we pulled it off.

A Journey to Understand and Implement Personalized Learning

Education Elements

It is where I first met Anthony Kim and became aware of Education Elements. Several years ago, I was selected by the Lexington Institute for their initial leadership cohort, which focused on the implementation of personalized learning.

Five Stories of Transformation from Our Fifth Annual Report

Education Elements

The report marks eight years since Education Elements was founded, and our fifth such report. This week, we released our 2017-2018 Annual Report.

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The Core Four Continuum - a New Framework for Personalized Learning Implementation

Education Elements

Since 2010 Education Elements has supported more than 150 districts, 600 schools, and 550,000 students with personalized learning implementations. Through our work with schools and districts across the country, we established the Core Four of Personalized Learning : four key elements that we believe ensure that personalized learning is implemented with high fidelity and success.

Flexible Seating in Personalized Learning

Education Elements

That decision turned out to be one of the best I’ve made in my sixteen years as an educator. Under the guidance of and support from Kelly Freiheit at Education Elements, my traditional third grade classroom has evolved into a personalized learning classroom that has changed the way my students learn. It was about a year ago that I took the plunge and implemented personalized learning in my classroom.

Five Stories of Transformation from Our Fifth Annual Report

Education Elements

The report marks eight years since Education Elements was founded, and our fifth such report. This week, we released our 2017-2018 Annual Report.

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Focus on School, District and Regional Transformation in Our Fifth Annual Report

Education Elements

The report marks eight years since Education Elements was founded, and our fifth such report. This week, we released our 2017-2018 Annual Report.

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How Might Schools Quantify “Personalized Learning”?

Education Elements

Measuring your personalized learning journey is now easier than ever with the new Kiddom + Education Elements partnership. Personalized learning is a buzz phrase we hear often in education.

Lessons Learned: One Company’s Journey to Becoming a More Responsive Organization

Education Elements

So three years ago I decided I needed a new approach to how I organized our team and approach at Education Elements , the education consulting company I founded in 2010. I have led several companies but the workplace and teams today are uniquely more interconnected than they were in past organizations. Leaders

Vote for Digital Promise’s SXSW and SXSW EDU 2018 Session Ideas

Digital Promise

Every day at Digital Promise, we work with leading educators, researchers, and developers across the country to help close the Digital Learning Gap and improve learning for all. Through this work, we see powerful examples of innovation across education — from students creating their own virtual reality (VR) films, to researchers working with technology developers to improve edtech efficacy, to educators rethinking their own professional development with the use of micro-credentials.

7 Steps to Improving Student Attendance

Education Elements

According to the US Department of Education , over six million students (14% of the population, or about one in seven students) missed 15 or more days of school in a recent school year. In Education Elements’ new infographic , we compiled seven steps to improving school attendance. And the results on student achievement and future career opportunities are devastating. What are school districts doing to improve student attendance?

Elements of Change Podcast: A New Way to Hear From Education Leaders

Education Elements

The Education Elements team logs thousands of hours on the road through snow storms and hurricanes, mechanical issues, and flight delays. We travel across the country (and around the world) to work with amazing school and district leaders. Because of our nomadic lifestyle, we get a lot of questions. How many rewards points do you have?” “How How do you stay fit?” And the dreaded, “Do you know what time zone you’re in?”. Personalized Learning Leaders School Districts

How to Assess Your District's Personalized Learning Implementation

Education Elements

Parents are asking for evidence that these new strategies are improving their child’s education. The Education Elements team hears these questions a lot, so we shared our thoughts in the blog post, “ Charting Your Personalized Learning Course.” The board wants proof that personalized learning is having a positive impact in your district. How do you respond?

Tell More Stories: Learnings from the PL Summit

Education Elements

Stories compel us: Last week Education Elements hosted our 4th national Personalized Learning Summit. The event included more than 750 leaders from schools and districts across the country. Our opening session featured George Couros, author of The Innovator's Mindset. His sixty-minute keynote was jam-packed with ideas and inspiration, but one idea stood out to me the most: we need to get better at telling stories. Personalized Learning

Bringing Vision Into Focus: Georgia’s Journey to a Statewide Vision of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

If you are anything like the educators and leaders in the schools and districts we at iTeach support, you are already a ‘believer’ in the promise of a learning experience that is personalized. You might even have your own working definition for what it looks like in your instance, and that definition may well be informed by the good work of organizations like Education Elements, iNACOL, Learning Accelerator, and other thought leaders. Personalized Learning.

The secret element in blended learning

The Christensen Institute

Yet the most powerful and important element in blended learning doesn’t have a touch screen, fancy graphics, or artificial intelligence; it isn’t built by engineers or computer scientists; and you can’t buy it online. The most important element in blended learning is one that’s been in classrooms for centuries. That element is teachers. Even against the best #edtech, teachers still stand as more important than any other element of #BL Click To Tweet. Education Blog

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. That uncertainty is causing some educators—the ones with funding—to turn to high-priced consultants for answers.

5 edtech tools that take personalized learning to the next level

eSchool News

In the Putnam County (TN) School System— a rural school district with 23 schools spread across 400 miles—our personalized learning approach has allowed us to reshape education for students on a variety of fronts.

#8: 7 tips to better define personalized learning

eSchool News

Happy holidays, and thank you for tuning into our 2018 countdown!]. Personalized learning is a pretty well-known term, but educators have different definitions for personalized learning, making for a sometimes-confusing approach to its implementation.

Education’s Latest Secret Trend: Networking

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It's kind of an irony that schools are in the business of delivering education, but as an entity, schools themselves don't know how to get better. Here’s the one of the biggest quiet buzzwords in education: Networks. They can happen in any community—among educators, among schools or districts themselves and, of course, among students. And so emphasizing learning networks nudges educators to think about learning in different ways.

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2017: An Extraordinary Year in Review

Education Elements

As we prepare to transition to 2018, it’s a great time to take a step back, reflect on the year, and express our sincere gratitude. This year has been a meaningful one for Education Elements; we have expanded our reach, developed new offerings, and, most importantly, learned so much from working alongside passionate educators and students.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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.

7 tips to better define personalized learning

eSchool News

Personalized learning is a pretty well-known term, but educators have different definitions for personalized learning, making for a sometimes-confusing approach to its implementation.

A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning

Edsurge

I also worked with Education Elements to build out a personalized learning implementation plan, and with the Learn Platform to develop a process to assess the efficacy of our blended learning programs. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning StrategiesTaking a position with a title that includes a buzzword is risky—especially in a school. It’s not just because the buzzword could go out of style next year.

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. Immigration and Education. Education in the Courts. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ U. ” asks Education Week.