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The Principals' Journey to Personalized Learning

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We are Personalized - This was the number one goal in our new District Strategic Plan. It was not, “We are moving towards personalization”, or “We are learning about personalization”. It was simply WE ARE, and this opened the door to panic and excitement and an immediate call to duty.

Avoid the 49 Degree Rule: 4 Ways to Put People Before Policies

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Sometimes, the really thought-provoking stuff just lands in your lap.or in the seat next to you.

How Do You Shift the Role of the Teacher?

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During the last 100 years in the workforce, we needed farmers and factory workers; which is why our classrooms replicated the workforce, designed to have a teacher at the front of the room and desks in rows.

The Lucky Generation: Why So Sad?

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Never before has a generation had so much and seemingly wanted for so little.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Getting Personal About Competency-Based Education

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When I tell friends and family about the types of projects I’m working on with Education Elements, I throw around terms like “personalized learning” and “competency-based education” like they’re the titles of new Beyoncé albums.

Personalized Learning and the Shift from a Pedagogy of Poverty to a Pedagogy of Plenty

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A few months ago I attended ICLE’s Leadership Academy in Atlanta and heard Dr. Tyrone Howard speak.

How School Leaders Can Empower Every Teacher to Be a Leader on Campus

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Imagine a school in which every classroom you enter, you’ll find curious, joyful students engaged in meaningful learning, and teachers who are responsive to the needs of all learners.

Robots Are Not Taking Over Teachers' Jobs

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There is a scene from the recent Star Trek movie reboot of a young alien named Spock at school. Spock and his classmates each stand in their own semi-circular pod, surrounded by screens while an automated “teacher” prompts them with questions.

Bridging the Gap in Rural Putnam County, Tennessee Through Personalized Learning

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In Putnam County, Tenn.,

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Appreciate Teachers Year-Round by Developing a Culture of Innovation

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It’s that time of year again. Wildflowers are blooming (at least here in Texas!). The sun is setting later. Winter jackets are being retired. The season is changing around us, just as it is in our schools. Around the country, test prep and standardized testing season are in full swing.

Flexible Content & Tools: Part 4 - An Interview With a Design Expert for Google's Education Tools

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Personalized learning represents a shift in how we teach students, a reflection of our changing educational landscape, and an acknowledgement that the world we must prepare our students for is different than the one we grew up in.

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40 Ways to Celebrate Teachers and Impact Teacher Retention

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Do you ever have trouble falling asleep because you can’t stop thinking about what you need to accomplish the next day? Maybe you’re one of those people that has your best ideas for solving a problem while washing your hair?

The Future of Classroom Technology Tools

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Predicting the future of classroom technology trends empowers teachers and school districts to stay at the forefront of “the next big thing” in education.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

How Can Personalized Learning Support Educational Equity?

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A New Way to Think About Innovative School and District Leadership

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What’s the most meaningful thing a district can do to support innovation in its schools? When my colleagues and I at Education Elements work with schools and districts, our approach to innovation and change involves a framework of 25 key factors, all of which are important.

It’s Not About Gaps, It’s about Educator Debts

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I was at a professional learning session about learning design this week when I heard the instructor say something about achievement gaps that stopped me in my mental tracks. The conversation was centered around the constant challenge of growing achievement gaps that school educators face.

Recruit and Retain the Best Teachers by Tapping into Teacher Agency

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Are you a district or campus leader who struggles to find highly qualified or highly talented teachers? Do you find yourself losing out to other districts when it comes to attracting the best and brightest?

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

The “It” Factor with Running Team Meetings

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Think back to a recent meeting you were in when you pondered why you were a part of the conversation.

5 Common Coaching Misconceptions

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“Coaching" means something different to everyone. Many of us have had both positive and negative experiences with coaches in the past, which influences our definition of and expectations from coaching. Becoming an instructional coach is often seen as a natural next step for classroom educators.

Redefining Professional Development: Educators as Leaders and Learners

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It’s mid-May at Baychester Academy, a public elementary school in the Bronx’s District 11. Like all schools across New York City, the school day draws to a close with a ritual exchange: teachers usher students out of classrooms to meet their parents, patiently waiting by the school’s main office.

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

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Personalized Learning. Two words that at the same time inspire hearts and minds, and leave our pragmatic minds wandering.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

5 Ingredients that Spark Joy and Productivity at Work

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I am a newlywed who has just returned from a glorious 2.5-week vacation for my wedding and honeymoon.

Do You Need an Education Consultant?

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“Working with consultants isn’t cheap - how do we know if it’s what we need?” We hear that one a lot as we talk to districts considering whether they should hire a consultant to help them personalize learning in their schools.

Flexible Content & Tools: Part 2 - An Interview With an Instructional Coach at KIPP

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Personalized learning represents a shift in how we teach students, a reflection of our changing educational landscape, and an acknowledgement that the world we must prepare our students for is different than the one we grew up in.

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Don’t Look Now but the 21st Century is Behind You!

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Five years ago, our team partnered with the Economist Group to conduct a study where we asked business and industry leaders around the world, what were the most critical skills they wanted their employees to possess. You could say the results were more validating than surprising.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Casting a Shadow that Creates a Winning District

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Behavior counts. How employees and students are treated and whether they feel respected begins at the top. From their first interactions with employees, students, parents, and the community, superintendents cast their “shadow” onto their district.

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Flexible Content & Tools: Part 1 - An Interview With Newsela’s Chief Content Officer

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Personalized learning represents a shift in how we teach students, a reflection of our changing educational landscape, and an acknowledgement that the world we must prepare our students for is different than the one we grew up in.

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Flexible Content & Tools: Part 3 - An Interview With an Elementary Educator

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Personalized learning represents a shift in how we teach students, a reflection of our changing educational landscape, and an acknowledgement that the world we must prepare our students for is different than the one we grew up in.

The Greatest Challenge to School Innovation

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When school leaders want to bring innovative practices to classrooms, what's the greatest challenge that stands in their way? Lack of funding? Inadequate in-house expertise?

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LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

Leading Blended Learning from the Front Row

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Many people enjoy sitting in the front row while attending a movie they have not seen before. This is exactly how I would describe the experience of leading Blended Learning from the district-level.

Coaching For Innovation: 10 Competencies to Maximize the Impact of a Coach

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“I don’t think I would have made it through that year without her.” “His His support and confidence in me helped me grow and achieve in ways I never had before.” “She She pushed me to change the way I think about my work and my life, and I am a better person for it.”.

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Not So Typical Personalized Learning Predictions for 2019

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Every 4-5 years, I try to pick up a new activity and focus on it until I get to a level of intermediate competency. It started with scuba diving in 2003, snowboarding in 2008, swimming in 2013, and this year was surfing.

Becoming An Innovative Teacher Leader With Innovative Leader Competencies

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In 2018, the Wall Street Journal reported that educators were leaving the teaching profession at the highest rate on record. As teacher protests about fair wages and adequate resources are on the climb, districts aim to staunch the flow of the teaching exodus.

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Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.