How Education Elements Guides Districts in Creating Environments that Personalize Learning

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Education Elements provides support for schools and districts as they transform their school models to personalize learning. Kim had previously been an Executive Vice President at Edison Learning, a for-profit education management organization. He founded Education Elements to meet that need. Who They Work With Education Elements typically works with district and school leaders to redesign school models in cohorts or across entire districts.

Personalized Learning Journey Begins with a Vision

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Students engage in selecting their pathway for learning, collaborating, questioning, and self-assessing all day long. Personalized Learning Blended Learning Education Education Elements School Districts communicationsHave you ever stopped and looked around your school, your classroom, and asked yourself: “How did this all happen? Where did it all begin? How did we get to this point? When did the transformation occur?”.

How to Assess Your District's Personalized Learning Implementation

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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?

New resource: Personalized Learning Playbook

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Education Elements, an education consulting company, is one of the pioneers in blended learning. It directs educators and schools leaders to focus not on technology, but on the creation of student learning experiences that engage students and honor their individual needs and interests. The book also does a nice job articulating the point that technology has its limitations and that, contrary to the worries of some educators, technology is not a replacement of teachers.

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

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Summer Cox is an exceptional student education coordinator at Henry County Public Schools in Georgia. That’s given Cox a front seat to a new movement in education, which calls for recreating classrooms in a manner that supports learning for each child. In some ways, personalized learning is catching up to what special education advocates have long believed. As Cox explained: It’s my opinion as a special educator that not all students are the same.

What to Avoid - and Embrace - in Personalized Learning

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Amy Jenkins is the Chief Operating Officer at Education Elements. Education Elements is a corporate partner of Digital Promise. Four Elements to Include.

Framework: Ed Elements Provides Model, Plan, Hand-holding

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Separate from its Playbook that helps define a vision, Education Elements , a consulting firm, helps schools and districts design next-generation teaching and learning models. Using the Instructional Model Design , the Ed Elements team brings deep expertise, examples from other districts, and design-thinking processes to help schools create their unique designs. Download and examine Ed Elements’ three models for elementary schools and its three models for secondary schools.

Why we love our PD tools

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Originally we partnered with Education Elements to provide on-site personalized learning PD and consulting. Education Elements’ leadership PD and consultative approach helped us change the way we run meetings—they’re efficient, more effective, and inclusive of all attendees.

Learn how these model districts implemented personalized learning

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Personalized learning, competency-based learning and dynamic organizational design have shown promising results in school districts across the nation, according to a new report from Education Elements.

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

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Focusing on these four elements transforms classrooms in a sustainable and measureable way. Related: How will the presidential results influence education technology in schools? The final element is data driven decisions that inform instructional decisions and groupings.

6 lessons our district learned from our move to blended learning

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That’s why we began working with Education Elements in 2016. Many teachers were focused on end-of-year assessment scores and how they would be evaluated based on those scores.

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.’”.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

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Educational technology (edtech for short) can play a significant role in mitigating and solving this growing dilemma. Many school districts -- including mine in Middletown, NY-- are leveraging the power of technology with adaptive assessments and instructional software. 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.

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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. The data from our NWEA benchmark assessments from the 2015-2016 school year showed that our students made significant growth in math, and our state standardized assessment results also showed significant improvement from the previous year's scores. They both worked with Education Elements to make smath a reality. .

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

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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. "This is what education is going to look like.

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

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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. Working with Education Elements, a consulting group, the district identified seven tenets of personalized learning : varied strategies, direct just-in-time instruction, choice and voice, mastery based assessment, choice for demonstrating learning, flexible pacing, and co-plan learning.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

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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. “This is what education is going to look like.

A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning

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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.

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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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.

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.