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. We are constantly seeking new learnings and ways of improving the way work happens at our company.

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. The company got its start in late 2010, spurred by founder Anthony Kim’s work with KIPP Empower , an elementary charter school in Los Angeles. 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. Education Technolog

PL Summit: Making it Safe to Try

Education Elements

Last week, 225 personalized learning leaders descended on Silicon Valley for the Education Elements PL Summit, which included visits to schools and businesses, and dynamic discussions about personalized learning at the San Jose TECH museum.

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

Education Elements

I have led several companies but the workplace and teams today are uniquely more interconnected than they were in past organizations. 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.

Meditations on Thankfulness

Education Elements

It is only somewhat by choice – we are doing a company-wide meditation challenge and I am usually up for competitions, especially when they get me out of my comfort zone. Education Elements LeadersLately I have been meditating. Within the course of a few days of the challenge I discovered that just sitting and breathing doesn’t work for me – I have one of those brains that doesn’t turn off.

New resource: Personalized Learning Playbook

The Christensen Institute

Education Elements, an education consulting company, is one of the pioneers in blended learning. Given the company’s vast experience and impressive results , it was exciting to read CEO and Founder Anthony Kim’s new book, Personalized Learning Playbook. 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.

2017 Predictions for American Education

Education Elements

Before we get too far into 2017 I like to reflect on what has been and make predictions for what the year ahead will mean for education. As a company, I can say that Education Elements will be changing the way we think about our partnerships and what these districts really value from our relationship. Outside of changes to our company, I predict 2017 will bring five major changes to education as a whole.

Going Back to School to Learn About Blended Learning

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

As an online learning tool, Listen Current fits well into blended learning, but I wanted to learn more about how schools are adopting it and how we as a company can be more attractive to schools using blended learning. This is where new ed-tech companies can come into the picture.

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.

In the marketplace: Measuring student progress, new digital solutions, personalized learning, and more

eSchool News

Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

Educational technology (edtech for short) can play a significant role in mitigating and solving this growing dilemma. 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. If the history of education has taught us anything, it is that education is a human process.

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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. Go with your gut and make your words pop Too often, vision-setting can fall prey to the language of “education strate-gese,” that stock of familiar words and phrases that get you comfortably out of a conversation and keep heads nodding (e.g. “we

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. Go with your gut and make your words pop Too often, vision-setting can fall prey to the language of “education strate-gese,” that stock of familiar words and phrases that get you comfortably out of a conversation and keep heads nodding (e.g. “we

How Mastery Design Collaborative Helps Schools Redesign their Models to Personalize Learning

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Prior to launching the nonprofit organization, both co-founders worked together at Education Elements , consulting with districts around designing and implementing blended learning models. Bolar brings consulting experience from Deloitte and has educational roots from his role as a program director for Teach for America as well as his work as an eighth grade algebra teacher in Compton, CA. Education Technology

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.

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. ” Immigration and Education.