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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

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. For some, the model is centered around adaptive technology that students use independently to drive their own learning.

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. Piedmont Elementary in Alabama, we decided to finally try it. Technology was also providing a surplus of real-time data we still weren’t sure how to best use. Some students constructed model airplanes and tested their flights while observing how changing one variable, such as weight, could change the data. .

A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning

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After five years of teaching, most recently as a technology teacher at an elementary school, I was recruited for a role outside of the classroom. Teachers met weekly in content teams to plan curriculum, and on data teams to surface trends in student performance and discuss their implication on instruction. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning StrategiesTaking a position with a title that includes a buzzword is risky—especially in a school.

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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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.

Hack Education Weekly News

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(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.