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. 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.

Going Back to School to Learn About Blended Learning

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

First, a quick definition: According to the Online Learning Consortium blended learning means “a portion of the traditional face-to-face instruction is replaced by web-based online learning.”. Recently I was invited by the Natick, Mass.

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.

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

The Hechinger Report

With myriad definitions of personalized learning and little agreement on which one is the best, leaders and teachers struggle to know if they are doing personalized learning “right.”. Focusing on these four elements transforms classrooms in a sustainable and measureable way.

#8: 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.

Million-Dollar Advice: The High Cost and Limited Return on Personalized Learning Consulting

Edsurge

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.

The Biggest Challenge to Personalized Learning is Getting Buy-In

Edsurge

There is no single accepted definition, nor is there a single right approach or way to measure its impact. But in a recent study of 450 educators, including district leaders, school leaders, teachers, private businesses and other groups from 46 U.S. Given the variety of definitions of personalized learning, it makes sense that buy-in is a challenge. Amy Jenkins is COO of Education Elements, and Cary Kelly is district development associate of Education Elements.

Framework: Ed Elements on the ‘Core Four’ Foundations of Personalized Learning

Edsurge

The consulting firm Education Elements designated four factors as the keys to successfully integrating a personalized learning model, based on its experience with 100 districts, 300 schools and 300,000 students. Those four elements—flexible content and tools, targeted instruction, data-driven decisions and student reflection and ownership—are the Core Four of Personalized Learning. Educators are encouraged to personalize the program based on their needs and strengths.

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. And there are definitely times when you do not. Kate Schwartz, Director of Professional Learning at MSD Warren, reflected on the process, “Creating a vision will challenge the philosophy of education of most everyone at the table.

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. And there are definitely times when you do not. Kate Schwartz, Director of Professional Learning at MSD Warren, reflected on the process, “Creating a vision will challenge the philosophy of education of most everyone at the table.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

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.

9 of the Most Fabulous Barbie Games (That Aren’t Dolls)

Fractus Learning

If you, like me, have buckled under the pressure to get something Barbie-themed you’ll be pleased to know there are some educational and fun games available, other than the doll. You say ‘Barbie’ I say ‘bane of my existence’!

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

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

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.

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.