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

This Is New York, Calling Wyoming

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Guest Blog Post by Wendy Daniels, 4th Grade Teacher at North Evanston Elementary School in Evanston, Wyoming. Students in Wendy Daniels 4th grade blended classroom in Evanston, WY join a virtual pen pal session with 5th grade blended students in Middletown, NY.

Why we love our PD tools

eSchool News

Northwood Elementary School, Napa, Calif. Originally we partnered with Education Elements to provide on-site personalized learning PD and consulting. It also helped us change the way we organize schedules so that leaders and educators alike have more opportunities to collaborate.

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.

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.

Are teachers truly ‘shifting away from the Station Rotation model?’

The Christensen Institute

Late last year, we published a blog post on new evolutions on top of the Station Rotation blended-learning models that we’d been hearing about from educators on our Blended Learning Universe (BLU). Our friends at Education Elements didn’t agree fully with the way we characterized these shifts. Q: We noted that there are educators moving away from the Station Rotation models. Q: As we wrote about, some educators may be tweaking or changing their classroom models.

The secret element in blended learning

The Christensen Institute

Yet the most powerful and important element in blended learning doesn’t have a touch screen, fancy graphics, or artificial intelligence; it isn’t built by engineers or computer scientists; and you can’t buy it online. The most important element in blended learning is one that’s been in classrooms for centuries. That element is teachers. Technology with elementary students – 0.44. The post The secret element in blended learning appeared first on Christensen Institute.

5 edtech tools that take personalized learning to the next level

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In the Putnam County (TN) School System— a rural school district with 23 schools spread across 400 miles—our personalized learning approach has allowed us to reshape education for students on a variety of fronts.

Communications Tips for School Leaders

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There are many elements critical to the success of change management initiatives, including those involving blended and personalized learning. At a minimum you want to consider school leaders, teachers, students and parents but there may be more audiences to think about or more ways to split them up (for example you might want different messages for your secondary vs elementary teachers). Anthony Kim is the founder & CEO of Education Elements, a education consultancy.

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.

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.

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. 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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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. Brandi Todd has been an elementary teacher for sixteen years. They both worked with Education Elements to make smath a reality. . Education Technology School Models Learning Strategies

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

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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.

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. In fall 2016, ASCEND will expand the prototype to the entire elementary school.

‘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.

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. 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 Strategies

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.