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 Summit is Bigger and Better than Ever

Education Elements

Four years ago the team at EE had an idea.what if we brought together groups of personalized learning leaders in regional Blended Learning Leadership Academies (BLLA) to help spread innovation and best practices? Personalized Learning Blended Learning Education Education Elements School Districts communications

Five Types of Digital Content Data You Can Use in Personalized Learning Pathways

Education Elements

From the grouping of students, to strategic assignment of content, to keeping track of each student’s personalized learning paths, data is essential for making every decision along the way. Data-driven decision making is a foundation of personalized learning.

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

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.

Virtual School Chat Series Part 4 - 25 things that will make or break the success of your virtual school

Education Elements

Here in part four of my virtual school blog series , I offer 25 things to consider for your virtual program’s success, grouped under 5 main categories: Strategy, Design, Curriculum, Support and Operations. Education Technology Education Elements EdTech Online Learning Online Schools virtual schoolIt’s your goal to make your virtual school program successful. My goal is to help you identify the key factors that can make or break the success of that program.

Constant Learning and Creative Response: Charting the Course in Personalized Learning

Education Elements

At Education Elements we try to walk the walk of personalized learning. We create space for spirited large and small group discussion, and we honor time for quiet individual processing and reflection. We strive to make our workshops interactive, upbeat, and fun. We believe teachers should be designers of their classrooms. We want school teams to build connections at our workshops. We help districts visualize their personalized learning journey.

What to Avoid - and Embrace - in Personalized Learning

Digital Promise

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

What to Avoid – and Embrace – in Personalized Learning

Digital Promise

Amy Jenkins is the Chief Operating Officer at Education Elements. Education Elements is a corporate partner of Digital Promise. Nearly 100 districts, 300 schools, 5,000 teachers and 300,000 students later, the team at Education Elements has used what we’ve learned to identify six things to avoid when designing and implementing personalized learning, as well as four elements every personalized learning environment should include.

3 Takeaways from the Inaugural Digital Learning Annual Conference

Education Superhighway

Over 500 educators, educational technology vendors, and nonprofit leaders convened to share stories and best practices. There is a pervasive fear among educators that fast-paced technology developments like Artificial Intelligence can replace the role of a human teacher.

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.

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 in small groups – 0.21. Small group learning – 0.47. Education Blog

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. A: Shifting from teacher-led whole group instruction is hard. Education Blog

Personalizing the Station Rotation recipe

The Christensen Institute

In these early personalized classes, Jones led with 15 minutes of whole-group instruction and then gave her students differentiated worksheets that broke down tasks by skills and subskills for each proficiency level. Education Elements exposed us to a lot of different ways, but I remember feeling, ‘Please just tell me what to do.’”. Other teachers assign small groups of students to targeted instruction, changing the groups daily, as needed.

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. This led to a diverse group of teachers including an art teacher, a French teacher, some English teachers, science teachers, and math teachers.

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. Data driven decisions: Frequent data collection informs instructional decisions and groupings.

#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. Data driven decisions: Frequent data collection informs instructional decisions and groupings.

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.

The Biggest Challenge to Personalized Learning is Getting Buy-In

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But in a recent study of 450 educators, including district leaders, school leaders, teachers, private businesses and other groups from 46 U.S. To convince an entire organization of the transformative, instructional and mindset shift that personalized learning entails, education leaders need a deep foundational understanding of the district's definition and vision for this work — and a clear plan on how do it. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

Belief—the first key to blended learning success

The Christensen Institute

She thought blended learning made sense for math classes, but that ELA was more centered around reading together, having class discussions, and thinking in groups—activities that she believed wouldn’t work as well in smaller groups. Instead, she dedicated most of their classroom time to collaborating on projects, learning online through content playlists, and meeting with her individually or in small groups. Education Blog Blended learning digital learning Edtech education

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. Don’t forget the power of small groups and 1:1s when possible. Anthony Kim is the founder & CEO of Education Elements, a education consultancy. Education Technology Professional Development Learning Strategies

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. Follow a process and protocols while vision-setting Once the group is gathered, agree to a set of processes and protocols to help guide conversations. There are times when you need to limit the range of ideas and start to find the common ground your group values.

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. This allows us to meet as a whole group for a 20-30 minute math and science mini-lesson at the beginning of the period, before dividing the students into small groups for the rest of class. Small group interaction, made easier by smath. The first space is a 50-student “lecture hall” where we hold whole-group mini-lessons, complete with projectors.

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. Follow a process and protocols while vision-setting Once the group is gathered, agree to a set of processes and protocols to help guide conversations. There are times when you need to limit the range of ideas and start to find the common ground your group values.

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

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.

‘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

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

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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. ” The center, as the name suggests, does legal work for civil rights and low-income groups. Immigration and Education.

Saturday is the Online Global Student Conference - "STEM + Entrepreneurship" (plus we make our call for volunteers!)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In 3 years, Evan has spoken to over 75,000 students as a Keynote speaker, working and speaking to groups including United Nations, UNICEF, Student Council, Key Club International, KIWANIS, HOSA, WordLink Peace and Justice, and Millennium Campus Network.

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. ” Education in the Courts.