The “It” Factor with Running Team Meetings

Education Elements

Think back to a recent meeting you were in when you pondered why you were a part of the conversation. We have districts this year that have created the “it” factor for running meetings that tap into everyone’s energy in better ways than ever.

How Education Elements Guides Districts in Creating Environments that Personalize Learning

Edsurge

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.

Choose your partners wisely. And treat them well!

Education Elements

This is also the time of year when we at Education Elements focus on our blooming partner catalog - on building relationships with new partners, and cultivating and growing our relationships with old ones. It's spring and flowers aren't the only things blooming.

Not just a visitor: The life of John Chubb

The Christensen Institute

Disrupting Class had come out a few months earlier, and Anthony Kim, then at Edison, invited me to speak to a gathering of educators. The timing of the meeting was note-worthy from my perspective. As a novice in the education world, I was nervous to meet this luminary. Education Blog digital learning Disrupting Class EdisonLearning education Education Elements education reform independent schools John Chubb Liberating Learning NAIS Terry Moe

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.

Five Stories of Transformation from Our Fifth Annual Report

Education Elements

The report marks eight years since Education Elements was founded, and our fifth such report. This week, we released our 2017-2018 Annual Report.

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Focus on School, District and Regional Transformation in Our Fifth Annual Report

Education Elements

The report marks eight years since Education Elements was founded, and our fifth such report. This week, we released our 2017-2018 Annual Report.

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Why This Brand-New Online Tool Will Help Districts Implement Initiatives More Effectively

Education Elements

A few months ago Education Elements launched an online tool called Touchpoint. If you’ve ever spent more than 5 minutes digging through your inbox and said something like, “What was the title of the email that had the meeting agenda attached?” Personalized Learning Education K-12 innovationTouchpoint was designed for the districts we support.

Do Our Students Deserve It?

Education Elements

Working at Education Elements, where we build and support dynamic school systems that meet the needs of every learner, I’m often quick to answer with a resounding, “Yes!”. Do students deserve personalized learning? It’s hard not to. The narrative of personalized learning is compelling. Why wouldn’t students be better served when recognized as individuals with unique needs, talents and perspectives?

Why we love our PD tools

eSchool News

Originally we partnered with Education Elements to provide on-site personalized learning PD and consulting. Education Elements’ leadership PD and consultative approach helped us change the way we run meetings—they’re efficient, more effective, and inclusive of all attendees.

6 lessons our district learned from our move to blended learning

eSchool News

Like other similar districts, we meet our students’ needs through enhancing instruction, building strong relationships between students and their teachers, and creating opportunities for students to take ownership of their learning. That’s why we began working with Education Elements in 2016.

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

The Hechinger Report

Focusing on these four elements transforms classrooms in a sustainable and measureable way. Related: How will the presidential results influence education technology in schools? Teachers use information to identify specific student needs and provide instruction to meet those needs.

3 Takeaways from the Inaugural Digital Learning Annual Conference

Education Superhighway

Thankfully, over the past several years, federal, state and local leaders have worked to tackle the digital divide, which has results in 98 percent of school districts now meeting minimum connectivity goals.

Personalizing the Station Rotation recipe

The Christensen Institute

When Education Elements partnered with Bella Romero for the 2015–16 school year, Jones and her cohort of elementary teachers launched blended learning with a uniform approach: a Station Rotation model using the online math curriculum Zearn, the online adaptive reading assessment i-Ready, and the online reading and writing curriculum tool Achieve3000. Education Elements exposed us to a lot of different ways, but I remember feeling, ‘Please just tell me what to do.’”.

5 edtech tools that take personalized learning to the next level

eSchool News

And while whole-class instruction may meet the needs of some students, more often than not, it leaves out many more students than it helps. Here are five digital resources we use to meet students where they are and take them where they need to go.

Communications Tips for School Leaders

Edsurge

There are many elements critical to the success of change management initiatives, including those involving blended and personalized learning. Think about how to use Twitter, surveys, and town-hall style meetings for your communications. Ask the media to join meetings with your community, capture what is happening in the classroom or interview key stakeholders involved in the work. Anthony Kim is the founder & CEO of Education Elements, a education consultancy.

An Open Letter to Appointed Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos

Edsurge

My work has exposed me to philanthropy, non-profit policy organizations, public schools, charter networks, and state departments of education where I have seen both success and failure when change was not implemented correctly. Betsy, this is why I am writing to you today, as you embark on your mission to “make American education great again” or, as I believe, prepared for the future. Increasing the pipeline of high quality individuals entering education.

A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning

Edsurge

I knew the process of change should involve observing teachers, meeting with instructional coaches and communicating with administrators about what our staff needed and how they were growing. I looked at my schedule for the day—zero meetings. I decided to have one-one-one meetings with the decision-makers at my school. After a few of these meetings, I realized that I had become the “personalized learning guy.”

[Guest Post] The Future of Learning is Now

Education Elements

I was working in the trenches of the most confrontational aspect of education reform, trying to get laws passed to authorize vouchers, charter schools, tax-credits scholarships and education savings accounts. All the while, it was obvious to me that urgent measures had to be taken to radically transform the educational opportunities America’s children had as they entered the 21st century. Personalized Learning Education Leaders

Belief—the first key to blended learning success

The Christensen Institute

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. As we consider how best to scale practices like theirs more broadly across the K–12 education sector, what can we learn from their examples about motivating teachers to embrace change? She then found her sense of efficacy to affect change with the support of consultants from Education Elements.

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.

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.

SMATH: How to Turn 2 Subjects Into 1 Super-Class

Edsurge

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. Throughout the year, we set aside weekly time to meet and develop lessons and hands-on activities. They both worked with Education Elements to make smath a reality. .

Education’s Latest Secret Trend: Networking

Edsurge

It's kind of an irony that schools are in the business of delivering education, but as an entity, schools themselves don't know how to get better. Here’s the one of the biggest quiet buzzwords in education: Networks. They can happen in any community—among educators, among schools or districts themselves and, of course, among students. And so emphasizing learning networks nudges educators to think about learning in different ways. Someone can take over the meeting.

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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.