How Education Elements Guides Districts in Creating Environments that Personalize Learning

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This profile is the second in a series from the EdSurge Research team, which has spent the past six months studying the market of service providers that support schools through the redesign process. 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. Education Technology

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.

Personalized learning can be a tool for equity or a barrier to it

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Higher Education.

4 Powerful Game Mechanics Driving Higher Achievement in Math

MIND Research Institute

A study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that access to computers and other digital devices had no impact on students’ proficiency in reading, math, and science. Other studies on various education technology programs show varying amounts of impact.

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. Even against the best #edtech, teachers still stand as more important than any other element of #BL Click To Tweet. Education Blog

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.’”.

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

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

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. But follow-up studies showed a bigger problem. If the history of education has taught us anything, it is that education is a human process.

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Belief—the first key to blended learning success

The Christensen Institute

In our recent case study, “ Blended (r)evolution ,” my colleagues Clifford Maxwell and Jenny White document how Mattivi and four other teachers’ in Greeley and Washington, D.C. 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.

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.

How Mastery Design Collaborative Helps Schools Redesign their Models to Personalize Learning

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This profile is the third in a series from the EdSurge Research team, which has spent the past six months studying the market of service providers that support schools through the redesign process. Prior to launching the nonprofit organization, both co-founders worked together at Education Elements , consulting with districts around designing and implementing blended learning models. Education Technology

Education’s Latest Secret Trend: Networking

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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.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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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. Immigration and Education. Education in the Courts. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ U. ” asks Education Week.

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.