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OCTOBER 2017

 
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FEATURED NEWS

 
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Join us for the 4th Annual Personalized Learning Summit in San Francisco, May 2-4, 2018. The premier event for district leaders who are transforming teaching & learning. Save the date!

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Our call for facilitators is now open! Interested in facilitating a group roundtable at the Summit on a topic of your choice? Proposals are due by November 30, 2017.

Facilitator Application

 

ON OUR MINDS

 

Onpoint Personalized Learning Benchmark Score

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The shift to personalized learning can be challenging, with ups and downs along the way. No matter how successful you are as a district, you likely have questions like "Are we doing this right?" "How do we compare to other districts?" and "How do we know if we are spending resources and time in the right areas?"

At Education Elements, we developed Onpoint to answer these questions for districts, at any stage of implementation. Onpoint can help you:

  • Know where to start (or continue!) your work
  • Focus your PL efforts on the most important areas of work
  • Capture what is/is not working in your district
  • Communicate your progress to your staff, board, students, and community

Learn more about what Onpoint is, and how your personalized learning implementation compares to other districts. Request your free Onpoint score!

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Glaciers, Halibut and Personalized Learning. Grab Your Parkas!

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Education Elements began work with Kenai Peninsula Borough School District in May 2017! The district will roll-out personalized learning to its 44 schools and 9,500 students over the next three years. With many components already in place, including a strong blended learning presence, we believe Kenai Peninsula Borough will thrive in the shift to personalized learning. Stay tuned!

 

 

Personalized Learning Challenge Deadline Extended!

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Due to your requests, the deadline for the Personalized Learning Challenge has been extended to October 6, 2017 at 5pm PT. Win free consulting services for your district.

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

 

Use Touchpoint to Manage Your Meetings

It’s always difficult to find time when everyone can meet, and those minutes are precious. Touchpoint, our project management tool, can help you make the most of each meeting through a shared, visual roadmap and clear actions for each phase of work. Touchpoint creates meeting alignment between the district and each school site in 3 steps:

1) Before the meeting

Add the meeting or milestone to the roadmap. When you manage and track your meetings and milestones on the roadmap, it helps to create the alignment needed to make your initiative successful. The roadmap is a shared, visual tool with clear actions for each phase of work.

2) During the meeting

Set the right tone. Reinstate why the team is meeting, review the agenda items, and add any new ones brought up by the team. The feeling of progress helps to keep the team focused on what absolutely needs to get done. Touchpoint makes it easy to end a meeting with defined next steps, deadlines, and individual responsibilities.

3) After the meeting

Complete your actions and check them off. Your team has clear next steps and a quick way to report on them. All they have to do is log in to Touchpoint and check their action items off as they are completed. Is someone falling behind or there's something you need to bring to the team's attention? Use the email feature to message them.

Touchpoint is designed to help structure the flow of your meetings and organize resources. It will save time, keep things organized, and help your team to stay focused.

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RESOURCES

 
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Building Capacity for Personalized Learning and More

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Why the Time is Now, and How To Do It 

Free E-book

 
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Moving Beyond a Simple Definition and Towards a Successful Implementation

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FEATURED BLOGS

 

10 Personalized Learning Superhero Snapshots

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At Education Elements we are incredibly fortunate to work with so many exceptional, passionate, and extraordinarily talented people, including teachers, coaches, principals, and district leaders. These amazing people are going above and beyond to transform education, and are helping to write the future through the success of their students.

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Blended Learning Won’t Work Without a Strong Culture to Support It

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Years ago, Anthony Kim, CEO of Education Elements, remarked to me that “Blended learning accelerates a good culture and makes it great, but it will also accelerate a bad culture and make it terrible.”

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READ MORE ON OUR BLOG
 

EVENTS WE'RE ATTENDING

 

October 6-8, 2017
TASA/TASB Conference
Dallas, TX

October 2-4, 2017
DALI
Bonita Springs, FL

October 18-20, 2017
DALI 
Newport, RI

October 23-25, 2017
iNACOL
Orlando, FL

Want to meet up at an event? Email ben@edelements.com 

 
 

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT US

 

How an Anti-Tech Teacher Learned To Stop Worrying and Embrace Edtech (Putnum County School System, Cookeville, Tennessee)

EdTech Doesn’t Have to Create a Digital Divide
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KSDE Staff Members Begin Visiting Mercury 7 Districts (Uinta County School District #1, Evanston, Wyoming)

Personalized Learning Model Grabs Out Of State Attention (Uinta County School District #1, Evanston, Wyoming)

MSD Warren Superintendent is a Panel Judge for the Personalized Learning Challenge (MSD Warren Township, Indianapolis, Indiana)

Why Personalize: Teaching and Learning in Warren Township, Indiana (MSD Warren Township, Indianapolis, Indiana)

Johnson: The Pizza Rule and Other Tips for Making Effective, Long-Lasting Changes in Your School (Education Elements)

New Study Points to Benefits of Personalized Learning (Education Elements)

Impact Report: Building Capacity for Personalized Learning and More (Education Elements)

A Study of 36,000 Students Just Backed Bill Gates' Favorite Style of Education (Education Elements)

Report: More Students Hit NWEA Reading and Math Targets Through Personalized Learning (Education Elements)

New Advances in Measuring Social-emotional Learning (Education Elements)

Districts with Personalized Learning See as Many as 20% More Students Hit NWEA Growth Targets Compared to 2014 (Education Elements)

UAE Tech Firm Alef Launches Schools AI Initiative (Education Elements)

First-year PEAKS Results Show Peninsula Students Ahead of State (Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Kenai, Alaska)

Top 6 PBL News Stories (Education Elements)

Series Guides District Leaders Through the cChallenging Process of Selecting a Curriculum (Education Elements)

Why Communication is Critical for Personalized Learning Success (Yuma Elementary SD One, Yuma, Arizona)

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