It’s that time of year again! Time for long days, relaxing nights.... and summer reading.
Our team at Education Elements loves a good read, but like many of you, it can be difficult to stay on top of it during the school year. Summer’s the perfect time to catch up on blogs or books we just haven’t had a chance to get around to reading.
Here are a few education reads we’re excited about the summer -- many with implications for personalized learning!
1. Personalized Learning Playbook[Handbook] Shameless plug for our CEO Anthony’s playbook. Quick, practical read for educators who want guidance on how to personalize learning. We think it’s pretty great.
2. Go Blended! [Handbook] Another practical implementation guide from our friends at Aspire Public Schools. Great for educators interested in getting blended learning off the ground.
3. Blend My Learning[Blog] - Honest and inspiring reflections from a community of blended learning educators.
6. Thinking Fast and Slow[Book] This New York Times bestseller explores the two cognitive systems that drive our decision-making.
7. EdSurge[Blog] While EdSurge hits our inboxes every Wednesday and Thursday (different editions, both great content), we don’t always give it the thorough read this meaty digest deserves. We’re vowing to stay on top of our EdTech trends this summer.
9. Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis[Book] The author of Bowling Alone interweaves personal stories and research to examine why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility.
The Personalized Learning Playbook is available on Blurb , on Amazon, and also for free on our website.
About Janice Vargo
Janice is an Associate Partner on the Design and Implementation Team at Education Elements. She has supported a diverse group of districts in their personalized learning journey. Prior to Education Elements, Janice was a Senior Consultant for UPD Consulting where she supported state education agencies, K-12 school districts, and nonprofits on a variety of policy and technology projects. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame.