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Collin Thompson

Collin Thompson is Design Principal. Prior to joining Education Elements, Collin worked as a teacher, Dean, and Assistant Principal at schools in San Jose, California and New York City. Prior to his career in education, he worked in politics and non-profits, including co-founding an NGO in Tanzania, East Africa that supports women living with HIV/AIDS. At Education Elements, Collin has supported schools over a dozen school districts in numerous states, focused primarily on strategic planning, strategic implementation, and Personalized Learning. Collin holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an Ed.M. in Digital Learning and Educational Technology from Johns Hopkins University. Collin is passionate about education equity. He is also serious about the New York Times, ice cream, Elton John, and his Labrador.

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How Student Centered Learning Supports Learning Loss Recovery Efforts

More than three years after the onset of the global COVID-19 health pandemic, researchers are only beginning to scratch the surface of understanding how acute the long-term effects of the shuttering of schools and a shift to virtual and hybrid learning environments are having on students. Recent data suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic halted more than two decades of momentum in math and reading achievements. Another nationwide survey indicates that K-12 reading skills across the country have dropped to a thirty-year low on average. Educational inequalities were also exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among students with limited access to financial, social, health, and technology resources, many of whom were already struggling academically before the pandemic. One effective method for combating learning loss created by the COVID-19 pandemic is for teachers to implement Personalized Learning in their schools and classrooms.

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