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The latest on all student-centered models, leadership development, strategic planning, teacher retention, and all things innovation in K-12 education. We answer questions before you think to ask them.

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EE Summit  |  Education Elements  |  Innovative Leadership

PL Summit: Making it Safe to Try

Last week, 225 personalized learning leaders descended on Silicon Valley for the Education Elements PL Summit, which included visits to schools and businesses, and dynamic discussions about personalized learning at the San Jose TECH museum. Keynote speakers and company tours left participants inspired to create school environments where educators take risks and collaborate, and ultimately help today’s kindergarteners grow up ready for team-centric and innovative workplaces of tomorrow.

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Blended Learning  |  Curriculum Strategy & Adoption  |  Education Elements

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Blended Learning  |  Classrooms  |  Curriculum Strategy & Adoption  |  Teachers

5 Tips for Infusing Student Reflection into Blended Classrooms

Schools around the country are leveraging the integration of online digital content and offline curriculum to allow for increased student flexibility over path and pace. However implementing digital content and targeted instruction without structured processes for student reflection can make for hollow implementations. Having completed walkthroughs in hundreds of personalized classrooms nationwide, our consulting team found, yet again, that the most successful personalized classrooms have a culture of student ownership that comes from scaffolded, regular, and supported student reflection.

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Blended Learning  |  Classrooms  |  Competency-Based Education  |  Curriculum Strategy & Adoption  |  Education Elements  |  Personalized Learning  |  Teachers

Reflections on Competency-Based and Blended Learning

Last week, Justin DeLeon and I attended the Competency Based Education Convening in Los Angeles, held by CompetencyWorks, an initiative led by iNacol and MetisNet. The goal of the convening was to bring together technical assistance experts in the field around competency-based education and blended learning to better understand how blended, competency-based programs can facilitate personalized learning (which emphasizes student voice and choice). The technical assistance providers in attendance were comprised of competency-based learning organizations, such as Re-Inventing Schools Coalition (RISC), recent authors of papers on pertinent topics including Liz Glowa and Julia Freeland, in addition to practitioners of competency-based programs like Boston Day and Evening Academy. The group visited USC Hybrid High and further developed practices pitches to superintendents on what ideal steps we would take to achieve a blended, competency-based program to achieve personalization across a set of schools. Over two intense days, we determined a current roadblock to understanding how blended learning could better facilitate competency based learning was the glaring need to clarify for the field how digital content providers’ pedagogy is designed to personalize.

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