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DECEMBER 2017

 
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FEATURED NEWS

 
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Win a Free Trip to The Summit!

The PL Summit Contest is open! Apply now to win a Future Shaper Pass for you and a fellow school or district leader of your choice. Win an opportunity to attend one of the best professional learning conferences for educational leaders in the country.

This contest is for school and district leaders only.

The prize includes roundtrip flights to San Francisco, registration, and 2 nights lodging at the conference hotel for each person. We will also feature your winning blog post on Education Elements’ blog, Bring Your Own Thoughts

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Hurry to Register and Save Your Spot

Tickets are going fast! Last year we sold out and had over 200 people on our waiting list. Register now and join a community of personalized learning practitioners, experts, and enthusiasts to learn from each other, help shape the future of learning together and prepare the students of today for tomorrow.

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Deadline for Summit Facilitator Proposals is December 7th

Interested in facilitating a roundtable at the 2018 Personalized Learning Summit? The deadline for proposals is 12/07/17. Apply below! Need help with your proposal? Check out the Facilitators Application Guide.

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ON OUR MINDS

 

A Beyond Cross-Country Collaboration

Geekie Brazil

We are so excited to announce a partnership with Brazilian company Geekie One, a digital platform that provides personalized educational content using technology and services. Geekie’s founders Claudio Sassaki and Eduardo Bontempo are on a mission to provide a life-changing learning opportunity for Brazil’s students and this partnership will help make it happen. We can't wait to bring stories and ideas from our work in Brazil back to our schools in the U.S.

 

A Celebrity in Our Midst - Congratulations to Superintendent Rich Hughes!

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Central Valley Superintendent Dr. Rich Hughes was named Outstanding Superintendent of the Year by the New York State Association for Computing and Technologies in Education. We first met Rich through the LELA fellowship and have been delighted to continue to support him in designing and implementing personalized learning since then. And we have to agree - he is outstanding!

 

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

 

Coming Soon - Updated Touchpoint Roadmap

In just a few weeks the Education Elements team will release an overhauled roadmap – making it even easier to build out the plan for your initiative and align your team during the work. The Touchpoint Roadmap is the backbone of successful district initiatives. It is a place to capture and visualize key meetings, milestones, actions and resources.  

Conversations with district and school leaders revealed opportunities for making the roadmap feature faster and easier to use. We took their feedback and made a number of improvements. Here is a quick glance at a few of the improvements:

Find key meeting information, resources and actions with one click:

Easily navigate between phases or filter by date range to quickly find past and future touchpoints:

Stay tuned for the release of the new Touchpoint Roadmap! Please send a note to info@edelements.com if you have any questions or would like to learn more about Touchpoint.

 

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Core four of Personalized Learning for parents

Core Four of Personalized Learning FOR PARENTS

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FEATURED BLOGS

 

Want to Build a Successful Curriculum Blueprint? Here's Our Recipe

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By Lindsey Oh
Sometimes I wish I were more like my mom. There are many reasons why, but many times it’s because I wish I were a great cook. I used to watch her in the kitchen just glance at a picture of a dish from a cookbook, then create that without ever having to follow the step-by-step recipe that was next to the picture. It was like watching a magic show.

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Meditations on Thankfulness

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By Amy Jenkins
Lately I have been meditating. It is only somewhat by choice – we are doing a company-wide meditation challenge and I am usually up for competitions, especially when they get me out of my comfort zone. Within the course of a few days of the challenge I discovered that just sitting and breathing doesn’t work for me – I have one of those brains that doesn’t turn off. It is not always full of important things, thoughts range from how to support a certain school to what I should get at the grocery store to if it’s going to be hot or cold tomorrow but you get the point, focus can be a challenge. So I started to do themed meditations and have recently been enjoying seven days of focusing on gratitude. Because while December may be the season of giving, November is the season of being grateful.

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EVENTS WE'RE ATTENDING

 

January 10-12, 2018
DALI
New Orleans, LA

January 23-26, 2018
FETC
Orlando, FL

January 28-31, 2017
TASA Midwinter Conference 
Austin, TX

February 14-18, 2018

AASA NCE 2018
Nashville, TN

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

 
 

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