Since 2010, we've worked with more than 750 schools and 140 districts across the nation to personalize learning. We are so grateful to have the chance to work with so many districts and look forward to many years of working with many more. Throughout our work implementing personalized learning, we’ve worked with a wide array of districts and schools. Each district has their own unique strengths, challenges, and goals, but they all share a common commitment to personalize learning for every student.
We are immensely proud of two of our earliest districts, Enlarged City School District of Middletown, NY, and Horry County Schools, SC. These two districts are pioneers in personalized learning. Both Middletown and Horry started their journey more than five years ago. We’re so pleased to share on their behalf that for the fifth year in a row, more students in the Enlarged City School District of Middletown, NY, and Horry County Schools, SC, are meeting or exceeding nationally normed growth targets, and both districts have shown the cumulative benefits of consecutive years of personalized instruction.
Check out some of our district stories below:
Despite outperforming most districts in the state, Horry County Schools (HCS) realized they could do more to raise academic achievement for all students. We started our work with HCS by developing a personalized learning instructional model and support plan for one pilot middle school. That led to creating a strategy and supporting the design, implementation, and rollout of PL across the district. Watch their story.
Although small for a city district, the majority of students come from poverty and Middletown wanted to close the achievement gap between white and minority students, as well as lower their dropout rate. Education Elements started working with them in 2013, and over five years, we have transformed the district together. Discover their story.
In addition to Horry and Middletown, who have been among our first PL adopters, you will find below a shortlist of some of the districts we work with that are implementing personalized learning and have much to teach others. We are excited to share their stories on behalf of all the teachers, principals, coaches, and district leaders:
Despite facing the unique challenges of being an isolated, rural community, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District in Alaska committed themselves to bridge the gap for their students. Education Elements worked with the district to win community support, empower teachers, and prepare students for 21st-century technology and careers. Check out their case study.
As the 15th largest district in the country, Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) was faced with keeping up with the demands of a rapidly growing population. WCPSS worked with Education Elements to design a new “personalized learning school” from the ground up, with a fresh approach to traditional structures and processes along the way. Watch their story.
The Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES is a unique model in which many school districts work with both Education Elements and each other to rethink their instructional models while meeting the varying needs of each district. The districts demonstrated a high level of cross-collaboration, combined with direct support from Education Elements, to revitalize teaching and learning. Check out their story.
Hartford Public Schools in Connecticut knew that the primary roadblock to their students’ success was a high poverty rate and large opportunity gap. The district worked with Education Elements to introduce blended learning into their high schools, which provide targeted career preparation and opportunities and focused on professional development for teachers. See the whole case study.
Loudoun County Public Schools is determined to prepare students to be successful in a global work environment. Through supporting them in aligning project-based learning and personalized learning, and developing a strategy for OER, we are helping them get students ready for the future. Watch their story.
Racine Unified School District was experiencing declining enrollment, especially at the middle school level, due to economic conditions and state policies which allow students to transfer in and out of districts. Education Elements worked with the five middle schools to turn them into places where parents and families are confident their students are central to the learning environment. See their story.
In 2014, Uinta County School District #1 knew that they wanted to do more to support student-centered learning but did not know where to start. Since then we have worked with them to support school teams as they design classrooms where the experience is personalized for every student. See the whole case study.
Warren knew they were not getting a return on investment from their technology. Education Elements helped them to reset and focus on their vision of personalized learning to then leverage their devices effectively. Discover their story.
Syracuse wanted to improve student achievement and engagement along with supporting social-emotional learning. Education Elements helped them to align their initiatives, anchor on personalized learning, and create classrooms where students have all of the support they need to succeed. Watch their story.
Fulton had a vision for personalized learning but needed help to implement it. Over two years, Education Elements supported 95 schools in designing and implementing new personalized learning instructional models. See the whole case study.
When Yuma decided to implement personalized learning, they decided to go big and launched in all 17 schools in their district at the same time. With our support, they designed and implemented personalized learning successfully in all their schools, with an eye on continuous improvement and a passion for doing what is best for every student in their district. See their story.