Education Elements April 2017 Newsletter
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April 2017 Newsletter

On Our Minds

This past month has been all about collaboration. We’ve been busy working with great partners, and amazing clients to share the challenges and rewards of creating cultures of innovation in schools across the nation.

The Ultimate Guide to Better Communications

Effective communications is the cornerstone of successful innovation in education, and we’ve partnered with The Learning Accelerator to publish a free personalized learning Communications Guide. Throughout the guide we have included short profiles of districts that have partnered with us and are in various stages of this work. These districts have led the way in communicating their transition to blended and personalized learning.

The Story of New York State

Since 2013, Education Elements has worked in New York to design, implement, and support personalized learning across 16 districts and two BOCES - changing the educational experience for nearly 45,000 students. This month we published profiles of five of those districts that have embraced personalized learning. Great things are happening in New York, and who better to spread the word than the dedicated and courageous district and school leaders who are at the forefront of this movement.

Opportunity to Share Your Thoughts

We invite teachers to participate in a survey of blended-learning teachers being conducted by The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning and Evergreen Education Group. Results, including school and teacher profiles, will be published in a report available in fall 2017 that will be used with policymakers, education advocates, and practitioners.

The survey contains 17 questions that ask about teachers' experiences and opinions, and is designed to be answered in 10 minutes. It can be taken anonymously, although teachers may provide contact information if they are willing to be contacted for any follow-up questions. The survey can be accessed at

Countdown to the PL Summit 

We are incredibly excited to be hosting the 3rd annual Personalized Learning Summit 2017 this May here in San Francisco. There’s an amazing line up of sessions, and keynotes to help you POWER UP your personalized learning skills. Check out these videos of a few superheros you’re sure to meet during the three day event.

Product Spotlight 

Touchpoint is Coming to a Mobile Device Near You

Implementing personalized learning across your district doesn’t stop when you are on the go. You still need to stay on top of your actions, meetings, and have quick access to key resources. That’s why Education Elements is offering our current clients the Touchpoint mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The app will be available on both Google Play and the iTunes App Store by the end of April.

The Touchpoint app makes it quick and easy to be prepared and in-the-know. You can quickly pull up the roadmap to find important meeting information like the time, location and who else is attending. Do you have a few minutes to kill while waiting for an appointment or to pick up your kids? Use the the Touchpoint mobile app to stay productive--review and complete pre-work for your upcoming workshops or complete outstanding actions. The Touchpoint app also gives you access to all project resources and documents.

For a demo of Touchpoint or to learn more about the mobile app send a note to





Partner Spotlight

Achieve3000® – The Leading Literacy Platform for Blended Learning

At Achieve3000, we believe in the promise of every child: that all students can graduate with the skills needed for college and career success, regardless of their socioeconomic background, learning needs or current reading level – even if they are several years behind or significantly below grade level.

Patented Approach to Blended, Differentiated Instruction

Everyday, Achieve3000’s blended learning solutions help more than two million students worldwide to build stronger literacy skills and accelerate toward college and career readiness goals. The key is the world’s only patented approach to online differentiated instruction, which allows Achieve3000 to deliver the same grade-appropriate, state standards-aligned content to every student in a classroom while simultaneously tailoring it at 12 levels in English and 7 in Spanish to reach all students one-on-one, at their individual reading levels. This level of student personalization fits perfectly into any classroom instructional model. At the same time, 24/7 access – anytime, anywhere and on any device, with or without an internet connection – empowers Achieve3000 students to extend learning beyond the school day for more time on task and even greater learning gains.

16 Years of Dramatically Accelerated Learning Gains

More than 16 years of data prove Achieve3000 dramatically accelerates students’ literacy growth, with many students realizing double to nearly quadruple their expected literacy gains in a single school year as well as striking increases in college and career readiness levels. In addition,gold-standard independent research has shown that Achieve3000 helps fuel statistically significant and substantively important learning gains. Visit to learn more. 



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