Education Elements October 2016 Newsletter
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October 2016 Newsletter

On Our Minds


From Idea to Implementation

In 2015 Superintendent Rich Merlo was among the first 10 leaders selected as part of the Lexington Education Leadership Award Fellowship. During his fellowship Rich and his team created their vision for personalized learning and they are now working at making it happen - starting with their high school. We are so excited to have been part of their journey since the beginning.

Join Us on a #PLRoadtrip

Anyone who works with us has heard us say that personalized learning is a journey and each district goes on its own path. Our Personalized Learning Implementation Framework is often the starting point for the journey — we use it to map out the stops along the way. And this year at the iNACOL Online and Blended Learning Symposium we will showcase the journeys of several districts at Booth 339 as well as in five sessions with 13 different districts! We’d love for you to join us on our #PLRoadtrip. Stop by our booth to chat, see the map, take pics and snag some swag. Looking forward to hearing about the stops you have already made on your journey and talking about what’s next!

Product Spotlight


If Alignment and Clear Priorities are What You Seek, You’ll Like Our New Product

Are you implementing personalized learning? Do you seek alignment, a shareable plan and clear, prioritized actions? Education Elements aims to give you each of these and more through a new web-based experience we call Touchpoint. It complements the on-the-ground support you get from our expert consultants.

Touchpoint is designed for district and school leadership teams. It creates alignment between the central office and schools through a customized and shared visual roadmap. Each stop along your journey outlines critical actions and includes sample artifacts from districts who have “been there before.”

Along the way, Touchpoint captures key milestones, deliverables and decisions — making it easier to onboard new staff members to the work. No more searching around in various emails, documents and websites. Everything you need to support and sustain personalized learning is in one place.

Want to learn more? Send a note to Going to iNACOL? Stop by our booth (#339) to get a sneak peek at the product. 


Partner Spotlight


Math Minds are on the Rise!

Math minds are on the rise with DreamBox Learning®, a math provider which provides a deeply personalized learning experience in Spanish and English that guides and engages students at all levels. What’s the DreamBox difference? The combination of a rigorous K-8 math curriculum and a motivating learning environment that works seamlessly with their Intelligent Adaptive technology. It adapts to provide feedback and scaffolding in the moment of learning and over time. Students develop the strategies, critical thinking skills, deep understanding, and reasoning abilities they need to be successful in life and career.

  • Differentiated Instruction: Instantly create differentiated lessons that align to classroom curriculum with AssignFocus™. Deliver targeted instruction for entire class, small groups, or individual students based on specific needs. Simply choose the math topic, DreamBox delivers the lesson, and teachers get the data needed to tailor instruction in real time.
  • Innovation + Efficacy: DreamBox has 10 years of research-based proven success and over 40 industry awards. A recent study from the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University suggests students using DreamBox Learning Math increased 4 percentile points on NWEA MAP assessments in only 14 hours of usage.
  • Success Stories: DreamBox is on a mission to increase math learning outcomes for all students. Educators across the U.S. and Canada are seeing success, including Anna Wiley, an intervention teacher from Indiana: “DreamBox helps drive our one-on-one instruction so we can focus on kids who have huge gaps in learning. We can see where they need help which makes our intervention more powerful.”



The Positive Power of Personalized Learning

Check out how personalized learning impacted our students, teachers and district leaders!

Places to Meet Up

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