Archive for the ‘Personalized Learning’ Category

    How to rethink district roles to support blended and personalized learning

    June 26, 2018 | by Keara Duggan

    At Education Elements, we’re really lucky to support the design and implementation of blended and personalized learning across more than 700 schools and districts around the country. In this work, we’re often asked, “How do we set up teams to build our internal capacity and support the implementation, scale, and deepening of blended and personalized […]

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    A new approach to personalized learning reveals 3 valuable teaching insights

    May 31, 2018 | by Thomas Arnett

    Personalized learning’s rationale has strong intuitive appeal: We can all remember feeling bored, confused, frustrated, or lost in school when our classes didn’t spark our interests or address our learning needs. But an intuitive rationale doesn’t clearly translate to effective practice. For personalized learning to actually move the needle on improving student experiences and elevating […]

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    Failing forward: Why twists and turns toward learning transformations are valuable

    May 25, 2018 | by Jenny White

    Last month, the Christensen Institute co-hosted the annual Blended and Personalized Learning Conference with the Highlander Institute and The Learning Accelerator in Providence, Rhode Island. Prior to the main conference, we held a 2-day Advanced Practitioner Summit during which on-the-ground experts joined in discussions around problems of practice and emerging tactics to solve for them. One highlight among those conversations was […]

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    Research roundup: 4 new reports on what’s working for blended-learning practitioners

    May 3, 2018 | by Luis Flores

    At the start of the year, we published a blog post on interesting research from 2017 related to innovative approaches to school design. Even though we aren’t even half-way through 2018, there are already several insightful reports on blended and personalized learning from this year that are worth highlighting. These reports examined various tools and approaches to […]

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    Ask the experts: Crowdsourced solutions to 4 problems of blended practice

    April 18, 2018 | by Jenny White

    Earlier this month, the Christensen Institute, Highlander Institute, and The Learning Accelerator welcomed over 100 advanced blended- and personalized-learning practitioners to Providence, Rhode Island as part of a two-day meeting-of-the-minds leading up to the 2018 Blended and Personalized Learning Conference. Part of the event featured peer-focused consultancies, in which one or two leaders presented a […]

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    Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

    March 16, 2018 | by Thomas Arnett and Luis Flores

    Through our research over the past few years, we’ve seen schools around the world adopt technology to amplify the impact of teachers and make learning more student-centered. And, while technology is a powerful learning resource, it’s not the only lever for helping students succeed. Increasingly, we also see schools experimenting with staffing arrangements—essentially, how adults […]

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