Archive for the ‘Top posts for districts/CMOs’ Category

    3 ways district cross-collaboration can support teachers

    October 5, 2018 | by Maeve Murray

    Generally in education, we’ve found that initiatives and solutions can be siloed within one specific district. In a place the size of Rhode Island, it may surprise you that there are 66 individual local education agencies (LEAs), including traditional public districts and charter networks. It’s not uncommon for neighbors to confront the same challenges, with […]

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    Three common misconceptions that thwart school improvement

    October 3, 2018 | by Thomas Arnett

    Misconceptions are dangerous things. They shackle our visions of what’s possible and doom us to consequences we do not expect. For example, a student who believes her genes predetermine her academic abilities may avoid crucial learning experiences that are initially challenging. A student who believes his postgraduation success will flow from his intellectual prowess may […]

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    The key to successful change initiatives? Early adopter teachers

    August 22, 2018 | by Cathy Sanford

    It is 5pm on a Tuesday in April, and Liz has just dropped her daughter off at cheer practice. Instead of heading home to think about dinner, chatting with other moms, or checking her social media accounts, Liz spends the next 95 minutes in a nearby Starbucks completing three playlists for her engineering design class. […]

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    5 Ingredients To Craft A Culture of Innovation

    August 16, 2018 | by Keara Duggan

    As school and school system leaders implement blended and personalized learning, they often look to make a shift, not only to their instructional models, but also to their organizational culture. As a part of an education consulting team, I’m often hired to support schools and districts to make the shift to blended and personalized learning, […]

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    Is Marketing Your School District a Thing? 4 Tips for Storytelling

    August 7, 2018 | by Yosr Najjar

    Stories are all around us. Researchers found that personal stories and gossip make up 65% of our conversation. Some stories are as small as 6 words or 280 characters, and others are the length of a book or a movie. Your best stories are told in multiple lengths and forms. For successful branding, districts need to showcase […]

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    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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