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JANUARY 2020

 
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FEATURED FOR YOU

 
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Have You Registered for the Education Elements Summit 2020?

Join us in Austin for design challenges, insightful breakout sessions, and keynotes including Elena Aguilar of Bright Morning Consulting and Adolph Brown of Leadership & Learning Institute.

Prices go up next week, so register today!

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ON OUR MINDS

 

How Successful Districts Continue to Navigate and Grow

How Successful Districts Continue to Navigate and Grow Blog Header-1Mason City Schools’ leaders and their teams use a unique process to measure success for the district, and it has brought critical but beneficial change.

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Slowing Down Before Going Fast In Forest Hills School District

Slowing Down Before Going Fast in Forest Hills School District Blog Header-1Forest Hills School District in Cincinnati, Ohio is strategically slowing down before speeding up to go far in implementing and scaling personalized learning.

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A PERSPECTIVE

 

From: The Decade for Innovation in Education
By Anthony Kim

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What is the definition of innovation? It turns out that most people can’t agree. I’m not surprised! It’s one of those words we use so much, but we rarely pause to think about what it really means. Now that I’ve read over 100 different definitions of “innovation,” I’m going to lean on this one: 

“Creativity is thinking of something new. Innovation is the implementation of something new.” - Paul Sloane

Why did I decide to go with this definition? I like this concept of separating out thinking of an idea vs. implementing an idea. I’m going to go even further by saying that for me, an innovation is not an innovation if a) people don’t know about it, and b) it doesn’t change how people act or think. That’s right, you aren’t innovating if you just come up with an idea, you have to go about implementing it, and the innovation has to change the way others think or do things.

Innovation = idea + implementation + change

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RESOURCES

 
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Strategic Planning Stakeholder Engagement Guide

As you begin a new initiative or initiate your strategic planning process, it is essential to engage your community intentionally to glean their priorities, pain points, and questions. Check out this guide for PreK-12 district leaders who are beginning a new initiative or initiating their strategic planning process.

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EVENTS WE'RE HOSTING

 

JANUARY

  • The National Academy for Personalized Learning at Dallas ISD

    • Together, Google for Education Texas, Education Elements, and Dallas ISD are hosting The National Academy for Personalized Learning in Dallas, Texas.

      The National Academy for PL is a one-day event of professional development, designed for district leaders at all stages of their personalized learning implementation. For district leaders just starting their journey, the academy will give them clarity on priorities. For district leaders who have been moving towards personalized learning for several years, the academy will provide guidance around what to do next.

    • March 9th
    • Dallas ISD, Texas

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WE'RE HIRING!

 

A career at Education Elements is unlike any other. It’s not just what we do, it’s who we are and how we do it that makes this place so unique. We come to work every day because we love what we do. You can love your job too.

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  • Design Principal (2 Locations)
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  • Marketing Project Manager (San Carlos, CA) 
  • Controller (Washington D.C.) 
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