SAN CARLOS, Calif., Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of this year's iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium in San Antonio, Texas, Education Elements will unveil its new tool designed to support districts managing personalized learning initiatives, in addition to facilitating six workshops alongside districts from across the country, at an invitation-only launch party this evening.
Touchpoint complements the consulting services Education Elements currently provides partnering school districts, and helps to simplify communications and aggregate resources. Through work with over 100 districts, alignment across teams and schools has been identified as a key challenge for district leaders throughout the implementation of personalized learning. Touchpoint was developed as a preemptive solution for potential disconnects, because Education Elements believes that for change to be successful, everyone needs to be aligned. Touchpoint provides one single source with all the information, resources, and timelines districts need to manage the many moving parts of big system-wide change. Designed to help leaders map and track progress, Touchpoint supports school teams as they design experiences that meet the needs of students and allows district teams to easily onboard new waves of school and staff to the initiative.
"Leaders who are making significant changes in their districts need tools to make the process effortless, not more complicated," said Anthony Kim, CEO and Founder of Education Elements. "We designed Touchpoint to make it easy to track progress, access resources, align teams, and keep projects on track. We recognize that there is a need not only for districts right now, but also as they add new team members in the future."
In addition to officially launching Touchpoint, Education Elements will also lead sessions with school district leaders focused on a variety of personalized learning topics including:
Wednesday, October 26th
- 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Room 301B
Personalized Learning Take Two: How What I Learned the First Time Will Make It Even Better This Time
Leaders from Spring Branch ISD in TX and Loudon County Schools in VA discuss why they decided to do personalized learning not once, but twice, based on results they saw in their first districts.
Thursday, October 27th
- 10 AM – 12:15 PM Room 214A
Your How-To Guide for a Successful and Smart Virtual School
This interactive workshop will show participants a virtual schools implementation framework and learn about the key elements for a virtual school that enable success.
- 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Room 302A
How to Make Personalized Learning Stick: Communicating Your PL Vision and Plan Effectively
District leaders from Yuma, AZ, Warren, IN, Horry County, SC, Fulton County, GA and Education Elements moderators Amy Paschal and Keara Duggan, will discuss of three districts: one focused on mass media (billboards, radio ads), one focused on social media (Twitter) and one which focused on the school-level community.
- 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Room 303B
More Powerful Together: A Consortia Approach to Personalized Learning
Three NY District leaders describe how they took the consortia approach to build local capacity for personalized learning in a sustainable way.
- 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Room 301B
Leadership: An Essential Component of Personalized Learning
This session hosted by Don Soifer of the Lexington Institute four superintendents will explore the role of leadership in personalized learning and the fellowship that supported their journey. Participants will walk away with resources for thinking about how their role as leader will impact change in their community.
To learn more about how Education Elements has supported districts to successfully increase student engagement and improve student outcomes (142% growth on the NWEA reading exam and 121% growth on the NWEA math exam compared to national norms for the 2015-16 school year) and see a demo of Touchpoint, please visit Booth #339 at iNACOL or email email@example.com. For an invite to the Touchpoint launch party, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Education Elements
Education Elements works with districts to build and support dynamic school systems that meet the needs of every learner, today and tomorrow. It takes the time to understand the unique challenges school leaders face, and then customize the Education Elements approach for each district. Since 2010, Education Elements has worked with hundreds of districts across the country and brings deep expertise, design-thinking, expert facilitation and the spirit of collaboration, along with an extensive toolkit of resources and technology, to deliver sustainable results.
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