Education Elements

Overview

 

Education Elements engages with schools and educators to adopt and implement blended learning models 

  • What does the product do?

    • Helps schools, school networks and districts adopt blended learning models
    • Offers a comprehensive suite of design and implementation services and technology solution called HLMS that makes it easy and cost-effective for schools to personalize student learning and to focus on small-group instruction
  • How does it work?

    • Holistic approach to helping schools design and implement classrooms that marry innovative instructional techniques with powerful technologies
      • Design - Assess each school’s unique needs and rethink all aspects of instruction to identify the blended learning model that fits best

      • Curate - Help schools navigate a fragmented marketplace to select the best content and tools for their needs

      • Implement - Weave instructional and technology elements into a solution and prepare teachers and infrastructure for the first day of school

      • Operate - Tools, techniques and training to sustainably manage the classroom

  • How is it used?

    • Schools use EdElements to design a custom blended learning solution that works for them
    • Teachers use blended learning and the HLMS to monitor students’ performance to create a learning plan that best addresses each individual’s academic needs
    • Students engage in blended learning model
  • What is the background?

    • Founded in 2010 by Anthony Kim 
    • Received $8.3M in funding
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What's New

 

Education Elements’ innovative instructional models and technology platform enable learning across all domains and maximize the amount and impact of instructional time

  • Education Elements begins with a design exercise that is driven at the school level

    • Assess all aspects of the existing school before developing the model – i.e. facilities, scheduling, infrastructure, and staff and student needs
    • Collaborates with educators to identify the best instructional model decide on key elements like the physical layout of the classrooms and the complete bell schedule
    • Helps curate the best mix of curricular options to find online content by considering curriculum, breadth, technology integration, and professional development requirements
  • Education Elements’ team of experienced educators and technologists work side-by-side with schools to implement the solution

    • Works with schools to incorporate teachers’ and trains teachers in how to fit the new model into their planning and instruction
    • The team brings a wealth of experience from previous work as teachers, education researchers, education consultants, school administrators, technology consultants and education policy specialists

       

What's Working

 

EdElements is bringing transformational change to over 40 schools and helping students significantly improve performance

  • EdElements is bringing transformational change to over 40 schools

    • Alliance Blended Learning for Alliance School Transformation (BLAST)
      • Alliance operates 20 public schools servicing 8,500 students in underachieving, low-income communities in LA
      • Designed and implemented a three-station rotational model that allows students to develop foundational skills through online curriculum, receive individualized support from teachers, and independently delve into critical thinking projects
      • The rotational model allowed for a 48:1 class size, maximizing the reach and effectiveness of Alliance’s best teachers and school leaders and providing a more cost-effective model for operating schools
    • KIPP Empower Academy (KEA)
      • KEA employed a blended learning program for its 120 students after class sizes became to be 50% larger than planned
      • EdElements design a “rotation” model in which students rotate on and off the classroom’s 15 computers each day
      • Students access adaptive online content from a range of software providers and also receive small-group and individualized instruction from teachers, who use HLMS to monitor progress, identify gaps, and differentiate instruction
    • Oakland Unified School District
      • OUSD worked with Education Elements to design and implement a blended learning program for 2 middle schools
      • Education Elements helped implement a “rotation” model in which students rotate on and off computers each day

      • Students access adaptive online content from a range of software providers and also receive small-group and individualized instruction from teachers, who use HLMS to monitor progress, identify gaps, and differentiate instruction