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A Tale of Two Districts

Leaders that have the courage to engage their community in Designing Transformation are not the norm. These leaders want to make the TASA New Vision a reality for their students, they value collaborating with their parents, students, and community to…

Building “synergy” in McAllen ISD

Last week, Sandra Sanchez from McAllen’s local newspaper “The Monitor” wrote on the “synergy” building in McAllen ISD as a result of e2L’s Strategic Design facilitation. “COMMENTARY: There’s a ‘synergy’ building for McAllen school district” By Sandra Sanchez For two…

Continuing the work of equity

Over the past few weeks, I have been so inspired and honored to read and watch so many of our partner districts state their commitment to fighting against racism. It is readily apparent to me that these were more than…

Culture Strategic Design

By Teresa Tate Across all areas of professional organizations, leadership focuses on vision, goals, and strategies to transform the organization and build success.  Nowhere is this more prevalent than in education. Still, decades of working toward accomplishing the vision have…

Design Thinking for Educators

I got interested in Design Thinking during my graduate work at Portland State University in my late 20s. David Kelley founded IDEO in 1978, and by the time I was in graduate school in 1995, user-centered design and Design Thinking…

ELM Bright Spots

We at Engage! are so excited about the results coming in from our Engage! Learning Model (ELM) Campuses that we wanted to share them with you. Below you will find what we like to call our “ELM Data Bright Spots”,…

Engaging Visionary Superintendents

Future Ready Superintendent Institute: Building on the Visioning Work In 2012-13, Shannon Buerk, CEO for Engage Learning, will be facilitating the TASA Future Ready Superintendent Institute, which is the extension of the work done by the Texas Visioning Institute– Creating a New Vision for…

How We Work Ourselves Out of a Job

We Don’t Want to be Your Partner Forever Most companies don’t start off New Business Development meetings with “Our goal is to work ourselves out of a job.” However, at engage2learn (e2L), our greatest desire is to see our partners…

If You Build it…They Will Learn

When building a house, one of the key components is the framework. It starts with a vision, a solid blueprint plus a plan for implementation. Once construction begins, the team works together to bring the vision/call to action of the…

Is it Time to Revolutionize the Grading System?

Quick question:  If we are finally realizing the importance of creating learning environments that reflect life outside of the classroom, then why haven’t we changed our grading system? It’s safe to say that education has drastically changed in the last…

Leader Profile diy

Leader Profile is aligned to the learner profile with the unique characteristics, skills, and traits that are necessary for leaders to realize the call to action/vision for the district. Outcome: Leader Profile aligned to the Learner Profile that describes the type…

Learner Profile diy

Your learner profile is a collection of characteristics, skills, and traits desire by your community for its learners. It aligns operations and the learning experience to equip students for the future. Whether you’re building a tech plan, facilities assessment, or…

Learning Should be Real not “Real”

When I ask teachers what their ideal classroom looks like, they all respond with the same answer, “In an ideal classroom, my students are 100% engaged and excited about their learning.”  I believe teachers strongly want this type of learning…

Mastering the Active Learning in Physics

“Everything that I have learned with  engage2learn (e2L) has helped prepare me to move forward.” expressed Pedro Davila Physics and Environmental Science teacher at Bowie High School in Arlington ISD.  Davila was able to push through his fears to make…

New Partnership with Leeds Equity Partners

Our mission to help the neighborhood public school be the first choice for every family has never been more important to meet the challenges facing public schools today. Now more than ever, public schools need help to implement individualized learning…

Purple Up! For the Military Child

by Christin W. Leggett For 33 consecutive years, April has been designated as the Month of the Military Child by the U.S. Department of Defense. Public schools and communities nationwide show their support of this unique student population through the…

Respected Visionary Dawson Orr Joins engage2learn

Partners with School Districts to Establish High Performing Cultures Today, Shannon Buerk, President and Chief Executive Officer of engage2learn, announced Dr. Dawson Orr has joined the organization. Orr will partner with school districts across the nation to design and establish…

Standards Alignment in ELM

How is engage2learn aligned to the Texas Standards? Let’s count the ways . . . 1. Curriculum The curriculum design process in our model is 100% focused on the Texas standards including the TEKS, TCCRS, and the Texas Common Core…

Taking the engage2learn Learning Model Districtwide

Engage Learning is thrilled to be partnering with both Duncanville ISD and Harlingen CISD as they take the vision for project-based learning across their districts.  Knowing that PBL increases student engagement, attendance and achievement, the leadership in these two visionary…

The e2L Blended Framework: A Journey of Growth

By Samantha Parker If you have read my fellow eGrowe coach, Robyn Scott’s, blog post on “Using the School Design Framework as the One Thing” you already understand how the engage2Learn Blended Framework incorporates the facilitation of 21st Century Life…

The Long-Term Benefits of Comprehensive Coaching

Background Developing an innovative learning experience with a focus on comprehensive literacy development in classrooms district-wide is changing the trajectory of students’ lives and producing a more literate community as a whole in Mesquite ISD, a mid-sized urban school district…

The New Vision for Personalized Learning at Scale

The e2L Personalized Learning Ecosystem (PLE) provides school districts a multi-level, holistic approach that aligns the entire culture and systems around providing every student with truly personalized learning experiences. With the Personalized Learning Ecosystem, engage2learn is ready to help public school districts bring…

The Secret to Effective Coaching

Lauren Hurt-Ashwin is the e2L Growth Catalyst and her primary responsibility is to provide leadership development to our team of e2L Certified eGROWE Coaches and our district partners. Our district coaches express how Lauren has made a direct impact on…

Why the engage2learn Learning Model?

  Raines HS | Katy ISD Becky Bracewell-Tucker, Principal at Raines High School in Katy ISD, talks about her experience with the ELM. The other day I received an email from Becky Bracewell-Tucker, Principal at Raines High School (RHS) in…

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