Hey! Where is your Technology Plan?

By Richelle O’Neil You did it! You successfully advocated for the addition of new technology tools for your school district. But now what?  Now, you may find yourself left with more questions than when you began. For instance, will students...

A Plate Full of Initiatives

by Janet Mobley With the holiday season approaching, think of all of the food that will be prepared as families and friends gather together.  Just for a second, envision how someone’s plate might look with turkey, ham, dressing (delicious), mashed...

What is Your Environment Saying?

by Tracey Wallace Whether at school, work, or play, the environment has a huge impact on your experiences! Think about the last place you were when you had the “time of your life”! What made that experience so memorable? The...

How to conduct an amazing facilities assessment

Learning doesn’t happen without an effective environment. Even if we coach and train teachers and leaders to the best of their abilities, they still rely on an amazing environment to facilitate learning. That’s why public schools often find themselves evaluating...

A Call to Action: The Case for Public Education

By Shannon Buerk At a breakfast on Saturday of TASB last weekend, I was once again inspired by a talk Dr. David Vroonland gave, declaring his support for public, community schools and referencing the original concept for these schools in...

Blended learning is everywhere!

Too often blended learning is thought of as a one-off addition, or that it’s only for STEM and STEAM programs.  Some believe only magnet schools and gifted and talented programs can make blended learning a reality. Fortunately, none of this...

The e2L Process–Magnetized

The e2L Framework is known for helping in turnaround situations. While our partners have had impressive results in this area, the e2L Framework is also used to overhaul magnet programs. e2L’s work magnetizes a school’s growth. Our process helps districts...

Growth mindset as a leader

Growth mindset isn’t just a skill for learners and educators. It’s a crucial component of effective leadership. It’s possible to be in a position of authority without a growth mindset, but that makes you a boss, not a leader. See...

5 Steps to Form Shared Beliefs

By Shannon Buerk I will never forget our first Strategic Planning retreat as an organization. It took place in 2011, a mere seven months after we launched engage2learn; the location was our living room. With an intimate group of e2L...