The Aldine Innovate Academies wanted to establish a culture of innovation. Throughout a three-year process, Aldine ISD partnered with engage2learn to design and facilitate the Innovate Academy concept. The goal of the Aldine Innovate Academy is to create a district-wide culture of innovation. Read MoreSee Results
"It's revolutionary. It changed my life
and it's the only reason I'm here today."
- Steven Elizaldi, Corpus Christi ISD Student and Merit Scholar
The Metropolitan Schools of Design in Corpus Christi ISD implemented the e2L Blended Learning Framework in a feeder pattern to transform chronically low-performing campuses through blended learning. Every K-12 learner used Chromebooks to research, design, create, and collaborate in an... Read MoreSee Results
Alamo Heights ISD partnered with engage2learn in 2015. AHISD was in search of an innovative solution that would allow them to provide rich educational experiences in the classroom and realize their profile of a learner. While the district has always focused on excellence, AHISD wanted to prioritize Future Ready Skills and ensure students experienced engaging learning opportunities in every grade. Read MoreSee Results
KISD partnered with e2L in the spring of 2014 to implement the Future Ready Framework that would shift campus cultures to a collaborative and design thinking learning environment. Based on e2L’s readiness assessment, a customized Future Ready Framework was developed for volunteer-only classrooms. Read MoreSee Results
El Paso ISD partnered with engage2learn in 2015 on an initiative to provide engaging learning experiences and grow Future Ready students. In an effort to bring all initiatives into one student-centered way of learning, engage2learn facilitated the team of El Paso leaders as they designed the EPISD Active Learning Framework. Through these learning experiences, students of all learning styles will have opportunities to think creatively and collaborate as they design solutions to real problems. Read MoreSee Results
"I think our virtual coaching has helped teachers take what they’ve learned in their coaching environments and use that for students and help them be successful. Our blended learning, including coaching, prepared us for virtual learning. I realized that the planning and organizing we did to start was the model we have followed all year and made it even more simple. It’s how to help do things without reinventing the wheel."
"We have been coaching in Mesquite for several years, but the difference this year is that we have a systematic, district-wide approach to coaching in our elementary schools. Classroom teachers, coaches, principals, and district leaders are all talking the same talk and working towards walking the same walk. Our culture is changing. Everyone is working towards the same goal with tools in place to support growth. This is why we have so many bright spots. This is why things are taking off."
"After a conversation with one of my coachees regarding his frustration with teaching in a virtual environment, I met with my virtual coach, Amber, who shared the virtual best practices rubric. This sparked some ideas to help me craft better questions to guide my coaches through the reflection process to identify the source of frustration. My coachee was missing the face-to-face discussions that evoked critical thinking skills. We explored ways he could: 1. Organize content within the virtual learning platform. 2. Include more time for students to collaborate and discuss more critically, 3. Leverage technology tools to communicate more personally and effectively. We devised some options to specifically address his points of frustration, like using the video tool in a Canvas Discussion assignment to facilitate higher-level discussions. This added a layer of personalization that allowed students and teacher to read body language, view expression, and better understand the tone of the ideas and content discussed."
"A veteran teacher who was a bit reticent in the beginning said she has really grown from being coached this year."
"In our first virtual session with Jamie, we brainstormed the idea of a teacher survey regarding what programs/subjects where they need the most help in planning virtual learning. As a result of the survey, we are able to see what additional information/training can be offered to teachers. One "ah-ha" moment I had was the realization that we are all "new" to this new world, yet we have the tools available to get us to be successful in virtual learning. Jamie is so flexible and always finds a way to meet us at our "reality" and lead us towards what tools we can use to make virtual learning successful."
"The superb quality of the e2L Model, coupled with the exceptional coaching and customer service, transformed the culture in our schools!"
"e2L virtual coaching has provided continued encouragement for me to think digitally and creatively. I needed a neat, innovative way to promote current information for my students, while still allowing them access to older items (an archive). Through virtual coaching, Richelle helped me with a strategy of embedding older items with a slide. It was a simple, yet elegant idea and gave me the confidence to share it with others. One Ah-ha was a reminder to lean into what I already know and to expand on it. I've used Google Slides for years, and it never dawned on me to embed it into my website this way. I'm now motivated to go back through other apps so I can discover innovative ways to use them at home!"
"The support I have received through e2L virtual coaching sessions has allowed me to quickly identify the systems needed to support the transition to a remote learning environment. By applying the best practices and system protocols, our educators were able to quickly transition into this new learning format and continue to support the growth of our students."