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Julia Freeland Fisher is the director of education research at the Clayton Christensen Institute. She leads a team that educates policymakers and community leaders on the power of disruptive innovation in the K-12 and higher education spheres through its research. Prior to joining the Institute, Julia worked at NewSchools Venture Fund, a venture philanthropy organization that supports education entrepreneurs who are transforming public education. She also served as an instructor in the Yale College Seminar Program and a summer associate at Farella Braun + Martel LLP, a litigation firm in San Francisco. Julia graduated from Princeton University with a BA in Comparative Literature and Latin American Studies. She also received a JD from Yale Law School.

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Defining Personalized Learning and Blended Learning: Is There a Difference?

Personalized learning is a pedagogical philosophy of tailoring learning to the individual student. Blended learning involves integrating technology to deliver some content.

Why Schools Should Bridge the Generational Divide

A new book highlights the abundance of human beings, young and old, who could benefit from one another’s energy, wisdom, and experience.

If You Can’t See It, You Can’t Be It: Edtech that...

DreamWakers is a nonprofit that uses free and existing video technology to connect under-resourced classrooms across the U.S. with diverse career professionals.

Not Just What But Who You Know Matters

An Excerpt from Julia Freeland Fisher's book "Who You Know"

5 Trends for Seeding CBE Growth

As more and more school systems across the country explore competency-based education, we need to be attentive to the processes that will actually allow such innovations to thrive.

5 Big Ideas for Education Innovation in 2018

Last year saw a flurry of activity in support of personalized learning, new school designs, and new approaches to K-12 education policy. Looking ahead, education innovators have their work cut out for them in 2018.

A School Leader’s Guide to Personalized Learning

Some key takeaways from Mary Ann Wolf, PhD, Elizabeth Bobst and Nancy Mangum, authors of Leading Personalized and Digital Learning: A Framework for Implementing School Change.

Why the Education Status Quo Cannibalizes New Ideas — and What...

Disruptive innovation theory suggests that processes that dominated the past can wreak havoc on best-laid plans.

Making Equity a First Principle of Personalized Learning

It can be tempting for many to talk about equity as a byproduct of personalized and blended learning, but we need to push on that assumption.

Education Innovation in 2017: Four Personalized-Learning Trends to Watch

Platforms, projects, wraparound services and assessments will all be in the news.

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