EL Education

EL Education is an organization committed to creating classrooms where teachers can fulfill their highest aspirations and where students can achieve more than they think possible. EL works with teachers in all settings to build their capacity to ignite student’s motivation, persistence, and compassion so they become active contributors to building a better world and succeed in school, college, career, and life. They have an innovative curriculum, teacher-created resources, and a model of professional coaching and support that are anchored by a vision of student success that joins academic achievement, character, and high-quality work.

 

Purpose:

  • To instill in our scholars the importance of being a life-long learner
  • Full-staff professional development with an EL School Designer
  • An authentic, motivating whole-school model
  • Community integration and participation
  • The opportunity to interact with a network of schools & educators

 

el-diagramWhat it looks like:

  • Instructions, units, and lessons are organized in the style of Learning Expeditions
  • Authentic learning tasks that challenge scholars to do the work of professionals – scientists, historians, mathematicians, writers, and artists
  • Work with experts and conduct field research to produce high-quality academic products that meet professional standards
  • Scholars find a joy in learning
  • Contribute to their communities through meaningful service embedded in the curriculum
  • Integration of subject areas and special areas
  • High-quality work samples
  • A focus on character where scholars benefit from learning in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe, marked by kindness, respect, and responsibility
  • Everyone works with a clear expectation to strive for excellence in mind
  • Sense of community among school leaders, teachers, parents, supporters, volunteers, and most importantly, scholars
  • Scholars are leaders of their own learning
  • Scholar-led Conferences where scholars acknowledge their current level of understanding and their progress in meeting their learning targets