Bringing the EL Education Character Framework to Life in your School
In-Person Event, Site Seminar
- City Lexington, SC
Meadow Glen Middle School
- Grade Level
Public, EL Education Partners
Meadow Glen Middle School was established in 2012 with the vision of creating a public middle school that fosters the EL ideals of creating effective learners, ethical people and contributors to a better world. Overtime our vision for developing a school that is underlined by its character development and vision that “All Means All” has taken time to develop with teachers, students and community members, but was realized with the implementation of the EL Character Framework and intensive work in Core Practices 21, 22 and 34. Building a culture of character in a middle school of 1000 students that is sustainable has been challenging but rewarding. Our focus at MGM has been to promote student and staff agency, purpose and belonging so that everyone feels they play a role in continuing a positive school culture that uplifts the three aspects of character.
This site seminar will allow participants to dig into the EL Education Character Framework and immerse themselves in a learning community that uses the framework to create a strong adult and student culture grounded in core practices 21, 22, 23, and 34. Participants will learn about structures and strategies that foster intentional work done on an on-going basis to create a culture and curriculum that allows all students and staff to develop agency, purpose and a sense of belonging. Participants will dive in through walk-throughs using EL’s Dimension tool, student-led Crew experiences, MGM leadership fishbowl, equity through the arts experience, and workshops led by various stakeholders that offer protocols and resources to support learning.
Topics discussed during this seminar will include but are not limited to: Using Theories of Action and Strategic Planning to Ensure “ALL means ALL”, Leading as a Collective, Crew Design, Making the Habits of Scholarship Work For You, and Digging into Equity Using Data. Each workshop will offer opportunities to think about the three dimensions of student achievement and develop plans to support structures and strategies that promote agency, purpose and belonging.
This Site Seminar is appropriate for district leaders, school leaders, teacher leaders, instructional coaches, Crew writing teams, school counselors and/or Dean of Students, classroom teachers implementing expeditions.
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- EL Education partners - $500 per registrant
Registration will open Monday, August 9, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time.