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Request for Master Class Proposals

Apply to lead a master class at ELNC19, the EL Education 2019 National Conference taking place in Atlanta, GA from October 16th-19th. Download the application and submit a completed proposal to masterclass@eleducation.org by Friday, June 28, 2019, 5:00 PM Pacific Time.

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For over 25 years, EL Education has been bringing to life a three-dimensional vision of student achievement that includes mastery of knowledge and skills, character, and high-quality student work. EL Education promotes active classrooms that are alive with discovery, problem-solving, challenge, and collaboration. EL Education drives results: teachers fulfill their highest aspirations and students achieve more than they think possible. EL Education students have both the capacity and the passion to build to a better, more just world.

Click here to access and share this RFP as a PDF. To submit your proposal, please email masterclass@eleducation.org

Master Class Focus Areas

Each year, the EL Education National Conference galvanizes the excitement, respect, and commitment for the work of EL among multiple constituencies. With this RFP, we invite practitioners from the field to submit proposals to share their wisdom and expertise by facilitating a two-hour Master Class at the 2019 conference in one of the following focus areas:

Literacy

Mathematics

Culture and Character

EL Education Language Arts Curriculum (includes K-2 skills block, K-5 module lessons, K-2 Labs, 3-5 ALL block, grades 6-8)

Supporting All Students (includes ELL, differentiation, special education)

Student-Engaged Assessment

Fitness, Wellness, Adventure

High-Quality Work

Learning Expeditions (includes science, social studies, project-based learning, fieldwork, experts, service learning, the arts)

Diversity and Equity

Leadership (includes coaching, building level, and district level leadership)


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Please refer to the EL Education Core Practices for further descriptions of all focus areas.  Presenters from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Class Levels

EL Education has always attracted a diverse audience interested in our work. This year, we ask that you tag your proposal with the intended audience determined by participants’ level of familiarity with EL Education structures, philosophy, and pedagogical approach. We want all conference attendees - from principals in EL network schools to district leaders shepherding implementation of our Language Arts curriculum to individuals exploring EL Education for the first time - to be able to select classes that address their learning needs.

Please design your class with a particular group of participants in mind, as described below.

100 Level

100 level classes would be designed for those who have a beginning level of familiarity with the EL Education model and/or the EL Education Language Arts Curriculum.  Participants might be exploring the curriculum or in year 1 of implementation, or work in schools that are in partnership development/early stages of implementation of our network school model (for example, EL Education Network School Partners in year 0-1 of implementation). 100 level classes also are appropriate for participants who have just begun teaching in an established EL school.

200 Level

200 level classes would be well suited for those who are familiar with EL structures (such as Crew, engaging students as leaders of their own learning, high-quality work, or have deeper experience with the K-5 Language Arts Curriculum). Participants in 200 level classes may be from schools that are in the early stages of implementing (years 2-5 as an EL Education Network School partner).

300 Level

300 level classes are primarily geared toward those with deep understanding of EL Education school design. Participants in these classes may be veterans at EL Education Credentialed Schools or Mentor Schools, and are deeply familiar with EL Education’s Dimensions of Student Achievement.

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Evaluation Criteria

Please review EL Education’s Facilitation Criteria that describes masterful facilitation of professional development. An exemplar proposal is also available. Please review these resources prior to submitting an application.

Proposals are due by Friday, June 28, 2019, 5:00 PM Pacific Time. You will be notified about the status of your proposal via email notification by the end of July. The selection of Master Classes will be based on the degree to which the proposal meets the criteria described on the scoring rubric (see page 3 of the application). We also strive to offer a balanced slate of Master Classes reflecting Network Partners, Literacy Partners, focus areas, regions, districts, types of schools, student demographics, and grade levels.

Logistics

  • Master Classes typically have between 24 and 56 participants depending on available space and participant interest. However, some sessions can have up to 80 participants.
  • Confirmed presenters will be notified at least two weeks before the conference what number of people to expect for their class.
  • Presenters are responsible for providing materials for all participants.
  • We offer one complementary national conference registration for each Master Class proposal that is accepted, regardless of number of presenters. If presenters are from more than one school, this may be split between the two main presenters/schools. If presenters are from one school, the full amount will be credited to the first facilitator named on the application. If there are two presenters, then each facilitator's school leader must agree to pay the portion of registration fees not covered by EL Education.
  • Master Class presenters are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and expenses.
  • If your master class includes students, your school is responsible for travel and lodging costs.
  • All presenters must register for the conference on our website. Only registered facilitators may present. Registration opens August 12, 2019.

Timeline

Apply

Submit your completed proposal via the form below  or email it as an attachment to masterclass@eleducation.org by Friday, June 28 2019, 5:00 PM Pacific Time. Please make sure your attachment file name matches the title of your master class.

Confirm

Check for an email confirmation that your proposal has been received by July 1. If you do not receive an email confirmation by this date, contact Stephanie Bishop (sbishop@eleducation.org) no later than July 5.

Notification

You will be notified about the status of your proposal via email notification by the end of July.

Submit

Proposals are due by Friday, June 28, 2019, 5:00 PM Pacific Time. Please make sure your attachment file name matches the title of your master class.

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