EL Education and LearnZillion Partner to Provide Acclaimed K-5 Language Arts Curriculum
NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2019 -- EL Education and LearnZillion today announced a new partnership to deliver EL Education’s top-rated K-5 Language Arts Curriculum through a combination of software and print delivered by LearnZillion, available for the 2019-2020 school year.
The EL Education K-5 Language Arts curriculum is a comprehensive, standards-based core literacy program that engages teachers and students through compelling, real world content. The curriculum has received the highest marks from independent reviews, including EdReports.org.
LearnZillion is an educator-founded organization that curates and publishes the highest-quality core instructional materials, supported by exceptional professional development. LearnZillion now adds EL Education K-5 Language Artsto its curricular suite of top-rated curricula, including LearnZillion Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 Math and LearnZillion Guidebooks 3-8 Language Arts.
LearnZillion delivers curriculum through a combination of software and print. This combination makes high-quality curriculum teacher-friendly and classroom-ready. Districts that adopt LearnZillion EL Education K-5 Language Arts empower their teachers to spend less time building student-facing materials from scratch and more time strategizing to meet their students’ needs.
“Empowering teachers beyond our school network with the rich and rigorous approach in the EL Education model has been our goal since we developed our open source curriculum seven years ago,” said EL Education’s President and CEO Scott Hartl. “With more than 10 million downloads to date, educators have confirmed that we’re meeting a critical need in classrooms. Our collaboration with LearnZillion expands the reach of our curriculum and ability to support even more teachers and students across the country.”
Eric Westendorf, Co-founder and CEO at LearnZillion, said “We are thrilled to partner with EL Education to provide this outstanding curriculum. EL Education is the gold-standard when it comes to quality. They’ve authored a remarkable curriculum. Now, LearnZillion is excited to bring that curriculum to districts across the country and support them in implementing with confidence and integrity.”
The EL Education curriculum addresses an expanded definition of student achievement—building students’ academic knowledge and skills, habits of character, and high quality student work. LearnZillion EL Education K-5 Language Arts includes classroom-ready student-facing materials, embedded, comprehensive lesson guidance, and built-in differentiation supports for all learners—including English language learners—cultivating an inclusive, equitable learning environment.
To learn more about the LearnZillion EL Education K-5 Language Arts curriculum please visit https://learnzillion.com/p/el-education.
About EL Education
EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) is a leading K-12 nonprofit helping to build great schools in diverse communities across America. 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.
EL Education’s expert educators work with public schools—both district and charter—across 35 states, serving over 200,000 students and 16,000 teachers in our school network and literacy partnerships. Rigorous impact studies by Mathematica Policy Research demonstrate that EL Education’s approach works: teachers significantly improve their craft and students achieve more, regardless of background.
EL Education was founded in 1992 by the Harvard Graduate School of Education in collaboration with Outward Bound USA based on the belief that learning and achievement flourish when teachers and students are engaged in work that is challenging, adventurous, and meaningful.
LearnZillion is an educator-founded organization that curates and publishes the highest-quality core instructional materials, supported by exceptional professional development. Since its founding in 2011, LearnZillion has been committed to helping educators design and deliver powerful, intentional, and lasting learning experiences. Districts that adopt our curricula empower their teachers to spend less time building student-facing materials from scratch and more time strategizing to meet their students’ needs. For more information, visit learnzillion.com.
EL Education: Beth Miller bmiller@ELeducation.org
LearnZillion: Eric Westendorf firstname.lastname@example.org