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Learning Expeditions Videos

Learning Expeditions Videos

Learning expeditions are the signature EL Education curricular structure. They make standards come alive for students. These long-term, in-depth studies offer real-world connections that inspire students toward higher levels of academic achievement. Learning expeditions involve students in original research, critical thinking, and problem solving, and they build character along with academic skills. All learning expeditions explicitly focus on building literacy skills particularly in reading and writing nonfiction text and writing from evidence. These videos feature learning expeditions or elements of learning expeditions in EL Education schools across the country.
Virtual Crew

Virtual Crew

So much has changed, but our needs haven’t changed. While school buildings are closed, we need, more than ever, to fulfill our most fundamental human needs: the desire to connect with others, a sense of being together in all this, and a feeling of our own capacities to thrive and do good, even in times of trouble. Many of us, adults and students alike, are worried for our loved ones and overwhelmed by the ever-shifting changes to our daily lives. Purposeful moments of connection, including virtual Crew meetings, can nurture a sense of belonging, purpose, and agency—vital ingredients for helping students and educators to sustain their resilience and focus during these times. Based on what we and our partners have learned so far, this collection offers our recommended moves and resources for getting started, for facilitating virtual crew with students, and for leading staff crew, whether your school is doing crew synchronously, asynchronously, or some combination of the two. 
Projects At Home

Projects At Home

Looking for cool projects that can engage students at home and support academic learning at the same time? We mined our collection of student projects—the world’s largest collection of quality student work—for projects that kids can do at home. We chose some simple projects that can be done in one session, and others that may take a few days or more. They can be self-directed projects, or supported by family or teachers. This is not just a collection of engaging project ideas. Kids can view beautiful versions of completed projects, done by students of all ages from all over the world, to get inspired, get ideas, and set high standards for their work. The projects span pre-school to high school, and almost every project can be adjusted for older or younger children. 
Dimensions Collection

Dimensions Collection

EL Education Dimensions is web-based data platform that contains a collection of data tools designed to gather accurate information about how well and how consistently schools are implementing EL Education’s Core Practices through our School-Design Model and Language Arts Curriculum, and the impact these practices have on students. We have many tools, protocols, and resources to help leaders and teachers gather and interpret data with integrity, examine evidence of the impact instructional practices and policy have on student learning and achievement, and implement action plans to incrementally improve practices that result in excellent and equitable student outcomes. This Collection includes: Walkthrough Forms with Calibration Guides and Data Analysis Notecatchers Character Surveys with Data Analysis Notecatchers Dimensions Guidance Documents
The Leaders of Their Own Learning Companion Videos

The Leaders of Their Own Learning Companion Videos

New Tools and Tips for Tackling the Common Challenges of Student-Engaged Assessment.  These videos are referenced in The Leaders of Their Own Learning Companion book.To watch the other videos referenced, use these links: Scaffolding Discussion Skills With a Socratic CircleFostering Belonging with Classroom NormsKnowing Every Child Through Index Card RostersRon Berger: Teachers as LearnersDeveloping Agency with Student-Led ConferencesSchool as a Living MuseumElevating Student Voice Through Senior Talks To view the videos from the Leaders of Their Own Learning book, visit the collection.