CP 34: Structuring Time to Support the Vision

From the Core Practices Beta 2017

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EL Education

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  • Core Resources about EL Education

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Guidance Documents

The EL Education model works best when time is structured with flexibility and attention to the needs of students and the priorities of an interdisciplinary curriculum. While each school is unique, schools using the EL Education model typically provide extended blocks of class time, a commitment to interdisciplinary learning, opportunities for student fieldwork and service beyond the classroom, challenging curriculum in general education classrooms for all students, and common planning time for grade-level teaching teams. The yearlong calendar and the daily schedule accommodate community meetings and events, Crew time, flexible groupings of students, project work, off-campus research and fieldwork, and service learning. Leaders create a professional learning calendar, often including time in the summer, that allows for regular time in which teachers collaborate across grade levels and subject areas, share in leadership responsibilities, and attend whole-school professional learning.

Created By

EL Education

Topic

  • Core Resources about EL Education

Type

Guidance Documents

The EL Education model works best when time is structured with flexibility and attention to the needs of students and the priorities of an interdisciplinary curriculum. While each school is unique, schools using the EL Education model typically provide extended blocks of class time, a commitment to interdisciplinary learning, opportunities for student fieldwork and service beyond the classroom, challenging curriculum in general education classrooms for all students, and common planning time for grade-level teaching teams. The yearlong calendar and the daily schedule accommodate community meetings and events, Crew time, flexible groupings of students, project work, off-campus research and fieldwork, and service learning. Leaders create a professional learning calendar, often including time in the summer, that allows for regular time in which teachers collaborate across grade levels and subject areas, share in leadership responsibilities, and attend whole-school professional learning.

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