CP 9: Designing Learning Expeditions

From the Core Practices Beta 2017

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EL Education

Topic

  • Core Resources about EL Education

Type

Guidance Documents

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.

Learning expeditions take multiple, powerful elements of the EL model (see Core Practices 6-8) and join them together. All of these structures can also be used independently, outside of full learning expeditions.

Learning expeditions are typically 6-12 weeks in duration, though sometimes longer.

Created By

EL Education

Topic

  • Core Resources about EL Education

Type

Guidance Documents

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.

Learning expeditions take multiple, powerful elements of the EL model (see Core Practices 6-8) and join them together. All of these structures can also be used independently, outside of full learning expeditions.

Learning expeditions are typically 6-12 weeks in duration, though sometimes longer.

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