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EL Education is a national network of schools. EL partners with school districts to open new schools and transform existing schools at all levels, preK-12, and in all settings – urban, rural, and suburban. Since its inception in 1992, EL has grown from a small group of ten schools into a diverse national network of more than 150 schools.
EL Education is a framework for engaged teaching and learning. EL invests in the growth of both new and veteran teachers, helping them to transform their classrooms into rigorous and stimulating learning environments. The model challenges students to think critically and take active roles in their classrooms and communities. This results in higher achievement and greater engagement in school. EL schools are characterized by:
- Active instructional practices that build academic skills and student motivation
- Rigorous projects that meet state standards and are connected to real-world needs
- School cultures of kindness, respect, and responsibility for learning
- Shared leadership for school improvement
- School-wide commitment to improved teaching and leadership practice
EL Education is a partner for whole school improvement. The network provides our school with support, encouragement and challenge to become a place where students love to learn and teachers love to teach.
In EL Education schools...
Learning is active.Students are scientists, urban planners, historians, and activists, investigating real community problems and collaborating with peers to develop creative, actionable solutions.
Learning is public.Through formal structures of presentation, exhibition, critique, and data analysis, students and teachers build a shared vision of pathways to achievement.
Learning is meaningful.Students apply their skills and knowledge to real-world issues and problems and make positive change in their communities. They see the relevance of their learning and are motivated by understanding that learning has purpose.
Learning is challenging.Students at all levels are pushed and supported to do more than they think they can. Excellence is expected in the quality of their work and their thinking.
Learning is collaborative.School leaders, teachers, students, and families share rigorous expectations for quality work, achievement, and behavior. Trust, respect, responsibility, and joy in learning permeate the school culture.
More information regarding EL Education can be found at www.ELeducation.org