Support System for
Children and Families
Pilot Program: EL Education
Models of experiential learning and project-based learning are replacing traditional educational models because they prepare students more effectively to thrive in today’s world. Experiential learning models engage students in real-world, authentic learning contexts and provide opportunities to develop high-level skills such as critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration.
Indicators of Success
The EL Education core practices create school environments that promote deep engagement in learning and high levels of student achievement.
The EL Education model challenges students to take active roles in their classrooms and communities. The model fosters subject-area mastery and 21st-Century skills critical to college readiness and lifelong success; literacy, numeracy, problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, persistence toward excellence, and active citizenship.
Students in EL Education schools show learning through producing authentic, high-quality work products.
EL Education students around the country are outperforming their state and district peers on standardized tests. Research shows teachers in EL Education schools are closing critical achievement gaps for English language learners and for Hispanic, African-American, special education, and low-income students.
Kathy Royer, Director of Foundations for Learning