EL Education

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $50,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/18/2011
  • Term
    14 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.eleducation.org 
Address
247 West 35th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
Expeditionary Learning, a national school support network, has developed a deeper learning curriculum with greater uptake than any other open educational resource (OER) curriculum on the market. To address the network’s resulting need to build greater capacity to deliver services in support of the curriculum, this general operating support grant would help it continue to generate high-quality instructional materials; expand its online professional learning strategies; and scale its reach and impact at the district level. This grant would help generate and implement exemplar high-quality deeper learning curriculum.
for general operating support  
The national school network Expeditionary Learning, one of our leading deeper learning exemplars, has seen demand for its services expand enormously. It has grown from a small network of 100 schools to a major curriculum and professional development organization serving the Delaware, Newark, New Jersey, and the state and city of New York and several other major districts and states. The network is now facing the challenge of rapidly building its internal capacity to deliver these services. This grant would help Expeditionary Learning develop teacher capacity at scale to teach deeper learning knowledge and competencies by continuing to generate high-quality instructional materials, expand its online professional learning strategies, and scale its district reach and impact to support deeper learning through the Common Core.
for identifying, cultivating, and showcasing exemplary schools to advance deeper learning  
Over the past three years, the Program provided project support to the Deeper Learning Network (DLN), a "network of networks" consisting of ten school reform models totaling some 500 public schools across the country. The DLN has helped make the case for the viability of deeper learning, offering examples of it in action and providing locations for site visits by policymakers. We will provide "tie off" grants to the DLN in order to refocus our funding on research that addresses policy reform needs, development of new assessments of the harder-to-measure deeper learning competencies, and capacity building for educators to understand and make use of student achievement evidence.

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