Expeditionary Learning Education

Chamberlain Elementary School is an EL Education School.  EL Education is a whole school transformation model that emphasizes project-based learning, student engagement, character development, and high-quality, authentic student work.

We embrace the EL Education Vision:  When students and teachers are engaged in work that is challenging, adventurous and meaningful, learning and achievement flourish.

As we journey into EL Education we will be working at:

  • Building a positive school culture: We are working to ensure that our school has safe and respectful learning environments. The motto “we are crew, not passengers” guides our school as we build cultures of respect, responsibility, courage, and kindness — where students and educators are committed to quality work and citizenship. We will work with students to take responsibility for each other and for their learning and build leadership skills that help them excel.
  • Learning with a purpose: We seek to have highly engaged learners, motivated to master academic content and produce high quality work.

In EL Education Schools:

Learning is Active.

Students are scientists, urban planners, historians, and activists. They investigate real community problems and collaborate with peers to develop creative, actionable solutions.

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 thinking.

Learning is meaningful.

Students apply their skills and knowledge to real-world issues 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 public.

Through formal structures of presentation, exhibition, critique, and data analysis, students and teachers build a shared vision of pathways to achievement.

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.


To learn more about EL Education click here:   http://eleducation.org/