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Partner Profile: SEEQS in Honolulu, HI

Partner Profile: SEEQS in Honolulu, HI

SEEQS: the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability is a public charter school in Honolulu, HI serving students in grades 6-8 that opened in 2013. SEEQS exists to foster the next generation of systems thinkers, environmental advocates, and community leaders in Hawaiʻi and beyond. SEEQS’s methodology is embedded in the structure and schedule of […]

I am ELP: Michael Ramirez-Figueroa, Envision Academy 11th Grade Intern

I am ELP: Michael Ramirez-Figueroa, Envision Academy 11th Grade Intern

Hi I’m Michael, an 11th grade student from Envision Academy, born and raised here in the Bay Area. Interests that I have are the inner workings of cars and what goes into building/modifying them. I’m very interested in the Mechanical Engineering world and would love to pursue a career in it. I look forward to […]

Guest Blog: Vermont’s Road to Proficiency

Guest Blog: Vermont’s Road to Proficiency

Vermont has been on an ambitious journey to implement student-centered, proficiency-based learning for over twenty years. That journey continues to evolve today, and this blog shares some of the key points along the way. A publication by the Vermont Department of Education in 2003, “High Schools on the Move,” addressed “the critical issues facing Vermont […]

Resource Corner: Scaling Student Success

Resource Corner: Scaling Student Success

Resource Corner: Scaling Student Success Briefs & Policy White Paper For educators and educational leaders seeking to bring your Graduate Profile to life, Scaling Student Success has released a series of Practice and Policy Briefs to support this journey! The Briefs tell the story of five different districts across California that are successfully integrating their […]

ELP Partner Upcoming Events: SEEQS Portfolio Defense Series

ELP Partner Upcoming Events: SEEQS Portfolio Defense Series

One of our long-time partners, SEEQS (the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability) Public Charter School in Honolulu, HI has been implementing their Portfolio Defense system for over ten years now, and they have gone through many iterations refining the process for their school community and sustainability-focused values. Now in their 11th year, they […]

2023 Aurora Institute Symposium Keynote: Building Liberatory Assessment Systems: Performance Assessment as an Equity Strategy

2023 Aurora Institute Symposium Keynote: Building Liberatory Assessment Systems: Performance Assessment as an Equity Strategy

Over the last three decades, standards-based reforms have attempted to close opportunity gaps – mostly by tapping large scale assessment and accountability systems. But these assessment systems were not designed to provide real-time feedback to support teaching and learning at the classroom level. We also know that systemic racism is deeply ingrained in the history […]

Resource Corner: Beyond the Horizon: Blazing a Trail Toward Learner-Centered School Quality Systems

Resource Corner: Beyond the Horizon: Blazing a Trail Toward Learner-Centered School Quality Systems

ELP was honored to partner with so many other incredible organizations to develop this resource. Beyond the Horizon: Blazing a Trail Toward Learner-Centered School Quality Systems includes recommendations for education leaders at every level of the system, mapping the course for the future of assessment and accountability. Created in collaboration with leaders in K-12 student-centered learning […]

I am ELP: Justin Wells, Chief Program Officer

I am ELP: Justin Wells, Chief Program Officer

What’s your new role? I am serving as the Chief Program Officer (CPO) of Envision, a new role for the organization. My job is to steward the overall academic model of Envision Education, which is enacted through our four charter schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and through our nationwide consulting arm, Envision Learning […]

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