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MTC Symposium 2024

MTC Symposium 2024

This is an interactive hands-on workshop where participants will prototype a high quality performance assessment (HQPA) aligned to deeper learning competencies. Through learning stations, participants will explore the what and why of performance assessments and use quality criteria tools to analyze for rigor, learner agency, and authenticity. Participants will then prototype their ideal HQPA and […]

Challenge Success 2024 Fall Conference

Challenge Success 2024 Fall Conference

This workshop will dive deeply into the characteristics of High-Quality Performance Assessment. We know that one area where schools can improve students’ experiences is engaging them in rigorous, authentic assessments that provide students opportunities to lead their own learning experiences. Through performance assessments, students learn how to reflect, revise, and communicate in ways that strengthen […]

Aurora Institute Symposium 2024

Aurora Institute Symposium 2024

“Inclusive and Personalized School Environments Where Black and Latinx Students with Learning Differences Thrive” Led by ELP’s Director of Research & Innovation, Ruth Chung Wei Room Bolden 4 at 2:45pm – 3:45pm PT Students with disabilities and multilingual learners are often subjected to exclusion from robust learning experiences and social disconnection. Participants will dive into […]

Failure Is Not The Opposite of Success

Failure Is Not The Opposite of Success

An exasperated mother once entered my Principal’s Office unannounced and asked for some time to discuss concerns about her daughter. After listening to a barrage of incidents about battles to get to the morning bus, hurled insults at the dinner table, and intense homework rebellion, I asked a question I love to ask every parent: […]

AFL Oakland Deep Dive Update

AFL Oakland Deep Dive Update

On May 15 and 16th, 2024 educators from across the country came together in Oakland, CA for a two-day Assessment for Learning (AFL) Deep Dive and focused on student demonstrations of learning. Together, we continued to pursue AFL’s essential question: What can we learn together about how assessment for learning relates to learner belonging, equity and liberation? […]

Message From Envision Education’s Chief Program Officer, Justin Wells

Message From Envision Education’s Chief Program Officer, Justin Wells

Transitions and Opportunities for Envision Learning Partners Dear ELP Community: I am writing with news about a transition for Envision Learning Partners. This past year has been eventful for us (as I am sure it has been for you). We onboarded a new Executive Director and a new Assessment Design Partner. We completed strategic plan […]

Resource Corner: Clearing the Path for Assessment Innovation

Resource Corner: Clearing the Path for Assessment Innovation

Realizing the full potential of student-centered learning requires transformation of traditional approaches to assessment and accountability. To truly move to student-centered learning at scale, education systems must be redesigned. Envision Learning Partners is honored to have co-authored a new paper alongside the Aurora Institute, the Center for Assessment, the Center for Innovation in Education, the Great Schools Partnership, and KnowledgeWorks. Click […]

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 […]

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