Courtney Katen

Message from our Executive Director – November 2020

Message from our Executive Director – November 2020

A high school principal recently lamented to me that many of his students’ grades are cratering during this time of distance learning. Much of the problem, he observes, is coming from classes whose grades are calculated using points. Work is assigned, work is not received, and the work gets a zero in the grade book. […]

Resource Corner: Anti-Racism Tools

Resource Corner: Anti-Racism Tools

We urge our partners and friends to join us in engaging or recommitting to anti-racist equity work within your organizations. And we ask you to do it with the guidance of expert individuals and organizations, such as those listed below, that were committed and practiced long before 2020 hashtags and uprisings. Consider learning from and […]

Partner Profile: East Palo Alto Academy

Partner Profile: East Palo Alto Academy

The Envision Learning Partners are entering our second year of partnership with the East Palo Alto Academy High School. They have been collaborating with Deeper Learning Coach, Morgan Vien, to develop their graduate profile and, due to distance learning, were forced to pivot and reimagine how to do their defenses of learning. Read more here […]

I am ELP: Courtney Katen, Marketing & Operations Coordinator

I am ELP: Courtney Katen, Marketing & Operations Coordinator

Describe what you do at ELP? As ELP’s Marketing and Operations Coordinator, I work mostly behind the scenes. I handle marketing and communications, systems development, clientele management, contracts and billing, webinar and event planning, and anything else to support the team. I wear many hats since there are only nine of us, which I enjoy […]

September 2020 Events & Announcements

September 2020 Events & Announcements

Upcoming Virtual Events Deeper Learning in the Time of COVID-19: Leveraging performance assessments & Graduate Profiles to best prepare for re-opening Friday, October 2nd, 1:00pm PT Deeper Learning Coach, Alcine Mumby Across the US, districts have been forced to transition to virtual learning due to the global pandemic. Education leaders have the arduous task of […]

Message from our Executive Director – September 2020

Message from our Executive Director – September 2020

One widespread way that schools have adapted to the pandemic, particularly at the secondary level, is a dramatic restructuring of the “bell schedule.” In the virtual and hybrid contexts we’re now operating in, many students are taking, and teachers are teaching, fewer classes at one time, typically made possible by shortening the length of courses […]

Resource Corner: Measures of SEL

Resource Corner: Measures of SEL

Can we develop valid, instructionally useful, educative, and equitable ways to measure social-emotional learning? ELP’s Director of Research and Innovation, Ruth Chung Wei, had the opportunity to direct a research study with a team at the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, & Equity (SCALE) and ELP called “Measures of Social-Emotional Learning.” The Executive Summary of […]

I am ELP: Ruth Chung Wei

I am ELP: Ruth Chung Wei

Describe what you do at ELP? I serve as the Director of Research and Innovation.  My main role is to document the impact that designing and implementing high quality performance assessment systems has on outcomes for K-12 students, the learning environments that student experience, and systems and cultures that support student success.  The “innovation” part […]

July 2020 Events & Announcements

July 2020 Events & Announcements

Where in the World is ELP? ELP was in 44 cities across the country last year, take a look at the updated map on our new website homepage to see where we’ve been. Virtual Portfolio Defenses At the beginning of the current health crisis, ELP developed some resources for those pursuing virtual portfolio defenses. Now, […]

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