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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 […]

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 […]

Guest Blog: Ruth Chung Wei

Guest Blog: Ruth Chung Wei

In these extraordinary times, we need schools that prioritize the whole child. I have two daughters – ages 12 and 9. Both attend our neighborhood K-8 public school, an easy five-minute walk from our home. Like many working parents with school-age children, my spouse and I juggled our work and parenting responsibilities in pre-COVID times […]

Message From Our Executive Director – July 2020

Message From Our Executive Director – July 2020

The COVID crisis deepens. All of us engaged in the endeavor of learning—students and teachers—now gather ourselves for what we know will be a strange, trying, and unpredictable school year ahead. As your learning community makes its mad design dash to the start of the school year, with all your contingency plans and spreadsheets and […]

A Message to Our Partners and Friends

A Message to Our Partners and Friends

To ELP partners and friends, Envision Learning Partners was established to disrupt the systemic inequities created when students are expected to learn and demonstrate their learning in rote, standardized ways. We know that current systems of assessment do not show or honor the brilliance and talents of Black students. When we support schools, districts, and […]

Guest Blog: Michelle Molitor & Nicole Young

Guest Blog: Michelle Molitor & Nicole Young

We are honored to introduce Michelle Molitor, Executive Director of The Equity Lab.  Their equity work began as a response to the urgent need for culturally responsive systemic change for our most vulnerable students. Ms. Molitor has partnered with and led work alongside several national and regional education agencies and works directly with organizations across the […]

Partner Profile: Colorado Education Initiative

Partner Profile: Colorado Education Initiative

Envision Learning Partners is delighted and honored to introduce the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI). The Colorado Education Initiative is a statewide nonprofit organization in Colorado that invests time, expertise, and dollars in schools, students, educators, and leaders. They are rooted in a vision of equitable outcomes for every kid that drives a strong bias for action focused […]

Message From Our Executive Director – May 2020

Message From Our Executive Director – May 2020

The “yes buts”—the common objections to performance assessment—keep dropping away. The latest comes with the revolutionary announcement from the UC Board of Regents last week: Going forward, the SAT or ACT test is not required for admission to a UC campus. The requirement will be phased out completely by 2025. And just like that, there […]

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