Category: Guest Blog

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 […]

Guest Blog: Yvonne Armenta of Chats with Yvonne

Guest Blog: Yvonne Armenta of Chats with Yvonne

Exposure and practice to the art of public speaking has the power to deepen and strengthen our connection to self, our education, and our community. Growing up, I devoted myself to school because it was the one thing in my life whose outcome I knew I could control.  If I did my homework, I got […]

Guest Blog: Back from Beijing!

Guest Blog: Back from Beijing!

Assessment Design Partner, Josette Neal-De-Stanton, was joined by previous ELPer, Abby Benedetto, in Beijing this past August to continue our collaboration with Moonshot Academy. Learn more about ELP’s previous work with Moonshot in 2018 in their Partner Profile. https://youtu.be/DQ5rvB0Maw4 Josette chats with ELP colleague, Courtney Katen, about her experience in Beijing.   A Reflection from […]

Guest Blog: Inclusive Education: Shifting The Narrative by Roilyn Graves

Guest Blog: Inclusive Education: Shifting The Narrative by Roilyn Graves

My career began volunteering at an elementary school in Washington, DC in 2001. As a staff member walked me to my assigned classroom, I noticed a room tucked away in the corner. There were only a few students in the space. Some students were wandering around, some were disengaged, some sleeping, and others were sitting at tables coloring or tracing the alphabet. […]

Guest Blog: Urgency, Patience, and the Cultivation of Hope

Guest Blog: Urgency, Patience, and the Cultivation of Hope

  Urgency, Patience, and the Cultivation of Hope By Trevor Gardner The tension between urgency and patience is a constant for educators. On one end we hold high expectations, pushing students to do more than they think they are capable of; we demand their best. On the other end we nurture; we meet them where […]

Guest Blog: We All Deserve Badges for Resilience and Adaptability

Guest Blog: We All Deserve Badges for Resilience and Adaptability

We All Deserve Badges for Resilience and Adaptability By Roman Stearns During the pandemic, each individual and organization has been forced to practice unprecedented levels of resilience and adaptability. It’s remarkable really. Workers adapted to new conditions and norms. Students adapted to new places and forms of learning. Parents adapted to some form of homeschooling. […]

Guest Blog: No Resignations Allowed by Dr. Sabrina “Bri” Moore

Guest Blog: No Resignations Allowed by Dr. Sabrina “Bri” Moore

NO RESIGNATIONS ALLOWED By Dr. Sabrina “Bri” Moore Founder of 3Ls: Literacy, Leadership & Liberation  Program Director Systemic Instructional Review Alameda County Office of Education  Oakland Native: Former OUSD Student, Teacher and Principal As a former student, teacher and principal and current director in education, I have a question. Am I the only one wondering […]

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