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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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