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Introducing Two More Virtual Portfolio Defense Tools

Introducing Two More Virtual Portfolio Defense Tools

A Note from the Designers: Just so you know- we hear you and we are answering your call!  Path Pace Tool “Yes – we want to lean in and invite students to tell the journey of their learning in a Virtual Defense… but where do we start?” We are thrilled that you are digging deeper […]

Announcing ELP’s Virtual Portfolio Defense Toolkit

Announcing ELP’s Virtual Portfolio Defense Toolkit

Still hot from the forge, ELP’s Virtual Portfolio Defense Toolkit is hereby released to the world. Click the button below to download the toolkit. Use it and share it widely. We hope that it inspires action, saves you time, and helps you find opportunity within this crisis to put students at the center of their learning. ELP […]

Resource Corner: 228 Accelerator Design Team Journey

Resource Corner: 228 Accelerator Design Team Journey

Over the course of our year as Nexus Fellows (see the I am ELP post: Nexus Edition for more insight) we were given many incredible resources to guide and help us in our journey to design a better, more equitable education system for all children. Our Nexus journey was captured beautifully by Caroline Hill (228 […]

I Am ELP: Nexus Edition

I Am ELP: Nexus Edition

During the 2019 calendar year, ELP’s Alcine Mumby and Aragon Burlingham participated in the first Nexus Fellowship, a program from the Equity Lab. Nexus was designed in response to the overwhelming need for race, equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) in the learning profession. This was a transformative experience for us and the other 14 Nexus […]

March 2020 Events & Announcements

March 2020 Events & Announcements

Reflections on the Assessment for Learning Conference by Morgan Vien, Contributing Conference Designer The AfL Conference was a powerful experience for me in many ways. A huge part of my job is curating learning experiences that shake up “business as usual.”  In a conference design role, it was interesting to design an experience for 400 people […]

Message from our Executive Director – March 2020

Message from our Executive Director – March 2020

As you work furiously and heroically to serve your students through the COVID-19 crisis, ELP offers this advice: Don’t forget about your graduate profile. Now’s the time to lean into it. It doesn’t matter whether your performance assessment system is well established or just getting off the ground, whether you’re currently reaching your students through […]

Resources During Covid-19

Resources During Covid-19

We understand these are challenging times for many people, especially educators challenged with rapid transition to online teaching. Here are some resources we’ve been gathering to potentially help: Envision Learning Partners’ hosted website: Performance Assessment Resource Bank (PARB) provides free resources and tasks Zoom is a video conferencing site ELP uses both internally and externally […]

Support From ELP During These Challenging Times

Support From ELP During These Challenging Times

Dear ELP Partner,In this time of crisis, I am reminded of one of ELP’s defining characteristics of a high-quality performance assessment: it is tight on quality criteria while open to different learner approaches. That principle certainly applies to our relationship with you in the uncertain times ahead. Now more than ever, ELP is committed to supporting […]

Resource Corner: Grad Profile Quality Criteria Check

Resource Corner: Grad Profile Quality Criteria Check

Is your Grad Profile made up of complex cognitive skills, not values? That’s one of the 10+ questions we ask with our Graduate Profile Quality Criteria Check Tool. We have been delighted to see the surge in Graduate Profiles developed by school systems across the USA over the past year but have noticed the need […]

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