Welcome

 New for PLE for 2017/18
               


As we wind down the year, we continue to plan and look forward to the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Part of our planning process has been to collaborate as a school to determine how to continue to push our practice forward to the benefit of our students.

As a school, we have chosen to partner with EL Education, formerly known as Expeditionary Learning, for professional development opportunities for the next couple of years. We are EXTREMELY excited about this partnership and about becoming  a “Neighborhood School with an EL Education Focus.”          

Many of you may have questions around what EL Education is and what it will mean for our students. 

To give you the “Reader’s Digest Version” of what this partnership with EL Education will mean for our school, I’d like to give you some brief information here to help build your background around this great approach to learning.

This partnership will help our staff continue to dive deeper into items that we are currently working on as a school. Our Building Leadership team has established two long term goals for our school. They are:

      •  Create a collaborative community among staff, students, and parents to support a positive restorative environment that nurtures a growth mindset and risk taking.
      • Our staff will differentiate and collaborate with students to personalize learning through the use of the Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum and best instructional practices.  

In order to support this work, we are partnering with EL Education to come to our school and provide professional development and coaching sessions for our staff around two of their modules; Assessment in the Daily Classroom and Management in the Active Classroom.

These two modules will support our goals in numerous different ways. The Management in the Active Classroom Module will support our staff to deepen our toolboxes around protocols and approaches to make our classroom and school culture safe, supportive, and inclusive for anyone who walks through our doors.

The Assessment in the Daily Classroom Module will support our staff to dig deeper into partnering with students around their assessment data, personalized goals and next steps, and to partner with students to ensure the highest quality of work is produced by each student.

      Jason Starkey - Principal
                                               

                                              
                                                              













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