What is EL Education?Learning is active. Students are scientists, urban planners, historians, and activists. They investigate real community problems and collaborate with peers to develop creative, actionable solutions.Learning is challenging. Students at all levels are pushed and supported to do more than they think they can. Excellence is expected in the quality of their work and thinking.Learning is meaningful. Students apply their skills and knowledge to real-world issues and make positive change in their communities. They see the relevance of their learning and are motivated by understanding that learning has purpose.Learning is public. Through formal structures of presentation, exhibition, critique, and data analysis, students and teachers build a shared vision of pathways to achievement.
Learning is collaborative. School leaders, teachers, students, and families share rigorous expectations for quality work, achievement, and behavior. Trust, respect, responsibility, and joy in learning permeate the school culture.At Meadow Glen Middle School, our approach to curriculum makes standards come alive for students by connecting learning to real-world issues and needs. The classrooms are alive with discovery, inquiry, critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration. Our leaders, teachers, and students embrace the power of student-engaged assessment practices to build student ownership of learning. This includes working with learning targets, models, reflection, critique, rubrics, and experts. School structure and traditions such as CREW, Town Hall, and service learning projects ensure that every student is known and cared for and their contributions are celebrated. Leadership in our schools goes beyond a single person or team — it is a role and expectation for all. You don’t have to have a title to be a leader at Meadow Glen.