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Illuminating Standards Video Series

What would it look like if standards were met with depth and imagination? These videos  explore that question.

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Inspiring Excellence Video Series
Inspiring Excellence Video Series

See behind the scenes as second graders create a project of remarkable quality about snakes.

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What's Up: Illuminating Standards Video

Short film on the question, "What causes the change of seasons?"  These third graders provide clearer answers than Harvard graduates. 

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Protocol for Watching Illuminating Standards Videos

Use this protocol with the Illuminating Standards videos to promote thoughtful conversation.

 

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Protocol for Using Student Work to Improve Teaching and Learning

Use this protocol with projects or writing collections to promote observation and conversation. 

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Part 4 of Inspiring Excellence: Using Models and Critiques to Create Works of Quality

Second graders engage in critique and revision to produce high quality work. 

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Calculicious- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film about 12th graders translating mathematics into art, celebrating the beauty of both fields. 

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Knowledge and Skills, Character, High-Quality Work

Dimensions of Student Achievement

El Education pursues an expanded, three-dimensional view of student achievement including mastery of knowledge and skills, character, and high-quality work.

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This Is Why I Cry- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film about an 8th grade project that imagines the life of a slave in a fictional but historically accurate piece with a strong voice. 

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