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The 20 Years Project- Illuminating Standards Video

Short film about eighth grade students who project their finances 20 years into the future, connecting math standards to real-life. 


ReVOLT: Illuminating Standards Video

At King Middle School in Portland, Maine, 8th graders plunged into ReVolt, a 5-month, interdisciplinary expedition using design to solve a real world problem. No core academic subject was left out as the students actively engaged in multifaceted projects across classrooms.


Complexity, Craftsmanship, Authenticity

Attributes of High Quality Work

This document presents EL Education's three dimensions of quality work: Complexity, Craftsmanship and Authenticity.


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. 


Get Bent
Get Bent: Illuminating Standards Video

“When life throws you a curve, sit on it.” At least this is what senior students did at High Tech High in San Diego, CA.


The Human Face of Human Rights- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film about 10th grade students using interviews, writing, and photography to showcase the courage of international refugees. 


Mohammed and the Number Genie
Mohammed and the Number Genie: Illuminating Standards Video

What would it look like if we had a project that made students want to persevere? What even makes them want to persevere?


An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students

This book is guided by a passion for quality and contains specific strategies for achieving excellence. 


Part 1 of Inspiring Excellence: Overview

Introductory video in the set of six that document a learning expedition and practices that result in remarkable work