Use student work to improve teaching and learning

Kindergartners as Experts

Kindergartners celebrate their learning from a year-long study of birds. 

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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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A Group Critique Lesson- Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback

Third graders use a piece of Student Writing as a model to identify criteria for a quality story.

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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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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. 

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Complexity, Craftsmanship, Authenticity

Attributes of High Quality Work

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

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Revitalizing Rochester- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film about students' interdisciplinary civic project effecting real-world change in Rochester, NY.

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Get Your Blues On- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film on 4th graders studying The Great Migration through the Blues, joining history with poetry, music, and visual arts. 

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