Core Practices & Benchmarks

I. LEARNING EXPEDITIONS

 

II. ACTIVE PEDAGOGY

(Instructional Strategies)

III. CULTURE AND CHARACTER

 

IV. LEADERSHIP AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

 

V. STRUCTURES

 

Implementing learning expeditions across the curriculum Using effective instructional practices schoolwide Building school culture and fostering character Providing leadership in curriculum, instruction, and school culture Designing time for student and adult learning
Designing compelling topics and guiding questions Teaching reading & writing across the disciplines Ensuring equity and high expectations Sharing leadership and building partnerships Creating structures for knowing students well
Designing products and linked projects Teaching inquiry-based math Fostering a safe, respectful, and orderly community Using multiple source of data to improve student achievement  
Incorporating fieldwork, local expertise, and service Learning Teaching inquiry-based science and social studies Promoting adventure and fitness Linking Expeditionary Learning and school improvement plans  
Producing and presenting high quality student work Using effective assessment practices Developing a professional community    
  Learning in and through the arts Engaging families in the life of the school