Mission and Vision of Expeditionary Learning
When students and teachers are engaged in work that is challenging, adventurous and meaningful, learning and achievement flourish. The mission of EL Education is to create classrooms where teachers can fulfill their highest aspirations, and students achieve more than they think possible, becoming active contributors to building a better world.
In EL Education schools:
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 then they think they can. Excellence is expected in the quality of their work and their 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.