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Denver adopts Expeditionary Learning curriculum


Denver makes district-wide commitment to curriculum and teacher professional development

curriculum-denverDenver Public Schools (DPS) has selected Expeditionary Learning (EL) to provide the curriculum for grades 4-8 in the coming academic year.

DPS will use EL’s English Language Arts curriculum for approximately 18,000 students, covering all of Denver’s 6th-8th graders and the majority of the city’s 4th and 5th graders.

In addition, Expeditionary Learning will provide professional development for more than 600 teachers and administrators in the district, beginning this summer.

“We believe Expeditionary Learning’s curriculum is an exemplar standards-based literacy option for all students,” said Devin Fletcher, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Denver Public Schools. “The modules build knowledge and skills toward performance tasks, offer differentiated supports for students, and provide independent reading and choice opportunities.”

EL’s curriculum is in use in 465 school districts across 36 states and the District of Columbia.

EL has partnered with schools and districts for more than 20 years, using a combination of curriculum materials that draw on real-world challenges and teacher professional development sessions that employ “embedded” coaching in the teachers’ classrooms.

“Denver is the ideal partner for EL in implementing the changes that need to happen at this critical moment in education,” says Scott Hartl, CEO of Expeditionary Learning.. “The demands on our young people around college and workplace readiness require a different way of thinking about student potential – it’s not just about rigor and testing, but about cultivating a sense of curiosity and joy around learning.

“Our district partners are working toward this goal for our students, and how we can all come together to create the conditions needed for success.”

Material from a press release was used in this report.

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