ELO Overview at PMHS
|Primary acquisition of knowledge and skills through instruction or study outside of the traditional classroom methodology.|
ELO Make Up
|ELOs are:||ELOs are Not:|
|About rigorous academic standards based on standards and competencies||Intended to be an easy way for students to achieve credit|
|An extension of the classroom||To remove a student from a classroom|
|A way for teachers to individualize instruction and share their passions||Intended to replace local teachers|
|About demonstrating growth and achievement||Based on amount of time spent on task|
|An expansion beyond the school building and into the community||Always school-based|
|Before and after school, on weekends, during vacations, and during the summer||Always between the opening and closing school bells|
|Applying knowledge||Memorizing facts|
Rewards of being an Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT):
· It allows teachers to personalize their subject discipline and to support much deeper explorations of it than are possible in limited class time;
· It is also satisfying for teachers to help a student toward a successful graduation through a fulfilling learning experience;
· It allows teachers to see a student gain the knowledge and confidence that he/she cam succeed if an interest is pursued with dedication.
When surveyed, students have reported that the interest of their HQT or overseeing educator is the most rewarding part of the ELO for them – the knowledge that an adult is interested n their learning and supports them in that.
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