Expeditionary Learning School
“Expeditionary Learning… this is how kids want to learn.” – Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
Tapestry Charter School is an Expeditionary Learning school. Expeditionary Learning (EL) harnesses students’ natural passions to allow them to develop the curiosity, skills, knowledge, and courage needed to imagine a better world and work toward realizing it.
Learning is accomplished through academic, cross-disciplinary learning expeditions, other active forms of teaching and learning, and a challenging and supportive school culture. Learning expeditions inspire the academic skills necessary to make sense of the New York State learning standards.
About Expeditionary Learning Schools:
- Expeditionary Learning Schools (www.elschools.org) is a nonprofit school improvement and teacher development organization with a growing national network of 136 schools with almost 50,000 students.
- The Expeditionary Learning model, a New American Schools design, emphasizes high achievement through active learning, character growth, and teamwork.
- The Expeditionary Learning program uses research-based best practices in literacy, inquiry-based mathematics, and original research and data collection.
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