Eagle Rock’s 66th trimester (ER 66) brought us 10 fresh-off-the-bus students and a return to the wilderness for our New Student Wilderness Orientation Course. The program remains among the staples of the Eagle Rock School student experience and, in fact, we have been conducting these courses since the school’s founding in the early-1990s.
The one place you’ll seldom find our latest featured Eagle Rock educator is in the classroom. Matt Bynum is our outdoor education adjunct instructor and you can’t do all that much hands-on teaching about the Great Outdoors when four walls topped by a ceiling surround you.
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When Big Picture Learning’s regional directors recently gathered, we worked with Michael Soguero and Sarah Bertucci, from Eagle Rock’s Professional Development Center….
Our new director of Public Allies is no stranger to our mountainside campus, having served as the curriculum fellow back in 2008 and 2009.
In fact, for the past 15-plus years, Christi Kramer has worked with nonprofits that challenge traditional concepts of education and youth development. At Eagle Rock, she will be supporting and overseeing a dozen Public Allies fellows through their year of service, leadership and personal development. And with her guidance, we expect these fellows to become members of a new generation of leaders in education reform, inspiring change in educational and non-profit organizations across the nation.
We’re pleased to present Eagle Rock’s chapter in the National Society for the Study of Education 2014 Yearbook entitled Engaging Youth in Schools: Evidence-Based Models to Guide Future Innovations. Engagement can prevent struggling students from dropping out, and re-engagement in learning can help struggling students who have dropped out return to school and graduate. This […]
You can tell a lot about a teacher’s values and personality just by asking how he or she feels about giving grades. Some defend the practice, claiming that grades are necessary to “motivate” students. Many of these teachers actually seem to enjoy keeping intricate records of students’ marks. Such teachers periodically warn students that they’re […]
Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center is located in Estes Park, Colorado, nestled in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. A corporate social responsibility initiative of the American Honda Motor Company, Eagle Rock is a tuition-free residential high school for students who have not succeeded in conventional schools. It also houses a professional development […]
A unique boarding school in the Rocky Mountains proves that even students who have already dropped out of school can be persuaded to return, stay in school, and graduate. Vidal: I didn’t feel like anyone was taking any time to connect school to my future. Chris: School was boring. I would get p***ed off at […]
When Gabe Ferdinand first saw the informational videotape about Eagle Rock School two years ago, he couldn’t believe his eyes. “I thought it was hilarious,” he says. “They had all these kids saying, ‘Eagle Rock is such a loving place.’ I was laughing! I thought they had paid these people to get on camera and […]