NESTLED AWAY IN THE MOUNTAINS OF ESTES PARK, COLORADO, a “final chance,” residential learning environment is reimagining what it means to educate young learners. And, they have been doing so since 1993. With only 72 learners in attendance at any given time, Eagle Rock School prides itself on accepting learners who “demonstrate a passion and motivation […]
By Laura Melillo Over 20 years ago, Dominique worked as a design consultant alongside architect David Barrett (of Barrett Studios), and architect and planner Jeff Winston, during the original design and construction of Eagle Rock School, located in Estes Park, Colorado. This year, Jeff Winston co-instructed a class on intentional design & architecture to Eagle Rock students, and […]
By Nic Wackerly Eagle Rock School in Estes Park is approaching their summer break and graduation. The school operates on a trimester schedule. Each trimester includes three months of school in Estes and a one month break. However, the uniqueness of Eagle Rock extends beyond the schedule. The program is focused on helping students that […]
She credits a “last chance” high school, Eagle Rock School in Estes Park, with “saving my life.”
by Anastacia Galloway Reed Years ago at a breakfast meeting during a Winter Meeting, Jonett Miniel brought together some folks working with pre-service educators. On June 19 & 20, 2017 we hosted our second summer retreat at Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center. Along with Eagle Rock staff Anastacia Reed, Michael Soguero and Dan Condon, SRI […]
Estes Park Trail Gazette – Eagle Rock and Estes Park School District partner in Liberatory Design Thinking workshop
The Professional Development Center at Eagle Rock and Estes Park Schools have created a partnership that allows Estes Park to benefit from the nationally-renowned work done by Eagle Rock. Together, Estes Park School District R-3 and Eagle Rock used a process of Neighborhood Learning Conversations. These conversations helped the District discover what skills the Estes […]
by Tom Vander Ark Life is integrated. Why isn’t learning? Discipline-based learning was popularized in the mid 19th century. Disciplines were locked into place by course and credit structures a century ago. While experts would argue that disciplines have unique epistemologies worth exploring, the drawbacks of a discipline-based approach have long outlasted the benefits. It dampens […]
Sharing a meal with students is a great way to snap up some candid truths about how things are going. At the residential Eagle Rock School in Estes Park, Colorado, principal Jeff Liddle loves to sit down with the kids at dinner and chat them up.
Dividing students by arbitrary birthdate ranges doesn’t make sense, advocates say. By Stuart Miller The Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School in Devens, Massachusetts Stuart Miller DEVENS, Massachusetts—It looks like a typical class in a suburban high school. The teacher, Barbara Curtin, discusses the differences between mean, mode, and median while her students at the Francis W. […]
Hechinger Report – Would students learn more if they were grouped together like Little League teams?
Dividing students by arbitrary birthdate ranges doesn’t make sense, advocates say by STUART MILLER May 9, 2017 Officials at the Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School in Devens, Massachusetts, believe multiage education fosters cooperation and collaboration between students, like these ninth- and 10th-graders working together on a Holocaust-related history project. Photo: Stuart Miller DEVENS, Mass. […]