The Professional Development Center at Eagle Rock will be working with iLead Schools in Pacoima, Castaic & Lancaster, California on Thursday, May 12th – Friday, May 13, 2016 as they develop proficiency based graduation requirements.
iLEAD has built a model based on what they believe to be the best of all that is out there. iLEAD believes passionately in project-based learning not because it’s a fad but because it goes to the heart of how kids learn. They’ve incorporated technology not as a spiffy add-on but as an organic part of the learning process in the 21st century.
iLEAD values and encourage leadership not just as a part of a career track but by instilling in each learner the confidence and character that inspire others.
It’s not unusual that iLEAD wants their learners to think for themselves. But to do this requires a grounding in the arts, in design and in humanities, and the need to feel at home in the world. For iLEAD, “thinking for themselves” is not just about solving problems but about an organic vision of the world they live in and one they will inherit.
Finally, iLEAD values the social and emotional development of our learners. iLead believe there is an implicit, as well as an explicit, curriculum to teach.
About Eagle Rock
Eagle Rock, a nonprofit Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of the American Honda Motor Company, is both a school for high school age students and a professional development center for educators. The school is a year-round, residential, and full-scholarship school that enrolls young people ages 15-17 from around the United States in an innovative learning program with national recognition.
The Professional Development Center works with educators from around the country who are interested in engaging in education renewal and reform. The Professional Development Center works with educators committed to making high school a more engaging experience for our country’s youth.
We envision this country’s high schools as high functioning centers of engagement and learning. We accelerate school improvement and support implementation of engaging practices that foster each students’ unique potential and help young people use their minds well.