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.
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.
In Common: National, Regional and Local News from the Coalition of Essential Schools – Literature Circles: Promoting Student Choice and Voice
Last fall, Andrew, the Public Allies Teacher Fellow in Language Arts and Literature, approached me with wide eyes about an idea he had for a literature class._Lit Circles_Harvey Daniels_ he said._You_ve got to check them out._I knew I had heard of them….