March 11, 2014

CSR Initiative of American Honda Continues Education Renewal Work in Vermont

The Professional Development Center at Eagle Rock will continue education renewal work in collaboration with the Institute for Democratic Education in America: IDEAThe Paul W. Crowley East Bay MetParents & Adults Celebrating Children & Teens (PACT) & South Burlington High School on March 19 & 20, 2014.

Eagle Rock will be reconvening participants from the NYC Innovation tour from February to coach on forward movement of chosen projects inspired by the tour. Eagle Rock will meet with the planning committee of Senior Thesis Project (STP) conference to be held in May in Burlington, VT. The STP conference was initially conceived of and facilitated by Eagle Rock in Newport and Providence, RI in collaboration with East Bay Met School.

Eagle Rock will facilitate English department work at South Burlington High School. Having already facilitated the selection of standards, SBHS is now working on developing assessments for those standards as the departments move towards proficiency based graduation requirements. Some inspiration and technical assistance will be provided by Eagle Rock School students and staff.

Eagle Rock will be train facilitators to lead an evening community event in collaboration with PACT . This event with multiple stakeholders will narrow down proficiencies that may be used by South Burlington HS. They are narrowing down a list that has grown from previously held neighborhood learning conversations.


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.

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