The Professional Development Center at Eagle Rock will be collaborating with the Estes Valley School District on September 22nd, 2015 as they conduct Assets Observations in all three schools in the district in an effort to strengthen essential learning standards. The district is focussed on becoming Professional Learning Communities. A Professional Learning Community (PLC) ensures that all students learn. They use the following questions to keep teaching efforts focused on meaningful learning and measurable results:
• What is it that we want children to learn?
• How will we know they have learned it?
• How will we respond when a child experiences difficulty in learning?
• How will we respond when they already know it?
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.