The week of April 2-6 has been proclaimed by Governor Sununu as ELO week in New Hampshire and provides a great opportunity for schools throughout the state to share their successes.
The proclamation (PDF) states that “Extended Learning Opportunities afford students and businesses a mutually beneficial partnership so that the students get the experience and the businesses have better prepared future employees coming from a high school environment,” and that “New Hampshire has been a leader in building and maintaining an educated workforce with college and career ready skills.”
If you haven’t had a chance to organize an ELO event for this week, please consider doing the following:
- contacting your local newspapers to highlight an individual ELO student experience
- celebrate ELO Community Mentors by sending out thank you cards or printing certificates they can display
- provide ELO information sessions to staff and students to promote your ELO Program
- create social media accounts for your program (Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and post pictures of ELO students “in action” using #NHELO
For those who would like to get more involved, the next New Hampshire Extended Learning Opportunity Network (NH ELON) meeting is Wednesday, April 11th from 9 am to 12 pm in Concord. NH ELON is a collaborative of ELO Coordinators, teachers and other educators interested in advancing ELOs throughout the state. All are welcome to attend the monthly meetings. For information, contact Donna Couture or Terrill Covey.