Create Alternatives for Academic Credit Inside and Outside School

A two-day workshop for teams of school personnel. Both days include team time for exploration and planning.

After completing Day 1, participants will be able to:

  • Describe high quality ELOs
  • Describe the role of students, families, educators and community partners in developing and implementing ELOs

After completing Day 2, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the critical components of a successful ELO program
  • Develop strategies to develop an infrastructure to support ELOs in your school
  • Examine policies and practices that support ELOs in your school

Day 1 Materials

Day 1 course outline

Introductions, review agenda10 min

What is an ELO?

  • Activity: Create a representation of an ELO (18 min)
50 minNone

Building blocks of ELOs

  • Activity: Matching ELOs to student interests
1 hr 15 min
ELO tools and practice45 min

SOAR analysis

  • Activity: Expanding ELOs
1 hr 15 min
Wrap up and preview Day 215 min

Day 2 Materials

Day 2 course outline

Welcome, follow-up, review agenda15 min

Blueprints for an ELO program

  • DOE guidance
  • Policy and support
  • Activity: What is your ELO policy?
  • Developing ELOs – starting point
  • Referrals and planning processes
  • Activity: What is your referral and planning process?
1 hr 15 min

Developing ELOs

  • Competencies, community partners
  • Mitigating risk
1 hr 30 minNone

Assessing ELOs

  • Rubrics, evaluation and monitoring
  • Activity: How do you evaluate your ELO program?
1 hr 30 min

Action planning

  • Activity: ELO action Plan
1 hr 15 min
Wrap up and post-test15 min