"It is a most extraordinary school, and every child admitted by the lottery system has indeed won so much more than winning ANY other monetary lottery .They will learn more richly and deeply; they will be inspired to discover and use their own unique gifts to address the various learning projects that they have a hand in designing. These are EXTRAORDINARY opportunities; this is how learning SHOULD take place."
Four Rivers is affiliated with Expeditionary Learning Schools, a non-profit organization devoted to providing a highly-respected model of comprehensive school reform. Expeditionary Learning emphasizes high achievement through active learning, character growth, and teamwork. Its extensive professional development program provides Four Rivers teachers with powerful instructional methods to strengthen student learning, as well as opportunities to share best practices with an expanding network of over 130 Expeditionary Learning schools across the country. Examples of Four Rivers Expeditions can be found in our School Portfolio, initially created as our Expeditionary Learning Credentialing website.
Expeditionary Learning (EL) promotes five Core Practices:
Four Rivers has contributed significantly to the EL network by sharing exemplary models of our teaching practices and Learning Expeditions. Four Rivers teachers have presented at annual Expeditionary Learning National Conferences, and examples of Four Rivers products and assessment methods have been shown at many new and developing EL schools.
For more information, visit the EL website: www.elschools.org