Ready by 21 – Letting Young People Lead Their Learning: A Conversation with Ron Berger

January 17, 2020

Ready by 21 is a set of innovative strategies developed by the Forum for Youth Investment that helps communities improve the odds that all children and youth will be ready for college, work and life.

They have a free webinar coming up next week!

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Wednesday, January 22

2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Close your eyes and imagine what an outstanding school looks and sounds like. What comes to mind? Young people collaborating and solving problems together? Or everyone at a desk memorizing facts for an upcoming test?

Please join us as the Forum’s President and CEO Karen Pittman chats with Ron Berger, Chief Academic Officer of EL Education. EL Education was founded on the premise that when students have completed their academic career and enter adult life, they’ll be judged not by performance on basic skills tests but rather, by the quality of their work and the quality of their character. EL Education is transforming the school experience of young people around the nation, at 152 schools in 30 states. This conversation will explore the EL model, its Character Framework, and its 10 founding principles.

For example, at Hollis Innovation Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, students facilitate and take control of their own learning. The young people aren’t seated, but rather are constantly building and creating as they explore new topics and fields of interest.