• What is the Engaged Learning Model?

    In the Engaged Learning Model (ELM), classrooms are transformed into dynamic learning environments that facilitate relevant experience for students that foster mastery of state standards. ELM integrates a standards-based design process with technology applications and critical thinking to create engaging learning experiences for students. In this model, teachers become designers of authentic standards-based challenges grounded in real-world applications and relevancy, and they facilitate learners through five consistent protocols to meet the challenge while mastering the standards. In this model, students gain content knowledge as well as the skills to become college and career ready and thrive as a contributing citizen and community member.


    When will the Engaged Learning Model be utilized?

                The Engaged Learning Model will be utilized throughout the course to cover core standards and concepts of Chemistry.  Outlines for Engaged Learning Units (ELU) will be posted on my webpage to remind students of progress checks, deadlines, etc. 


    Where will the Engaged Learning Model be utilized?

                The Engaged Learning Model will be utilized mostly in the classroom.  The goal is to provide class time to allow students to complete the ELM protocols and collaborate within their teams.  Outside of class time will occasionally need to be utilized by students in order to complete project requirements or to access resources to enhance understanding and guide students in the study process. 


    Why is the Engaged Learning Model being utilized?

                The Engaged Learning Model is being utilized in order to ensure students are being better prepared for the mastery of skills that will aide them in their future as students and professionals.   The district has established six soft skills that are shown to help aide individuals in success both inside and outside the K-12 school system.  ELM also incorporates content mastery that is student driven in order to allow students to take ownership of their learning experience.  Furthermore, ELM incorporates real-world application and relevancy to design challenges that will capture student interest and stimulate student motivation. 


    How will the Engaged Learning Model benefit students?

                As per the above-mentioned information, the Engaged Learning Model will benefit students in a variety of ways including: development of necessary soft skills (see rubric on webpage), accountability for the learning process, interest in content through its relation to real-world applications, and much more.  Another important benefit of ELM is the production of self-efficacy in students, which is their belief in their own ability to be successful.