Lessons with Ron Berger, Part 2
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This episode features a conversation with Ron Berger, long-time educator and program developer and now Senior Advisor, Teaching and Learning for EL Education. Beginning more than 30 years ago, EL Education was born out of the Outward Bound model of experiential learning that centers around young people, and adults, building strong bonds with each other and exploring and influencing the world together rather than alone, an approach to education that has particular resonance for young adolescents.  

In Part 2 of their conversation, Ron and Jason talk about EL’s open-source and highly rated and regarded English Language Arts curriculum and how it anchors experiential learning with rigorous, and standards-aligned content; they talk about EL’s newer foray into social and emotional learning with its advisory program, Crew; and they address the state of education today, how to meet the moment for young people given the impacts of the pandemic on learning and for teachers amid the backlashes around addressing issues of equity. 

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