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    REWARD SCHOOL 2014
    The Minnesota Department of Education recently designated Schoolcraft Learning Community as a Reward School!
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    Schoolcraft Learning Community exists to help develop individuals to be self-directed, lifelong learners who have the skills and knowledge to confidently and compassionately navigate in the world.
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    SCHOOLCRAFT LEARNING COMMUNITY
    Located in Concordia Language Village's beautiful French campus.
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    CELEBRATION OF LEARNING
    Culminating presentation showcasing the projects and the learning of each student.
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    COOPERATIVE LIFE SKILLS
    Skill-building classes that promote empathy, cooperation, communication, conflict management and problem solving.
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    EXPEDITIONARY LEARNING
    Inspiring the motivation to learn and engage teachers and students in new levels of focus and effort.
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    FIELD WORK
    Students go out into the field to obtain knowledge and/or data for further use.
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    FOCUS ON THE ARTS
    Expanding knowledge through the use of art and music.
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    FOREIGN LANGUAGE
    French language and culture exploration.
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    OUR NATURAL WORLD
    Providing our students with unique outdoor experiences.
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    SERVICE LEARNING
    Preparing students with the attitudes and skills to learn from and be of service to others.
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    TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION
    Building 21st century skills with technology.

Design Principles

The design principles express the philosophy of education and core values of Expeditionary Learning. Use the arrows to the right or left to navigate through them.

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1. The primacy of self discovery

Learning happens best with emotion, challenge and the requisite support.

2. The having of wonderful ideas

Teaching in Expeditionary Learning schools fosters curiosity about the world.

3. The responsibility for learning

Learning is both a personal process of discovery and a social activity.

4. Empathy and caring

Learning is fostered best in communities where students' and teachers' ideas are respected and where there is mutual trust.

5. Success and failure

All students need to be successful if they are to build the confidence and capacity to take risks and meet increasingly difficult challenges.

6. Collaboration and competition

Individual development and group development are integrated so that the value of friendship, trust, and group action is clear.

7. Diversity and inclusion

Both diversity and inclusion increase the richness of ideas, creative power, problem-solving ability, and respect for others.

8. The natural world

A direct and respectful relationship with the natural world refreshes the human spirit and teaches the important ideas of recurring cycles and cause and effect.

9. Solitude and reflection

Students and teachers need time alone to explore their own thoughts, make their own connections, and create their own ideas.

10. Service and compassion

Students and teachers are strengthened by acts of consequential service to others.

Design Principles Brochure

As explained by our Kindergarteners in the fall of 2008. Cick here to download a copy.

Expeditionary Learning

Follow this link to learn more about EL Schools. http://elschools.org/

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