Dorchester, Massachusetts’ Conservatory Lab Charter School is an Expeditionary Learning (EL) school. One of the foundational credos of Expeditionary Learning is “We are Crew, Not Passengers.” This metaphor refers to a group in a boat on a long voyage, where everyone is needed to pull at an oar and no one sits by watching. In adhering to this motto, “Crew” can be used to reference both individual classrooms and the entire school community. We strive to instill a sense of responsibility, participation, and cooperation among individuals, the student body, the school community, and the greater community. This motto represents our commitment to inclusion and action in the service of self and others. This conversation explores the connections, continuity, and contrasts between CES and EL, and provides a place to think through EL as a way to sustain CES principles and practices.
Please see the Networking Conversations document deslgned to guide this conversation: http://bit.ly/NetworkingConversations2016