Alamo Heights ISD recognized the need to provide rich, student-centered learning experiences in the classroom, to take excellence to the next level and transform classrooms. Knowing the their students need opportunities to refine future ready skills such as curiosity, creative thinking, and collaboration, they wanted to provide a consistent vision for how to lead those opportunities in the classroom.
Alamo Heights ISD partnered with engage2learn in 2015, in search of an innovation solution that would allow them to provide rich educational experiences in the classroom and realize their profile of a learner. While the district has always focused on excellence, AHISD wanted to prioritize future ready skills and ensure students experienced engaging learning opportunities in every grade. In early 2016, Alamo Heights gathered a design team of district and campus leaders, curriculum staff, and teachers, who collaborated on the design of their Blueprint for Learning. In the fall of 2016, the Responsible Rollout of the Blueprint began, and parents immediately began sharing with campus administrators how they are recognizing the impact on their students. Through implementation of the Blueprint, students will continue to be impacted by opportunities to work together to create, think, and craft real solutions to local issues. engage2learn is supporting the initiative by training and coaching teachers on research-based best practices and coaches on e2L’s GROWE coaching model for impacting teacher and leader growth.