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e2L’s Framework for School Improvement

Since 2011, engage2learn (e2L) has been employing a framework for school improvement that shifts school cultures for good. Our methods focus on building capacity within your current staff first – a critical step that allows learners to then achieve increases in engagement and achievement. For districts who want to go beyond test scores, e2L is the right partner.

The One Year School Turnaround Story

For the 2018-19 school year, e2L partnered with Mesquite ISD to provide targeted intervention and talent transformation to help Rutherford Elementary get out of “Improvement Required.” By the end of the year, Rutherford experienced amazing teacher growth along with massive – and in many cases, double-digit – gains in student achievement.

School Improvement Methodology

The e2L framework for school improvement is rooted in the best available research. Our approach is to become thought partners to create effective frameworks for your educators.

Step 1: 

Determine Area of Greatest Need

e2L works with district leaders to identify specific campuses, grade levels, and/or subject areas that are in the greatest need of improvement.

Step 2: 

Deploy Laser Team of Coaches

Next, e2L pairs up a Laser Team of certified coaches with teachers across the identified areas of need. The Laser Team provides targeted intervention and builds internal capacity with your current staff.

Step 3: 

Focus on High-Yield Best Practices

e2L transforms your current talent by providing focused, actionable coaching based on high-yield best practices (link to these?). These practices provide teachers with the essential tools to master the art of rigorous, standards-aligned instruction, while also maintaining a laser-like focus on student learning outcomes.

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Latest School Improvement Stories

Creating Autonomous Learners: One District’s Move Toward Agency and Innovation

March 30, 2021
By: Kammi Green

One question has haunted the mind of every teacher during the COVID19 pandemic: “Are my students really learning what I’m teaching them right now?” Learning loss has been the chief concern of educators throughout this switch from in-person to virtual...

The Beginner’s Guide to Effective Student & Parent Communication During COVID-19

January 11, 2021
By: Luz Martinez, Ph.D.

During my recent engage2learn coaching sessions, my coachees told me that since Covid-19, there had been an exponential increase in the communication flow between students, parents, teachers, and administrators. As part of our eGrowe coaching conversation, we collaborated to identify...

Yes, Some Schools are Thriving Through COVID

December 1, 2020
By: Diana Branch

“We gave [coaching] top priority. We believe this is getting the biggest bang for our buck in supporting our teachers so that we can get this right the first time with our students.” - Cara Cooke, Superintendent, Aransas Pass ISD

You Can’t Do Everything. Here’s How to Decide What to STOP Doing Now!

November 16, 2020
By: Robyn Scott

“Overwhelming” seems to be the adjective that educators are using most often to describe the 20-21 school year.  The shift in education has been a drastic one, and educators are working long, grueling hours just to keep afloat.   At it’s...

3 Ways to Ensure Teacher Attrition Doesn’t Impact Your District

October 26, 2020
By: Chris Everett, Ed.D.

Whether you are aware of it or not, teacher attrition is an issue worth examining. You may be thinking, I only have to hire a few new teachers each year, so I don’t really have an attrition problem. Or, maybe...

Campus Transformation Through Coaching in Abilene ISD

October 1, 2020
By: engage2learn

Last year, Abilene ISD partnered with engage2learn (e2L) to help turn around several campuses that were in Improvement Required status. Even though COVID-19 and school closures means we don’t have end of year student achievement data, the transformation happening on...

Design Thinking for Educators

June 12, 2020
By: Shannon K. Buerk

I got interested in Design Thinking during my graduate work at Portland State University in my late 20s. David Kelley founded IDEO in 1978, and by the time I was in graduate school in 1995, user-centered design and Design Thinking...

Ending Systemic Racism. We will do more…

June 8, 2020
By: Shannon K. Buerk

Like so many others, I have been both stunned and stirred up by the senseless killing of George Floyd, the latest in a long history of egregious acts of racial injustice. I have never spoken up on this topic before...

The Next 90-Day Plan for Instructional Leaders

May 1, 2020
By: Shannon K. Buerk

Focus on These 3 Goals Public schools have done a miraculous job of reinventing school in the last few weeks. Now, the focus is turning to next year and how to plan for an uncertain 2020-21. As public school leaders...

Planning Virtual PD? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions First.

April 27, 2020
By: Jill Galloway

As educators, we already know that the world is an ever-changing, unpredictable place.  How many times have you heard someone talk about how we’re preparing learners for jobs that may not yet exist?   We’re doing our best to grow...

9 Essential Steps for Virtual Project Management

April 20, 2020
By: Lucy Elizondo

Two years ago, I switched from working in a school district to working for engage2learn (e2L). Two major differences hit me at the same time. First, the pace of work at e2L was unlike anything I had ever experienced. Second,...

How Pre-Assessments Ease the Burden of Distance Learning

April 18, 2020
By: Olive May

This difficult moment of quarantine and social distancing can result in a lot of stress, particularly for educators that had to switch gears to a virtual classroom overnight. Now, more than ever, it is important to prioritize best practices that...

Systems for a Virtual Work Environment One-Pager

March 25, 2020
By: engage2learn

The e2L team has put together this handy one-pager full of tips and resources that will help your organization get up and running in a virtual work environment. Just click the image below and feel free to share!

How to Thrive in the New Paradigm of Distance Learning

March 24, 2020
By: Luz Martinez, Ph.D.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our community schools were forced to make the difficult but necessary decision to send everyone home. Even though schools have had to face many challenges, opportunities abound! Benjamin Franklin once said: “Out of...

Is it Time to Revolutionize the Grading System?

February 13, 2020
By: Robyn Scott

Quick question:  If we are finally realizing the importance of creating learning environments that reflect life outside of the classroom, then why haven’t we changed our grading system? It’s safe to say that education has drastically changed in the last...

4 Steps to Enhancing Your Classroom Learning Environment

November 21, 2019
By: Luz Martinez, Ph.D.

One of my close friends told me that her son loved his 5th-grade learning experience. She said he would come home every day saying how cool his teacher was and how they were learning in groups and were allowed to...

Modernizing Continuous Performance Management

November 14, 2019
By: Lucy Elizondo

Organizations spend a fortune purchasing performance management tools that often fail to meet their unique needs. At engage2learn (e2L), we set out to develop a fully customized performance management system that leveraged existing technology adoptions. The result was an agile...

What is the Laser Team Approach to School Improvement?

August 20, 2019
By: engage2learn

We are so excited to partner with Arlington ISD to implement e2L’s Laser Team approach to school improvement. The video below provides a brief overview of what the Laser Team approach is and how it helps classroom teachers implement high-quality...

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After extensive experience and research into why the task of changing the trajectory of chronically underperforming schools is so difficult. We have consolidated and compressed our findings into this free source that details three main reasons school improvement efforts fail. Submit the form and gain instant access.

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