Eagle Rock launches new blog and invites you to join the conversation
Feb 12, 2013 - 01:00 PM
by Dan Condon
Typically, during the new year, you’ll find folks writing about the top education stories of the year, a reflection of trends, some similar year end list or a year end donation appeal.
This is not that post.
Instead, we’d like to introduce something Eagle Rock is pretty excited about.
This past summer we engaged new media guru and Entrepreneur Magazine contributor Mikal Belicove (http://www.entrepreneur.com/author/17) to assist Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center, a CES affiliate school, an affiliate center, and conveners of CES Centers, in rethinking our new media strategy and we’re please to introduce our blog where we invite you to play a role.
Eagle Rock has been making a difference in education since 1993. Our philanthropic endeavor is to address the issue of widespread high school disengagement. We do that locally by operating a school for formerly disengaged youth and we do it nationally by working with other schools with a similar mission to ours. In light of that work we are excited to use this blog as a platform to engage you in several ways to create a community interested in these same issues.
You can look forward to a post where our Head of School will talk about our “in the trenches” work with our high school students at Eagle Rock School.
We’ll keep you up to date on our national mission work related to having a positive effect on schools in the United States such as pieces about our work with a network of charter schools in Albuquerque, NM. (http://aceleadership.org/about/partners)
We’ll launch conversations with you, those interested in the progressive education community, around current, hot topic issues impacting public education nationally. We encourage you to pose the complex issues you are dealing with in your context and we will weigh in. We look forward to a dialogue about innovative ways to navigate the thorny issues facing schools.
We’ll share resources and invite you to share of resources and insights consistent with the national work of our professional development center such as our Project Based Learning work in Durham, NC, our youth/adult partnership work in Vermont (http://www.yatst.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=122:yatst-conference-highlights) & our curriculum revision work in Denver (http://www.goodwilldenver.org/content/goodwill-teams-eagle-rock-rev-career-curriculum-changing-workforce).
Another way we will make this blog interactive is by ending each post with a question. What topics would you like to see in this new blog? Oh, and of course, we wish you a Happy New Year. Visit the blog here: http://www.eaglerockschool.org/news/blog.aspx
Eagle Rock, a non-profit initiative of the American Honda Motor Company, is both a school for high school age students and a professional development center for educators. The school is a year-round, residential, and full-scholarship school that enrolls young people ages 15-17 from around the United States in an innovative learning program with national recognition. The Professional Development Center works with educators from around the country who wish to study how to re-engage, retain and graduate students. The center provides consulting services at school sites and host educators who study and learn from Eagle Rock practices. For more information please visitwww.eaglerockschool.org and check us out on Twitter @eaglerockschool and on Facebook atfacebook.com/EagleRockSchool.