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Design Commitments
ALA is committed to...

Universal Goals and High Expectations

1. Deep Learning

  • Authenticity - Exhibitions, Field Trips, Community Involvement
  • Integration - Project Based Learning Experiences, Enrichment Menus
  • Tenacity - Genius Hour, Wonder Works, Maker Space
  • Reflection - Daily, Student Led Conferences, Project Based Learning (before, during, after)

2. Individuality

  • Self-¬≠advocacy - Clubs Based on Interest/Passions, Persuasive Techniques/Problem Solving
  • Voice - Project Based Learning, Speak Up Speak Out, Elective Courses
  • Curiosity - Genius Hour, Maker Space, Share Passions with Others/Ask Questions

3. Flexible

  • Design - Integrated Learning Experiences (on/off campus)
  • Individual Needs and Learning Styles - Enrichment Menus, Interactive Choice Boards
  • Student Centered Grouping - Book Clubs, Classroom Environment, Small Group Instruction 
  • Multi¬≠-Age Experiences - Content Area Workshops, Village Grouping, Big Buddies
  • Collaboration - Project Based Learning, Blended Learning, After School Clubs

4. Connection

  • Personal and Social Awareness - Mindfulness Practices, Collaboration, Restorative Practices
  • Empathy with Meaningful Action - RULER, Morning Meetings, After School Clubs
  • Community Partnerships - Public Exhibitions, Community Service, PTA


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