“Campbell’s adaptation of EL into our growing and expanding Outdoor Classroom has been a marvel to experience. The transformation of gardens and outdoor spaces into opportunities for hands on experiences that directly relate to curriculum goals has been wondrous. Planting gardens to understand how Jamestown settlers interacted at different levels, understanding Native American staples by growing Three Sister crops, understanding plant systems by actually planting, growing, harvesting and eating these plants and introducing new learners to new foods through creative lessons is amazing. Campbell through the EL model incorporates hands on learning in so many ways and allows students to take ownership of the environment of the entire school.
I see many of these kids after Campbell and the impact of EL at Campbell is evidenced in their academic confidence, their improved ability to navigate interpersonal challenges in groups, and their ownership of their own learning.”
Former Campbell Parent