Meeting the Diverse Learning Assets & Needs of Students in Essex County
A Message to Our Community on COVID-19: Serving You in Difficult Times
Dear Friends: as we head into this time of unprecedented threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we want you to know first and foremost that we at Full Frame Communications and the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) are here as a resource to you. We invite you to call upon us in these difficult times—just to make a friendly connection, and/or to help problem-solve around the issues that may arise in the coming weeks. Caring for the caregivers is central to our vision. Read more here...
A Community-Driven Approach to School Change
The research is clear: when teachers are learning, so are their students. Moreover, when educators are appreciated as valued professionals, on a par with other professionals in our society, they are better able to appreciate the rich array of students who enter their schools and classrooms.
The Essex County Learning Community (ECLC) serves educators in small and medium-sized school districts in close geographic proximity to one another. It takes superintendents, principals, department directors, and teachers on a deep journey toward more effectively meeting the needs of all of their students, especially those with learning disabilities, learning and attention issues, and exposure to trauma, as well those have not been served well under past and current systems and structures because of race, culture, language, and other factors.
ECLC believes that trusting relationships among educators are the foundation for personal and professional growth, just as they are for students. Educators understandably claim “we don’t have time for conversation” when the daily demands are unceasing. The ECLC opens up the time and space for facilitated conversation and reflection, for state-of-the-art learning with national and regional experts, and for collaboration toward much greater impact.