La Expedición follows the growth, progression, challenges and successes in two classrooms during the first year of teaching at the new Mundo Verde Public Charter School.
La Expedición follows Molly & Berenice, as they design and implement a learning expedition in the Expeditionary Learning model. La Expedición travels back and forth between behind-the-scenes preparation and inside the classroom implementation of the expedition lessons, capturing a diversity of teacher and student perspectives. In both English and Spanish, La Expedición walks through key experiential moments in a learning expedition, from the kick-off experience, efforts to build background knowledge, case studies, fieldwork, collaborative work with experts and a final student showcase. La Expedición offers an in-depth window into the culture of the classroom and a window into the impact of Expeditionary Learning on students, teachers and the school community.
- Director: Brandon Kramer
- Producer: Lance Kramer
- Cinematographer: Ellie Walton
- Editor: Ellie Walton
- Assistant Editors: Kate Flannery, Jonna McKone, Zoe Schein
- Music: Sam McCormally
- Sound: John Dillon
- Audio Mixer: Corey Marsello
- Special thanks to: Molly Howard & Berenice Pernalete
Mundo Verde Public Charter School. Mundo Verde aims to foster high levels of academic achievement among a diverse group of students by preparing them to be successful and compassionate global stewards of their communities. The engaging curriculum focuses on sustainability and biliteracy.
Nurture a child outdoors: Take a walk together in Rock Creek Park
Understand more deeply how food grows everywhere: Plant something
edible in your backyard or visit an urban farm (Common Good
Grow your understanding of best practices at other schools: Explore the Expeditionary Learning Schools website, visit a green or bilingual school in your area, read Center for Applied Linguistics materials on bilingual education
Change expectations of what a young child can accomplish: Share our student products with someone who cares about education
Help us tell our story: Host a community screening of La Expedición in your own community!
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