We believe it takes an ensemble of talented people – from peer educators to technical assistance providers to content experts – to boost academics and create a healthy school culture for English learners. Ensemble Learning brings these individuals together to support schools so they can better serve students.
What we do:
Ensemble Learning provides services tailored to your school’s needs and values and informed by your individual data in three areas
School leaders have the power to share a vision of commitment to high standards; cultivate leadership; focus consistently on improving instruction; and manage people, data, and processes
High quality materials and teachers with a good pedagogical foundation are key to student success.
Even if you have the highest quality instruction and the best processes, students will not learn until they feel supported and valued in your classroom
“I feel I’ve gained a better understanding of the needs of our campus. This was a great opportunity to be able to discuss possible solutions for these problems.”– 2018 Central Texas program participant
Who we serve:
Ensemble Learning can serve anyone who needs support closing the gap between English learners and English-speaking students. We serve groups of any size
Ensemble works with multiple schools or districts within the same geographic region to form a network of peers working together on the same issue
Ensemble works with district leadership or networks of schools within a single district
Ensemble works with leadership teams from individual schools or directly with teachers and staff
Who we are:
Ensemble Learning, formerly The College-Ready Promise, is a national organization committed to fixing the inequalities in the educational system by improving how schools serve English learners.
We help schools improve their culture and instruction for English learners by
-Observing classrooms and examining school data to identify the key levers for success;
-Building capacity and knowledge for school staff to better serve English learners;
-Working with the school to create an implementation plan to improve culture and instruction for English learners that works for them;
-Monitoring the implementation of the plan to provide feedback and support.
We believe that “a shift is needed by recognizing the assets that English learners bring to the classroom and understanding that some deficits in student performance arise from lack of access and not from limited ability, language proficiency, or cultural differences” (National Academies of Sciences). Working together to remove barriers to achievement, we can create a future where every student is set up to seize the college and career opportunities before them.
“I loved being able to see other schools and how they are implementing various practices successfully. I was also able to track data and gain feedback about implementing new practices in the classroom.”– 2018 program participant
Ensemble Learning’s organizational values reflect our commitment to equity for all students through bold, innovative change in schools:
Equity: Working to undo the inequities in our system
Collaboration: Solving problems together to serve students better
Fun: Sustaining ourselves and each other by infusing it with joy
Learning: Continuously reflecting and growing
Purposefulness: Focusing all of decisions in service to students