​Nonprofit Open Up Resources Partners with EL Education To Offer Free...

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​Nonprofit Open Up Resources Partners with EL Education To Offer Free ELA Curriculum

Mar 24, 2017

OPENING UP ELA: Education nonprofit Open Up Resources and curriculum author EL Education have a similar mission at heart: make engaging, accessible resources for teachers. The two organizations recently partnered to do that and now offer a free K-5 English Language Arts (ELA) program to show for it.

The year-long curriculum, which can be used fully-digital or in print, builds upon a curriculum EL Education produced in 2012—and has been downloaded more than 8 million times—for New York’s EngageNY effort. It includes hands-on activities and lessons around popular texts such as “Esperanza Rising,” and will be available in time for the 2017 to 2018 school year.

“Our goal in creating our open source literacy curriculum five years ago was to enable teachers beyond our school network to benefit from the rich and rigorous teaching and learning in the EL Education model,” EL Education’s President and CEO Scott Hartl said in a press announcement. “Our collaboration with Open Up Resources expands the reach of our curriculum and our ability to help even more teachers and students across the country.”

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