EDUCATION WITHOUT LIMITS
WHO WE ARE
Education Without Limits is a nonprofit organization founded by educators, for educators. We are a network of professionals empowering each other through a collaborative approach to curriculum design and resource sharing. Our mission is to support our colleagues by providing free high-quality curriculum resources and peer coaching.
WHAT WE DO
Founded Summer 2020, we are a new organization. We are developing original curriculum, a peer coaching network, and crowdsourcing existing resources from our national coalition of educators for our library. Our priorities are organizing our coalition of teachers, writing original curriculum, and building an online database of resources.
These resources will include, but are not limited to:
LessonHQ Planning Tool
Customizable curriculum planning tool. LessonHQ allows educators to build interactive unit and lesson plans, as well as expand upon EWL's curriculum designed by our diverse team of educators.
PeerHQ is EWL's Coalition of peer coaches available for development support, collaborative opportunities, and individualized support requests for educators across all subjects and grade levels.
WHY WE DO IT
Educators deserve the financial and structural resources we need to do our best, but the sad reality is that we do not have those resources. Somehow, we are left feeling as though we need to do more, when really we are working too hard. Education Without Limits seeks to build a platform where you can do more by sharing your best ideas with your peers, yet work less by using their best ideas in your own teaching.
We are called Education Without Limits because we refuse to limit ourselves with prejudices about how to improve education. We are here to facilitate the exchange of ideas and to improve learning experiences, working with the people whose opinions matter most: educators.
We follow a grassroots model because we believe educators already have the passion and drive to bring challenging, yet engaging learning experiences to the classroom.
We promote collaboration because working together ensures our work is held to a high standard. Too often, educators lack the necessary time for a collaborative process -- an integral part of any project -- leaving us without the constructive feedback we need to do our best work.
HOW WE DO IT
Education Without Limits follows a grassroots model with ongoing communication, feedback, and opportunities for collaboration for teachers involved in the organization. Our leadership structure will be designed collaboratively by the educators this project serves.
Education Without Limits believes in operating from a place of shared values. This belief has shaped our process and program design, and provides our team with clear goals for future resource development and growth. Our core values at Education Without Limits are:
Building bottom-up solutions for educators and their students by:
Encouraging and celebrating both autonomy and collaboration among educators.
Providing educators with tools that suit their needs, and adapting to changing needs identified through educator feedback.
Being compassionate and committed to supporting all students by:
Being culturally responsive, building on social contexts, valuing multiple perspectives.
Providing educators with dynamic resources that allow them to plan flexible and accessible curriculum for students with learning differences.
Fostering curiosity and intellectual responsibility in students and educators by:
Promoting and creating tools to aid in developing Critical Thinking and Media Literacy and exploring creativity.
Using an inquiry-based framework for learning and teaching across all subjects and grade levels.
Appreciating purpose and practicality by:
Designing resources and programs that are accessible, adaptable, and easily integrated into the classroom.
Building and providing a framework for designing customized curriculums that tailor content and activities to individual student needs.