Welcome to ELO, Beyond Classroom

What is an ELO?

An Extended Learning Opportunity (ELO) is a credit-bearing learning experience that takes place outside the traditional classroom.

An excellent 15-minute overview of the ELO experience through the voices of students, teachers and community partners:

ELOs are:

  • driven by a student’s authentic interests
  • flexible in time and place
  • a collaboration between the community and the educational system
  • credit bearing

New Hampshire ELO Network

The New Hampshire Extended Learning Opportunity Network (ELON) is a collaborative of ELO Coordinators, teachers and other educators. This network is interested in advancing the implementation of ELOs throughout the state. All are welcome to attend the monthly meetings. For information, contact Donna Couture or Terrill Covey.

2018-19 Meeting Schedule

Sept 18, Concord
Oct 17, Regional meetings
Nov 15, Site Visit
Dec 11, Concord
Jan 9, Regional meetings
Feb. 14, Site Visit
March 12, Concord
April 9, Regional meetings
May 9, Site Visit
June 11, Planning meeting

Examples

Visit our library of ELO examples to learn more about ELOs created for and by students in New Hampshire.

View sitemap page for the BeyondClassroom website. Sitemap (MSWord), Sitemap (PDF)

News and Notes

Nov 6, 2018 November is Technology Month is New Hampshire. More information and technology events

Oct 30, 2018 ELO Network (ELON) Meeting, Hospitality Site Visit, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 9:00 -11:30 am. DoubleTree By Hilton Manchester Downtown, 700 Elm St, Manchester. Sign up form

Oct 16, 2018 The New Hampshire Extended Learning Opportunity Network (ELON) is seeking nominations for the Extended Learning Opportunities Coordinator of the Year 2019 to be recognized at the NH Excellence in Education Awards Ceremony in June, 2019. ELO Coordinator of the Year – Call for Nominees

Recommended School Websites

These two New Hampshire high schools have particularly good ELO websites with guidelines, planning tools, and easily customized templates to share:

Next Steps NH Project

next steps new hampshire

This site is a resource for ELO development in New Hampshire and was supported 2012-2018 by the Next Steps NH project. It is currently supported by the New Hampshire Department of Education.

Next Steps NH provided professional development and coaching to selected New Hampshire high schools for the purpose of increasing the graduation rate of students with disabilities, and students at risk. This was done through implementing evidence-informed transition planning practices that help students prepare for college, career, and adult life.

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, H323A120003. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Corinne Weidenthal. This website and the Next Steps NH products on it are public domain. Authorization to reproduce them in whole or in part is granted. While permission to reprint publications on this website is not necessary, the citation should be: NH State Personnel Development Grant – Next Steps NH (2012-2017). New Hampshire Department of Education, Concord, New Hampshire, Author(s). Publications on this website that were not developed by Next Steps NH may have their own copyright rules. Check the individual document for specifics.