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:

Recommended School Websites

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

New Hampshire ELO Network

The New Hampshire Extended Learning Opportunity Network (NHELON) 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.

Next Steps NH Project

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This site is a resource for ELO development in New Hampshire and is supported by the Next Steps NH project.

Next Steps NH provides 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 is done through implementing evidence-informed transition planning practices that help students prepare for college, career, and adult life.

ELO Examples

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

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

One More FREE 2-Day ELO Training in June

April 23, 2018  Due to the popularity of the April 2018 FREE Extended Learning Opportunity Training Series, Next Steps NH is offering one more FREE training to be held in Concord, NH June 6-7, 2018. Sessions will run 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM each day. This is a great opportunity for school teams that weren’t able to attend in April.

Space is limited, so register early! Spaces will be filled in the order in which complete registrations are received.  Flyer and registration information

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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.