Extended Learning Opportunities

Welcome to this Collaboration Ring!
A Collaboration Ring is a group of educators who are interested in working with other educators and classrooms with similar focus or interest. 
If you would like to join our network, or if you have any ideas for content, please click on the links to the right, or email Bonnie Robinson at brobinson@sau88.net.

Extended Learning Opportunities

The NH Department of Education supports and encourages local school districts to adopt policies that encourage extended learning. Extended learning means: the primary acquisition of knowledge and skills through instruction or study outside of the traditional classroom methodology, including, but not limited, to

  • Apprenticeships
  • Community service
  • Independent study
  • Online courses
  • Internships
  • Performing groups
  • Private instruction

ELO Coordinators' Meetings
Next meetings:
  • 4/23 - 12 pm - 4 pm - NHHEAF 
  • 5/29 - 8 am - 12 pm - NHHEAF 
  • 6/26 - 8 am - 4 pm - DOE Walker Building Rm 100
October 31, 2014 Minutes
September 24, 2014 Minutes


New Hampshire 
Extended Learning Organization 
Meeting Minutes 2012-2013
Thanks to Bette Bramante for taking this notes:

From the NHELO Retreat 4.13.13: ELO System KME Chart


Our Vision and Mission Statements
Selected by those present at the 2.13.13 meeting:

Our Vision

Empowering all New Hampshire students
to make the world their classroom 
and earn credit for real world learning.

Our Mission

The mission of the NHELO is to make near limitless,

high quality, real world learning opportunities 

available to each student by harnessing community 

resources including businesses, non profits, and talented individuals, and to support educator development.



The National Center 
for Competency-Based Learning (NCCBL)

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ELO Documents of Interest

New Hampshire's Story of Transformation

            -Competency Works, 2014

            -Competency Works, 2014

ELO Coordinator Network Analysis

            -Deandra Peruccio, 2014

Four Components of a Rigorous ELO

    -Mariane Gfroerer, NH Department of Education

    - NCIE at the University of New Hampshire

     - UMass Donhue Institute, on the Nellie Mae pilot 

     - NH DOE, 2007

         - NH DOE, 2010

        - Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

        - Harvard Family Research Project, 2011

Developed by Betsy Street, Doug Cullen, Steve Bigaj, Sheila Mahon

         - CompetencyWorks, Innovation Lab Network, 2013

    Donna Couture,Coordinator, Next Steps NH: College, Career, & Life Readiness  -  Bureau of Special Education  - NHDOE

Let's Connect!
Please add your information to this growing list of 
teachers, principals, and others interested in ELOs:



Please see the Subpages below for more information 
about Extended Learning Opportunities.