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seminar overview

While our achievement data support the strength of our rigorous academic programming, a walk inside our school allows visitors to feel the strength of our community. During the two full days of the Site Seminar, visitors will explore and experience the structures and strategies for differentiating instruction and fostering habits of character that Evergreen intentionally uses to create a community that is equitable, inclusive, and committed to social justice. The school will share practices related to implementing a strategic plan around racial diversity and equity, including stakeholders in data analysis and decision-making, leveraging long-standing and new partnerships with community members and organizations, supporting professional collaboration among specialists and general educators, and modeling joy, kindness, and a growth mindset.

what to expect


Classroom visits showcasing EL Education curriculum practices; workshops on designing expeditions with embedded differentiation to support character education and assessment; focused discussion groups, including planning for greater equity and school leaders' authentic dilemmas; working sessions with specialists to differentiate participants' own lessons; involvement in Evergreen's Culture and Character traditions; and much more! Learning targets include:

  • I can evaluate elements of Evergreen’s practice to consider adapting to my own school setting.

  • I can describe approaches for differentiating across the three dimensions of achievement for learners with varied needs.

  • I can describe how classroom and school-wide practices enhance school culture to impact student achievement and character.


For current partners of EL Education, register online at The $500 registration fee is payable to EL Education.

For schools not in the EL Education network, register here. The $500 registration fee is payable to Evergreen Community Character School.

2019 hotel information

Conference lodging is available at:

Holiday Inn Asheville Biltmore East
1450 Tunnel Road
Asheville, N.C. 28805

Use the code “EVE” when making reservations. Pre-tax reservations are $104 for a two queen bedroom. The deadline to receive the block rate is September 20, 2019. Individual reservations are subject to a fee of the first night’s room and tax for cancellations made within 48 hours of arrival. Individual guests will be responsible for their own room, tax, and incidental charges, which will be paid upon check-in by each individual.

Please note that October is peak tourism season in Western North Carolina. As such, our hotels are filling quickly. Please reserve your lodging as soon as possible. Click here to view other lodging options.

welcome to asheville

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