The Community-led Learning Program at Palouse Prairie School engages our students in real-world learning, out in the community, across a spectrum of experiences that foster the design principles of our school:
- Service and Compassion
- The Natural World
- Collaboration and Competition
- The Having Wonderful Ideas
- The Primacy of Self Discovery
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Empathy and Caring
- Success and Failure
- Responsibility for Learning
- Solitude and Reflection
Goals for PPSEL's Community-led Learning Program
- Students will gain a greater knowledge of our community and learn about the efforts and individuals and organizations that support our community.
- Students will be exposed to an individual's role and responsibility as a member of a community
- Students will become empowered and contributing participants through serving in our community
- Students will take risks and accept challenges in new situations
- CLL sessions will be grounded in Expeditionary Learning Design Principles
- Students will be exposed to a wide variety of course offerings. New abilities and interests may be discovered.
- Parents will be provided opportunities to share interests and talents with students and participate in the learning experience with their child.
Have a unique talent, burning passion, or expert profession that you'd like to share with our K-4th grade students? You are welcome to instruct any topic you would like for any of these sessions:
-Winter Session: January 11th through February 8th
-Spring Session: February 22nd through March 28th
-Late Spring Session: April 11th through May 9th
Interested? Just download the Module Instructor Packet below, fill out the proposal form, and send it back to us. Need more info? The Community-Led Learning Handbook has simple guidelines for developing your module and is available for download on this webpage as well.
Don't have the time to plan and instruct a module? We also need invaluable volunteer assistants to be with each instructor for assistance in the classroom or on off-site trips.
Contact Rachel Harold at
if you’d like to take part in these exciting endeavors!
The Community-Led Learning program is one of incredible opportunity for students and adults alike and has been an overwhelming success in past sessions. Our students thank you for making their education unique and memorable.
2011-2012 CLL Handbook
Form Packet for Volunteer Assistants
Proposal for Module Instructors