Total Experience Learning® (TExpL®)
In Governor Mifflin School District, we proudly implement Albright College's award-winning Total Experience Learning® framework. This methodology champions integrating research-based, student lead learning across all disciplines. In Total Experience Learning®, students learn through authentic, hands-on learning experiences which encourage inquiry, ingenuity, and creativity. In short, students are taught how to think, not what to think.
Before GMSD entered this partnership in 2021, the district implemented personalized and problem-based learning resulting in only pockets of innovation across the district. To develop a wider reach in personalized and experiential learning, the district developed a multi-year action plan committed to developing and supporting not only just the Total Experience Learning course cohort teachers but also every educator in every building.
The district commits to financially supporting at least 18 teachers and 1 administrator each year in completing the four courses, ensuring solid expertise spans all grade levels and content areas. We also provide ongoing professional learning for those who are not enrolled in the courses ensuring that the most basic foundational aspects of the methodology are understood and embraced by all stakeholders.
Connection, collaboration, and ongoing learning are cornerstones of this program and we highly encourage those who are TExpL® certified to collaborate with fellow educators, community partners, and other stakeholders in order to extend our impact and expand our student's access to opportunities, both in our local community and beyond.