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Kids in Technology Class

Learning Communities

Early Elementary - Middle Adolescent

 

An inclusive community of multi-age learners supporting one another through a journey of self-discovery. This environment fosters a culture of respect, collaboration, and community.

Early Elementary  (Ages 5 - 7)
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CURIOSITY. PLAY. ACTIVE LEARNING.

Our early elementary education approach is driven by natural curiosity, wonder, and exploration. Abundance of free play stirs the heart and cultivates a love for learning. Children use hands-on materials to build a strong foundation of core skills to increase confidence and emotional intelligence, along with fine motor development. While playing actively and thinking critically, children develop skills to help them become independent thinkers and strong communicators – both which are vital to become lifelong learners.

  • Playing and exploring – where children investigate and experience active learning.

  • Active learning – where children concentrate and keep on trying, even when they encounter difficulties, and enjoy their achievements.

  • Creating and thinking critically – where children have and develop their own ideas, and can make links between them, and develop strategies for doing things.

Upward Elementary  (Ages 8 - 10)
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CORE SKILLS. PLAY. ACTIVE LEARNING.

Learners in our upper elementary further develop relationships through interaction and engaging through play, exploration, and experiential learning. They discover fleeting interests and deepen their understanding of self. Core skills are developing in language arts, reading, and math in self-directed learning through connections and guided opportunities. Critical thinking and creativity are developed through project-based learning. Meanwhile, plenty of free play binds the community together and builds problem solving and collaboration.

Middle Adolescent  (Ages 11 - 14)
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CHARACTER. COLLABORATION. REAL WORLD LEARNING.

Middle school is the time when students are developing a deeper understanding of their character, while they are guided to explore their natural talents and gifts, who they are, and where they are headed. Students work on real world experiences while thinking more deeply. Collaboration with their peers will challenge and support their development. Life-skills development are woven in, incorporating soft skills such as teamwork, flexibility, persistence, problem solving, leadership, work ethic, and conflict resolution. Students are taught to self-advocate for their intellectual, academic, creative, and social-emotional needs. 

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