Empowering Independent Thinkers and Learners

Today, it’s more important than ever for students to become independent thinkers and self-directed learners. In tomorrow’s workplace, they’ll be expected to learn-on-the-go in order to solve problems we can only imagine today.

To help them meet those future challenges, we’ve designed our curriculum to give students progressively more responsibility for their learning as they advance through lessons.

 

Shifting to a More Student-Centered Approach

As you begin to explore our curriculum, you’ll find it has been written to encourage students to interact and engage more directly with the material. In effect, the curriculum “speaks” more directly to students:

  • Inviting younger students to read along with videos of classic children’s books.
  • Instilling numbers-sense with interactive counting games.
  • Prompting older students to independently explore new concepts in math, science, literature, and history.
  • Encouraging students to take on increasing levels of responsibility for their work.

Supporting Learning Guides in Their Evolving Role

As virtual educators, you help parents guide their children on the path to becoming self-directed, lifelong learners. We’ve designed tools and enhanced materials to help parents and teachers achieve that goal every step of the way:

        • Suggested daily lessons provide the structure needed to progress through subjects and help families stay organized.

     

        • Teaching notes call out major themes, identify areas where students may have trouble, and provide suggested alternative teaching approaches or activities.

     

        • Online Quick Checks throughout our lessons provide immediate feedback to the student – letting you and them know when more help or greater challenges are needed.

     


        • Online grading rubrics clearly set out performance expectations.

     

    “The kids are enjoying [the curriculum] more and are more independent.”
    — Calvert Parent