The Early Childhood Education program provides a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children while responding to the needs of families. Children learn by doing. Children acquire oral language skills and knowledge about the physical and social world in which they live through playful interaction with materials and people. Teachers monitor behaviors to assess the developmental level of each child and to provide sequential instruction to accommodate their growth. Activities are designed to develop children’s self-esteem and positive feelings toward learning. The curriculum and adults’ interactions with children are responsive to individual differences. The young children’s curricula used provides a rich environment which supports active learning experiences facilitated by the teacher.
Built on the Science of Reading, Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) sequences deep content knowledge with research-based foundational skills. Amplify CKLA is a literacy curriculum that inspires curiosity and drives results, empowering all students with rich background knowledge. Amplify combines rich, diverse content knowledge in history, science, literature, and the arts with systematic research-based foundational skills instruction.
EL Education is a collaboration between The Harvard Graduate School of Education and Outward Bound USA. The mission is to create classrooms where teachers can fulfill their highest aspirations and students achieve more than they think possible, becoming active contributors to building a better world. EL Education meets the national challenge to raise student achievement across diverse schools and communities. Combining challenging work with the joy of discovery and pride in mastery, EL Education prepares students to become contributing citizens with both the skills and character necessary for success throughout college, work and life.
Guided reading is an instructional approach that involves a teacher working with a small group of readers. During the lesson, the teacher provides a text that students can read with support, coaching the learners as they use problem-solving strategies to read the text. The ultimate goal is independent reading. All of our K-2 teachers work closely with our Reading Specialist/Early Literacy Interventionist to build students’ phonics, phonemic awareness and reading skills.
The curriculum focuses on developing students’ deep understandings of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and ability to solve complex and novel problems. Bridges blends direct instruction, structured investigation, and open exploration. It taps into the intelligence and strengths of all students by presenting material that is as linguistically, visually, and kinesthetically rich as it is mathematically powerful.
Mathematical language routines offer detailed guidance for developing students into mathematical thinkers. Facilitate and assess students’ ability to communicate mathematical thinking verbally, visually, and in writing.Every lesson plan contains topic-specific professional learning resources. Our materials speak intelligently and professionally to educators, meeting teachers where they are in their practice and advancing them.Discussion-filled classrooms beget deeper learning. Our materials encourage student communication and the development of problem-solving and reasoning skills.
Small group instruction allows our teachers to truly differentiate their mathematical instruction. It allows them to offer rigorous, targeted instruction on that particular group’s ability level. By utilizing small group instruction, our students learn and practice mathematical discourse. Our small math groups in grades K-8 increase student engagement and efficacy. Our teachers differentiate for varying abilities and learning styles and work with our math interventionist to meet the students needs.
Amplify Science is a highly engaging, phenomena-based program for grades K–8 that integrates the latest practices in science teaching and learning, as well as interactive digital tools and hands-on activities, to teach students how to think, read, write, and argue like real scientists and engineers.
The Social Studies Alive! program introduces unique and emotionally engaging activities that go beyond traditional elementary social studies textbooks. Using activities like the ‘Revolutionary War Tug-of-War’ Experiential Exercise from the program, can help students capture the feeling of the Revolutionary War in a fun and safe way.
The National Geographic Social Studies curriculum has a goal of making students stronger critical thinkers who are better prepared for college and career success. The lessons are compact, short, self-contained texts that students can read and re-read deliberately and slowly to probe and ponder the meanings of individual words, the order in which sentences unfold, and the development of ideas over the course of the text. These nonfiction texts and lessons were written for a broad audience on a wide variety of topics, such as science, contemporary events and ideas, nature, and the arts and representing diverse cultures.