How we help learners to learn…
- Learning opportunities are not limited by the constraints of time or structure but are directed by learner needs and interests.
- Learning opportunities are differentiated to maximize learners’ experience.
- Learning opportunities often do not follow a single traditional field of study. Most frequently, learners will be learning math, science, language arts, and social science while analyzing and solving real-life problems in today’s world.
- Learning opportunities are based upon research, expert opinion and successful past experiences. The question we ask is: “How is this best learned?”
- Differentiated learning opportunities limit the need for ability-level grouping.
- Learning opportunities are provided in a safe and positive environment, encouraging learner engagement, accountability, and creating lifelong learners.
- Learners are met at their developmental learning level and learning opportunities motivate learners to learn at their individual maximum pace.
- The learning community makes maximum use of technology for learning. As learners advance in our system, more and more learner outcomes are mastered by individual students using technology to access challenging and exciting online learning. (It is expected that high school learners will learn 50% to 60% of their outcomes with technology, leaving learning facilitators time to facilitate those most important learner outcomes that require a master learning facilitator working with a group of learners.)
- Learning facilitators make use of a variety of relevant support systems including technology, community, educational agencies, and home life to meet relevant and practical learner outcomes.
- Learning opportunities focus on how to learn as well as on what to learn, and in doing so,
help to create lifelong learners.
- Learning opportunities are presented using a variety of methods: lecture, seminar shadowing/mentoring, small/large group collaboration, online, and independent study. The question is, “How is this best learned?” from the learner’s perspective.
- Learning facilitators are conscious of their need to continuously improve their knowledge and skills. Improvement is a continuous cycle requiring opportunities for collaboration.
- Learning facilitators connect personally with students, helping to ensure that learners find joy and satisfaction in their learning.