Each series of hands-on learning activities corresponds to an online course and covers four core subjects: English language arts, math, science, and social science. T. Under every project, there is an authentic and cross-disciplinary challenge. A good project solves a problem! Learners have the opportunity to express creativity, use problem-solving skills, and apply learned content to real-world problems.
Both the learner and parent partner with a credentialed teacher to dive deep into the weekly content, which culminates with a project related to real-world skills. Our facilitator does the hard work for you: from supporting growth opportunities to providing feedback and assessing your child’s strengths, parents can partner as little or as much as desired.
Weekly live sessions allow for engagement with other students and parents, conversation with the facilitator (teacher), and live learning activities and support.
Track A 2020 Adventures begin August 24:
Learning Experience 1: Me, Myself and I (Quarter 1) August 31- October 23
In this course, 4th graders will explore the question “What makes me who I am”? Learners will investigate identity by learning about the culture and diversity of indigenous people of California as well as understand how earth processes shape how we live and vice versa. 4th graders will get a chance to understand their own various identities by engaging in setting goals, participate in getting-to-know-you activities, self-examinations, and most importantly recognizing that we are all unique, and that’s what makes our learning community so dynamic.
This quarter the following courses are incorporated:
- Math 4a: Multi-digit Mania
- Earth Rocks
- Hop on the Time Machine: Native Tribes of California
- Grammar Matters
Learning Experience 2: On a Mission (Quarter 2) October 26-December 18
4th graders will explore and gain knowledge about the mission period of California history. Learners will focus on investigating what daily life was like in the missions. They will also learn about each of the mission’s architecture and establishment. As a culminating project learners will go back in time to 1818 and design a mission to submit for proposal. This course will have learners examine informational reading, construct an argument, learn about California geography, and understand how missions affected the California ecosystem. Learners will have the opportunity to work with all fantastic four operations in math: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Learners will gain a deeper understanding of these operations as they use them to solve multi-step word problems. The culminating project will have learners apply their knowledge of the 4 operations to plan a mystery party.
Learning Experience 3: Coming Soon! January 25-March 19
Learning Experience 4:Coming Soon! March 29-June 4