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: The Story of Me (Quarter 1)AUGUST 31- OCTOBER 23
Learners embark on an adventure to answer the question, “What do stories teach us about Identity?” In this course, learners will explore identity through science, language arts, social science and music. As 5th graders explore how identity is formed and influenced in many different ways, they will get a chance to write a story of their own about their own identity and uniqueness.
This quarter the following courses are incorporated:
- Math 5a: That’s Intenths
- Discover the Story of You
- Notes From Around the World
- Up and Atom
Learning Experience 2: Selling Colonial America (Quarter 2) October 26-December 18
5th graders will “go back in time” and gain knowledge about Colonial America and the 13 colonies. Learners will investigate the economic attractiveness, religious attributes, demographics, geography, educational, and housing lure of colonial America. For language arts, 5th graders will read informational text and learn how to craft a persuasive essay. Learners will get an opportunity to become engineers and build their own colonial tools through science challenges (STEM). At the end of the adventure, learners will create a commercial to attract immigrants and inform others about your colony including its resources, relations with Native Americans, economy, religion, and individuals’ reasons for settling. 5th grader will learn equivalent fractions, converting improper fractions into proper fractions, estimating the sums and differences that include fractions, and relating the concept of division to fractions. The course is intended for students to develop a good number sense when it comes to dividing 2-3 digit numbers and dealing with fractions.
Learning Experience 3: Coming Soon! January 25-March 19
Learning Experience 4:Coming Soon! March 29-June 4