Let’s define creative education and transformative technology

Our goal is to provide students with an opportunity to learn in a non-competitive space while creating a culture of achievement.  We leverage the best of technology and human instruction to maximize learning while improving confidence. 

Through our one-on-one and small group settings students may approach time spent in tutoring interventions with a greater degree of focus and effort than in classrooms. And, because there are presumably fewer distractions during tutoring sessions than regular classes, students may spend a larger share of time on task in tutoring sessions than in classes.

Creative education is when students are able to use imagination and critical thinking to create new and meaningful forms of ideas where they can take risks, be independent and flexible.

Instead of being taught to reiterate what was learned, students learn to develop their ability to find various solutions to a problem.

We prepare children for advancement to the next educational level through a prescribed course of study or curriculum.  We are not a daycare, we provide exceptional learning experiences for children ages 3 – 8 years old.  

Examples of transformative use of technology include:

  1. Using tablets or computers to create multimedia projects, conduct research, analyze information and create complex projects that cross disciplines.  
  2. Setting up learning activities that allow students to explore their creativity in relevant, interesting, and worthwhile ways. 
    1. For example, a kindergarten class creates a new illustrated book each week that celebrates a different member of the class or an adult at the school.  Each book is full of pages drawn by each student.  They have the full liberty of depicting what the person likes and how they perceive him or her.
  3. Valuing creativity and celebrating it.  
  4. Teaching students other skills they need to be creative.
  5. Removing constraints for creativity and giving students space and a framework in which they can be creative.

Our Curriculum

The right mix of creativity along with curriculum helps students to be innovative and also encourages them to learn new things.  In fact, creative expression plays a key role in a student’s emotional development.  

To support school readiness, the curriculum is aligned across pre-k through second grade so that the skills taught at the beginning of each school year naturally build upon the skills learned by students at the end of the previous year.

An advantage of our staff writing the curriculum rather than purchasing curricula is that it can be revised as frequently as deemed necessary.  After a year or two of a curriculum, we go back and revise it based on teacher feedback and our coaches’ logs.

For our English Language Learners, strategies such as including visual supports, using multicultural and multilingual read-aloud books, making explicit vocabulary instruction part of play, and using concrete materials to facilitate dialogue are all built into the curriculum as well as the professional development teachers receive throughout the year.