Culture and Curriculum

iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School
iLEAD Agua Dulce Culture: Social Intelligence

In the iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School approach to project-based learning, which produces well-rounded kids, social intelligence is a key component of whole-child development. What do we mean by social intelligence? It’s a person’s ability to interact well with others. It’s often simply called people skills, or tact. It isn’t necessarily a natural-born characteristic, butRead More

iLEAD Agua Dulce Social Emotional Development
iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School Culture: Whole-Child Development

Last week we introduced the importance of social-emotional learning at iLEAD Agua Dulce. Social-emotional learning is integral to our whole-child educational approach. A whole-child mind-set means that we are focused on far more than teaching to tests or holding up state standards as the be-all, end-all of education. We believe in focusing on the wholeRead More

iLEAD Agua Dulce learners
iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School Culture: Social-Emotional Learning

In our approach to education at iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School, we emphasize methods that foster learners’ social-emotional learning. Social-emotional learning is the process through which learners understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, and establish and maintain positive relationships to make responsible decisions. We believe it’sRead More

iLEAD Dreamup
iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School Culture: Real-World Experiences

iLEAD Agua Dulce emphasizes 21st-century skills and preparing learners for the work world, and tangible experiences help elevate the learning process. Examples include our DreamUp to Space challenges, where teams of learners come up with scientific research projects that launch to the International Space Station for testing; or living history programs, where learners re-create scenesRead More

21st Century Skills
iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School Culture: Building 21st-Century Skills

At iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School, what’s important is not only ensuring learners are receiving an academically well-rounded education but also that they have the tools they need to succeed in an ever-changing world. That’s why we place a high priority on 21st-century skills. These skills are essential in a worldwide market that’s moving fasterRead More

iLEAD Agua Dulce Campus
iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School Culture: Project-Based Learning

Spend even just a few moments inquiring about iLEAD Agua Dulce’s approach to education, and one of the first things you’ll hear about is project-based learning, or PBL. It’s at the core of our approach to school and a proven asset to education. So what is project-based learning? In PBL, learners actively explore real-world challengesRead More

iLEAD Agua Dulce Campus
Exploring iLEAD Agua Dulce Culture: What’s the ‘D’ in ‘iLEAD’?

“What will make someone successful is your relentless capacity to innovate, to create…. It’s your ability to see through challenges, to look for opportunities in problems, and to take action to change things instead of waiting for someone else to do something.” — Yong Zhao This week’s article brings us to the fifth and finalRead More

iLEAD Agua Dulce
Exploring iLEAD Agua Dulce Culture: What’s the ‘A’ in ‘iLEAD’?

“The arts…are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.” – William Bennett This week, we’re exploring the fourth pillar of the iLEAD acronym: the letter A, which stands for arts. We believe creating and exploring the world through the artistic experience enhances all subject areas for our learners. We know the arts helpsRead More

iLEAD Agua Dulce
Exploring iLEAD Agua Dulce Culture: What’s the ‘E’ in ‘iLEAD’?

“If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.” — Malcolm Gladwell This week, we’re exploring the third pillar of the iLEAD acronym: the letter E, which stands for Entrepreneurial Development. At iLEAD Agua Dulce, we encourage learners to work in teams,Read More

Exploring iLEAD Agua Dulce Culture: What’s the ‘L’ in ‘iLEAD’?

“You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” — Woodrow Wilson This week, we’re exploring the second pillar of the iLEAD acronym: theRead More

Translate »