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Play-Based Learning: iLEAD Plays, Leads the Other ‘PBL’ Well Too

By Michael Niehoff Education Content Coordinator, iLEAD Schools As project-based learning practitioners, some facilitators may still be in recovery from the years focused on the importance of explicit direct instruction and testing in lower grades. Indeed, there were many casualties from this era, including the unlocked learning potential of PLAY. Researchers contend that play, orRead More

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Exploring iLEAD Agua Dulce Culture: Habit 1

Last week, we introduced a vital element of iLEAD Agua Dulce’s approach to education — The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People. Learning and practicing the 7 Habits has been instrumental to our learners’ success living out the iLEAD Agua Dulce motto of “free to think, inspired to lead” — not to mention how itRead More

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Parent University: Navigating Project-Based Learning within the Classroom

Project-based learning helps prepare our learners for the real world and empowers them to solve highly complex problems. Project-based learning (PBL) requires that learners have both fundamental skills (reading, writing, and math) and 21st-century skills (teamwork, problem-solving, research-gathering, time management, information-synthesizing, utilizing high-tech tools). PBL provides the opportunity for the learners to become active ratherRead More

Mark Your Calendar: Prospective Family Night & TK/K Round-Up!

Prospective Family Night On Thursday, February 6, at 6:00 p.m., we will be informing prospective families about our iLEAD program. If you know of any families who have children in grades TK-8 who are interested in learning more about iLEAD Agua Dulce, please let them know! Facebook Event page. TK/K Round-Up! In addition, our TKRead More

You’re Invited: SCVi to Host Free Screening of Short Documentary ‘UNSTUCK: An OCD Kids Movie’

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often made light of, but it is a serious mental health issue that traps millions of kids, teens, and adults. Join us as we learn what OCD is and isn’t, as well as how it is treated, from the experts: six kids with OCD. Free screening of the short documentary filmRead More

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Very Important Information Regarding Attendance at iLEAD Agua Dulce

With the new year comes a reminder about the importance of attendance at iLEAD Agua Dulce. Because we are a project-based school, attendance is vital. Project-based learning requires collaboration, discussions, working in cohorts, and research. In addition, the facilitators confer daily with small groups in the areas of math and reading to ensure our learnersRead More

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Exploring iLEAD Agua Dulce Culture: The 7 Habits

Happy New Year! We hope your 2020 is off to a good start. As we head into the second half of the school year, we’re happy to introduce a new series of articles in the Monday Message, aimed at unpacking some of the essentials of the iLEAD Agua Dulce educational model. Our educational model isRead More

Reports of Progress at iLEAD Agua Dulce

At iLEAD Agua Dulce, we issue Reports of Progress (ROPs), which might be compared to a traditional report card; however, instead of recording letter grades, we record a learner’s growth based on how consistently the learner applies academic and social-emotional skills at each determined point in the year. A Report of Progress has three majorRead More

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Parent University: Navigating Project-Based Learning within the Classroom

Project-based learning helps prepare our learners for the real world and empowers them to solve highly complex problems. Project-based learning (PBL) requires that learners have both fundamental skills (reading, writing, and math) and 21st-century skills (teamwork, problem-solving, research-gathering, time management, information-synthesizing, utilizing high-tech tools). PBL provides the opportunity for the learners to become active ratherRead More

Mark Your Calendar: Prospective Family Night & TK/K Round-Up!

Prospective Family Night On Thursday, February 6, at 6:00 p.m., we will be informing prospective families about our iLEAD program. If you know of any families who have children in grades TK-8 who are interested in learning more about iLEAD Agua Dulce, please let them know! TK/K Round-Up! In addition, our TK and Kindergarten Round-UpRead More

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