Learning best occurs when teachers use critical moments of direct instruction and the student is allowed opportunities for acquisition and application of knowledge. When students are taught using multiple learning opportunities that are relevant, actively engaging, and purposeful...learning becomes exciting! The Village Charter School recognizes that education is more than the assimilation of facts and uses uncommon means to achieve exceptional results. We are dedicated to ensure that all students - struggling, proficient, or gifted -are successful at fulfilling their individual potential. The students come first and are a priority with every decision made. Multiple instructional methods have been developed using available research and practice and they are utilized to reach the unique needs of each student. These include but are not limited to the following:
Limitless Learning Method
- maximizes student growth and success by assessing where they are academically and modifying curriculum to keep them challenged.
Kinesthetic Learning Method
- a teaching and learning style in which learning takes place with the student actually carrying out a physical activity, rather than listening to a lecture or merely watching a demonstration. Hands-on experience aids in creating a deeper understanding of concepts.
- combines multiple courses or topics to provide additional opportunities for application and enriches comprehension for a deeper understanding.
Inquiry and Problem-Solving Method
- suggests that learning occurs when individuals think critically and solve problems. The predominant premise of this method is that it is important to know how to retrieve and apply information, not merely to have instant recall and possession of it.
- provides an opportunity for students to pursue individual interests and excel in special focus areas. Students are engaged in activities that respond to their particular needs, strengths, and preferences such as group or individualized projects and elective courses.
- a compilation of specific knowledge that builds on what has been taught in prior years to create a strong foundation, deeper understanding, and prepare students for specific concepts that will be taught in the succeeding grades.
- encourages learning through sharing of information and concepts within a group. A discussion leader is prepared to recognize each student’s level of understanding and can respond at the level most helpful to the student.