CORE SKILLS – is a time for EMA scholars to work independently on their math, reading, and writing skills at their own pace. Scholars engage in activities (e.g. blended online learning, peer tutoring, pen/pencil-to-paper work, learning/play centers) that are differentiated by age and skill level. As a learning community, scholars are encouraged to be accountable, mindful, and supportive of one another whether working alone or collaboratively.
STUDIO TIME (Genius Hour/20% Time) – is a collaborative space and time for EMA scholars to explore questions, challenges, topics or technologies of their interest, at their own pace, and in directions of their choosing.
PROJECT TIME – is a collaborative space and time for EMA scholars to work on open-ended projects and challenges within “set” parameters, most often culminating with a community sharing event (student-led conferences or scheduled exhibition) or real-world application. Projects invite learners to delve deeply into many subjects, including STEAM, Langauge Arts, Social Sciences, Health/Wellness, and more.
EMA Got the News: VOL. 1 – Issue 1 – A student-initiated project, EMA youth were challenged by a peer to collectively produce a digital newsletter. Press the PRESENT button to view/read.
Kwanzaa 2016 Short Story Anthology – Writers were asked to use the writing process to create a collection of stories that entertained and educated their readers about a chosen Kwanzaa principle. Did our writers accomplish this goal?