How does HLA create joyful learning?
Joyful learning is purposefully cultivated through our unique instructional approach we refer to as PBI (Personalized, Balanced, and Integrated).
Our instruction is…
PERSONALIZED - Through the use of powerful interactive technology, students work at their own pace and on their own content in core skills areas. Digital platforms help students acquire math and language skills, while project-based learning through high-interest and relevant Quests provides the necessary academic, social, and personal skill set needed for today's world.
BALANCED - Students work at their developmental readiness level balanced with the rigor and challenge that matches each student’s abilities and needs.
INTEGRATED - Units and learning Quests provide a common theme that ties together all learning activities across the curriculum. This produces integrated learning experiences which are proven to be more authentic, meaningful, and enduring.
HLA guides (our term for teachers) employ the principles and methods of Socratic Teaching. As such, questions are answered with questions or choices, and debate is encouraged as an integral part of daily discussions.
The Nest Studio (ages 5 - 7) provides a safe and exciting place for young learners to explore and feed their curiosity while acquiring the foundational skills and independence to be self-driven learners.
The Elementary Studio (ages 7 - 11) sets the framework for students to embrace their learning journey through a combination of independent learning and collaboration.