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Saturday, January 17

  1. page Admissions edited Becoming a part of the Disrupted Academy community ... Although not ever every aspect of Adm…
    Becoming a part of the Disrupted Academy community
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    Although not everevery aspect of
    Admissions is determined based on a number of criteria, and applicants are invited to come to the physical campus for an interview and tour as well as to explore the virtual school by registering as an Applicant. Students wishing to enroll in Disrupted Academy will be asked to submit educational records, personal recommendations, and testing based on the Aurora Battery. (Please contact our admissions office for more information).
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Wednesday, January 14

Saturday, January 10

  1. page Middle Grades Program edited Middle Grades Program The middle grades program at Disrupted Academy is almost entirely project ba…
    Middle Grades Program
    The middle grades program at Disrupted Academy is almost entirely project based, with small group and individual tutorial work designed to ensure students progress in reading and mathematics. Students spend their first year in the middle school exploring extended sessions in robotics, programming, expressive arts, community service and outdoor experiential activities. During their second and third years, students complete two to three projects each year that they design themselves with guidance from our faculty. The portfolio of completed projects will demonstrate growth in all areas of literacies expected of DA students. Students are expected to complete at least one project a year solo, and one in a group.
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    performing a musical,musical piece, building a
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    writing a novel.novella.
    Each day,
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    Typically, students will meet in
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    4 with thetheir teachers, with
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    flat surface. In our 1:1 environment, the only materials students are expected to transport between school and home are electronic. Projects are worked on during school hours, with rare exceptions, and no traditional homework is assigned.
    Students are asked to keep a record of their independent reading by participating in online book groups via blogging and discussion. This participation frequently takes place after school hours, but can be completed at school as well.
    *I need some help thinking about foreign language and music instruction*

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  2. page Teaching at Disrupted Academy edited Teaching at Disrupted Academy To become a teacher at Disrupted Academy is to enter a world of educ…
    Teaching at Disrupted Academy
    To become a teacher at Disrupted Academy is to enter a world of education that inspires and challenges. Teaching at DA is not just about subject matter and curriculum, although these are critically important, but it is about developing deep and substantial understandings of our creative, curious, and committed students. Each day, in each class and activity, DA teachers are asked to create and deliver learning experiences with a goal of reaching every student and helping those students to develop the skills, understandings, and habits of mind that will prepare them for further learning and engagement with the world as well as to reflect on their own learning and relationship with the world.
    DA faculty are not departmentalized in the way that faculty at other schools are. While faculty members have areas of specialization, all members of the faculty are responsible for developing a community of learners. This means that faculty members do a great deal of cross-learning with each other.
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Thursday, January 8

  1. page Middle Grades Program edited Middle Grades Program The middle grades program at Disrupted Academy is almost entirely project ba…
    Middle Grades Program
    The middle grades program at Disrupted Academy is almost entirely project based, with small group and individual tutorial work designed to ensure students progress in reading and mathematics. Students spend their first year in the middle school exploring extended sessions in robotics, programming, expressive arts, community service and outdoor experiential activities. During their second and third years, students complete two to three projects each year that they design themselves with guidance from our faculty. The portfolio of completed projects will demonstrate growth in all areas of literacies expected of DA students. Students are expected to complete at least one project a year solo, and one in a group.
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    Lego League competion,competition, and writing
    Each day, students will meet with a reading teacher and a math teacher for direct instruction and guidance in meeting their individual goals. These meetings are scheduled so that student work is minimally interrupted. Reading materials and math concepts will usually correspond with steps in the students' project. Typically, students will meet in groups of 3 or 4 with the teachers, with one individual meeting per week.
    Our classrooms resemble laboratories more than traditional classrooms. Each student has a work area with storage and a large flat surface.
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Tuesday, January 6

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Monday, January 5

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