This is key to understanding what arts integration is: “knowledge and skills in the use of the basic vocabularies, materials, tools, techniques, and intellectual methods of each”. When you join BEE’s programs, we integrate and rotate the arts electives within all of our core subject classes….
For the 2018-2019 Academic Year, there will be multiple options for participating in our campus programs. This year we are introducing two Track options, a Track 12 & a Track 16, that are applicable to all students to accommodate different time frames on campus. Each Track is explained in more detail below. Please see the School Calendar for specific starting, break, and finishing dates.
So thankful for BEE! “R” has been incredibly inventive since feeling the empowerment of creating things from scratch. (Woodworking and sewing).
As stated on a previous post, Dr. Wynn encourages us to think about what defines curriculum. She states that the term is not all inclusive. We should consider the “content” of what needs to be taught separate from the subject matter. I hope that the following information helps you to consider what curriculum means to you …
In her book, Dr. Wynn has many pages of resources that match the PRIMAL strategy to relevant instructional practices…
Now that you are thinking through your educational philosophy and understanding more about your students learning preferences, now let’s think through curriculum.
Per Dr. Sherri L Wynn, Ed.D. author of How to Pick the Right Teaching Strategy for Children and Teens, (pg 24) the world seems to have accepted the tem curriculum as an all-inclusive name for whatever content is being taught, I believe it’s important to create categories of curriculum according to type rather than subject matter.
I know for most moms starting into their journey of home education, their first concern is usually what curriculum to buy. My hope is that this process is enlightening you to the facts that “content” can be instructed many different ways and you can do it in such a way that your child thrives.
Dr. Wynn helps us think through categories of curriculum according to a type rather than subject matter…
As you consider what is most important for your educational journey, Dr. Wynn takes us through a process of thinking about:
What is real?
What is true?
What is of value?
Why do I think this is important to consider? Speaking from my own experience when I first started homeschooling, the key question was – how important is the worldview of the curriculum to me? After 20 plus years in the homeschool community, knowing the struggle to finding the “right” support group or the “right curriculum”, I realize the wisdom of what Dr. Wynn states in her book (page 20)….
Come and join us on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm for a fun, engaging workshop and presentation.
We believe that you are looking into another teaching strategy because you see the creativity in your child and want to help them pursue an education that fuels their passion. What if you could plan an educational journey that fulfilled all of the “subjects” as well as developed your students passion? …
When you choose to homeschool, your first questions are usually about what curriculum should be used. As the Internet has grown, so have your available options for choosing curriculum, which will make the decision process even harder – unless you know the learning strategy that is best for your student. I will be using the book mentioned below as a basis for starting the process for creating your Individual Learning Program.
In Dr. Wynn’s book …
Happy New Year to you! It’s a new year and a time for reflection and planning ahead. Are you ready to contemplate about an education system that works for your student?
If so, please enjoy reading the next few posts that introduce our new Master Parent Teacher Series, which is geared to helping parents choose the right path for their children’s education.
I believe that we all start by thinking that the “system” is fine until it isn’t working for you or your student. Usually there is a “pain point” that triggers thinking that perhaps there is a better way. Maybe you have experienced:…
I want to share with you a special Thank You note I recently received from one of our students, which I hope inspires you about other High School program options available to you.
Here is Brennen’s letter:
As I sit here ready to share my story, I realize that where I am today is due to the zeal and honor B.E.E. gave and continues to give me. I hope my life will do it justice.
In July 2013, I was connected with Donna Bixby of B.E.E. Though she didn’t know me, she believed in me and focused on my passion for computer programming. I was pressed to learn HTML and lured with an I.T. carrot that I could help create and maintain her website if I learned it well….