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Are We Just Another Charter School?

 
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Method Schools

Looking Beyond the Cookie Cutter School System...

Like so many parents we followed the masses of parents down the path of conventional education that has not changed in over a 100 years.  Enroll and entrust our children to mass-produced systematic academic program. Unfortunately, we were faced with great teachers in a poorly run school and bad teachers in a fairly good school.  During the beginning years of our son’s education, we found that this unchanged program had flaws that in the long run was a detriment to our son’s learning and confidence. He needed something that was individualized, personal, and unconventional.  During our search for a school that would help him get back on track and encourage learning at an individualized level while moving him along without losing him in the process; we discovered Method Schools. Method Schools is a public charter school.  Charter schools have many different formats and like traditional public schools have their own reputation.  Method Schools is a unique format that is a blended independent school program. We get the best of both worlds, homeschooling and personalized curriculum with integrated project learning. They have a unique curriculum that is platform based created by Method Schools called Smartfox.  The platform is UC (University of CA A-G course) and NCAA (athletics eligibility) approved. What does this mean for our son?  It means that he can work from home within a curriculum that is tailored to his individual academic level.  It means that if he has questions or gets stuck he can email, video chat his teacher/mentor and hear back from them. It means that he meets with his teacher through a weekly video lesson and gets personalized help on his lessons.  At the same time, we can attend onsite activities and meet with other students. Onsite activities include STEM, Robotics, PBLs (Project-based learning), and field trips. We are in charge of our son’s learning.  As parents, we are the drivers behind the wheel of his education.  Method Schools requires parents to be actively a part of their child’s education and ensure that our child is working daily while giving us the tools such as teacher support and personalized instruction to provide a constructive learning environment for our child. Looking for something different beyond the factory produced education?  Check out Method Schools.  http://www.methodschools.org/   To further personalize learning, check out our customizable and mobile-friendly online curriculum. Built by curriculum pros at Method Schools, we call it "SmartFox." High quality, low cost, and, as mentioned, built by a school, not a vendor. In 2018, we're adding projects to our online courses. Not only will our courses be infused with projects and hands-on learning extensions, but schools can purchase and modify our online courses and add their own projects.  CHECK OUT SMARTFOX
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Project Based Learning

Character Education Through Project Based Learning

 Character Education through Service Learning
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Project Based Learning

The Benefits of Project Based Learning

Many parents and educators don't realize how large of an impact project based learning (PBL) can have on the education of middle and high school students. Part of the reason for this is simply that they may not have been exposed to the concept; they can't endorse something if they don't know it exists or how it's different from the education their child receives every day.
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Project Based Learning

Encouraging Project Based Learning at Home

Any parent who chooses a project-based learning curriculum for their child is clearly invested in their education as it applies to their future. After all, the big idea behind project-based learning is to encourage students to acquire and apply information in an effective way.
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Project Based Learning

7 Ways Project-Based Learning Prepares Students for the Future

We all want our children to be prepared for the future. However, in this day and age, traditional school does not always guarantee the outcome we desire.
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Project Based Learning

Focus on Project Based Learning: Evolving Pedagogy in Education

Project Based Learning is a well-established teaching method currently used in all types of classrooms today. It challenges the traditional notion of students sitting in their seat ach day receiving information from their teacher, the deliverer of critical information. Instead it allows for students to collaborate in discovering and receiving information on their own.
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Method Schools

What's Up Next For Method Schools?

As we approach the holiday season and 2016 winds down, I wanted to share some of the great things that are happening and will be happening as the school year progresses. We've conducted surveys and we've spoken with parents, students, and Method staff. And our dedicated team has researched the best learning tools and experiences for students. We all want nothing but the very best for Method students. It's such an exciting time as a non-educator to watch these pros do their thing. 
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Project Based Learning

Is Project Based Learning The Answer For My Middle School Student?

When you choose a middle school for your student, you want to choose a school that is well suited to their needs. Middle school is a critical time in the academic of many students. A project based middle school offers a number of advantages that you should carefully consider.    
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Project Based Learning

Benefits Of Project Based Learning

Many parents and educators don't realize how large of an impact project based learning can have on the education of middle and high school students. Part of the reason for this is simply that they may not have been exposed to the concept; they can't endorse something if they don't know it exists or how it's different from the education their child receives every day.
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