Thanks to widely-popularized educational and neuroscientific research, it seems like everyone is (finally!) talking about progressive education! We all want our children to be engaged citizens, stewards of the earth, joyful learners, and innovative thinkers—a radical idea when Green Acres School championed it in the 1930s. Now we know that cultivating this type of scholarship and leadership is more essential than ever—and Green Acres is proud to be among the original progressive schools in the nation.
On Sunday, October 28 from 1:30-3:30 PM, families are invited to discover what authentic progressive education looks like at Green Acres School’s “Hands-On, Not Heads-Down!” Discovery Day. The afternoon will showcase all that progressive education has to offer through a variety of challenging, engaging, and fun activities. Learn more here.
There's something for everyone at Discovery Day and this event is not to be missed. Current and prospective families are welcome, as well as curious community members! RSVP to Judy: email@example.com.
Technology is an integral part of modern life. Developing technological skills is an essential component of progressive education.
We have seen how the iPad tablet enhances learning and helps engage students in new and creative ways. The iPad feeds students’ curiosity. These devices reinforce real-life skills, such as researching, collaborating, keyboarding, organizing, and communicating ideas. Students are able to access information efficiently, which helps them analyze and solve problems together. We see that the iPad inspires creativity and promotes a deeper understanding of the world in which they live.
The iPad offers opportunities to teach real-world lessons in using technology ethically and proficiently. It also offers countless opportunities for students to practice being critically and socially engaged. While this tool will never replace manual, hands-on experiences and teacher-student collaboration, it can deeply enrich those experiences.The Green Acres 1:1 Program demonstrates how technology can help facilitate authentic teaching and learning experiences, while preparing our Middle School students for the world they will inherit.