Thursday, August 22, 2013

About Us : The Academy of 21st Century Learning


The Academy of 21st Century Learning is a team of educators specializing in science, mathematics, reading, writing, study skills, and the arts. We have worked together for many years at a local branch of a franchised learning center and have shared the joy of working with hundreds of children and adults. With the implementation of the new California Core Standards now established as basic requirements statewide, we recognized the need for a specialized educational platform and have joined our fields of expertise to meet these challenges.

The California Core Standards are based on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) educational foundation. They are robust and relevant to the real world and have been designed to prepare students for competition in the global economy. Through STEM, students develop the critical thinking and analytical skills necessary to keep pace with their most advanced international peers. In order for students to fulfill these new Standards successfully, innovative teaching strategies must be made available to them. Our team exemplifies these strategies and we have the knowledge and skills our young people need for success in college and careers. We have created the Academy of 21st Century Learning to provide our expertise for our California youth.

How do we do this? Our core programs and specialty classes are designed to encourage and support the growth of the whole child throughout the processes of self-development utilizing both cutting-edge technologies and the Socratic Method. Students become excited about learning because our programs are rich in academic skills, scientific discovery, visual arts, world culture, music, and language. We employ the teaching philosophy of achievement and success developed over decades of research by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist, Carol Dweck PhD. We reinforce children for their attempts, their hard work, and their tenacity, rather than getting the right answer. Teaching this growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the way students learn and in their decisions to master robust and relevant skills necessary in the real world.

Successful tomorrows start at the Academy!

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