We believe that each student is unique, and so learning experiences must consider the abilities, interests, learning styles, and preferred ways of expression of each student.
At Flex Academy, teachers use students’ personalized results in screeners as well as their GoQuest profiles to create customized, engaging lessons that encourage students to apply, deepen, and extend their learning. Students, too, can search through a safe database to find extension activities that interest and challenge them.
Flex Academy believes that differentiation attempts to address the variety of learners in the classroom through different approaches that change instruction to meet the individual needs of students.
We also believe that learning can be easily personalized by assigning enrichment and/or intervention activities according to the student's needs and interests.
Project Based Learning
Project based learning is a different approach to education, which believes that students learn best when they're interested in a real-world problem and then, with a teacher's skilled guidance, take ownership of the challenges involved in solving it. Student classroom experiences at the L-Zone has our student's complete projects like these to achieve a deep understanding of the standard curriculum, while also building lifelong learning habits and vital workplace skills. In particular, they develop what have come to be called 21st century skills: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and information media literacy.
Odyssey is a Web-based Integrated Learning System (ILS) that can enhance every student's opportunity to achieve. Curriculum is aligned with state and national standards to provide an engaging and stimulating learning environment for students. A variety of instructional approaches support multiple learning styles, intelligences, and levels of achievement. Teachers and administrators in the Flex Academy use Compass as part of their daily strategies to provide students with appropriate learning activities, to monitor progress, and measure performance on objective-based common assessments.
Research shows achievement levels increase when parents are directly involved with their child's education and take an active role in their learning. Student learning can be further enhanced when parents partner closely with schools and teachers. The Flex Academy understands the importance of this valuable partnership and the impact it can have for learning.
Students, Teachers, and Parents can access Odyssey anytime or anywhere!! Teachers and parents will monitor student progress and work with them on learning activities.
Based on student’s responses to questions on the profiler survey about his/her interests and how they like to learn and apply what they have learned in creative ways; specific activities are identified which the teacher can use to assign projects that are completely individualized to the specific student’s needs and interests.
The teacher can also choose critical thinking activities, virtual field trips, independent study activities, and online activities to meet the preferred learning styles and interests of each individual student.