Connections & Community
Whether it’s the learning, the stories or the hugs shared among classmates, children love the connections and community at iCademy Global K5.
Our teachers carefully nurture these precious relationships, fostering a culture based on safety, acceptance, leadership, and collaboration. We empower kids to have voice, choice, and control over their own learning. In fact, self-directed learning is intentionally scaffolded from Kindergarten through 5th grade to prepare the “whole” child for the skills he or she needs to succeed as they move into middle and high school.
Families have a choice to bring their children to campus for a day each week to engage in a community where hands-on learning happens in a multi-age setting with highly qualified Michigan Certified teachers.
Communities and employers need strong leaders. iCademy Global is deliberate in teaching, modeling, and monitoring strategies for growing leadership. Students practice habits that are independent and interdependent in nature. These habits provide the scaffolding for them to be successful in their academics, relationships, and personal growth.
ConnectBuilding community among our K5 students is one of our top priorities. We strive to make this happen through bi-weekly conference calls, on-site experiences, synergy sessions and field experiences.
The K-5 curriculum provides the hands-on components needed to deliver instruction and enhance learning. It is aligned with state standards and promotes 21st Century skills by nurturing curiosity, wonder and creativity, encouraging self-directed learning, making real-world connections, developing higher-order thinking and using communication skills.
Field ExperiencesiCademy students immerse themselves in cultural and global awareness. In k-5, we explore the world by learning about neighbors, daily practicing a foreign language and invest in understanding that we are more alike than different.
Role of the Student
- Devote a minimum of 30 hours per week to coursework.
- Participate actively in a team with Learning Coach, Teacher, and peers.
- Submit assessments and projects that reflect his or her own learning.
- Ask for assistance from the Learning Coach and/or Teacher.
- Use technology independently to learn.
- Be ready to learn and put forth their best effort.
- Self- monitor and self-evaluate.
- Treat devices and materials with respect.
- Enjoy the Learning Process!
Role of the Learning Coach
- Facilitate 4-6 hours per day (on average) of student learning.
- Participate actively in a team with Teacher and Student.
- Establish a consistent learning routine and environment.
- Assist in the appropriate pacing of lessons.
- Monitor student attendance, progress, and mastery of content.
- Verify that student assignments and assessments reflect the student’s best learning.
- Maintain awareness of all school-wide and K-5 specific communication .
Role of the Teacher
- Participate actively in a team with the Learning Coach and Student
- Support students’ individual growth by differentiating instruction and remediation when necessary
- Provide one-on-one support and resources to students
- Monitor weekly attendance, progress, and mastery of content
- Integrate the IES foundations of global awareness, stewardship, and leadership
- Assist the Learning Coach with instructional strategies and resources
- Organize and review data from state, district, and student assessments
- Report grades which reflect student mastery
- Offer an optional onsite learning opportunity