Category: Culture and Curriculum

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Empower Generations / Innovation Studios Culture: Individualized Learning Plans

At the heart of the Empower Generations / Innovation Studios approach to learning is a firm belief that because every child is different, there is a great benefit in education Read more…

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Empower Generations / Innovation Studios Culture: Partnering with Home and Community

At Empower Generations / Innovation Studios, we don’t believe that education happens solely within the four walls of a school. On the contrary, we believe education that produces well-rounded children Read more…

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Empower Generations / Innovation Studios Culture: Project-Based Learning

Spend even just a few moments inquiring about Empower Generations / Innovation Studios’ approach to education, and one of the first things you’ll hear about is project-based learning, or PBL. Read more…

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Empower Generations / Innovation Studios Culture: Real-World Experiences

Empower Generations emphasizes 21st-century skills and preparing learners for the work world, and tangible experiences help elevate the learning process. Examples include our DreamUp to Space challenges, where teams of Read more…

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Empower Generations Charter School Culture: Whole-Child Development

Last week we introduced the importance of social-emotional learning at Empower Generations Charter School. Social-emotional learning is integral to our whole-child educational approach.  A whole-child mind-set means that we are Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Building 21st-Century Skills

At Empower Generations / Innovation Studios, what’s important is not only ensuring learners are receiving an academically well-rounded education but also that they have the tools they need to succeed Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Curiosity

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” — Golda Meir Within the Empower Generations education model, we believe kids are Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Gratitude

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Grit

What does it take to really succeed? Some might call it drive or determination. At Empower Generations, we like to call it grit, and it is a crucial component of Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Grit

What does it take to really succeed? Some might call it drive or determination. At Empower Generations, we like to call it grit, and it is a crucial component of Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Growth Mindset

At Empower Generations, we believe when kids learn how to face challenges, they grow into leaders. As part of our emphasis on social-emotional learning (SEL), we believe it’s important to Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Optimism

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is one of the core elements of the Empower Generations approach to education. Through social-emotional learning, learners understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Self-Control

By definition, social-emotional learning (SEL) helps kids tap into their emotions and how they affect what they do. So it should follow that an essential component of SEL is an Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Zest

“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life.” —Gordon Parks Central to the Empower Generations approach to project-based learning is a belief that education works best when it’s energetic. Rather than being Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Social-Emotional Learning

In our approach to education at Empower Generations, we emphasize methods that foster learners’ social-emotional learning. Social-emotional learning is the process through which learners understand and manage emotions, set and Read more…

Competency Based Learning
Empower Generations Incorporates Competency-Based Approaches for Greater Skill Mastery and Personalization

By Michael Niehoff  Education Content Coordinator at iLEAD Schools Since formal education has existed, we have often wrestled with what the goals or outcomes are supposed to be and how Read more…

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Exploring Empower Generations Culture: Habit 3 of the 7 Habits

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach. You can find more articles by clicking here.  This week, Read more…

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Exploring Empower Generations Culture: Habit 4 of the 7 Habits

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach.  “In the long run, if it isn’t a win for Read more…

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Exploring Empower Generations Culture: Habit 5 of the 7 Habits

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach. They say communication is key, but if we lack understanding Read more…

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Exploring Empower Generations Culture: Habit 6 of the 7 Habits

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach. Whether in the classroom, the workplace, relationships, or life in Read more…

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Exploring Empower Generations Culture: Habit 7 of the 7 Habits

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach. So here we are. We’ve explored six of the seven Read more…

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Exploring Empower Generations Culture: What Does “iLEAD” Mean?

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach. We are proud to be a part of iLEAD Schools. Read more…

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Exploring Empower Generations Culture: What’s the ‘i’ in ‘iLEAD’?

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach. We are proud to be a part of iLEAD Schools. Read more…

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Exploring Empower Generations Culture: What’s the ‘L’ in ‘iLEAD’?

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach. We are proud to be a part of iLEAD Schools. Read more…

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Exploring the Empower Generations Culture: Habit 1 of the 7 Habits

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach. Last week, we introduced a vital element of Empower Generations’ approach to Read more…

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Exploring the Empower Generations Culture: Habit 2 of the 7 Habits

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach. You can find more articles by clicking here.  When was Read more…

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Exploring the Empower Generations Culture: The 7 Habits

Happy New Year! We hope your 2020 is off to a good start. As we head into the second half of the school year, we’re happy to introduce a new Read more…

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Raising Responsible Kids with Love and Logic: Making the Internet Safer for Your Kids

By Dr. Charles Fay of Love and Logic Love and Logic is the school-wide discipline program embraced by Empower Generations. According to a survey from the Love and Logic Institute, Read more…

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Rights, Responsibilities, Relationships!

Our interdisciplinary History projects are in full swing! Learners in multiple grades and cohorts are exploring different lenses of citizenship as they bring lessons from the past into modern times Read more…