Laura wrote this informative and helpful book about Acton Academy: Courage to Grow, which you can download to your kindle for only $0.99. We have a limited number of paper copies at the school to give away — please let us know if you would like one of those.
2. We specialize in 21st Century Learning
After going through the information above, you have likely realized something special is happening here and we are quite different from programs using traditional education.
If you aren’t sure what 21st Century Learning is, we invite you to read this Forbes article explaining that.
There are quite a few differences between “modern” learning and traditional learning, with the key one being that the focus is on skill development rather than information regurgitation: process over content.
The content is viewed as the vehicle on the road to developing mastery in important skills like: critical thinking, resolving conflict, problem solving, and project management to name a few. Thankfully we are not relying on “curriculum development” as it happens in traditional schools where a committee of government-appointed people discuss how to change the curriculum.
It is not surprising that this method means that curriculum only changes over decades but we are in a fast-paced technologically driven society where things change much, much faster than that.
We are able to keep up with those changes!
3. We have Guides, not Teachers
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