Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
The world is full of wondrous adventure for a child and learning begins from the moment they enter this earth. Through the lens of imagination all things are possible and our foundational studios offer learners the space to unleash their natural curiosity using tools such as storytelling, design and computation.
While ages are used as a suggestion, learners are placed in studios based on their self regulation abilities and matriculate once they have demonstrated eagerness towards deeper work creating mixed age studio environments.
Our next generation open pedagogical approach
Learning at XLS begins with a discovery lab, which is a hands on guided exposure activity that can range from exploring botanical gardens to playing a game of chess. These activities serve as the foundation for deeper multi-faceted project work.
As learners continue to explore, their natural curiosity will lead them to dive deeper into topics that become multi-dimensional projects requiring the development of new skills and dispositions generally related to narrative, computation and design.
Self Actualization Graph
As learners design project work a single point rubric is also developed allowing for clear articulation of deliverables which is used to ultimately assess the developmental gains for each learner. This rubric also clearly identifies where additional development is required due to feedback from an authentic audience. All of this is illustrated through a multi-dimensional scatter plot also known as an XYZ Graph.
Learning begins and ends
with the learner.
Our studios take a learner centered approach to development empowering learners to take full ownership of their evolution. This is accomplished through the combination of structured activities, unstructured exploration and one to one coaching. Each learner is supported by a team of advisors who consciously design experiences for individual development.
Ready to supercharge
your learner's imagination?
You can learn more about our Imagination studio by scheduling a tour or video call with our Learner Support team. You can also sign your learner up for our next open enrollment period.