Primary SAGE: Kindergarten-3rd Grade
On a typical day in SAGE, multiple engaging learning experiences are available for each student. The Primary SAGE program encourages independent and self-directed learning.
The students rotate through mathematics problem solving and individualized math, creative problem solving, affective education, Spanish, and self-selected Units of Study. In addition, the kindergarten and first graders receive science instruction while the second graders choose an exploratory topic to study.
Students in the SAGE program will work in a one-to-world computing environment, which supports our vision of opening our students to limitless opportunities for learning. Students will undertake challenging and stimulating learning experiences supported by instant access to global information resources and powerful tools for information processing, collaboration, creation, and transformation.
SAGE Instructors facilitate the usage of various technological tools and applications in the spirit of the SAMR model to interweave these tools into instruction so students utilize technology in a transformational way.
Math instruction includes ten research-based problem solving strategies that build a child's confidence and provides them with the tools they need to succeed in math. Students use these strategies to solve individualized real-world problems.
Creative problem solving challenges occur through a variety of activities. These experiences build students' fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration skills.
Within affective education, students have conversations on learning styles, goal setting, strengths and weaknesses, different types of “giftedness,” and why they need specialized instruction.