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Arroyo West Active Learning Academy

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Angela Ryals

on 29 March 2012

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Transcript of Arroyo West Active Learning Academy

Arroyo West Active
Learning Academy
Mission Statement
Guiding Principles
A School Wide Literacy Focus supported by a balanced reading and writing program is emphasized at each grade level developing a mastery of critical concepts in literacy. Students are immersed in reading and writing for real purposes based on their interests and individual abilities. Learning is enhanced through Reading and Writing Workshop, a literacy program developed by The Teacher's College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University in New York City.
School-Wide Literacy Focus
Inquiry Based Learning
Arroyo West Active Learning Academy (AWALA) is committed to developing academic excellence through engaging and meaningful activities, which create innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, and confident life-long learners. We promote rigorous academics and social responsibility within a caring environment.
Growing Active Thinkers and Lifelong Readers and Writers
Students should be encouraged to question and seek truth, information and knowledge.
Students learn best when engaged in active learning experiences.
Learning should be rigorous and authentic.
Learning is optimized and students thrive in a safe and supportive environment.
Students should be active participants in their learning.
Parental involvement is essential to the AWALA learning community.
An Active Learning Magnet School
Professional Development
Active
Learning
Magnet School Theme and Program
Active learning refers to the learning that occurs through instructional strategies that engage students intellectually and physically as they pursue given classroom assignments.
- California Dept. of Education
What is an MSAP Grant?
Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
http://tc.readingandwritingproject.com/
Hands on and student centered learning based on student questions and discoveries.
AWALA teacher are participating in intense, cutting edge professional development training in all areas of Active Learning (Reading and Writing Project, Inquiry and Project Based Learning, Hands on Science and Math, Positive Behavior Intervention / Responsive Classrooms, and Cultural Competency).
Responsive Classroom
An approach to classroom management which emphasizes social, emotional and academic growth within a strong and safe school community. Responsive Classroom methods create safe, challenging, positive, and joyful classrooms.
Responsive Classrooms
http://www.responsiveclassroom.org/
ACTIVE
ENGAGED
RELEVANT
LEARNING
AWALA
Magnet Schools are federally funded grant programs that assist in developing a neighborhood school focused on specific themes, while promoting a diverse student population. AWALA used Magnet School funding to train staff in the Active Learning Model. Teachers are receiving on-going professional development in these areas. Classrooms are being provided with supplies and technology to make active learning a priority for every student, every day.
Kindergarten Information
Students born on or before
September 1, 2010 may enroll in Kindergarten

Students born between September 2 and December 2, 2010 will be enrolled in “Transitional” Kindergarten

Students born July 1 – September 1, 2010 MAY CHOOSE to enroll in Transitional Kindergarten

What is Transitional Kindergarten?
"TK" is a developmental, hands-on program allowing children to develop at their own pace.
Children enter a traditional kindergarten class the following year.
After School Programming
Boys and Girls Club On-Site
AWALA offers on site childcare through the Boys and Girls Club of Moorpark. Fees are nominal and hours are convenient.
After School Enrichment Programs
Several
for pay
programs are offered after school throughout the year:
Hip Hop Dance
Science
Chess
Legos
Music
Art
Come see AWALA in ACTION and join us for a school tour!
Wednesday, January 21st @ 9am
Thursday, January 29th @ 9am
MUSD offers these programs at all of their
Elementary School sites…
Half Time School Counselors

Full Time Computer Technicians

Library Technicians

Response To Intervention – Instructional Assistants

Full Time Nurse Assistant

Bi-Lingual Office Assistant
Peaceful Playgrounds
Second Step – Social Emotional Intervention Program
Physical Education Curriculum and Materials for teachers
21st Century Classrooms
Five desktop computers, Active Learning Smart Boards, document cameras and Active Inspire Expressions in every classroom.

AWALA concluded its grant funding cycle in September 2014, and is now using other funding sources to continue the
work started under the grant
Join the AWALA Community
for these fun events!
April 29th:
Spring Festival "Art is Nature"
Games, food, and more! 4-8pm
March 3rd:
Dr. Seuss' Birthday

Spaghetti Dinner 6-8pm
March 23rd:
Science Night
Mad Science Presentation @ 6:00
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