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Our Philosophy

Creighton School District is reimagining the education we provide our students and the environment in which we do it. 

The Instructional Design for The Creighton Academy will include Open Design Learning Environments, Constructivist Education, Project-Based Learning, Experiential Learning, Dual Language Instruction and Multi-Age Instruction. This handout will better explain some of the new innovative things we are doing at The Creighton Academy. 

Creighton Instructional Design 

Open Design Learning Spaces

The open floor plan allows for organic, holistic connections amongst multiple content areas and affords students exposure to authentic, real-world learning opportunities.

Dual-Language Instruction Model 

The school will utilize a partial immersion model in Spanish and English.

Ages 5-7 (Grades K-2)
50/50 model with half the day in Spanish and the other half in English.

Ages 8-10 (Grades 3-5) 
Gradual instruction in Spanish for all subjects. 

Quarter 1: 30% Spanish and 70% English 
Quarter 2: 60% Spanish and 40% English 
Quarter 3: 80% Spanish and 20% English 
Quarter 4: 100% Spanish and 0% English 

Instruction in English in English Language Arts and Math 

Multi-Age Education

A multi-grade learning environment, refers to a group of learners that serves two or more grade levels of students, that have been intentionally blended together to improve learning

Who We Are: 

  • Adventurous Thinker
  • Kind-Hearted 

  • Independent

  • Creative / Inventive

  • Self-Motivated

  • Organized

  • Global Thinker

  • Collaborator

  • Leader

Do you Seek a Learning Environment... with flexible learning spaces, dual-language instruction, and constructivist learning activities? This environment is not for everyone; some students would thrive in this setting and some would thrive in a different Creighton School District signature program. Want to learn more about The Creighton Academy, get in touch with us today!   

Experiential Learning 

“Experiential learning is the process of  learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as "learning through reflection on doing". Hands-on learning is a form of experiential learning but does not necessarily involve students reflecting on their product.”

Constructivists believe that "learners construct their own reality or at least interpret it based upon their perceptions of experiences, so an individual's knowledge is a function of one's prior experiences, mental structures, and beliefs that are used to interpret objects and events.”

Project-Based Learning 

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a dynamic approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire both deep knowledge and expertise. Student voice is key in PBLs. Students engage and are assessed in critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and project management. Students take responsibility for their learning and develop solutions for complex problems.

A Glimpse Into Our Program

The below video showcases a Reggio Emilia-inspired elementary school in Australia which fosters student interest to spark curiosity and joy in learning. 
Through a unique and innovative learning environment The Creighton Academy will be providing a similar student-driven approach to experiential learning through dual language instruction, project based learning, and multi-age learning environments. 

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