Adaptive Approach for Independent Minds

As an online school deeply integrated with green hubs worldwide, our unique approach to education is centered around a harmonious blend of live sessions, independent study, and hands-on experiences. Our seasoned educators lead these live sessions, providing a well-structured learning framework, coupled with interactive discussions and guidance in real-time, ensuring that students receive academic knowledge and support seamlessly.

Complementing these educational sessions are our innovative Green Hubs spread globally, serving as immersive learning spaces where students can translate theoretical knowledge into real-world applications. These hubs serve as gateways connecting students with diverse cultures, ecosystems, and viewpoints, enriching their educational voyage.

Beyond mere physical locations, our Green Hubs embody a global community dedicated to sustainability, innovation, and experiential learning. Through collaboration with these hubs, our students gain access to practical insights and real-world challenges, nurturing environmental awareness, global consciousness, and essential problem-solving skills.

Our Hybrid Learning Model, a responsive approach to the changing needs of today’s learners, underscores our commitment to nurturing independent thinking in an educational environment that values individuality and fosters the practical application of knowledge.

By interweaving guided live sessions with personalized, hands-on experiences, our aim is to craft a comprehensive educational journey, equipping our students with the skills, knowledge, and adaptability required to excel in the dynamic landscape of the 21st century.

Approach Components

In constructing our adaptive and innovative learning model, we integrate three key elements to shape a transformative and fruitful educational experience:

1.Live Remote Teaching: A significant portion of the curriculum is delivered through live remote teaching sessions. Learn live sessions follow a structured systematic lecture framework, while guided live sessions, conducted in small groups, acknowledge diverse learning paces. This fosters personalized attention, with approximately 7-12 students per teacher. Such an approach ensures that students receive the necessary support tailored to their individual progress.

2.Independent-Study Emphasis: One-third of the curriculum delivery places a strong emphasis on independent-study sessions and materials, empowering students to independently engage with relevant subject matter. This empowers students to take control of their learning journey, allowing students to delve into the material at their own pace and explore additional topics that align with their interests. This autonomy fosters a sense of responsibility and ownership over their education, promoting a deeper and more personalized learning experience.

3. Applied Learning Experience: The remaining part of the curriculum is delivered through physical hubs that serve as experiential learning spaces where students can apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios supervised by educators and trained life coaches. The global network of Green Hubs connects students with diverse cultures, ecosystems, and perspectives, enriching their educational journey by exposing them to a myriad of experiences. For parents choosing to facilitate experiential learning at home, comprehensive guidelines and materials, along with regular check-ins and community events, create a collaborative network to support the learning process.

Implementation Methods

In executing our model, we employ carefully crafted methods to implement our adaptive and innovative learning approach effectively. These methods ensure seamless integration of virtual sessions, guided and personalized learning experiences, and real-world applications, fostering a comprehensive educational environment for our students.

1.Virtual Learn Sessions:
  • Online Class: A successful live learn session centres on a well-organized structure and systematic framework with clear learning objectives, ensuring students grasp key concepts.
  • Visual Aids: Utilizing multimedia presentations, digital slides, and interactive simulations enhances content delivery, sustaining student interest.
  • Accessibility and Flexibility: All live group sessions are recorded, password-protected, and made accessible to students afterward, ensuring flexibility for students to revisit lessons and reinforcing the learning experience.
2. Independent-Study Sessions
  • Self-Directed Learning: Students explore independently topics that complement the school’s curriculum and delving into related subjects aligned with personal interests. This approach empowers students to tailor their studies to individual strengths and passions, fostering a personalized and enriching educational experience.
  • Provide Resources: Ensure that students have access to virtual libraries, online databases, artificial intelligence tools, and educational resources to facilitate self-directed research.
  • Teacher Guidance & Check-ins: Teacher guide students and provide support on Check-ins during guided live sessions to motivate, and address challenges.

Self-Study Program At WGH

Our commitment to providing a holistic and enriching learning environment extends to our Self-Study Program, a comprehensive complete independent study is designed to align with our principles of adaptive, flexible, and responsive learning. At WGH, we acknowledge that every learner is unique, with distinct needs, aspirations, and goals. Our Self-Study Program embodies our dedication to empowering students to take full charge of their education, respecting the individual’s vision and families.The student will have full access to school platforms, including all digital materials, applications and facilities, the option to opt out of live sessions is available. Assessments and assignments, though not bound to specific due dates, will have deadline for completion at the end of term if the student wish to consider them for feedback on self-progress and setting further own goals. As self-study students being part of WVE-S community, they are encouraged to actively combine these components to ensure a fruitful and enriching learning experience:

  • Mastering time management and maintaining commitment to learning objectives.
  • Employing organizational skills to handle study materials and assignments in alignment with school-structured content.
  • Recognizing individual learning preferences, strengths, and areas for improvement, and setting goals to explore personal interests beyond the prescribed curriculum.
  • Self-awareness to regularly reflecting on academic progress and adapting goals based on feedback from the school.
  • Seek assistance and open communication with educators, articulating questions and inquiring clarification.
  • Demonstrating resourcefulness in problem-solving and independent information-seeking, coupled with the development of critical thinking skills for the analysis and evaluation of concepts.

Platforms & Application

In our ever-evolving educational landscape, the effective use of platforms and applications is integral to enhancing the learning experience. This section explores the various tools and technologies employed within our school to facilitate seamless communication, collaboration, and resource accessibility for both educators and students:

  • Video Conferencing: Our institution employs Adobe Connect for live remote delivery due to its comprehensive suite of functions, acknowledging its higher cost but aligning with the enriched learning experience needed. Adobe Connect offers versatile features such as breakout rooms, pre-set presentations, and various communication channels (private with the teacher, collective, written, and spoken), ensuring a dynamic and interactive remote learning experience.
  • Microsoft For Students: This suite typically includes tools for productivity, collaboration, and creativity. Some key components are Office 365 Education, OneNote for Education, Microsoft Imagine Academy.
  • Learning Management System: Moodle offers educators a comprehensive platform to create, deliver, and manage courses, encompassing assignments, quizzes, and multimedia materials. It boasts integrated communication tools, a gradebook for efficient evaluation, and support for various assessment formats. The platform ensures easy access to course content, submission of assignments, and engaging in interactive learning. With mobile accessibility, analytics tools, and a commitment to accessibility features, Canvas provides a user-friendly interface for both educators and students.
  • Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR): Class VR provides immersive VR experiences for educational content, while Google Expeditions offers virtual reality field trips for students.
  • Adobe for Students: Offering access to cloud storage and a range of professional creative applications like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro. Students can also utilize Adobe Acrobat Pro for advanced PDF management, Adobe Spark for graphic design, and Adobe Stock for high-quality stock assets.