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Educational Program
The Imagine Schools Standards-Based Curriculum offers basic and integrated instruction in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, character education, and physical education. As a public charter school, we must meet or exceed minimums of the Florida Sunshine State Standards.

Project CHILD is an integral part of the learning environment at our Imagine Charter School. Project CHILD is a unique instructional delivery model which provides triangulated learning:

  • Children learn at various work stations that appeal to different learning styles, including hands-on activities, use of technology, traditional pencil-and-paper practice, as well as large and small group and individual teacher-directed instruction,
  • The model identifies three classrooms of students and three teachers as a cluster (Primary Cluster includes one each of kindergarten, grade 1 and grade 2, Intermediate Cluster includes one each of grades 3-5).
  • Each teacher within a cluster is the specialty teacher for reading, writing or mathematics.
  • Students rotate every 90 minutes to their next cluster teacher.
  • This approach allows teachers to specialize in a single subject area and work with the same children for three years.
  • Students utilize a “Passport” as both an organizational and communication tool.

To learn more about our instructional delivery method, Project CHILD, please click on the following link: www.ifsi.org

Project CHILD

Changing How Instruction for Learning is Delivered

Focus on the 3 R’s

Triangle
  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Mathematics

Three year Continuous Progress

Primary cluster

    • Kindergarten
    • First Grade
    • Second Grade

Intermediate cluster

    • Third Grade
    • Fourth Grade
    • Fifth Grade

Triangulated Learning Stations

  • Technology (3-6 computers)
  • Hands-on (activities, projects)
  • Paper/pencil (textbook, worksheets)

Engages students in hand-on station activities
Integrates Technology into the Reading Program

Engaged Time-on-Task Classroom Management System

  1. Passports
  2. Task Cards
  3. Daily Station Assignments

Students use CHILD Passports each day to guide independent movement to stations.

Passport reading

Passports contain:

  1. Student goals
  2. Record of learning objectives
  3. Student comments
  4. Self-assessment
  5. Parent page

Station activities are clearly defined, aligned with standards, and appropriate to students’ abilities and needs.

Station Task

Task cards include:

  1. Activity Name
  2. Learning Objective
  3. Easy-to-follow instructions
  4. “What to do when finished…”
  5. Leveled learning
  6. Challenge activities

Teachers designate where students begin working each day.

Assignment BoardThe Daily Station Assignment Board


Increases Time on Task
Promotes Small Group Independent Learning
Provides activities to level for remediation and enrichment
Meets individual needs of students by differentiating instruction at the Teacher Station

A triangulated teaching model

  • 3 teacher cluster teams
  • 3 grade levels
  • 3 ninety minute classroom rotations
  • 3 types of learning stations
    • Technology
    • Hands-on
    • Text/written

What does a CHILD classroom look like?

6 stations to accommodate multiple ways of learning a particular skill or concept.

Computer Station for technology-based learning.

Textbook Station for written work.

Challenge Station for activities in a game-like format.

Teacher Station for small group leveled reading instruction.

Word Study Station (Reading) for hands-on activities.

Reading and Listening Station (Reading) for independent reading.