Liberal, Kansas Tutoring Programs
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Liberal District and Curriculum
The USD 480 Liberal School District curriculum follows the Kansas College and Career Ready Common Core Standards. The district focuses on developing 21st Century skills within students by implementing technology, effective education, critical thinking, and problem solving during teaching and learning practices. Professional Learning Communities review the standards to determine what students need to know and how the curriculum will be taught and assessed through differentiation. By continually reviewing the curriculum, the district ensures it stays current to national benchmarks and college and career expectations.
We currently cover the following Liberal-area school district: USD 480 Liberal School District.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Liberal District Curriculum
The curriculum helps students develop from the building blocks of learning in each subject to the ability to do complex, college prep work in high school. The early years focuses on reading, writing, basic math skills, investigating natural phenomenon as scientists and learning about how technology works and what it can do. Students also take a social studies curriculum that introduces them to the history of their town, state and nation, preparing them for even broader history and cultural studies in middle and high school.
AVID, Advanced Placement, and the Literacy First programs are college preparatory programs instituted at the high school level, and students have the opportunity to take electives in industrial education, visual and performing arts, home economics, broadcasting, technology, business, and music. The district offers three enrichment and skill development after school programs to support 21st Century Learning, and Liberal High School has achieved the ranking in the Top 10 High Schools in Kansas in 2013.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Liberal Educational News
- Family Resource Center - Liberal Public Schools offers community members resources that support the learning of children at the Family Resource Center. Through educational toys, books, videos, and parenting resources, families can find the information they need. Monthly workshops are also offered at no charge for “make and take” family projects, and families also may access craft supplies at a minimal cost. The Resource Center also has a computer lab, lamination, printing, binding, and copying capabilities.
- After School Programs - USD 480 offers three after school programs for students throughout the district. Project ROCK (Raising Our Children’s Knowledge) and Project SOAR (Students Ongoing Academic Readiness), are available for kindergarten through third grade. Project BEST (Building Excellent Students Today) is for intermediate students in grades 4-6. The after school programs offer enrichment in leadership, technology, Spanish, and problem solving.
- Robotics at Sunflower Intermediate - Sunflower Intermediate 4th grade students in the Project Best after school program have the unique experience of building over 15 different projects with Lego WeDo Robotics. This easy-to-use Lego software program allows build projects to come to life with sound and motion. 5th and 6th grade students work with the Lego Mindstorms Education Program NXT to design, build, test, and program robots that complete challenges using more difficult software programming.
Liberal Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
Chalk Talk: Homework Tips for Parents: How to Make It Less Painful
Though we know the importance of skill practice through homework, it is difficult for parents and children alike to “get excited” about homework. Outside obligations, extracurricular activities, or frustrations over the material tend to make doing homework a chore. Luckily, there are some ways to make it easier on everyone. One of the most important tips is to establish homework as a daily family routine. Regardless of whether it is immediately after school or when you arrive home from work, settle your child down for “homework time” before other tasks or activities. Select a place that is quiet, comfortable, and free from distraction. Discuss the assignment with your child to ensure s/he knows what is expected and then allow some independent time. Answer questions as they arise, but do not do the work for your child; instead reteach if necessary and encourage your child to problem solve. It will also be helpful to model focused learning while your child works on homework. Read a favorite novel or write in a journal as these types of activities will show your child that learning continues through our lives.