What is a Learning Model?
A school’s learning model refers to all of the components that make up the educational ecosystem of a school. Well designed learning models consider all of the factors that affect how students learn, both in and out of the classroom. This includes: how connected or integrated subjects are with one another, the approach to structuring curriculum, what students will be doing day-to-day, how students are assessed and the length of each unit. These elements all work together to maximize the impact of the learning experience for students.’
The KYMS Learning Model
Like Kohelet Yeshiva Lab School, at the core of the KYMS learning model are our 10 Learning Principles, drawn from the best available empirical evidence in the fields of developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience. The following pages outline each unique component of this special model. Each component has been thoughtfully designed to support deep learning, engagement and progress. Primary components of the KYMS learning model for both Limudei Kodesh and General Studies are:
• Vibrant, multi-age classrooms
• Meaningful project-based, interdisciplinary learning
• Individualized, data-driven skill-based learning blocks
• Personalized learning and competency/growth-based assessment
• A focus on habits of the heart and mind including a robust, supportive advisory structure
and an emphasis on spiritual and religious growth.