At I3 Academy, the social-emotional learning (SEL) will support all students. Dedicated time during the school day will be set aside for students to receive instruction in SEL. SEL provides instruction on skills for learning empathy, emotional management, self-management, self-awareness, friendship skills and problem solving
- Visual Art: Arts integrated into the classroom and in the visual art class are an important component of the project-based learning and STEAM curricula. Arts education has been linked to general academic success and pro-social outcomes, particularly for urban inner-city and ELL students (Catterall, 2009).
- Makerspace: A dedicated makerspace will provide a creative space for learners to design, develop and build ideas. Maker education is a learner-centered approach to education that “positions agency and student interest at the center— asking students to become more aware of the design of the world around them, and begin to see themselves as people who can tinker, hack and improve that design.” (www.makered.org)
- Foreign Language: Language impacts the lives of people of any race, creed and region in the world. The ability to communicate in another language is becoming more and more important in our increasingly integrated global community.