The Charter Curriculum Design – CCD
The Charter Curriculum Design – CCD ensures that every child develop the attributes, knowledge and skills needed to do well in school and in life in general. This is encapsulated in the seven components of CCD. In addition to academic excellence the defined objective is to enable each child to be a curious learner, a confident individual, a responsible citizen and an effective contributor.
- CCD recognises that children think and learn differently.
- Our holistic approach to teaching integrates domains of visual, auditory, kinesthetic, linguistic and logical skills.
- The design facilitates conceptualisation and strategies for each student to use his or her unique intelligence to understand the subject.
- Every strategy provides a reasonable roadmap for the child’s learning journey.
The Teacher Parent Student portal (TPS)-Collaborative Partnership
- The Charter School encourages the child, parent and the teacher to become collaborative partners in the child’s learning process.
- TPS portal is a web- based information system that outlines the learning trajectory of the child at school.
- TPS provides a realistic opportunity for the parent to assess their child’s learning progress.
- TPS portal is also a vast resource pool for teachers and students alike.
- The Charter School’s Innovative Curriculum incorporates the best global practices into the CBSE framework.
- The primary purpose is to create the right environment for a child to develop into an empowered individual and a responsible world citizen.
- Assessment is a continuous and reflective process within the curriculum framework that emphasises on progress of every student.
- Our curriculum is the sum total of all the specifically planned set of academic and co- curricular educational experiences provided to the student at the school.
Optimisation of Time
- School hours are structured to be an optimal mix of lectures, workshops, indoor and outdoor activities, team work, research, seminars, interactive sessions and self study to engage students through non-regimented yet challenging experiences, thus making them feel excited about every day at school.
- The timetable is designed to ensure that the students make the best of all available learning opportunities and teachers find right balance of time spent on teaching, assesment and self development.
- The timetable is aimed at effectively contributing to the needs and requirements of each student at Charter.
- The special pillars of the Charter Time table are:
- Relationship Time
- Free Play
- The Wise Oak
- This is the time marked for strengthening links between the students and local communities, which lead to specific educational outcomes.
- Real world examples drawn from communities improve quality of learning. Interactions with immediate communities can enhance their skill of applying knowledge in everyday decision making and in practical problem solving.
- Relationship Time help students become responsible citizens who would set a clear priority for public welfare.
- ‘Free play’ just happens, depending on what takes the child’s interest at that point of time. Free play isn’t planned and allows the student to use their imagination.
- In this context play is, to the greatest extent possible, in the child’s control. Adult intervention is kept to a minimum.Adults have, in principle, no role in structuring, directing or managing the child’s play.
- In their play and self-directed exploration they create their own mental models of the world around them and also models of imaginary worlds. This helps children to develop abilities to think creatively, to cooperate effectively, to control their impulses and emotions and sustain that capability throughout their lives.
- ‘The Wise Oak’ at school is our academic mentorship program..
- The students at Charter have the privilege to schedule their time at The Wise Oak, for one to one learning assistance.
- After taking a prior appointment, the child may drop in at ‘The Wise Oak centre’ for extra support on any subject.
Learning Space-Resourceful Environment
- The Charter School recognises the connection between learning spaces and educational outcomes
- Our multipurpose spaces lend themselves to a variety of learning methods and support interdisciplinary activities that are central to creating a new paradigm for learning.
- The Charter School architecture effectively promotes the new age learning requirements, like critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration,communication and creativity.
SpringBoard- The Skill Enhancement Program
- SpringBoard is a skill enhancement program embedded in CCD. The specially structured program helps to foster skills like critical thinking, collaborative skills, problem solving, communication skills, analytical skills and creative skills in every student through interesting, fun filled, indoor and outdoor activities .
- Through the SpringBoard program students engage with an alternate learning environment which involves activities, puzzles, brain teasers and games.
- From designing innovative products, to supporting specific needs in the society, to writing articles for the local newspapers, are opportunities the program provides to hone relevant skills.
- Projects to foster collaborative problem solving and communication skills are also included at different levels of this program.
- SpringBoard program actively engages the students with real world situations they might encounter in their future life through role play or through collaborative activities.
- The school’s supportive environment provides students with opportunities to interact with experts, educationists, artists and the local community.
- Senior students will have opportunities to work with NGOs on projects that will help them to build awareness about current social issues.
- The intention is to improve the student’s knowledge of their own skills, strengths, talents and interests.Thus equipped,they will be able to make right career choices and evolve into responsible citizens.