@CourtneyofAcera

K-9 STEAM School

Welcome back, Acera students!

Check out the welcome back messages from the new and returning Acera faculty and staff. We’re all so happy to see you!

One response to the Covid crisis? A Pop Up School

By Courtney Dickinson  “It is Lord of the Flies, over here. I have a job, and I am not an educator.” “The assignments being sent by school do not engage my child. They don’t fit him, and they… Read More

What to look for in a remote summer camp

By Courtney Dickinson Covid has dramatically changed the summer of 2020. Programs that parents painstakingly identified are cancelled outright or transitioning to remote summer camp models. How can we, as parents, ensure that our kids have an engaging… Read More

10 netiquette & remote schooling norms families need to know

By Courtney Dickinson @CourtneyofAcera In this era of remote schooling, there are new tech platform norms and social coaching advice that we, as parents and educators, need to expressly spell out for our children. Framing “netiquette norms” and… Read More

Remote learning is the new normal, now what?

By Courtney Dickinson Seemingly overnight, schools everywhere have transitioned to a remote educational model for the foreseeable future as we enter a period of extended social distancing. For school leaders and families who are trying to adapt to… Read More

AceraEI offers free STEAM content during distance learning

For schools, teachers, and parents looking for free educational content during this period of distance learning, AceraEI is offering downloadable lessons for students in grades K-8. The content includes activities in life sciences, art, math, engineering, architecture, and… Read More

Five steps to successful remote learning

By Courtney Dickinson As schools nation-wide quickly transition to remote learning in response to COVID-19, many administrators, teachers, students and parents are experiencing distance learning for the first time. In addition to curriculum and content, schools must also… Read More

Parents as coaches: Tactics to support your child during remote schooling

By Courtney Dickinson @CourtneyofAcera What are best-in-class teaching tactics you can adopt – as the in-person adult – now that so many schools are converting to remote schooling? It will be tempting for all of us to replicate… Read More

Acera’s 10-hour flip turn to remote learning

By Courtney Dickinson At 10 pm Wednesday, March 11, Acera School’s board voted unanimously to move to a remote education model, effective immediately. With humility, I share steps and philosophies we employed for remote learning, hoping that this… Read More

Our 2019 Annual Report

By Courtney Dickinson We are celebrating the ten year mark of our school!  I write this sitting in the middle of our Commons. I hear conversation threads emerging from math classes – discussions about existentialism and universal quantifiers,… Read More