The HighReach Learning Difference
You know and understand phrases like relationship-based, interest driven, integrated experiences, differentiated instruction, intentionality, and others, but do you wonder how to turn those "big ideas" into easy-to-understand and easy-to-accomplish strategies that can be used every single day in the classroom? Every HighReach Learning curriculum program is designed to help you tackle these big ideas.
Relationship-based — Learning grows out of positive social-emotional environments and from the connections made with the people in them. HighReach takes special care to provide guidance within each experience as well as support materials that help establish vital connections between adults and children and between families and staff.
Interest Driven — Let HighReach show you some very simple steps that help you gather background knowledge and child input on the topic you are planning to study. Using a K-W-L (Know-Want to Know-Learned) or
R-E-I (Relate-Explore and Expand-Inspire) process, you will learn how to guide your teaching to adapt to children's interests and build on their existing knowledge.
Integrated Experiences — The best learning experiences occur when a child is immersed in a "big idea" and the daily plans encourage deep explorations that encompass multiple domains. Rather than using multiple isolated activities like some other programs, all HighReach topics are based on detailed concept webs and provide more than 100 multi-domain experiences to choose from.
Differentiated instruction — Every child has unique needs and interests; this shouldn't require you to spend hours each week finding dozens of experiences just to accommodate these differences. Each HighReach Learning experience contains detailed objectives from multiple domains. Imagine being able to take a group of children through an exploration in which some may focus on literacy outcomes, while others concentrate on math or science.
Intentionality — Once you are equipped with the right tools, it becomes much easier to be intentional in your interactions with your children. Using the comprehensive learning objectives listed in every experiences guide, you can include daily activities from the main topic that will enable you to purposefully guide the learning in your classroom and meet the observation and assessment goals for each child.
Finally, a comprehensive curriculum that is flexible and easy to use. HighReach Learning curriculum provides a unique balance of standards-based classroom support materials, family connection components, and easy-to-understand strategies for putting it all together. Best of all, the complete multi-domain objectives list allows you to easily connect with any major assessment tool. Use HighReach Learning as a supplemental resource or as a stand-alone curriculum solution. Either way, you and your children will be glad you did!