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ERIC Number: EJ902202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1046-6819
Implementing the Lab School Club Model at the Academy in Manayunk
Herman, Chris
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v16 n2 p117-118 2010
Central to The Lab School model is Sally Smith's Club Methodology, the full immersion of students into a time period where historical information is learned through multi-sensory activities. While immersed, through the use of costumes and elaborately decorated classrooms, students are engaged in project-based learning. As the student's language-based learning disabilities are remediated throughout their day, Club provides an avenue for access to history through the arts as opposed to the traditional mode of text. At the Academy In Manayunk (AIM), not only have it embraced this methodology, but have made it the crux of its entire program, interweaving thematic concepts throughout its literature, writing, and enrichment activities. By providing a vetted model of successful implementation, it was able to open its school with three Clubs. In its second year, as it expanded its programs to younger and older students, The Lab School continued an equal level of support and walked it through the introduction of three additional Clubs. As it has grown, it has developed a healthy exchange of ideas that had been mutually beneficial.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania