The GLOBE Academy will follow the Common Core Standards and the Georgia Performance Standards as its core curricula. These curricula specify broad content area benchmarks for grades K-8, providing a road map for skills and competencies to be acquired in each core academic area at each grade level.
The standards described above will be mastered through a variety of research-based, innovative approaches to learning. First, The GLOBE Academy will implement a dual-language immersion instructional model in which children will encounter core content in both English and a second world language (French, Mandarin or Spanish) on alternating days.
Second, The GLOBE Academy will utilize a constructivist instructional model that employs workshop-based learning for reading/language arts and math, as well as a project-based learning for social studies and science. These approaches will allow teachers to differentiate instructional opportunities for individual children and small groups and simultaneously foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills.