See separate descriptions below.
Group Tutorial I is likely a fit for youth who: are seeking Facilitator-initiated activities (that still, of course, incorporate some ideas and wishes from the youth); show a desire to participate in collaborative/ group activities; recognize and can write the letters of the alphabet and “sight words” (phonetically or accurately); are either beginner or fluent readers; and have a developing number sense including one-to-one correspondence, as well as a conceptual understanding of basic addition and subtraction.
We are strong believers in the value of multi-age/developmental learning opportunities. Different levels of Group Tutorial programs will occasionally work together.
Tuesday Group Tutorial I includes exposure to the whole spectrum of Multiple Intelligences, with an emphasis on the Intelligences that are more deeply rooted in logic, mathematics and the sciences. Youth often work in small clusters, with ample time for Facilitators to work closely with them. Some of the specific concepts the youth will be exposed to include: basic scientific concepts; basic math (addition, subtraction); estimation; measurement; reading comprehension; group discussion/public speaking; logic puzzles; further understanding of OC core values and philosophy; basic graphing; creative problem-solving; and effective communication. Further types of activities will include: cooking; robotics; and collaborative group games.
Thursday Group Tutorial I offers a forum for youth to engage in activities and projects with particular focus on the Humanities, Service Learning, Cultures, the Arts, and Environmental Exploration. Some beginnings of ideas are: Service Learning–acts of service to others both at OC and within the community at large; Cultures, explored through language, history, geography, music, stories, food, crafts and celebrations; the Arts/Creativity, explored through woodworking, music/dance, sculpture/clay and painting/murals; and Environmental Explorations which take advantage of OC’s 28-acre campus, and nearby Okehocking Preserve and Ridley Creek State Park.