Hi. The HomeSchool has now become WeBelong School!
It's the same school, just a different name and updated website. WeBS is accessible by clicking here: http://ruthvirginia.wixsite.com/webelong
TheHomeSchool's Mission is to provide emotionally safe, socially supportive, and academically rich learning opportunities to all students on a healing journey of recovery from from emotional trauma. We serve children and adults who benefit from our creative and self-aware Compassionate Curriculum based on Social-Emotional Learning (SEL - see intro below.)
TheHomeSchool's Vision is a Safe Haven School for students on a path of emotional healing who choose self-directed learning in the privacy and protection of their own home or alternative program. (See our educational philosophy on our Bibliography page.) Because TheHomeSchool has the option of a blended or online-only learning environment it has
the flexibility and capacity to meet students literally where they are. Our theme is water because of its healing attributes. Our campus is near the Atlantic Ocean; you will see examples of water's restorative properties all over this website. Please relax and enjoy!
TheHomeSchool's Population consists of online and residential students, both children and adults, who are on a path of emotional healing and recovery within our Compassionate Curriculum. Our students represent the diversity of all social classes, races, gender ID, abilities, cultures, and ethnicities. A few live on our campus; most are far-flung across the globe (see map). We are all connected online through our social Safety Net. Together we make a community of the whole world.
TheHomeSchool's Funding sources are a private/public partnership financing
a residential and online program whose physical location is in Eastern Long Island and
virtual location is world-wide. Donations, tuition, corporate sponsorships, grants, and
miracles make our program affordable and almost universally available.
TheHomeSchool's Staff and Board of Directors have as members certified psychologists and teachers, natural and spiritual healers, and online and protective experts who have undergone rigorous, extensive training in emotional healing.
TheHomeSchool's Fun!!! Watch out, folks. We're excited about emotional healing! We're demonstrating that classroom engagement obviates classroom management. And the transformative magic of educational technology is extremely catching, too, so you may also find yourself falling under its spell (Puentadura, 2014; Bonk, 2011)*! Soon you might be having so much rich, deep, good, clean fun within a safe and caring community, you may feel extremely blessed.
* On the left is Dr. Ruben Puentadura's SAMR ladder (2014) a model that shows how adding computer technology to the curriculum can transform it and make it really exciting, so creative you can hardly believe it because you've never imagined such rich learning fun before! (Redefinition is similar to Creating in Bloom's Taxonomy.)
This SAMR ladder (read up) is about progressively implementing educational tech in the classroom and creating online magic (click here for video):
This is exactly
what I have been experiencing.
SAMR Model by Ruben Puentadura. Retrieved from UW-Stout's online learning Assessment in E-Learning D2L course content, James L. Erbe instructor. 2015.