The Ethos Logos Exit Tickets are another tool to link teachers, scholars, and families to what is expected in the classroom.
Within the Medici Digital Platform are graphically designed Exit Tickets for History, Science, ELA, and the Arts. These Exit Tickets are also available in print form as a tool to be taken home and used as conversation starters at the dinner table. Each of the Exit Tickets has big and broad topics and question prompts that tell the scholar, parents, and teacher the big concepts that will be addressed in each unit.
Parents will have the option to purchase the Card Deck of Exit Tickets as a way to stay in sync with what is being covered in the classrooms. The idea is, at the dinner table, the card of the month could help prompt a deep discussion of what students are learning in school.
Gone are the days of the parent asking their child "What did you do in school today?" and getting the response "Nothing". The Card Deck and Medici Platform make the connection from school to home.
The S.P.R.I.T.E. Method of History Instruction
Each unit of history (1 month) from 1st to 12th grade has an accompanying Exit Ticket for completion of the course. These Exit Tickets are what the instructor designs their history instruction around. Ethos Logos believes that history is more than dates and events, and encourages the instructors to make the time period come to life. Each of the 40 month-long units has content created using the S.P.R.I.T.E. (Society, Politics, Religion, Intellectual, Technology, and Economic) model. Ethos Logos Classical Curriculum as provided content including sample lesson plans, short videos, long-form documentaries, source documents, and close reading materials for instructors to choose from in arriving at the Exit Ticket goals. Individual State, Studies Standards are addressed in the scope and sequence of history instruction provided by the Ethos Logos Curriculum. Students in 3rd and 4th grades are introduced to the founding documents and formation, trials and tribulations of the American government, and a citizen’s role in that government. The 7th and 8th-grade curriculum expands on those foundational elements and includes specific State government history and scholars’ roles and responsibilities to their State and Federal governments.
Built For Classroom Teachers - And Homeschool Families
We have also built the Medici Classical Curriculum with the classroom teacher in mind. We found that teachers were spending far too much time digging and creating content to meet the fast-paced day so we embarked on a plan to put resources at the fingertips of every teacher in our schools at the very moment that they may need it. Our mantra was to let us focus on the WHAT to teach and allow you to focus on the HOW. In building our charter school network we listened to teachers and Principals and designed our curriculum around what they told us. As you continue to go deeper and deeper into our print and digital platforms you will find that there is almost too much cover. We tell our teachers and we suggest to our homeschool families, don't get lost, get familiar with the tools we provide and spend your efforts on connecting with your scholars. Quickly, you'll find that your students tell you exactly what they want to cover.
Ensure Your Child Is On Track And Prepared
Underling, all the content, lesson plans, digital and print materials are standards that are clearly laid out for the homeschool family and the classroom teacher alike. We listened to our homeschool families and heard that they were concerned that their child was on track with their peers in public schools. By building out our monthly by month, week by week, and day by day instructional plan you can easily see how your child is doing against others in their grade level in your state and nationally. You chose homeschooling because of the flexibility, Medici Classical honors that choice and provides you with options to assess for standards at each grade level, or not.