The Quaker School at Horsham (TQS) Hosted Learning Fair on April 27, 2012 The Quaker School at Horsham (TQS), a school for bright children who learn differently, hosted its third "Learning Fair" on April 27th. Students and facility worked collaboratively, demonstrating to
BigNews.Biz - Apr 30,2012 - During this exciting event, the children of the Quaker School at Horsham became the teachers for a day, leading demonstrations and simulations to educate their parents, grandparents and other visitors. Guests learned how this very different school provides the support necessary to gently guide the students to learn to live with their differences, and to thrive as distinct individuals, with passionate interests and well developed skills.
In a science fair style setting, each homeroom set up a “lab” to demonstrate different learning exceptionalities, resources, and accommodations. Classes included topics in demystification, dyslexia, learning styles, sensory needs and sensory breaks and assistive technology. Special programs such as “First in Math” and “Lexia” were also conducted. The students demonstrated strategies they use to improve their academic skills, such as how to determine the main idea in a passage and to discern supporting ideas, how to understand and remember math rules and facts, and how to self-regulate and re-focus.
As teachers for the day, the students utilized the array of assistive technology available to everyone in the school, demonstrating their facility on Smartboards, iPads, numerous software programs, and of course, their highly versatile Mac laptops.
For information about the Quaker School at Horsham, please visit www.quakerschool.org
The Mission of the Quaker School at Horsham is to provide specialized programs for bright students with diverse learning styles within a small caring community that embodies the Quaker values of integrity, equality, peace and simplicity. Our goal is to nurture, honor and celebrate the unique strengths and inherent goodness of each individual. Within this framework we create opportunities for personal and meaningful growth for each student every day.