Horizon Academy uses learning strategies developed by the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning (KUCRL). These strategies are a component of their Strategic Instruction Model (SIM).
A learning strategy is a person’s approach to learning and using information. Learning strategy instruction focuses on making students more active learners by teaching them how to learn and how to use what they have learned to be successful. Students at Horizon Academy may be instructed in the use of the following learning strategies:
A Starter Strategy for Class Participation (SLANT): a simple, easy-to-learn strategy designed to help students learn how to use appropriate posture, track the talker, activate their thinking, and contribute information to the conversation.