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The SHAKTI ACADEMY is an online academy where kids, ages 8-12, go into training to become a superhero by developing
a Hero’s Body, Hero’s Mind, Hero’s Heart and a Hero’s Community.

The S.H.A.K.T.I. Academy provides students with an innovative approach to technology literacy Each participating student will
be provided access to the interactive website, www.SHAKTIwarriors.com, as well as the supplemental workbooks.

Online Curriculum Highlights

AVATAR CREATION. Once a member of the SHAKTI Academy, students will reflect on the powerfu characteristics needed to achieve both super ’HERO’ and super ‘HUMAN’ status. The interactive website then provides the technological tools for them to create a visual model of their Avatar as well as the forum for them to write their Avatar’s ‘back story’.

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DAILY POINT TRACKING.

Starting as Recruits, students rise to the Sidekick rank, then Hero and finally Super Hero by earning points through their participation in the program. Points are earned when students conduct “real-world” activities such as “getting 9 hours of sleep at night”, “taking junk food out of their diet”, “completing their homework on time”, “being an ‘Up-stander’ instead of a ‘By-stander’ in a bullying situation”, or “telling an adult about a bullying situation”.

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ONLINE LIBRARY.

Students earn additional points by reading articles related to healthy lifestyles and social and emotional learning. The content for these articles is provided by our Experts (click here) and are written to 3rd - 5th grade readability levels.

ONLINE LIBRARY

ECHO BOARD.

Reading comprehension is demonstrated when students answer questions using the site’s ‘ECHO Board’. This is a requirement for them to move up the ranks toward Super ‘HERO’ status; all questions are based on the articles students read. Timed-reading measures are incorporated into the site to ensure that students have actually read the articles prior to answering the questions.

ECHO BOARD

LEARNING MODIFICATIONS.

In order for students to feel connected to the interactive learning, whether they are proficient or struggling readers, and / or English Language Learners (ELLs), the website uses various modifications. For example, students can turn on the audio reader as they are reading the article. This audio reader reads the article aloud to them. Another modification is that students can activate the highlighter on the article so the words are being highlighted as they are also read aloud. English Language Learners (ELLs) can switch the audio to Spanish, but still activate the highlighter; this allows them to see the words in English as they are spoken in their native Spanish. This modification increases their fluency and comprehension of the English language, but in an interactive manner that is also differentiated for their individuals pace and needs.

 
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