The children of Austin StartUp School joined Wilderness Awareness School’s founder Jon Young and 263 other multigenerational village members at Camp Navarro, CA for the 2016 Art of Mentoring course. Nestled in the vast redwood forest of Mendocino county, this conscious regenerative community was cultivated using centuries-old coyote mentoring techniques, an artful way to inspire[…]
By Suzanne Curriculum, History Jun 08, 2016
“As I walk along this path, I see it so clearly! A boy, maybe he was our future president? He touched the building right here, and sort of knocked on it. Then he picked up his lunch sack, and started running right about there… He’s a boy, just like me!” Physically walking in the footsteps[…]
By Suzanne Curriculum, Education Technology, Field Trips, Language Arts, Worldschooling May 10, 2016
Austin StartUp School is careful to select high-quality curricula..with portability! It is our intention to develop and influence young minds to expand their awareness and make connections with the modern world in which they live. We are committed to freedom of exploration and providing the support to do so. Here, Vivian emerges from the Costa[…]
By Suzanne Curriculum, Education Technology, Field Trips, Physical Education, Science Apr 28, 2016
By Suzanne Curriculum, Education Technology, Math Apr 01, 2016
You’re looking at a proud early graduate of 4th Grade Math! Congratulations Dash, your perseverance has earned you a well-deserved certificate of achievement…and more important, a leap in self-confidence and a shift in your belief about who you can be, and what you can do. Well done!
By Suzanne Curriculum, Fine Arts, History, Science Mar 07, 2016
Dash gilded a proper handmade sword to accompany his first day of studies on The Middle Ages! Sanding and sculpting his wooden version first, he then carefully created a sand cast into which a metalsmith poured the molten metal. Once cooled, polished and the handle wrapped with leather…a young boy’s medieval character came to life!
The kids “wrap up” their Ancient Egypt studies with the completion of a chicken mummification project! Seven weeks of salting with an organic mixture similar to natron preceded oiling, scenting with spice and wrapping with “linen”. This chicken mummy is now ready for chicken spirit repossession!
By Suzanne Curriculum, Field Trips, Science Feb 08, 2016
A student gets an in-depth *view* of an eyeball as he *focuses* on completing its dissection, guided by a guest neurobiologist at Austin’s Thinkery children’s museum.
By Suzanne Curriculum, Education Technology, Math Feb 05, 2016
HOORAY! We’ve just been approved as a K-12 Provider for ALEKS technology programs! Why is this important to us? We aim to be at the cutting-edge in utilizing the most advanced, researched and intelligent education technology systems for our students. ALEKS is based upon original theoretical work in a field of study called “Knowledge Space[…]
By Suzanne Curriculum, Food for thought, Home Economics, Science Feb 02, 2016
The students make their first batch of kombucha while absorbing a science lesson on bacteria and yeast at Austin Startup School. Discussion on how it supports digestive health, the benefits of probiotics, and experimenting with secondary fermentation and flavorings expanded the learning!