PREVIEWING PARAGON™
A World of Ideas that Makes a World of Difference
Paragon™ is an award-winning
accelerated learning program.
It takes students on a school-wide
journey through world cultur...
Students explore different
countries and cultures as they
progress from grade to grade—and
always cover the full span of
h...
Paragon™ replaces traditional
Social Studies, History, Civics
and Geography lessons. It also
integrates the Visual &
Perfo...
Paragon™ instills Cultural
Literacy and teaches skills
that are essential to living and
working in a connected world
and i...
First graders will
meet me…and my
woolly mammoth!
Won’t they love
exploring the
Stone Age with
us?
Paragon™ was created by a
Humanities Professor who
believed in the power of
curiosity. She observed the
ability of her own...
We will explore
together the wonders
of Ancient Egypt!
Uninspired by the traditional
learning options available for
her children, she attracted a
group of talented
professionals...
Here in Imperial Rome, we will
guide our Paragon Friends to
answer the question:
What do we learn from the
ruins of an emp...
The Paragon™ Design Team
created a well-researched,
authentic and immersive
learning experience for
students. One small ex...
I will guide students as they
explore how civilizations
change over time, and we
experience daily life in the
Mayan rain f...
Paragon™ is where the Pages
of history come to life!
Lessons are guided by these
“Paragon Pages” who students
follow throu...
With me, Paragon Friends
will explore the land of the
Inca!
90-minute Paragon™ lessons
each afternoon are the time of
day when all of the subject
areas come together for
students:
Ar...
We will guide our Paragon Friends as
they travel the Silk Road!
In each lesson, students step
into the shoes of great
leaders, thinkers and
innovators throughout history
and explore esse...
We will welcome our Paragon
Friends to the Renaissance!
After studying authentic
materials from across the
disciplines, students
collaborate with their peers
to explore the possi...
We’ll guide our Paragon Friends as they explore
the Northwest Coast Indians.
Learning is further enlivened
when students engage their
hands, minds and hearts in
making and creating projects
relevant ...
Together, we will discover
answers to the essential
question: How do cultures
interact and stay unique?
Throughout the school year,
projects typically include:
Cooking, Archeological Digs,
Engineering, Public Speaking,
Archite...
We will welcome
Paragon Friends to
Colonial America!
Each 5-week unit of study
culminates in Paragon™ Night
where all students engage in
showcasing their knowledge
and skills ...
We will invite students to join
us in Victorian England.
We will
explore how
a civilization
is defined by
an era.
“My children are engaged. They
come home from school and are
talking about it. Paragon™ has
definitely enhanced what they
...
We will help our Paragon
Friends explore the
innovations of the 21st
century.
We’ll see how these
changes in society
impac...
“What I like about Paragon™ is
the hands-on activities because it
helps me learn. When we made
African masks, I kind of fe...
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Previewing Paragon - Accelerated Learning Program

Paragon is an award-winning, accelerated learning program. Paragon was developed by Dr. Dawn Eidelman and has been classroom tested around the world since 1997. The full program extends from preschool through high school. This particular SlideShare focuses on the program serving students in K-Grade 5. To learn more about Paragon, visit us on YouTube and Google+ at: www.bit.ly/paragonvideos or emails us at paragon@mosaicaeducation.com
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Education      
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Transcripts - Previewing Paragon - Accelerated Learning Program

  • 1. PREVIEWING PARAGON™ A World of Ideas that Makes a World of Difference
  • 2. Paragon™ is an award-winning accelerated learning program. It takes students on a school-wide journey through world culture— beginning at the start of the school year in the Ancient World, and concluding in current day by the end of the year.
  • 3. Students explore different countries and cultures as they progress from grade to grade—and always cover the full span of history each year. Through this spiral design, Paragon™ creates a strong framework of learning that students build upon year after year.
  • 4. Paragon™ replaces traditional Social Studies, History, Civics and Geography lessons. It also integrates the Visual & Performing Arts and serves as a double dose of Literacy instruction.
  • 5. Paragon™ instills Cultural Literacy and teaches skills that are essential to living and working in a connected world and in a global economy.
  • 6. First graders will meet me…and my woolly mammoth! Won’t they love exploring the Stone Age with us?
  • 7. Paragon™ was created by a Humanities Professor who believed in the power of curiosity. She observed the ability of her own children to grasp high level concepts at a young age—often more easily than the college freshmen she was teaching.
  • 8. We will explore together the wonders of Ancient Egypt!
  • 9. Uninspired by the traditional learning options available for her children, she attracted a group of talented professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds to develop Paragon™–a model of excellence.
  • 10. Here in Imperial Rome, we will guide our Paragon Friends to answer the question: What do we learn from the ruins of an empire?
  • 11. The Paragon™ Design Team created a well-researched, authentic and immersive learning experience for students. One small example is the visual storyboards that feature artwork by an artist trained in costume design and period clothing.
  • 12. I will guide students as they explore how civilizations change over time, and we experience daily life in the Mayan rain forest.
  • 13. Paragon™ is where the Pages of history come to life! Lessons are guided by these “Paragon Pages” who students follow throughout time and place on their journey through a world class, global education.
  • 14. With me, Paragon Friends will explore the land of the Inca!
  • 15. 90-minute Paragon™ lessons each afternoon are the time of day when all of the subject areas come together for students: Archeology, Engineering, Literature, Visual Arts & Performing Arts, History, Math, the Sciences & the Social Sciences…
  • 16. We will guide our Paragon Friends as they travel the Silk Road!
  • 17. In each lesson, students step into the shoes of great leaders, thinkers and innovators throughout history and explore essential questions such as: How do explorers connect cultures?
  • 18. We will welcome our Paragon Friends to the Renaissance!
  • 19. After studying authentic materials from across the disciplines, students collaborate with their peers to explore the possibilities, impacts and implications.
  • 20. We’ll guide our Paragon Friends as they explore the Northwest Coast Indians.
  • 21. Learning is further enlivened when students engage their hands, minds and hearts in making and creating projects relevant to the essential question in study.
  • 22. Together, we will discover answers to the essential question: How do cultures interact and stay unique?
  • 23. Throughout the school year, projects typically include: Cooking, Archeological Digs, Engineering, Public Speaking, Architecture & Design, Music, Performance Art, Sculpture, Weaving—other Visual Arts, etc.
  • 24. We will welcome Paragon Friends to Colonial America!
  • 25. Each 5-week unit of study culminates in Paragon™ Night where all students engage in showcasing their knowledge and skills in a school-wide production for their parents and the greater community.
  • 26. We will invite students to join us in Victorian England. We will explore how a civilization is defined by an era.
  • 27. “My children are engaged. They come home from school and are talking about it. Paragon™ has definitely enhanced what they know and how they are learning. It’s beautiful to see them really happy about what they are learning.” - Elementary School Parent
  • 28. We will help our Paragon Friends explore the innovations of the 21st century. We’ll see how these changes in society impact people like you and me!
  • 29. “What I like about Paragon™ is the hands-on activities because it helps me learn. When we made African masks, I kind of felt like I was in Africa making the masks, so it helps me understand the culture and why they are making things like that.” - Elementary School Student
  • 30. LEARN MORE! www.bit.ly/paragonvideos