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Because we believe humans learn best by doing, all classes at Language and Diplomacy are designed for experiential learning. This approach requires a corresponding shift in the role of the educator to one of a facilitator of learning rather than the purveyor of knowledge. In other words, our teachers are thinking coaches who provide a positive climate for learning, clarify the purpose of the learning, and balance intellectual and emotional components of learning.
At LAD, curricula are vertically and horizontally aligned, standards-based and organized into units framed by essential questions and enduring understandings (using Understanding by Design tools and technology). Students demonstrate their mastery of learning goals through periodic performance-based assessments. Units of study are thematic and incorporate international content and issues whenever possible. Faculty members work together to develop, align and tune curricula. Faculty members actively seek out opportunities to incorporate external resources into their curricula,including international resources and technology-based information.
New York Regents Examinations
Students must pass the following Regents Exams:
-English -United States History
-Global History -1 Math
* A second math and science as well as a world language Regents examination will earn students an Advanced Diploma.
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Faculty at HSLAD utilize the online system Skedula to maintain their class records. Students are able to access their grades and to view their progress via PupilPath. Some teachers also maintain their own class websites which students can access in order to obtain information about class agendas, lessons, projects and homework.