UP Academy

An Inclusive Academy. UP Academy is a progressive elementary micro-school that utilizes a concept and project based curriculum to promote whole child growth.

Our graduate standards of growth mindset, scientific mind, social emotional intelligence, executive functioning, and influencing action allow students to apply the knowledge, skills and concepts they master in school to the real world. Our core values of innovation, empathy and strength combine with our core philosophy of physical, emotional and academic learning, shape our individual and project-

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Timeline Photos 06/18/2021

Did you miss it? Replays from this weeks webinars - https://mailchi.mp/028633b546e3/are-you-a-rebel-educator-6194383

Did you miss it? Replays from this weeks webinars - https://mailchi.mp/028633b546e3/are-you-a-rebel-educator-6194383

Photos from UP Academy's post 06/09/2021

Our upper class learned all about the brain this trimester and loved teaching their family and friends all about what they learned and how to grow their brains!

Photos from UP Academy's post 06/02/2021

This year at Up Academy we both celebrate #pride as well as teach about the power of upstanding and the positive impact it has.

Photos from UP Academy's post 05/28/2021

Welcome to poems and pastries!! ☕️ We have been working on writing poetry in literacy and learning about money in math. We had so much fun using our money to order drinks and treats and loved listening to each other’s poems! 🎤 🥐

05/28/2021

We had so much magical fun today!

A MAGICAL MOMENT. Students from UP Academy visit Magical Bridge Playground in Redwood City and chat about what makes the playground “magical.” They used words like accessibility, inclusive, artistic, and FUN! They understood that it is important that ALL their classmates, friends, and families have a safe and fun place to play!

05/26/2021

Want to learn more about UP Academy? Join us for Stories and Yoga in the park! June 12, 9 am, FREE!

Want to learn more about UP Academy? Join us for Stories and Yoga in the park! June 12, 9 am, FREE!

Photos from UP Academy's post 05/25/2021

Today the Upper Class celebrated finishing Harry Potter with a magical, Hogwarts-themed day! They entered their classroom though platform 9 3/4, baked sorting hat cookies complete with a surprise sorting, played pin the scar on the Potter, and of course learned how to play muggle quidditch!

Voices of Education - Ep.29 - Thom Markham 05/21/2021

Voices of Education - Ep.29 - Thom Markham

In this episode, I had the opportunity to speak with Thom Markham!

Thom is a psychologist, author, speaker, educator, and President of PBL Global, an educational organization focused on innovation and transformation through promoting inquiry-based learning, Thom offers a set of unique services that can help your school or district envision, design, and implement a successful, sustainable plan for educating 21st century young people.

Click the link below to tune in!

https://youtu.be/lXdlwq35K30

Voices of Education - Ep.29 - Thom Markham As a psychologist, author, speaker, educator, and President of PBL Global, an educational organization focused on innovation and transformation through promo...

05/19/2021

Can you believe we are already swinging into the last few weeks of school?

Photos from UP Academy's post 05/15/2021

We love to work towards theme days with our class points and Pokémon day was a blast! We created our own Pokémon, collected Pokémon on a scavenger hunt and did some Pokémon yoga.

Voices of Education - Ep. 28 - Michael Robbins 05/12/2021

Voices of Education - Ep. 28 - Michael Robbins

In this episode I had the opportunity to talk with @Michael Robbins!

For the last five years, Michael has led District of Learning, a technology-enabled ecosystem for anytime-anywhere learning in Washington, DC launched with the MacArthur Foundation and local partners.

When the coronavirus pandemic began, Michael started building a global team of educators, social sector leaders, and technology experts to use everything we've learned to scale solutions to our education crisis and remake the future of learning. Michael's co-founder Cecily Darden Adams have recently launched this new effort as Learning Pathmakers.

Michael is building on thirty years of experience as a social entrepreneur—from direct service in our most underserved communities to the top levels of government.

Click the link below to watch!
https://youtu.be/TuU4RuR1cH4

Voices of Education - Ep. 28 - Michael Robbins For the last five years, Michael has led District of Learning, a technology-enabled ecosystem for anytime-anywhere learning in Washington, DC launched with t...

Photos from UP Academy's post 05/12/2021

Hot days like today are great for taking STEAM outside. Today we tried to engineer creations that would neither float nor sink - we called them flinkers! #stemeducation

05/11/2021

Math with #LEGO is the best! @Teaching Math Using LEGO Bricks

Math with #LEGO is the best! @Teaching Math Using LEGO Bricks

Photos from UP Academy's post 05/06/2021

Today Ms. Kelly turned into Dr. Kelly and taught all about how your brain and body work together. Students then got to try out being neurologists and exploring the different tools doctors use to make sure their brainstem and body are communicating well.

Photos from UP Academy's post 05/04/2021

Today we learned all about accessibility! Students and teachers learned about the joys and challenges that come with using speech and mobility aides when our non disabled students had the opportunity to try their disabled classmate’s walker and eye gaze device. Everyone came out of the experience with a new sense of empathy and curiosity.

Inclusive education benefits ALL students.

#inclusion #inclusionmatters #inclusiveeducation

05/03/2021

As we celebrate teacher appreciation week, I could not be more appreciative, or more proud, of what this team has accomplished!

We've accomplished one of our major goals and milestones for the 2020-2021 school year!

UP Academy is extremely pleased and proud to announce that we have been granted accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)!

Thank you to the amazing team of educators, parents and board members who made this happen!

As we celebrate teacher appreciation week, I could not be more appreciative, or more proud, of what this team has accomplished!

We've accomplished one of our major goals and milestones for the 2020-2021 school year!

UP Academy is extremely pleased and proud to announce that we have been granted accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)!

Thank you to the amazing team of educators, parents and board members who made this happen!

Photos from UP Academy's post 05/02/2021

welcome to our restaurant! this week we reviewed our reading unit on punctuation with a pasta punctuation activity. We also reviewed our shape names and attributes by cooking up some shape pizzas! We loved thinking creatively about ideas for our own restaurants and making menus! 🍕🍝

04/30/2021

Students love teaching our therapy dog, Harold, to code on Code.org

Students love teaching our therapy dog, Harold, to code on Code.org

Photos from UP Academy's post 04/24/2021

This is what inclusive education looks like! All students playing together and learning from each other.

#inclusiveeducation #inclusionmatters #universaldesign

04/23/2021

We coded our Sphero robots to be battle bots and used precise coding to try and knock a plastic cup off of another sphero. At Up Academy coding time is always an adventure!

#codingforkids

Voice of Education Ep. 27 - Kyle Wagner 04/21/2021

Voice of Education Ep. 27 - Kyle Wagner

In today's episode, I had the opportunity to speak with @Kyle Wagner!

Kyle is a project- based learning coach and founder of Transform Educational Consulting Limited, helping forward thinking educators create socially, emotionally and globally aware citizens through project- based learning. He's worked with over 1,000 educators in schools across the globe to design and deliver transformative learning experiences for students.

https://youtu.be/NSoi--btcM0

Voice of Education Ep. 27 - Kyle Wagner In today's episode, I had the opportunity to speak with Kyle Wagner!Kyle is a project- based learning coach and founder of Transform Educational Consulting L...

Photos from UP Academy's post 04/14/2021

The upper class students have started a new project learning all about the brain!

Voices of Education Ep. 26 - Gregg Behr 04/14/2021

Voices of Education Ep. 26 - Gregg Behr

In this episode, I had the opportunity to speak with @Gregg Behr!

Gregg Behr is the founder and co-chair of Remake Learning. In his 14th year as executive director of The Grable Foundation, Gregg manages a grantmaking portfolio advancing high-quality early childhood education, improved teaching and learning in public schools, and robust out-of-school-time support. Nationally, Gregg is a former board chair for both Grantmakers for Education and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. In 2016, President Obama recognized Gregg as a Champion of Change; in 2015, he was recognized as one of America’s Top 30 Technologists, Transformers, and Trailblazers by the Center for Digital Education; and in 2014, Gregg accepted the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award on behalf of Pittsburgh’s efforts to reimagine education. He holds honorary doctorates from both Carlow University and Saint Vincent College.

https://youtu.be/KRUQoH095IQ

Voices of Education Ep. 26 - Gregg Behr In this episode, I had the opportunity to speak with Gregg Behr!Gregg Behr is the founder and co-chair of Remake Learning. In his 14th year as executive dire...

Voice of Education Ep. 25 - Felix Malombe 04/07/2021

Voice of Education Ep. 25 - Felix Malombe

In this episode I had the opportunity to speak with @Felix Malombe!

Felix is a Technology Integration Specialist and STEAM Enthusiast with an extensive experience in mainstreaming STEAM teaching in schools and communities. He's a Google Certified Educator and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert with experience in creating and implementing effective digital strategies to aid teaching and learning in the 21st Century. Felix is an effective educator with substantial knowledge of age specific effective teaching and instruction in K-12 School Setting. He's a diligent and dedicated teacher with many years of teaching STEAM, Computer Science and Mathematics at all school levels.

https://youtu.be/vKNDNPb8loY

Voice of Education Ep. 25 - Felix Malombe In this episode I had the opportunity to speak with Felix Malombe!Felix is a Technology Integration Specialist and STEAM Enthusiast with an extensive experie...

04/06/2021

We miss our students while they are on spring break, but we know they will be so excited to see the work we have done on our outdoor space while they are gone.

We miss our students while they are on spring break, but we know they will be so excited to see the work we have done on our outdoor space while they are gone.

Voices of Education Ep. 24 - Daniel Sobel 03/31/2021

Voices of Education Ep. 24 - Daniel Sobel

I had the opportunity to speak with @Daniel Sobel

Daniel leads a team working with over 10,000 schools www.inclusionexpert.com. Best selling author of Narrowing the Attainment: A Handbook for Schools as well as 'Leading on Pastoral Care' and 'The Inclusive Classroom' published by Bloomsbury. Author of a number of columns in the education press. Author of over 160+ resources and award winning online training for TAs, Early Years, SEN, Teacher training and Social Emotional Mental Health. Very busy key note speaker for thousands of school leaders all over the world.
Working with regional and national governments, UN, UNESCO, schools and organizations across the UK and internationally to achieve outstanding Inclusion.

https://youtu.be/Yp_ZMwabZ6w

Voices of Education Ep. 24 - Daniel Sobel Daniel leads a team working with over 10,000 schools www.inclusionexpert.com. Best selling author of Narrowing the Attainment: A Handbook for Schools as well...

Photos from UP Academy's post 03/31/2021

The lower class reached for the sky and earned a Toy Story celebration! They transformed into toys as they walked into Andy’s Room and loved participating in themed literacy centers, playing giant math games, building catapults to launch buzz lightyear, and even making their own Forkys. 🤠🚀✨

03/27/2021

It was so wonderful to arrive at school in the morning and see this welcoming piece of sidewalk art created by one of our students in the after school program. 🌈

#inclusivity #inclusiveeducation #progressiveschool

It was so wonderful to arrive at school in the morning and see this welcoming piece of sidewalk art created by one of our students in the after school program. 🌈

#inclusivity #inclusiveeducation #progressiveschool

Photos from UP Academy's post 03/26/2021

Today we visited @curiodyssey where we got to see creatures with the same adaptations we have been studying in our project-based learning unit and play at the Magic Mountain playground!

#projectbasedlearning #experientiallearning #progressiveschools

Voices of Education Ep. 23 - Ulcca Hansen 03/24/2021

Voices of Education Ep. 23 - Ulcca Hansen

In this episode I had the pleasure to talk with @Ulcca Hansen!

Ulcca has twenty years of education reform and policy work in the United States and England. Unique combination of experiences in the public and private sector and within a range of organizations, a proven track record of assessing programs and developing effective teams to deliver transformative and measurable outcomes.

https://youtu.be/ybEtAd2Ycus

Voices of Education Ep. 23 - Ulcca Hansen Ulcca has twenty years of education reform and policy work in the United States and England. Unique combination of experiences in the public and private sect...

Parents Helping Parents ONLINE Resource Fair! Saturday, March 20th 03/19/2021

Parents Helping Parents ONLINE Resource Fair! Saturday, March 20th

Join us this weekend and learn more about UP Academy!

Parents Helping Parents ONLINE Resource Fair! Saturday, March 20th Come and connect with 80+ vendors offering services to the special needs community. Find the professionals and organizations that can help your family with a...

03/18/2021

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than Irish step dancing! ☘️🇮🇪🌈 #stpatricksday #irish #dancing

Voices of Education Ep. 22 - Jin-Soo Huh 03/17/2021

Voices of Education Ep. 22 - Jin-Soo Huh

In this episode I got the chance to speak with Jin-Soo Huh!

Jin-Soo's career has revolved around pushing schools to see how new tools and practices can challenge long held assumptions to get closer to an environment conducive to creating creative, passionate students. His experience implementing and developing student centered learning models for schools that serve high-needs communities has strengthened his ability to partner with key stakeholders to implement changes at the classroom, school, and network level; work with edtech vendors to develop stronger solutions for students and teachers; and analyze data to identify and problem-solve around critical pain points. Foundational to all of this is a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to make sure all voices are represented as we push what is possible in learning.

https://youtu.be/ALmsJxePtcc

Voices of Education Ep. 22 - Jin-Soo Huh Jin-Soo's career has revolved around pushing schools to see how new tools and practices can challenge long held assumptions to get closer to an environment c...

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