While I am not an English language acquisition specialist, my research area focuses on how to enable the young brain to learn and process information. SeeWrite Curriculum is well written with sound principles from the field of educational neuroscience. The unique “bit-size” learning unit is superbly designed to help young learner’s brain to process and encode new information effectively.
SeeWrite curriculum has incorporated the integrative three-phase model of learning (preparatory, learning cycle, recall/remember) to develop neural pathways so that material is retained. It is that solid foundation, I believe, which allows the creative writing process to flow without hindrance. SeeWrite curriculum has also incorporated various attention getting strategy to help the students maintain interest during the hard work of knowledge acquisition. The dynamic process is impactful for both native English speakers and ESL students. Students who experience SeeWrite will not only learn the material, but also will have fun on an enlightening journey throughout the learning process.
Dr. YC Chen – Educational Neuroscientist, Co-Author, Curriculum Director and R&D Director for a Singapore-based K-12 education group for the last 6 years
SeeWrite Education Center has been established on sound educational principles for writing development in children. The curriculum is vibrant and exciting. Rather than focusing on just the act of writing, children are introduced to concepts using physical art projects to reinforce learning. The creative activity becomes the focus for the child to explore many concepts and ideas. The activities increase the ability of the child to expand the creative thought process and allows them to write expressively. Each lesson is systematically presented to produce positive results. The curriculum is developed and delivered to allow students to successfully complete one module before moving to the next. I was impressed with the variety of activities made available for the children at each level. This type of teaching will always produce positive results. In addition, the use of small group instruction allows for individual student success. As this program grows and expands, it will continue to reach and improve the creative writing ability of young children.