Workshop Education

Award Winning "Flex Enrichment" Classes

 

 "I do better in school with less stress." ~ Workshop Student

 

Click the newsletter to read what Workshop students wanted to say about Workshop Education enrichment classes.

Workshop Education is a new approach to after school enrichment classes for today's families. We offer daily award winning Study Skills and Innovation enrichment classes, from school dismissal until 6 p.m. 

 

Students 

  • receive individualized study tips while completing daily homework during Study Skills classes. 
  • learn leadership and design thinking skills during Innovation classes. 

Parents may add and drop classes as needed until 5:00 p.m. the prior evening.

 

Our enrichment classes have been voted a Bay Area Parent Favorite for five years in a row, and have been featured in The New York Times, The Daily JournalUniversity of Virginia education magazine, and Design Thinking in Schools  

 

How do we create our enrichment classes?

 

We talk to college admissions advisors, business leaders and teachers to curate the best curriculum that is hard to cover during the school day. 

 

Here are some academic and life skill lessons that Workshop students learn during Study Skills classes:

  • a process for daily organization
  • what research tells us about the most effective ways to study
  • how to calm yourself before a test or anytime you are stressed (practiced daily)
  • the best way to approach a teacher for help or to discuss an issue
  • the importance of please and thank you at school and work
  • which homework subject is wisest to start first given your personality and grades
  • the ins and outs of multiple choice questions
  • not making common grammar and spelling mistakes
  • how to evaluate online sources
  • work styles and how to communicate to build successful teams
  • the importance of mental flexibility and how to improve yours
  • how to read and interpret social cues 
  • how to form habits that fit with larger goals
  • how to negotiate and express yourself clearly
  • knowing how to position yourself to take advantage of strengths

In addition, students get individualized study skills lessons tailored to their needs while completing daily homework during the Study Skills classes. 

 

Here are examples what students accomplish during Innovation classes:

  • creating a company annually to sell items and/or experiences 
  • writing unique pieces based on the "Hero's Journey"
  • building a bridge to carry the heaviest load
  • getting involved in improving our community
  • examining real life statistics - ours
  • creating words of wisdom to give to students that are younger
  • working together to put together a Workshop Olympics, start to finish
  • "designing" a life that makes you happy and successful

Each Innovation Workshop ends with presentations, so our students learn to do public speaking, and respond to feedback from the youngest ages. We don't hand hold, but let children deal with challenging goals, and learn to use failure to plan their next step. All of our Innovation classes teach children to create, persevere and communicate successfully. 

 

We are the best enrichment class provider for K- 8 students. Why? 

  • We offer 360 new enrichment classes each school year - with one call and one point of contact.
  • Our study skills and innovation classes are practical - carefully designed to help children feel happy and successful in school and life. 
  • Our amazing teachers receive the best innovative teacher training with online training coupled with in-class coaching and professional development sessions. 
  • Our flexible scheduling online allows parents to request to add or drop a class by 4:59 the evening before.
  • Parents have the ability to pick up from classes when it fits their schedule. 
  • Parents can give child privilege to pin out, attend sport practice or another activity on campus, and pin back in. 
  • Parents only pay only for enrichment classes they schedule and minutes attended. 
  • We have a proven track record of success with helping students. 

 

We offer our unique "flex enrichment" classes at eight innovative elementary and middle schools in the Bay Area. If you might like Workshop Education classes at your school, contact the founder, Alexa Frisbie, at 650-533-5727 or alexafrisbie@workshopeducation.org to learn more about the process.

 

Workshop Education is a new enrichment model offering enrichment classes with flexible scheduling. We are not a licensed community care licensing after school program that provides care and supervision. In our role providing enrichment classes, we do not provide snacks, administer medicine, provide transportation, or pick up or drop off students that attend our program. Children are free to come and go to other enrichment classes, sports or to child care on campus. When you register, your child is not obligated to attend any of the Workshop Education Study Skills or Innovation enrichment classes unless you request to attend a class. 

 

 

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