MicroSociety 27TH ANNUAL International Conference
BELLE HETH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RECEIVES
THREE STARS FOR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
TULSA, OK, USA, AUGUST 2, 2019
Belle Heth Elementary School’s after school program was awarded Three Stars, the second highest level of excellence attainable for a MicroSociety environment!
MicroSociety International created its STAR System to recognize member schools/programs that demonstrate a high commitment to academic standards, student empowerment and leadership, innovation and community engagement. Results are compiled from a lengthy survey, telephone interviews and on-site observations and assessment. Acknowledged by peers, parents and students for their exemplary contributions to the field of innovative education, STAR schools are recognized and celebrated at the MicroSociety Conference annually.
MicroSociety is a leading international non-profit organization specializing in motivating students to succeed using real-world learning environments. Named after MicroSociety’s founder Dr. George H. Richmond, the George Awards recognize outstanding achievement of students, educators, parents, and community partners in real-world learning. The George Awards were a major highlight of MicroSociety’s 27th Annual International Conference, which took place this summer at Thoreau Demonstration Academy and Wilson Teaching and Learning Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
About MicroSociety International
MicroSociety believes that children learn best by doing. Its mission is to create learning environments that motivate students to learn by engaging them in the connections between the classroom and real life. For more than 20 years, the non-profit has provided the professional development, curriculum, and support needed to implement this innovative hands-on, experiential learning design serving K-12 schools. Its internationally recognized model is supported by over 35 years of programmatic research, refinement, and implementation in hundreds of schools and afterschool programs around the world. Unique in its programmatic breadth and depth, MicroSociety’s model extends far beyond basic economics education activities, a simulation, or a token economy. It educates the whole child by improving academic achievement while addressing critical issues of self-esteem, personal responsibility, social engagement, and 21st century skills development.
To learn more about MicroSociety and its programs and services, please visit: www.microsociety.org