CHARACTER BASED INDEPENDENT LEARNING CURRICULUM
Starline Press Owner: Sandi Combs
Dr. Sandra Combs -- President, CEO
Sandi Combs has 31 years of experience in education, from kindergarten through college. First as a teacher, now as an administrator, her credentials and PhD Degree in Educational Administration qualify her as an expert consultant. Her current educational experiences include being founder and superintendent of the Yuba City Charter School; Special Education Teacher; and Chapman University Instructor in Secondary Teaching Strategies and Technology for Teachers. Her expertise in program design and implementation bring practical knowledge to the grant and curriculum-writing process. Balancing staffing, budgeting, purchasing and client relations, in addition to day-to-day troubleshooting, make her a quality manager. Her innovation, creativity and boldness in program development have contributed to projects being launched, achieving funding and progressing to their successful progress and continuation or completion.
Our Writers -- Starline Professionals
California Starline writers are a team made up of practicing and retired teachers, business professionals, home-school moms, degreed professionals, and technical experts. This writing team provides a diversity of teaching voices "heard" in the homeschooling curriculum, charter school curriculum, and homeschool books for sale, each course giving the student a broader perspective of expression in his continuing educational journey.
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The Starline Solution (TSS) is a character-based, individualized curriculum, designed to allow each student to progress at his or her own pace, which may vary from subject to subject. TSS curriculum is designed to benefit each student individually.
The Starline Solution (TSS) is an interpretation of the principals of Personalized Systems of Instruction. TSS is a three part system of learning. • Part one is the curriculum – learning that is divided up into bite-sized pieces. • Part two is the system of delivery, a process that insures learning is happening through a self-paced, monitored system. • Part three is the motivational plan that partners all participants in the success of the student.
The Starline Solution is the students’ annual curriculum divided up into self-directed, bite-sized Learning Units to be used in a classroom supervised by a teacher (whether this is a traditional teacher or home school teacher). Each student will complete the Units at his or her own rate of learning. This means that students will be working on different Units and completing them at different times. This allows the teacher time to work individually with students on problem or enrichment areas.
TSS core curriculum, written to state standards, includes Mathematics, English--Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, as well as a host of supplemental and elective courses. Each of the core curriculum subjects is divided into 10 or 12 units per grade level. Students can progress at their own pace to complete each of the subjects and levels. This allows students to progress at a faster rate to accelerate in the areas of their academic strengths, while still allowing students to progress at a slower rate while working at their level of proficiency in another subject. TSS is designed to be used within a Personalized System of Instruction (PSI) learning environment.
KIDS ARE NOT CARS, a book written by Dr. Sandra Combs and Dr. Nicole Combs details Personalized Systems of Instruction and explains how TSS exemplifies and facilitates the implementation of this learning theory.
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