Strength-Based Learning Cohort (SBLC)

Our Strength-Based Learning Cohort (SBLC), is an educational experience at Kiker, introduced the 2011-2012 SY. The Cohort is a group of two teachers, each with Third and Fourth Graders who blend and group in ways that expand the educational opportunities for our students here at Kiker.

Program Mission

Our mission is to create caring, confident learners through a multiage learning environment that respects and values the diversity in children by providing authentic learning endeavors (PBL) that enhance their strengths and promote growth of every individual at their developmental level.

SBLC Design

This learning cohort of teachers plans instruction building on the student strengths, interests and attitudes while making use of approaches, philosophies and/or principles from some of the following methodologies: Assessment For Learning, Blended Learning, Flexible Grouping, Growth Mindset, Personalized Learning, Problem-Based Learning, Project-Based Learning, Social and Emotional Learning, Strength-Based Learning and Transformative Technology and other current and cutting ideals in education.

Design focuses on ensuring our learners attain knowledge and skills through application of what the student already knows. This requires use of inquiry, collaboration, and leadership skills to best prepare each to be active members of our international and technology‐oriented world. Our belief in how children learn is as important as what children learn. We desire to create an environment that captivates children and helps them understand that “the greatest reward of learning is the opportunity to learn more.” (Keene, 2008)

View the SBLC Curriculum Handbook here.

Upcoming Kiker Events

  • October 16, 2017-October 20, 2017 @ 
    Cafeteria Staff Appreciation Week

  • October 16, 2017-October 27, 2017 @ 
    PTA Love Your School Campaign

  • October 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
    4th Grade field trip to Zachary Scott Theater - Jeffrey, Squyres, Forrest, & DeLange

  • October 16, 2017-October 20, 2017 @ 
    Cafeteria Staff Appreciation Week

  • October 16, 2017-October 27, 2017 @ 
    PTA Love Your School Campaign

  • October 16, 2017-October 27, 2017 @ 
    PTA Love Your School Campaign

  • November 4, 2017-November 10, 2017 @ 
    Fall Book Fair

  • November 4, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
    Fun Run (Presented by Kiker PE, Library, & PTA)

  • November 4, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Campus Beautification

  • November 6, 2017 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
    Campus Advisory Council Meeting

  • November 4, 2017-November 10, 2017 @ 
    Fall Book Fair

  • November 7, 2017
    Election Day

  • November 4, 2017-November 10, 2017 @ 
    Fall Book Fair

  • November 10, 2017-November 17, 2017 @ 
    Art Fundraiser

  • November 10, 2017
    Deadline to Sign-up for Math Pentathalon Club

  • November 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Veterans Day Program