Freshwater Academy

Fresh Water Academy was founded in 2010. It is home to four lovely young ladies of learning and their dedicated teachers. Located in the wilds of Wyoming, the name Fresh Water Academy was chosen as a Western analogy to Christ. Just as He is the Living Water, and we must have Him to have eternal life, any desert dweller knows the importance of fresh water to life, both for self, and the nourishment of crops or livestock. By taking nourishment in God and His word, we strengthen our own relationship with Him, our faith, and the quality and abundance of our fruitfulness.

Our keystone verse is from Jeremiah, Chapter 17, Verse 8: "For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit."

The fruit that we speak of is mentioned in Galatians 5:22
"22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

And the heat could be anything we experience that might test our faith in God; trials and tribulations, relationships, anything that focuses our love and attention anywhere but on Him...

Friday, May 13, 2016

Old Dog Learning New Tricks - #LIBM409 Reflection 1

I started the first two classes in my Library Media Endorsement Program this week, and while I think I have my head pretty well above water in one, I definitely feel stretched beyond my comfort zone in the other (which I think is part of the point).

My experience in class so far really makes me believe that our instructor subscribes to the  Innovation Class theory, "where students have time and space to create their own learning experiences and collaborate...", where they learn by doing and creating, and the focus is on discovery, curiosity, and building knowledge.

She gives us the opportunity to fail, so that we can "tweak the formula and create...a more meaningful experience."  It requires us as students to take ownership of our education, and challenges us to prove that we understand the material and have mastered the standards.  It gives us the chance to be our very own MacGyver, and figure it out, using a paperclip and a toenail ;).

I've already tweeted at our textbook author, and told him I can't wait to read the next chapter!


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