Learn about the “why” and “how” of The Principle Approach teaching and learning methodology, which American Heritage School uses on campus and in its Latter-day Learning Program to help educate hearts and minds for latter-day families. These methods include 4R’ing, the Tutorial Approach, Notebooks, Word Studies, Memorization, and Timelines. In addition to understanding why these methods work, practical anecdotes and visuals will illustrate how to apply these tools of lifelong learning with family.
Presenter: Leland Anderson is Assistant Principal, Distance Education at American Heritage School. He joined AHS’s administrative team in July 2008. Prior to this, Mr. Anderson graduated from Harvard University with an Ed.M. in School Leadership and received K–12 administrative licenses in Utah and Massachusetts. He filled a administrative internship at Madison Park High School, one of the largest vocational high schools in Boston Public Schools. He was also a Visiting Fellow at Innosight Institute in 2008–2009 where co-authored a white paper entitled “Alpine Online School: A Utah school district’s move into K–8 online education.” Mr. Anderson taught English at Oak Canyon Junior High School and Provo High School. He earned a B.A. cum laude and with University Honors in English Teaching from Brigham Young University (BYU), where he was a Trustees Scholar, ORCA Academic Scholarship Grant Recipient, and a Robert C. Byrd Scholar. He worked at BYU’s Center for Instructional Design, assisting in developing physical science, geography, and American history courses. He taught Spanish at the LDS Missionary Training Center and tutored at BYU’s Reading and Writing Center. He completed a full-time LDS mission in Mexico City. He and his wife, Gina, were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple and have four daughters and two sons. Among their favorite past-times, they enjoy gardening, baking, reading, blogging, scrapbooking, hiking, camping, and family reunions. “After considering employment at schools in several states,” Mr. Anderson says, “American Heritage School was right for me.”
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