How We Do It

SOLE utilizes an intentional curricula grounded on a purposeful framework that is supported by evidence-based best practices and industry leading pedagogies stemming from the experiential education field.  This fosters the opportunity for SOLE to design and offer transformational experiential programs that reach beyond the norm for those we serve to address their diversified needs. No matter what your goals or objectives are, when you choose SOLE, you receive a purposeful and mindful approach that ensures that learning generalizes and transfers beyond the SOLE Experience SM!

"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself."

~ John Dewey

  • Youth Served Since 2011
  • Adults Served Since 2011

Our Core Values

At the heart of our organization and what fuels our vision and action.

In addition to our mission, SOLE’s Core Values are at the heart of what we do.  These aren’t just ‘buzz words’, they are what our stakeholders have come to expect from SOLE Experiences SM day in and day out.  After all, it’s what we do.  Click on the infographic below for more info.

Our Philosophy

It't not just a way of life, our 4 Cares serves as the foundation that ensures positive learning outcomes are met.

Every SOLE Experience SM is grounded on our 4 Cares SM.  This intentional organizational philosophy serves as the foundation to learn and develop essential program-related skills.  Click on the infographic below for more info.

 

Our Framework

Evidence-based methods comprise our framework which yields phenomenal outcomes.

Our framework includes methods that are supported by evidence-based best practices to maximize outcomes for those we serve.  This includes those with a proven track record and recognize throughout experiential education fields as the the standard of care.

Methods in our Framework:

  • Hand of Support SM
  • Integrative Method SM
  • Challenge by Choice
  • Full Value Contract
  • Adventure Wave
  • Experiential Learning Cycle
  • Choice Theory
  • 8 Pillars of Executive Control

Our Pedagogies

SOLE is an educational organization supported by intentional pedagogies.

At SOLE we utilize pedagogies which support the programs we offer.  Those we employ are skilled educators in these fields.

Pedagogies We Use:

  • Experiential Education
  • Outdoor Education
  • Outdoor Leadership
  • Place-based Education
  • Project-based Learning
  • Service-Learning
  • Adventure Therapy
  • Adventure-Based Counseling

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