Wonderful class. I learned a lot of very useful information in the course, discussion area, and extra links at the end of lessons. With 5 kids, I wish I had more time to click on every link and delve into the material more! Very helpful course and instructor!
I must say this is one of the best Ed 2 Go classes I've taken (this is my 5th). I am a public educator with my Masters Degree in Education. I'm taking courses from home right now to complete my recertification. The instructor was thorough, had up-to-date material and resources, and asked fair questions on the final exam. Thank you for providing such valuable material
I would like to say that taking your course has given me a much broader, and much deeper, perspective on the subject of home schooling. I have learned a great deal in the past several weeks, but the thing I have come to understand the most is my conviction that home schooling is the logical, reasonable, and responsible path I must take concerning my son's education. You should know that what has been done here in these weeks, will most likely have a profoundly positive impact on generations of my family to come, and for that, I am eternally grateful.
This is an excellent course and has given me the confidence to begin the process of homeschooling and knowing where to begin.
This class has opened up my eyes to a whole different world...right here where I am...I now see things from a different...point of view...I have even learned how to be extra caring and attentive to kids and......learning does not have to be sitting at a desk reading a book for two hours.
I am homeschooling for the first time this year. With so much information out there it's hard to decipher what is correct; my hope was that this course would help me with that. I was not disappointed! I will be using the information learned here for a long time. Thank you so much.
After taking this course, I feel much more comfortable starting to homeschool my son in the Fall. I also found the internet links to various sites very helpful!
Ms. Schulz is an exceptional instructor; her writing and communication style are very clear and facilitate understanding the material. Moreover, Ms. Schulz makes an effort to go beyond merely communicating the requirements and basic system details of homeschooling by occasionally alluding to observations and insights that only an experienced and perceptive homeschooling parent can bring to her teaching. I am very fortunate to have had her as an instructor.
When I decided to take this course, I did not have high expectations of what I would get out of it. I was very pleasantly surprised by both the instructor as well as the assistant instructor's competency, style and ability to get concepts across. Great course! Thank you!
This course was packed full of useful information and the discussion area was a valuable resource as well.
Course Code: hss
In this lesson, we'll start off with the history of homeschooling. You'll find that homeschooling is legal and growing, and you'll see how to find the laws and regulations that govern homeschooling in your community. You'll also become familiar with some terminology used in the homeschool community and discover why people choose to homeschool today. Then, we'll discuss various learning styles and how they make a difference as you create your homeschool. We'll also talk about children that need extra attention, both special needs and gifted, and a variety of types of homeschooling so you can choose the one that fits your family's lifestyle.
We'll discuss ways to narrow down the choices of curriculum and sort through it with your specific needs in mind. Then, you'll see how to devise a graduation plan, prepare for college admission, and open the world to your homeschooled teenager.
In this lesson, we'll talk about how to manage your day, organize your homeschool, and work with different ages all at once. Then, we'll see how homeschooling gives you the opportunity to socialize your children as well as build long-lasting and productive relationships with peers and adults. You'll also learn some ways to address the issue with concerned family and friends.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to create fair tests and prepare your children for anxiety-free testing. We'll discuss report cards, transcripts, and standardized testing for homeschoolers as well. Then, we'll discuss the vast resources available to homeschoolers and where to look to find tutors, mentors, and outside classes for your students. You'll learn about the difference between classes and co-ops, and the great opportunities a homeschool conference provides for you and your children.
In addition to resources for teaching your children, you'll be pleased to know that homeschool support groups provide friends, emotional support, and lots of fun activities with like-minded families. Whether it's an e-mail loop or a group that meets in your neighborhood, you'll see how to explore the options, join an existing group, or start your own. Then, you'll find lists of life skills that are age appropriate and practical ways to actually teach these important concepts to your children.
In this lesson, we'll discuss ways to take your lessons with you, learn from the journey itself, and expand the awareness of your whole family. And finally, get more information on an important concept--making ends meet when one parent is at home educating the children.
Beverly Schulz is a homeschool mom and a leader in her homeschool support group. She teaches many online classes and enjoys working from home while educating her children. Her experience as a faculty member with a number of colleges gives her a good perspective in preparing students for the college experience. She also enjoys helping parents develop their own homeschools focused around the needs of individual children.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.