Outschool in Your Homeschool
Four Reasons to Consider Outschool for Your Child
Outschool is the place where teachers come to share their passion about the topics they love. This means that not all teachers are certified or have had formal training in these topics. For instance, I love teaching art and in my mind I am an artist, but I haven't taken many art classes. I have, however, read quite a few books about art styles, techniques, and artists. I teach art because it is something I enjoy. My passion for art is recognized by my students. I remember after my first online art class on Outschool, my students shared with me that they were surprised that it was, indeed, my first time teaching on the platform. They all shared that they had an amazing time in class and loved the project. I am not the only passionate teacher on Outschool. There are teachers sharing their love for math, coding, history, and more on the online educational website.
Convenience and Flexibility
Each teacher sets his or her own schedule; because of this fact, classes are taught at a variety of times. Some teachers offer morning classes while others offer late afternoon classes. You can even find some weekend classes. There are many teachers who also provided the opportunity for parents to suggest a time. If you are lucky, you might get just the time that you want. Not only is the scheduled time convenient, but the length of the class sessions are convenient. Parents do not have to commit to a semester course if it doesn't fit their schedule instead a child can take a one time session or a four week session. I appreciate this because we struggled with co-ops due to the time commitments.
Not only is the setup of the classes convenient for your schedule, but it can also be convenient for your purse. Outschool classes are reasonable priced, and there are classes in all rate ranges.
Opportunity for Cooperative Learning
Variety of Classes
Outschool offers a variety of classes in many subject areas. You can find classes about:
There are so many topics to choose from within the subject area too. For instance, within the Learner Skills section, there is the To Believe or Not to Believe? course which focuses on logic skills and another course, Cornell Notes, which teaches students how to take notes using this specific method.
As a homeschool parent and passionate educator, I am glad that I came across Outschool. It has been amazing addition to our learning environment.