As we cope with the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, many homeschool instructors and coop leaders are considering transitioning from face-to-face instruction to online classes. To help with this challenging transition, we have a series of blog posts on online homeschool class design. These are concise posts with practical advice you can use today and come from a homeschool mom who has been teaching k-12 courses online for decades.
Teaching online requires more from the teacher, student and their parents. To help you plan a successful course, we have covered all of these angles. First, we have laid out how to get started (hint: don’t plan to run your usual class as a videochat):
Next we show you how to plan a week’s worth of assignments that will work for you, the student and their parents:
We continue with thoughts on how to maximize learning without requiring more work than your students can handle.
When teaching homeschoolers online, you have to rely on parents to act as your assistant. What is reasonable to expect of them?
Finally, relationships and communication are fundamental to successful teaching. How can you foster connections with your online students?
We hope you find these articles helpful as you navigate this difficult time. Please feel free to share your thoughts and questions in the comments!