February 27, 2009
How many parents do you think know about virtual instruction, we are betting that there are a lot of parents that do not know that this is an option for their children. What is virtual instruction? The program helps each student maximize his or her potential by combining:
- Strong parental involvement of learning at home
- Expertise and accountability of public education
- Flexibility of online classes
Students learn outside the traditional classroom – typically from home, but also from libraries, community centers, and occasionally from the road.
This is all possible with a learning coach (usually a parent), customized instruction laid out for you by a certified teacher, learning resources such as text books, lesson plans, workbooks, and if offered – a desktop computer. There are also planned field trips and activities so that the children can interact with others their age and enhance their learning.
See this 30 second clip to learn more:
Testimonials from Connection Academy Parents:
Over 93% of parents agree that their children are making good progress in our program and are pleased with their child’s academic growth.
“This school is perfect for my son. He has improved dramatically not only in his studies but in his overall health as well. He is more outgoing, likes to do his class work, and is more motivated to do his class work. This school is the best of the best.”
“The support of the teachers has been outstanding. They are willing to try new things and help my child grow and learn at her own pace. They also value and respect my input as a parent.”
“The curriculum challenges my students without being so hard that they can’t figure it out. In the end, they are prouder and have better esteem because their hard work has paid off.”
“I think using the technology on a daily basis is giving my child an advantage educationally. When she leaves school and enters the workforce, she will have stronger computer skills.”
“The opportunity to design an individual learning program for my child is a real benefit.”
February 22, 2009
MomitForward http://mommygossip-gno.blogspot.com is holding a give away contest for random acts of kindness or a community project. When we heard of this contest we thought it would be a perfect way to MomitForward and to generate awareness about this great needed cause and to generate awareness about Momitforwared -an organization of women and moms dedicated to strengthening families and communities by first strengthening moms. Mom It Forward empowers women to achieve success through service, strength and socializing. By strengthening families and communities Mom It Forward is changing the world one mom at a time.
We are currently starting a non-profit business, “Emerging Minds of Maryland” to bring virtual schooling as a public school option to all of Maryland. We are a small group of parents who have experienced first hand the benefits of virtual schooling. Our mission is to advocate for alternate education, primarily virtual instruction, in the state of Maryland, and to make this accessible for all families. Our vision is to be the organization which breaks down the walls about alternate education, one brick at a time.
Our site is currently under construction and will be up and running soon. This will be the website location: http://www.emergingmindsinc.org
Please also visit Momitforward.com, temporarily located here: http://mommygossip-gno.blogspot.com