Announcing An All Included Homeschool Option for 2017-18 year

While homeschoolers can select what their calendar year looks like, many follow the same, or similar schedule, to the local public school system. If you happen to be one of them, then maybe you’re trying to figure out what curriculum you are going to use, what classes your kids will sign up for, and how you are going to budget it all. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an all included homeschool option?

 

Education Revolution has got your back. Not only are we offering hybrid lessons (physical and virtual aspects) for elementary and middle/high school levels, we also have an all included homeschool option that can end your hunt for core curriculum and tutoring in one sweep at a fraction of the cost!

 

 

Introducing the Simple Revolution Solution!

For one flat rate your student will get the core curriculum, lessons, tutoring, and supplements for the entire year. That’s right, one cost has your whole year covered. To make this all included homeschool option even more home-school friendly you can pay upfront or month-by-month!

 

 

A case example that shows how this all included solution could save you money, time, and stress.
NOTE: The course is pro-rated! That means it is $100 per month–you don’t pay for months you weren’t enrolled for! For example, join in November and your total cost is $700–you don’t pay for August through October!

 

 

 

 

Let’s talk courses, curriculum, and simplicity! Offerings for August – October 2017 Something for ALL grades!

Posted by Education Revolution on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

 

Interested? Contact me and let’s talk to see if this amazing program in the right fit for your family!

 

 

  • Check out all of the current offerings for the months of August – October in one place, our current brochure.

  • If you’d like to hear these offerings in video format, check out the two live videos posted to Facebook that discusses the offerings and answers some follow up questions.

Homeschool virtual lessons for first quarter 2017-18 school year

It’s that time of year again! Many parents across the country are in the mode of school year planning. Maybe you’re one looking for homeschool virtual lessons, trips, or local face-to-face options.

 

Here at Education Revolution we’re in the business of supporting homeschool families in Florida and beyond. Therefore I’m super excited to announce some great all-in-one courses to support students in grades kindergarten, 1, and 5 for the first quarter of the school year.

 

And when I say all-in-one, that is exactly what we mean. With these Education Revolution’s courses you get physical curriculum to keep, live lessons, supplemental material, super-simple science hands-on/lab ideas, and the ability to work directly with me on future planning or questions your students might have!

 

Sounds pretty great huh?

 

And the price? That’s pretty great too! With early bird specials starting at $50, these course solutions are budget friendly!

 

But it gets even better because you can enroll now and pay later. That means you can snag the great price a deal even if you don’t have cash in hand today to pay.

 

So what are you still reading this post for? I can’t wait to start working with students–including yours!

 

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Summer 2017 Home School Workshops

Are you looking for a home school summer educational opportunity that is affordable and flexible? In need of virtual classes for your student? If you home school summer is just another season to learn!

 

The summer doesn’t mean that it is time to shut down the brain and forget all you’ve learned all year. Life longer learners find ways to make learning happen no matter the month, or the season.

 

This summer Education Revolution is offer 4 asynchronous, work at your own pace, workshops–some of which include bonus live lesson sessions! All of these session are led by the director who is already planning. The workshops are all kept small–with 10 students or less. This means that each student can expect to get personalized attention and feedback. It also means that space is truly limited!

 

 

Sign up now — PayPal will forward you to the form to complete your enrollment.

 


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Do Home School Students Have To Take The FSA or Florida Standards Assessment?

I was talking to a friend and he says all the kids in Florida have to take the FSA to get a diploma. But my kid is home schooled. Does my he need to take the FSA? – A skeptical dad

 

Well good for you dad–be skeptical and investigate for yourself. You might have heard that all students in Florida have to take and pass the FSA in order to get a diploma. While there are actually caveats to that overarching rule, it is true for most public school students. It is not true, however, for home school students.

 

Remembering that there are lots of different ways to “home school” in Florida, you first have to know exactly what form of home school your student does.

 

If your student is a home schooler registered with the state of Florida they can, but do not have to, take the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA). According the Florida law “parent shall provide for an annual educational evaluation in which is documented the student’s demonstration of educational progress at a level commensurate with her or his ability. The parent shall select the method of evaluation and shall file a copy of the evaluation annually with the district school superintendent’s office in the county in which the student resides.”

 

Guess what? The FSA does fit that requirement, and your local school district is required to make provision to test them. However it is not the only, and possibly not the best, option for your family.

 

Taking the FSA or a written test?

Some students do great on tests, while others don’t show their full potential. Some students might not do well in a classroom of kids they don’t know, taking a test with a teacher they aren’t familiar with, while other kids wouldn’t be bothered at all. You know your kids and know what testing environment would work best for them.

 

Students can take any nationally-normed reference test accepted by their local school district. Most Florida districts are more than happy to take the results of the IOWA or Stanford assessment. Also, remember that you can also have a certified educator conduct a review of the portfolio of work produced by your student, and they can provide you with an affidavit which you can provide to your local school district. (You know that Education Revolution offers both of the services?)

 

If your student is “home schooled” but enrolled in a virtual or “umbrella” school like Education Revolution’s, they have to meet the requirements of that school in order to move forward academically. These requirements may, or may not, involve required standardized testing. You’d have to investigate the requirements of the specific one that you are enrolled in.
So be skeptical before you become anxious unnecessarily. Check out the requirements for your student’s educational path.

Should Home Educators Consider Assessment?

Question: Why in the world would you suggest that home school children take a assessment? The whole reason most parents left public school was  every two minutes I heard the word assess! 

– The Feisty Home Educator

 

Dear Feisty Home Educator,

 

Great question!

 

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Not just as a parent, but as an educator with over ten years of serve in the public education setting, I completely understand your concern when you hear the word assessment. It seems that every year there are more and more  emphasis to assess, with higher and higher stakes. But should home school students push against any assessment?

 

Unfortunately, I think that the actual meaning of what an assessment is has been blurred, misrepresented, and ultimately forgotten.

 

Notice that I use the word “assessment”–not test. The word “test” gives the idea of pass or fail. However that isn’t what an assessment is.

 

Plain and simple an assessment is a tool; it tests an educator where a student is academically, might highlight the need for a closer look at a certain need, and gives an idea of where the student should go next.

 

Let’s say that you were baking a cake for the first time with new ingredients. As you add a dash of this and cup of that, wouldn’t you pop a pinky in along the way to taste? How would you know if you need more, or less, of an ingredient unless you taste along the way. Would you wait until you put in all the hard work and baked it only to find out it’s too salty? Isn’t it better to adjust along the way if needed? Or even better, know that it tastes good and feel relaxed and confident about the result?

 

Assessments are like that taste test while you cook. Even if a combination of best home educator, with the best of intentions, the most hard working student, and a fabulous curriculum come together, the results are predictable. Every student is different; and while some techniques and curriculum might work for one third-grade male student, for example, it may not work for his friend up the street. Or maybe the home educator just wants to check to see of a student is getting the content and material; if they are, why hold them back by continuing to teach a skill they’ve mastered just because some arbitrary timeline says they need a few more weeks exposure? The only way to really know where your student’s achievement level, and possible need for intervention and additional support or change in curriculum is by assessment.

 

I encourage all home school educators to give a low-stress assessment of the core skills of reading, math, writing, science, and social studies, at least every other year. The assessment doesn’t always have to be a formal, big event. However, selection of the assessment should be thought out to get a realistic gauge on student achievement and needs. By doing so the home educator can be confident that they really are doing everything they can to help their student hit their highest achievement level.

– Yolanda

Director, Education Revolution