Once per week
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does an "Ongoing" course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills
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This lively and engaging course is like a one-room schoolhouse! We'll learn some science, do some writing, learn some social studies, touch on folklore, practice notetaking, and more! We'll even look at art and poetry. While this course generally falls into the "life science" category, it is more realistically described as "interdisciplinary." Why such a hodge-podge? I simply cannot let go of the wonderful community my learners have built in this space. Because of my limited Outschool...
Learners will be introduced to cultural, creative writing, and biology concepts. Learners will build social skills by participating in an interactive class. Learners will enjoy self-assessment with a game of Kahoot in each class.
I've been studying science all my life. My father was a renowned herpetologist. As such, I grew up surrounded by animals, plants, and other life forms. I followed my interests in college by studying biology as well as education. I taught middle school science for 21 years, then worked as the middle school science education specialist for the State Department of Education in Alabama for 6 years. In retirement, I am still actively involved in many scientific communities, and stay engaged with groups such as the North American Association for Environmental Education and the National Science Teachers Association. I am passionate and knowledgeable about the study of life, and about passing on this passion to youngsters. Additionally, I am a published writer and write a weekly column in a local paper as a naturalist.
Please check the classroom for handouts prior to class. Handouts are always optional. For some classes, students will need something to write on and with. I always encourage students to keep a notebook, but it is not required. Colored pencils, washi tape, highlighters, and other fun notetaking enhancements are always fun. :)
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Regarding reproduction: Reproduction is a natural part of biology. I answer questions about reproduction frankly and in a straightforward, scientific manner. Regarding Kahoot!: Kahoot is a third-party resource. Learners are not required to set up an account to use Kahoot! They can play directly from their device. No secondary device is needed, and the Kahoot! app is not necessary. Kahoot! does not require users to provide their real names, nor does it collect or store personal information.
Science Nerd, Nature Lover, Passionate Writer, Certified Teacher (she/her)
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
626 total reviews
450 completed classes
A Note: I have a very limited teaching schedule on OUTSCHOOL during the school year. Thank you! Hello Parents and Learners! I am excited to share my enthusiasm about the natural world with you. I've been wide-eyed in wonder about this planet we...