Once per week
learners 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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Greetings, and thank you for your interest in this course. Keeping up With the Kingdoms (KUWK) began as one course, and is now a thriving community of learners! Our KUWK community consists of 4 content courses, 1 social club, and a group: KUWK: An Introduction to Life Science KUWK: A Deeper Dive Into Life Science Keeping up With the Animal Kingdom: A Life Science Class for Animal Lovers Keeping up With the Keystones: A Life Science Class About Keystone Species KUWK: The Life Science Social...
This class is taught in English.
Learners will make friends with like-minded peers. Learners will have fun learning new things about life-science, and sharing what they know. Learners will practice productive and respectful discourse.
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 that capacity, I trained teachers in Earth and space science, biology, and physical science. Now retired, 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.
Students who enjoy doodling and writing may want to bring a dedicated notebook to this class. My favorite are composition notebooks, which are bound and will not fall apart.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We may use Kahoot in our class. Kahoot is a COPPA approved resource which does not collect or save data on individual participants. Learners can play directly from their device; no need to split a screen or have a second device. When watching videos, I share my screen. Students do not leave the platform. Slides are presented via PowerPoint, created by me.
We may visit educational websites for no less than 2 minutes, or watch very short clips from YouTube. I will vet any visits and views. This will be done through sharing my screen. Students will not leave the platform.
Science Nerd, Nature Lover, Passionate Writer, Certified Teacher (she/her)
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
612 total reviews
444 completed classes
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 live on since childhood, and it thrills me to share my passion with kids. My love for science is...