Summertime is here! Homeschoolers all over the world look forward to taking a break from their schoolwork and basking in the sun, soaking in the pool, staying up late by a campfire roasting marshmallows, and taking online courses.
You might be thinking to yourself, “John, one of those things is not like the other.” I know. Who wants to roast marshmallows all summer long?
Summer is supposed to be about fun and sun but sometimes you need to do a little catch-up. Maybe you took an extended vacation during the school year and got behind in a subject. Perhaps there was one parent in your co-op didn’t cover a subject as thoroughly as you’d expected.
Online courses can supplement what a child learned last year or allow them to pursue something that interests them without having to take away from their normal schoolwork. Summertime is a great opportunity for this because while school is “officially” over, learning can continue.
Since moms and dads need a break from homeschooling too, online courses can also offer parents a way to keep those math skills polished or add in an extra course during the school year without having to do all the preparation.
The folks at My Fun Science sent over a PDF that will help you and your kids get the most out of an online course. These 10 Tips for Parents of Homeschoolers Taking Online Courses will help you and your child get the most out of any online course you take this summer.
Here’s a quick summary of their tips. Be sure to download this PDF to get detailed and helpful tips for helping your homeschool student take an online course.
10 Tips for Parents of Homeschoolers Taking Online Courses
Here at The Wired Homeschool, I like to focus on STEM-related topics, tips, and tools that homeschoolers can use to further their homeschooling efforts.
This course is a 2-week daily live online class that will teach your homeschooler essential study skills for getting the most out of any STEM classes. It’s a great fit and they have a great product.
During the course, your child will learn about:
- Learning styles and multiple intelligences
- Note-taking and listening
- Academic reading
- Goal setting and time management
- Stress and procrastination
- Test-taking and anxiety
- Writing and critical thinking
My Fun Science offers live online science and math courses taught by experienced teachers from a Biblical worldview.
The classes are taught by Christian teachers with years of teaching and professional experience.
They have a passion for education and it comes through in the classes they teach.
I’ve watched recordings of some of the classes and what really impressed me is the enthusiasm of all the teachers. They truly enjoy teaching and it shows in their presentation.
One additional benefit of an online class is that your kids can participate with other students from all over the United States.
They may even make a new friend or two and it could lead to being penpals. Do kids even know how to write these days?
Get Started Today
As part of this promotion, when you sign up for their mailing list, My Fun Science will give you a $50 coupon to use towards any of their online classes.
Additionally, they’re having a contest and will give away a full semester of live online STEM classes.
If you sign up for the STEM Study Skills Summer Blitz your $50 coupon can be used towards the online course. What a deal!
So what are you waiting for? Sign up for My Fun Science‘s mailing list by June 28th, 2018 for $50 off the STEM Study Skills Summer Blitz and a chance to win a free STEM online courses!