Submitted by Ann Clay, Manassas
Some of the latest, most exciting offerings for homeschoolers are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). These courses are meant for large-scale participation (most courses have hundreds, if not thousands, of students). They are the newest development in what is commonly called ‘distance education.’
MOOCs can be very useful to the [...]
Dr. Reinhard Laubenbacher (Dr. L)
“Both my daughter and my son have participated in Kids’ Tech, and our family had a great experience. It was a boost to my kids’ ability to see themselves as scholars and scientists, to be treated like college students. They loved the campus experience as well, and now the [...]
Cade Martin explores inter-tidal adventures at the MSC
My son has taken part in this wonderful, hands-on science experience for the last two years and we fully expect to go back. It’s the most fun we’ve ever had on a science field trip. ~ Robin Martin – Editor
These are Science Adventure Programs [...]
Last night after Nick did some soccer training at Ukrop Park in Richmond, we went in the Martin’s grocery store. There, next to the sugar free gum in the checkout line, was a stack of TIME magazines, the April 2, 2012 issue.
The issue we’re in.
Nick Faulconer at Darden-Towe Park. Photo by Reed Young [...]
A Wonderful College Experience for Kids: Kids’ Tech University at Virginia Tech
Submitted by Amy Wilson
Hey, folks, it’s time to sign up for Kids’ Tech University (KTU) if you’re interested. This is an amazing opportunity offered by Virginia Tech to kids ages 9 to 12 years old. [...]
This morning I was perusing the blogosphere looking for some new and exciting math sites. This is what I found:
The Map is Not the Territory – Our good friend, Jeanne Faulkner, sent me to this site and I found lots of entertaining, fun posts about helping your little ones use math [...]
~Submitted by Aimee Saunders Last year the for profit curriculum company K12 launched the Virginia Virtual Academy,or VAVA. Though K12 headquarters resides in Herndon Virginia, VAVA is a fairly recent addition to a large and growing family of K12 schools throughout the country. I was a teacher at a K12 academy in Pennsylvania for 4 [...]
The folks at NASA Langley would like to invite you and your students to share your artistry, imagination, and talent with NASA and the Virginia Air and Space Center to commemorate the 95th Anniversary of NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) and its predecessor, Langley Aeronautical Laboratory.
Langley research established many of the [...]
The Friends of Shenandoah River State Park (riverparkfriends.org) are presenting two events which may be of interest to our members.
Amy Wilson will speak about bringing children to nature at the Friends August meeting. Amy is a homeschooling mom to two kids, ages 10 and 12. She and her family live in Prince William [...]