If you’re a busy homeschool mom, you’ll want to check out Kirkwood Education Online. This affordable Christian online curriculum equips homeschool families with the tools of success. Children learn at their own pace with engaging online lessons, while parents appreciate the automatic scoring and student records. It is easy to set up, easy to use, and a wonderful pairing of online and printable work which also encourages parental involvement in the learning process.
The lessons are clear and concise and the website is easy to navigate. The program includes video instruction, interactive lessons, student placement assessment, comprehension level testing, digital management system, achievement and comprehension reports, along with telephone and email support.
Kirkwood Education Online offers advanced flexibility to accommodate a wide range of homeschooling styles and is easily customized. Parents create unique settings for each student to have their own personal course of study. The online assessment tool helps to determine placement, and all curriculum and settings can be easily adjusted at any time. At a glance, parents can see exactly what students have completed, along with comprehension and mastery levels of each individual concept.
Are you looking for an online, Christian homeschool curriculum?
Here are 7 reasons to consider Kirkwood Education Online.
1. Flexible Placement
Parents are the best judge of their own children’s learning styles and unique needs, so we strive to give you every possible option.
In your parent dashboard you’ll see a box for each of your students. When you click the “Let’s get started” button, you’ll be guided through a three-step process to set up your child’s learning schedule and assignments. You have the option of using the online assessment or you can simply choose “Quick Start” for the appropriate grade level, and the program will place your student. You can also change subject assignments and levels at any time by choosing “Reassign Curriculum” in your parent dashboard.
2. Custom Learning Schedules
You have full control of your child’s learning schedule. You schedule which days of the week you want your child to work in the program, and set the number of computer “labs” per day. You can also set the duration of each lab and the lesson order. For instance, you may want to set up 3 labs per day of an hour each for one student, and 4 labs of a half-hour each for a younger child. Or perhaps you want to devote a certain day of the week, let’s say Wednesday, to teaching outside the “classroom”, such as cooking, gardening, or field trips. In your parent dashboard simply schedule your student’s computer labs on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. And you can change or adjust the schedule at any time! Every child is different and will thrive when the work sessions are specifically tailored to fit his or her individual attention span.
3. Engaging Lessons
Once you have set up learning schedules and assigned curriculum, you’ll see a button to login your student. Each concept is first taught by an instructional video, which is followed by interactive lessons and practice exercises. In the lessons, we demonstrate exactly how to complete the exercises and explain why the concept is important for the child to learn. The exercises that follow the lessons give the student the opportunity to practice what he or she has learned.
4. Mastery Learning Model
In a Standard Learning Model, a concept is taught for a set period of time. Some children will grasp the concept right away (and get an A) and a few won’t get it at all (and get an F, but most kids fall somewhere in between. In the standard model, time is the constant and mastery is the variable. Kirkwood Education Online is the opposite: Time is the variable and mastery is the constant. Children can work independently and will progress through the program at their own pace. Some children may take a little longer to master certain material, and that’s perfectly ok.
5. Free PDF Workbooks
All student workbooks are available for free download in pdf format and can be printed at home. No Printer? No Problem! When a student is logged in, the workbook pages for the current lesson are available for viewing by simply clicking on the “View Workbook Pages” in the menu. All workbooks are also available in the bookstore as a courtesy to parents who wish to purchase full-color printed workbooks.
6. Kids Love Weekly Awards
Students earn weekly Character Awards that recognize their accomplishment and commitment. The awards include a summary of student accomplishments over the past week and can be printed and presented to the student.
7. Free 30-Day Trial
The best way to check out the program is to take advantage of our Free 30-Day Trial. That way you can make sure it’s a good fit for your family before spending any money. You won’t need to put a credit card on file to begin, and you can cancel at any time. And if you need any help along the way, just give us a call at (707) 772-5712 or send an email to [email protected] – we’re always here to help.