Raising Creative Thinkers
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Raising Creative Thinkers

How to better educate your child through homeschooling.
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Created by Sonja Crocker
Last updated 3/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course, you will have a complete understanding of what homeshooling is and how to effectively teach your children at home.
  • You will have knowledge of various homeschooling methods and how to implement them.
  • You will know the homeschooling laws of your state and what is needed to satisfy your state requirements.
  • You will learn various record-keeping strategies and how to use them.
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Requirements
  • For the record-keeping section, you will need either a PC or a Mac (if you wish to use the software mentioned).
  • You should have an interest in alternate eduation options for your child.
  • No previous knowledge is required.
Description

Would like to raise your children to be creative, independent, smart and mature? Then this course if for you.

This course will cover homeschooling (and unschooling) for ages four to eighteen and beyond. It is broken into seven sections. They are:

  • Course Overview
  • Before You Homeschool
  • Getting Started
  • Keeping Records
  • The Socialization Questions
  • College/Employment Bound
  • Troubleshooting

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Have a better understanding of what homeschooling is
  • Be familiar with other educational options
  • Have the tools you need to make the best educational choices for your children

This course has over two hours of video lectures, articles, quizzes and other resources.

Who is the target audience?
  • Parents and caregivers of youth who wish to give their children a better educaion.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 28 Lectures Collapse All 28 Lectures 02:22:13
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Course Overview
2 Lectures 02:57

Hello!

My name is Sonja Crocker. I have been homeschooling for over five years now. I have put together all my research and knowledge into a simple course. This course will cover the following:

  • Before You Homeschool
  • Homeschooling Methods
  • Getting Started
  • Keeping Records
  • The Socialization Question
  • College/Employment Bound
  • Troubleshooting

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Have a better understanding of what homeschooling is
  • Be familiar with other educational options
  • Have the tools you need to make the best educational choice for your family
Preview 02:57

This lecture will cover words and terms I will be using throughout this course.

Basic Terminology
4 pages

Quiz over Lecture 2: Basic Terminology

Basic Terminology Quiz
5 questions
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Before You Homeschool
4 Lectures 17:38

This is the most important question you will need to answer for yourself. Its answer will serve as your foundation and guide.

Preview 01:33

This lecture will serve as an overview of state laws and requirements. Detailed information on state laws can be found in the supplementary materials.

State Laws
00:39

There are many ways to learn. Through this lesson, you will understand how your child learns best and how to effectively use that knowledge to teach your child. It will cover Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learners.

Preview 07:17

Quiz for Lecture 5: Learning Styles

Learning Styles
5 questions

Here, you will gain some valuable ideas and resources for setting up a school at home.

Setting Up House
08:09
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Homeschooling Methods and Styles
9 Lectures 01:15:20

This lecture covers the Charlotte Mason Method of homeschooling.

Charlotte Mason
12:27

This lecture covers the Classical Method of homeschooling.

Classical
06:58

This lecture covers the Eclectic Method of homeschooling.

Eclectic
05:08

This lecture covers the Montessori Method of homeschooling.

Montessori
06:52

This lecture covers the Structured Method.

Structured
08:31

This lecture covers Unit Studies.

Unit Studies
03:53

This lecture covers the Unschooling Method.

Unschooling
04:59

Waldorf
09:20

Other Schools/Methods
17:12

This quiz covers Section3, Lectures 7-15.

Homeschooling Methods and Styles
10 questions
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Getting Started
1 Lecture 00:00

This document walks you through withdrawing your child from public school and enrolling him/her in your homeschool. Homeschool laws vary from state to state, so be sure to check you local laws, listed in another section of this course.

Transitioning from One School to Another
1 page
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Keeping Records
2 Lectures 05:16

Please refer to your local homeschooling laws for more information on recording requirements.

Requirements
00:19

This lecture covers various ways to keep your homeschooling records.

Keeping Your Records
04:57
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The Socialization Question
4 Lectures 17:15

This lecture covers various support groups and how to find a support group in your area.

Support Groups
03:28

This lecture covers various sports teams and group and how to find a local homeschool sports team in your area.

Sports
01:30

This lecture covers various academic groups and how to find one in your area.

Academic Groups
09:23

Events
02:54
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College / Employment Bound
2 Lectures 05:07

this lecture covers how to prepare for college.

College, here I come!
03:58

Ideas for networking and finding a job are covered in this lecture.

Entering the Workforce
01:09
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Troubleshooting
4 Lectures 11:34
When a curriculum doesn't work.
04:42

More Socialization
1 page

Are you stressed, overworked, and suffering burnout? This lecture will help you cope.

Burnout
06:52

It just isn't working at all!
1 page
About the Instructor
Sonja Crocker
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Educator and Homeschooling Expert

For the last five years, I have homeschooled my 17 year old daughter and my 15 year old son. During that time, I taught English and French at a local Co-op and led a local scout group. I worked as a substitute teacher with the Springtown Public School system for two years. I then taught Pre-Kindergarten with The Learning Center for a year. I attended the University of Texas with a major in English. I have Youth Protection Certification from the Boy Scouts of America and I have volunteered as a Regional Youth Director with the Society for Creative Anachronism for the last three years. While serving as a Youth Director, I managed and trained 15 local youth coordinators. I also created the training program and wrote the Minister of Children handbook.