Some of you may remember last year when ChoosyHomeschooler.com was hiring homeschoolers to write reviews of homeschooling resources to jump-start their review website. Well, I responded to their call for reviewers, and then one thing led to another (and another), and since then I started working with ChoosyHomeschooler to oversee the creation of a new subscription-based online homeschooling resource, Lesson Pathways.
I’m thrilled to say that it is now (finally!) ready for testing! They hired homeschooling parents to create entire curriclua in all of the main subject areas for grades k-3 (with more grades to come), composed entirely of internet-based resources: lessons, games, videos, worksheets and printouts, hands-on projects, and more. The site is not only great for supplementing your traditional homeschooling curriculum, but it can even be used to replace your traditional materials if you find that the versatility of online learning is better suited to your child’s learning style. It’s also fantastic for unit studies, or for reviewing topics to keep them fresh in your child’s mind. Not only does the site have topics arranged in full 36 week year schedules for each grade level, but they have also custom developed a nifty, yet simple, planning tool that lets you create your own customized teaching plan for each child.
Those of you who are using Mosaic Part 1 will find that there are numerous units that line up perfectly to supplement your explorations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, China and Rome. There are lots of online activities and ideas for projects that are great helps for adapting the curriculum to suit your children who like to learn online for a change, or who like games and projects to reinforce their learning.
I just wanted to let you know that Lesson Pathways is now recruiting beta testers to help give feedback, find bugs, and generally guide development of this site as they prepare for its public launch. They are offering free 12 month subscriptions to the first 500 families who are interested in volunteering to test the resource.
This has been in the works for a long time now, and I was lucky enough to get to oversee the entire project until a little earlier this year, when I had to step back because of health problems. Even though I haven’t been able to continue working the past few months, I still feel like it is my baby, and a very worthy project, to boot! So many of you responded positively to me when I sent around the info about the review website, that I wanted to be sure you all had access to this info as well. I’m just proud to have been a part of bringing this about, and I am happy to be able to let you all know about a free offer. Please do feel free to spread the word to others that you may think would find this resource helpful. (I’ve included the “official” spiel below, for ease of forwarding.) And do let me know what you think!
Oh, and here’s the website, where you can get more info and sign up if you are interested in testing:
LessonPathways.com is an innovative new tool that will save you time and money in planning your child’s homeschool education. Using prescreened, high-quality, online resources, we have created a series of dynamic topic unit “Pathways“ for grades K-3. Each Pathway contains resources that cater to a variety of learning styles and instructional methods.
Follow our Guided Journeys for an easy-to-use, full-year Pathway curriculum OR use our integrated Planner to create a custom plan for your child. With LessonPathways.com, you’ll have all the tools you need to provide your child with a customized, multisensory education.If this article was helpful, Stumble it!