Online resources offer students educational opportunities that might not be available to them otherwise- and all from the comfort of home. Many courses that are offered online are free or low-cost because teachers have low overhead. Students can benefit from the wisdom and teaching ability of people from around the globe.
Remember to check out the “Online Home Education Resources” that are linked here on this website.
We want to highlight one of those resources on the blog today:
Blue Tent Online
Blue Tent Online
is a group of North Carolina Teachers, but students in their classes live across the country, from Alaska and California, to New York down to Florida, and internationally, in Canada, Australia and Malaysia!
Blue Tent online offers five advanced English courses and two science courses online to homeschoolers.
Irene Paine, an R.N. and long-time home educator with a B.S. in Biology, is offering two biology classes in 2015-2016: Honors Biology and Anatomy & Physiology. Irene homeschooled her own two sons from kindergarten to college, and she’s taught high school-level science classes (seated and online) to homeschoolers for many years. Irene understands homeschoolers and how to help them enjoy and succeed in science. Her asynchronous classes include a combination of hands-on labs and virtual labs, and Irene’s particular strength is helping students learn to write college-level lab reports.
Brigid Thompson and Christine Proctor teach Honors English 1 and 2, as well as two AP English classes.
Brigid Thompson is a home educator from Willow Spring, North Carolina who has a great deal of experience and training in teaching AP courses. She holds a BA in English, and an MBA, as well as being a College Board-Authorized Online AP Instructor. She and her family homeschooled from kindergarten through 12th grade. Her younger son, Connor, is now pursuing a chemical engineering degree at NC State, and her older son, Kyle, recently earned his masters degree in aerospace engineering and is pursuing his PhD. while working for NASA. Teaching to the test has never been a goal in Brigid’s classes. Rather, a solid foundation, with an appropriate amount of test-prep practice, leads to success on the AP exam and beyond.
Christine Proctor is a home educator from Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, who has one son in college, one in the working world, and one still immersed in high school studies. Her degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina, as well as her work experience as a news reporter and as a copywriter for a national advertising agency, as well as her vast teaching and tutoring experience has helped her to communicate creatively and effectively to her students online.
You can find detailed information about all their English and science classes, testimonials and references at www.bluetentonline.com
You can find their links, and links to additional resources in the sidebar right here on the NC Homeschool-ology website.