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Outschool Announces Fall 2017 Classes for K-12 Children(August 24, 2017)
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Outschool, the only marketplace for live online group classes for K-12 children, today announced its current fall 2017 offerings, giving families the ability to choose their own educational paths from more than 1,000 classes, ranging from as little as five dollars for a one-time class to hundreds of dollars for a semester-long course.
Parents use Outschool in several ways to enrich their children’s education – to accelerate their learning in core subjects, fill in gaps in their knowledge, or pursue interests in topics that aren't covered in regular schools. In addition, the breadth of classes offered gives students the chance to make their own choices, and allows them to study traditional subjects in new and interesting ways.
“Our fall 2017 class lineup represents the culmination of our efforts to leverage modern web technology to transform online learning, and bring more educational choices to families and students everywhere,” said Nick Grandy, an Outschool cofounder. “We’re grateful to have partnered with such a dynamic group of inspiring teachers who bring their passion for teaching to our learners every day.”
Outschool’s marketplace approach allows the online destination to attract a wide range of independent teachers, many of whom also teach or have previously taught in public schools. Video chat interaction during classes makes learning much more collaborative and social than other online learning options.
“It was wonderful to have a format where other kids, in addition to the teacher, could be seen and heard,” commented Jen N., a Massachusetts parent. It’s so much better than just watching a video to learn. The instructor was clear and friendly, and kept the subject matter interesting. We’ll be back!”
Outschool’s fall classes include semester long, multi-week and one-time options across key subject areas, from core courses to advanced placement (AP) and unique approaches, including:
- English – Creative writing, English literature, essays, poetry and more, including Books for Powerful Little Girls
- Mathematics – Foundational math skills, algebra, geometry, calculus and more, such as Just What IS Multiplication
- Science – Anthropology, biology, chemistry, physics and more, including The Language of DNA and Proteins
- Social studies – American government, criminal law, economics, history and more, such as Star Wars: Analysis on Many Levels
In addition, Outschool offers an unmatched spectrum of “elective” classes. A few examples:
- Intro to 3D Game Design, Level 1 – Create your own video games using 3D game software
- Minecraft Grammar! – Learn the parts of speech and parts of sentences while engaging in Minecraft quests
- Spy School, a High School Intelligence Course – Delve into the exciting world of espionage
You can see all of Outschool’s fall classes here, where families can search and filter results to find the right classes and teachers for their grade level and individual interests. Classes start on a rolling basis, so there’s always a new class to start.
"I just want to say thanks to Outschool for creating such an amazing platform for students,” said Ryan R., a teacher from California. “I am blown away with what I am seeing in my Minecraft + Architecture History course. I literally have students from opposite sides of the world (in the US and Australia) working together to create amazing projects. The castle complex some of them built together last week was incredible! I can’t wait to see what they build next!”
Outschool is the only marketplace for live online group classes for K-12 children. The website offers parents an accessible and affordable way to broaden their children's education with collaborative and personalized instruction from independent teachers and interaction with their peers. Classes cover all subject areas and are attended by children in every state and 24 countries. Outschool is based in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.outschool.com.
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