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Virtual Schooling : A Guide to Optimizing Your Child's Education

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ISBN13:

9780230614321

ISBN10:
0230614329
Format:
Trade Paper
Pub. Date:
6/9/2009
Publisher(s):
Palgrave Macmillan

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This is the edition with a publication date of 6/9/2009.
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Summary

Today, millions of school-age children are learning outside of a traditional classroom and using cutting edge educational options. Policy experts predict that in a decade half of all education will be delivered virtually. InVirtual Schoolingthree top authorities help you navigate the fastest growing movement in education -- regardless of whether your child attends public school, private school or is home schooled. You'll discover how to: Find opportunities and programs to optimize your child's learning, strengths and aptitudes. Create a personalized learning plan for your child, which can remove barriers, ignite their passions and propel your child to new levels of learning. Prepare your child for success in the workplace in any future economy.

Author Biography

Elizabeth Kanna founded homeschooling.com a decade ago and is involved in every facet of education, from school board president of a Californian virtual learning academy to author of books on homeschooling. Christina Culver is a policy person who was in the first Bush administration and who later implemented the No Child Left Behind Law. She is on the board of many education related foundations.  Lisa Gillis is a director at Insight, an educational program overseeing California’s alternative schools. A recognized go to expert on virtual schooling, Gillis has developed many successful school models. All have homeschooled their children.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Education of the Future-Here Todayp. 5
What is Virtual Schooling and How Does It Work?p. 25
Getting Startedp. 45
Personalized Learning: Getting to Know Your Unique Learnerp. 73
Virtual Schooling and the Elementary Yearsp. 91
Virtual Schooling in the High School Yearsp. 117
Your Virtual Education Quick-Answer Guidep. 139
Comprehensive Virtual Schooling Resource Guidep. 169
Notesp. 221
Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 225
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