This section covers general questions about the program such as getting started, duration of lessons, curriculum, etc. Click on the questions below to expand and view each answer.
Please refer to each course's Curriculum, Description, About the Teacher, and Resources sections for specific information and details about each course's lessons and content. Generally speaking, our courses contain:
Curriculum. As a parent, you are well aware of the time, effort, expense and frustration that goes into finding a professionally developed curriculum which optimizes your children´s study time and potential, focuses on what is truly important in the 21st century, and one which is provided by experienced educators to meet or exceed state standards while cutting through the senseless and irrelevant clutter. When you purchase access to a Lernsys course, you are ensuring that each minute spent learning new concepts and information is time well spent and that each lesson is productive and helping achieve your child´s full potential.
Video-lessons. Our video-lessons are now the leading standard in the industry and developed by top educators in their respective fields of expertise. They deliver clearly defined lesson objectives, goals, and deliverables via a well-defined academic plan and structured approach. If you have tried "free" online solutions in the past, you know how frustrating and time-consuming it can be to find good quality lessons that actually follow a sequential pedagogic approach, and not simply "loose" lessons created and uploaded by pseudo-educators who often lack any real qualifications, state-issued certifications or degrees, let alone any actual classroom experience. Your time is very valuable; your children's education priceless. Cheap and stitched together solutions found on the web can do lasting harm when important concepts are not properly learned and mastered at the right time. Having to "unlearn" concepts not properly mastered is a common complaint many students voice after having tried over-the-counter "solutions". Our lessons are developed by qualified educators with actual teaching experience, some even from Ivy League universities such as Harvard, Columbia, and Berkeley, among other world-renowned institutions, and who often hold multiple certifications and degrees such as Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Education (M.Ed. or Ed.M.), and even EdD or PhD's.
Worksheets and Activities. Each course includes worksheets, activities and practice material to ensure that each student not only understands and fully comprehends each lesson, but is able to master it. Most parents who homeschool or spend time helping their children with school related work face a daunting challenge: Ensuring that questions, exercises and problems accurately match the new material taught. However, this is seldom the case when pulling together material from different sources. Typically, exercises and worksheets found online seldom serve as true counterparts, thus creating a serious problem for students who often become disengaged and frustrated, blaming themselves for not being able to solve problems which may not truly reflect the new material learned in the first place. When you purchase a Lernsys course, you will no longer have to worry about spending valuable time trying to piece together and accurately match lessons with exercises.
Follow-along Activity Review Videos. Finding quality worksheets, exercises and practice material can be very useful if it helps learn and master a new concept. But what happens when the student does not arrive to the correct answer and cannot figure out where the mistake was made? Either you are burdened with the task of figuring out the error, or the student becomes frustrated and loses interest. To deal with this very real and common dilemma, nearly all of our academic K to 12 courses include step-by-step tutorials where teachers review each worksheet or exercise and review the answers step by step. This is extremely helpful for two reasons. Firstly, students get a chance to go over new concepts recently introduced and to see them apply in actual real-world scenarios. Secondly, if the student does not arrive to the proper answer or solution correctly, the teacher will explain the solution step by step, giving the student a chance to understand where the mistake was made, correct the work and make adjustments as needed.
Quizzes and Tests. Digital quizzes and tests not only ensure that students aren't attempting to skip over entire lessons, but they also validate that students have comprehended the new material well and can now master it. Our digital quizzes and tests also serve as actual evidence that the student is progressing well which is important since many school districts across the U.S. and Canada require parents who homeschool to provide evidence of testing being conducted as part of a well-defined homeschool program. This information must often come from a third-party or independent source. The Lernsys System auto-corrects all digital quizzes and tests.
Resources. Parents often spend considerable time looking for additional resources, thinking creatively how to extend concepts in new ways beyond the classroom. Under the course's "Resources" section, you will often find material for parents which can include tests and quizzes' answer keys, additional exercises, worksheets, and cool ideas for parents who want to share activities with their children in creative ways. The "Resources" section is password protected and only parents can access it.
Please refer to this page for further information: Grade Tracking