Online Core and Elective Programs (TK-8th Grade)

Discovery of Learning's Online Program is for families looking for an exciting alternative to traditional classroom instruction. 

 

In our 1-2 day (T/Th) multi-age virtual classroom, children spanning 2-4 grades come together for a child-centered, developmental, project-based, hands-on approach to learning. Children are greeted by name when they enter the live virtual classroom and are encouraged to be active members of the online learning environment. Learning takes place at each child's pace, giving them opportunities to choose how to approach the educational concepts and extension activities while being guided with engaging demonstrations and interactive lessons.

 

Children are supplied with basic supplies to participate successfully in the classroom as well as a monthly kit of materials and supplies are provided to help bring our virtual setting to life on both sides of the screen!

Our Online Program Core Subjects: 

In this unique setting, our teachers work collaboratively with students to provide guidance and personalized instruction in Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Art

 

  • Language Arts activities introduce a variety of literary genres and create opportunities to build expressive and receptive Language Arts skills.

  • Math concepts use a play-based method that facilitates learning a variety of math strategies that apply to each child's current math level.

  • Science units feature teacher-created, hands-on, engaging, educational concepts, and project ideas that incorporate the Physical Sciences of Air Pressure, Aeronautics, Physics of Light, Sound and Motion as well as Chemistry with the support of Supercharged Science Curriculum.

  • Social Studies units feature custom, hands-on, engaging, educational concepts, and project ideas, created by our teachers that will take the children around the world to learn more about the cultures, history and geography of various continents, countries, and states.

  • The arts are incorporated into all our daily classes to help bring learning to life for each student.

Our Online Program Electives: 

In our exciting 1 day (Wednesdays) elective virtual class, parents can choose 1-2 elective topics for their children.  Teachers introduce a variety of elective topics in 8 week sessions.  This allows students to learn about a topic in depth and decide if it is an area of interest to continue pursuing or knowledge that has helped develop their general skills. Each program year hosts 4 - 8 week sessions. Additional weeks are added to the session to cover any campus closures through out the year.  Families may opt to enroll in one session or all four, space may be limited and priority is given to *2 day students.  Classes are developed by our online teachers and based off the children's interest, a schedule of courses will be released at least one month prior to the start of each session.

*Families enrolled in our 2 day program may choose 1 elective per session as part of their program.  

Online electives will be offered on Wednesdays, 10am-11:15am and 11:45am-1:00pm (PST).  Classes will be limited to 12 students and number of electives offered will be based on total enrollment each session.  

2021-22 Elective Session Dates
 
Session 1: Weeks of Sept. 13th- Nov. 5th
Session 2: Weeks of Nov. 8th- Jan. 28th (closed 4 weeks for Thanksgiving and Winter Break)
Session 3: Weeks of Jan. 31st- Mar. 25th
Session 4: Weeks of Mar. 28th- May 20th (7 weeks session, closed 1 week for Spring Break)

A Typical Core Program Day at Discovery of Learning

When observing one of our online classes, you will find children engaged in a multitude of educational and community-building activities. Children will be logged on for the full session, with the teacher facilitating break times and encouraging opportunities for movement throughout the session.

The feeling of classroom structure comes from a teacher-led routine, which is flexible and flows with the children's natural development and learning styles. Below is a typical virtual class session routine:

  • Personal Greeting

  • Topic Introduction and Discussion

  • Teacher Lesson

  • Extension Activities

  • Group Sharing/Reflection

 

Online Schedule (PST):

9:00 am - 10:00 am - Math

10:00 am - 10:20 am - Break

10:20 am - 11:20 am - Language Arts

11:20 am - 11:40 am - Break

11:40 am - 12:40 pm - Alternating Science and Social Studies 

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm - Group Reflection/Activity