Modernity facilitated

Modernity Course Facilitation 2023-24

Our facilitated course is a new way to experience Modernity. It complements our self-paced course by adding the following benefits꞉

  • facilitator to answer student questions
  • schedule of lessons
  • Zoom discussions of lesson content
  • assistance with projects & portfolios
  • comments on submitted work
  • dashboard of completed assignments
  • notification of missing coursework
  • recordings to catch up

Description

Use this service regardless of the format in which you purchased the curriculum—DVD, USB, digital or streaming. Facilitation for a course does not include the curriculum itself, which must be purchased separately.

Our facilitators are homeschoolers very familiar with our courses and instructors. They have set up a “flipped” classroom environment with multiple options for support.

How it Works

Students get access to a private discussion group on My Compass Classroom, where they will also have access to a list of assignments to complete as part of the curriculum.

Here’s the range of activities like from a student’s point of view:

  1. Watch the video lesson from American History.
  2. Read the Student Reader.
  3. Have a question? Ask in the group. (See example.)
  4. Participate in written discussions to reinforce each lesson. (See example.)
  5. Join Zooms with the facilitator about every other week. See schedule below.
  6. Work on the quarterly projects when directed. (Lab materials sold separately.)
    1. Use the facilitator’s notes to guide you.
    2. Share your final projects with other students during the Zoom calls.
  7. Mark assignments from the curriculum complete. (See example.)
  8. Upload select assignments for comment. (See example.)
  9. Review comments on uploaded work. (See example.)
  10. Parents can see assignment completions and comments and use them for marking grades. (See example.)

Schedule

Zoom sessions will be held 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM CST on Fridays.

  • Week of Aug 14: Setup/Orientation
  • Week of Aug 21: Lesson 1 [Zoom on Aug 25 at 2:30PM CST]
  • Week of Aug 28: Lesson 2
  • Week of Sep 4: Lesson 3 [Zoom on Sep 8 at 2:30PM CST]
  • Week of Sep 11: Lesson 4
  • Week of Sep 18: Lesson 5 [Zoom on Sep 22 at 2:30PM CST]
  • Week of Sep 25: Lesson 6
  • Week of Oct 2: Reformational Imitation [Zoom on Oct 6 at 2:30PM CST]
  • Week of Oct 9: Lesson 7
  • Week of Oct 16: Lesson 8 [Zoom on Oct 20 at 2:30PM CST]
  • Week of Oct 23: Lesson 9
  • Week of Oct 30: Lesson 10 [Zoom on Nov 3 at 2:30PM CST]
  • Week of Nov 6: Lesson 11
  • Week of Nov 13: Lesson 12 [Zoom on Nov 17 at 2:30PM CST]
  • Week of Nov 20: Thanksgiving Break
  • Week of Nov 27: Lesson 13
  • Week of Dec 4: Speech on Tradition [Zoom on Dec 8 at 2:30PM CST]
  • Dec 11 – Jan 7: Christmas Break
  • Week of Jan 8: Lesson 14
  • Week of Jan 15: Lesson 15 [Zoom on Jan 19 at 2:30PM CST]
  • Week of Jan 22: Lesson 16
  • Week of Jan 29: Lesson 17 [Zoom on Feb 2 at 2:30PM CST]
  • Week of Feb 5: Thesis Outline
  • Week of Feb 12: Lesson 18 [Zoom on Feb 16 at 2:30PM CST]
  • Week of Feb 19: Lesson 19
  • Week of Feb 26: Lesson 20 [Zoom on Mar 1 at 2:30PM CST]
  • Week of Mar 4: Spring Break
  • Week of Mar 11: Lesson 21
  • Week of Mar 18: Thesis Paper [Zoom on Mar 22 at 2:30PM CST]
  • Week of Mar 25: Easter Break
  • Week of Apr 1: Lesson 22 [Zoom on Apr 5 at 2:30PM CST]
  • Week of Apr 8: Lesson 23
  • Week of Apr 15: Lesson 24 [Zoom on Apr 19 at 2:30PM CST]
  • Week of Apr 22: Lesson 25
  • Week of Apr 29: Lesson 26 [Zoom on May 3 at 2:30PM CST]
  • Week of May 6: Lesson 27
  • Week of May 13: Hour Project [Zoom on May 10 at 2:30PM CST]

 

 

Looking for more help this year? Facilitation is offered for the following courses:

 

Additional information

Age

14+

Age/Grade

Credit

Designed to fulfill the credit of the self-paced course (sold separately).

Credit Amount

Length

Resources, discussions, and meetings available from August 15 to June 15 (10 months).

Format

– Moderated discussion group on MyCompassClassroom.com
– Zoom meetings (optional)

FAQ

What is included in a facilitated course?

  • Membership in a private discussion board where students can post questions at any time for a direct response.
  • Written discussions for each lesson in the curriculum, created by the facilitator on the discussion board.
  • Live bi-weekly Zoom discussions on lesson content led by a facilitator.
  • Online courseware with steps for all assignments in the curriculum. Students mark these complete or submit documents for review by a facilitator and grading by the parent.
  • Review of submitted coursework by the facilitator to make sure it meets the assignment guidelines.
  • Weekly reports of submitted assignments sent to parents.
  • Access to recordings of live discussions, Q&A sessions, project workshops, and other live webinar events.

For more details about facilitation for a specific course, click one of the subject tabs next to FAQ above.

What is the difference between a facilitator and a teacher?

We use the term facilitator because our teachers—Dwane, Dave, Jonathan, Kurt, etc.— still handle the instruction through their pre-recorded videos (sold separately). The facilitator, on the other hand, makes learning the content and walking through all the assignments easier.

Our facilitators are homeschoolers who have used the curriculum extensively themselves!

What if I have more than one student who wants to take a facilitated course?

Facilitation is priced per-student, per-course. So if you have two students who want to participate in the facilitated course for Modernity, you would input a quantity of 2 when checking out. The cost would be $50 per month.

 

Is the curriculum included?

No, it is not. Curriculum videos and/or books must be purchased separately. Facilitation works with your new or existing curriculum purchase in any format—DVD, USB, download, or streaming.

How are assignments and grades handled?

Facilitation does not include grading of individual assignments, tests, or projects. Grading ultimately remains  the responsibility of the parent. However, the facilitator will review all submissions to make sure they meet the assignment guidelines and are ready for parent evaluation. All work submitted within our courseware is held for parent review, and will be scored on a pass-fail basis only. At any time, parents can contact the facilitator to adjust a score to reflect their assigned grade.

Can I begin facilitation after August?

You can begin facilitation at any time. While these courses are aligned with the academic year, there are two ways that you can use the available resources:

  1. The facilitator is able to help with any lesson in the curriculum, so your student can ask questions at any time in our private discussion boards.
  2. You will have access to all written discussions and recorded video meetings, project workshops, and help sessions conducted by the facilitator. You can catch up at a pace that works for your family.
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