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Laura Ferejohn

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An after school self-directed learning program for K-12 students, using internet resources such as TED, Khan Academy, and more

I work at a nonprofit working with no- and low-income families in Orange County, California. We offer informal, after school programs and tutoring , but want to introduce a curriculum that allows our kids to discover the value of education thru directed play and access to internet resources and onsite tutors. We would love sample programs and curricula, resources, suggestions and advice. Please become members of our virtual advisory board.

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    Apr 3 2012: Website with Free eBooks: http://www.gutenberg.org/

    Hope this helps your cause.
    • Apr 4 2012: Thanks, Kevin! This is a fantastic resource! And it includes books in so man y different languages.
  • Mar 26 2012: I appreciate it! If we do it right, I hope that we can help them learn how to find out about things that interest them on their own with or without our presence. The plan is to give them the critical thinking skills necessary to make them curious, informed citizens who look at the world as a work in progress that they can impact through positive actions. Because our students are in poorer schools, they don't always receive the most innovative or challenging lessons and that can leave them with the impression that they have no choices and no power. But they have both. We want to show them the options and let them show us what they learn.
  • Mar 26 2012: Actually, in addition to adding "life,", I deleted 2 words--"after school." Instead of a self-directed learning program AFTER school, why not have that be how all of their learning comes about?

    I realize that after school time is the focus of your non-profit. I'm just voicing a thought.
  • Mar 25 2012: Instead of:
    "An after school self-directed learning program for K-12 students, using internet resources such as TED, Khan Academy, and more,"
    How about:
    A self-directed learning program for K-12 students, using internet resources such as TED, Khan Academy, life and more?
    • Mar 25 2012: Hi, Sara, I'm not sure I understand the distinction with the addition of the word "life"? Could you expand a little? I'm intrigued.
  • Mar 15 2012: Pl check out this web site...it may give you some solution....www.designmate.com/