NeS online classes are now offered as a membership at natureglosescience.com for the following self-paced video guided class types:
2). Science - Marine Biology, Herpetology (reptiles & amphibians), Botany, & Geology
All NeS classes are offered as a 1-year membership. All classes are video-based and taught by Gloria Brooks aka NatureGlo, a veteran K - 12 teacher since 1996. Class content is available for up to a year from the date of enrollment.
You can view the class catalog here.
NatureGlo's Bi-monthly live classes meet at set dates and times with NatureGlo using the Zoom live classroom. Students are given the Zoom live links. Links are included for computers, phones, and other mobile devices. The classes are for students to both showcase their class work or projects to the rest of the members. It includes Q & A with discussions about topics of interest within NatureGlo's MathArt or Science online courses.
NeS classes are taught from a neutral worldview, or non-religious point-of-view so that students from both faith and non-faith worldviews can feel comfortable together in a class setting. NatureGlo does not teach origins in her classes. Religions or worldviews are NOT to be discussed or debated in NeS classes either in the live classroom setting, or in any of the class comment sections or other NeS student sharing platforms.
NatureGlo's eScience is a class/curriculum provider, lead by instructor, Gloria Brooks. Therefore, NeS is not a school and cannot be accredited. Parents can save student work completed in NeS classes in a student portfolio for their state requirements.
No. NatureGlo’s private school teaching experience has always been and continues to be liberated from standardized education and teaching to the test. All of her curriculum, since college graduation in 1996, has been creatively written by her and piloted with her students throughout her teaching career. We believe that learning should go beyond the standards, not by measuring and tediously comparing our curriculum to the standards, but, by being liberated from them. Only then will their be adequate time to exceed them. The teacher should be free to teach according to how the students best learn.
Yes, however, parents are the record keepers as NeS is a class/curriculum provider. Check with your state homeschool requirements for science and math and adjust your chosen NeS class study to those requirements. NeS lessons, class work, and live class hours can potentially be applied as credit to any high school math and science curriculum you are currently using. All NeS online classes (live or recorded) have more than enough content to fulfill work for a substantial amount of credit hours. Parents and students simply record how many hours of work are put into each lesson per course or stand-alone lesson.
Class work includes total participation in viewing recorded lessons to their entirety, participating in the bi-montly live classes, completing the study guides, doing the Quizlets (if provided), viewing all content given per lesson (web pages, downloads, and videos) on NeS’s Virtual Library of web resources.
Credit hours can also include student completion of multiple short projects or one lengthy project per class. Student project and activity ideas are usually available per lesson taught from that lesson’s web resource page on the class NeS Virtual Library.
You'll need a high-speed Internet connection. You can use any device with a microphone and a webcam. Most laptops, tablets, and phones come with a built-in camera and microphone. NeS uses Zoom for the live bi-monthly classes. The Zoom live classroom has webcam and microphone capabilities. NatureGlo uses both her webcam and microphone to communicate with students. Students, likewise are given permissions to turn on their webcams and mics to answer questions, do a show and tell, make a presentation or share other class-related content.
NeS is built on a Wordpress platform using the LifterLMS course content builder or LMS (Learning Management System) plugin.
Yes and no. NatureGlo doesn’t personally grade student work, however, study guides can be used by parents, many of which include answer keys, for grading. Also, many lessons include an online automated program called Quizlet which offers online games, flashcards for study and an automated graded test which parents can use to collect grades per lesson. Parents and students are responsible for recording the Quizlet and or study guide grades by tallying them all up at the end of the course to get a final grade average for the course. I offer a certificate of completion for all 6-week classes.
This does not apply to Schoolhouseteacher families. Schoolhouseteacher students get one account per family, get access to the comments but NOT the forum. The forum is for NeS MathArt & science 1-year membership paying families only. Schoolhouseteachers parents are welcome to join my Homeschool Math & Science free closed group here. I hope you can join us!
Account Set-up for One Child
If you have just one child using the membership, I would suggest using the child’s name and either your own parent email or your child’s own email.
Account Set-up for Multiple Children
For setting up multiple child email accounts, each child will need their own separate login email and password. Parents can create several free sub-email accounts within a free Gmail account or another email provider. I'm not aware of any other email provider that offers sub-email accounts under one email account, but they are probably available. Please research your own provider if yours is different or you don't want to use Gmail. Google the latest instructions with the search, “How to set up sub-email accounts in Gmail (or your chosen provider).”
After each child’s email account is set up, contact me at gloriabrooks@natureglos science. I will provide you with pre-paid membership vouchers per child account. Let me know how many children you are ready to set up accounts for and enroll and I will email you that number of vouchers for the membership.
NatureGlo loosely uses and mixes in eclectic teaching methods including: Charlotte Mason (note-books), Montessorri (multi-ages), Unschool (student project choices), Open Classroom (resource guided) and learner-led.