What are NatureGlo's eScience (NeS) online classes?
It's a 1-year membership for the following self-paced online video courses:
1. MathArt (integration of math, science, art, and history)
2. Science - Marine Biology, Herpetology (reptiles & amphibians), Botany, & Geology.
3. Many lessons include subject connections in reading, writing, history, geography, art, poetry, culture, and math.
What worldview are NeS classes taught from?
NeS classes are taught from a neutral worldview, or non-religious point-of-view so that students of faith and non-faith 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 classes either in the live classroom setting, or in any of the class comment sections or other NeS student sharing platforms.
Is NeS accredited?
NatureGlo's eScience is a class/curriculum provider, lead by instructor, Gloria Brooks. Therefore, it 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.
Does NeS teach according to standardized education and the Common Core?
NatureGlo has always been and continues to be liberated from standardized education, the Common Core, and "teaching to the test". All of her curriculum, has been creatively written by her and piloted by her students throughout her teaching career since 1997. Learning should go beyond the standards and being liberated from them saves time and energy to adequately exceed them. Gloria is free to teach according to how the students learn best and avoids coercive educational fads.
Can middle and high school students get credit for taking NeS classes?
Yes, parents are the record keepers as NeS is a class/curriculum provider. Check with your state homeschool requirements for science, math, other subjects and adjust your chosen NeS class studies to those requirements. NeS lessons, class work, and live class hours can potentially be applied as credit to any high school curriculum you are currently using. All NeS online courses have plenty of 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.
Class work includes total participation in viewing recorded lessons to their entirety, completing the study guides, doing the Quizlets (if provided), viewing all content given per lesson, and completing student projects.
What technology do I need for NeS online student self-guided courses?
You'll need a high-speed Internet connection. You can access the online courses using any updated device.
What courseware does NeS use?
NeS is built on a Wordpress platform using the LifterLMS course content builder or LMS (Learning Management System) plugin.
Does NeS offer grading services?
NatureGlo doesn’t personally grade student work, however, study guides can be used by parents, many of which include answer keys, for grading. Student projects can also be graded using a parent chosen rubric. 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 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.
What supplies do students need for NeS courses?
- High-speed wireless Internet
- Blank notebook for note-taking and journaling per class or a 3-ring binder divided up by tabs per class
- Portfolio - manilla folder or other chosen way to keep papers organized
- A mechanical or regular graphite pencil with a good eraser. It's suggested that students use a pencil for both journal sketching exercises and note-taking as it's easy to erase mistakes.
- Colored pencils
- Optional: other coloring media including paint, crayons etc.
- Optional: camera and video recorder
What teaching/learning methods and homeschool styles does NatureGlo use?
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), Learner-led and Unit Study styles.
How do I get a refund?
NatureGlo's eScience offers a 14-day money back guarantee.
You can try NatureGlo's eScience math and science annual membership for up to 14 days. If you and or your learner are not satisfied with the classes, you can cancel anytime before your 14-day period. Use the contact form on this site or email Gloria Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a refund.
Do you still have a question I didn't answer?
Contact me using the Support Desk chat box on the lower right-hand side of this website. I'll be in touch within 24 hours.