As I’m sure you’re aware, things have been changing quickly at Kinvert and for home schooling in general.
In anticipation of this Kinvert has been building some online courses, and we need testers!
We are taking applications. Those selected get their class for free in exchange for helping test and improve the classes. More details below.
The application can be found here – Application Form.
This applies only to our new online classes. You’ll come in person. I’ll be there with equipment. The curriculum will be online. Just bring your smiles and industriousness.
Who Gets This Opportunity?
First choice goes to families taking Kinvert classes this Fall (2019). They do not have to apply, don’t have to refer anyone, and will get a free course, if they remain enrolled in their current paid classes. They may refer a family if they want so they can take the free class with their friends.
Families not currently in Kinvert classes can apply here (Google Form):
We think we will be selecting approximately 5-10 families on top of the families guaranteed a spot due to their current enrollment.
In addition, they must refer a family who has never taken a Kinvert class before. If the application is accepted, both families will get to take the free class together as Beta Testers.
What is Expected of the Parent?
Here is what the parent will need to do if their application is accepted:
- Refer a family that has never taken a Kinvert class
- Understand these classes are not tested yet, they are in Beta
- Stay in class with their kids each session
- Actively observe their kids taking the class
- Offer suggestions on improvements
- General improvements
- Improvements that would make the class better for their kid specifically
- Help with re-wording etc where needed
What is Expected of Students?
In general they’ll take this class as they would any other Kinvert class.
The big thing is reminding them they are the first ones taking the course. Some things may be mis-worded or unclear.
We welcome their feedback. They are helping take something that is incomplete and improving it to help other kids.
Oh, and have fun!
What Classes Can be Taken for Free?
The ones we know will be ready for testing include:
- 3D Printing
- Robotics – Code Lab
- Robotics – Python
Classes that will probably be ready for testing include:
Classes that might be ready for testing include:
- Rockets/Orbital Mechanics with KSP (Kerbal Space Program)
When and Where?
Classes will be in Clarkston on Ortonville Rd about 3 miles North of I-75. The address will be sent to those we can fit in.
This is on Mondays.
First Class is 10-11AM
Second Class is 11-12PM
Third Class is 12-1PM (we must leave promptly at 1)
The first session will be either Sept 9th or Sept 16th. Classes continue until just before Christmas.