Monique Christensen for School Board

Today’s post is dedicated to a very special lady who I am honored to call my friend. Monique Christensen and I first met through our involvement with our respective state coalitions and then continued on to serve together on the National Coalition for Public School Options. Over the years, Monique has continued to pursue her […]

Red Ribbon Week 2012

Red Ribbon Week is celebrated this year from October 23-31 and this year’s theme is “The Best Me Is Drug Free. Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program, which reaches millions of Americans during the last week of October every year. It’s a week to participate in community anti-drug events […]

Book Love: A Book Parents Are Sure To Love!

* Melissa Taylor, owner and author of Imagination Soup has written a book: Book Love: Help Your Child Grow from Reluctant to Entusiastic Reader. Book Love is a playful, animated book for parents with children who don’t like to read. This book offers lots of great ideas that bring you back to the basics, which […]

Colorado Virtual Academy Parent-Led Learning Cooperatives

* Co-ops are a great way for families who school their children from a home base to come together in a physical setting to learn.  In Colorado Virtual Academy (COVA) we use the K12 curriculum to educate our children. Through these parent-organized and parent-led co-ops, COVA families meet weekly to complete lessons in Science, History […]

Colorado Commemoration Event

Today at Civic Center Park in Denver, The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) and The Denver Post present Colorado Remembers to honor first responders. Learn more about CELL and today’s event at COLORADO REMEMBERS. Below are some lesson plans to help you help your children better understand the events of September 11, 2001. National September 11 Memorial […]

Back to School for CU Boulder Students

* Colorado’s flagship university, CU Boulder, begins its fall semester today! I’d like to wish CU students a very successful year of learning and discovery. May this journey be full of academic achievements, discovering your career path, and personal growth. Getting involved in student groups/clubs enriches the academic and social experience, and the numerous volunteer […]

Apps Apps and More Apps

Here are some great apps to download on your phone for on the go, anywhere, anytime learning! Evernote– awesome note-taking app Dropbox– is a great program that syncs your files between all your computers and makes them available on your smartphone. Facebook Apps for eLearning-A list of 20 educational apps. K12 Apps for K-8 K12 […]

Steve Spangler- Science at Sea Alaska 2013

I’m a huge fan of Steve Spangler’s books, experiments, and events! For the 3rd time, the Spangler Science Team is taking their seminars to the seas!  Check out Science at Sea- Alaska 2012 for all the details of this trip. I attended Science in the Rockies 2012 and I know first-hand the passion Steve has […]

Having a successful school year schooling from your home base

The 2012-13 school year begins in just a few weeks; our start date is August 20.  Being a veteran Colorado Virtual Academy parent/learning coach/mentor to 3 children, I have found over the years that getting organized helps to ensure a successful school year.  I’d like to share with you a post I wrote last year […]

Our K12 Materials for the 2012-13 School Year are here!

* It never gets old; the UPS guy pulls up to our home with our K12 school materials and the excitment is just like it was the very first day we received our school materials back in 2004. In our online school, we receive all of the materials we will need from K12 in order to have a […]

Rachel: Perspectives of Online Schooling: Students tell us their opinions about online schooling

* Monday, Rachel shared about her experiences at the 2012 Annual Family Reunion and today I am thrilled that Rachel is joining us again to share her article from her journalism class. A little about Rachel, a 2012 Colorado Virtual Academy Graduate: I’m going to start my journey at Aims Community College, and then transfer to […]

Tillie Elvrum talks about the 2012 Annual Family Reunion

* Yesterday, Rachel shared about her experience at the 2012 Public School Options Family Reunion and today Tille Elvrum is sharing about her time at the reunion.  Tillie is a good friend of mine and VP of the Colorado Coalition of Cyberschool Families. Tillie is also a Mentor for her 10th grader who attends Colorado […]

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