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How To Homeschool In California

If you’ve been considering homeschooling and aren’t quite sure how to get started, this post will give you enough information and options to make an informed decision about your child’s education. You may consider this one of the most important decisions you make as a parent, and Method is happy to help you find the right fit for both you and your child.
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Learning Pods

The Benefits Of Independent Study Learning Pods

What's A Learning Pod? Learning pods or learning hubs have been popping up all over the country due to the pandemic and are reimagining the idea of both virtual and in-person learning. Learning pods provide smaller groups of students with a safe environment where they are supervised and supported by teachers while at the same time offering the flexibility of online learning. While learning pods were a quarantine staple, many families and communities may be wondering how they can gain the familiarity and results of a learning pod while still receiving a standards-driven, high-quality education.
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How California Assembly Bill 130 Affects Independent Study (NCB) Charter Schools

  California Assembly Bill 130 (AB130) provides extensive revisions to current Independent Study law, which affect non-classroom-based charters and their day-to-day operations. The key elements of the bill affect how Master Agreements are written, the availability of live instructional sessions, and process for re-engaging students.
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Independent Study

Things To Consider When Making The Move To K-12 Independent Study

If you’ve been considering your district’s independent study option for the 2021-2022 school year, you may have a lot of questions about what independent study is and how you can tell if your child is receiving a high-quality independent study experience. One thing to keep in mind is that independent study and distance learning share a lot in common, but there are some key differences. You’ll want to ensure that your child’s experience is a high-quality independent study experience and not simply “school online.” As long-time members of the independent study space, Method Schools has spent years refining the key elements of a quality independent study program.
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adaptive curriculum

3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Curriculum

Few things can be more daunting than choosing a curriculum for your child. The challenges are limitless—is the curriculum standards-aligned, is it aligned to your values, will it help your child and their unique learning style, and is it adaptable? There is definitely no single answer to the curriculum question. And it’s likely that there is no single curriculum that will be perfect for your child. The key is to get the most of the curriculum. 
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