Tutoring, Teaching, Parent Workshops
Writing lesson plans can be daunting. How do you start? What are the differences between goals, objectives, competencies and standards? How much time should be spent on a topic? How much depth is expected?
These are the questions that challenge all teachers, including the parents attempting to homeschool their children. The unit plans and lesson plans are tools that answer those questions. They are forms that you fill out before you teach, giving you a guide for what to teach.
Valerie has taught student teachers at LSU how to write unit plans and lesson plans. She can teach you to do the same.
Other topics that Valerie will explore with the homeschooling parents include understanding the national and state curricular standards, testing of various types, writing and giving tests, preparing projects for and judging at science fairs, teaching using the particular methods for science as well as teaching methods in general, and encouraging reading in the upper grade levels.
And of course, Valerie tutors. Valerie will also coach students who are taking online classes. Prices are determined by your needs, starting at $20.00/hr.
Contact Valerie for group workshops, group tutoring, or indivual sessions.
Articles on Homeschooling
Valerie has posted numerous articles online on topics of interest to students and topics of interest to teachers and homeschool parents. Check out the list of posted articles at Valerie Coskrey's Classroom Tools and Ideas. Keep checking here at this site and at the previous VCCTI link for future articles. Planned for the future are web quests and more information about homeschooling.
Links to Helpful Sites
Valerie compiles lists of links related to homeschooling. Each link was or will have been visited and found helpful in some way. Already there are numerous links at the Homeschool Pages of Valerie Coskrey's Classroom Tools and Ideas, several pages of homeschool information and links.
Here is the latest list compiled. Since Valerie is located in Texas now, the state researched is TX. Topics covered in order of the links are (1) statistics on homeschooling, (2) homeschool law in Texas, (3) coaching for online curricula, (4) online schools in Texas (and elsewhere, just go backwards on the link), and (5) a bit of history on homeschools and the organization HSLDA.
Ad Links for Supplies, Equipment, Software, and Books
Valerie searches for products that she feels will enhance family, teachers, homeschoolers, and education. Then she advertises the merchants and often the product in blog posts and in Valerie Coskrey's Classroom Tools and Ideas.