Your EdVenture Awaits!

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Homeschool Learning & Enrichment Pods

Pre-K - 6th Grade

+ Jr. High Pod Coming 2023-2024

ENROLLING NOW FOR 2022 - 2023

No application fee for 2022!

Risk-free enrollment!
 
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Providing homeschooling families an individualized, interdisciplinary, globally-focused education that meets learners where they are while inspiring creativity, critical thinking, and community-building.

Homeschool Learning & Enrichment Programs

Supporting you in your homeschool journey.

Roswell, GA

The Learning Pod Experience

EdVentures is a learning pod experience geared to homeschooling families and we offer educational support in their homeschooling journey. Our experience is ideal for families who want a strong social network outside the home, added structure, support in the core subjects, or who have time commitments beyond their homeschool classroom. Our mixed-age approach allows students to accelerate or decelerate as needed to find their personal challenge point. Our theme-based curriculum focuses on the tenets of deeply respecting and understanding our environment and nature, building community through meaningful human connections, and respecting the beautiful array of people and cultures in our country and beyond. We will present a blend of boxed literature-based curriculum along with our own curated resources to create a dynamic, engaging, hands-on, literature-rich, creative program that inspires and excites learning. Our pod supports creative, gifted, and/or engaged learners who love learning, but want a smaller, more intimate, stress-reduced environment.

 

ACADEMIC HYBRID PODS:

Our academic learning pods offer a nurturing, low-stress climate that supports homeschooling families by presenting a student-centered curriculum, individualized academics, and dynamic learning. We pair individualized education at home with opportunities for deep investigations, theme-based learning, and cooperative experiences. We present instruction in the core subjects of language arts, science, social studies, and math. Students also enjoy engaging enrichment opportunities, social activities, art, games, and more! Families will be offered the option to use select from a 4-Day Curriculum Track option to fulfill grade-level requirements in the core subjects (resources and assignments will be sent home on satellite days) or as a 2-Day Resource Track to supplement their own academic program (families will provide their own instruction or activities on satellite days as they see fit). Through this partnership, students are able to build deep social relationships in a relaxed and supportive learning environment that meets them where they are while also maintaining parental freedom of choice in their child's educational plan! As with any learning pod experience, you are your child's primary teacher and the pod helps to support your family's educational goals for your child.

FRIDAY EDVENTURES:

Our Friday EdVentures program is a social and enrichment experience like no other. This program features three on-site mornings per month (9-12) and one “bring the family” offsite field trip. In the course of the morning, students will enjoy a revolving selection of fun, interest-based electives, large and small group activities, games, art, free play, and more. This format allows for students to build deeper social connections than a single-class format and helps to foster a sense of community and belonging.

 

SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP:

Our social membership includes per diem access to our Friday EdVentures along with registration access to planned social outings such as park play dates, field trips, meetups, and even family campouts! This membership is included for all learning pod students, but is also open to non-enrolled homeschooling families.  

 

We believe that students are creative and competent learners who should have the opportunity to learn for mastery, being gently guided towards deep understanding, rather than feeling restrained by the fear of making a mistake or receiving a poor grade. Learning is life...and we learn by working through mistakes...not by being judged by them in the traditional "red pen approach. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENRICHMENT CLASSSES:

Looking to supplement your homeschool program with some fun and engaging enrichment classes? CLICK HERE to check out our a la carte and enrichment course offerings! 

Learning Pod Options

PK/K/TK

Learning Pod

Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten

Wednesdays

A developmental, play based learning pod program that nurtures social development, fosters friendships, establishes independence, and inspires learning through engaging thematic units. We fluidly integrate age-appropriate academics using investigative, hands-on experiences.

Primary

Hybrid Pod

K - Early 3rd

Tuesdays & Thursdays

A nurturing program offering exciting thematic units that develop academic, social, and emotional skills. This program includes instruction in all core subjects by a certified teacher PLUS enrichment and social opportunities.

Elementary

Hybrid Pod

Advanced 3rd- 6th Grade

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Engaging academics, cooperative learning, and community building to inspire and excite! This program includes instruction in all core subjects with a certified teacher PLUS enrichment and social opportunities.

Enrichment Pod Options

Friday EdVentures

K - 6th Grade

Friday Onsite Enrichment +

Family Field Trips

Our Friday EdVentures program is social enrichment at its best! Students enjoy 3 Fridays onsite (3 hours of activities, games, rotating enrichment classes, and more) and one Friday field trip per month! 

A La Carte Enrichment Classes

All Ages

A La Carte Classes &

Enrichment Courses

Looking to supplement your homeschool program? We offer a variety of stand-alone classes and semester-long courses throughout the year. From Spanish to Cake Decorating, there is something for everyone!

We value the voice of the child as it is their voice that is most important in the learning process. Therefore, our pod leaders put less emphasis on the time they spend teaching using their own voice 
and more emphasis on the time learners spend LEARNING using THEIRS!

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Learning Pods

THE PERKS OF PRIVATE EDUCATION
WITH THE CONTROL OF A HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM!

Our mixed-age, learning pod experience allows students the opportunity to learn and work in a social setting for a few days per week while also enjoying individualized education and family time at home. We present a developmentally appropriate curriculum for students in pre-kindergarten through 6th grade. We meet students where they are by presenting an adaptive curriculum that builds confidence and self-esteem by supporting learners who may need help filling in the gaps while allowing advanced learners to progress at a more accelerated pace. We offer two academic track options: a 4-Day Academic Track to satisfy grade-level requirements (2 days onsite, 2 days curriculum for you to use on satellite days) and a 2-Day Resource Track (2 days onsite; no curriculum sent home). We believe effective learning and deep social relationships are best forged when children are given the opportunity to collaborate, connect, and get creative in small settings. Often, we get caught up the idea that children need "lots of friends" or that "socializing them" means herding them in a large group. But if you think of our own preferences, most adults enjoy intimate encounters with friends or a quiet working environment over large, crowded, anxiety-inducing settings where personal connections and the ability to focus are constantly being interrupted. Our "micro-model" offers a perfect blend of social interactions in an intimate setting where students can enjoy learning, playing, and growing together.

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”
~Plutarch

Our Environment

RESPECTFUL - CONSTRUCTIVE - COZY - CREATIVE

Our environment offers a cozy, home-like setting that allows students to learn in a calm, inclusive, and relaxed setting that bolsters confidence, creativity, and collaboration. Our community is helpful and respectful and our students embrace that each friend learns at his/her own pace. Our students are kind, gentle-hearted, and ready to embrace new friends! Our enrivonrment is learner-centric and adapts to their style. In addition to tables and chairs, we have couches, mats, and other comfy spaces to work.  Like many urban spaces, we are limited in outdoor space - therefore, we do as most families do - we take advantage of local parks, greenspaces, and trails for our daily dose of nature and gross motor play. Our small pod sizes help forge deep social relationships among our students and families. We embrace a culture of diversity, tolerance, and respect for all. We believe children are competent, creative, and collaborative learners who thrive when given the opportunity to explore in a comfortable, caring, and calm (but FUN!) atmosphere.

Playful Kids

“Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write and count. It is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace that is right for each individual child. Earlier is not better”
~Magda Gerber

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Our Leaders & Guides

INVESTED IN SUPPORTING HOME EDUCATION

We believe in investment. When selecting pod leaders and learning guides, we look not only to qualifications and experience, but also to their support and enthusiasm in our philosophy and vision. We deeply understand that parents are ultimately in charge of their child’s education, and we are invested in supporting parents in that responsibility. Our leaders embrace the notion that a child’s learning experience should be appropriate for his/her personal developmental level, not necessarily their age. This means that they are willing to set aside “old-school” teaching habits to create and curate the most meaningful, engaging, and customized curriculum for the students currently in their pod. Our pod leaders provide an educational experience that allows children to explore, learn, and grow in a way where they can thrive socially, cognitively, and emotionally. Pod leaders hold a minimum qualification of a bachelor’s in education (or closely related field) and have extensive experience working with students and families. Learning guides have a background in education, child or human development, or personal experience in homeschooling.

“Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.”
– Anonymous

Our Curriculum

INTERDISCIPLINARY, GLOBALLY-FOCUSED CURRICULUM THAT MEETS LEARNERS WHERE THEY ARE!

We believe in the natural curiosity and competency of children, and we strive to encourage, not quell, these innate traits! Our interdisciplinary, globally-focused approach inspires and excites learning! We support our parents' mission in home education by presenting a curriculum that integrates state standards fluidly through engaging unit studies, "living" books, interactive learning centers, and collaborative projects. Our developmental, hands-on approach fosters confidence, self-esteem, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication. We provide instruction in the core subjects using a complementary blend of program-created resources and literature-based boxed curriculum. Parents have the option to use our 4-day academics track to fulfill grade level requirements (2 days onsite, with 2 days of take-home assignments) or as a 2-day academic resource. We are engaged and creative learners who aren't afraid to get our hands dirty! We have a high level of social interaction to ensure students have ample opportunity to strengthen social, emotional, and communication skills in the formative years. We also provide numerous opportunities for family interactions, experiences, and adventures to foster a lively sense of community.

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“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”~ Stacia Tauscher

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Our "EdVentures"

YOUR EDVENTURES AWAIT!

We promote a high level of community-building and experiential learning through social enrichment and off-site "EdVentures." Our EdVentures range from specialty classes to social meetups at parks or docent-guided field trips at museums or nature centers, to apple-picking in the mountains. These events help students and families build deeper relationships with one another while exploring our beautiful community together. They also create a schema for future learning that is unparalled to anything that can be learned in a classroom. We know that children thrive in green settings where they can move, play, and explore more freely than when confined indoors. Therefore, most outings will be nature-focused, taking us to parks, nature centers, local trails, ponds, etc! We will also enjoy several "Day Away" trips throughout the year in which we venture a little further to experience life beyond the city! Families will also enjoy two campouts per year. Mmm...who's in for S'mores? As homeschoolers, we understand that family is a top priority, therefore, all of our EdVentures are open to the whole family!

Restore balance. Most kids have technology, school and extracurricular activities covered. It’s time to add a pinch of adventure, a sprinkle of sunshine and a big handful of  outdoor play.”
-Penny Whitehouse

Our Learners

CREATIVE, COLLABORATIVE, COMPETENT

We embrace diversity in all forms and aim to provide a warm, welcoming, and nuturing environment for all, sparking a sense of acceptance, compassion, and community spirit. We are a space for creative thinkers who love to learn. Our ideal learner is creative, constructive, and intellectually curious. They enjoy collaborating with others, getting their hands dirty, and diving deeply into subjects of interest. They love nature and are drawn to the outdoors and STEAM-centered learning. They seek creative independence, extended periods of investigation, and a community who supports their intense will to learn. Our learning pods accomodate mild degrees of neuro- and/or academic diversity, including dislexia, gifted, processing disorders, managed ADD/ADHD, or learning challenges. Though we are not specifcally trained in special education, we are happy to pair with your chosen support services. We are not trained or equipped to handle behavioral challenges or disorders.

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The goal of early education should be to activate the child's own desire to learn.
-Maria Montessori

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Our Families

BUILDING COMMUNITY

Our families are all homeschooling families who have joined in voluntary association to educate their children in a community setting. Our ideal parent understands that children have an intense and innate desire to learn. They understand that children can, and will, construct deep learning willingly when offered the right tools, space, time, and circumstances. They understand that the traditional model of education works well for many students, but stifles, crushes, and causes intense anxiety for creatives and intellectuals. Our parents realize that anxiety and fear are the antithesis of a constructive state of learning and they prohibit optimal development. Our families are diverse, respectful, and inclusive. They promote a sense of community and belonging, respect cultural differences, and embrace the individuality of children. They are helpful, community-oriented, and generous with their time. Our families share a common goal: to help children thrive. Our families are willing to step in and step up to assist in the program. Each family will be asked to volunteer one day per semester. Parents may also serve as learning guides in elective classes. And of course, additional opportunities will be available throughout the year to join the fun!

“Don’t wait until your child’s school understands how important green time is for their growing minds.  Today, leave the homework untouched, in favour of outdoor play and real-world learning.”
~Penny Whitehouse