Learning with eTutor
The eTutor curriculum meets National
Goals for Learning and Common Core Standards in the areas of Language
Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, including twenty-three
subjects. It is designed
for students from kindergarten through grade twelve and can be adapted
for the adult learner.
eTutor provides age appropriate lesson
modules which teach ways to understand more difficult
concepts. When the student approaches a more difficult problem,
perhaps in Physics, Economics or Politics, they may recall
earlier learning that can provide a way to solve such a problem.
Often students have difficulty linking previous
learning to newer concepts.
The eTutor curriculum is a continuum
that begins in the early years and progresses through a life time.
While there is much overlap in subjects, we find it helpful to know
that the simple task for the young learner of pushing a truck up
a ramp (inclined plane) is a basic concept of physics that he
will revisit many times in his educational experience. Although
our students may find the words physics, economics and politics
hard to know and understand, we as educators must be aware that these
are subjects to be included in any well rounded curriculum.
We want students to have a solid foundation in all subjects in
order to meet success in their later learning experiences.
In Physics for example - Simple
machines teach about principals of physics.
In Economics - Most young children
play store and, the boys especially, like to play with trucks.
Transportation fits into Economics, as does going to the store.
Politics - The idea of choice is not
new to our young learners and although we might not call it
politics, the idea that they might choose one pet over another or one
friend out of many, is an example of politics. Our young
children vote every day on things in their every day lives.
As the student progresses through the
eTutor curriculum the courses required may be somewhat different than
what they would experience in a regular public or private school.
Subjects are integrated across the curricular area.
For instance, Algebra is often labeled….pre-Algebra, Algebra
or Algebra I and II, or Advanced Algebra.
In the eTutor curriculum, algebraic concepts are taught
throughout the subjects, Computation, Estimation, Data Analysis,
Measurement, Ratio and Percentage, and Geometry.
eTutor recommends Algebra at the eleventh grade, as the course
covers the basics to calculus.
Knowledge Headquarters has developed a unique and innovative
model for creating the eTutor educational content.
The company launched LessonPro at www.lessonpro.net
in 1999 as a new and promising application for writing online K-12
educational coursework. The purpose of the web site is to promote the
highest standards for Internet-based instructional content to the
educational community. Teachers
from across the nation write lesson modules using the LessonPro
template and can use their lesson modules, without cost, for their own
teaching. Only those
lesson modules that meet the standards of excellence for eTutor are
used in the eTutor Program. The
result of this innovative approach to curriculum development is a
curriculum that is rich and varied, where each lesson module has its
New Lesson Modules were added
to eTutor this month.
Over 3400 Lesson Modules
are included in the
eTutor Lesson Library!
Join the eTutor world of learning today to view
the lesson modules.
Creating Web-Based Instruction
Writers continue to submit interesting
and engaging lesson modules. Just a few this month:
- Economic Markets
- Expressions and Equations
- The Processes of the Water Cycle
- The World of Solids
- Lateral and Surface Areas - Volume
- Methods of Proof
We hope you will take the opportunity
to use LessonPro. There is no fee for using the template.
We want educators to begin to see internet learning as the source for
all of their instruction.
If you have questions or comments,
please contact us. We hope you will join The Writers' Circle