I’m SO excited to announce that after so many years of mainly “keeping the fun in Philadelphia,” All Around This World is finally opening its entire set of courses for online subscription. That’s right, everything! Now anyone with internet access, anywhere in the world, can sign up for All Around This World courses, and also “come to class” with me, joining Livecasts from my classroom. **
I’m calling this online class project “EXPLORE EVERYWHERE,” based upon a test run of an online curriculum I shared several years ago with homeschooling families.
** Priority enrollment for the upcoming debut season of all Explore Everywhere courses — 12 weeks of classes, starting with Livecast classes April 16th/17th/18th — opened on Wednesday, April 8th and closes at the end of the day Wednesday, April 15th. Students who sign up for any course in that period, at any price will get priority access to Zoom login codes for livecasts and weekly e-mails with special information about each week’s featured country and extra perks. **
As you may know, Around This World’s core curriculum consists of 12 individual courses; 10 based in geography — Africa, the Caribbean, East and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Oceania and the Pacific Islands, South and Central Asia, West Asia and the Middle East, the U.S. and Canada, Western Europe — and 2 that leap across international borders –- “Everything is a Drum” and “Connecting the Dots.” And, brand new!, “Scattered Among the Nations,” introducing multicultural Jewish music from five continents. Each course introduces 20 – 25 songs that originate from the region/s and 10 kid-friendly cultural experiences for all to enjoy.
Kids, infants to 9, will enjoy the live classes. the multimedia lessons in each course offer ample material for 5-9 years to use as a jumping-off point for ’round the clock learning.
Families can register for any of the courses individually, for a one-time fee, or they can choose the primo “Explore Everywhere” option subscribe the entire kit-and caboodle, getting All-Access to the 12 main courses. Top price for that plan is $5 a week but every course will be available on a pay-what-you-want/free-for-those-in-need basis — no one turned away for lack of funds! I will keep that option open at least as long as we’re all stuck inside.
I’m really proud of the All Around This World curriculum, and am overjoyed to finally have the opportunity to share it beyond the classroom. I know you’ll enjoy the courses, and get a kick out of meeting me “in person” by joinging the livecasts. I look forward to seeing you in class.