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Classes for parents on educating your child.

This week, we have another exciting line-up of live, online classes for parents and students (pre-K through high school) featuring math, chess, reasoning, and more! Classes pick back up on Wednesday due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. These classes are FREE and open to the public. Please help us get the word out by sharing this with your friends and family. We are delighted to step in and fulfill the educational need in your children’s lives!

To sign-up, just select the class title or image below!

This Week’s Schedule

Wednesday, May 27

Office Hours with Hope, Our Lead Teacher

  • 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT
  • For parents of Pre-K – 8th graders

Office Hours

Have questions about teaching your child at home that only a teacher can answer? Concerned that your child may fall behind while school is closed? Looking for tips and ideas to engage them (and minimize those eye rolls)?

Hop on with Hope, mom, certified teacher and Testing Mom’s lead teacher. Hope and our Parent Success team will answer your questions and point you to the exact TestingMom.com resources that can use right now.

 

Career Day: Being a Documentary Film Maker with Documentarians Alison Reid, The Woman Who Loves Giraffes, and Trey Borzillieri, Evil Genius

  • 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
  • For students in 3rd grade – High School

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

We invite you to join us for this popular series exploring careers you may be considering. Being a documentary filmmaker doesn’t just mean retelling actual events in a movie format, the narrative must be compelling. Sometimes this means adding fictional aspects to your story to keep the audience engaged. Documentary filmmakers must harness the same tools as other cinematic filmmakers, but they must balance their art with truth.

Learn from two successful film documentarians what you should study in school, how to get your first break, what it takes to be successful in this field, and more. Aspiring filmmakers: join this workshop if you love Ken Burns, PBS and true stories brought to life by talented film documentarians.

 

How to Prepare for the IOWA/ITBS Test with Karen Quinn

  • 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
  • For parents and their children who will be taking the test within the next 2 years

ITBS Test Prep

Join us as we cover each type of question on this commonly given achievement test and discuss how best to prepare for it. In this session, we’ll go over everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the IOWA/ITBS test, strategies for handling the different types of questions, and you’ll get answers to all your own questions about this test as well.

 

Thursday, May 28

Mastering Math Word Problems with Kara, our Lead Math Teacher

  • 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT
  • For students in 3rd grade – 6th grade

Math Word Problems

Word problems can be the trickiest part of math class for many children. Even if your child is a good at math calculations, solving word problems requires much more. Kids who struggle with reading also struggle with math word problems. Even strong readers need to learn how to translate the language in a math word problem into math vocabulary and number sentences.

In addition, students that are challenged with focus and self-control can get distracted by the words in a problem, rush through them, and either skip important parts of the of the problem or find themselves unable to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information in the problem. In this class, we will teach your child important tips and tricks for approaching, working through and solving math word problem.

 

Beginning Chess with Movement with chess coach, Carlos

  • 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
  • For students in Pre-K – 3rd grade

Kids Chess

Watch and see how your child can learn to play chess during this high energy class. You and your child will discover the joy of chess and learn how singing, dancing and fun stories pave the way to a wonderful learning experience. Your instructor will be Carlos, who has instructed over 10,000 students and has coached many national chess champion chess clubs!

 

Unlocking Autism – Part 2: How to Improve Language Skills, with Dr. Marion Blank

  • 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
  • For parents of children with autism

Unlocking Autism

In Part-2 of this 5-part series, you will learn from Dr. Marion Blank, author of Spectacular Bond, and one of America’s leading experts in autism. She will give you a roadmap to follow in order to help your child achieve their potential.

Over the course of 5 sessions, we will cover what to do after your child has been diagnosed with autism, the importance of slow and steady planning at the beginning, how to help a child on the autism spectrum improve their language abilities, how to teach reading to children with autism (even those who are non-verbal), and how to establish calm, productive relationships with children on the autism spectrum, which is critical to accomplish so that learning can begin. The last session will be devoted to the questions you have after you have participated in these workshops. Please join us for this important lecture series and invite any of your friends who have children with autism.

 

Friday, May 29

How to Solve Patterning and Serial Reasoning Questions with Karen Quinn

  • 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
  • For students in 3rd grade – 9th grade

Serial Reasoning

The ability to recognize and create patterns helps us make predictions and create order based on our observations. This is an important skill to have for math, science, language, thinking and more. In addition, you can be sure that for school or taking tests, you’ll need to know how to solve patterning questions with shapes and figures, math, and more.

In Part 1, you will learn tips and tricks to help you think through and solve nonverbal patterning and serial reasoning puzzles that come your way. In Part 2, we will tackle math and linguist patterning and serial reasoning problems.

 

Daily (Monday – Friday)

Story Corner

  • 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
  • For small children ages 2 – 7 and their parents

Story Time

Language and vocabulary practice are important for kids from ages 2 – 7. As a parent, you’re stretched in so many directions right now. We want to give you an easy way to keep your kids learning (and get a break for yourself). Plus, who doesn’t love a good story?

Daily, join us for story time. Your kids will love the chance for an extra story, and you’ll get the opportunity for a breather while they build their abilities in listening, focus and vocabulary. We’ll handpick our favorite stories and share ones your kids will enjoy and remember for years to come!

 


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Online Classes for Kids

What is Testing Mom?

Testing Mom is the leader in online learning and test prep. Our fully accredited after-school learn at home program includes access to over 35 top educational programs, 3 libraries with over 17,000 online books, over 100,000 practice questions, interactive games, free classes, lessons for your kids, and access to 1-on-1 expert tutors.

What skills will my child develop?

Our skill-building academy – included with your Testing Mom membership – comes with access to over 35 additional educational websites (see the list inside – our partners will shock you!). These expert-selected programs develop language and reading comprehension, mathematics, science, social studies, financial literacy, and even technical skills like programming.

How can my child get started?

Sign-up for one of the webinars above! These classes are led by some of our education experts and provide an entry point to the wonderful educational enrichment experience here at Testing Mom. Contact the Parent Success Team at any time with questions regarding how we can help your child’s education by emailing help@testingmom.com.