Making A Difference
One Education at A Time
EMPOWER OUR STUDENTS WITH THE TOOLS NECESSARY TO GROW, LEARN & SUCCEED
Student life in our learning community puts our students in the center of their learning. They are the designers and masters of their education, which in turn makes them the owners of their future. As parent/educators, we simply help to mediate the process. Inclusiveness is one of the core principals that NM Homeschool has been built upon, this is inclusion of both students and parents as educators.
It is important to develop a sense of community where a child feels a sense of belonging because it is in these environments their creativity can shine and learning is no longer a chore but a fun activity. We offer several classes that are program structured for students to complete at their own pace but the core curriculum we teach our children is developed by learning the different types of learning and what is best for each child.
At New Mexico Homeschool, we understand that each of our children have individual wants and needs and that learning can only be fostered from a feeling of mutual respect and compassion. We maintain those values in everything we do. The 21st century demands change and no longer should students be the receiver of an education created by adults, we want our education to be redesigned to allow for a much greater focus on what and how the students are wanting to learn and base our teaching methods on the needs and strengths of each student.
We are committed to creating an educational atmosphere that keeps our children engaged and makes school time an exciting experience, each and every day.
We want our children to understand everyone is unique and has a place in this world.
We are creating a pedagogy of inclusive teaching and learning practices that are project and competency-based; this requires our children to own their learning. These methods are intended to empower students to tackle challenges and take on experiences that may be new to them, while keeping learning fun and dynamic.
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Participation is Easy
We are a homeschooling co-op which means we are a group of families who meet together and work cooperatively to achieve common goals. ... All of our activities and classes are led by parents.
The Covid 19 pandemic ushered in a new era for all education establishments. We were forced to become familiar with the "Virtual Classroom" but we worked together and the kids adapted well. Reach out and ask how we did this.
We take inclusion and innovation extremely seriously here and integrate these two concepts in everything we do. We offer our homeschooling parents, "Parents as Educator" course led by a certified Microsoft professional in order to unlock your technological potential.
What are the benefits of choosing a co-op??
A homeschool co-op can help both parents and students alike. They can help expand the knowledge base of an individual homeschool parent, allow parents to share their expertise with others, and provide student opportunities that would be difficult to achieve outside a group setting.
1. Promote Group Learning
A homeschool co-op provides an opportunity for homeschooled children to experience learning in a group atmosphere. Young students learn skills such as raising their hands to speak, taking turns, and waiting in lines. Older students learn more advanced group skills, such as collaborating with others on projects, class participation, and public speaking. Children of all ages learn to take instruction from someone other than a parent and to respect teachers and fellow students.
A homeschool co-op can also make what might be a boring class at home alone a much more enjoyable endeavor. It’s a relief for students not to be the one expected to give all the answers. It's also a learning experience for them to get other students' input and perspective.
2. Opportunities to Socialize
Homeschool co-ops provide socialization opportunities for both the parent and the student. Meeting on a weekly basis provides students with the opportunity to forge friendships.
Unfortunately, students may also discover that a co-op presents the opportunity to learn to deal with peer pressure, bullies, and uncooperative students. However, even this downside can lead to valuable lessons that will help kids develop the skills they need to deal with future school and workplace situations.
A regular co-op schedule also allows moms and dads to meet other homeschooling parents. They can encourage one another, ask questions, or share ideas.
3. Shared Expenses and Equipment
Some subjects require equipment or supplies that can be expensive for a single family to purchase, such as a microscope or quality lab equipment. A homeschool co-op allows for shared expenses and pooling of available resources.
If it is necessary to hire an instructor for classes that parents feel unqualified to teach, such as a foreign language or a high school level science course, the expense can be shared among participating families. This makes it possible for many parents to provide top-quality classes.
4. Some Classes Are Difficult to Teach at Home
For younger students, homeschool co-ops may offer enrichment classes or those that require more preparation and clean up than everyday studies. These courses may include science, cooking, music, art, or unit studies.
Homeschool co-op classes for older students often include lab sciences, such as biology or chemistry, advanced math, writing, or foreign language. There are often opportunities for students to take classes that function better with a group, such as drama, physical education, or orchestra.
Because someone outside your immediate family is setting the schedule, a homeschool co-op can provide a level of accountability. This accountability makes co-op an excellent option for classes that may fall by the wayside at home.
Students learn to take deadlines seriously and stay on schedule. Even students who don’t mind telling a parent that they “forgot” their homework are usually much more reluctant to make such an admission when called on in a classroom setting.
While homeschool co-ops aren’t for everyone, many families find that sharing the load, even with only two or three other families, has benefits for everyone involved.
Edited by Kris Bales
Hernandez, Beverly. "5 Benefits of Joint Classes in Homeschool Co-Ops." ThoughtCo, Aug. 26, 2020, thoughtco.com/homeschool-coops-benefits-of-joint-classes-1833641.
What's The Price
The price for our educational resources are currently dependent on the type of resource you would like to access. We are currently an HSDLA discount group and therefore offer our HSLDA members access to all resources for only $10 a month. Those who are not HSLDA members can access our resources, per class or packaged deals. Our goal is to not make money, our goal is make sure that families have good, quality resources for their homeschooling needs.
I offer each course as a class for our cooperative members and also a shortened version directly from this website.