Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida Inc.

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Home Education is a parent-directed educational option that satisfies the requirement for regular school attendance. Florida Laws protecting home education became effective in 1985. Parents have the freedom to determine their child's educational path and the plan for reaching their goals. Students have the opportunity to explore and learn at their own pace, in any location or at any time. Home education students are able to enter institutions of higher learning and are eligible to participate in the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

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Volusia , Seminole, and Orange County

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Florida activates website for free children's meals during coronavirus school closures

State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said Sunday that the state has activated its Summer BreakSpot website where families can find free meals for kids under 18 during the coronavirus school closures.

Families can go the website here to find a location in their area. As of Sunday, Fried said there are 934 locations active statewide, which will increase.

Quarantime Online school with Science Mom and Math Dad M-F 11-1p.m. EST

School has been canceled in more than a dozen states, many of them with very short notice. If you're worried about your child falling behind with their learning or wasting away in front of netflix next week- we're here to help! Join us for a daily show featuring science and math lessons, crafts and games. Hosted by Science Mom and Math Dad, this two hour livestream is a wonderful way to put some fun learning into your quarantine.

Each show will feature a science lesson, math activities, interactive games, and stories.

https://www.youtube.com/sciencemom?fbclid=IwAR3aVHOtBudqbOQa20aH9jyQERY3IH3RrUw9x4J664dVV4EpnlLG-Snds-4

Scholastic is offering free online courses so your kids can keep learning while schools are closed

The educational company has launched a "Learn at Home" website that has daily courses for students from Pre-kindergarten to grades 6 and higher. The website, which is divided into four sections based on grade level, currently has five days' worth of content. An additional 15 days of content is on the way, Scholastic said in a news release. 

    The courses provide approximately three hours of learning per day, including writing and research projects, virtual field trips, and geography challenges. 
    The website is accessible on any device that has internet and no sign up is required. It will remain free and open indefinitely, Scholastic said.

    Cleveland Inner City Ballet to launch Virtual Online Ballet Instruction Program

    Go to the Parent Portal Tutorial below and create an account and you will be able to enjoy the free virtual ballet classes. For more information, visit the Cleveland Inner City Ballet on Facebook to view the video from the director. 

    Parent Portal Tutorial.

    1) Go to clevelandinnercityballet.org
    2) Click on the Parent Portal on the tool bar, on top of the website
    3) Enter your information
    4) Select from files that have been downloaded for you

    You will find that a few files have already been added to get you started.

    Remember our first LIVE ballet class will be Wednesday at 12 noon.

    Khan Academy provides classes ready to go & free template school schedule for Pre-K-12th grade 

    This is a trying time for everyone. As a mission-focused non-profit, it is Khan Academy’s duty to do our part to ensure students keep learning amidst the school closures. We also want to support teachers and parents to the best of our ability as we navigate this crisis together.

    These schedules are meant to be templates that you could adopt as is or copy and modify to better suit the needs of your children, classroom or district. As you see in the schedules below, Khan Academy does have self-paced, interactive content--exercises, videos and articles--for students in every grade and in most major subject areas. It is all free and non-commercial and is made possible by Teachers and parents can also use our teacher tools to monitor progress and assign specific work.  This could be made even more powerful if it is complemented with Google Hangout, Zoom or Skype video conference sessions with teachers and classmates.

    Spectrum to offer free internet access for students due to coronavirus

    Beginning March 16, the company commits to offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don't already have a Spectrum subscription. 

    It is also opening its Wi-Fi hotspots for public use.

    To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Or for more information, click here.

    In response to the virus, Comcast also announced it would offer two months of free internet services to low-income households in its service areas.

    Meanwhile, AT&T said it would waive internet data overage fees for customers who have capped data plans.

    Verizon issued a statement saying it would waive any late fees and not terminate any service for the next 60 days.


    Paris Museums put 100,000 images online for unrestricted Public use

    Free 24/7 Bilingual Helpline Open to Provide Emotional Support during COVID-19 Health Crisis

    Florida Blue is offering a free bilingual helpline to assist all Floridians with the stress and anxiety they may feel during the COVID-19 crisis. The toll-free helpline, a partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health, connects individuals with specially trained behavioral health counselors who can assist anyone experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, trauma, and grief due to the health crisis. 

    24-Hour Toll-Free Helpline

    Free Bilingual Emotional Support 

    833-848-1762

    Storyline Online. Free Literacy Program where actors read to children.

    With school closures around the country due to #coronavirus, please use our FREE children's literacy resource featuring the world's best storytellers reading books aloud. Each video includes an activity guide with lessons for K-5 students to do at home. https://www.storylineonline.net/

    U-Haul offering free storage for students displaced due to COVID-19

     

     

     

    Free Black History Power! With Dr. Chike Akua 6-Day Video eCourse

    Sign up here 

    COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

    This riveting and revealing series of lectures by award-wining educator author and international speaker, Dr. Chike Akua has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of students and those who teach and lead them. Dr. Akua is one of the most sought after speakers at urban schools, colleges, universities and educational conferences. The Black History Power series provides visual documentation of many little known African history insights, contributions and achievements.

    Dr. Chike Akua's Introduction to African Origins Free 6-Day Video eCourse

    Day 1 - Re-membering the Role of History
    Day 2 - African Sacred Science
    Day 3 - African Origins of Our Faith
    Day 4 - Majesty of the Moors
    Day 5 - Wonders of West Africa
    Day 6 - Miracle of the Maafa

    Brain Pop and Brain Pop Jr. Free unlimited Use

    Thanks to Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc.  

    Username: BHCFLStrong

    Password: BHCFL2020

    https://jr.brainpop.com

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    Embry-Riddle Offers Free Online Courses for K-12 Students

    With K-12 schools closing across the country, the world’s premier aviation institution – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – has ramped up free online course offerings on topics ranging from aeronautics and meteorology, to computer applications, history and more. No-cost options are available for the general public as well as Embry-Riddle employees.

    https://www.canvas.net/browse/erau/erau-coppa/courses/aviation-is-your-future

    Planet Fitness free at home workouts

    tune in to Facebook Live for FREE at-home workouts for anyone and everyone. Get moving with our trainers and even some surprise celebrity guests for a 20 minute workout to relieve stress and stay healthy. Let’s workout through this. United We Move.


    Here are 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free

    The 8 Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.

    All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the U.S. News and World Report national university rankings.

    These Ivy League schools are also highly selective and extremely hard to get into. But the good news is that all these universities now offer free online courses across multiple online course platforms.

    So far, they’ve created over 500 courses, of which around 450 are still active. Class Central has made a collection of all these, which you can explore.

    McHarper Manor Offering Free Art Tutorials to keep spirits up and families engaged and creativity flowing.

    FAQ:

    When and Where will the Free Daily Art & Craft Tutorial Be?
    You will find us going live each day 1PM right here on FB.

    How do I sign up?
    No Need to sign up! Anyone and everyone can join!

    What will we be doing?
    These are short, but fun art projects for your children to follow along with us!

    The projects for Week 1 (Start 3/16) include:
    Monday: Drawing and painting watercolor animals
    Tuesday: Peg Dolls
    Wednesday: Painted Canvas Sloth
    Thursday: Chalk Pastel Galaxy
    Friday: Sculpt a friend with Model Magic

    How long will these be?
    Generally 20- 30 minutes will allow us to complete a project, but life happens and we just never know! --- You can always watch later and pause us as your little artist works on their project at their own pace.

    Where can I find the supply list?
    You can find that supply list in this link: https://www.mcharpermanor.com/blog

    What if we can’t make the live?
    We will post it after and you can watch at any time.

    What age range that this is geared toward?
    Our focus is elementary -aged children, but because art is about the process preschoolers & even older kids will enjoy this as well.

    Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video)

    Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home.

    Take a look at just some of Google’s top museums that are offering online tours and exhibits. Museums around the world are also sharing their most zen art on social mediato help people cope with staying home. And if that's not enough culture for you, New York's Metropolitan Opera will be offering free digital shows every night at 7:30 p.m. from March 16 through March 22.

    British Museum, London

    This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. You can also find hundreds of artifacts on the museum’s virtual tour.

    Guggenheim Museum, New York

    Google’s Street View feature lets visitors tour the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase without ever leaving home. From there, you can discover incredible works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary eras.

    National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

    This famous American art museum features two online exhibits through Google. The first is an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including many renderings of clothes from the colonial and Revolutionary eras. The second is a collection of works from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.

    Musée d’Orsay, Paris

    You can virtually walk throughthis popular gallery that houses dozens of famous works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914. Get a peek at artworks from Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, among others.

    National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

    One of Korea’s popular museums can be accessed from anywhere around the world. Google’s virtual tourtakes you through six floors of Contemporary art from Korea and all over the globe.

    Pergamon Museum, Berlin

    As one of Germany’s largest museums, Pergamon has a lot to offer – even if you can’t physically be there. This historical museum is home to plenty of ancient artifacts including the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and, of course, the Pergamon Altar.

    Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

    Explore the masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age, including works from Vermeer and Rembrandt. Google offers a Street View tour of this iconic museum, so you can feel as if you’re actually wandering its halls.

    Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

    Anyone who is a fan of this tragic, ingenious painter can see his works up close (or, almost up close) by virtually visiting this museum – the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.

    The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

    European artworks from as far back as the 8th Century can be found in this California art museum. Take a Street View tour to discover a huge collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs.

    Uffizi Gallery, Florence

    This less well-known gallery houses the art collection of one of Florence, Italy’s most famous families, the de'Medicis. The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 specifically for Cosimo I de'Medici, but anyone can wander its halls from anywhere in the world.

    MASP, São Paulo

    The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is a non-profit and Brazil’s first modern museum. Artworks placed on clear perspex frames make it seem like the artwork is hovering in midair. Take a virtual tour to experience the wondrous display for yourself.

    National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

    Built in 1964, this museum is dedicated to the archaeology and history of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic heritage. There are 23 exhibit rooms filled with ancient artifacts, including some from the Mayan civilization.

    Sadly, not all popular art museums and galleries could be included on Google Arts & Culture’s collection, but some museums are taking it upon themselves to offer online visits. According to Fast Company, the Louvre also offers virtual tours on its website.

    To see more of Google Arts & Culture’s collection of museums, visit the collection’s website. There are thousands of museum Street Views on Google as well. Google Arts & Culture also has an online experience for exploring famous historic and cultural heritage sites.

    Homeschooling in Florida

    1. Submit your notice of Intent

     

    2. Choose your Educational Approach

     

    3. Maintain your portfolio

     

    4. Submit an annual evaluation

     

    5. Preserve your records

     

    6. Submit your notice of     termination