Homeschool of the Redwoods: Orientation

 
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Part 1: Complete Your Registration

1. HOORAY! YOU'RE IN!

We are going to have SO much fun talking about homeschooling. I can’t wait to learn more about you, your children, and your family’s homeschooling needs. This Welcome Page was created to help you get oriented to the course format. Take a few minutes now to learn how to join the Facebook group, and don’t forget to mark your calendars to remind yourself to attend the Live videos, participate in discussions, and complete assignments!
 

2. JOINING THE GROUP

The entire course will be facilitated inside a Facebook group. You will be responsible for checking in daily to view new posts with articles, quotes, tips, inspiration, and suggested assignments. You must first be a member of the group. 

Make sure you answer the questions, letting me know if your Paypal email/name is the SAME as your Facebook username. If I don’t know who you are, I can’t add you to the course! When I verify your payment, I will admit you to the group. Sometimes this takes a bit of time, since I manually add everyone to the current roster. If there is a slight delay, please be patient with me. There will be no actual course material in the group until the first day of class, so I promise you aren’t missing anything until Day 1. 

3. ABOUT THE WEEKLY GUIDES

Every Monday inside the Facebook group, you will see a link to a Google Doc with your assignments for that week. Once you open this document, you will be able to type in it directly by saving a copy for yourself, or you can choose to print it out.  

4. ABOUT THE LIVE VIDEOS

All of the main video instruction will be streamed Live, right inside the group, on Wednesdays (as listed in the syllabus). These videos will not always happen at the same time, but they will be scheduled 24 hours in advance so that you can plan ahead. Other pre-recorded video materials or extra, shorter Live Q&A sessions will be posted if the need arises.

5. ABOUT THE GROUP DISCUSSIONS

The Facebook group will be a vibrant, active community filled with inspiring quotes, discussion topics, motivational challenges, and more, posted daily. I do ask that you “like” the posts as you read them, comment yourself on at least 5 posts, and reply 5 times to someone else’s comments every week. The more you participate, the more fun and dynamic the group will be!


Part 2: The Course Syllabus 

Take a minute right now to open, save, and/or print your SYLLABUS and mark down the dates of the live videos. It is your responsibility to make note of the information on this syllabus and to remember to attend or watch the videos and keep up with the course content.

The last day for content is December 31, 2018.

This is the last day for videos and course content. This deadline is firm, so please do not ask for extensions or use the group space to complain or vent about being busy. We are all very busy with our families, and we all are responsible for our own work and our own plans. After the course ends, you will be left with a beautiful online community to continue to inspire and support your journey.

Part 3: Course Expectations & Privacy

Participants Rights and Responsibilities

Facebook: Participants must have access to Facebook to enroll in the community. Participants will receive access to a secret Facebook group upon enrollment. Access to this Facebook group will continue for as long as as participant chooses, unless a community standard is violated. Aubrey Hargis will moderate this Facebook group until the end of the course. At that time, the group will decide how to move forward. If a participant chooses to leave the Facebook group early or if the participant’s access to Facebook is suddenly removed or suspended, there will be no course refunds. 

Course Materials: Course materials will be available until the ENDING date listed on the syllabus. AT THIS TIME, THE COURSE CONTENT {VIDEOS AND DISCUSSIONS} WILL BE DELETED. It is each participant’s responsibility to download or print the course materials during this time. Course materials will not be given to the participant in any form following the completion of the course.

Privacy: All materials shared as a part of this course are subject to copyright. Participants may NOT share course materials in any form, for any reason. Sharing of course materials may lead to penalties under the law. Participants are also banned from sharing Facebook group discussions or pictures of others. This material must stay in the Facebook group. If a participant shares group materials outside of the group, the participant will be immediately removed from the course. 

Refunds and Removal: No refunds will be issued after a participant has enrolled in the course. If extenuating circumstances occur, including severe illness or a death in the family, a participant could be placed in another section of the course at a later date. Switching to another course will only occur at the discretion of Aubrey Hargis. Removal from the course without refund will occur immediately if a participant shares course content. Removal can also occur at the discretion of Aubrey Hargis for any violation of community standards.

Community Standards: Every participant in the course must abide by the following community standards:
• Participants will act with grace and courtesy within the group. This includes refraining from name calling, profanity, disrespect, and judgment.
• Participants will refrain from harassing behavior including soliciting members for any offer, sharing affiliate links of any kind, or posting content unrelated to the course within the Facebook group.
• Participants should remember that everyone is here to support each other on their Montessori journey. The Facebook group is not the place to fight or discuss topics unrelated to Montessori.
• Participants will contact Aubrey Hargis privately via email or private Facebook message if they have a specific issue with the course or another participant. However, Aubrey Hargis is not available to answer specific questions about a participant’s Montessori journey or space in private unless the participant has paid for a private coaching session.

Coaching Sessions: Aubrey Hargis will offer private coaching on a case-by-case basis. Contact Aubrey personally for availability. 

Disclosures: Limitation of Liability. By enrolling in this course You agree that You are voluntarily and unequivocally waiving any potential claim against Aubrey Hargis for liability to You. We are not liable for damage or injury to persons or property arising from any use of any product, information, idea, or instruction in this course or contained in the other materials provided to You. SPECIFICALLY, WE ARE NOT LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, CLAIMS, DEMANDS OR CAUSES OF ACTION, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE, AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THIS COURSE OR ITS CONTENT.

Ownership: This course is conducted and owned by the Child Development Institute of the Redwoods.

Any Questions? Contact Aubrey (aubrey@childoftheredwoods.com

P.S. Don't forget to join the group! Scroll back up and click Request to Join Here! I am waiting for you inside the discussion forum.