OnSchooler Video #1
It's here! The launch of our new vlog: we have over 70 short videos planed to show you what we do, how we do it and why you want to use the OnSchooler system in your school.
Whether you're working with one student or a whole school district, this is the insider info that shows you how to actually use all those "best practices" in education in a logical, coherent, effective way to produce the desired results.
What are the results? Watch the video to see...
Or, if you prefer reading, here's the transcript:
Hi, I'm Cynthia Fischer, founder of OnSchooler and creator of a system of education that actually produces the desired results. If you are as passionate about education as I am let's join forces and totally transform your school.
This is video number one for OnSchooler: this will give you a bird's eye view of what we do and how we do it.
What we have is an E-Learning platform, and a curriculum, and a whole philosophy and method of education that were all conceived at the same time. When you use the platform, the curriculum and the whole methodology altogether, these are the kinds of results that you're going to get.
Let's talk about the type of results you will get.
First of all, all of your students will read younger and more easily.
What exactly does that mean? Well, in a typical school system, only about 30 to 40% of third graders are reading at the third grade level. I'm probably not the first person to tell you that if those are the results you're getting, your system just isn't working....
Here's what you get with on OnSchooler: 90% of your students will be reading at the third grade level by the end of first grade.
That's a pretty big difference. If you never did anything else with our system, if you never used the rest of the program at all, and all you did in your whole school system was change it so that 90% of your students are reading at the third grade level by the end of first grade, I want you to think about how different all of your other results would be.
Here's the second result: Non-English-speaking students fully understand every subject from day one.
About 10% of the students in the US don't speak English as their first language. It's kind of a problem, but we're actually going to turn it into an asset for your school district.
Now, if you've ever lived in another country where they spoke another language, you probably know that even though you studied that language for a long time and you've learned hundreds or a thousand words, you're still missing a lot of what's happening. The speed at which people are speaking in real life is a lot faster than in your high school Spanish class, for example...the idioms that people use in different places, and the slang and the cultural references...you're not going to understand everything that's happening.
And so when students come here to the US, and they don't speak English fluently, they're missing about two to three years of their practical education before they understand enough English to really understand everything that's happening.
That's a terrible idea. It's not working.
So what we do with our system is this: on our platform, all of our lessons can be available in multiple languages.
So you do your lesson in just English, if you only want to learn English (I don't recommend that because that's a waste of your brain) but you can do it in just English, or you can do it in English and Spanish, or English and French, or English and Russian, or English and Korean. Whatever your language is that you use as your primary language, you do that one for the first language of the lesson, and the language that you want to learn you do for the secondary language.
Once you become more fluent you can switch it around so that you're doing your lessons primarily in the language that you're trying to learn, and then you have your own native language as your backup language to help you fully understand everything that's happening.
For example, our curriculum is pretty intense! We're teaching some pretty advanced science concepts, for example, from a fairly young age, and if you don't speak English fluently, you will not understand what's happening.
With our system, with OnSchooler, you can fully understand everything in every subject from day one. This means that your English as a second language students are not missing out and falling behind in school by three years.
Secondly, and I know this isn't the top priority on your mind right now (because right now only 30 to 40% of your kids are even reading English very well at the third grade level), but once you switch over to our system and you start having so much success you'll realize that, actually, learning a second language has been a hallmark of a quality education for thousands of years. For your students to be able to learn two languages at the same time, with no additional effort on your part, just because all of the lessons are available in multiple languages, is a really great benefit for you.
The third great benefit of our system for you is that we have one platform that works for every subject in every setting.
I'm not sure if you've noticed this, but consumers are becoming a little bit more picky and that includes in their school choices. If you have one platform that works for every subject in every setting, then you could really standardize your system of education all across your entire school district (or however large your area). Whether you have students in public schools, charter schools, private schools, home schools, focus schools, technical schools, at any type of school setting, you can use the same platform everywhere.
The platform is so easy to use, we have kindergarten students using it; by the end of the first hour, they can do it completely on their own. But it's also powerful enough to use for adult training, workplace training, just everyday training or complete workplace retraining for a whole new career. It's simple, but it's powerful. You can use it for anything; use it for every subject. Right now you probably have a hodgepodge of different educational systems that you're using. Some of them are really fantastic. There's some really great stuff out there. But, you're setting up a lot of different accounts, you're setting up a lot of different software. Sometimes you have to install different apps or things, and that can become really a problem.
With our system, you don't install anything, you just use it online. You can use it on any computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, really any web connected device at all. So everybody can use it right away, it's nice and simple.
Two more things that you really need to know about the results with our system: