Special May Session of Online Learning, Plus New Summer Courses

Posted on: 04/20/2020 Back to all blog posts

As it becomes increasingly clear that schools are not going to reopen this spring and that summer camps and programs are not going to be open or take place, the Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community is adding more and more online courses.

To augment the special spring courses we added last month, we are offering some short-term courses in our new special May session. Our special spring session was such an enormous success that we decided to offer a few more courses, designed to bridge the gap between the end of spring and the beginning of the summer semester. These courses are on such diverse topics as Hinduism, comparative governments, and the Battle of Gettysburg. We hope to add more courses in more subjects in the next two weeks.

In addition to the special May session, we are adding summer session courses. Michael Clay Thompson has added a writing course, designed as an essay-writing boot camp of sorts, and Allen Gross has added twelve options for math courses—six to prepare students for the academic year ahead, and six to help them review the previous year, which many students who did not finish out the school year may find extremely beneficial. Ingrid Klass has crafted two short workshops: one on Jainism and one on Buddhism. As always, other courses will be announced as soon as we have complete details to share.

As this crisis continues and deepens, the Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community will stretch our resources to try to help as much as we can with more and a greater variety of online courses. Children may not be going to school, but there is no need for them to have to pause in their intellectual growth and academic achievement.

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