What Is A Learning Pod?
Aspen Learning Lab’s Pods are ideal for small groups of two to six students who are looking for a collaborative, social, and engaging learning environment. Learning Pods meet either in-person or remotely, led by one of our expert teachers for either Homeschool, Microschool, Enrichment Classes, Tutoring Support, or for those families looking to supplement their child’s Remote Learning. Learning Pods are ideal for those seeking to foster social and emotional growth in conjunction with academic development.
“All learning has an emotional base.”
A Learning Pod might be a fit for your family if you want:
• A small group educational setting that incorporates social, emotional, and academic development.
• A collaborative and social learning environment.
• A customized approach to learning at an affordable cost.
• A variety of enrichment options.
How To Start A Pod?
Step 1: Select Your Pod
Step 2: Getting to Know Your Pod
Step 3: Teacher Selection
Step 4: Learning Plan & Goals
Step 5: Let the Learning Begin!
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What Makes A Successful Learning Pod?
Dynamics of a Pod are important for social, emotional, and academic growth for all participating families. Before creating your Pod, we recommend considering the following:
- Do all of the children know and enjoy working with each other?
- Do all of the parents have the same academic, social, and emotional goals for the Pod?
- Is everyone in the Pod committed?
Need assistance? Our team of experts can help guide honest conversations with your Learning Pod to help start the year off right. Contact us for more information!
Frequently Asked Questions about Learning Pods
What type of programming is available to Learning Pods?
Aspen Learning Lab currently offers Homeschool, Microshool, Enrichment, and Tutoring programs for Learning Pods. Depending on the level of customization and learning approach your group is seeking, we are confident that we can provide an existing or fully customizable curriculum that will meet the needs of your group!
What if I have a group bigger than six?
If you have a group of more than six students in adjacent grade levels, we recommend a co-teacher to support your Learning Pod. A co-teacher will provide optimal student-teacher ratios so that all students can receive personalized attention in your small group setting.
How should I go about organizing my Learning Pod?
We highly recommend creating your learning pod with families you know well. It’s important to have a conversation with potential families about shared values and each participating student’s learning styles and goals to ensure you are all aligned throughout the process. Participating students should all be within one adjacent grade-level of each other for Learning Pods with one facilitating teacher. Each Learning Pod can have between two to six participating students. At Aspen Learning Lab, we’ve been facilitating Learning Pods since well before the pandemic, and our team is here to help guide and support you in the process of creating an exceptional learning experience for all families and students. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you are seeking support in the early stages of assembling your group, we’re here to help!