Upcoming Outschool Classes
Tinkercad: Basics of 3D Design by Tirre' Logston. Ages 8-13
Learn How To Code Minecraft in Unity 3D! (Beginner) by Jon Lopez. Ages 10-15
Prek and Kindergarten Letter Camp; Music, Rhymes, Fingerplay, Craft, Show & Tell by Sharon Gustin l 30+ years teaching experience . Ages 3-7
Fun With Animals and Reading Comprehension Skills by Miss Kaylee. Ages 6-10
Learn to Play Ukulele! Age 7-9 by Matthew Mueller. Ages 7-9
Piano Primer III - Intro to the Staff by Elizabeth (BFA, MAE). Ages 4-8
What is Outschool
Outschool is a high-quality online purveyor of 100000+ video chat classes for K-12 science, art, mindfulness, languages, social studies, life skills, and more!
To access class credits for your child:
1) Sign the Outschool waiver on your dashboard.
2) Request codes here.
3) Follow the instructions emailed to you with the access codes and begin accessing up to $250 per child of free content per plan year.
IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES
If you have any issues redeeming your free codes, please email email@example.com
ELIGIBILITY & GUIDELINES
1) If you're eligible for Trust Fund benefits and have a child aged 3-18, you're eligible to access the Outschool access codes.
2) Eligible Postdocs can access up to $250 per child plan year (9/1-8/31). Codes are available on a first come, first served basis. For this reason, the Trust Fund cannot guarantee access to Outschool codes.
3) Esigning the Participant Authorization is required in order to access Outschool Wallet funds.
4) Outschool codes can be used to pay for any classes or tutoring sessions on the Outschool site. Once you exhaust the $250 maximum per child plan year allotment from the Trust Fund, any remaining course costs are your responsibility.
5) The Trust Fund is not responsible for the content, presentation, distribution or administration of Outschool classes.
How can I find classes?
You can search for activities by subject, learner, class time, class format, etc. You can also sort classes by the most popular. You can learn more about the teacher through their bio, and you can read reviews from other parents and children who have participated in that class previously. Be sure to check the materials list for classes before confirming enrollment to make sure that you have everything needed to participate fully. Once you register for Outschool, make sure to remain opted-in to receive personalized recommendations by email. This is a great way to discover exciting, new opportunities for your learner!
Can my child attend class without their video/audio enabled?
For safety, we do require that learners meet with each teacher over video chat at least once. This can be a quick check-in at the beginning of class to allow the teacher to confirm your learner’s identity. We encourage learners to enable their audio/video during the rest of class to create a more social experience for all learners, but it’s not required.
Are my kids safe at Outschool?
Yes. Learner safety is our top priority. We have strict Community Standards that we ask all families and educators to uphold. If you observe behavior that goes against these standards, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to read more about how we make sure Outschool classes are safe and secure for every learner.
What kind of quality or vetting do you do for your classes?
We screen all of our teachers to feel confident they are offering a legitimate and quality educational experience. The teacher application process includes a background check and manual review of all listed classes. We require teacher training on safety, privacy, and content policies, as well as extensive optional trainings on best-practices around online pedagogy, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and more. Rather than attending all the classes ourselves, we offer a review system so parents can share their experiences and learn from each other. We don't require any particular teaching credential, because we believe that many adults can offer great learning experiences based on their interests and expertise. We also have a dedicated class quality team focused on coaching teachers on our site.
What technology do I need for Outschool?
You'll need to use a device with a microphone and a web cam. Most laptops, tablets and phones come with built-in camera and microphone these days. If you enroll multiple learners in one class, each should have their own device. Read more about the technical requirements.
How does Outschool handle time zones?
For every user (teacher and parent) we calculate their timezone based on their location in account settings, or if that's not available then based on their browser timezone. We show all times to each user based on their local timezone. If the timezone is a handful of standard ones like America/New_York, America/Chicago, America/Los_Angeles, we'll display it as "5:00 am Eastern" or "Central" or "Pacific". In all other cases, we'll use the name of the city that the time zone is named after, e.g. "5:00 am Shanghai time" or "Sydney time". One detail to keep in mind about time zone changes: if an Arizona teacher has a class series that crosses a daylight savings boundary, they may see their class as happening at 10am every week, but for parents in California that class will be at 10am before the change and at 11am after (or vice versa). Read more about time zones and time changes.
What should I do if I need assistance on the platform?
What if my child joins a class late?
If your learner has not joined the meeting 10 minutes after the class’s start time, the meeting may be cancelled, at the teacher’s discretion. This is considered a missed meeting and you are not entitled to a refund.