Micro-schools (learning pods) and Blended Learning

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They want to go to school.
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A blend between homeschooling and private schooling, micro-schools retain the curriculum freedom and schedule flexibility characteristic of homeschooling. Micro-schools may be teacher led or parent guided. ​

Technology has the potential to decentralize K-12 education and make it more learner-directed, upending a top-down system in favor of individual autonomy and self-determination. But the technology can’t do this alone. It requires a learning environment that fosters creativity and curiosity, using digital platforms and supportive adults to facilitate exploration and discovery. ​

Micro-schooling is the reinvention of the one-room school house, where class size is typically smaller than that in most schools (15 students or less in a classroom) and there are mixed-age level groupings.

Classes can be taught using a form of blended learning, though not all micro-schools focus on technology in the same ways.

Micro-schooling is viewed as a replacement for various school paradigms that are standard worldwide. ​

Micro-schooling is seen as being in between homeschooling and private schooling and is designed to offer a full-year of education at around $10,000 or often less.

Its growing popularity stems from a general dissatisfaction of how schools (public and private) often structure their content.

Homeschool families are drawn to the idea because of how micro-schooling establishes a core set of learning experiences similar to what might be found in normal schools that parents can then expand on and individualize for their children. ​