2022/2023 Elementary Level Classes
Fall 2022 and Spring 2023
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2022/23 Classes for 9 to 13 year olds
2022/23 Middle School/High School Science
Blair's Class List
|Date||Class||Age Level||Class Type||Teacher||Price||Availability||Live Meetings|
|November 30 - December 14, 2022||Plants||Science||7-11||elementary||Live||live||Blair Lee, M.S.||blee||$80||3 spots left||3 spots left||Wednesdays at 10am PT|
|December 1 - 15, 2022||Dinosaurs||Science||7-11||elementary||Live||live||Blair Lee, M.S.||blee||$80||1 spot left||open||Thursday 12/1, 8, 15 at 9:30 a.m. PST|
|January 3, 2023 - February 14, 2023||A Young People’s History of the United States - Part 3 Tuesday Section||History||10-14||middle||Live||live||Alycia Wright, M.Ed.||awright||$150||Space Available||open||Tuesdays 3pm Eastern Time|
|January 10 – May 16 , 2023||Biology 2 - Semester 2||Science||12+||middle||Live||live||Alison Blanco||ablanco||$350||Space Available||open||Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 pm EST|
|January 12 – April 20, 2023||Fundamentals of Physics||Science||10-13||middle||Live||live||Alison Blanco||ablanco||$275||Class Full||closed||Thursdays 3:00-4:00 pm EST|
|January 16-March 12, 2023||Middle School Writing Foundations 1: Note-Taking and Summary||ELA||11-14||middle||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$220||Class Full (Second Session Interest Form Here)||closed||Tuesdays at 11am EST|
|January 16-March 12, 2023||Middle School Writing Foundations 3: Informative Writing||ELA||11-14||middle||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$220||Class Full||closed||Tuesdays at 1pm EST|
|January 16-March 12, 2023||Middle School Writing Foundations 3: Informative Writing||ELA||11-14||middle||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$220||Class Full||closed||Thursdays at 3pm EST|
|January 16-March 12, 2023||Middle School Writing 3 with Sugar Changed the World (Guided)||ELA||11-14||middle||Guided||guided||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$200||Space Available||open||none|
|January 16-April 23, 2023||High School Writing 2 with How Would You Rule? (Guided – No Live Meetings)||ELA||13-18||high||Guided||guided||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$300||Space Available||open||none|
|January 16 - May 31, 2023||The Neuroscience of Stress with Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers||Science||14-18||high||Guided||guided||Dr. Sabrina Weiss||sweiss||$200||Space Available||open||none|
|January 18 - May 17, 2023||Marine Science: The Biology, Chemistry, and Geology of the Ocean||Science||8-12||elementary, middle||Live||live||Blair Lee, M.S.||blee||$425||Space Available||open||Wednesday at 12pm PST|
|January 18 - February 1, 2023||Engineering Basics with Beavers||Science||7-11||elementary||Live||live||Blair Lee, M.S.||blee||$80||Space Available||open||Wednesdays 1/18-2/1/2023 at 10 am PST|
|January 18 - May 10, 2023||Beavers, Flight, Historical Inventions, Dinosaurs||Science||7-11||elementary||Live||live||Blair Lee, M.S.||blee||$285||Space Available||open||Wednesdays 10 a.m. PST|
|January 18 - May 24, 2023||Chemistry 2 Semester 2||Science||12+||middle, high||Live||live||Blair Lee, M.S.||blee||$475||3 spots left||open||Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. PST|
|January 19 - May 25, 2023||Chemistry 2 Semester 2||Science||12+||middle, high||Live||live||Blair Lee, M.S.||blee||$475||Class Full - Second Session Opened||closed||Thursdays at 11am PS|
|January 19 - May 18, 2023||Applied Conservation Biology||Science||9-13||elementary, middle||Live||live||Blair Lee, M.S.||blee||$425||Space Available||open||Thursdays at 1 pm PST|
|January 23 - April 7, 2023||Food: Culture, Health, and Justice||Interdisciplinary||13-18||high||Guided||guided||Dr. Sabrina Weiss||sweiss||$100||Space Available||open||none|
|January 23 - June 30, 2023||Exploring Food Systems With The Omnivore's Dilemma||Interdisciplinary||11-16||middle||Guided||guided||Dr. Sabrina Weiss||sweiss||$180||Space Available||open||none|
|January 30-April 30, 2023||High School Writing 1 with Why Humans Work||ELA||13-18||high||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$325||Space Available||open||Thursdays 1-1:45pm Eastern|
|January 30-May 7, 2023||High School Literature: Author Study on Kurt Vonnegut||ELA||14-18||high||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$350||Space Available||open||Mondays at 3-3:45pm Eastern|
|February 13-April 16, 2023||Middle School Writing with Think for Yourself (Fall 2022)||ELA||11-14||middle||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$220||Space Available||open||Thursdays at 11-11:45am Eastern|
|February 15 - March 1, 2023||Historical Inventions||Science||7-11||elementary||Live||live||Blair Lee, M.S.||blee||$80||Space Available||open||Wednesday 2/15, 2/22, 3/1/2023 at 10am PST|
|February 21, 2023 - April 4, 2023||A Young People’s History of the United States - Part 4 Tuesday Section||History||10-14||middle||Live||live||Alycia Wright, M.Ed.||awright||$150||Space Available||open||Tuesdays 3pm Eastern Time|
|March 20-May 14, 2023||Middle School Writing Foundations 2: Narratives||ELA||11-14||middle||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$220||Space Available||open||Tuesdays at 11am EST|
|March 20-May 14, 2023||Middle School Writing Foundations 4: Introduction to Research Writing||ELA||11-14||middle||Live||live||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$220||Class Full||closed||Tuesdays at 1pm EST|
|March 20-May 14, 2023||Middle School Writing 3 with A Dog in the Cave (Guided-No Live Meetings)||ELA||11-14||middle||Guided||guided||Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason||mparrinellocason||$200||Space Available||open||none|
|March 29 - April 12, 2023||Dinosaurs||Science||7-11||elementary||Live||live||Blair Lee, M.S.||blee||$80||Space Available||open||Wednesday 3/29, 4/5, 4/12/2023 at 10am PST|
|April 26 - May 10, 2023||Flight||Science||7-11||elementary||Live||live||Blair Lee, M.S.||blee||$80||Space Available||open||Wednesday 4/26, 5/3, 5/10 at 10am PST|
Experience & Activities
Blair Lee, M.S. is the primary author of Pandia Press’s critically acclaimed REAL Science Odyssey Series, and she is the author of The Science of Climate Change: A Hands-On Course and Project-Based Learning: Creating a Modern Education of Curiosity, Innovation, and Impact. Blair earned Bachelor degrees in Biology and Chemistry and Master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of California San Diego. She is a passionate advocate of innovative academics using secular materials. Through her speaking and writing, her goal is to empower educators to dare to be innovative and create something unique and academically-rich when handcrafting their child’s journey through learning.
When teaching at her local community college, Blair found that many of her students were lacking in basic foundational science upon entering college. She believes science can be and should be taught from the beginning of a child’s education. She began working with her son and his friends on methods of teaching science concepts usually reserved for high school or college students. The results of her research and writing are REAL Science Odyssey Chemistry 1, Biology 2, Astronomy 1, Astronomy 2, Earth & Environment 1, and The Stargazer’s Notebook—concept-rich, hands-on courses that engage young people’s minds and lay a firm foundation of science concepts. Blair plans on using these same methods while incorporating a project-focus into the online classes she will be teaching.
Blair now spends her time writing science for young people and is currently working on REAL Science Odyssey Biology 1 and Earth & Environment 2. She is also the founder of Secular Eclectic Academic (SEA) Homeschoolers, a supportive community of over 72,000 members that advocates for the exclusive use of secular, academic materials. She spends time in the SEA Facebook group answering questions and offering advice for that community. She lives in California with her husband, son, many dogs, and several guinea pigs. When not homeschooling her son and writing textbooks, she loves to ski, cook (most chemists are good cooks), read, and hike. You can contact Blair directly with questions about REAL Science Odyssey and SEA Homeschoolers at email@example.com.
Books & Publications
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We have thoroughly enjoyed ancient history with Sam Matalone Cook and would love to continue following the history courses under her instruction. Michelle’s writing workshop was a welcomed addition to our semester and the ease of adding on a quick workshop to the semester was appreciated. I do wish that I could take classes, too. The great selection makes me jealous; Fairy Tales and Feminism would be so incredible to join in and to learn with Sam! And the LGBTQ+ history and US courses! Blair’s enthusiasm for science comes across strongly and is encouraging for the young learners. So many great classes- so little time.
Sheila and Elisa
From homeschooling parent classes to learn how to best guide our learners to outsourcing subject classes with passionate teachers, SEA Online Classes have been a vital part of our homeschooling journey. I am so grateful for the variety of subjects offered and for the wonderful team making it all happen. We are happy to support SEA online classes, where we hope to be learning for years to come! Outsourcing some of our subjects has been a positive change to our homeschooling curriculum. It has allowed myself and children to stay on target this year and I’m very appreciative of the teachers and this forum for our learning. Sheila
SEA online classes have a way about them that ENCOURAGES my child in a way that I know that EVERY instructor will bring my child to life, and empower my child to work harder as she WANTS to do her best. I never worry about a teacher who shames or uses cohesion in class. That is a gift! SEA has teachers of very high character and professionalism.
Biology 2 has been a well structured class. The course content and materials cover the subject well and the weekly meetings have been welcomed for continuity. Blair’s enthusiasm for the subject comes across strongly and is encouraging for the young learners. Sheila and Elisa
Online Teaching Policies for Blair Lee
The refund schedule for classes is as follows:
- Before class begins: Families will receive a full refund if they withdraw before the class begins minus a service charge of $25 per class per student if requested within 30 days of purchase. If requested after 30 days from purchase, families will receive 85% of total.
- After class begins: No refunds.
It is important to note that the class has a limited number of slots and once the class begins, it is extremely difficult to then fill that space.
It is important to me that all students have a safe and enjoyable classroom experience, so I have some behavioral guidelines to reach that goal. My general behavioral guidelines are as follows (and will also be announced directly to students in an age-appropriate way):
- Mute microphones if there is excessive background noise.
- No mean-spirited comments.
- Students must wear clothing when on camera.
- No flooding the chat with off-topic content.
- No sharing contact information with other students without parent permission
- No disruptive behavior that distracts other learners.