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THE EDge Newsletter – 04/16/2024

Business & Marketing:

The top 10 reasons why you should offer Self-Paced classes

Are you thinking about converting your Flex classes to Self-Paced? Maybe you haven’t offered an asynchronous class yet. Well, now is the time! Read about why creating Self-Paced classes is a win-win situation for you and your learners. 

In this article, we’re sharing the top 10 reasons why you should offer Self-Paced classes. 

[Read How]

Live upcoming professional learning 

Stay Ahead of the Game

Join us for this 60-minute session covering recent and/or upcoming changes on Outschool. Based on educator feedback, this session will cover two topics. Both portions of the session will consist of a 10-minute show-and-tell of the change with 20 minutes for educator questions.

April 30, 2024 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am PDT

April 30, 2024 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDT

Did you miss a session and want to know what happened? Check out the recordings from our recent webinars and catch up on what’s happening at Outschool.

[Watch the Recording]

Teaching & Curriculum: 

How to price your Self-Paced classes

When creating Self-paced classes, the goal is to increase availability and on-demand access to learning for families, even when you cannot teach live. This kind of flexibility means more learning opportunities for learners while also earning passive income for yourself.

However, knowing the “right” price for any class can be challenging. While Self-Paced classes are a form of passive income, you put a lot of upfront time and effort into building these classes for Outschool learners. 

In this post, we’re looking at how to price Self-Paced Courses, the reasoning behind the pricing, and suggestions to help families see the value of your new offerings.

[Learn More]

Live upcoming professional learning 

Outschool Launchpad

Are you a new educator learning to navigate the ins and outs of creating a successful online teaching experience? Join us for a 45-minute professional learning opportunity to help you get started on Outschool.

Getting Started: 

Create captivating online summer camps for kids

Summer is right around the corner for the Northern Hemisphere. That means families are already looking for summer camps to teach and entertain their learners this year. While live classes are always a great way to meet new learners and create seasonal lessons, this year, you might want to create a Self-Paced camp to keep learners engaged. 

[Read the Article]

Live upcoming professional learning 

Learn the Ropes

Are you just getting started on your Outschool journey? Learn the ropes with an experienced Outschool educator. During these sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the Outschool experience and ask questions live. These sessions are perfect for educators who have been on Outschool for 3 months or less. Register today!

ACE Framework

Looking for new ways to grow your understanding AND your online teaching business? Try engaging in Professional Learning experiences that align with your teaching strategies, goals, and lessons within the ACE framework.


Check out some of these amazing sites and start learning today!

As a bonus, additional Professional Learning can be used toward gaining your ACE Educator badge. Just make sure any classes taken meet the requirements before submitting.

[Become an ACE Educator]

Don’t miss out –

Earn $250 by referring the most new families this April!

Spread the word, expand your network, and reap the rewards.! The educator who refers the most new students during April to Outschool via their personalized OUTreach coupon code will receive a $250 bonus

Successful OUTreach codes used between April 1 and April 30 are (applicable) to this competition. The best part? Just by participating, you can earn $50 for each successful referral. Don’t miss out on this lucrative opportunity. It’ll be gone before you know it!

[Learn More]

Class Listings:

One-time vs 1-on-1

In the last newsletter, we shared a helpful checklist to remind you about the requirements for Course and Enrichment & Clubs. This week, we’re sharing another printable checklist about Tutoring and Private Lessons to help make the class listing process easier.

[Get the Checklist]

Data insights for educators

[Check It Out]

Class topic requests 

Explore this month’s parent topic requests to spark ideas for your next spectacular class.

Creative Writing for Littles5
Rainbow loom classes for beginners6
Autism conversation skill6
Chinese mahjong game for beginners6
Agents of S.U.I.T book club7
One-on-OneBeat Boxing8
Disney Cars drawing club or cars drawing club8
Tower defense simulator9
Minecraft escape room9
Jumanji and/or Time Travel movie club9
Louisiana History – Louisiana Purchase through current events9
Kawaii clay sculpting10
World edit mod class mc11
Dragon Ball art class11
Dungeons and Dragons12
Cat genetics12
Reading Club for Neurodiverse Learners13
Book Club to read and comprehend The Outsiders13
Flex German 10114
Algebra 2 Review for ages 13-1514
How to make sushi at home15
10th-grade full year15
Zoology and Animal Club/Group Self-paced for teens.  15
Veterinary skills experience16
Teen social hangout making friends class18
Creative essay and story writing class18

[Find Inspiration]

Spotlight on the Hub

  • One of the best things about teaching online is that you can do it from anywhere. However, you never know what could happen or what your learners will hear. Audio like this is bound to bring a smile to your face!
  • Creating a new class can be fun, but some parts are a bit more challenging than others. See what these educators think about making images for new class listings.

Friendly reminder that the Hub is for collaborating and sharing insights. To keep this community a safe and supportive environment for all educators, we ask that you keep in mind the following:

  • Email support issues to support, including issues with the platform, etc.
  • Support tickets are not resolved in the Hub.
  • Class and profile links are not to be shared.

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