Did you know Outschool provides teachers an opportunity to instruct on any topic they are an expert in and passionate about?
While we allow a wide range of strategies and resources for Outschool classes, we do have policies in place to uphold quality and safety for all teachers and learners.
🖇 Outschool Policies 🖇
Here are a few highlights from our Teacher Guide:
📕 Classes must be secular, objective, accurate, and age-appropriate.
📕 Teachers must have training or experience for classes on sensitive or higher-risk topics, and marginalized groups.
📕 Classes may NOT include medical services, safety hazards, pseudoscience, supernatural topics, and sensitive topic role-playing scenarios.
📙 Teachers are NOT permitted to copy unique writing including class titles, summaries, descriptions, or other written material on the class listing page.
📙 Outschool permits multiple classes to cover the same content and use the same approach.
📗 Outschool does not provide legal advice on copyright, but encourages all independently contracted teachers to consider the copyright and trademark protections of their resources.
📗 Resources must not replace teacher direct instruction.
Missed Classes / Cancellations
📘 Class cancellations must be provided 24 hours prior to the start of the session. Communication must follow the cancellation.
📘 Teachers must follow-up and reschedule with parents for all missed classes or provide a full refund.
Teachers may NOT start class more than 5 minutes late or end class more than 5 minutes early.
📕 Live class instruction must match the class description.
📕 All teaching sessions must be provided through the Outschool Zoom account provided.
📙 All parent communication must be responded to within 24 hours.
📙 Teachers may not cancel a class or remove a learner due to a prior poor review from the parent.
📙 Teachers may not direct parents to enroll in other classes on another site.
🖇 Support Guides 🖇
Review our Support Guide documents below to ensure you are upholding Outschool's quality and safety expectations.
🖇 Instruction Quality 🖇
We have developed a rubric to help our teachers understand and implement instructional expectations. Check out the qualities all Outschool classes should embody!