Students Make Connections in Online Clubs and Activities Designed to Extend Learning!
Participate in a coding challenge. Create poetic word art. Contribute articles to The Monitor blog. Compete in a chess tournament. These activities can all be a part of the well-rounded student experience at Pearson Online Academy.
Connecting with other students can be one of the most important parts of school. That’s why we offer a wide variety of academically focused student engagement clubs designed to extend learning throughout the school year.
These free, teacher-directed student clubs and engagement activities enable online students to pursue their interests and deepen their learning while making friends with students who attend Pearson Online Academy.
For students who may prefer more short-term activities, we also offer “edutaining” Pop Up Events on a variety of topics such as gaming, art, science, math, and pets.
Our wide range of online school clubs and activities makes it possible for students to:
- Extend learning that supports their academic interests through engaging projects and presentations.
- Connect with students from across the country and the world.
- Make new friends.
- Develop leadership skills.
- Gain social confidence.
- Explore new interests and expand their knowledge.
- Share their own original creations with peers.
- Participate in fun contests and competitions.
- Have fun!
The following is just a small sampling of the online school clubs and activities offered to students.
Art Club is designed to spark student creativity by exploring two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, photography, and graphic design through techniques and styles associated with each medium. Students have the opportunity to create original designs and artwork, share their artwork with peers, learn about appropriate critique guidelines, and provide feedback to other club members. Grades 6–12
Arts and Crafts Club encourages students to create crafts using materials found at home and in nature. Integrated with subjects such as social studies, science, and math, students work on a variety of creative projects!
Authors Corner encourages students to work collaboratively and individually to write original stories in all genres of fiction and nonfiction. Students can share their writing or favorite book/author during LiveLesson® sessions. Students can also communicate on the Message Boards to give critiques of student writing, create collaborative stories, and discuss favorite book genres. Grades 6–12
Gaming and Technology Club allows students who have an affinity for technology and gaming to explore and discuss gaming styles and genres, learn about careers in the gaming and technology industry, and share their original work in LiveLesson sessions. Individual and collaborative projects may include creating elements of video games and investigating internet safety and cyberthreats. Grades 6–12
Leadership Club students learn about different ways to be a strong leader and then are encouraged to apply these new skills in their own communities. Students in this club have the option of completing a series of challenges to earn a Leadership Certificate. Earning this award allows students to learn important life skills and it looks great on college applications. Grades 6–12
Science Sleuths: Weird Science Club students work with the scientific method by planning experiments and observing the weirder side of themselves and the world around them. Students conduct experiments at home and share the processes and results with their peers. They also predict outcomes and alter variables of experiments conducted in LiveLesson® sessions. Grades K–5
Pop Up Events
Pop Up Events are an evolving assortment of unique, online get-togethers that enable students to interact with other students and try new things! Students attend these co-curricular, virtual activities via the same LiveLesson® technology they use to attend real-time meetings with their classroom teachers.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Mysteries of Math
- Makers’ Lab
- NASA News Flash
- Talent Show
- Virtual Field Trips
- Snack ’N Chat
- Gross Science
- Money Smarts
- Talk to A Scientist
For more information, please visit the National Clubs & Activities website to learn more about the exciting, co-curricular programming available to students at Pearson Online Academy.