Learning Resources Overview
Brightways Global Academy provides our enrolled families a number of valuable online subscriptions and partnership resources to enhance and support quality teaching, learning, and testing prep. If purchased individually, the content of these resources could cost a family thousands of dollars, and some can only be purchased by schools or libraries.
Our families are able to use these resources to fulfill many of their curriculum needs, which ultimately saves a lot of money.
We encourage you to review this page, which provides an overview of these resources that families can access — either free or as special discounts — as part of their enrollment benefits in Brightways Global Academy.
BrainPOP & BrainPOP Jr.
BrainPOP, aimed at grades 3 and up (includes en Espanol) and BrainPOP Jr., aimed at grades K-3, offer hundreds of animated educational videos that cover a wide variety of topics in a fun and easy-to-understand format.
Subject areas include:
- Social Studies
- Art & Music
Materials and movies are aligned to the standards of all 50 U.S. States and National Standards.
Visit BrainPOP's website to browse their free stuff. Our Brightways Global Academy subscription includes access to all videos and additional content. Purchased by an individual homeschool family, the annual subscription rate is $175.
Developed by Discovery Channel and United Streaming, Cosmeo provides a wealth of educational videos, homework helpers, interactive Brain Games & other activities, extensive clip art library, encyclopedia, and tools for monitoring student usage.
- More than 30,000 educational video segments
- 40,000 Math tutorials
- 20,000 photo images & clip art
- 150,000 reference articles
- 10,000 trusted links by grade level
- Challenging interactive games
- Online dictionaries & other reference materials — great for both general study & reports
To learn more about this resource visit the Cosmeo website. Annual subscription rate is generally $99, but it is included with Brightways Global Academy enrollment.
Let's Go Learn
The Let's Go Learn assessment tools are excellent and easy for children to take. The reports are very parent-friendly and easy to understand. Unique Reader and Unique Math, the instructional portion of each program, can be used very effectively as they differentiate to each student's specific needs. If purchased individually by a family, the expense would be $100 per test.
- DOMA (Diagnostic Online Math Assessments) for K-5 students, which includes individual student assessment and reporting
- DORA (Diagnostic Online Reading Assessments) for K-12 students, which includes individual student assessment and reporting
- Ability to use the same testing more than once during the year to gauge ongoing learning progress
- Websites designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning and enjoyment
- Interactive reading and math instruction
- Theme Units and more
To learn more about this resource visit the Let's Go Learn website.
Enchanted Learning provides fun and handy activities and printables for all grade levels. (Our subscription means more content and no advertisements!)
- Preschool & Kindergarten activities section
- Foreign Language Themes
- A huge collection of printables covering all subject areas with wide variety of topics and themes
To learn more about this resource visit the Enchanted Learning website.
World Book Online Reference Center
World Book Online is comprehensive repository of research and study materials. Individual subscriptions cost $50 per year. To collect a similar off-line resource (printed books and CDs), a family would need to buy several World Book packages — spending thousands of dollars — and even then would not include all of the content found here.
- Reference Center — A premier online reference source containing every article from the 22-volume print set plus thousands more. With state-of-the-art multimedia, maps, editor-reviewed websites & more.
- Reference Libraries — Primary and core source collections — books, documents, selections — in major subject areas.
- Basic Spanish-language encyclopedia for elementary and middle grades
- Professionally prepared lesson plans and activities
- Professional resources that include links to curricula standards, professional education associations and educational literature
To learn more about this resource visit the World Book Online website.
ALEKS is available for a variety of math courses for 3-12 students. Through the Brightways Global Academy program, the subscription cost is just $42.50 per student for the year, instead of the regular price of about $180 per student per year.
ALEKS is a web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics she is most ready to learn. As a student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained. ALEKS courses are very complete in their topic coverage and ALEKS avoids multiple choice questions.
ALEKS also provides the advantages of one-on-one instruction, 24/7, from virtually any web-based computer for a fraction of the cost of a human tutor.
To learn more about this resource visit the ALEKS website.
Greenways Academy Courses
As a special promotion for students of Brightways Global Academy, Greenways Academy is offering single courses at $250 each (32% discount). Greenways also offers specialized live tutors at an extra cost, should students and/or parents desire this service.
Greenways Academy is an established accredited (NCA, CITA & NCAA) online school servicing 5th-12th grade. They are a diploma granting institution for the college bound students and are able to modify their curriculum per each student's IEP or 504 Plan. The mission of Greenways Academy is to motivate, educate, and advocate for every student.
To learn more about this resource visit the Greenways Academy Courses page.
Professionally-developed WebLessons make it easy for anyone to teach standards-based curriculum in the home. WebLessons are optimized for directed self-study or study in teams. Families can purchase a WebLessons home account monthly or annually with unlimited access to course materials during that purchase period. Preview and assign over 700 web-based lessons aimed at both younger and older learners, get free online training, detailed instructor guides with each lesson, and more.
Monthly Purchase Option: Get a WebLessons account for one teacher and one home learner for $14.95 USD a month. Add additional home learners for only $2.00 USD each. This option is available for single home use only and must be purchased online.
Annual Purchase Option: Get a WebLessons account for one teacher and 6 students for $149 USD a year.
SpeechTails.com is a cost-effective and convenient speech therapy alternative which is used to treat articulation speech delays and facilitate speech development. The subscription based service can be used anytime and anywhere that internet access is available (at home or via mobile device) and is designed to be used in a self-directed fashion.
A free speech assessment is available at the site, the results of which are built into an individualized lesson plan which acts as the roadmap to addresssing the speech issue, via the Online Speech Learning System. The step-by-step Online Speech Learning System keeps track of child progress and includes 7-minute speech therapy videos for each sound, mouth exercises, activities of daily living, and homework exercises all work together to form the learning system.
Brightways Global Academy families get 40% off the regular monthly fee. To learn more about this resource, visit SpeechTails.com.
OnlineSpeechTherapy.com provides speech and language therapy services to students aged 3 years and older. Our services are in the areas of articulation, expressive language, receptive language, autism, phonological processing, fluency (stuttering), and cognitive skills through a model called "telepractice" or online speech therapy.
All sessions are conducted by experienced, licensed Speech-Language Pathologists who are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Our sessions are individualized, following the goals as indicated on the student's IEP, using highly motivating and interactive materials. The advantages of our service include convenience, cost effectiveness, no wasted time traveling to a clinic or hospital for services, live and interactive, fun and productive. Our 30 years of experience speaks for itself!
Costs are on an as needed basis — you pay only for what is needed. Rates for individuals through Brightways Global Academy are discounted to $80 per hour for both direct and indirect services, a $15 per hour discount. To learn more about this resource, visit OnlineSpeechTherapy.com.