Homeschooled teens have the best opportunity to pursue innovative electives and classes. Your teen isn’t limited to what the local school district offers! The world is their classroom and you can adjust schedules to fit their passions.
This is why I’m so excited to tell you about my new online course – Podcast Launch for Teens.
Why use a podcasting course?
Are you ready to think outside the box for a fun homeschool speech elective? Why not use a Podcasting course! We’ll talk about why it’s a great option and how you could give credit on the transcript.
We all know that the 21st century is shaping up to require very different skills from the last century. Technology is changing at a fever pitch and your kids will excel if they’re fluent in problem solving, innovation, communication skills, and technology. And each of those valuable skills are sharpened when kids engage in entrepreneurship.
But some teens are just not interested in the physical or digital products world.
Some teens have a story to tell, or they want to bring other’s stories to the world.
That’s where podcasting comes in to play! This relatively new medium is wide open for your teens to dip into and carve out a niche. The topics and styles of podcasts to produce are endless.
Not sure your teen could come up with a topic for a podcast? You can download the podcast brainstorm sheet HERE. (no email required)
What skills will they learn in a podcasting course?
Take a look at some of the skills your teens will necessarily need to work on to produce a successful finished podcast:
- Learn about podcasting as a communication tool
- Complete market research about potential show ideas
- Study & practice the art of interviewing
- Learn about the technical aspects of podcasting
- Write an elevator pitch
- Evaluate different types of marketing
- Organize and complete the steps to launching Season 1
Not only will your teens learn marketable skills, but you can include this on their transcript as an elective for business, entrepreneurship, or communication.
I will show you how to count this for .5 or 1 credit on your homeschool transcript.
You can check out the suggested .5 credit course schedule and topics HERE. (no email required)
The 1 credit suggested schedule would include additional work in marketing, social media, improving interview skills, and continuing toward a second podcast season for a total of 120-150 hours.
How to Use Podcasting as a Speech Elective
Are you ready to think outside the box for a fun homeschool speech elective? Why not use Podcasting!
On episode 182 of the Homeschool with Moxie Podcast we discuss the details about how to use this podcasting course as a speech elective either for an individual student or in a homeschool co-op with a group of teens.
How Can We Join?
If you’re interested in checking out the Podcast Launch for Teens, you can find it at 4onemore.teachable.com and when you use the coupon code MOXIE20 you’ll save 20%!
I’ll see your teen on the inside!