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By Meredith Walker
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About

Lyceum Education was started to create a suite of flipped classroom videos that most teachers would love to use but don't have the time to create.  The flipped classroom works on the theory that the old model of teaching a lesson during the day and practicing the lessons at home during homework is backwards.  Students should learn the lesson the night before and practice the lesson with the teacher present to help them with any problems they may have. This way provides faster learning for the students and less frustration when some part of the lesson isn't understood.

Lyceum seeks to create a suite of lesson for middle and high school that will cover all the lesson of the four core subjects (English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science) that can be used eventually to allow almost any teacher to work in a completely flipped classroom model.  

These lessons can also be used by any home schooling parent to supplement their own at home education by offering quality lessons for subjects that may require specific knowledge the parent may not be comfortable with.

As these lessons will only cover the knowledge and comprehension levels of learning they do not replace the need for a teacher or parent in the education process, they only allow them more time to focus on the deeper level  learning that student need adult help with to progress to their full potential. 

With the 900,000 we are requesting your help to raise, we will be able to buy the equipment needed to film and edit these video and the salaries needed to support 4 teachers and 1 video editor for 2 years while we create the initial part of the entire suite.  We believe that in 2 years we can provide enough lessons to make this marketable and then allow sales to fund the further creation of all the lessons teachers could possibly need.

Risks and challenges

The primary risks to such a project are as follows
(1) the videos do not effectively cover the content for educational purposes.
(2) The videos do not appeal to students.
(3) the market need for this product is not high enough to support continued sales.

The first two issues are compensated by the fact that between our 5 teachers there is 80+ years of experience in working in education with experience ranging from middle school to college, special needs students to Advance Placement. Working together we can create lessons that can appeal to all levels.

While marketing may present challenges, the flipped classroom model has shown great success where tried but no teacher has the time to create all the lessons they will need. While this may not be every teacher's cup of tea, it will appeal to a large portion of them. With a full suite we can appeal to teachers or school districts as a whole and thus become self-sufficient as a company once we have initial offering of lessons completed.

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    1 Book for methods for homeschooling in one core subject areas (English/Mathematics/Science/Social Studies)

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    All 4 books for methods for homeschooling in one core subject areas (English/Mathematics/Science/Social Studies)

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    A year long subscription for all lessons for 1 user or a year access for 20 lessons for (up to) 180 uses.

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    A year long subscription for all lessons for 2 users or a year access for 50 lessons for (up to) 180 users.

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    A year access for 20 lessons for (up to) 180 user. You can pick content of the 20 lessons.

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    All rewards at the $3,000 level plus a DVD of the blooper reel from the first two years of videos created.

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