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Developing a Global Platform and Online School

We are building a beautifully designed, all-in-one, easy-to-use platform for schools, and developing a great online school for the world.

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  • Teacher
  • Student
  • Organization

Tell us about your idea

Billions of students around the world are not able to go to school for the rest of the year, leaving many academically falling behind. Platforms like Google, Microsoft, and Zoom are expensive, difficult to use, and are primarily built to serve corporations and supplement in-person learning, not serve as an alternative. Online schools like Stanford OHS, GEMS, and K12 are either too expensive, exploits teachers, have gigantic class sizes for every teacher, and offers subpar education.

American Teachers provides an easy-to-use, all-in-one, user-friendly online platform for any school, teacher and student to use as their base of operations. American Education Online provides a high quality K-12 education for the world where students can choose and discuss what they want to learn (modeled after the best schools in the U.S.) under the guidance of licensed and certified American Teachers. 

If you believe in our vision, let us know. We welcome believers, members, and testers!

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

The outdated 19th century learning method where teachers mostly lecture, and the belief that education is 'more effective' in-person than online needs to go. Learning is not effective when teachers have to lecture and talk through most of a student's academic career. The learning format needs to change to where students primarily get to choose what they want to discuss and learn under the guidance of quality teachers in a small class setting online.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.

I am a licensed and certified U.S. teacher who teaches in schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area from Pre-K to 12th grade. I believe our current global teaching system is outdated and needs someone who can reform and change the status quo.

What region are you located in?

  • North America

Where are you located?

San Francisco, California, United States of America (USA)


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