Welcome to Mr Gelston’s One Room Schoolhouse

Mr Gelston proudly announces the creation of online collaborative learning programs for teens through the Collaboratory Zone. The goal of the Zone is to go beyond basic offerings of online group lessons and to enable self-directed 21st century education for teens.

Homeschool teens are in a unique situation as distributed learners and collaborators to take the lead in mastering the latest learning skills and technologies. The next generation of leaders will come from those who have developed their own passionate interests, a broad world view, and can execute their vision in a connected world. – Barry Gelston, M.Ed.

The application gateway will open on April 1st. Open spots are limited for the initial offerings.

Marjory Collins [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

SoJo Studio

What is Solutions Journalism? To innovate and change, people need to know two things—what’s broken and how it could be fixed.  ~Solutions Journalism Network What is SoJo Studio? SoJo Studio supports teens who want to make a ...
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Data Lab

Data Lab supports teens in developing data saavy—essential 21st century skills necessary to understand and think critically about data they encounter daily in the media. Guided by their interests and passions, they will learn to locate, decipher and use ...
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Barry Gelston, M.Ed.

I have been a passionate learner, tinkerer, and educator all of my life ... I think that we are creating something very special that is focused on preparing young people for having quality lives in the 21st ...
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Algebra and Programming

The goal of this program is to provide families with a 21st century education option that goes beyond the standard Algebra I course. By pairing programming and Algebra, learners will engage in actively learning and ...
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Mr Gelston Announces a New $100 Member Benefit

Paying members of GHF get $100 off any Mr Gelston program on the Collaboratory Zone. Mr Gelston's One Room Schoolhouse is an active supporter of the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum. To encourage membership, Mr Gelston is giving ...
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Seng Honor Roll Certificate

Mr Gelston receives four Honor Roll Nominations from Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)

Mr Gelston receives four Honor Roll Nominations from Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)  It is an incredibly heart warming honor for me that several of my student families have decided to nominate ...
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21st Century Education ♦ Collaborative Learning and Self-Directed Projects ♦ Design Thinking ♦ Understanding Complex Causality ♦ Meta-Learning ♦ Competency with Web Literacy and Programming ♦ Reflective Electronic Portfolio Development