ABOUT TECHKNOW TRAINING STUDIOS
Welcome to Techknow Training Studios.
As a homeschool parent, I have had the pleasure of viewing a plethora of excellent curricula for home and private schools. There are so many options out there, it can become mindboggling at times. As parents, we do our best to learn about each curriculum, make the best choices for our children, and often make changes during our academic journey. My wife, Michelle, and I have made several curriculum changes based on our "education" in the homeschool world, and I believe this is normal. During our journey, I have observed the number of core curricula (Math, History, Science, Literature) are diverse and plentiful, while the curricula focusing on extracurricular studies are not so wide ranging. Naturally, as a person that earns a living in technology, I was looking for curricula that focused on teaching my sons the basics they would need for college. Sure, I saw a few companies offering courses in robotics and some limited programming, but I wanted to see more for our kids. So, I began to research everything we would need to create a single online technology based curriculum that would offer a variety of courses for homeschool and virtual school students.
How did we get here?
My family and I attend the Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA) Homeschool Convention every year in Orlando, Florida. If you live in Florida, or just want to see one of the best homeschool focused conventions in the country, I highly recommend becoming a member of the FPEA and/or attending their annual convention. The wealth of knowledge the FPEA can offer the homeschool educator is simply worth it's weight in gold. Anyway, after speaking with many successful programs at the convention, we began creating our curriculum and online courses. We have chosen courses that, we feel, are necessary for our students to enter the workplace or life as a new college student. Word Processing, spreadsheets, presentations, photo and video editing, basic computing and programming, electronics, and robotics are primary areas of focus.
We feel our base courses are a great starting point and are committed to growing our curriculum for our students. We encourage our students, and parents, to give us feedback so that we can continue to provide you with the best course-ware available.
We hope you enjoy our product and look forward to helping you, and your students, increase their knowledge base in the technologies they need to succeed.
Brent Stephens - Founder
Techknow Training Studios