Can my child/student receive high-school credit for any of Reach’s courses?
Not at this time. This is something we are planning to offer in the future.
Not at this time. This is something we are planning to offer in the future.
No. All Reach courses allow an unlimited number of students. Providing a way for exceptional teachers to reach as many students worldwide as possible is core to what Reach is trying to accomplish. A teacher's responsibilities do not grow nor shrink with class sizes so there is no greater time commitment for a large class than a small class.
Teachers on the Reach platform have the opportunity to generate ongoing, recurring revenue through the Reach platform. Each teacher is paid according to viewership on the Reach platform across all of a teacher's courses. The amount teachers are paid is relative to Reach's subscription revenue and each teacher's percentage of total viewership across the entire platform in a given month.
Reach reports teacher earnings monthly and pays teachers quarterly.
Exact details are disclosed in the teacher acceptance/on-boarding process.
The process all starts with an instructor filling out our application and providing the following:
Reach retains courses on the Reach platform as long as it is relevant to do so. Just like our teachers, Reach invests heavily in the production of each course and so we seek to have courses on the platform as long as possible but also only if they are still factually accurate and relevant.
We do not have a limit on the number of courses a teacher can create. We do, however, care very much about the quality of each course. Reach prefers that teachers focus on one primary area of specialization (science, history, entrepreneurship, math) rather than spread themselves too thin across a myriad of topics.
We want to build long-term relationships with our teachers to help them create fantastic content and to develop a following on the Reach platform.
Reach guarantees to add a minimum of 10 new courses every quarter, so roughly a minimum of at least 40 new courses over the next year. We are striving to add even more but there are many factors that will influence how quickly we can grow to be able to produce more than 40 courses in a year.
Reach has set up its plans to support families of most sizes. We have done this to help parents/guardians to be part of the learning process, whether it is learning for themselves or just seeing what their children are learning.
We have set-up the Reach platform to track child/student activity on a granular level and for parents/guardians to be more aware of how children/students are spending their time.
Reach has 3 plan levels currently:
Any account can be upgraded at a later time to add more people
Courses only need to be re-recorded after information in those courses becomes factually inaccurate or irrelevant. Unlike a typical school year a course that is relevant this year is likely to be relevant with little change the following year. If there are only small changes needed it is possible to re-record a portion of a video and for the Reach team to edit the video and include the updated portions of the video.
We leave this up to each instructor and will work with each instructor on a case-by-case basis to determine the optimal timeline. We have however, found that it has been easier and smoother for instructors who jump in quickly and produce a first course within the first 30 days after being accepted as a Reach teacher.
After a teacher has finished their portion of course creation Reach has a lot of illustration, animation, 3D and editing to do which usually requires about 4-8 weeks after a Teacher has submitted a full course.
No. Reach is neither a non-profit nor a not-for-profit organization. Reach is a for-profit, public benefit company. This means that although we seek to make a profit and be self-sustaining, we also seek to do good and make a difference in the world. Being a public benefit company means that we are accountable to our shareholders both to make a profit and to do public good.
Why isn’t Reach a non-profit?
There are a lot of amazing non-profit and not-for-profit organizations that make an immense difference in the world. Non-profit organizations can be run in a variety of ways but often rely on donations, grants, bequests or other philanthropy to thrive and continue making a difference. For Reach, we made a conscious decision to instead, use a model that is self-sustaining, isn’t dependent upon donations or philanthropy, has the ability to scale endlessly, and would attract investors who would seek both rapid growth and doing good in the world. By choosing this model we believe that it will allow both rapid-scale (thus being able to make a larger difference in the world faster) and align financial reward with doing good.
No. Reach is not accredited and does not plan to be accredited within its first few years of operation and may not seek accreditation in the long run. Although accreditation systems help to keep standards high there are a lot of things in the educational system that Reach does not agree with nor does Reach intend to jump through the standard hoops. We do, instead believe in setting a higher standard to provide the education we believe is deeply needed and that everyone deserves.
Reach is starting out as supplemental education only. This has a lot to do with the amount of content necessary to cover what we feel should be covered within school and building this content in the right way is labor-intensive and expensive.
Once accepted the Reach onboarding team will work with the teacher to get an agreement signed and the necessary information to send the teacher recording equipment.
The Reach curriculum team will set-up a call to discuss the proposed course and brainstorm with the teacher possible ideas and directions. The curriculum team will send a curriculum outline that the teacher will need to fill-out to nail down the course.
The Reach creative team will set-up a time with the teacher to review the recording equipment, how to set-up the equipment, and best practices for recording lessons. The creative team will also brainstorm with the teacher possible areas for storytelling, illustrations, 3D, animations and more.
Throughout the entire process Reach fully collaborates and supports its teachers to make the process straightforward and fun.
The time commitments are somewhat dependent per teacher and per course but some general guidelines that we have received from our current teachers are:
Time Commitments Per Course:
Additional Expectations and Responsibilities:
Our vetting process is thorough and looks at a multitude of criteria. Factors that influence acceptance include, but are not limited to: referrals, teacher awards/accolades in chosen fields of expertise, experience, diversification, social media and overall media presence, on-camera presence, teaching style and methods, background checks and a passion for making a difference in the lives of learners everywhere.
At the very core of what Reach seeks to accomplish is greater equity, inclusion, and diversity in our teachers, students, and staff. We celebrate the differences in humans and seek teachers who both represent and value diversity in thought, backgrounds, approaches, and lifestyles. This includes diversity in race, gender-identification, disability, and more.
Each Reach course is designed to be roughly 10 lessons that are each roughly 10 minutes in length. This can vary by what makes the most sense for a course or lesson. We are not seeking to add fluff or filler to get to 10 minutes and are not trying to cut important elements from a video if it goes longer. We also realize that for some courses 14 lessons may make more sense to focus fully on a topic versus only 10 and so on.
Overall, we see a course as similar to a unit of learning or digging deeper into a singular segment of a topic, although this can vary depending on the nature and content of a course. For math, this may be similar to a single chapter of a subject. For another course, we may decide it makes sense to delve into a broader topic that spans multiple sub-topics in an introduction or overview course.
We are building a vast curriculum for K-12+ around core STEAM-based subjects as well as a wide variety of electives that cover music, humanities, languages, arts, physical education, soft skills, entrepreneurship, investing, and much more.
Reach supports and collaborates with our teachers in a variety of ways to produce the best courses and lessons, together. As part of our process Reach provides:
We are looking for the top 1% of teachers from all over the world in a very wide variety of subjects! Reach teachers excel at breaking down concepts into their simplest forms, help learners to understand how concepts fit into the real world and help engage learners through storytelling and enthusiasm.