Not everyone who participates in our organization is local to our home area of Connecticut, and whenever we have posted information about classes we have offered or are in development we have always had responses from people who would love to take them, but can’t make it in person. After so much feedback we decided to look into how we can offer some of these classes online, and we’re happy to announce that a plan is in place and in September we will premier our new “ParaLearning” section featuring special online versions of our most popular classes, as well as some new ones being developed just for online participation.
The classes being offered will range from explorations of the history, theories, and methods of investigating popular paranormal subjects, to meditation courses, to totem animals and animal guide classes, and many others. The web section will premier with a limited number of classes to begin, but throughout the Fall and Winter, as well as into the future, additional classes will be added as they are developed for online offering. Classes will also be open to anyone – whether an SGRA Member or not – and most classes will range from $10.00 – $20.00 in cost. Some classes will also include materials that will be mailed to participants, including text books, companion CDs, or other items. These items will be included in the cost of the class so that there are no extra charges.
There will be a mixture of classes where participation can be ongoing, so individuals can register and jump in on the class at anytime. Some will be group-based classes where participants will be completing each lesson on their own and then will take part in online discussions, chats, and other assignments together. And other classes will be self-paced courses for informational learning that individuals can complete as fast or as slowly as they wish. There are some classes being offered as part of a course series, and upon completion of the series participants will receive a certificate from the SGRA as well as a special package with free materials.
More information on all these classes and registration information will be posted soon so keep an eye out. If you’ve never taken an online class there will also be a free class offered to help get people up to speed on how to use the online class section!