Archive for the ‘Organizations’ category

Diversity in Homeschooling

January 14, 2009

At the Fairfield workshop, we were wondering about homeschooling among various ethnic groups. I’ve been looking into this a little more, and I found this listing of electronic discussion lists for homeschoolers of various ethnicities. I thought some of you might find it interesting. I certainly did.

Service to Homeschooling Families: Solano County Pre-Workshop Assignment, Part 3

January 10, 2009

Here are some links to information I found about homeschooling support groups in Solano County:

* A to Z Home’s Cool listing of groups
* Crossroads Homeschool Group
* Christian Homeschoolers of Solano County

Service to Homeschooling Families, San Franciso: Pre-Workshop Assignment #3

December 1, 2008

One of the most important things I encourage library staff to do when they’re beginning to build services to homeschoolers is to become familiar with local homeschooling groups. With an eye to that, I did some Google searching in an attempt to uncover some homeschooling resources in the San Francisco area:

San Francisco Homeschoolers

This inclusive group (open to anyone) organizes members-only activities, maintains a website, and also maintains a Yahoo Group. Membership costs $9/year.

San Francisco Bay Unschooling Network (SFBUN)

This active Yahoo Group is a support system for unschoolers in the Bay Area.

California Homeschool Network’s Listing of Support Groups in San Francisco

This listing includes contact information for several groups that don’t appear to maintain websites.

[Don’t forget pre-workshop assignments parts 1 and 2. See you all Thursday!]

LEAH Annual Conference in Rochester, NY this May

March 17, 2008

For those of you in New York State, this year’s upstate LEAH Home Education Conference will be held May 29-31 right here in Rochester. LEAH (Loving Education at Home) is an organization that supports conservative Protestant homeschoolers in New York State through education, information, conferences, and the formation of local support groups. In the past, their annual conference has been held at the State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. I attended the conference a couple years ago, and it was most informative. I learned a lot about homeschooling from a conservative Protestant perspective, and the trade show proved to be a wonderful opportunity to find new materials for our homeschooling collection. I even saw some of our library patrons there. Even if you aren’t local to Rochester, there are probably some homeschooling gatherings going on somewhere near you, and attending them can be a wonderful learning experience.

Here are a couple links to get you started:

* 2008 Homeschool Calendar of Events on A to Z Home’s Cool Homeschooling

* Home Education Magazine‘s Homeschool Conferences Calendar

Leave It to the Unitarian Universalists….

February 4, 2007

Today I’ve been exploring Unitarian Universalist Homeschooling and found HUUmans on the Web, a site for UU homeschoolers and “kindred spirits.” Nestled in its wealth of useful information, they have a handy (and unique) listing of fully inclusive homeschooling groups (sometimes a challenge to find!). The site isn’t 100% up to date, but, still, some useful info.

National Homeschooling Honor Society

June 12, 2006

Read more. Check out their requirements. Most interesting for an organization that has a name that sounds, you know, national and perhaps inclusive.

A School for Homeschoolers?

May 12, 2006

No, really. It’s the Edmonds Homeschool Resource Center in Edmonds, WA, and, apparently, they have a library. Interesting….