[Libs-Or] Homeschooling services offered by OHEN
steph at nystromengineering.com
Fri Sep 12 09:34:51 PDT 2008
Do you have patrons asking to learn more about homeschooling?
I am from the Oregon Home Education Network (OHEN), the state's first
and largest, inclusive, nonprofit, volunteer-run organization, dedicated
to the support of all of Oregon's homeschooling families.
Andrea Milano suggested that I contact you and let you know about the
services that we offer:
* Homeschooling 101, where a panel of 2-3 experience homeschoolers
present a handout of local information on homeschooling and answer
questions. The presentation takes about 1.5 hours, and consists
of introductions, a general overview of homeschooling in Oregon,
and a lengthy question and answer period. The presentation is
free. We have offered this program in libraries in Beaverton,
Fairview, Hillsboro, Milwaukie, Portland, and Tigard within the
past two years to audiences of 15-45 people. Although all of our
recent presentations have been within the Portland metro area, we
are willing to present anywhere in the state.
* OHEN Homeschool Resource Guide for $10 that includes:
1. General Information on Homeschooling (4 pages)
2. Legal Information on Homeschooling in Oregon (6 pages)
3. Homeschool Resources (includes websites, books and magazines) (5
4. Statewide Homeschool Groups (2 pages)
5. Local Homeschool Groups (10 pages)
6. Alternative Education (includes charter schools, correspondence
courses, distance learning and volunteer opportunities) (4 pages)
7. Special Needs Resources (includes support groups and information
on Privately Developed Plans (PDPs)) (5 pages)
8. Approved List of Homeschool Testers (~30 pages) [subject to change]
The OHEN Homeschool Resource Guide comes in a 3-ring binder so that
it is easy to update. If you purchase a binder or binders, you can
subscribe to updates for free.
* E-mail and phone helplines to answer all of your homeschooling
Phone: 503-321-5166 (voice mail)
E-mail: info at ohen.com <mailto:info at ohen.com>
* A website full of up-to-date homeschool resources and information:
Please let me know if there is anything that we can do for you!
OHEN Website Coordinator
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