Homeschooling, Unschooling, & Free / Democratic / Alternative Learning
On August 23 - 24, 2013, we held the inaugural worldwide Homeschool Conference. This two-day, online, and free event provided an opportunity to share strategies, practices, and resources for those involved with homeschooling, unschooling, free schools, democratic schools, and other forms of alternative and independent education. We had 1,600 participants sign up for the conference, 8 keynote addresses, and 48 presentations.
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Thanks to everyone for a GREAT first event. We're thinking of doing our next event in January 2014.
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Your Name and Title: Monica Cochran, Director of Global Learning ProgramsOrganization or School Name: SelfDesign Global Learning CommunityCo-Presenter Name(s):Area of the World from Which You Will Present: United StatesLanguage in Which You Will…Continue
Your Name and Title: Olivia C. Loria, International Education Consultant Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Pine, Colorado, USA Language in Which You Will Present: English Target Audience(s): Homeschoolers, Unschoolers Short Session…Continue
Interested in hearing from others how hey define the process of education these days. I know that it is an elementary topic, but I am aware that so much has changed contextually from the good old days of Lib Ed.How, for example, are definitions (and…Continue
Your Name and Title: Joey Sabol ~ Homeschool Dad, College Algebra Adjunct Professor, and Learning Technologies Doctoral Candidate Organization or School Name: Co-Presenter Name(s): n/aArea of the World from Which You Will Present: Southern…Continue
Your Name and Title: Julie Lindsay, Director Flat ClassroomOrganization or School Name: Learning ConfluenceArea of the World from Which You Will Present: Australia, east coast (Sydney time)Language in Which You Will Present: EnglishTarget…Continue
Your Name and Title: Yasmin Helal, FounderOrganization or School Name: Educate-Me Egypt (NGO)Co-Presenter Name(s): Eman Hisham/ Nada ElAyatArea of the World from Which You Will Present: EgyptLanguage in Which You Will Present: EnglishTarget…Continue
To think that education doesn't need to be in a global environment is to keep our heads in the sand. All the world has moved into global networking to accomplish their goals and yet we want to keep our children back in the 18th century.
If someone asked me what was good about No Child Left Behind I would say it was the IEP.…Continue
Posted by Tracy Hanson on August 24, 2013 at 6:26pm
Everyday the federal government is diminishing the role and responsibility of parents and families.
Through direct and indirect federal regulations, various federal agencies are setting policies for determining
how children should be treated. Often, the role and responsibilities of parents are ignored. Homeschooling
is a challenge to federal authority for several reasons: (1) Homeschooling Parents assert their authority over their
Posted by Yale Wishnick on August 23, 2013 at 10:00pm