Name and Title: 

Lori Dunlap, MBA

Writer, Speaker, Career Advisor

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Area of the World from Which You Will Present:

United States

Portland, Oregon

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Target Audience(s):

Home schooling/unschooling parents and students

Short Session Description:

This session will describe some of the emerging educational options available to homeschooling/unschooling families.

Full Session Description:

As home-schooling families we are on the leading edge of a major shift that has begun in our educational system. With almost 2 million children in the United States now classified as "home schooled" (and growing at 7-15% per year), it is clear that more and more parents are realizing that there is a better way to educate their children and help them develop to their full intellectual, creative, and social potential.

This is how change happens, individual choice by individual choice, and it’s both exciting and inspiring to see. We are just at the beginning, though, of breaking out of the old model and shaping what will come next, and new educational choices that you may not be aware of are becoming available every day.

This session will describe some of the emerging educational options that may be of particular interest to parents of home-schooled children, including:
1. Full-time and part-time online schools
2. Internships and apprenticeships
3. Enrichment education opportunities
4. Dual-enrollment and early college options for high school students

By the end of this session, you will have a clearer view of the "uncommon" educational landscape, ideas for how best to prepare your children to take advantage of new options, and a list of resources to support you along the way.

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