• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content
Unit 13 Homeschooling
 

Unit 13 Homeschooling

on

  • 2,521 views

Unit 13 presentation Wilkes ED 519

Unit 13 presentation Wilkes ED 519

Statistics

Views

Total Views
2,521
Views on SlideShare
2,519
Embed Views
2

Actions

Likes
1
Downloads
79
Comments
0

1 Embed 2

http://www.slideshare.net 2

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Apple Keynote

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Unit 13 Homeschooling Unit 13 Homeschooling Presentation Transcript

  • + Homeschooling A Viable Option
  • + What is Homeschooling? Itis the EDUCATION of children, in their HOMES, by their PARENTS.
  • + Some reasons parents give for choosing homeschooling are: Parenting style, or Better academic option for families test results in transition, rural areas or abroad  Character/ Poor pubic school morality environment or development and objections to what religious issues is being taught
  • + Is homeschooling legal? Good question!
  • + In the U.S., homeschooling is legal in all 50 states. However, the laws are different from state to state. For example:  Texas considers homeschool families to be private schools and thus are not regulated or monitored by the local public school district.  Pennsylvania, on the other hand, requires homeschooling families to adhere to state mandates on homeschooling and be monitored by the local public school district.
  • + In the U.S., homeschooling is legal in all 50 states. However, the laws are different from state to state. For example:  Texas considers homeschool families to be private schools and thus are not regulated or monitored by the local public school district.  Pennsylvania, on the other hand, requires homeschooling families to adhere to state mandates on homeschooling and be monitored by the local public school district.
  • + Pennsylvania requires homeschooling families to:  File an affidavit with the local school district for each child ages 8-17 before being homeschooled. Affidavits must include:  an outline of the proposed educational objectives arranged by subject matter, including fire prevention.  Evidence that the child has been immunized Secure the services of a certified homeschool evaluator. This person must be currently certified to teach in Pennsylvania. Maintain a homeschool portfolio. Portfolios include: samples of the student’s work, lists of books read, resources used, days/times when schooling occurred, pictures, etc. Submit a formal evaluation along with the student’s portfolio to the local school district at the end of the school year.
  • +Are there other issues addressed by the law? Another good question.
  • + Due to state and federal mandates: Act 34 requires the supervisor of Home education law specifies the home education to certify on the subjects that must be the affidavit that all adults living taught at elementary and in the home or having custody of the child have not been secondary grade levels. (22 convicted of criminal offenses. PA Code Chapter 4) (section 111e School Code) Each child of school age must Supervisor of home education be given an annual vision student with special needs, according to IDEA, must have test, a hearing test and shall a certified special education be measured and weighed. teacher’s or certified school (Article 14, PA School Code) psychologist’s approval to proceed with a home education program.
  • + What do homeschool teachers need to know? Glad you asked.
  • + Factors to consider before deciding to homeschool your children: Time Commitment Homeschooling tends to take up a lot of time in your day. It is more than just sitting down with books for a couple of hours. There are experiments and projects to be done, lessons to prepare, papers to grade, field trips, park days, music lessons, and the list goes on. Don’t forget in addition to educating these children you have to feed them, wash their clothes, clean their house and tend to many other outside issues as well… sports, family activities, friends, etc.
  • + Factors to consider before deciding to homeschool your children: Socialization More attention will need to be given to getting your children together with others. The beauty of homeschooling is being able to have more control of the social contacts your child makes. Homeschool Co-ops in your area can provide not only the socialization your child needs but also classes that you may not be comfortable or able to provide by yourself such as Drama, Art, Foreign Language, etc.
  • + Factors to consider before deciding to homeschool your children: Household Organization Housework and laundry still have to be done, but it probably won’t get done first thing the morning. If a stickler for a spotless house, you might be in for a surprise. Not only does housework need to be let go at times, but homeschooling creates mess and clutter all by itself. (If you are clever, you might want to consider some creative lesson planning and curriculum development in the areas of Domestic Engineering, Home Economics, Family and Consumer Science and teach your children how to become masterful multi- taskers. You can include the time spent on these activities as part of the school day.)
  • + Factors to consider before deciding to homeschool your children:  Can you handle the personal sacrifice?  Is the homeschool financial strain manageable?  Are both parents in agreement?  Is your child willing to be homeschooled?  Are you intimidated by the teaching?  Can you commit one year at a time?
  • + Is there more I need to know about homeschooling? Maybe just a bit more…
  • + There are reasons why we have laws, rules, and guidelines to govern homeschooling.  To protect the children and assure they get a quality education  To provide families with educational options for their children  To allow each local school district to set their own parameters within state and federal guidelines. (Some local districts allow homeschool students to participate in extracurricular activities and even tough classes such as Chemistry, Physics, Geometry, and Calculus while others just down the road do not.)  To discourage some parents who want to homeschool for the wrong reasons
  • + I am a public school teacher. What’s in it for me?
  • + You can participate in the process! Become a homeschool evaluator. Use your knowledge and experience in education to help or mentor a homeschooling family. There are families who want to homeschool but may not know how to get started. You can help them. A little advertising can go a long way. You set your price. You can provide a needed service and make some money on the side. It’s a win-win!
  • + Parents have options. This presentation has introduced only one of them. There are more.
  • + Parents actually have four options to teach their children at home:  Option 1  Option 2  Home School Statute-PA  Private Tutor  Passed December 1988  (24 P.S. 13-1327(a))  Option 3  Option 4  Day School/Church School  Pennsylvania Religious Freedom Protection Act  (24 P.S. 13-1327(b))  (71 P.S, 2401, et. Seq)
  • + Resources  Hernandez, B., About.Com, Is Homeschool for You?, Retrieved from: http://homeschooling.about.com/od/ gettingstarted/a/homeschooling  Home Education: Frequently Asked Questions, Retrieved from:http://www.pde.state.pa.us/home_education/cwp/ view.asp?a=site/default.asp  Homeschooling in the United States, Wikipedia, Retrieved from:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Homeschooling_in_the_United_States  HSLDA, Advocates for Homeschooling, Legal Analysis, (2009-2010 ed)
  • + Andrewsu13presentation Mary E. Andrews Wilkes ED – 519 December 2009