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5-10 Minutes / Lecture
Diploma Course Certificate
Diana McAlister, homeschool pioneer in Washington state since 1981, founded Family Academy, the first unique blend of private and home schooling in the nation. Diana's association with several other like-minded certificated teachers, committed to equipping homeschoolers, is growing into a professional group dedicated to efficiency and success. A former pubic school teacher, she home educated her four daughters, publishing the first edition of Homeschooling the High Schooler in 1983. This abbreviated course is a taste of a more fulfilling course entitled "Able to Teach" for parents and teacher consultants."
Homeschooling Basics is a parent qualifying course for Washington state independent homeschoolers to be introduced to authors and the useful classics that explore educational approaches, performance and assessment of a homeschooled year. In addition, the course covers the differences between traditional education and home schooling. It is a distillation of a longer, more equipping course in the many additional issues that frame and form effective homeschooling.
List of Lectures
Introduction to the Basics
Hows and whys of homeschooling are overviewed.
Numerous time-tested annotated resources that help with strategies (the How?), developmental thresholds (the When?), typical grade expectations (the What?), pursuing success, homeschooling a mechanistic model of education, and Truth about living.
A schematic of the Home-based Instruction law passed in 1985, showing rights, responsibilities and privileges.