[kids-lib] Oregon Home Education Network resources

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Fri Mar 2 08:22:21 PST 2012

Looking for resources for homeschoolers, here are a few from the Oregon Home Education Network (OHEN) that may be useful.  This is not an endorsement, please be sure to review all resources to make sure they are a good fit with your library.

Another thing to consider is whether or not you want to contact OHEN (webmaster at ohen.org<mailto:webmaster at ohen.org> or 503-695-6112) to have your library listed as a resource. They would like to add to their website a list of public libraries that offer resources and/or programming aimed at homeschoolers.

Questions? Contact:
Stephanie Nystrom
OHEN Information Coordinator
webmaster at ohen.org<mailto:webmaster at ohen.org>
Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

Do you have patrons wanting to know more about homeschooling?

The Oregon Home Education Network is the state's first and largest, inclusive, nonprofit, volunteer-run organization, dedicated to the support of all of Oregon's homeschooling families. OHEN offers the following homeschool support services:

* Homeschooling in Oregon:

A free presentation by a panel of 2-3 experienced homeschoolers. This 1.5 hour presentation consists of a general overview of homeschooling in Oregon and an extensive question & answer period. A handout of homeschooling resources will be given to all participants. We are currently scheduling Homeschooling in Oregon sessions for winter and spring 2012.

* OHEN Homeschool Resource Guide for $10 (includes shipping) that features:

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 pages)
4. Statewide Homeschool Groups (2 pages)
5. Local Homeschool Groups (10 pages)
6. Alternative Education (includes charter schools, correspondence courses, and distance learning) (2-4 pages)
7. Special Needs Resources (includes support groups and information on Privately Developed Plans (PDPs)) (5 pages)
8. Approved List of Homeschool Testers (20 pages)

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 for free updates.

* E-mail and phone helplines to answer all of the homeschooling questions you or your patrons may have:

Phone: 503-321-5166 (voice mail)

E-mail: info at ohen.org<mailto:info at ohen.org>

* A website full of up-to-date homeschool resources and information: http://www.ohen.org/

We are in the process of adding libraries to our lists of local homeschool resources: http://www.ohen.org/oregon/links.
If your library has special resources or ongoing programs for homeschoolers, we would like to include that information as well.

* OHEN Homeschool Convention:

OHEN's 12th Homeschool Convention will be on Saturday, June 30 at Valley Catholic High School in Beaverton. If you would like to post flyers, please let me know and I will send them to you by mail or e-mail them to you to print.

Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help you better serve the homeschoolers in your community.

Stephanie Nystrom
OHEN Information Coordinator
webmaster at ohen.org<mailto:webmaster at ohen.org>
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