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Introduction to Homeschooling and Unschooling

This two-hour presentation provides parents and guardians with information on how to comply easily and fairly with the state law and how to create the educational path that is right for their family.  The discussion includes numerous examples of resources and alternatives to conventional curricula.   For more information, and to register, please contact Margaret at (610) 459-3366.

Dates:    Aug 25, Feb 9
Time: Sunday,  4pm - 6pm
Location: Open Connections   Directions
Cost:  Free 

“What about Portfolios?”

This workshop is designed for parents who would like guidance in creating
a portfolio as required for the year-end evaluation of registered home-educated youth. Emphasis is on complying with the law without having to produce burdensome paperwork that can interfere with true learning. Our goal is to help each family identify a portfolio process that best fits their own temperament, routines and capabilities. We will have a number of sample portfolios on hand to flip through. For more information, and to register, please contact Margaret at (610) 459-3366.

Dates:   Oct 11
Time: Friday, 2pm - 4pm
Location: Open Connections   Directions
Cost:  Free

Teen Open House

This event is an opportunity for teens(15-18 year olds) currently outside the Open Connections' community to experience a day in the Shaping Your Life program. Come and see how we implement the Open Connections' philosophy through the teenage years.   For more information, and to register, please contact Margaret at (610) 459-3366.

Dates:    Feb 12, Feb 14
Time: Tuesday and Thursday,  9:15am - 4pm
Location: Open Connections   Directions
Cost:  Free