Informal Education and Working with Home School Groups

A Guide To Help Other Information Education Venues work with Home School Students

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Photo: Thomas Galvez Flicker

After conducting informal science education programs (outside of the classroom) for over thirteen years I have found that the number of home school groups attending my programs has increased exponentially. With an increase in this audience I've found myself in conversation with other educators trying to forge a way to best meet the needs of the varied ages, rates of learning, and abilities that present themselves with home schoolers. In this post I'll attempt to share a bit of what I've learned that in turn might help others.

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