Sunday, March 30, 2014

Review and Give-Away for OHIO Homeschooling Guide & Directory by Renee Brown

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Note to HSN Members:  I am so sorry.  I sent the email to HSN  on 3/29 about 2  weeks ago and it was not published until 4/11.  I apologize for any inconvenience as the contest has ended.  

I get many questions from families on how to start home educating in Ohio, about field trips, and available resources in their area.  I have recently had the privilege of connecting with Renee Brown and reading her e-book OHIO Homeschooling Guide & Directory.  Here is a summary of what is included in her book as listed on her web page. 

· Homeschool Legalities
1. Requirements for Home Education
2. Sources for legal assistance, if needed.
3. Academic Assessment Requirements, Options and How-To’s.
4. Recent changes to educational laws regarding home education.

· Enhancement Opportunities
1. Homeschool Co-ops, Support Groups & Meet up groups.
2. Enhancement Class Options


· Field Trip Destinations
1. Arts, Business & Industry, Farms, Nature Centers
2. History, Sports, Zoos and more.

· Homeschooling Methods
1. Teaching Styles
2. Learning Styles
3. Curriculum options designed for specific styles.

· Additional Support

1. Statewide Support Organizations
2. Local Retail Stores
3. Online Stores
4. Used Curriculum Sources in the State
5. My Favorite Curriculum
6. Online Support

I feel this is an AMAZING resource for families home educating in the state of Ohio!   Renee answers your questions and provides great resources to help you with your home education journey.  Renee tells you how to get started on Home Educating.  She walks you through the process of notifying your district to home educate in Ohio step by step.   She talks about different assessment opportunities in Ohio, and includes a link to my blog. 

 Her resource pages are filled with field trips around the state, local groups, and how to choose the best curriculum for your family.  This is the guide I wish I'd had when I started home educating years ago.  I found several organizations and resources in my area that I had not heard of.  She has done excellent research from which you will benefit immensely.

Now for the really exciting news!!  Renee has offered to give away one copy of her book to someone at Ohio Homeschool Assessments.  Please enter using  Rafflecopter below.  She also has provided a code  " HSA " to get the book at a 50% off.  The book usually sells for $5.99.  The code is good through April 30, 2014.

Good Luck!   Hopefully you will win, but if not, I would suggest you grab a copy at half off!  

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Renee Brown provided a copy of OHIO Homeschooling Guide & Directory for me to review.  I gave you my honest review, and was not required to give a good review. This post contains affiliate links.


  1. I have been homeschooling for awhile....but this looks like a great resource.

  2. We've been dabbling for a year or so, but will begin officially within the next year!

  3. Oh cool. This sounds like it would be helpful.

  4. We are brand new to homeschooling this year!

  5. Our sixth year homeschooling, first in Ohio! I look forward to using your resource. Thanks!!

  6. Finishing up our second year.

  7. This fall will start our 10th year of Homeschooling. This is a wonderful resource and I can't wait to get a hold of it!