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The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is Recruiting Homeschool Bloggers

Applications are now open to join the 2020 Homeschool Review Crew

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine loves to connect families with the best homeschooling products and resources on the market. A key way it does this is through the Homeschool Review Crew—a community of families that get to try out (and keep) a wide range of curriculum and other products. Each family receives these resources for free, in exchange for a personal review of each item on their established blog or vlog.

The Homeschool Review Crew is currently hosting a recruitment season for the 2020 crew. Interested candidates are encouraged to complete the online application form. Those who are selected for the team will be notified shortly before Thanksgiving. Throughout the year, members will be given approximately six weeks to utilize in their homeschooling each item that is under review. They will need to maintain an active blog or vlog, and be committed to writing and sharing honest reviews on their social media platforms.

Publisher Gena Suarez describes how this review process helps all the parties involved. “Vendors benefit from the increased exposure for their products, potential buyers are encouraged by the testimonials of fellow homeschoolers, and crew members are blessed by the opportunity to enjoy the latest and greatest teaching resources for free!”

Members of the Homeschool Review Crew receive two additional free benefits—a subscription to The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, and a family membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the full-curriculum website of The Old Schoolhouse®.

Interested homeschool bloggers and vloggers are encouraged to apply now, before all the spots are filled for 2020.

About The Old Schoolhouse®

The Old Schoolhouse® (www.theoldschoolhouse.com) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, supports over 7,000 member families, with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.

Publishers Paul and Gena Suarez are available for radio interviews.

Contact: Paul and Gena Suarez 
888-718-4663
publisher@theoldschoolhouse.com

Bringing 120 pages of homeschooling help for families

Shoppers will soon discover homeschooling’s premiere publication gracing the shelves of another major retail chain. The Old Schoolhouse® is pleased to announce that it has accepted an invitation to partner with Walmart, which will carry the quarterly publication The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine.

Walmart joins a growing list of retailers selling the homeschooling community’s go-to trade magazine. Other vendors include Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Target, Walgreens, and Kroger grocery stores.

The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine (TOS) is published by homeschoolers for homeschoolers. Most of the people working for TOS are homeschooling moms and dads living in various parts of the United States and Canada. They work from home, communicating via computer and phone, to produce a product that helps and encourages families around the world.

Publishers Paul and Gena Suarez are the homeschooling parents who started The Old Schoolhouse® as a newsletter nearly two decades ago. “We are happy to be working with Walmart!” says Gena, who believes this will help to increase the number of home educating families. “When Mom picks up our magazine, she will see that she can do this! Outstanding resources are available to help her be a successful homeschool teacher.”

One such resource is SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the curriculum division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. One membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com gives a family unlimited access to over 400 online courses, plus streaming videos and numerous teaching tools. During the August BOGO sale (on now), new members are purchasing their first two years for less than the price of one!

The company that publishes these print and digital resources to help parents teach their children “at home where they belong” is delighted to have a new home for its print magazine—Walmart!

 

About The Old Schoolhouse®

 The Old Schoolhouse® (www.theoldschoolhouse.com) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, supports over 7,000 member families, with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.

 Publishers Paul and Gena Suarez are available for radio interviews.

Contact: Paul and Gena Suarez 
888-718-4663
publisher@theoldschoolhouse.com

 

SchoolhouseTeachers.com is saving home educators time and money

As the homeschooling year draws to a close, students are planning fun things to do on their summer break, but parents are already planning for next year. Choosing curricula and gathering resources can take many hours and a lot of money, but those who visit SchoolhouseTeachers.com are finding everything they need in a matter of minutes at a bargain price!

The June Firefly Special on monthly memberships is happening now at SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the curriculum website of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. Until June 28, new members pay only $5 for the first month (using the code FIREFLY) and then the price is locked in at $10.95 per month for the lifetime of the membership. (That is more than 45% off the regular monthly rate of $19.95.)

“Parents need a summer break, too,” explains Gena Suarez, homeschooling mom and publisher of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. “Moms breathe a sigh of relief when they land on our website and realize that their summertime search is over. They see more than 400 courses, 450 streaming videos, and 1,100 pages of planning and recordkeeping tools. There are 10 libraries of World Book Online and 13 Focused Learning Centers, including a Just for Parents Center.”

A monthly membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com grants a whole family unlimited access to the site. Lessons can be downloaded and printed or completed online. Students love the interactive course content. Parents love the interactive support from the Member Forum and the Facebook Group.

Gena says, “Hey, Mama! Take the summer off and have fun with your kids! Lock in your membership now, and don’t worry about the fall. We will be here with everything you need when the school bell rings.”

About The Old Schoolhouse®

The Old Schoolhouse® (www.theoldschoolhouse.com) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, supports over 7,000 member families, with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.

Contact: Paul and Gena Suarez 
888-718-4663
publisher@theoldschoolhouse.com

The Old Schoolhouse® is helping families dream for the future

As June approaches, hundreds of homeschool groups are planning graduation ceremonies for their grade 8 and grade 12 students. Thousands of families who will celebrate these educational milestones have been helped along the way by homeschooling’s premiere publication, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. The Summer 2019 issue has recently gone to print and is scheduled for release on June 1. It is available for pre-order now through the online store at https://www.theoldschoolhouse.com.

“Graduation season is a great time for mom and dad to celebrate all their children, and the grades they have completed,” says Gena Suarez, publisher of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. “It is also a perfect time to dream together as a family about the coming year and the new adventures that lie ahead.” While most students are looking ahead to the next grade, many soon-to-be high school graduates are preparing for college and the pursuit of a career. (They can discover ocean careers by reading the upcoming issue!)

Published quarterly, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine helps homeschool families get ready for every new season. A subscription can be purchased for $29 US (one year) or $39 US (two years). Every issue will arrive in the mail, containing 120 glossy pages of help and encouragement for home educators. In the Summer 2019 edition, parents will find excellent teaching tips such as when to start formal math and how to make grammar fun. They will learn strategies for teaching multiple ages and receive advice about social media and about working while homeschooling.

For this graduation season, Paul and Gena Suarez have a special message for homeschooling families: “Congratulations to parents and students on another great year of learning! Thank you for making The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine an important part of your homeschooling journey.”

About The Old Schoolhouse®

The Old Schoolhouse® (www.theoldschoolhouse.com) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, supports over 7,000 member families, with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.

Contact: Paul and Gena Suarez 
888-718-4663
publisher@theoldschoolhouse.com

Homeschool family membership is growing as parents sign up for $111 per year!

The season of spring cleaning and organizing is upon us as people go through their homes taking stock of what they have and evaluating what they need. This is also the time of year homeschooling moms take a “spring cleaning” approach to their teaching. They take stock of the kids’ progress in their lessons, recalculate how to finish by summer, and evaluate this year’s curriculum as they think ahead to next year.

Gena Suarez is a homeschooling mom and publisher of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine with her husband, Paul. “By this point in the school year, moms are thinking about changes they’d like to make next year,” explains Gena, “but they don’t need to wait until September to make changes. Moms and dads who love their curriculum become better teachers, and that’s why spring is an ideal time for parents to start using new resources. They can finish this semester strong and hit the ground running in the fall.”

To encourage spring renewal and growth in the homeschooling community, the Suarezes are holding an April Showers Sale at SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the curriculum division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. For the month of April, an Ultimate Membership (regularly $179/year) is being sold for $111 per year (code: ONES). This gives an entire family full access to more than 430 online courses (PreK-12), hundreds of streaming videos, and many superior teaching resources. For US customers, the annual membership includes a complimentary 2019–2020 Hey, Mama! Schoolhouse Planner—a great organizational tool that will ship in May. Monthly memberships are also on sale at $1 for the first month (code: ONEDOLLAR), renewing at $14.95/month.

Parents are encouraged to visit SchoolhouseTeachers.com and become members before these April Showers are over.

About The Old Schoolhouse®

The Old Schoolhouse® (www.theoldschoolhouse.com) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, supports over 7,000 member families, with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.

Contact: Gena Suarez, 888-718-4663

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., Jan. 16, 2019 /Christian Newswire/

Parents are paying less and getting more at SchoolhouseTeachers.com.

As students prepare for a new semester, parents are considering better ways to educate their children. Many are thinking about leaving the public school system and joining the growing homeschool movement. Those who already teach at home are contemplating new ways to enhance their classes.

Help is on the way from SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the curriculum website of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. During the month of January, parents who visit the website can take advantage of the 2019 Fresh Start, New Year Special and secure an Ultimate Membership (Pre-K to Grade 12) for $9.95 per month or $90 per year. (That is about half the regular price!) One membership gives an entire family unlimited access to a growing website containing more than 425 online courses and a massive amount of educational resources and organizational tools. The site features brand-new interactive content along with its downloadable and printable options, so there are no textbooks to buy.

“Parents don’t need to wait for the summer to take their children out of public school,” explains Gena Suarez, who publishes The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine with her husband, Paul. “January is a perfect time to give our families a fresh start, and bring our children back home where they belong.”

The prospect of unenrolling kids from school and teaching them at home can seem daunting to parents who are new to homeschooling, so Paul and Gena want them to know there is no need to panic. “You can do this,” encourages Gena, “and you will not be alone!”

Through SchoolhouseTeachers.com, Gena and Paul are making sure parents have all the tools they need to educate their children at home, and with January’s Fresh Start Special, they are going the extra mile to make sure families can afford it.

 

About The Old Schoolhouse®

The Old Schoolhouse® (www.theoldschoolhouse.com) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and organizational resources for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, supports over 7,500 member families, with more than 425 online courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, planning tools, recordkeeping, transcript and report card guidance, and support for homeschooling parents. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.

Contact: Gena Suarez, 888-718-4663

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., Nov. 14, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Students paint their hands to make angel artwork. They visit a sheep farm to learn about the nativity. They create homemade gifts from photos they have taken. These are examples of great lesson ideas for Advent that parents can find in the Christmas Corner at SchoolhouseTeachers.com.

The Advent season begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day and continues until Christmas Eve. A Latin term for coming or arrival, "Advent" is a special time when Christians reflect on the first coming of Christ as a baby in Bethlehem and look ahead to His second coming as King. A major theme of the season is preparing for the arrival of the Savior.

Homeschooling parents understand the importance of preparation and are always on the lookout for lesson plans that will enhance their teaching. Our Christmas Corner has quality resources to enhance old traditions families celebrate during Advent, and great ideas for new ones. Spend time together creating works of art, writing poetry, sharing readings, and watching Christmas videos.

Parents love the resources at SchoolhouseTeachers.com and the advice in The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. The Fall 2018 issue contains articles to help parents take the focus off toys and onto gifts that promote learning and encourage family time.

Because Christmas traditions make good teaching moments, SchoolhouseTeachers.com and The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine are assisting parents as they prepare for Advent, so that in December, they can prepare their family for the arrival of the Savior. The Fall Harvest Special enables families to sign up for a one-year membership for $139. This special offer will end two days before Advent begins, so joining now will help parents be prepared for their December lessons.

About The Old Schoolhouse®
The Old Schoolhouse® (
www.theoldschoolhouse.com) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, supports over 7,500 member families, with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book online, planning tools, transcripts, report cards, recordkeeping, and support for homeschooling parents. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.

Great Civics Lessons are Available at SchoolhouseTeachers.com

JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee, Oct 16, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Fall, mid-term elections are only weeks away. There has never been a more critical time to be informed about civics and how it applies to you and your family. This is the time for parents to sign up their children for great civics courses at SchoolhouseTeachers.com, and go out and vote.

“One criticism we sometimes hear about homeschooling is the idea that homeschooled kids are not socialized,” explains Gena Suarez, founder of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. “Ironically, this is one reason many parents prefer to educate their children at home. They want their kids to change the world – not be molded by it. They believe that home is the best place to learn the social skills needed to make a positive impact on society as Christians, and SchoolhouseTeachers.com is the preferred place for families to find (and engage in) curriculum that will teach them the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.”
Children learn best by example, and when they are home, they can study Mom and Dad to learn, firsthand. As our nation prepares for the November mid-term elections, parents have a golden opportunity to model the importance of voting, and to teach lessons about citizenship.

SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the curriculum division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, is a valuable ally for parents who are intent on passing civics participation practices on to their children. With courses in Social Studies for all ages, students will learn the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of citizenship, and the importance of taking leadership courses.

This fall, parents have the opportunity to do two great things for their children: vote in the mid-term elections, and sign up at SchoolhouseTeachers.com. Home is the best place to teach children, and SchoolhouseTeachers.com is the best place to find resources that will teach them their rights and responsibilities as citizens.

About The Old Schoolhouse® Company
The Old Schoolhouse® (https://www.theoldschoolhouse.com/) is a privately-held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse®, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com (https://schoolhouseteachers.com/), a division of The Old Schoolhouse®, supports over 7,500 member families, with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book online, planning tools, transcripts, report cards, attendance record-keeping and support for homeschooling parents. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® is focused on providing high quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.

Contact:
Gena Suarez
pr@theoldschoolhouse.com
1.888.718.HOME

Rising Popularity of Homeschooling Drives Demand For Industry Trade Magazines

JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee, Oct 2, 2018 /PR.com/ -- Homeschooling is once more on the rise and families are looking for resources to help them. Parents continue to seek reliable content to help them take charge of their children’s education, especially in the wake of school violence, bullying, and the failure of schools to meet academic standards. Parents also choose homeschooling as a way to pass on a legacy of faith and wholesome values.

Prior to entering the digital age in 2012, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine supported over 20,000 subscribers, in addition to sales through large retailers and bookstores. Since that time, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine has been regularly read by over 90,000 families using the free apps and online.

“We are returning to a subscription model in response to dramatic growth in the homeschooling market and to meet customer demand,” explained Gena Suarez, founder of The Old Schoolhouse®. “After almost two decades as the trade magazine for homeschooling families throughout the U.S. and more than twenty countries worldwide, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine will return to quarterly printing as of the start of 2019 with a fresh new design focused on today’s homeschooling families.”

Subscriptions to The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, beginning with the Spring 2019 issue, are available for $29/year. The magazine will also continue to be available from retailers around the country for a cover price of $9.95 per issue. Access remains free through the TOS digital app, as well as to members of SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the online curriculum division of The Old Schoolhouse® that offers more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, an educational video library, and a large variety of additional teaching and organizational to its members. The Old Schoolhouse® also reaches customers through “The Homeschool Minute” weekly newsletter, “Homeschooling with Heart” blog, and Homeschool Review Crew product reviews.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, “approximately 3 percent of the school-age population was homeschooled in the 2011-12 school year.” Homeschooling is on the rise. According to the National Home Education Research Institute, led by Brian D. Ray, Ph.D., there are “about 2.3 million home-educated students in the United States” as of spring, 2016. They further report that the number of U.S. homeschoolers is estimated to be growing at a rate of 2% to 8% per year, making homeschooling a more common choice for families nationwide and driving demand for industry trade magazines, like The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine.

About The Old Schoolhouse®

The Old Schoolhouse, LLC is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse®, supports over 7,500 member families with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school as well as educational videos, World Book online, planning tools, transcripts, and support for homeschooling parents. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® is focused on providing affordable solutions for homeschooling families.

Contact:
Gena Suarez
pr@theoldschoolhouse.com
1.888.718.HOME

Community Builds Relationships and Influences Development of Future Resources

Johnson City, TN, September 11, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Homeschooling parents share a unique set of experiences and concerns, leading many to reach out for like-minded individuals with whom they can interact. Social media options, with their fluctuating popularity and fleeting conversational format, often aren’t enough. SchoolhouseTeachers.com has responded to the need with a private forum just for homeschooling moms. Despite shifts in trendy social media platforms over the last 15 years, the discussion forum has endured. A private forum offers a stable secure option for facilitating conversations and lasting relationships around a focused common interest.

“At the foundation of The Old Schoolhouse® and SchoolhouseTeachers.com is the desire to build community. Moms want to know that they can talk about what they’re doing in their homes and receive real, ongoing support. They need encouragement, advice, tips on homemaking, and most of all, they need genuine relationships with other moms who understand. SchoolhouseTeachers.com developed the new forum to meet these needs,” said Bonnie Rose Hudson, Director of SchoolhouseTeachers.com. “Our forum offers the opportunity for members to return to ongoing conversations and search through specific categories for relevant information. Members’ comments and discussion topics also help shape future curriculum and resource offerings, which benefits members over the long term.”

Entrepreneur® supports the development of forums for reaching customers in a meaningful way. They researched where customers discuss companies and their products, revealing “forums [are] one of the main areas of conversation, either first or second most popular, for every sector we analyzed.”1 Social Media Today, devoted to analyzing and reporting the latest information in the social media industry, reported, “So, message boards are a cornucopia of engagement. People spend hours on message boards and forums.”2

The secure, private forum is available only to members of SchoolhouseTeachers.com, an affordable educational option featuring more than 400 self-paced courses for all grade levels. Features of the forum include: separate discussion boards for all ages and subject areas, boards just for encouragement and prayer, a board for recipes, one for special needs, one for discovering new resources and ideas, and finally, a board for all things homeschooling, where organization and other general topics are discussed. Moms no longer have to hunt all over the Internet looking for separate private groups to join in order to find support for everything. It’s all in one place exclusively for members of SchoolhouseTeachers.com.

About The Old Schoolhouse®
The Old Schoolhouse, LLC is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse®, supports over 7,500 member families with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school as well as educational videos, World Book online, planning tools, transcripts, and support for homeschooling parents. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® is focused on providing affordable solutions for homeschooling families.

(1) Falls, Jason. “Why Forums May Be the Most Powerful Social Media Channel for Brands.” Entrepreneur, 7 May 2012, https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223493# (accessed September 3, 2018).
(2) Abraham, Chris. “2015: The Year of Message Boards and Forums.” Social Media Today, 7 January 2015, https://www.socialmediatoday.com/content/2015-year-message-boards-and-forums (accessed September 3, 2018).

Rising Popularity of Homeschooling Helping to Drive Low Cost Online Education Options.

Johnson City, TN, August 02, 2018 --(PR.com)-- While many homeschooled students get the summer off from regular classes, homeschooling parents never take a break from ministering to their children. Nor do moms stop looking for the best curricula to use in their teaching.

Around the world this summer, more than 7,000 member families are gearing up for the new school year, excited about the nearly 400 courses offered by SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse®. Students love the fun and informative lessons; parents love the way the subjects are based on a Biblical worldview.

“Some Christian families spend thousands of dollars each year on private school education, but not every family can afford that,” explained Gena Suarez, founder of The Old Schoolhouse®. “We developed SchoolhouseTeachers.com to offer families the quality of a private education at a fraction of the cost and designed the courses to not only help parents teach their children, but also to minister to them. Students learn Christian values while they are learning subjects like history, science, and language arts.”

Membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com gives a family access to more than 380 courses and homeschool set up and planning tools, with no limit on number of children, or courses studied at a price of less than $20 per month. How is this possible? It begins with the determination of Paul & Gena Suarez, founders of The Old Schoolhouse®, that money should not prevent any child from receiving the best homeschool education. It is then made possible by the fact that everything members access is 100% digital. There are no textbooks to purchase, so no boxes need to be shipped to the home. All the resources are downloadable and printable.

The benefit of volume sales is another factor that allows savings to be passed on to the members. The rising popularity of homeschooling is helping to drive online homeschool education. Growing faster than expected, the online K-12 education market reached $67 billion in 2017 (Global Online K-12 Education Market Report 2018, BisReport, March 1, 2018). With over 7,000 member families and counting, SchoolhouseTeachers.com is pleased to be a leading player in a growing industry that is helping parents teach the next generation at home.

About The Old Schoolhouse®

The Old Schoolhouse, LLC is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse®, supports over 7,000 member families with more than 380 courses for preschool through high school as well as educational videos, World Book online, planning tools, transcripts, and support for homeschooling parents. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® is focused on providing affordable solutions for homeschooling families. Read the story of Paul and Gena Suarez and how they started The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine from their home while homeschooling their children almost two decades ago.

SchoolhouseTeachers.com announces it has grown to 340 courses with many new courses on the way. Over 7000 members are enjoying this self-paced, family platform for homeschoolers.

 

Gray, TN, August 11, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Homeschooling in this country is exploding. And family membership platform, SchoolhouseTeachers.com is excited to announce that it has grown to 340 courses, and more than 50 new courses are coming.

As an offshoot of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, SchoolhouseTeachers.com debuted in 2012 as a supplemental help site with seven courses. It quickly grew into a full-fledged curriculum platform supporting thousands of families who choose to educate at home. Currently, there are 340 courses designed by nearly 200 curriculum writers from six countries on four continents. SchoolhouseTeachers.com’s vision is to provide a central place for homeschoolers to access the tools they need to excel in their homeschooling journey. More than 7,000 members and their families around the world are using the self-paced, family platform for homeschoolers.

“Never before have we had so many lesson designers creating new content for the site at one time. More than 50 new courses are currently being developed for release over the next six-to-twelve months, as well as new features and resources that will serve our members in new and exciting ways,” says Bonnie Rose Hudson, director of SchoolhouseTeachers.com.

Home educating families have access to high-quality, self-paced homeschooling resources that are grounded in a Biblical worldview. One membership serves the entire family, all courses are online, and no textbooks are required. Courses are available for preschool through 12th grade, including special needs support. Along with the courses, members have access to a library of streaming videos as well as World Book Online resources that help bring learning to life. There is plenty of parental help, guidance, and encouragement.

Katie Gilstrap of Bonney Lake, WA, says, “I like that multiple kids in multiple grade levels can participate at the same time. It saves us so much time, and the lessons are rich and leave plenty of room for independent research.”

In addition to their lesson designers, SchoolhouseTeachers.com has partnered with a number of educational providers including World Book, Drive Thru History, Vision Video, Day of Discovery, City on a Hill, Christian History Institute, and others to offer quality content.

SchoolhouseTeachers.com is an excellent option for homeschoolers to use as the core of their curriculum or for anyone to fill in gaps. With a wide range of courses and styles, it appeals to both homeschoolers and families who do not homeschool, as many of the courses can be used to supplement a child’s education. As courses continue to be added, SchoolhouseTeachers.com anticipates serving a record number of members and their families, both in the United States and around the world.

Learn more at https://schoolhouseteachers.com/.

The Old Schoolhouse(R) has a bouquet of free gifts for Valentine's Day - the "I Heart Valentine's Day Special" - for homeschoolers and anyone interested in alternative education.

 

Gray, TN, February 09, 2017 --(PR.com)-- The Old Schoolhouse® is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a bouquet of free gifts. There are approximately 2.3 million homeschooling families in the United States,[1] and with the growth in homeschooling in this country, The Old Schoolhouse® is dedicated to serving the homeschool community and those interested in alternative education.

The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is a resource for support and encouragement for homeschooling families. Printed annually and available in a free quarterly digital format online, or by free app for tablets and phones, this magazine features authors and columnists, experts in their fields, who provide quality content. There are homeschoolers throughout the world that use a variety of curriculum and teaching approaches, and homeschooling is growing in minority markets. The Old Schoolhouse® desires to connect with and encourage all homeschoolers through its magazine and SchoolhouseTeachers.com online k-12 learning portal.

The four gifts included in The Old Schoolhouse® Valentine package are: “A Bouquet of Valentine’s Day Fun” (recipes, games, and curriculum for all ages), “The Death of Love” (Deborah Wuehler’s insight into loving those who disagree with your beliefs), “Strengthening the Homeschool Marriage” (full presentation of the Homeschool and Family Schoolhouse Expo), and Molly Green Magazine: Living the Good Life Frugally (simple ways to share love without straining the budget). The “I Heart Valentine’s Day Special,” which includes all of the items mentioned, can be accessed at http://www.theoldschoolhouse.com/product/i-heart-valentines-day-special/ with no purchase necessary. Just come claim the gifts.
Educating at home is not new, and it is legal in all 50 states. Research by Dr. Brian Ray and NHERI (National Home Education Research Institute) shows that homeschoolers consistently perform above average academically.[2] Other research indicates above average SAT and ACT test scores of home-educated children.

Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® (TOS) was founded with the goal of helping homeschool families gain the facts and inspiration they need to confidently educate their children at home. It has grown into one of the largest homeschooling-support companies in the world. TOS resources help home educators produce educated, well-adjusted students who are in high demand in the workplace as well as in colleges and universities across the country

1. http://www.nheri.org/research/research-facts-on-homeschooling.html

Betsy DeVos, homeschool and school choice supporter, has been picked for secretary of the United States Department of Education.

 

Gray, TN, December 09, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine reports that President-elect Donald Trump has named Betsy DeVos as his pick for secretary of the United States Department of Education. “Under her leadership, we will reform the U.S. education system and break the bureaucracy that is holding our children back,” Trump said at the announcement.

Home education will play a part in this reform. Homeschooling, with approximately 2.3 million home-educated students in the United States, is now bordering on “mainstream,” and may be the fastest-growing form of education in the United States.[i] The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine (TOS) is the trade magazine for this one-billion-dollar market providing homeschool encouragement and current, cutting-edge information for homeschoolers worldwide. As parents turn to home education to escape Common Core and other undesirable factors, TOS has an enormous homeschooling information package that can be claimed at no cost at www.TryHomeschooling.com.

DeVos – a businesswoman, education advocate and billionaire philanthropist – has backed private school voucher programs throughout the United States. She chairs the American Federation for Children, a private organization that works to expand school choice options across the country. DeVos has spent decades working for reforms in education as well as helping underserved children attain quality education.

In the spring 2013 issue of Philanthropy magazine, DeVos had this to say about homeschooling, “Homeschooling represents another perfectly valid educational option. We’ve seen more and more people opt for homeschooling, including in urban areas. What you’re seeing is parents who are fed up with their lack of power to do anything about where their kids are assigned to go to school. To the extent that homeschooling puts parents back in charge of their kids’ education, more power to them.”[ii]

In 2015, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act which gives more power to the states in identifying schools needing improvement. DeVos’s position as secretary of education comes at a critical time of implementing this new law. DeVos echoed Trump’s stance on education when she said, “The status quo in education is not acceptable. Together, we can work to make transformational change that ensures every student in America has the opportunity to fulfill his or her highest potential.”[iii] She believes parents should be able to choose where their children go to school and that students shouldn’t be trapped in failing schools.

Michigan Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley agrees with DeVos’s appointment. “Betsy’s nomination shows that President-elect Trump is serious about building an education system that puts kids first and parents in the driver’s seat.”[iv]

Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® (TOS) was founded with the goal of helping homeschool families gain the facts and inspiration they need to confidently educate their children at home. It has grown into one of the largest homeschooling-support companies in the world. TOS resources help home educators produce educated, well-adjusted students who are in high demand in the workplace as well as in colleges and universities across the country.

For more information, contact:
Gena Suarez, Publisher, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
publisher@theoldschoolhouse.com
Ph: (423) 444-5956

[i] http://www.nheri.org/research/research-facts-on-homeschooling.html

[ii] http://www.philanthropyroundtable.org/topic/excellence_in_philanthropy/interview_with_betsy_devos

[iii] https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trump-picks-betsy-devos-pro-family-school-choice-advocate-for-education-sec

[iv] http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277-61369-397885--,00.html

Gray, TN, November 13, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Homeschooling is on the rise. In the last six years, the number of homeschooling families has grown from 2 million to 2.3 million in the United States alone.1 Many factors contribute to the decision to homeschool – student safety, quality of education, special needs concerns, religious beliefs and values, etc.

As the number of homeschoolers continues to grow, and the vision of education expands, even the new United States President-elect, Donald Trump, has favorably acknowledged the homeschooling community and movement in campaign speeches around the country. Recently at the Family Research Council's annual Values Voter Summit, Mr. Trump stated, "School choice means that parents can homeschool their children. 100%."

Research shows parents are more than capable of educating their children at home. The parent/teacher knows what is being taught and has the freedom to educate per the child’s strengths, interests, and weaknesses. According to a survey of homeschoolers conducted by Dr. Brian Ray and the National Home Education Research Institute, homeschoolers consistently perform above average academically.2 These results are not based on, or related to, the parents’ education. Other research points to above-average SAT and ACT test scores for children who are homeschooled.

Home education isn’t new. In the United States, historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Booker T. Washington, Thomas Edison, and Frank Lloyd Wright were homeschooled. And now just might be the easiest time to educate at home. It is legal in all 50 states with requirements ranging from none to approval of curriculum and proof of the parent’s own education.

Homeschoolers spend approximately $600-900 per year per child on curriculum and other materials.3 Typically, curriculum is the biggest expense, but there are numerous ways to save money without skimping on your child’s education, including frequenting the library, buying used curricula, and utilizing online sources.

The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is a resource for support and encouragement for homeschooling families. Printed annually and available in a free quarterly digital format online, or by free app for tablets and phones, this magazine features authors and columnists, experts in their fields, who provide quality content. The Old Schoolhouse® makes available at no cost an enormous homeschooling information package to be claimed freely at www.TryHomeschooling.com.

Another popular resource families have discovered is SchoolhouseTeachers.com, an affordable online curriculum platform hosting more than 300 courses designed especially for homeschooling students, pre K-12th grade. With its "Netflix-style" delivery (monthly membership fee), parents gain full access without limit to all the classes, report card generator, course certificates of achievement, an extensive media library powered by World Book, and hundreds of streaming videos, both educational and entertaining in nature.

To better understand homeschooling, pick up the free information package at www.TryHomeschooling.com, or contact The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine Publishers, Paul and Gena Suarez of Gray, Tennessee at Publishers@TheOldSchoolhouse.com or 1.423.444.5956.

1. http://www.nheri.org/research/research-facts-on-homeschooling.html
2. http://www.nheri.org/research/research-facts-on-homeschooling.html
3. https://www.hslda.org/earlyyears/Costs.asp

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine is actively recruiting educational product reviewers for 2017.

 

Gray, TN, November 02, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, a resource for support and encouragement for homeschooling families, is printed annually and available in a free quarterly digital format online, or by free app for tablets and phones. The Homeschool Review Crew is part of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. The Homeschool Review Crew is a viral marketing network made up of homeschooling families that use, review, and share about home education products. Crew members must apply and applications are being accepted now.

A crew member must be a homeschooler and willing to use the review products with her students for about six weeks in her homeschool before writing a review.

Crew must have an active blog on which to publish reviews and have at least one social media platform. They will check in on the Review Management forum, have access to sample reviews, and are provided mentoring, a social media networking group, blog and social media tutorials, and lots of great opportunities.

In 2016, 75 total reviews were run, including products from some well-known companies like Homeschool in the Woods, Apologia Educational Ministries, Memoria Press, and Math U See, as well as products from lesser-known companies like Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmaker, Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids, Star Toaster, and ArtAchieve. It is possible to review full curriculum packages like Writing with Sharon Watson or a music program from Zeezok Publishing. Smaller curricular items like books from Carole P. Roman or a unit from Progeny Press are also reviewed. And some items, like audio dramas from Familyman Ministries and Heirloom Audio, personal care items from Koru Naturals, or games from Simply Fun and Chara Games, are just a lot of fun!

Crew Members can set their interests and limits on how much they can handle. Some Crew members reviewed 60 or more products in 2016. On average, reviewers completed three reviews per month.

After making sure all of the requirements are met, visit schoolhousereviewcrew.com to read more or apply. Questions can be directed to Debra Brinkman at dbrinkman@theoldschoolhouse.com.

As the number of homeschoolers and the diversity of curriculum continue to grow, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine and the Homeschool Review Crew are in place to help home educators worldwide produce students that are in high demand in the workplace as well as in colleges and universities across the country.

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, the trade magazine for homeschool moms, has gone mobile! The magazine is now available on Apple and Android devices.

 

Gray, TN, February 25, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine (TOS) has been the premiere trade magazine for homeschool families for over a decade. TOS has now joined the ranks of the digital revolution in magazine production while going from a quarterly publication to a monthly digital publication, offering its readers increased content and ease of accessibility.

By downloading on computers, Android-based smartphones, and Apple devices, the content can now digitally go wherever the reader goes. The company will soon release applications for digital readers such as Kindle Fire as well.

One of the main goals of publishers Paul and Gena Suarez is supporting homeschoolers worldwide, by tapping into technology’s outlet of information distribution that is quickly becoming the norm through digital media. Their commitment to bringing the best to homeschool families has prompted them to offer their publication as open access for viewing while they come alongside homeschool families with the most comprehensive and educationally rich content for their readers, and now in the most innovative formats.

Jennifer Bogart from Apps for Homeschooling (appsforhomeschooling.com) had this to say: “TOS is at the leading edge of the digital revolution and I’m thrilled that my copies of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine are now right on my Android tablet for easy reading, alongside access to blog posts and reviews. Reading TOS just became much more convenient for me with this new app!” Joaquin Fernandez, Producer of IndoctriNation the Movie, agrees: “Once again, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is leading the pack, this time by going digital and creating an App for Droid. I just finished reviewing the most recent issue and it works beautifully. Now I actually have something worth reading on my phone.”

Ownership of the world’s largest blogging community (more than 20,000 blogs), a social haven for homeschoolers, is changing hands for the first time since its inception in 2005.

 

Gray, TN, February 11, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Four years into publishing The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine (TOS), owners Paul and Gena Suarez recognized a need for an easy-to-use, Free, online community where homeschool moms, dads, kids, and grandparents could interact and launched HomeschoolBlogger.com (HSB). Within the first month of its existence, HSB hosted more than 30,000 visits.

By the first quarter of 2008, HSB was hosting almost 400,000 unique visitors and averaging more than 9 million page views monthly. Currently, HSB logs more than 500,000 page views per month, hosts about 11,000 new posts per month, and registers 25 new users daily. For many homeschoolers—both teachers and students—a visit to HSB has become part of their daily routine.

Obviously, TOS has identified—and met—a vital need within the homeschooling community. The success of HomeschoolBlogger.com has proven it.

So, why sell HomeschoolBlogger.com and its counterpart, HomesteadBlogger.com? “We’re narrowing our focus at The Old Schoolhouse®, and we’ve fulfilled our original goal: to provide a ‘mini blogosphere’ for homeschoolers around the world,” explained Gena Suarez. “It’s time to hand over the reins to someone else. We’ve simply decided to invest our time and resources in other opportunities that have our attention.”

The site almost exclusively uses open source code, thus effectively sidestepping most licensing fees. Last year HSB rolled out a brand-new platform on WordPress, which offers lots of bells and whistles. More than 140 themes are available, including plugins that provide both secure and feature-rich styling of any of the themes. The platform changes also enabled TOS to minimize maintenance costs and support time.

The current platform makes it possible for a new owner to easily assume control of the site on the existing server. Surprisingly, even if the new owner switched to a different server, migration should require downtime of 8 hours or less. The site could grow to power more than 8 million users before a rewrite or change in platform would be necessary.

HSB operates correctly within any current browser and operating system; therefore visitors can “come as they are” from their mobile devices, Wii, PSP, and others. Use of the Anti-Splog API automatically terminates accounts used for spamming, ensuring that the site quality remains high.

HomeschoolBlogger.com has, in essence, succeeded in creating an international virtual neighborhood of homeschooling families, a neighborhood supported entirely by advertising revenue, enabling users to enjoy the perks at no cost to them. As the billion-dollar homeschool market continues to grow, the potential for profitable expansion—for everyone—appears to be unlimited.

Interested buyers should contact the owners of HomeschoolBlogger.com, Gena and Paul Suarez, or the company’s Director of Marketing, Julie Nott, directly for more details (publisher@TheHomeschoolMagazine.com). HomesteadBlogger.com, a user-friendly, customized network for the homesteading community, is also for sale.

The Old Schoolhouse® announces its third online conference for homeschooling families, the TOS Spring Expo, May 16–20, 2011

 

Gray, TN, January 28, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC - The Old Schoolhouse® (TOS) is taking the potential of the Internet to new boundaries. Promising “tips, tricks, and tools to enhance all phases of your homeschool journey from the preschool and elementary years to high school, college, and beyond,” their Homeschooling with Heart Schoolhouse Expo will feature sessions about the high school years and provide information for entrepreneurs.

Valerie McCafferty, a recent Schoolhouse Expo attendee, summed up her experience this way: “I can’t tell you how much more convenient it was to attend online. That was the most wonderful part of all. I didn’t have to pay for a sitter, could still answer my students’ questions, … didn’t have to drive anywhere, find or pay for parking, or sit in uncomfortable chairs. … I am so looking forward to the rest of the webinars!”

The weeklong 2011 Schoolhouse Expo will feature an impressive lineup of 16 dynamic speakers: authors, teachers, business owners, and researchers, and give participants an opportunity to ask questions and chat with other guests via the live text system.

Gena and Paul Suarez, owners of The Old Schoolhouse® and homeschooling parents of six children, are excited about the success of the Schoolhouse Expos: “We knew that online homeschool webinars would be great for our audience. They love being able to hear their favorite speakers, the Q & A sessions, chatting with other homeschoolers around the world, the discounts offered in our online vendor hall, the amazing freebie package, and of course the fun door prizes! It has been a winner for both our readers and our vendors!”

In addition to the privilege of attending approximately 20 live, hour-long sessions, all registrants will receive a one-year membership to the Homeschool Legal Advantage and a free will, valued at $65; 21 downloadable gifts worth more than $200; access to MP3 files of the sessions, for future reference; door prizes; access to a virtual vendor hall jam-packed with the market’s most outstanding vendors; and a whole lot of fun.

The Door Prize Extravaganza, in which prizes such as books, curricula, and games will be given away to guests, will be held on the final day of the Expo. The biggest prize offered will be a family vacation at one of the twelve Great Wolf Lodge locations in North America, a $450 value.

Expo speakers, all outstanding experts in their fields, include guests such as Dr. Brian Ray, President, National Home Education Research Institute; Dr. Susan Wise Bauer, writer and historian; Diana Waring; Carol Barnier; and Dianne Craft.

Tickets for the first Expo, held in 2010, were sold out within five weeks, with homeschoolers from around the world registering for the premier event. The Old Schoolhouse® reports that families who don’t conveniently live near a large homeschooling community have been particularly thrilled with the opportunity to attend a TOS Expo and interact with other homeschoolers - minus travel and accommodations expenses, of course. Tickets for the 2011 Spring Expo will go on sale on January 26, 2011.

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About The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine: Soon to celebrate their 10-year anniversary, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is recognized as the premier magazine for homeschoolers. This professional publication offers approximately 200 pages of information, inspiration, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world in each quarterly issue. View a sample issue here: http://www.thehomeschoolmagazine-digital.com/thehomeschoolmagazine/sample/#pg1.

As school systems around the country kick off their new school years, homeschooling is establishing itself as the fastest growing form of education.

 

Gray, TN, August 26, 2010 --(PR.com)-- It appears that in the U.S., homeschooling is the fastest-growing form of education, according to independent research conducted by organizations ranging from the National Home Education Research Institute (www.nheri.org), a nonprofit research and educational organization, to the federally funded National Center for Education Statistics (www.nces.ed.gov).

Let’s take a look at some of the evidence:
- “Homeschooling grew from 1.7% of the school age population in 1999 to 2.9% in 2007, a 74% relative increase over 8 years,” states Dr. Brian D. Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI).
- A 2008 study found that “an estimated 2.0 to 2.5 million K–12 children were home educated in the U.S. during mid-2008,” statistics that were also confirmed by NCES.
- Last week, in their local news coverage, Chattanooga’s News Channel 9 reported: “In the last decade, the number of homeschoolers has far more than doubled, according to the Department of Education” (WTVC-TV, August 13, 2010).

The increasing popularity of homeschooling should not come as a surprise. Homeschooling, a term referring to “parent-led, home-based education,” is now bordering on “mainstream” in the United States. In a 2008 article, SaveMoneyHomeschooling.com stated: “If homeschooling continues to grow at 7–12% per year for the next 5 years, we could see the percent of homeschooling students increase to 5 million, which is about 10% of the total children in K–12 education.”

“Homeschooling high school is no longer uncharted territory . . . . There are a multitude of homeschooled graduates who are bearing fruit in the workplace, in the military, in their families, and in colleges across the country,” states the Home-School Legal Defense Association, an organization whose purpose is to “defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children.”

Gena Suarez, publisher of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, is not at all surprised by the increased popularity of homeschooling: “During the past thirty years, homeschooling families have proven that parents can do a better job than the public school—socially and academically. Homeschooling works; everybody wins.”

As the homeschooling movement continues to expand, and as graduates from among their ranks assume positions of leadership and responsibility in the United States, our nation will be watching. Most citizens would agree that our nation is in desperate need of wise, well-educated leaders: men and women of integrity, curiosity, strength, and courage. The fact that homeschooling is the fastest-growing form of education in our country may just offer our nation that hope we’re looking for.

About The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine: Soon to celebrate their 10-year anniversary, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is recognized as the premier magazine for homeschoolers. Their Fall 2010 issue will focus on higher education, featuring articles that discuss dual-credit programs offered by colleges and preparing teens for today’s job market. This professional publication offers approximately 200 pages of information, inspiration, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world in each quarterly issue. View a sample issue here: http://www.thehomeschoolmagazine-digital.com/thehomeschoolmagazine/sample/#pg1.

The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine announces the release of a complimentary gift to its Schoolhouse Expo conference participants and homeschooling friends everywhere—the Homeschool 101 Digital Supplement.

 

Gray, TN, May 11, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine (TOS) and The Old Schoolhouse® Speakers Bureau, producers of the The Schoolhouse Expo, a live homeschool conference, are offering a unique, free gift to the Expo’s 1,000 attendees and anyone else who may be interested: the Homeschool 101 Digital Supplement.

Including topics important to homeschooling families with encouragement for every day, this resource promises to provide them with a great start toward learning to manage their homes and homeschools more efficiently with attention to academic excellence within a biblical framework.

New and seasoned homeschoolers alike will find inspiration, information, activities, curriculum, and practical help within Homeschool 101’s beautiful digital pages, packed with articles and resources from Schoolhouse Expo speakers, TOS staff, and vendors.

Its long list of impressive articles includes many well-respected authors:

Susan Wise Bauer
Amanda Bennett
Todd Wilson
Kim Kautzer
Deborah Wuehler
Mark Hamby
Jill Novak
And more

A variety of Expo curriculum vendors share their expertise as well, giving parents insight into the workings and unique skills and knowledge pertaining to their companies’ products.

And as if that weren’t enough, homeschooling families will be delighted to find 101 special bonus pages to use with their kids . . . 101 pages of information, forms, educational charts, hands-on lapbooking, games, and all sorts of fun activities with exciting, actual pages taken from some of the best of TOS E-learning resources. Parents are encouraged to print what they want for immediate use.

Nancy Carter, Schoolhouse Expo coordinator, states: “We are thrilled to bring Homeschool 101 to homeschoolers worldwide and to people just considering homeschooling. Our prayer is that it will provide a strong, basic foundation of homeschool knowledge and point them in the direction of resources that they might want to explore further.”

The Homeschool 101 Digital Supplement is free. Follow this link to the download page: http://thehomeschoolmagazine.com/Digital-Supplement/Homeschool101.html.

Readers are encouraged to share it with friends and their supportive email lists, and hot link it right to their own websites.

The new 2010 school year is fast approaching. Homeschooling families are actively planning and making choices that will fit their particular needs for a successful new homeschooling year. With the help of the Homeschooling 101 Digital Supplement, online help is just a click away.

About The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine

The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is the leading, Christian homeschool publication and reaches homeschoolers with more than 33,000 issues each quarter in more than 30 countries. This approximately 160-page magazine is a trusted source of information packed with important, up-to-date news, practical information, and inspiring content for the enjoyment and interest of homeschooling families. Their mission is to produce a high-quality, biblically based magazine that stands alone as a practical resource and introduces relevant products and services to the home educator. TOS-based ministries include the addition of a blogging community (HomeschoolBlogger.com), an online store (TheOldSchoolhouseStore.com), and The Old Schoolhouse® Speakers Bureau (HomeschoolSpeakers.com).

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The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
P.O. Box 8426
Gray, TN 37615
1-888-718-HOME(4663)
www.TheHomeschoolMagazine.com

To request further information or a copy of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, contact Michelle Eichhorn at meichhorn@thehomeschoolmagazine.com. Please include your name, publication/website, and mailing address with your request.

Download N Go™ Rolls Out Its First Monthly Topics—for a New Semester of Fun Homeschool Learning and Adventure

 

The Old Schoolhouse® announces the release of the first January titles in the innovative new Download N Go™ Series.

 

Gray, TN, February 05, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The Old Schoolhouse® (TOS) and popular unit-study expert Amanda Bennett rolled out the first four weekly E-learning units of the new Download N Go™ Series. The January titles: Winter Wonders, Amelia Earhart, Australia, and Valentine’s Day, lead the way, while 34 more high-interest titles in various stages of development are expected to follow. Each week in the series delivers an exciting new topic to discover.

As the busy spring buying season approaches, Download N Go™ brings a fresh, new resource to integrate into the next school year. Designed for kids from K – 4th grade and their busy moms, it’s a fabulous way to start off the new homeschool semester. Even those doing year-round homeschooling can jump in at any time with this easy-to-use, hands-on series.

Called the “next generation of unit studies,” the Download N Go™ units are short, weekly unit studies that include daily lessons and lapbook instructions woven together with eye-pleasing pages and interactivity, ready for immediate use—very different from other unit study and lapbooking products on the market.

Amanda Bennett (www.unitstudy.com) is well known for her groundbreaking unit studies that are popular with homeschooling families around the world. She explains more about the project:

“We’ve been listening to homeschoolers’ suggestions. Many have mentioned their search for an easy-to-use, ready-to-go unit study but wished that it would include a lapbook. When the opportunity came to work with the TOS team to create a brand new kind of product—where the elements of unit study learning were merged with the hands-on learning and fun of creating lapbooks— I knew that this was the right direction and jumped at the chance. Presto—we’ve got quite a treasure in our new series, and we’re all very excited...”

Diving into the new series, the team took the best parts of both kinds of curriculum and created an original kind of study. The Download N Go™ Series of E-Books:

Are downloadable and instantly ready to GO—no other books are required (though recommendations are provided).
Integrate the construction of a lapbook into each daily lesson, step by step.
Are simple to use but complete in content.
Require no expensive resources and are non-consumable.
Utilize a variety of multimedia selections—hyperlinks are embedded right in the study.
Provide a resource list for optional further study.

Kids are fascinated with these units, finding colorful “wow factors” with many high-interest activities on every page. Each title is reasonably priced at $7.95. However, the more weeks you purchase up front, the more you can save. Plus, there are free gifts to be enjoyed. For more information, go to: www.downloadngo.com

Homeschoolers who think they don’t have time to try out unit studies and lapbooking right now should think again. Step outside the boredom box and into a fun learning experience. Go for learning. Go for fun. Go for adventure. Just Download N Go™.

About The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine

The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is the leading Christian, homeschool publication and a trusted source of information worldwide. This approximately 200-page, quarterly magazine is packed with important, up-to-date news, useful information, and inspiring content for the enjoyment and interest of homeschooling families. Their mission is to produce a high-quality, Biblically-based magazine that stands alone as a practical resource and introduces relevant products and services to the home educator.

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The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
P.O. Box 8426
Gray, TN 37615
1-888-718-HOME(4663)
www.TheHomeschoolMagazine.com

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