One of these dear friends, Rachel Spigarelli, has since moved to Virginia where she continues to be a star homeschooler and local advocate for the homeschooling community. Now that our family is on the east coast as well, we occasionally bump into each other. This past May, for example, we met up at the LDSHE conference that was held in Williamsburg VA.
This morning I had the pleasure of hearing from her via email and wanted to share with you her latest and greatest effort to support and nourish the homeschool community nation wide! This sounds like a wonderful effort to be part of and I look forward to helping it grow. Please consider joining this effort as well.
Here's the message from Rachel:
"This new community will be different than a forum, a help desk, or a facebook group. We will be able to use it to sort questions, rank answers, and filter information. Both beginner and advanced homeschoolers will be able to find an audience for their concerns and worries, their fact-based inquiries, and learn details of implementation of different educational methods. We are hoping that the StackExchange Homeschool site will help homeschoolers nationwide find reliable information. There is no limit on who can join StackExchange, and children as old as 13 can participate. You don't even have to create a new user account, you can log in through your gmail. Once they gain momentum, sites like this are most often naturally self-moderating, because of the gamification set-up. Our group is just getting going, and we need to demonstrate it's importance. We are in the definition phase, where the topic and audience are still being decided. If you're willing to help, what we need right now is for you to submit your five best questions that would define a group about homeschooling. What do you think most homeschoolers want to know? What are some of your most pressing questions this year? Your questions should be answerable, and not be opinion based. Think of something that you, as an experienced homeschooler, have needed to figure out. You can only submit five questions, but you can edit and alter your questions after submission. Also, please vote on the other questions already submitted, helping to define what an "expert" homeschooler would want to know. This whole process will take less than 20 minutes. Please follow this link and join our
Homeschool Stackexchange group.