Milton Public Library staff have curated this list of resources for those involved in homeschooling, home study, and unschooling.
VERMONT AGENCY OF EDUCATION
This page provides Vermont enrollment requirements, application forms, home study resources, minimum course of study requirements, and end-of-year assessments.
Vermont’s Dual Enrollment program includes up to two college courses for eligible Vermont high school students.
Vermont’s Early College Program (ECP) has made funds available to students accepted into full-time programs that are developed and operated by one of the Vermont State Colleges or an accredited private postsecondary school located in Vermont, and that are approved for operation by the Secretary of Education.
Vermont Home Education Network (VHEN)
Vermont Home Education Network is an advocacy organization, which maintains a strong homeschool lobby at the state level and acts as a watchdog by monitoring legislation relevant to homeschooling issues.
Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative
The Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative connects students with Vermont schools, to overcome barriers that prevent students from taking the courses they want or need.
Classics for Kids from Cincinnati Public Radio
Free resources and lesson plan materials to introduce students to the joy of music.
ECHO at Home Learning
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, provides a selection of online activities and resources.
Eight Digital Education Resources from the Smithsonian
This Smithsonian Magazine article explains and links to the newly launched #SmithsonianEdu campaign, with 1.7 million online tools geared specifically toward students and teachers.
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Virtual Classroom
The museum is providing educational classes, curricula, and materials online, for download, and, in partnership with Kingdom Access Television, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming that reaches even those with limited Internet access.
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners of all ages to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
Vermont PBS Distance Learning
The Vermont Agency of Education has expanded their partnership with Vermont PBS to support in-person, hybrid and distance learning models, providing free educational resources via television broadcast along with digital streaming and resources.
Vermont Historical Society: At-Home History for Homeschoolers
The Vermont Historical Society provides for a small fee links to lesson plans and student materials for two activities which can be done at home.
VERMONT HOMESCHOOL SUPPORT GROUPS ON FACEBOOK
Chittenden County VT Homeschool Group
Homeschooling Vermont Chat Group
Meetups for Vermont Homeschoolers
NW VT Homeschoolers
To meet pandemic-era demand, Virtual Learning Cooperative is scaling up (VT Digger, August 23, 2020)
What It Means to Home-School (New York Times, August 18, 2020)
Families weigh homeschooling (Times Argus, August 4, 2020)
As schools announce reopening plans, many parents opt to homeschool (VT Digger, August 3, 2020)
The 7 Best Online Homeschool Programs of 2020 (Very Well Family, August 6, 2020)
Amid Pandemic, Vermont Homeschool Enrollments Surge (Seven Days, July 23, 2020)
6 Tips for Homeschooling in Fall 2020 (Forbes, July 17, 2020)
BOOKS AT MILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
(In alphabetical order by title.)
Brave Leaner by Julie Bogart
Building Structures with Young Children by Ingrid Chalufour
Call of the Wild and Free by Ainsley Arment
College-prep Homeschooling by David Byers
The Everything Homeschooling Book by Sherri Linsenbach
Home Learning Year by Year (revised 2020 )by Rebbecca Rupp
Homegrown by Ben Hewitt
Homeschooling by Noah Berlatsky
Homeschooling and Loving It! by Rebecca Kochenderfer
Homeschooling FAQs by Tamra Orr
Homeschooling Handbook by Lorilee Lippincott
The Homeschooling Option by Lisa Rivero
Homeschooling Step-by-Step by Laura Maery Gold
Homeschooling the Early Years by Linda Dobson
Homeschooling the Teen Years by Cafi Cohen
Homeschooling 101 by Erica Arndt
How Children Learn by John Holt
How Many Ways Can You Make Five? by Sally Anderson
How to Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Siegfried Engelmann
Practical Homeschooling by Mary Pride
Project-Based Homeschooling by Lori McWilliams
Rethinking School by Susan Wise Bauer
Social Studies and Me! by Sally Anderson
Teach Anyone to Read by Lilli Pope
The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling ideas by Linda Dobson
Unschooled by Kerry MCDonald
The Unschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith
What Your Kindergartener Needs to Know by E. D. Hirsch
What your first grader needs to know by E. D. Hirsch
What your second grader needs to know by E. D. Hirsch
What your third grader needs to know by E. D. Hirsch
What your fourth grader needs to know by E. D. Hirsch
What Your fifth grader needs to know by E. D. Hirsch
Where Does my Shadow Sleep? by Sally Anderson
Worms, Shadows, and Whirlpools by Karen Worth
Last update September 30, 2020.