Welcome to IDEA!

The Relaxed, Eclectic Unschoolers

(Iowans Dedicated to Educational Alternatives)


Welcome to the IDEA Page! We are an unschooling homeschool group that supports families in Iowa and surrounding areas.
The families in this support group come from many different
religions, ethnic backgrounds and walks of life.




IDEA Park Day!



When: Every Thursday, from 1-5 PM(times may change) (when temps are above 50F)

Where: Fort Des Moines Park, Des Moines




Happy 10th Birthday to IDEA !!!


1998 - 2008





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-Mission Statement-

IDEA is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing information, support and
encouragement for those who choose to pursue life-long learning outside of the school environment.
This group recognizes that learning is an internal process that thrives when people are
free to explore life on their own terms; this philosophy is often called unschooling.
Realizing that families come for support from various backgrounds and levels of homeschooling,
IDEA has no official political or religious orientation and does not endorse any one resource.



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-E-Mail-

The IDEA E-mail List is the heart of our group, where ideas, opinions, events and community are shared.

To subscribe either send an email to: IDEA-2-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Or go to: http://www.yahoogroups.com/group/IDEA-2

To unsubscribe send an email to: IDEA-2-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com




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Iowa State Information



Iowa State Homeschool Laws:
http://www.homeedmag.com/lawregs/iowa.html

Chapter 31 - Iowa State Codes that further define the Iowa Homeschool Laws:
http://www.legis.state.ia.us/Rules/2001/iac/281iac/28131/28131.pdf

Current online CPI Handbook put out by the Iowa State Dept of Education.
* This contains the CPI forms and instructions for filling them out :
http://www.iowa.gov/educate/content/view/301/504/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=301&Itemid=1335/

* For help on filling out the CPI forms, join the IDEA e-mail List (see above) and ask !




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- Help Files -
We would like to share some of our definitions of unschooling, and provide personal observations
of the challenges, tools, and resources we have discovered.




Links      Contacts      Help Files




Questions about Unschooling or the IDEA group?  Contact   kdiltz at iowatelecom dot net         

Please report bad / broken links to:    pdiltz at iowatelecom dot net



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The Relaxed, Eclectic Unschoolers