Putting technology to work for you
Monday, 02 June 2014

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Doing a better job connecting with our homeschool families (and those that should be!)

The homeschool community has increasingly used the internet to learn about home schooling; share ideas; research and compare education aids and curriculum; keep up with legislation that could harm or benefit homeschooling; do every kind of school-work related research for students; and network with other like-minded families. As an organization dedicated to assisting families with homeschooling, HomeWorks needs to be more proactive in using technology to connect with our current customers and reach the thousands of new families that are joining the home school ranks every year.

Over the last year we have been working behind the scenes to grow our knowledge base about web design, analytics, blogging and social media. While digging in, we have discovered some extremely talented people on our team in addition to the outside specialist assisting us on this journey.

It has been said that the best way to learn a foreign language is to immerse yourself in that country and culture. I believe the same holds true with technology; so in order to better understand what we need to do and what our customers would like to see from us I decided to jump in and start a blog.

My wife Stephanie and I have homeschooled from the beginning with our oldest son—a rising junior in college, second son—graduating from high school this weekend, and daughter—a rising high school junior. Our homeschool journey has had its mountain tops and valleys, victories and challenges, periods of exciting bursts and monotonous steady plodding. But looking back I see academic growth, maturity and even gratitude in our kids; growing confidence and encouragement with my bride, and most importantly God’s amazing grace every step of the way.

Christmas 2013 – the George family

So our goal at HomeWorks is to keep doing what we have done since the founding of our organization almost ten years ago, but take it to the next appropriate level by making better use of the wonderful technology that is available to us. We want our website, social media sites, blogs, webinars, workshops, e-letters, solutions events, conventions, home events and homeschool VIPs to better assist our incredible team of dedicated and talented consultants to support you, our customers—our extended homeschool family.

Please visit often and let us know how we can serve you better.

On behalf of the HomeWorks team,
David George
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