Exhibit at the 2017 VaHomeschoolers Conference and Resource Fair
Sharing the Keys to Learning

Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, 2017
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, VA

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The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers (VaHomeschoolers) is proud to be Virginia’s only fully inclusive, member-directed, volunteer-driven state homeschool organization. Our sole intent is to help homeschoolers. We have no religious or partisan political agenda, and we take no position on non-homeschooling issues.

In addition to providing our members services such as a comprehensive website, homeschool helpline, full-color magazine published 5 times a year, and homeschool advocacy at the state and local levels, each year we organize a two-day conference which brings together approximately 1,000 homeschoolers from all around Virginia. Attendees enjoy a slate of sessions featuring speakers and topics embodying a broad spectrum of homeschool philosophies and approaches, as well as an exhibit hall, used resource sale and several social events.

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Family Programming
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM Got Talent? We Need You!

Talent Show, Project Exhibit, and Ice Cream Social Our annual Friday evening talent show and project exhibit are perfect opportunities for homeschoolers to shine like stars. Enjoy the talent of homeschoolers as they perform everything from music to poetry recitation and gymnastics to comedy. Be awed by the creativity and skill of our young artists, […]

04:45 PM - 05:45 AM Arrow Construction by On Target Archery

Robin Hood, Katniss Everdeen, Hawkeye, Green Arrow, and Merida all have one thing in common: they relied on well-constructed arrows to fly true and hit their targets. Now you have the chance to design, construct, and take home your very own arrow from traditional materials. Discover how arrows are made around the world and what […]

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM Semper K9 Assistance Dogs

Come see these furry heroes and all their amazing talent! Semper K9 uses rescue dogs from various organizations to give unclaimed K9s a special opportunity to be the best friend and companion to injured service members. View a few of the amazing ways these K9s assist those with amputations, spinal cord injuries, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), […]

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Introduction to Archery by On Target Archery

Come and learn about the age-old skill of archery. Hear a brief introduction, become familiar with the safety rules and equipment, learn proper shooting techniques, and have an opportunity to practice these newly learned skills on the range. Instructors will be available to answer questions and share their knowledge about the ever-growing sport of archery. […]

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM Walkerton Tavern: Game Time and Tours

Offsite at Walkerton Tavern Come by historic Walkerton Tavern to play some outdoor games including badminton, bocce, quoits, and nine-pins. You can also take a tour of our historic facility and learn how this 1825 structure served as a tavern, hotel, post office, and voting precinct. Several hands-on activities are included in this tour: postmarking, […]

09:00 AM - 11:00 AM Open Acoustic Jam Session

Teens who play any kind of acoustic instrument won’t want to miss our fifth annual conference jam session. Bring your guitar, bass, fiddle, banjo, or whatever for a free-for-all jam with other musical homeschoolers. Homeschooled teen Parker Gondella will be on hand to give tips for jumping in on songs you don’t know. Amplifiers and […]

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Scientific Method Demo with the Science Museum of Virginia

Join the staff from the Science Museum of Virginia, and put your observation and predication skills to the test as we go step by step through an exciting science experiment – what can we learn, and what could we do differently next time?

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM Audubon at Home Class

The Audubon at Home Wildlife Sanctuary Program helps create healthy habitats for native plants and animals in the back yards of Northern Virginia, and certifies properties as wildlife sanctuaries. If you want to create an environmentally friendly landscape in your own yard (or school, church, or business)—let us help you! Leigh Kieser, with Prince William County […]

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM Visit, Learn, and Earn

Kids 12 and under: Explore marine and coastal science at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station booth, preview the newest Usborne books, and discover The Ninja Librarian book series which follows the adventures of homeschooler Dorrie Barnes who joins a secret society of sword-wielding time-traveling librarians—all while earning a free paperback book! It is as easy […]

March 24, 2017 - Day One
11:30 AM - 05:00 PM Snack Bar open

If you need something to munch on during the conference, stop by the lobby and check out the VaHomeschoolers-run snack bar. You’ll find hot coffee, cool drinks, classic candy bars, energy-boosting bars, fresh fruit, gluten-free snacks, and much more. All profits directly benefit VaHomeschoolers. Lunches are not sold at the snack bar, so please pre-order […]

11:30 AM - 06:00 PM Registration open
01:00 PM - 07:00 PM Exhibit Hall open

The Exhibit Hall and Used Resource Sale are free and open to the public. Registration is required to receive a name badge in order to be permitted in any Conference area. A name badge is necessary even in the free vendor areas. Make sure to visit the vendors in our Exhibit Hall on Friday and […]

02:00 PM - 07:00 PM Used Resource Sale open

Don’t miss our celebrated Used Resource Sale, stocked with thousands of treasures at unbeatable prices. Thanks to the generous support of other homeschoolers, you will find curricula, manipulatives, literature for all ages, CDs, games, science kits, and more. Since all items have been donated, each purchase directly supports VaHomeschoolers. Don’t leave the conference without some […]

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Beginning Homeschooling (Free) – Stephanie Elms

Thinking about homeschooling but feeling overwhelmed? New to homeschooling and wondering what you got yourself into? Join us for this free session by former VaHomeschoolers board member Stephanie Elms. Stephanie gives an overview of the law and answers your questions and concerns about how homeschooling can work for your family. Gain the knowledge and confidence […]

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM The Invisible Education: Emotional Safety for Love and Learning – Julie Bogart

Homeschooling is more than academics. It is a daily performance of love between people who live together 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It’s important to nurture those relationships and to create a space for growth and risk-taking. Sometimes our kids aren’t just learning the three R’s, however. They are being shaped by […]

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM How to Get Rich: A Session for Teens and Tweens – Kati Hornung

What is money, really, and how do you define “rich”? Explore this topic and gather ideas about areas of finance you want to explore for yourself. We’ll discuss spending, giving, saving, and investing and how this time of your life, right now, is the most precious time for investing. You’ll get concrete action steps for investing money […]

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Teaching Complex Topics When You Only Get to Meet Once a Week – Renee Jackson

Many homeschoolers have found the benefits and pleasures of joining up with others in cooperative learning communities. While the fun of learning with others and finding your own hidden teaching talents can be exhilarating, the burden of trying to fit it all in and the fear that you just won’t get it all done can […]

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Changing It Up: When Things That Should Work, Don’t – Angela Tuell

What happens when even the best book, curriculum, or well-thought-out plan doesn’t go well for your child? How do you regroup without giving up or losing your cool? How do you modify things to fit a child who might learn differently? In this session, Angela will give personal examples of times things did not go […]

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM What If Something Happens? How to Build an Emergency Learning/Life Plan for Your Homeschooled Child (Especially for a Child with Special Needs) – Sarah Blunkosky

Using personal experience and research-based strategies, I will share resources for building a learning plan for your homeschooled child, just in case something happens to you and your child must attend public school.

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Staging Your Homeschool Development and Learning, Part 1: Human Developmental Stages – Pamela Schmidt and Rebecca Esch

How do the developmental stages after the first six years of childhood affect your homeschool? How do you manage multiple children, developmental stages, and needs (including your own) while teaching? By the end of this session you will have a rubric that shows you ways to combine the developmental tasks of each stage with your […]

01:00 PM - 05:15 PM Family Programming

We have entertaining and enlightening programs scheduled throughout the conference for family members of all ages. Please remember that children 12 and under must always be accompanied by someone aged 13 or older. Family programming activities can only be attended by paid registrants.

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM The Secret to Writing Breakthroughs for All Ages – Julie Bogart

Programs, curriculum, homeschool gurus—they all miss it. Yet it’s so simple! Find out what professional writers know about writing instruction that educators often miss. You’ll walk away from this seminar knowing exactly what to do to change the dynamic around writing in your family … for good. In fact, you can turn your writing program […]

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM Using an Evaluator for Proof of Progress – Jeanne Faulconer and Sarah Blunkosky

Tired of testing? Looking for a holistic approach to meet Virginia’s annual evidence-of- progress requirement? Want an authentic yearly synopsis of your child’s education? Have a child who learns differently or who learns beyond a curriculum? Have a child who has special needs? Consider working with a homeschool evaluator. In this session, learn how evaluation […]

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM The Honorable Intellectual Gatekeeper: Navigating Challenging Ideas and Perspectives with Our Children – Jen Downey

The libraries of the world, and the digitized labyrinth of the Internet contain a rich variety of information about, and perspectives on, every topic under the sun. As homeschooling parents, we are powerful information and perspective gatekeepers—our choices have a profound effect on which viewpoints make it into family dinner table conversations and into our […]

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM Scaffolding Math – Jennifer Georgia

Many parents think they could homeschool if only they knew how to teach math. They didn’t really “get” math when they were in school, so how can they help their kids? In this presentation you will learn how to help your child build a solid math foundation through the proven technique of scaffolding. You’ll hear […]

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM A Methodical Approach to the College Application Process, Part 1: Laying the Groundwork – Erin Scherger

Is your homeschooled teen planning to attend a four-year college after high school? Functioning as your child’s guidance counselor can be an intimidating prospect, but there are several steps you can take along the way to bring a little sanity to the process and to feel comfortable that you will have the information you need […]

02:30 PM - 03:30 AM Forest Kids for All Ages: Create Community and Get Outdoors! – Marni Kammersell

In this session we will explore forest kindergartens, along with practical tips on how to create your own. Forest kindergartens, called “waldkindergartens” in their homelands of Germany and Scandinavia, are fantastic ways for children of all ages to regularly spend time in nature, year-round, with friends. Their motto is: “There’s no bad weather, only bad […]

02:30 PM - 03:30 AM Staging Your Homeschool Development and Learning, Part 2: Tutors and the Teen Years – Rebecca Esch and Pamela Schmidt

Building on ideas from Part 1 of the Staging Your Homeschool Development session, we will consider how bringing a tutor into the mix can help grow your teen’s interests, strengthen their skills and confidence, prepare them for the future, and improve your relationship with your teen. In this interactive workshop, we will explore the many […]

03:30 PM - 04:15 PM Shopping Break
03:30 PM - 05:30 PM Teen Volunteer Pizza Party
04:15 PM - 05:15 PM Moving Through Math Patterns: The Building Blocks of Music, Dance, and Mathematics – Marcia Daft

Have you heard that everything in math is a pattern, but never really understood why? In this workshop, participants begin by exploring how patterns underlie all mathematical systems. Finding the patterns helps move students beyond rote memorization and into conceptual thinking. Now imagine that each conceptual math lesson is integrated with music, movement, and the […]

04:15 PM - 05:15 PM S.T.E.M.—Learning to Love Science – Stacie I. Smith

Science education should be brain-based, fun, engaging, and lively; above all, it should be science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)-focused! Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Many students are bored, and parents are secretly anxious about teaching this valuable subject. Yet the need for support in science is at an all-time high for parents […]

04:15 PM - 05:15 PM The Amazing You – Florence F. Brooks

This highly interactive workshop is designed to help you take time and energy to think about caring for yourself and how necessary you and your well-being are to a vital homeschool experience.

04:15 PM - 05:15 PM Using Projects and Websites to Do Real Historic Work in Your Homeschool – Sarah Blunkosky, M.A.

This session explores some of the many projects and groups your homeschooler can join to do real-world historic work. Mostly geared toward tweens and teens, but easily adaptable, activities include translating colonial handwriting and researching U.S. newspapers for Holocaust research. These are just a couple of the projects we will discuss as we look into […]

04:15 PM - 05:15 PM A Methodical Approach to the College Application Process, Part 2: Assembling the Paperwork – Erin Scherger

Many parents who homeschool the high school years will need to create some sort of transcript to represent their child’s high school experiences. However, there is more to applying to a four-year college than that! In this second part of the College Application Process series, learn about: other documentation you may have to prepare as […]

04:15 PM - 05:15 PM Reading: When to Worry – Rebecca Wald, Ph.D.

Suppose your homeschooler isn’t reading yet, or isn’t reading well. Should you just relax and wait for it to “click,” or should you worry? In this session, we’ll review current research about how the brain learns to read and learn how to tell the difference between a child who needs time and a child who […]

04:15 PM - 05:15 PM Using Video Games in Education – Catina Sweedy

Any parent who has heard “One more minute!” when they ask their kids to get off the computer, iPad, or other gaming console can relate to how infuriating and frustrating it is when kids just can’t stop gaming. But what if I were to tell you that video games are excellent educational tools, and not […]

05:15 PM - 07:00 PM Shopping and Dinner Break
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM Talent Show and Project Exhibit

Ice Cream Social to immediately follow the end of the Talent Show (Open to all paid registrants) Our annual Friday evening talent show and project exhibit are perfect opportunities for homeschoolers to shine like stars. Enjoy the talent of homeschoolers as they perform everything from music to poetry recitation and gymnastics to comedy. Be awed […]

March 25, 2017 - Day Two
08:30 AM - 04:45 PM Exhibit Hall open

The Exhibit Hall and Used Resource Sale are free and open to the public. Registration is required to receive a name badge in order to be permitted in any Conference area. A name badge is necessary even in the free vendor areas. Make sure to visit the vendors in our Exhibit Hall on Friday and […]

08:00 AM - 04:45 PM Used Resource Sale open

Don’t miss our celebrated Used Resource Sale, stocked with thousands of treasures at unbeatable prices. Thanks to the generous support of other homeschoolers, you will find curricula, manipulatives, literature for all ages, CDs, games, science kits, and more. Since all items have been donated, each purchase directly supports VaHomeschoolers. Don’t leave the conference without some […]

03:45 PM - 04:45 PM Shopping Break
11:45 AM - 01:15 PM Lunch and Shopping Break
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM Family Programming

We have entertaining and enlightening programs scheduled throughout the conference for family members of all ages. Please remember that children 12 and under must always be accompanied by someone aged 13 or older. Family programming activities can only be attended by paid registrants.

08:00 AM - 04:00 PM Registration open
08:00 AM - 04:15 PM Snack Bar open
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Updating Charlotte Mason to the 21st Century – Julie Bogart

We all love dear Charlotte, but let’s face it: she didn’t have to contend with video games, Netflix, or cheap Van Gogh prints in McDonald’s restaurants. Moreover, the world has changed in a century. How do we translate all the good in her thinking and educational philosophy into a robust, technologically-current, globalized educational model that […]

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Beginning Homeschooling, Part 1: Navigating Paperwork and Legalities – Stephanie Elms

Thinking about homeschooling but feeling a bit overwhelmed? New to homeschooling and wondering what you got yourself into? Stephanie gives an overview of the law and answers your questions and concerns about how homeschooling can work for your family. Gain the knowledge and confidence you need to get started on your homeschooling journey. This session […]

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM What Does Vision Have to Do with ADHD and LD Anyway? – Dr. Tod Davis

Vision is our most important sense. It directly impacts problem solving, movement, emotional well-being, personal relationships, and other aspects of daily living. In spite of neuroscientific advances in our understanding of vision, especially how vision problems can be identified and treated, it continues to be poorly understood by educators, clinicians, and the general public. In […]

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Mom, Don’t Make Me Think—Just Tell Me the Answer! – Kathleen Cotter Lawler

As a teacher, it’s so easy to give the answer, isn’t it? Oh, that’s right … you don’t do that. How long do you allow a child to think before you start helping them? Sometimes we need to be quiet and let the child wrestle with the problem to find the answer. Do you know […]

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pros and Cons of Part-Time and/or Dual Enrollment in High School – Erin Scherger

Some school districts allow homeschooled students to take classes as part-time students; many homeschoolers take advantage of dual-enrollment opportunities at local community colleges. Explore the benefits and potential challenges of each of these options for homeschooled high school students as well as potential positives and pitfalls of transfer and/or guaranteed admission agreements.

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Igniting a Zeal for History in Your Older Homeschooler – Renee Jackson

So often as we move from elementary years into learning with our older students, history becomes a subject relegated to thick tomes with little to distract us from all those words. It doesn’t have to be that way; history is still alive and kicking and anxious to get out and spend some time with you […]

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Homeschooling TraVersed – Jeanne Faulconer

Jeanne will do a reading of poetry she has written about her nearly 20 years of homeschooling, providing you with a unique way to eavesdrop on the inner workings of a homeschool life with three kids. Drawn on her personal experiences and those of families she has loved and left behind as her family homeschooled […]

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Legacy Circle Induction of Parrish Mort and Lois Curling

Please join us as we thank Lois and Parrish for their many contributions to the homeschoolers throughout Virginia!

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Keynote Address: “The Enchanted Education” – Julie Bogart

We all have one: that imagined dream homeschool where our children are relaxed, where we are at ease, where learning happens naturally, and everyone gets along. Sometimes it seems as though a fantasy homeschool is a dream, never a reality. Yet what if you could create momentum in your homeschool? What if once a month, or once a week, you shifted how you […]

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM Beginning Homeschooling, Part 2: But What Do I Do Monday? – Stephanie Elms

This second talk in the Beginning Homeschooling series covers options for the day-to-day aspects of homeschooling: finding resources, knowing what to teach, exploring different homeschool approaches, structuring your day, and finding local groups. While no one can tell you what will work best for your family, Stephanie provides you with resources for figuring it all […]

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM Plan Your Way to Kindergarten: Homeschooling Preschool – Parrish Mort

Preschool is a time of exploration, discovery, and learning through play and modeling. Parrish will share ideas for celebrating everyday moments as teachable moments. She will offer some ideas for fun ways to introduce and reinforce pre-literacy and pre-numeracy skills, without the “drill and kill” that can create burnout—in both kids and parents. Learn about […]

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM Accredited Programs, Virtual Schools, Correspondence Schools, and Enrolled Homeschooling: Are They for You? – Karen Skelton

Why do some people use all-in-one distance learning programs with outside teachers, while other homeschoolers piece together a homegrown approach they implement themselves? Homeschoolers definitely don’t need accredited programs to be legal or get into college, but some families choose them and use them successfully. Join Karen to explore these resources and the reasons why […]

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM Taking the Fear Out of Fractions – Kathleen Cotter Lawler

Do you remember the groans in math class when the word “fraction” was uttered? Well, there is a better and less painful way of teaching fractions! Fractions are, dare I say, fun, when they are taught the right way. Come and find the beauty and simplicity of fractions.

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM Preparing for Life After Homeschool, From Moms Across the State – Sarah Zmick

Whether your child has an official diagnosis or you have identified issues that may create challenges while he or she is trying to transition to life after homeschooling, this workshop is for you. Join Sarah as she facilitates discussion among attendees while providing support for everyone. Each participant will leave the session knowing that they […]

01:15 PM - 15:15 PM Desperately Seeking Science Curriculum – Karen Shumway

A session for anyone interested in choosing their own homeschool science adventure, rather than purchasing a ready-made curriculum. Karen will share that it does not take a specialized degree to create curriculum. You don’t have to worry about national standards, or grade-level Standards of Learning (SOL) requirements. You don’t have to teach a certain sequence […]

01:15 PM - 02:15 AM The Curious Collector: Encouraging, Corralling, and Curating Your Child’s Collection for Learning Across the Curriculum – Mary Sandkam

Do you have a child who collects, collects, and then collects some more? Maybe collects one specific, special thing (Pokemon cards, feathers, or rocks) or a little bit of everything (Pokemon cards, feathers, and rocks!)? Does it drive you crazy? If so, this is the session for you! Learn how to get your child’s collection […]

02:45 PM - 03:45 Think Three: The Trick to Academic Writing – Julie Bogart

If you and I had dinner together, I could teach you the essay format on the back of a napkin! There is a principle at work in academic writing that goes beyond mere format. It’s a kind of analytical model that enables the greatest power in argument and systemizing of research. Once your high school […]

02:45 PM - 03:45 PM You’re Doing What? How to Answer Inquiries from the Simply Curious and the Outright Hostile – Parrish Mort

Tired of people questioning your choice to homeschool and challenging your methods? Uncertain how to ward off the “well-intentioned” concerns expressed by friends and family? Parrish discusses when to explain your choices, when to change the subject, and how to develop the confidence to face any naysayer.

02:45 PM - 03:45 PM Fuel Your Soul: Live Longer, Live Happier, Nurture Connections – Erin Scherger

As parents, particularly homeschooling parents, you spend a great deal of time on ensuring your children’s health, education, and happiness. But what about your own well-being? Do you nurture yourself just as well? If not, it can be easy to become isolated, to feel burned out, or to lose your sense of self. And fast […]

02:45 PM - 03:45 PM Homeschooling High School: Keeping Things in Perspective – Stephanie Elms

No matter how long you have homeschooled, when your child enters the high school years, feelings of panic can be triggered in the best and most experienced of us. The stakes seem higher and it can feel like our homeschool ideals, and what we know about how our kids learn best, are often in direct […]

02:45 PM - 03:45 PM Incorporating Tabletop Games into Everyday Homeschooling – Mary Sandkam

Do you play tabletop games in your house? Are you considering them a part of your homeschooling curriculum? You should be! Come join in on this session and hear how the games you are already playing—and perhaps some games new to you—can be incorporated across the curriculum into both your homeschooling and family life. Discover […]

02:45 PM - 03:45 PM Do-It-Yourself Montessori – Carrie Stevens

Have you ever marveled at the remarkable order of the Montessori philosophy? Do you ever wish your toddler poured her own juice? Does your kindergartner hang or put away all her clothes—without being asked? Encouraging order, independence, and self-motivation are fundamental to the Montessori approach. Carefully designed home environments allow students (birth through age 7) […]

02:45 PM - 03:45 PM How Dyslexia Helped a Burned-Out Homeschool Mom Love Homeschooling Again – Elizabeth Bolin

Using my family’s personal story as a foundation for discussion, we will explore recognizing the signs of dyslexia, dealing with struggles in school, testing, and deciding on next steps. We will address remediation by using a multi-sensory language learning program (or tutor) and using accommodations in math, history, science, and art in your own homeschool. […]

04:45 PM - 05:45 PM Homeschool Help Desk – Karen Skelton, Stephanie Elms, Robin Martin, and Stephanie Carlson

What are your concerns about homeschooling? Do you have questions you are not sure are answered in other sessions? Join these experienced homeschool parents for an interactive session designed around your questions about socialization, approaches to homeschooling, what to expect when you begin homeschooling, common challenges, and anything else you want to know. Remember, there […]

04:45 PM - 05:45 PM Making Sense of Math: A Waldorf-Inspired Approach to Teaching Math in the Early Grades – Wendy Richardson

Math is full of beauty and wonder! Unfortunately many students never get to appreciate math in this way because they only experience math as numerical problems on a page. The goal of math, especially in the early grades, is to allow children to develop flexibility of thinking and the capacity to solve problems. So how […]

04:45 PM - 05:45 PM Don’t Fear the FAFSA! – Mark Scherger

Does the thought of filling out financial aid forms fill you with dread? Are you convinced you won’t qualify for financial aid, so don’t know why you should bother with the hassle? Despite our inclination to avoid government paperwork or our reluctance to disclose personal information, almost everyone with a college-bound student should fill out […]

04:45 PM - 05:45 PM Simple Fixes for Common Learning Problems – Sarah Zmick

Fill your teaching toolbox with oodles of ideas that support successful learning experiences. An experienced home educator shares creative solutions for children who are distracted, disorganized, overwhelmed, or forgetful. All methods and materials have proven effective in an actual homeschool. Discover how to help your child who struggles with handwriting, spelling, math facts, and more. […]

04:45 PM - 05:45 PM Creating Calm in Your Homeschool – Karen Shumway

How do we, as lay people and parents, train our children to intentionally reflect upon their minds and bodies before acting? I will share techniques from the Dalai Lama and yoga, as well as personal experiences with my very active children, to show that mindfulness, grounding, and decreased anxiety can be achieved by anyone. Come […]

04:45 PM - 05:45 PM Yes, It Counts: Interest-Led Learning for Teens – Jeanne Faulconer

What are the benefits of emphasizing interest-led learning during the teen years? How can interest-led learning help build necessary skills and knowledge for work or college? How can interest-led learning be assessed for annual evidence of progress, worked into an overall high school curriculum, given credit, or incorporated into a high school transcript? Join Jeanne […]

04:45 PM - 05:45 PM Field Trips to Meet the Needs Across the Varying Ages of Homeschoolers – Maggie Smith

Everyone loves a field trip, a break in the routine, or something new and exciting. But how do you incorporate into it a wide span of ages and/or cost effectiveness? We will go over what will meet the needs of diverse age groups in one field trip, field trips that benefit certain ages so families […]

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01:00 PM - 02:00 PM How to Get Rich: A Session for Teens and Tweens – Kati Hornung

What is money, really, and how do you define “rich”? Explore this topic and gather ideas about areas of finance you want to explore for yourself. We’ll discuss spending, giving, saving, and investing and how this time of your life, right now, is the most precious time for investing. You’ll get concrete action steps for investing money […]

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Julie Bogart

Keynote Speaker

Julie is the popular voice of common sense and compassion in the homeschool community. She’s the creator of the innovative writing program called Brave Writer and the popular fast-growing practice called Poetry Teatime.