Register for 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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Program Schedule
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04:15 PM - 05:15 PM How to Use Art When You Are Not an Artsy Type – Denise Tipton

F3.2 Friday 4:15-5:15 p.m. What if you do not feel like an “artsy” parent? Do not let that stop you! Denise will imbue you with the confidence you need to add art and other expressive outlets into the learning lifestyle of the family. She will give real examples of how to incorporate creative opportunities into […]

11:30 AM - 06:00 PM Registration open
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Speaker Lineup
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Denise Tipton

Denise Tipton lives in the outskirts of Petersburg and has homeschooled for nearly 21 years. Only three of her seven children are still ‘in school.’ Denise believes that children learn best by actually experiencing life and exploring the possibilities for their futures and felt led to open her own art studio and gallery in 2016.

Sarah Zmick

Sarah is the mother of four children, ages 9 to 26. Her work developing innovative, research-based educational programs began during her college years and has continued throughout her 20 years as a home educator.

Rebecca Wald, Ph.D.

Rebecca, has been homeschooling since 2010. She is also a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with homeschooling families.

Catina Sweedy

Catina, when not desperately trying to catch up to her daughter in Mario Kart, homeschools her two children in Woodbridge. She has over 20 years of experience as a clarinet teacher, performer, and adjudicator.

Carrie Stevens

Carrie is an educator with 18 years of teaching and administrator experience in public and Montessori schools.