Parents and teens loved the free convention classes last month! The response was so phenomenal in these courses, I have identified a huge need in the homeschool community, and I'm preparing a new solution to help parents successfully launch their tee...
I would love to speak at your local homeschool convention! I try to provide helpful, concrete information in an upbeat way. My job is to remove the fear of homeschooling middle school and high school, and I love encouraging parents at conv...
Homeschool conferences are a great investment in your continuing education as a homeschool parent, and I really do encourage you to go to a conference each year.
At the Washington Homeschool Organization Convention, I had the opportunity to meet one of my Gold Care Club members in person! It was awesome to meet Rene! Our first winner was Carissa, and she was thrilled to win! She is 12-years-old, and has just completed her very first year of homeschooling! Are you nervous about your first year? This article may help: A New Beginning: Homeschooling High School for Freaked Parents.
In many states nurses, doctors, and other professionals are required to take a certain amount of continuing education courses each year. They need to stay up-to-date on the latest research and trends.
Homeschooling parents have a similar need for continuing education. Soon it will be homeschool convention time, and I encourage you to put them on your calendar now! If you don’t have a convention in your state, go to a neighboring state. Conventions can show you the newest curriculum, and you can find the resources that will be perfect for your child. Conventions provide wonderful classes that will instruct you on how to teach, or encourage and inspire you to continue along this sometimes challenging path. You’ll find educational games and activity suggestions that will spark interests in your children. Conventions aren’t 100% perfect, and I know they can be very overwhelming at times. They can also help you plan ahead, learn more, and become motivated again.
I'm very careful to balance my home and my work, so I have limited speaking events. I hope you'll be able to meet me this year!
MidWest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio March 31 - April 2 I'm speaking four times. Here is the schedule of my talks
THURSDAY, 6:30PM - 7:30PM, "Making a transcript" in Duke 211 FRIDAY, 8:30AM - 9:30 AM, "High School Grades and Credits" in Duke 211 SATURDAY, 1:00PM - 2:00PM, "High School Grades and Credits" in Duke 211 SATURDAY, 4:00PM - 5:00PM, "High School Record Keeping" in Duke 211 CincinnatiHomeschoolConvention.com
Ultimate Homeschool Expo Online May 2-6, 2011 I'm talking about "College Scholarships for High School Credit" and "Homeschool High School: The “Why and How” for Every Child" UltimateHomeschoolExpo.com .
Washington Homeschool Organization Convention in Puyallup, Washington June 17 -18, 2011 I'll be presenting "Homeschool High School" and "Making a Transcript" WashHomeschool.org
Oregon Christian Home Education Conference at the Oregon Convention Center June 24-25th I'll be giving four presentations, but the topics are still to be determined. Do you have a request? OCEANetwork.org
Convention in Your Home The Gold Care Club has Monthly Webinar on a wide variety of high school topics. There is plenty of time to ask your questions with Gold Care Club monthly webinars! Gold Care Club If you prefer getting a package in the mail, you can purchase the "Convention at Home Kit" to receive a variety of products to hold in your hands and enjoy. Convention at Home Kit.
Planning for Next Year I would love to speak at your group! As I mentioned, I have to carefully schedule my time around the needs of my family. If you would like me to speak at a convention near you, please ask the convention organizer to have me speak next year. I would LOVE to meet you! Find me on The Old Schoolhouse Speakers Bureau at HomeschoolSpeakers.com or email me.
Do you need a speaker at your next homeschool conference? Talk to your conference coordinator about having me come. I would love to meet you in person! Here is a list of my speaking topics, or you can read my profile on the Homeschool Speakers Bureau.
I'm purchasing my tickets to The MidWest Homeschool Convention now, and I'm wondering who I will get to see there! Please come and see me at the Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati March 31-April 2. If you register now, you will get a discount on admission. I would love to meet you, talk with you, and answer your questions in person, face-to-face.
The MidWest Homeschool Convention is HUGE with more speakers and vendors than just about any other convention. Some of my friends will share a hotel room with friends, and carpool to make it a fun weekend away. It's a great way to renew and refresh. Plus, with this size of convention, it doesn't matter how many children you have, or what age they are, you are bound to find support and products that are perfect for your homeschool!
If you live in the West, I'll be speaking at the Washington Homeschool Organization Convention. This convention is the largest homeschool convention west of the Mississippi! So West coast friends, please come and see me at the Washington Homeschool Organization Convention June 17-18. Make sure it's on your calendar, and I'll see you there. You can read more about the Washington Homeschool Organization Convention here: www.washhomeschool.org. Please come and meet me!
If you live overseas, my Gold Care Club is a wonderful way to get the support you need, and it's available 24/7. No matter what time zone you live in, it's always convenient. Don't feel alone - I'm there for you even if you are military, missionary, or overseas. You can read more about the Gold Care Club here: www.thehomescholar.com/gold-care.php
If you are disappointed that I'm not at YOUR convention, it's easy to fix that problem! Just request that they ask me to speak to your convention NEXT year, and I'll be glad to come!