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Guide To Attending a Homeschool Expo

Have you stayed away from the Homeschool Expo just because of the magnitude of it all?  Looking at the listing of workshops or a peak into the exhibit hall can give you a deer in the headlights look!  Where do you start?

  • Plan ahead by reading about the available workshops and making a note of when it will be held.  If there are two you want to attend at the same time, consider which would be best to attend and get the other on CD.  If you go with a friend or a spouse, you can each attend one and share notes afterwards.
  • Have a list of curriculum you want to look over.  Plan on taking the time you need and ask the exhibitors your questions.
  • Know your prices.  If you buy at the conference it will save on shipping, but you will want to have some kind of luggage or cart on wheels to save your strength.
  • Do you have a budget?  If you do, don’t spend it all at once!  The school year is long and you will probably need something else before the year is out.

Attending the Homeschool Expo is educational and exciting.  The workshops and exhibitors are there for you.  You might also want to consider Homeschooling for Excellence, a one day conference for beginning homeschoolers.

http://www.southeasthomeschoolexpo.com/homeschooling-101

Workshop: How to Teach a Child to see God in Nature

Title: How to Teach a Child to see God in Nature

Speaker/Affiliation: Nancy Riddle/Him Visible

Date and Time: Friday, July 30th, 2010, 12:30 PM

Description: This workshop will examine some of the reasons why children cannot see God in nature. It shares Nancy Riddle’s revelations & their impact on her discovery of God in nature. Together the workshop explores how seeing God in nature impacts a child’s life. Many of the techniques that Nancy used in her classroom are revealed. Many examples of the “double meanings” of animals & plants are discussed. Many “aha” connections will be found. You will learn how to teach a child to expand the observed relationships to other areas of life. Tips on how to utilize these principles in various science courses are given. You will be taught how to use these principles in subjects other than science. The importance of “questions” in teaching will be amplified. Of everything taught in elementary school, teaching a child to see God in nature may have the most profound impact on their life. (Room 110)

Workshop: Georgia 4H Environmental Education

Title: Georgia 4H Environmental Education

Speaker/Affiliation: Melanie Biersmith/Georgia 4H Environmental Education

Date and Time: Friday, July 30th, 2010, 1:45 PM

Description: Georgia 4-H EE has provided high quality field studies for 30 years. Come learn how this program can enhance the three R’s in your classroom! The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program has provided high quality day & residential field studies for 30 years. Using the outdoors as a classroom without walls, K-12th grade students can experience specific ecosystems of our five 4-H Centers located from the mountains to the sea! Understanding that the best field studies enhance & complement in-school curricula, Georgia 4-H EE has correlated all of its programming to the Georgia Performance Standards. We have also paid attention to the 3 R’s: rigor, relevance, & relationships. Our programs are a natural fit. Participants will learn about our tradition of excellence as well as how to plan an effective field study. Door prizes will be provided. (Room 110)

Workshop: How to Teach Latin

Title: How to Teach Latin

Speaker/Affiliation: Tanya Charlton/Memoria Press

Date and Time: Friday, July 30th, 2010, 1:45 PM

Description: This workshop takes the teacher through the basics of teaching a Latin course using Memoria Press’ First Form Latin. It will also teach the parent with no Latin background how to teach Latin successfully. (Room 105)

Workshop: Work at Home as Medical Transcriptionist

Title: Work at Home as a Medical Transcriptionist

Speaker/Affiliation: Deborah Burns/The Medical Transcription Service

Date and Time: Friday, July 30th, 2010, 1:45 PM

Description: If you want to choose your own hours, have a business at home, work for our service, find clients easily & make great money, this class will get you started. Learn about the career, how to learn medical terms, equipment needed & much more. (Room 112)