New to Homeschooling or Want to Learn How to Homeschool?
Homeschooling for Excellence 101
Thursday, July 29, 2021 – 10 AM to 4 PM
Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
Many parents considering or just beginning to homeschool would like to have personalized help. Homeschooling for Excellence 101 is a one-day conference where homeschool parents can get individualized answers for their own personal situations from other seasoned homeschooling parents. Parents will learn how to homeschool! Topics included but not limited to:
- Where do I begin?
- What materials should I choose? There are so many!
- How can I encourage my child to learn?
- How will I fill my child’s time – will he be lonely?
The homeschool lifestyle is so much more than just ABC’s and 123’s. It includes a lifestyle that encourages learning all the time and learning together. Bringing frantic, fragmented family lives back together can seem inviting and at the same time mystifying. Not knowing what to do throws parents into a whirl of confusion and concern. Each parent is uniquely qualified to educate their own child. The Homeschooling for Excellence Workshops are designed with extra time and personalized attention for your unique situation. In a friendly and encouraging small group environment, top notch, enthusiastic homeschool parents will share their wisdom and pass along lots of information on how you can make the best decisions for educating your own child. Learn how to homeschool!
Homeschooling for Excellence 101 registration automatically includes registration for the Southeast Homeschool Expo so you can return on Friday and Saturday for the Southeast Homeschool Expo and additional workshops for NO additional charge!
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Each Session, you decide which one of two options you want to attend . If you aren’t interested in one, you can move to the other. It’s that easy!
Essentials for a Strong Start
Whether you’re starting with a five-year-old, or bringing your older child home from traditional school, you need to learn homeschooling basics. Jennifer explains homeschool laws, scheduling the school year, what subjects to teach, standardized testing, grading, record keeping, and more! This is an informative workshop with an opportunity to have your questions answered.
Who, What, Where and When: Beginning Homeschooling
Alice enthusiastically helps parents learn how to get started, review the homeschool laws, where to find educational materials, other activities including sports leagues for homeschool children, how to occasionally locate someone else to teach subjects such as chemistry and the value of homeschool support groups. Learn to take the guesswork out of choosing curriculum by assessing each curriculum, determining whether or not you need a curriculum, and what will meet the specific needs of your child and family.
Lunch (on your own).
How to Choose Homeschool Curriculum
The beauty and the beast of homeschool curriculum lies in your hundreds of choices. Options are wonderful until they become overwhelming. Using three essential factors, Jennifer guides you with examples of materials and methods so you can make a confident choice. We’ll also discuss the different approaches for teaching math and language. After that, she’ll explain the different types of homeschool helps available.
Don’t Let the Vendor Hall Overwhelm you. How to Select the Best Curriculum!
Entering a curriculum hall can be like being run over by a steamroller. Confusion, frustration, and a feeling of being overwhelmed by a myriad of choices sets in. Alice shares her ideas that allow parents to take the guesswork out of choosing curriculum by assessing each curriculum and determining whether that particular curriculum meets the specific needs of their child and their family.
Homeschool Socialization: What, When, & How
Is homeschool socialization an oxymoron? No! Homeschooled kids really do have an advantage and your kids will become well-adjusted adults. You may be surprised as Jennifer explains the difference between traditional school socialization and homeschool socialization. We’ll end the session with your questions and best practices for navigating the rest of the conference.
Public School to Home Education — Transition Central (questions encouraged)
Alice will answer all those burning questions you have about transitioning your children from public or private school to the homeschool setting. Be ready to ask the questions you have about your situation and get personalized answers.
Computers Enhance Effectiveness and Enjoyment of Homeschooling
Mark St. Denis
Homeschooling isn’t just with pencil and paper anymore. Now, there is a remarkable array of computer based curriculum materials and other homeschool helps. Mark helps participants understand what to look for and how to avoid getting ripped off when purchasing software programs. He arms participants with specific information and tips to help make wise choices and avoid costly mistakes when choosing materials for their homeschool. Discussion includes a variety of homeschool software programs, computer based curriculum, record keeping, and other programs to help all students.