New to Homeschooling or Want to Learn How to Homeschool?
Homeschooling for Excellence 101
Thursday, July 27, 2023 – 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!
More sessions coming soon!
What You Need to Know About Homeschooling
What should your expectations be? What does a typical homeschool day look like? What if my child doesn’t like it? What if I don’t like it? Before we talk about curriculum and legalities, let’s get real. Jennifer believes anyone who wants to homeschool can, but with support. She’s been involved with the homeschool community for over 20 years and understands life doesn’t always happen as planned. After discussing the essence of homeschooling, Jennifer explains scheduling, homeschool law, required subjects, standardized testing, grading, and record keeping. Whether starting with a five-year-old or bringing your older child home from traditional school, this class is for you.
How to Get Started Homeschooling
Come and laugh with author, speaker, and homeschool mom Linda Crosby as she takes us on an entertaining journey through her many years of homeschooling. You will be refreshed, rejuvenated, and revived. With four children, four different learning styles, a late reader, an international adoption (read: English as a second language!), and a child with special needs, Linda gives hope to those starting out on this homeschool journey.
Lunch (on your own).
How to Choose Homeschool Curriculum
The beauty and the beast of homeschool curriculum lie 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. She’ll spend time on the different approaches to teaching math and language, and lastly, she’ll explain the different types of homeschool helps available.
How to Plan Your Homeschool Year
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” ~ Benjamin Franklin. As a homeschool parent, it is imperative that you have a plan in place for the success of your homeschool. Veteran homeschool mom, Linda Crosby, will show you how to lay out your year, month, week, and day with schedules that will allow for flexibility in your homeschool. This practical session will get you started on the right foot with a workable schedule to keep you aimed in the direction of the areas that are most important to you. Linda will present a variety of schedules to give you planning ideas, as well as helpful hints for dealing with interruptions, housework, and chores, keeping the toddler occupied, fitting it all in, eliminating time stealers, setting goals for your child, plus more. Come join Linda and plan to succeed!
Homeschool Socialization: What, When, & How
Is homeschool socialization an oxymoron? No! You may be surprised as Jennifer explains the difference between traditional and homeschool socialization. With her sound advice, you’ll use your homeschool advantage so your kids will become well-adjusted adults. We’ll end the session with your questions and best practices for navigating the rest of the conference.
Learning Styles Matter!
One of the most important gems you need to know to successfully homeschool your children is their learning style. Linda knows this well, as she has four children with four different learning styles. Each one of your children is unique with their own way of perceiving the world and learning. When you teach with this in mind, your focus changes from simply filling the child’s bucket with information to enabling them to experience learning in the most individual and optimal way. Linda will walk you through the different learning styles and give you practical tips to help your child adapt their inborn strengths to their greatest advantage.