New to Homeschooling or Want to Learn How to Homeschool?
Homeschooling for Excellence 101
Thursday, July 23, 2020 – 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. Children ages four and up can attend the KidsZone program while parents attend the Homeschooling For Excellence 101 Conference. 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!
Take the Mystery Out of Homeschooling
Jennifer takes parents incrementally through homeschool basics. This class will guide you whether you are starting with a five-year-old, or bringing an older child home from traditional school. Enjoy this informative workshop that gives you a chance to ask questions and covers: compliance with homeschool laws, scheduling the school year, what subjects to teach, standardized testing, grading, record keeping … and more!
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).
Before Choosing Curriculum
Jennifer starts with a series of questions to help you narrow down what curriculum might suit your family best. Then, she’ll go on to explain: different methods of homeschooling, tips for choosing textbooks, and where to get help for hard classes. She also shares personal examples about the variety of ways she taught throughout her years of experience.
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.
Socialization and Your Homeschooling 101 Take-Aways
Jennifer explains how to socialize your children so they become well-adjusted adults. She explains the difference between traditional school socialization and homeschool socialization. After that, she’ll give you the top take-aways for confidence in starting the school year. We’ll end with how to navigate the rest of the conference and answer your questions.
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.
Evaluating for Excellence
How do you know they know what they know? You ALWAYS need to know exactly what your student knows. Discover simple resources to guide your students from where they ARE in any subject, to where you want them to BE. Practical tools tested in thousands of homeschooling families over 35 years help you diagnose, project, guide and evaluate every aspect of your student’s education from Bible to biology as they grow in competence and character.
Homeschooling Math Without a Plan? You’ve Got to be Kidding!
This workshop is designed to help parent-educators understand the scope, the sequence, and the logic of mathematics instruction from pre-school through adult. Join Tom Clark, founder of VideoText Interactive, and author of “Algebra: A Complete Course”, and “Geometry: A Complete Course”, as he takes you on a sometimes humorous journey, describing all levels of arithmetic and all mathematics courses encountered in high school and college. In addition, considerable attention will be given to identifying the “why” of the study of mathematics with an emphasis on the development of concepts, instead of rote memorization.