Conference News

2017 CONFERENCE NEWS

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the following homeschool conferences. We're scheduled to offer workshops at most of these, as well as providing other resources designed to help you succeed in the comprehensive education of your children. This page will be updated throughout the conference season as more details become available.


February 23-25, 2017
North Dakota Home School Association (NDHSA)

   Bismarck Event Center
   315 South 5th Street, Bismarck, ND 58504

Veteran Homeschoolers Q & A Panel - Nancy Bjorkman
   Sat. @ 2:00
A panel of veteran homeschool moms and dads will answer your questions on whatever topics you wish to discuss. Nancy will emcee this workshop and keep the conversations flowing. Please come prepared with your own questions or drop off your preplanned questions in the drop box at the convention registration table.


March 10-11, 2017
Teaching Parents Association (TPA)

   Century II Convention Center
   225 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

Although no workshops are planned, we'll be in our booth to serve you!


March 30 - April 1, 2017
Association of Peoria Area Christian Home Educators (APACHE)

    Grace Presbyterian Church
   8607 State Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615

Language Arts in the Real World - Nancy Bjorkman
   Fri. @ 1:00
This workshop explores the natural sequence of language learning beginning with the early years of learning to speak, followed by the reading stage, and then on to writing. We’ll discuss the stages that are input or output, what’s essential, and how to set goals for different seasons. Topics covered will include phonics, reading, penmanship, grammar, spelling, creative and formal writing, and literature. Get a fresh perspective on this subject that frequently frustrates homeschool parents.
   Workshop Handout

Homeschooling Through High School - Nancy Bjorkman
   Sat. @ 9:00
This very popular, interactive workshop will help to answer frequently asked questions about homeschooling through the high school years. We will consider course requirements, transcripts, record keeping, curriculum choices, dual enrollment opportunities, co-ops, CLEP and other testing options, resumes, scholarship opportunities and more. Attendees will leave with the tools necessary and the confidence needed to homeschool through high school.
   Workshop Handout


April 7-8, 2017
Midwest Parent Educators (MPE)

    KCI Expo Center
   11730 N. Ambassador Ave. Kansas City, MO 64153

Exploring Learning Styles for More Effective Instruction - Nancy Bjorkman
   Fri. @ 1:00
Gain a fresh perspective on how your children’s actions and attitudes can help you discover their natural bent, so you can plan strategies that will help them grow into the person they were created to be. This workshop will provide insight into a variety of ways we can effectively teach to various learning styles in our children.
   Workshop Handout

Where Do I Begin? – A workshop for new and prospective homeschoolers - Nancy Bjorkman
   Sat. @ 9:00
Considering homeschooling? Not sure where to begin? This workshop will define realistic and foundational goals for homeschooling that will get new homeschool families off to a solid start. We’ll cover some common roadblocks and misconceptions about “what school should look like” and also practical tips for success. There will be a time for interaction and questions.
   Workshop Handout


April 21-22, 2017
Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators (MACHE)

   Saint Paul River Center
   175 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Exploring Learning Styles for More Effective Instruction - Nancy Bjorkman
   Fri. @ 1:30
Gain a fresh perspective on how your children’s actions and attitudes can help you discover their natural bent, so you can plan strategies that will help them grow into the person they were created to be. This workshop will provide insight into a variety of ways we can effectively teach to various learning styles in our children.
   Workshop Handout


May 12-13, 2017
Sioux Empire Christian Home Educators (SECHE)

   Sioux Falls Convention Center
   1101 N. West Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Math Outside the Book - Nancy Bjorkman
   Sat. @ 9:00
This interactive workshop will cover the why’s and how’s of using games to bring math to life and increase understanding in students. We’ll discuss how to use games to enhance any curriculum. We’ll then dive into a highly visual and interactive review of games to use for everything from understanding number basics, getting the facts straight, the base-ten system, to using multiple operations.
   Workshop Handout


June 1-3, 2017
Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE)

   Calvary Church
   9S200 State Route 59, Naperville, IL 60564

Exploring Learning Styles for More Effective Instruction - Nancy Bjorkman
   Day and Time TBD
Gain a fresh perspective on how your children’s actions and attitudes can help you discover their natural bent, so you can plan strategies that will help them grow into the person they were created to be. This workshop will provide insight into a variety of ways we can effectively teach to various learning styles in our children.
   Workshop Handout


June 2-3, 2017
Minnesota Catholic Home Education Conference (MCHEC)

   University of St.Thomas
   2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105

Although no workshops are planned, we'll have experienced homeschoolers in our booth to help you!

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