Conference News

2019 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 28 - March 2, 2019
North Dakota Home School Association (NDHSA)

   Jamestown Civic Center
   212 3rd Ave NE, Jamestown, ND 58401

Engaging Early Learners - Nancy Bjorkman
   Sat. @ 11:00
What should “school” look like for early learners? What things are developmentally appropriate for the younger ages? This fun and informative session will provide a comprehensive overview of teaching methods specifically geared to pre- and elementary-age children. Nancy will share resources, fun games, toddler tips, and easy activities, all designed to help parents think outside the box when it comes to “doing school.”
   Workshop Handout


March 8-9, 2019
Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association (NCHEA)

   Indian Hills Community Church
   1000 S. 84th St., Lincoln, NE 68510

Meal Management in an Age of Fast Food - Nancy Bjorkman
   Fri. @ 11:00
This workshop will explore many ideas for managing the daily chore of feeding your family, and will include the benefits and methods for bulk cooking along with several strategies for meal planning and preparation. Nancy will teach about the savings seen in time, energy, money, and stress levels, as well as the increased nutrition and enjoyment in sharing hospitality with others. We will then look at the how-to’s for getting it done and some of the resources available to get people on their way. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll wonder why you waited.
   Workshop Handout


March 14-16, 2019
Association of Peoria Area Christian Home Educators (APACHE)

   Bethany Baptist Church
   7422 North Heinz Lane, Edwards, IL 61528

Where Do I Begin?: A Workshop for New and Prospective Homeschoolers - Nancy Bjorkman
   Thurs. @ 6:30
Considering homeschooling? Not sure where to begin? This workshop will define realistic and foundational goals for homeschooling that will get new 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

Engaging Early Learners - Nancy Bjorkman
   Fri. @ 10:30
What should “school” look like for early learners? What things are developmentally appropriate for the younger ages? This fun and informative session will provide a comprehensive overview of teaching methods specifically geared to pre- and elementary-age children. Nancy will share resources, fun games, toddler tips, and easy activities, all designed to help parents think outside the box when it comes to “doing school.”
   Workshop Handout

Math Outside the Book - Nancy Bjorkman
   Sat. @ 10:30
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 specific goals, e.g. understanding number basics, mastering basic math facts, grasping the base-ten system, using multiple operations, and more.
   Workshop Handout


April 5-6, 2019
Midwest Parent Educators (MPE)

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

Time and Home Management: Managing Life and Home While Homeschooling - Nancy Bjorkman
   Fri. @ 10:45
Time must be budgeted just like money. We must determine the difference between the fixed – what we must do, and the discretionary – what we would like to do, and set our priorities. This workshop will be filled with practical tips and encouragement for everyday living as a homeschool family. Areas covered include understanding your calling, relationships, schooling, meals, household clutter and cleaning, and general household management. Attendees will leave with practical and applicable tips.
   Workshop Handout


April 11-13, 2019
Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators (MACHE)

   Saint Paul RiverCentre
   175 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Math Outside the Book - Nancy Bjorkman
   Fri. @ 10:30
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 specific goals, e.g. understanding number basics, mastering basic math facts, grasping the base-ten system, using multiple operations, and more.
   Workshop Handout

Time and Home Management: Managing Life and Home While Homeschooling - Nancy Bjorkman
   Fri. @ 3:30
Time must be budgeted just like money. We must determine the difference between the fixed – what we must do, and the discretionary – what we would like to do, and set our priorities. This workshop will be filled with practical tips and encouragement for everyday living as a homeschool family. Areas covered include understanding your calling, relationships, schooling, meals, household clutter and cleaning, and general household management. Attendees will leave with practical and applicable tips.
   Workshop Handout

Meal Management in an Age of Fast Food - Nancy Bjorkman
   Sat. @ 1:30
This workshop will explore many ideas for managing the daily chore of feeding your family, and will include the benefits and methods for bulk cooking along with several strategies for meal planning and preparation. Nancy will teach about the savings seen in time, energy, money, and stress levels, as well as the increased nutrition and enjoyment in sharing hospitality with others. We will then look at the how-to’s for getting it done and some of the resources available to get people on their way. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll wonder why you waited.
   Workshop Handout


May 10-11, 2019
Sioux Empire Christian Home Educators (SECHE)

   Sioux Falls Convention Center
   1201 N. West Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Engaging Early Learners - Nancy Bjorkman
   Date and Time TBD
What should “school” look like for early learners? What things are developmentally appropriate for the younger ages? This fun and informative session will provide a comprehensive overview of teaching methods specifically geared to pre- and elementary-age children. Nancy will share resources, fun games, toddler tips, and easy activities, all designed to help parents think outside the box when it comes to “doing school.”
   Workshop Handout


May 30 - June 2, 2019
Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE)

   Olivet Nazarene University
   1 University Ave, Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Math Outside the Book - Nancy Bjorkman
   Sat. @ 10:45
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 specific goals, e.g. understanding number basics, mastering basic math facts, grasping the base-ten system, using multiple operations, and more.
   Workshop Handout


May 31 - June 1, 2019
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!


June 6-8, 2019
Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE)

   Valley Church
   4343 Fuller Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Where Do I Begin?: A Workshop for New and Prospective Homeschoolers - Nancy Bjorkman
   Thurs. @ 1:00
Considering homeschooling? Not sure where to begin? This workshop will define realistic and foundational goals for homeschooling that will get new 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

Meal Management in an Age of Fast Food - Nancy Bjorkman
   Fri. @ 2:30
This workshop will explore many ideas for managing the daily chore of feeding your family, and will include the benefits and methods for bulk cooking along with several strategies for meal planning and preparation. Nancy will teach about the savings seen in time, energy, money, and stress levels, as well as the increased nutrition and enjoyment in sharing hospitality with others. We will then look at the how-to’s for getting it done and some of the resources available to get people on their way. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll wonder why you waited.
   Workshop Handout

Time and Home Management: Managing Life and Home While Homeschooling - Nancy Bjorkman
   Sat. @ 1:45
Time must be budgeted just like money. We must determine the difference between the fixed – what we must do, and the discretionary – what we would like to do, and set our priorities. This workshop will be filled with practical tips and encouragement for everyday living as a homeschool family. Areas covered include understanding your calling, relationships, schooling, meals, household clutter and cleaning, and general household management. Attendees will leave with practical and applicable tips.
   Workshop Handout

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