Conference News

2022 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.

Hopefully, none of these will be affected by COVID-19, as many were in 2020 and 2021. This page will be updated regularly as more details become available.


March 10 - 12, 2022
North Dakota Home School Association (NDHSA)

   Northview Church
   3401 25th Street S, Fargo, ND 58104

Engaging Early Learners - Nancy Bjorkman
   TBD @ TBD
What should “school” look like for early learners? What things are developmentally appropriate for the younger ages? How do we keep our “Littles” appropriately occupied while homeschooling their siblings? 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 18 - 19, 2022
Peoria Area Association of Christian Homeschoolers (PAACH)

   Cornerstone Baptist Church
   18040 Unsicker Road, Groveland, IL 61535

Homeschooling Through High School - Nancy Bjorkman
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, career assessments, and more. Attendees will leave with the tools necessary and the confidence needed to homeschool through high school.

This workshop will be presented over two sessions. Families should plan on attending both sessions in order to receive the complete workshop.
   Fri. @ 10:30 - Part 1
   Sat. @ 10:30 - Part 2
   Workshop Handout


April 1 - 2, 2022
Midwest Parent Educators (MPE)

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

Exploring Homeschooling Methods - Nancy Bjorkman
   Fri. @ TBD
This engaging workshop will review several different teaching approaches found in homeschooling, and then help attendees identify resources and curricula to fit their family’s particular style. Just getting started in homeschooling? Needing to refocus and redefine what homeschooling could look like for your family? Come benefit from Nancy’s almost 30 years of experience, and enjoy her dynamic style.
   Workshop Handout

Homeschooling Through High School - Nancy Bjorkman
   Sat. @ TBD
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, career assessments, and more. Attendees will leave with the tools necessary and the confidence needed to homeschool through high school.
   Workshop Handout


April 7 - 8, 2022 (Thurs. - Fri.)
Christian Home Educators of Wisconsin (CHEW)

   Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
   1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Time and Home Management: Managing Life and Home While Homeschooling - Nancy Bjorkman
   Thurs. @ TBD
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
   Thurs. @ TBD
Explore many ideas for managing the daily chore of feeding your family, including the benefits and methods for bulk cooking and 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

Math Outside the Book - Nancy Bjorkman
   Fri. @ TBD
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. Let’s play!
   Workshop Handout


April 22 - 23, 2022
Homeschool Northland 2022

   Hermantown Community Church
   4880 Maple Grove Road, Hermantown, MN 55811

Where Do I Begin? A Workshop for New and Prospective Homeschoolers - Nancy Bjorkman
   Fri. @ TBD
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”, state law, and many practical tips for success. There will be a time for interaction and questions.
   Workshop Handout

Exploring Learning Styles for More Effective Instruction - Nancy Bjorkman
   Fri. @ TBD
Gain a fresh perspective on how your children’s actions and attitudes help you discover their natural bent, so you can plan strategies that will help them grow into the person they were created to be. We’ll peel back the layers to reveal pieces of the puzzle that go beyond the usual “auditory, kinesthetic, and visual” discussions. This workshop will provide you with insight into a variety of ways you can effectively teach to various learning styles in your children.
   Workshop Handout


May 6 - 7, 2022
Christian Homeschool Conference of South Dakota (CHCSD)

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

Exploring Learning Styles for More Effective Instruction - Nancy Bjorkman
   TBD @ TBD
Gain a fresh perspective on how your children’s actions and attitudes help you discover their natural bent, so you can plan strategies that will help them grow into the person they were created to be. We’ll peel back the layers to reveal pieces of the puzzle that go beyond the usual “auditory, kinesthetic, and visual” discussions. This workshop will provide you with insight into a variety of ways you can effectively teach to various learning styles in your children.
   Workshop Handout


May 19 - 21, 2022
Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE)

   Olivet Nazarene University
   1 University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Exploring Learning Styles for More Effective Instruction - Nancy Bjorkman
   Fri. @ TBD
Gain a fresh perspective on how your children’s actions and attitudes help you discover their natural bent, so you can plan strategies that will help them grow into the person they were created to be. We’ll peel back the layers to reveal pieces of the puzzle that go beyond the usual “auditory, kinesthetic, and visual” discussions. This workshop will provide you with insight into a variety of ways you can effectively teach to various learning styles in your children.
   Workshop Handout


June 3 - 4, 2022
Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators (MACHE)
- New Location!
   North Heights Lutheran Church
   1700 West Hwy 96, Arden Hills, MN 55112

Exploring Learning Styles for More Effective Instruction - Nancy Bjorkman
   Fri. @ TBD
Gain a fresh perspective on how your children’s actions and attitudes help you discover their natural bent, so you can plan strategies that will help them grow into the person they were created to be. We’ll peel back the layers to reveal pieces of the puzzle that go beyond the usual “auditory, kinesthetic, and visual” discussions. This workshop will provide you with insight into a variety of ways you can effectively teach to various learning styles in your children.
   Workshop Handout


June 10 - 11, 2022
Homeschool Iowa (HI)

   MidAmerican Energy RecPlex
   6500 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Workshop(s) TBD

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