• This Post May Contain Affiliate and Advertising Links.
    Please See the Disclosure Image Below Content. 

Homeschool Convention Tip #6

Please share. It makes me happy. :)

 

Homeschool Convention Tip #6 

 

Homeschool Convention Tip #6

 

Keynote address and workshops.  If you have never attended a homeschool convention, you may wonder what are these entail.  This post, homeschool convention tip #6, will give you insight on these activities.

 

This Post May Contain Affiliate and Advertising Links.
Please See the Disclosure Image Below Content. 

 

At larger conventions, there are speeches and workshops with prominent speakers.  These events provide parents with information consisting of: where homeschooling stands in our nation, specific new homeschool parent topics, how dads can help with the teaching, comic relief and much more.

 

The Keynote Address

The keynote address is a time when the parents collectively gather to listen to an inspiring speech from a well-known individual.  After hearing the speech, parents walk away feeling enthused, renewed and more committed to home educating their children.

There is at least one keynote address at the beginning of the day and usually one in the afternoon.  Try to include at least one keynote address in your schedule.

 

Individual Workshops

The individual workshops are opportunities to receive specific information on varying topics.   One topic may be on how to homeschool children with special needs while another may be on how to teach science.   Other workshops are for learning about the benefits of and how to use specific products.

Parents have the opportunity to listen to and gain insight from an author.  Generally, at the end of each session is a question and answer period.  If time allows, parents may introduce themselves to the speaker and possibly receive personal advice.

The workshops occur simultaneously and usually last an hour.  Therefore, it is best to refer to your convention program to plan your day.  Typically, the more popular workshops take place several times throughout the convention giving parents more opportunities to attend.  The challenge is when you want to go to two different workshops that occur at the same time.  The best strategy is to attend one while your husband goes to the other.

Because of the amount of information you will receive throughout the convention, taking notes is wise.  If it is easier for you to listen intently while not taking notes, consider purchasing workshop tapes.  The tapes are usually inexpensive and allow you to refer to the information at your convenience.

That’s it for today.  Please join me the next time for the Homeschool Convention Tip #7.

Here are the other posts in this series:

Homeschool Convention Tip #1

Homeschool Convention Tip #2

Homeschool Convention Tip #3

Homeschool Convention Tip #4

Homeschool Convention Tip #5

Blessings, Angie

 

 

 

 

 

P.S. Did you enjoy this post?  Please use the social media buttons below to share it with others.

 

Homeschool Support and Encouragement Newsletter

Click here to learn about the monthly Homeschool Support and Encouragement Newsletter. You will receive the Homeschool Essentials Four Tools Every Homeschool Mom Needs as a thank you gift for subscribing.

 

 

Subscribe to the H.O.P.E. Home School Consulting Blog

Click here to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss out on the informative homeschool information, freebies, and more.  You will receive the What It Takes to Homeschool Successfully for free when you subscribe.

 

 

How to Homeschool with the Educate the Home Educator Crash Course

 

Purchase my eBook, the Educate the Home Educator Crash Course, here.

 

 

 

See the Light Art Curriculum

 

Click here to purchase your homeschool art curriculum.  This is an affiliate link.  See the disclosure image below this post for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

H.O.P.E. Home School Consulting Apple Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please share. It makes me happy. :)

Angie McFarren

Angie McFarren is a homeschool mom of 1 high school student and graduated another who is now attending college. She has homeschooled them since they were in K and Pre-K. Angie is passionate about homeschooling and enjoys Helping Other Parents Educate. She is a Homeschool Consultant and the author of Educate the Home Educator Crash Course. Angie is also on the See the Light Art Curriculum team.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments Protected by WP-SpamShield Spam Filter