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Getting the MOST Out of a Homeschool Convention

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It’s homeschool convention season! Are you ready and planning to attend any?  Personally, I LOVE this time of year because it gives me a hands-on look at curriculum, a chance to hear some fabulous speakers, gain lots of inspiration and ideas, recharge for the rest of the year – and prep for the upcoming year as well.

This year I am so excited (and nervous!) to be speaking at three locations with Teach Them Diligently: Nashville, TN: Spartansburg, SC; and Washington, DC. I’d love to meet you at one!

A peek at the sessions that I will be sharing:

Finding a Curriculum That Works for Your Family {and What to Do When One Doesn’t}

Tips on choosing homeschool curriculum that both the parent and child enjoy and what do do when a program isn’t a good fit.

Get Your Homeschool Organized

A look at various helps for organizing your homeschool day and tips to help increase your productivity.

Ten Tips for Making Your Homeschool Year Successful

Practical tips to keep your homeschool year on track, fun, and in perspective.

Theme-based Learning in Early Childhood

Learn how to create and teach with fun themes in early childhood.

Homeschool Conventions to Consider

There are homeschool conventions at the local, state, and national level. Here are a few that you may want to consider:

Tips for Attending a Homeschool Convention

There are definitely a few things to consider before packing up and heading out to a convention – especially to make sure you get the MOST out of it! Last year I shared my ten tips for attending a homeschool convention. You can read the full post here, but this is the nutshell version:

  1. Determine your budget before you go.
  2. Bring your spouse or a friend.
  3. Review the speaker and workshop schedule before you arriving.
  4. Attend workshops and take notes.
  5. Ask lots of questions!
  6. Make a list of what you are looking for and know the prices before heading out the door.
  7. Bring a rolling cart or something to haul around all of your goodies.
  8. Register ahead of time (and save money!).
  9. Wear comfortable shoes.
  10. Take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy it!
    Are you taking the time to attend a homeschool convention this year? Where will you be going? (and if it’s one of the ones I’ll be at – I’d love to meet you!)

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