Today in the South, in the East, and in the Midwest—in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Texas—homeschoolers are gathering at conferences that enable them to learn together, share ideas, see new products, socialize, and support each other. After the nine conferences ending today, there will be 10 more homeschool conferences in May in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
The conferences in session today are focused by being geared towards exploring resources or curriculum, being regional meetings, or being Christian or specifically Catholic. At the Middle Tennessee Home Education Association Curriculum Fair—where they anticipated that three exhibitors would have to cancel due to flooding—they are offering:
• the ASVAB Career Exploration Program for students in grades 10–12 and recent graduates
• workshops in music, science, history, kindergarten instruction, pedagogy, the future of homeschooling, language arts, games, spelling, geography, career planning, earning style differences, combining marriage with homeschooling, brain development, literature for teaching, writing, character building, SAT test preparation, college admissions, Christian curriculum, misconceptions about homeschooling, and homeschooling in relation to the constitution
• 102 exhibitors from Christian and secular publishers of homeschool materials, specialists in learning disabilities, Drivers’ Ed instructors, regional educational groups, homeschool magazines, institutions of higher education, and the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
To learn more about home school conventions and conferences, read “Homeschool Conferences” at our sister website Let’s Homeschool.