Just starting to homeschool, or feel like you need to make some changes? Come to hear what makes a curriculum strong educationally, effective and motivating! Learn how to maximize the opportunity you have to make a plan that is perfect for your family.
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The Homeschool Expo is your place for answers. Randi St. Denis, Director of Home Educators Encouragement Alliance (HEEA), is an educator, popular homeschool speaker, and a seasoned homeschooling mom. Randi works as a consultant to homeschool families; providing teaching expertise and assistance to all types of children.
Come to the Alabama Homeschool Expo and get your questions answered by Randi and other experienced homeschool speakers.
Reminiscing about homeschooling in the early years usually begins with a contented sigh from my children. They have wonderful memories of field trips we have been on. A zoo pass for a season, the local lake to look at frog eggs and later, tadpoles. Hikes in the woods, tours of factories and sometimes a movie.
Often a field trip idea can start from a book you’re reading. Are you going on a road trip? With the internet it is easy to find out what stops are available along the way. When your kids enjoy the book, they become excited about the subject. One year before a road trip to visit grandparents, we read and studied Minn of the Mississippi. When we finally crossed the Mississippi River, the kids jumped up and down and cheered. They were so excited to see the great river we had been learning about.
Alabama Homeschool Expo is a place to learn from experienced homeschoolers on how to incorporate field trips and books into fond memories for your homeschool.
Homeschooling 101 Parents – learn how to homeschool your children.
Have you stayed away from the Homeschool Expo just because of the magnitude of it all? Looking at the listing of workshops or a peak into the exhibit hall can give you a deer in the headlights look! Where do you start?
- Plan ahead by reading about the available workshops and making a note of when it will be held. If there are two you want to attend at the same time, consider which would be best to attend and get the other on CD. If you go with a friend or a spouse, you can each attend one and share notes afterwards.
- Have a list of curriculum you want to look over. Plan on taking the time you need and ask the exhibitors your questions.
- Know your prices. If you buy at the conference it will save on shipping, but you will want to have some kind of luggage or cart on wheels to save your strength.
- Do you have a budget? If you do, don’t spend it all at once! The school year is long and you will probably need something else before the year is out.
Attending the Alabama Homeschool Expo is educational and exciting. The workshops and exhibitors are there for you. You might also want to consider Homeschooling for Excellence, a one day conference for beginning homeschoolers.
Opinions on whether or not to test, or whether or not to pay attention to the results, vary greatly. In today’s world you cannot get away from tests. Tests for a driver’s license, admittance to school or for job advancement are just a few. If practice makes perfect (or at least improvement) you may want to consider having your student test in a variety of circumstances.
The parents whose child has any type of learning disability are most concerned about testing. Randi St. Denis, director of Home Educators Encouragement Alliance will be at the Alabama Homeschool Expo teaching a workshop for special needs students. For more information on the workshops Mrs. St. Denis will discuss whether or not testing is for your child, Contact her through the Alabama Homeschool Expo web site.
Is the IQ test a sufficient measure of intelligence? The following article gives a thought provoking look at the problems with the IQ test. Especially concerning people with learning disabilities.
Why IQ is Irrelevant to the Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities, by doctor Linda Siegel.