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2013 NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair

The 29th Annual Conference and Book Fair, May 24-26, 2013

The Paradigm of Wonder

Life-long learners, heroes advancing the Kingdom, dreamers who see the possibilities, adults who still have a twinkle in their eye and smile playing about their lips, passionate people pursuing a vision—these don’t come from a box, a workbook, a curriculum or a four-step plan, but they are the very heart of who we want our homeschooled children to become. Explore the essentials of a well-lived childhood that create space for the adventures of a lifetime. You don’t consider the floor properly vacuumed just because someone passed a machine over it.

Navigating the College Maze

A former admissions counselor and homeschooling parent will explain the college process, what courses your student should take and when, SAT vs. ACT, how to score more scholarship money, what should (and shouldn’t) be on your teen’s high school transcript and what’s the real scoop on financial aid.

The Place of Outside Classes and Activities in Your Homeschool

From the beginning of the homeschool journey, parents have to make decisions about what types of activities will be done outside of the home. Twenty-something years ago when the modern homeschool movement began, there were few options, but today, the choices are overwhelming. How does a homeschooling parent decide what is good and what is not. Which outside activities are wonderful enrichments to the homeschool and which are detrimental to our goals as homeschoolers. Debbie will cover the entire gamut from pre-school to high school.

Teaching Styles 101

We’ve all read lots of books on learning styles. Here’s a look from the other side of the chalkboard. What are teaching styles? Why, as a home educator, do I need to know them? What’s the best one for my students? These and other questions will be addressed in this interactive session. speaker notes