C Workshops (1:30-2:30 PM)
C-1 Adventures in Gardening
Gardening to fit your available space, time and money, and to keep learning something new. Finding the next adventure, whether it’s involving children in gardening, extending the growing season, foraging (for fruits and nuts, etc.), grafting fruit trees, practicing permaculture, exploring fermentation, or something else. All levels of gardening experience welcome.
C-2 Homeschoolers on the Road: The Story of a Road Trip Plus Tips for Traveling
Hear about a three-week long road trip to New England, taken by a homeschool graduate and her mom in a tiny camper. Suggestions for planning a route, choosing places to visit, packing essentials, keeping the trip affordable, finding good food, keeping a record of a trip, and other topics.
C-3 How to Choose a Style of Homeschooling That Works for You
Confused by all the different styles of homeschooling that are available? Basic information about four different styles: purchased curriculum, unit studies, eclectic, and unschooling. How you can choose a style that works well for you and your family. Making changes when necessary. For both new and experienced homeschoolers.
C-4 Science with Confidence
Why? How? Look around the room, open the cupboard, walk out the door, and DO science “ with everyday materials.” How the internet and the library can help you find what you need to explore the natural world in fun and positive ways. This workshop focuses on resources for learners under 12.
C-5 Using Music to Help Kids Learn to Read
In this session presented by a board certified music therapist, specific strategies for helping beginning readers (including “late readers”) will be shared. Learn the basics for teaching phonological awareness skills, letter sound correspondence, and blending through the fun and motivating medium of music. Leave this workshop with multiple music-based activities to improve communication and literacy skills.
C-6 Being at Home Without Losing Your Mind: What It Means to Be a Homeschooling Mom
Developing an identity as a homeschooling mother. Finding respect and support in a society that does not value parenting. Discovering satisfaction in supporting our children and their interests without losing ourselves in the process. Learning with our children while finding time for our own pursuits.
C-7 How Do Families Homeschool When Both Parents Work? A Presentation Followed by a Discussion
How do the reasons that we work for pay affect the way we combine working, parenting, homeschooling, and the rest of our lives? How do we find time and space for the kids and make sure they get what they need? How do we deal with our feelings of pride, accomplishment, frustration, inadequacy, exhaustion, etc.? How do we get help from and give to our homeschooling community? How can we accept compromises when the ideal situation is simply not available? How do we make changes when circumstances change and previous approaches no longer work?
C-8 Parenting Your Teen’s Heart: A Conservative Christian Perspective on Parenting Teens
The same topics as B-5 but focused on parenting teens.
C-9 Homeschooling and Other Family Freedoms
Why we must take responsibility for protecting our freedoms so we don’t lose them. Understanding homeschooling as a fundamental right, not something we need permission to do. Dealing with public officials and professionals in education, health, and social services. How what one family does affects us all. Educating others and working together.
C-10 Can Unschoolers Get Into College and Succeed?
How the presenters and their daughters (both lifelong unschoolers from two different families) navigated the application and transcript issues of college admission which resulted in being accepted and given financial aid by a selective college. How their unschooling experiences influenced their outstanding academic achievement in college.
C-11 Teens Connecting and Sharing Experiences: A Discussion for Teens
Join a group of homeschooling teens to discuss questions like: What do you like most about homeschooling? What do you say when people ask you what it’s like to be a homeschooler? How do you handle the pressure from people who keep asking what you’re going to do when you grow up? Moderators are homeschooling teens; an adult will also be present.
C-12 Make Artists’ Trading Cards (ATC) and Exchange Them
Connect and share your pocket sized works of art with others! Craft ATCs, flat works of art sized 2.5" by 3.5" to trade with others. We will also make cooperative “Jam” cards together as a group. For artists of all ages; young artists must come with a helper.
C-13 Battery-Operated Cars
Get your stop watches ready as we design, build, and race a battery-powered car that uses a propeller. How fast can your car go in a straight line? What neat design concepts will you come up with? Limit 15 families, one car per family. Please bring $5 for the car for your family.
C-14 Beginning Basketry
Start with a 4” wooden base and weave your own unique basket to hold things like pens and pencils. Or insert a jar to make it a vase. Limit 20 youth. Please bring $3 for supplies.
C-15 Chess & Checkers Challenge
Bring your game boards and pieces, meet other homeschoolers, and make new friends while playing these old favorites just for fun. Or join the friendly tournament during the workshop. No presentation or instruction. All ages and skill levels welcome.
C-16 Pilgrim’s Voyage
What was it really like to be a Pilgrim? Learn about the Pilgrims’ voyage on the Mayflower and life at Plymouth colony. Sample bread made from an early recipe and examine reproductions of early 18th century clothing. Limit 35 children.
C-17 Zumbatomic® Class: Have a Blast While Exercising
Join a high-energy dance-fitness class for kids and their parents. Packed with exciting music, easy-to-follow moves, and great games. Involves listening, teamwork, and world music and dances. Great for the whole family, including those not drawn to competitive team sports. Non-marking athletic shoes required (no sandals, crocs, or bare feet) and water bottle recommended. Limit 40 kids. Presenter is a Licensed Zumba® and Zumbatomic® Instructor.
More Workshops By Time Slot
- Friday, 7:15-8:30 PM: F Workshops
- Saturday, 8:30-9:30 AM: A Workshops
- Saturday, 9:50 AM-10:50 PM B Workshops
- Saturday, 1:30-2:30 PM: C Workshops
- Saturday, 2:50-3:50 PM: D Workshops
More Workshops By Category
To help you choose workshops, click on a category that interests you and look over the list. Remember that these lists are only suggestions. We strongly recommend that you review the entire list of workshops to find the ones that suit you best.
- Basic Subjects
- Encouraging Learning
- Choosing Curriculum and Resources
- Ways to Homeschool
- Beginning Homeschooling
- Workshops for Parents and Kids
- Life Skills and Problem Solving
- Homeschooling Young Children
- For Teens and Parents of Teens
- Special Interests and Passions
- Support for Parents
- Of Particular Interest to Mothers
- Of Special Interest to Dads
- Family Activity Workshops
- Legal and Homeschooling Freedoms