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Home Education Conference
May 4 & 5, 2012
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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Conference Voices

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This information is from WPA's previous conference. Our 30th Annual Home Education Conference will be held on May 3-4, 2013, at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Choosing Curriculum

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.

F-3 Exhibitor: Components of a Complete Language Arts Program

Beth Ellen Nash, Cornerstone Learning Connection

Aspects of a comprehensive language arts program including: phonics and phonemic awareness; spelling; vocabulary and word study; reading strategies, fluency, and comprehension; grammar, usage, mechanics; and written composition. Resources in each area for struggling learners. A thumbnail look at what speaker’s top picks offer and what audience would most benefit from each.

F-6 How to Begin Homeschooling

Tomi Fay Forbes

Planning your homeschool and getting started. Complying with the law, including filing the required online form PI-1206.

A-1 Exhibitor: Choosing Textbook-Based Curriculums for Your Family

Beth Ellen Nash from Cornerstone Learning Connections

Overwhelmed by all the homeschool curriculums available? Brief descriptions of basic facts and features of a number of textbook-based curriculums including A Beka, ACE, Alpha Omega, Bob Jones, Christian Liberty Press, Mystery of History, Pandia Press, Power Basics, Singapore, and Story of the World will be presented to help you decide which components might work well for your family. A purchased textbook curriculum can serve as a core for one or more subject areas and serve as a springboard in a rich and varied homeschool program.

A-3 Exhibitor: Tuning Up Your Science Toolkit

Susan Haydock and Al Horey, Wisconsin Educational Innovations

Learn how the JASON Project, Immersion Learning, Engineering is Elementary, and STOP for Science improve student performance, are interdisciplinary, and provide a wonderful introduction to science, technology, engineering, and math for kids of all ages.

B-4 How to Choose a Style of Homeschooling That Works for You

Lori Guilliams and Janet Ozsvath

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-2 Exhibitor: Overview of Curriculum Choices for Science and Math

Beth Ellen Nash, Cornerstone Learning Connection

An overview of choices available to help you decide which are best for your family. Math options include Bob Jones, Key To, Mathletics, Math-U-See, Right Start Math, Saxon, Singapore Math, Teaching Textbooks, and Thinkwell. Science options include curriculum with creation-based, evolutionary, and origins neutral programs including Alpha Omega, Apologia, Bob Jones, Power Basics, Pandia Press R.E.A.L. Science, Real Science 4 Kids, and Singapore Science.

D-4 Setting Priorities for Our Homeschools

Tomi Fay Forbes

Homeschooling is more than academics. Keeping "the big picture" in mind so we can help our children grow into well-rounded, contributing adults. Acquiring thinking, business, character, and communication skills and others. Remembering that parents are in the best position to make these decisions for their families, that there isn't one set of priorities that every family should use or aspire to, and that one big advantage to homeschooling is that parents (and not the public schools) take responsibility.

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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.

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