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This information is from WPA's previous conference. Our 32nd Annual Home Education Conference will be held on May 1-2, 2015, at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.


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-8 Can Unschoolers Get Into College and Succeed?

Erich Moraine and Sarah Gilbert

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.

A-2 How Did I Get Here? How Pokemon, Owning Our Own Business, and the “Summer of Yes” Got Us To Where We Are Now

Becky Powers

Hear from a mom of three teen boys who are successfully transitioning into adulthood without being measured and defined by grades. A presentation with stories and pictures of a family living the past 12 years as unschoolers..

B-5 Homeschooling 3, 4, and 5 Year Olds

Pamela Roland

Why and how children learn best through homeschooling. Helping children learn from daily life and carefully selected resources and activities. The importance of play. Meeting kids’ and parents’ social needs. Disadvantages to formal preschool. Risks of preschool screening and how you can avoid it.

C-4 What Unschooling Looks Like

Jen Lynch

Curious about “how unschooling works” and what unschoolers do all day? Here’s your chance to see what unschooling is like in the daily lives of over 10 families with kids ranging from infants to adults through a presentation put together from pictures and stories these families shared. This is not a “how to,” but a “how do they . . .”

D-1 Trusting Your Child Will Learn Outside the Box

Jenny Landowski

How to move from reading, hearing, and thinking about the ideas behind “child-led learning” to taking the leap of faith and putting them into practice with your own family. Creating an environment where your child can either stop and smell the roses or excel at the speed of light. Speaker will discuss the joys and challenges of learning while we live both at home and out in the “real world” using examples from her family.

D-4 Continuing as an Unschooling Family

Erich Moraine

For established unschooling families with at least one year’s experience. (For an introduction to unschooling, see “Exploring the Basic Ideas of Unschooling.”) How do parental guidance and direction continue to show themselves and allow for a peaceful coexistence with our kids? How might we as parents react when our children pursue topics we feel negatively about or did not expect? What can parents do to maintain a balance between the fear of external academic goals and the internal joy of unschooling? What about all that time the kids spend doing “nothing?”

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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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