There have been a few defining moments in the life of our homeschool - moments when I felt energized, equipped, and emotionally prepared for the great challenge that was laid out before me.
Almost all of these moments center around attending a Great Homeschool Convention, where I have always left feeling abundantly more prepared for homeschooling than when I arrived!
Whether it was spending time listening to every session I could possibly squeeze in from the Classical track, or taking in everything in the gigantic vendor hall, or even just meeting other homeschool parents, attending these conventions has always been a worthy investment.
I'm very excited to have already purchased my tickets for the 2018 Great Homeschool Convention in Greenville, SC! My family and I are looking forward to this time away this spring.
*I have been compensated by Great Homeschool Conventions for this post.
Attend a Great Homeschool Convention
The 2018 Great Homeschool Conventions season is right around the corner! This coming year promises to please all that attend. All across the country, families travel to attend one of five huge regional conventions! Some moms gather friends and make it a fun, getaway weekend.
When you see the speakers this year you will definitely want to attend!!
2018 Great Homeschool Convention Dates & Locations
- SOUTHEAST Homeschool Convention, TD Convention Center, Greenville, SC, March 8-10, 2018
- TEXAS Homeschool Convention, Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, TX – March 15-17, 2018
- MIDWEST Homeschool Convention, Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH, April 12-14, 2018
- CALIFORNIA Homeschool Convention, Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA, June 14-16, 2018
- MISSOURI Homeschool Convention, St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, MO, July 19 – 21, 2018
Why Attend a Great Homeschool Convention?
In today’s world many families seek to home educate for a variety of reasons. Maybe their child is falling between the cracks because of special needs and/or giftedness. Or, maybe public school is becoming a hodge-podge of controversial views that shouldn’t be placed upon a young child’s mind. Young children should be focused on more innocent and less burdensome topics. Let kids be kids…one of the greatest benefits of homeschooling!
Homeschooling is not always easy.
There are so manytasks that must be accomplished in a period of one day. Moms who choose to homeschool take on a tremendous responsibility. You, as a mom, are your child’s one and only teacher and are responsible for their well-rounded education…in ALL core subjects regardless of whether you are academically trained to do so or not. That is scary to say the least and you may constantly worry that you will fail miserably at your dual role as mother and teacher.
Great Homeschool Conventions structures a fantastic speaker roster. Many speakers come from years of personal homeschooling experience. They attend the conventions because they are passionate about helping up-and-coming or seasoned homeschooling parents achieve a successful homeschooling experience. They believe in the homeschooling concept and have committed their lives to keeping the movement strong and on solid ground well into the future.
You will hear from Dr. Kathy Koch , Andrew Pudewa, Attorney Judy Sarden, Sarah Mackenzie and dozens more!
Dozens of speakers covering more than 230 speaking sessions are offered for each event!
The variety of topics covered is extensive, from how to school different ages at the same time to how to homeschool a gifted or special needs child.
Don’t know how to teach math and get concepts across to your teen? Covered - and by math experts!
How do I prompt my child to write? Lots of writing tips will be covered. Reading is so very important.
What happens if you have a struggling reader? What can you do to help them? Proven techniques to work effectively with a child who struggles with reading will be covered.
Science isn’t easy for some! We have experts who address teaching children science that will capture their attention and hold their interest.
Special Track Sessions Focused on Homeschooling Trouble Spots
Specifically - focused tracks led by true experts in their fields will address homeschooling trouble spots.
Homeschooling isn’t easy. Parenting can be harder. Behavioral issues in the home, strong-willed children, and disrespect for parental guidance can make homeschooling a terrible experience for both parents and children to the point of giving up. Great encouragement and parenting tips can be found by attending our Parenting Track.
Special needs topics are addressed in our Special Needs / Gifted Track. How do you teach a child effectively with ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s, or Dyslexia? Find answers by attending this awesome track which will leave you uplifted and with a new appreciation for your child’s challenge.
New to homeschooling or curious about homeschooling? Our Homeschooling 101 Track will show you how to start and how to choose curriculum. Transcript preparation won’t be a mystery any longer.
Don’t know which style of homeschooling is right for you? Explore Classical education in the Classical Track. In addition to several classical sessions, you can attend a panel session by top Classical educators who have dedicated time to just answering questions on what Classical education is all about.
Who is Charlotte Mason? What is the Charlotte Mason method? Find out by attending the Charlotte Mason Track.
(Do you get the point? SO MUCH to choose from!)
Shopping the huge exhibit hall gives you the opportunity to seek and find curriculum that best fits your children’s learning styles. Meet many of the authors of popular curricula and engage in conversation to find out how their curriculum can help you reach your child's full potential.
Get a hands-on look at all your homeschooling resources. LOTS of exhibitors have already signed up!
Hear compelling speakers tell their incredible stories by attending a GHC special event!
Gianna Jessen and Matt Walsh will speak from their hearts and give presentations you won’t soon forget. At a Great Homeschool Convention a few years ago I heard Matt Walsh speak and it impacted me greatly -- I am SO looking forward to hearing him again this year!
Nick Vujicic will attend the Midwest event. He is truly amazing and so very inspirational. AND, A family-friendly concert by Randall Goodgame of Slugs and Bugs awaits you and your family for an evening of faith and fun! Kids don’t want to attend with you….Check out this Kids Event Hosted by Giant Cow Ministries!
Free DOWNLOADS for your family to enjoy now when you register are available.
Register now - Great Homeschool Conventions are Affordable
Homeschooling families on a budget are always kept in mind! Register now for the best prices with our early bird discounts.
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