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July 10, 2013

Announcing Great Homeschool Conventions 2014


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I am excited to share with you some fabulous news about Great Homeschool Conventions. They have a brand new look and website. I'm very impressed with the new layout. It's crisp, clean and easy to use. Go have a look for yourself!


Now for some information...


Convention Dates and Locations


Mark your calendars. The dates and locations are:
  • Cincinnati, OH - April 24-26, 2014
  • Greenville, SC - March 20-22, 2014
  • Ontario, CA - June 12-14, 2014

Speakers


The list of speakers is extensive and includes...

  • Cathy Duffy, Curriculum Specialist
  • Dr. Kathy Koch, Author and Founder of Celebrate Kids, Inc.
  • Steve Lambert, Author and Publisher of the award-winning curriculum, “Five in a Row”
  • Steve Demme, Author and Founder of Math-U-See, Steve Demme.
...to name just a few. 

Homeschool Exhibitors


In the exhibitor section, you'll find an array of homeschool curriculum materials offered by both secular and non-secular homeschool vendors. It looks like there is something for everyone at this convention! 


Attending Great Homeschool Conventions

Did you attend any of their conventions last year? I wanted to attend the 2013 convention in South Carolina, but ran into some life challenges at the last minute. A few friends and fellow bloggers attended and returned with great information from the event.

Connect with Great Homeschool Conventions: 

I can't wait to attend next March! Do you plan to attend next year?  

Happy Homeschooling!

4 comments:

  1. Unfortunately for me there was no California convention this year and the other two were clear across the country. :( But next year's Cali one is right down the road from me!!!!! So I am so excited.

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    1. I agree. It's exciting to see a third location this year.

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  2. Don't get too excited. I just got an email from Great Homeschool Conventions. It was nothing but an ad for K12!!!!! GHC is promoting an entity which is not only the antithesis of real homeschooling, it is advertising what amounts to a trojan horse, designed to destroy private homeschooling. By promoting charter schools like this, GHC is undermining the Christian homeschool movement. If you want to promote Christian homeschooling go to your local state convention. The state organizations are the ones that are promoting and protecting your right to homeschool. They need your support if you want private Christian homeschooling to remain legal in America.

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    1. Hi Carolyn! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

      I am not the biggest fan of virtual schools either. The free options these schools offer actually are public school options. Using the free options means your child is a public school student being held to the same schedule, curriculum and requirements of a public school.

      That being said, the paid options allow you, as a homeschooler, to choose the courses, control the amount of time spent on lessons, and not comply with state requirements for testing. As well, using the supplemental options can be rewarding. We used a virtual school for my daughter to take a language as well as an art course. That is all she took and it wasn't the public school option.

      Yes, plenty of legitimate homeschooling agencies accept virtual schools as a sponsor/advertiser knowing that these options are available. Ultimately, it is the parent's decision on how they educate their children. If they disagree with virtual schools, they don't have to use them.

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