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Home School Convention Tips: Prepare Ahead Of Time

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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 8:58 am    Post subject: Home School Convention Tips: Prepare Ahead Of Time Reply with quote

Editor's note: We do have a list of upcoming conventions and other events on our site:


Home School Conventions are not only a way to improve your skills as a home educator, they are also an opportunity to save on the purchase of Curriculum that is often unique to homeschoolers. Much of it is curriculum designed by veteran home school parents which is often more effective than the traditional curriculum.

How To Prepare for A Home School Convention (

The link above provides some valuable tips. Here are a few more:

    Beforehand visit your Homeschool Convention website (, and make sure you have the convention schedule, workshops, booths, ext. With that information in hand, visit the vendor websites for more information. Highlight everything that interests you, and meets your can narrow down the preliminary schedule later.

    Once you get there, spend the first day quickly checking out the booths you highlighted (we usually recommend making no purchases until the last day). The first day only last 2 to four hours, so don't spend too much time at anyone place. Be sure to collect the flyrs from any booth that looks remotely interesting to you. Now you can adjust your schedule based on what you learned on the first day.

    The remaining days is where the work begins. Decide which workshops you want to attend, and which booths you want to know more about. Many vendors provide free demonstrations on their curriculum. Take advantage of this opportunity if the curriculum is on your adjusted schedule.

    The last day is the day to complete anything not accomplished on the first days, and a time to make your purchases. Save all those flyers though, so you can visit their websites later if you so decide.

    At your chosen workshops take notes, and be sure to collect any information provided by the workshop leader. If you like their ideas, sign up for their free Newsletter. It is a great way to keep up with the latest information.

    It is often fun to meet up with friends at lunch time to share information and ideas.

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