Thinking of homeschooling? Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t know where to start? Take advantage of our Homeschooling 101 introductory workshops. These workshops, offered on Thursday afternoon, will walk you through Iowa Homeschool Law, give you guidance as you choose curriculum, and encourage you as you step into home education.

Pre-Registration for Mini-conference highly recommended. Registration opening early spring.

Homeschool Iowa is pleased to offer this Mini Conference FREE of charge to parents and caregivers exploring the option of home education. Please sign in at Mini Conference Registration tables upon arrival. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Mini Conference Workshops: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Free to mini conference attendees)
Used Curriculum Sale: 1:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
300 E 9th Street, Coralville, IA 52241


SCOTT WOODRUFF – HSLDA Attorney: Homeschooling with Confidence: Understanding Iowa’s Homeschool Law

Everything you need to know about your state’s homeschool law so you can homeschool with confidence. Thorough presentation of the basics with time for veterans to ask their unanswered questions.

POLLY LILLY – Homeschool Iowa Support Group Coordinator: Where Do I Begin?

This workshop will help you think through the important steps needed to successfully homeschool. Polly will include how to overcome some of the challenges and challenging questions that many will meet as beginning homeschoolers. The diverse approaches to homeschooling will be presented as well as examples and stories from her 17 years of home educating her children and 6 years as an overseeing teacher.
Resources will be shared and questions will be answered at the end of the session. We’ll cover some common roadblocks and misconceptions about “what school should look like” and also discuss many of the stages that homeschool families experience as they walk through the years.

SUSAN CHRISMAN – How Your Child’s Brain Develops  

Discover the wonder of your child’s brain and how it grows. Acquire an understanding of how your child learns during the early stages of development, giving your child an educational advantage. Learn how to help your child learn to his best ability.


Homeschool Iowa would like to thank Alpha Omega Press for sponsoring the Homeschooling 101 Mini Conference!



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