Resources

July 29th, 2012

Where to find what . . .

With so much information out there it is hard to begin to even process it. The purpose of this area is to organize the resources, curriculums, online sites, and other tips to help you in your homeschool journey.

Something you love missing from our list? Please let us know!

Conferences

Illinois Christian Home Educators Conference

Website: http://www.iche.org/

Annual convention held in  June each year to encourage Christians choosing to home educate their children in Illinois. Well attended, knowledgeable speakers, and a packed vendor hall make this a wonderful time of refreshment.

InHome Conference

Website:   http://www.homeeducatorsconference.org

In 1998, the Home Educators Conference Fund (HECF) was formed as an Illinois not-for-profit corporation. In both its volunteer base and its governance, HECF has drawn from a wide selection of committed and talented homeschoolers. Their presenters and volunteers are current or former homeschoolers from all over Illinois, and elsewhere in the US where homeschooling has flourished. HECF’s “InHome” event is a forum for grassroots insights; they enjoy sharing their experiences and recognizing the expertise within their own communities.

Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit

Website: http://efcollegians.org/

They offer a two day conference, packed with top conservative lawmakers, authors and activists.   On Thursday, they invite politicians down from the hill and have a social dinner Thursday evening.  Friday brings authors and other conservative leaders.  Both days, they’ll have student leaders from around the country sharing their success, and a smattering of special activities to make this conference the best you’ve attended.

Carol Joy Seid Seminar

Website: CAROLE JOY SEID

A Literature Based Approach to Education. Carole’s heartfelt desire is to make your home schooling experience simple, enjoyable and affordable. At the core of her philosophy is the secret to educational success — great books, great books, and more great books. Comes to the Chicago area periodically.

Classical Conversations Seminars

Website: Classical Conversations

Each year a variety of seminars are offered for parents and students alike by Classical Conversations. Parents of all age students will benefit from learning how to think well!

Come practice the skills needed to teach your children how to recover the lost tools of learning. Learn to see Him in all you teach. Plan to use your brain and laugh a lot! The CC facilitators love teaching the fundamentals of learning and turning the difficult into the doable!

These Practicums are for parents and teachers of all grade levels. The cost is FREE for adults and teens! Parents attending practicums can relax knowing that their younger students are learning AND having fun.

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  1. February 27th, 2010 at 04:41 | #1

    Classical Conversations is a wonderful program, a great help to even the most veteran and experienced of homeschooling families! Small, weekly tutor-led classes model classical education. Wish I knew about this years ago! ALso, Challenge levels great for jr high and high school ages! Mock Trial opportunities, debate and oral presentation opportunities, science fair, and more.

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