RIGHT Annual Homeschooling Conference
8:30AM - 12:30PM
Greenwood Community Church,
805 Main Ave, Warwick RI
$5 per person / $10 per family / Teens attend free!
This year admission will be cash or check at the door.
•Homeschooling with your Preschooler with Lisa David. Trying to homeschool your preschooler? Trying to homeschool with a preschooler about ? Lisa will give some practical advice to help you and your family. Lisa has a degree in Early Childhood Education, has homeschooled her three older daughters all the way through high school, and now has two adopted preschoolers at home.
•Getting Started and New to homeschooling with Kristine Greene. Kris will give a basic overview of homeschooling here in RI and take your specific questions about starting out at any age. Kris has seven children that she has homeschooled from preschool to graduation and has also been a strong advocate for homeschoolers in her local school district.
•The Ugly Duckling Homeschooler with Stephanie Gaddis. What to do when you feel like an underachiever in an overachieving homeschool community. Stephanie has five children ages 10, 9, 7, 5, and 10 months and has been homeschooling for 6 years.
•Homeschooling Through High School and Applying to Colleges with Amy Brock. Amy will share the details of considering your student’s high school course-load, keeping a transcript, taking the appropriate “tests”, and applying to colleges. Stephen and Amy currently have 3 children attending college.
•Can We Do It All? Removing the rocks from your homeschooling backpack with Carol Robb. Homeschoolers often feel the pressure to do more than they are able or they don’t feel like they are doing enough. These pressures are like gathering rocks one by one and carrying them around in our homeschooling backpacks, making our load heavier and heavier. Do we really need to do it all?
•Organizing Strategies for the Right-Brained Thinker with Heather Savage. Left-brained thinking is sequential, while right-brained thinking likes to skip around, go in through the back door, and intuit answers. Because of this different way of thinking, "right-brainers" need a different strategies for learning and organizing. The usual methods do not work (because they are designed by and for "left-brainers".) This workshop will offer strategies for "right-brainers" to help themselves and their children to organize thoughts, time, and space.
•Curriculum Conversations / Sharing room. Our veteran and not so veteran board members and others will be contributing some of their curriculum for you to peruse in this sharing room. We will also have some people available to discuss different curriculums and what worked for them. We, of course, can not feature every curriculum available, but we hope their is enough for you to get the chance to look over some “tried and true” materials that many of us swear by. Please, do not remove any curriculum from the room.
•Welcome our young entrepreneurs from RIGHT featuring their products and services in the Fellowship Hall!
•Visit our Age and Stage Tables with representatives to answer your questions about the various stages of homeschooling. Tables will include representatives for homeschooling in High School, Middle School and Upper Elementary, Elementary and Pre-school, Getting Started, and Special Needs.
•No lunch will be served or sold at the conference. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and lunch, however, no food or drink is allowed in the Sanctuary or Curriculum Sharing room. There will be tables available in Fellowship Hall. There will be some coffee and pastry available. If you would like to bring something to contribute, that would be welcome!
•Peruse items on the FREE tables!
•No child care is available. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult at ALL times. Please be considerate of others in the workshops if noise becomes an issue. Most workshops will not have sound systems to enhance the speakers' volume.
•Bathrooms are located down the left wing (if you are facing the pulpit) of the church on the basement and sanctuary levels.
•Please be considerate of the church property that they are letting us use so extensively!