Events

  

Whether you are new to homeschooling, a veteran homeschooler, considering taking the plunge, or just looking for practical ideas for your student conventions and virtual events like our round tables are great places to gain information to help you get the most out of your experience.

  

Throughout the year we host a variety of free virtual events and attend a number of conventions. Check back frequently as we add events often.

  

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Celebrating the Holidays and Making It Count for School [Show]

Online (Link in the description)

Free Virtual Event

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays about to begin, how do you fit in school with all the celebrations you want to have? Join us as we discuss a variety of ways to make school count when you are counting the days toward holiday celebrations.

2023 the Year in Perspective [Show]

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Free Virtual Event

Join us for a recap of this year's best content from The Demme Learning Show. We have lots of things to recap and share and lots of things for you to think about as you step enthusiastically into 2024.

The Risk of Wrong Expectations as You Begin Your Homeschool Journey

Online (Link in the description)

Free Virtual Event

When we begin a homeschool journey, we often have specific expectations. When these expectations don't align with reality, stress occurs. Join us for a panel discussion of setting appropriate expectations for your homeschooling years and a realistic discussion of what this first year might look like for you.

Smart Conversations with Your Teenager about Difficult Things

Online (Link in the description)

Free Virtual Event

Author and coach Patti Reed allows us to talk about some of the difficult conversations we must have with our children as they negotiate their way to adulthood. Raising kids is hard, and raising teenagers is every emotion together. Join us for this insightful discussion of agreements and expectations, vulnerabilities, commitment, academic gaps, and sorting responsibilities and concerns. This will be a not-to-be-missed discussion, whether you have teenagers in your home now or teenagers in waiting.

The Generational Joy of the Homeschool Experience

Online (Link in the description)

Free Virtual Event

Parents often ask themselves if they are doing the right thing by homeschooling their children. For home educators, this is a marathon, not a sprint. It will be a journey for which you cannot see the end result. How do you know you are on the right path? Join us for a generational discussion with a mother and daughter who have created the tradition of home education in the second generation. Learn what practices and habits you can start now to instill a long-term love of learning in your children to influence future generations.

What Does Mastery/Teach Back Look Like?

Online (Link in the description)

Free Virtual Event

Math-U-See is known as a mastery-based curriculum. If you are a Math-U-See parent, you may wonder, "What does mastery look like?" at any particular point in your journey. Mastery is one of the most critical concepts for a parent to apply accurately. Join us as we visit the in-depth process of assessing mastery and how you can get the most out of applying this concept in your instruction.

Empowering Students to Understand the Difference Between Conversation and Gossip

Online (Link in the description)

Free Virtual Event

How do we teach our children, particularly our middle schoolers, the difference between conversation and gossip? We want to encourage the former and discourage the latter, but what does an intelligent conversation look like with tweenagers? How do we create insight for them when they meet a bully? Join us for an insightful discussion of these important topics with author Lizabeth Jenkins-Dale.

Crafting a College Experience While You Are Still in High School

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Free Virtual Event

Join Gretchen Roe and Andrew Pudewa for a lively exploration of how to “hack” high school, create rich, meaningful opportunities for teenagers, and take advantage of the many options for starting to accumulate college credits while still below the traditional college age.

MidWinter Conference for Parent Educators and Teens

Farm and Home Center 1383 Arcadia Rd, Lancaster, PA, United States

Convention

On February 23-24, 2024, CHAP and Building Faith Families will be hosting the third annual MidWinter Conference. Their primary purpose is encouragement and fellowship, and will feature nine speakers presenting thirty workshops.

Hacking WriteShop – The Essentials for Your Success

Online (Link in the description)

Free Virtual Event

Parents love the approach WriteShop takes, but the comprehensive content can feel overwhelming. In this episode, we will show you some tips and tricks to make teaching it feel more manageable. Join us for this insightful discussion and learn how to make WriteShop work for your family.

A Librarian Discusses Reading Content

Online (Link in the description)

Free Virtual Event

Parents have many opportunities to foster a love of good literature in their children. It can feel like the odds are stacked against us in this regard, especially when so much of our reading has become electronic. Join us and learn why reading a variety of different things in the beginning years is so important. Reading early and often hones students’ critical thinking skills, opens their minds to the greater world, and helps shape their understandings.