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Why You Should Go to a Homeschool Convention

Why You Should Go to a Homeschool Convention By Audra Talley   Three years ago, with a soon-to-be second grader, another ready to start school, and a 10 month-old on my hip, I went to my first homeschool convention. Another homeschool mom encouraged me to go, so I went out of curiosity, hoping to find new ideas. Mostly I went out of sheer desperation. The program I had used for my oldest had become frustrating and it was clear it wouldn’t

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What to Expect at the CHOIS Convention

What to Expect at the CHOIS Convention

We are so excited that you are going to be our guest at the convention this year! We understand that attending the convention for the first time can be a bit overwhelming. It’s a bit of a 3-ring circus with six workshops running simultaneously, an open exhibit hall selling products, curriculum services, resources, toys and more. There is a lot to see and do! Let us help by giving you some tips to help make your experience at the convention

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Introducing Workshop Speaker

Introducing Workshop Speaker

We’re so excited to tell you about another one of our convention speakers. Ken Barnes is a software developer and one of the CHOIS Connections regular columnists. He and his wife, Cindy, have been homeschooling their four children for eleven years. The workshop that he will be presenting is entitled Advice from a Geek. He will teach you how to use modern mobile devices to help keep learning fresh in your home, and will also discuss ways to keep your

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Introducing Featured Workshop Speaker

Introducing Featured Workshop Speaker

We are excited to tell you about another one of our Featured Workshop Speakers. Mr. Barry Peters has been an extremely popular convention speaker at nearly every one of CHOIS’ 16 conventions. President of the Idaho Coalition of Home Educators, and Chief Legal Counsel for both ICHE and CHOIS, Mr. Peters brings our convention attendees an annual legal update on the challenges that Idaho Home Educators face. His dry wit and unique speaking style delight standing-room-only crowds, year after year. His

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Introducing Featured Speaker Patrick Nurre

Introducing Featured Speaker Patrick Nurre

CHOIS is excited to announce that Patrick Nurre will be one of our featured workshop speakers this year. Patrick opened the Geology Learning Center in Seattle in 2012, where he lives with his wife, Vicki. He will be presenting the following workshops for us. “Why You Need to Teach Geology Again and Again, and How.”  “The Geology of Idaho from a Biblical Perspective” and “Dinosaurs, the Ark and the Bible.”  We know that you will enjoy hearing from Patrick and

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Introducing Convention Speaker Faith Berens

Introducing Convention Speaker Faith Berens

We can’t wait for you to meet Faith Berens! Faith is one of HSLDA’s Special Needs Consultants. She homeschools her own children as well as working as a private educational consultant and evaluator. Faith holds a Master’s degree in reading and has over 15 years of classroom teaching experience. She will be presenting six workshops for us, which include: You Can Homeschool Your Struggling Learner, Dyslexis Demystified:Definitions and Hope for Homeschoolers, Teaching Struggling Learners at Home: Nuts and Bolts for

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