linda patchin

Linda Patchin

2018 CHOIS Convention Featured Speaker

Linda Patchin

CHOIS Chairman

Linda is a founding board member of Christian Home-schoolers of Idaho State, where she has been serving as Chairman and Convention Director since 1999. She and her husband, Paul, have four adult children whom they homeschooled through high school. A popular conference speaker, Linda has over twenty-two years experience as a home educator. She is the editor of the CHOIS Connection Magazine, and has been a contributing columnist since 2003. Linda recently authored a book on Idaho homeschool history, entitled The Politics of Pie.

Choosing Curriculum and Teaching Methods

This highly practical workshop will compare and contrast the many different teaching methods and styles commonly employed by home educating parents. Linda seeks to share advantages and disadvantages within each method, without endorsing any one in particular. Hopefully she can help you to choose the one that will work effectively for you and your children. Bring your questions!


Curriculum, Transcripts, Diplomas…Oh My!

If you have ever wondered how to design a high school course of study, evaluate the results, develop a transcript or award a diploma, then this is the workshop for you! Linda will cover all of these subjects and more in one quick hour.


Why Homeschool through High School

Outsiders are quick to point out why we should not be homeschooling our teens, but Linda is here to provide fresh motivation and incentive for why we should. If you have ever wondered what the benefits are of homeschooling through high school, or if there even are benefits, or why it is important to finish the course, then this is the workshop for you!


Committed to helping parents fulfill their God-given right and responsibility to educate their own children.