The NOT BACK TO SCHOOL SUMMIT is Sept 6-20, 2017
Get your pass to the #1 free and online homeschool conference!
- Free online LIVE video sessions
- Membership is FREE
- 24-hour complimentary replays
Why do we ask for a zipcode? It's quite simple really - homeschool laws are primarily regulated by state or province. When members ask questions, we want to be able to provide correct information. We do not share this information with anyone. If you do not live in the U.S., it is perfectly okay to register - just put your provincial code in the box.
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Dianne has been homeschooling since 2003. She has worked with thousands of homeschoolers and hundreds of homeschool groups to pioneer social activities, help form group policies with leaders, and participated in issues which affect the homeschool community as a whole. Her approach is always practical and effective. She also specializes in working with middle to high school level groups to help prepare for college entry and is familiar with the latest developments of Common Core and how it is affecting future college students. She directs a national support organization, Home Education Council of America; and has developed numerous other websites to help home educators in their efforts. Dianne has been leading online seminars, webinars, and classes online in an innovative online setting to offer live interaction no matter where you live in the world. You can connect with her at Home Education Council of America.
Carrie Andrews is a mother and mentor who has helped many people for nearly a decade in homeschooling children on the Autism Spectrum, particularly those who are high functioning and who are dealing with a variety of diagnoses. Her experience and wisdom is encouraging and her tips and techniques are like no other. What Carrie shares is from the heart, and from real life, down-to-earth experiences that you won't find in a therapist's office. She knows what it is like to have a child who is high functioning, and her techniques worked to help her child transition into a successful, independent adult.
Carrie loves to garden and train service dogs and often gives presentations in these areas as well.
Jim Weiss and his wife Randy founded Greathall Productions in 1989. Raised by parents who valued literature and history and with the additional influence of grandfathers who loved to tell stories to their grandsons, Jim grew up in the presence of literary and real-life characters in the tradition of oral language. Jim is a masterful and thoughtful storyteller of whom to date has produced over 50 Greathall recordings featuring classical literature and history, enjoyed by people all over the world. He is the recipient of more than 100 national awards from prestigious sources, and travels extensively across the United States and Canada presenting at library, school, store and community events; teacher workshops; and his favorite - educational conferences! Jim and Randy reside in Charlottesville, Virginia and are the ever-proud parents of their daughter and son-in-law.
Kathy Kuhl helps parents help children with challenges. After homeschooling her son with learning disabilities, she wrote Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, a handbook for helping children with challenges, including learning disabilities, attention deficit, autism, and giftedness. This book is based on interviews with 64 families homeschooling children with learning challenges, and on her own research and personal experience. Kathy speaks at homeschool conferences internationally and advises families through her blog, magazine articles, and additional books she has written.
"My husband, Roger, and I are parents of seven children (four sons and three daughters). We are also grandparents to thirteen grandchildren (three granddaughters and ten grandsons)! We have home educated our children since 1983 and we are still in the trenches." Donna loves to be a wife, mother, and grandmother. She also loves frugality, learning, creativity, living providently, gardening, hiking, creating stained glass murals, oil painting, writing poetry, research, and sharing! BA Art '80. MA Ed. ‘08.
Donna is owner and The Homeschool Mommy Mentor at MentoringOurOwn.com She has presented at dozens of home school conferences in California, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Virginia, since 1995. She created the Mentoring Our Own Yahoo Group in 2002. Donna founded a private cyber-school and cottage school / home education hybrid in 2002. In 2009, Donna and her daughters Julia Groves and Jennifer Walton co-founded Princess Academies, which became Royal Academe 2013, and finally Mentoring Our Own.
Connect with Donna at: http://mentoringourown.com/
JoQueta Handy, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Integrative Medicine Doctor and Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist with twenty three years of experience working with children who have learning challenges. She has worked with and advocated for homeschooling for 24 years.
Her philosophy is that every child is a brilliant learner in their own unique and beautiful way. It is Dr. Handy's goal to help each child to effectively learn in any environment no matter the level of learning challenge. She spends her time teaching children and coaching parents and educators how to see a child's gifts, his capacity to prosper and how to foster the best environment to succeed. While she loves one-to-one training, she really would like more people to learn these simple, effective teaching methods.
She has also designed and built 2 schools around one on one teaching based on her strong belief in the homeschool model for children with language processing issue.
You can connect with Dr. Handy at: www.brilliantlearningonline.com
Debi Tonks is a mother of four active kids of separate, strong personalities, two have special needs. When she found herself homeschooling these four very different children in her in-law's basement during her husband's unemployment, she knew she had to find a way to get on top of everything or drown in the process! What emerged was a flexible system that keeps things flowing, keeps her kids happy, and keeps her (typically scatterbrained) mind clear and focused. Two houses later, and with the system still working strong for her, she now teaches other women how to design and build systems that work for them.
Rachel Keppner is a homeschooling mother of thirteen children who has been teaching her own children since 1998, and the homeschooled youth in her community since 2006. Two of her children have high-functioning autism and that has provided unique blessings, as well as struggles. She is active in her homeschool community and enjoys public speaking, writing curriculum, teaching teen Shakespeare classes, directing plays and choirs, designing and sewing Renaissance costumes, building her home business, singing with her community choir, and reading aloud with her family. Her Shakespeare products can be found at: http://www.yeshakespeare.com/