Special Sessions

“HOMESCHOOL 101” with Nancy Bjorkman

WHAT: Pre-Conference Track
WHEN: FRI, April 22, 2022  1-4pm             
WHERE: St. John’s Free Lutheran 3601 W. Arrowhead Rd. Duluth, MN 55811
ADDITIONAL INFO: This track requires an additional $5.00 ticket (see registration). Along with two full sessions with Nancy, this track includes personal access to homeschool mentors and our HSLDA State Lawyer, Amy Buchmeyer.

Considering homeschooling? Not sure where to begin? This workshop will define realistic and foundational goals for homeschooling that will get new families off to a solid start. We’ll cover some common roadblocks and misconceptions about “what school should look like,” state law, and many practical tips for success. We will then review several different teaching approaches found in homeschooling and help attendees identify resources and curricula to fit their family’s particular style. Come benefit from Nancy’s 20+ years of experience, and enjoy her dynamic style. There will be a time for interaction and questions.

“High School and Beyond” with Cheri Frame

WHAT: Pre-Conference Track
WHEN: FRI, April 22, 2022  1-4pm             
WHERE: St. John’s Free Lutheran 3601 W. Arrowhead Rd. Duluth, MN 55811
ADDITIONAL INFO: This track requires an additional $5.00 ticket (see registration).

Homeschooling through high school can be the most enjoyable and influential years you have with your teens. Sign up today for this informative 3-hour seminar. Topics include:

  • Developing a comprehensive 7-12th grade plan
  • Building a strong academic foundation of high school courses and credits
  • Individualizing your students’ education based on their graduation goals
  • Exploring careers and college credit options
  • Creating a professional-looking transcript

Parents and students alike will gain confidence and be encouraged to homeschool through high school as they see the big picture unfold and create a vision for these extraordinary years. Teens are encouraged to attend with their parents!

Dads & Donuts with Todd Wilson
“Help! I’m married to a Homeschooling Mom”

WHAT: A Talk just for Dads
WHEN: SAT, April 23, 2022 7:30-8:30am             
WHERE: Hermantown Community Church 4880 Maple Grove Rd. Hermantown, MN 55811
ADDITIONAL INFO: This special session includes coffee and donuts and requires an additional $5.00 ticket (see registration).

It’s a fact! The only thing tougher than being a homeschooling mom is…being married to a homeschooling mom! Dad, your wife needs your help. Come join me as we discuss how to support and assist our wives in the homeschooling journey. We’ll also do a lot of laughing, as I encourage men to be encouragers of their homeschooling wives.

“Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution”

WHAT: A special showing of this feature length film!
WHEN: SATURDAY, April 23, 2022   12-1:30pm             
WHERE: Hermantown Community Church 4880 Maple Grove Rd. Hermantown, MN 55811
ADDITIONAL INFO: This screening is open to all registered conference participants. To find out more about this documentary, please go to schoolhouserocked.com

There’s a revolution transforming American education and it’s not happening in the classroom.

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution is a feature-length documentary intended to encourage and equip homeschool families to start strong and finish well. The movie follows host, Yvette Hampton, as she travels the country with her family talking with education experts, curriculum developers, college and university faculty and administrators, and homeschooling families at every stage in the process, from kindergarten to college graduation and beyond. As viewers follow Yvette on this journey and share in her challenges and victories as a homeschool mom, they will gather the necessary resources and encouragement to homeschool their own children with excellence.