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Homeschool conference set for April 1

By Staff | Apr 4, 2017

SHEPHERDSTOWN – The 9th annual Eastern Panhandle Homeschool Conference is coming to Covenant Church, 7485 Shepherdstown Pike, Saturday, Apr. 1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $30 per person and includes continental breakfast, lunch, access to exhibitor hall, used curriculum sale and any sessions of interest.

The conference has local experts as well as nationally known speakers teaching on a variety of topics including teaching struggling learners, math strategies for kids with ADHD and other learning challenges, preschool ideas, language development, choosing curriculum, various teaching methods, a session for dads and much more.

Child care will be offered for $10 per child, which includes a snack, art project and other activities. Parents are asked to pack a lunch for their child.

For anyone who is considering homeschooling, there is a free workshop Friday, March 31 at 6 p.m. also at Covenant Church. Topics covered will be WV laws regarding homeschooling, how to get started, curriculum ideas, record keeping and more. Light refreshments will be provided.

The main reasons to attend a homeschool conference are:

Connections: Meet other people who are on the same journey to educated their children according to their needs and abilities.

Keeping up: Circumstances are always changing. Get fresh ideas, see new curriculum, hear about the latest research and trends.

Professional opinions: Get input from experts in the field for specific challenges like struggling learners, record keeping, testing options, etc.

Support: Be surrounded by a community of like-minded people who often face the same struggles and can share their triumphs and testimonies.

For more information or to register, visit ephsc.org.