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Beginners and inquirers

Congratulations! You Are a Homeschool Teacher! Now What?

Now that you have decided to homeschool, how do you transition into an effective homeschool teacher? How do you balance your time? Develop your skill? Protect your health? Despite our obsession with choosing just the right curriculum, it’s not about the curriculum at all! Whether you are starting with kindergarten or jumping in with a middle schooler, you—the teacher—are more important than the curriculum you choose!

Homeschooling 101

So you think you're gonna homeschool? Worried? Excited? Overwhelmed? Would you like to avoid some of the more common pitfalls? Come listen as a long-term homeschooling mom, Carol Barnier, tells what she has learned, alleviates common fears, shares some surprising benefits and encourages you to have much fun on this journey. You can do this! And she'll tell you how.

Understanding the NC Homeschool Law

Spencer will explain the legalities of homeschooling in NC and working with the Division of Non-Public Education, what is required and what is voluntary. He will also explain the legalities of the different forms of online classes. He will make recommendations that will help you to avoid problems when issuing a diploma.

The Five Flavors of Homeschooling

The world of homeschooling is a lot like the world of food. You know that you want to provide nutritious meals for your children’s minds, but there are so many possibilities for what that food could look like and taste like. Join Sonya for a simple overview of five main flavors of homeschooling: traditional, classical, Charlotte Mason, unit studies, unschooling. Find your preferred flavor and learn how to shop for a successful homeschool menu.

Getting Off to a Great Start

Are you new to homeschooling or within your first three years? Homeschooling is an adventure, a new lifestyle and a journey like no other. Feeling nervous and unsure is completely normal. Come learn the things that we wish we had known when we began homeschooling twenty years ago. This seminar covers the basics of homeschooling, the common pitfalls for beginners, and includes important tips to get off to a great start!

What Our Mom Did Right; What Our Mom Did Wrong

What will your kids think about homeschooling when they’re adults? Now that Debra Bell’s four kids have grown up, graduated and started families of their own, her oldest daughter reflects on her experiences and those of her siblings. In this tell-all session, Kathryn shares six things she’s grateful for and four that she would go back and change.

Legal Issues Affecting North Carolina Homeschoolers

This workshop addresses the most frequent legal problems that HSLDA assists our North Carolina member families with each year and how to avoid them. It also addresses the effect of the changes to the law that were enacted in 2013 by the North Carolina General Assembly.

Homepreschooling: What to Do with Our Smallest Students

When does homeschooling really begin? Do you need a curriculum to homeschool your preschooler? Do you need some advice on keeping those busy little guys occupied while you are schooling the older kids? This workshop will be a practical look at these youngest members of our homeschool.

You Can Do Unit Study

Everyone talks about the magic of unit study as if it were the key that could unlock the learning kingdom. But doesn't it require creativity, preparation and resources? Isn't it easier to just let them use a stack of textbooks and workbooks? How will I know that I've covered everything? You'll learn which subjects are appropriate for unit study, how to create your own unit studies easily and inexpensively. And you'll leave with the confidence that you and your student can make the homeschooling journey into something more joyous and less tedious than what you've been experiencing.

The Girlfriend's Guide to Homeschooling or "All the Things No One Tells You"

You've read the books, researched curriculum, talked to other homeschool parents—you're ready, right? Or maybe you've started homeschooling and discovered that the reality doesn't necessarily match up to what you thought. Should you quit? Come, be encouraged from a mom who has been there, done that, and is still homeschooling after ten years!