The Preconference Tracks meet on the day before the MÂCHÉ conference begins. They give homeschooling parents time to get more intense training in the needs which have been specifically expressed by many home educators who attend the conferences. These three tracks are designed to cover three specific topics of interest to home educators -- beginning to home educate, teaching through high school, and working with struggling learners. They meet simultaneously on Thursday afternoon, April 12, 2012, from 12:30 PM until 5:00 PM. You may register to attend any one of the three tracks by clicking the green bar on the right side of this page.
For more detailed information about what is included in these three tracks and the fee structure, click on the tabs above. Registration for the Preconference Tracks is separate from the MÂCHÉ Conference. However, we have found that the Preconference Tracks and the MÂCHÉ Conference workshops compliment each other and feel that attending both would be beneficial for you.
Mary James and Panel
Whether you are just beginning to home educate your preschoolers or transitioning from a public or private school setting, the following workshops have been specifically designed to help you move more easily into teaching your children at home. The topics discussed in these four workshops are essential for both beginning and continuing home educators and are sure to provide great tips for all attendees. For more information, click the tab above.
Homeschooling through High School
Becky Cooke and Diane Kummer
This Preconference Track is for homeschool families of upper elementary, middle school, and high school aged students, as well as for those whose children are currently in public or private high schools, who are preparing to home educate through the high school years. Parents and their teens are welcome to attend! For more information, click the tab above.
Homeschooling with Special Needs
Kim Ury, Peggy Ployhar, and Panel
Although children who learn differently are a huge blessing, homeschooling them can also be challenging, time-consuming, and confusing. Every child has unique needs and there are varied opinions and methods to sort through for each one. This special session will help to encourage and provide practical tips for those special families who work with learning challenges daily. For more information, click the tab above.