firstclass   Homeschooling

Speakers: Mary James, M. Donnelly, J.Tuma

Whether you are just beginning to home educate your preschoolers or transitioning from a public or private school setting with an older child, the six workshops in this track have been specifically designed to help you move more easily into teaching your children at home. The topics discussed in these six workshops are essential for both beginning and continuing home educators and are sure to provide great tips for all attendees.


Homeschooling through High School

Speakers: Cheri Frame and Sandy Norlin

This preconference track is for home educating families of upper elementary, middle school, and high school students, as well as for those whose children are currently in public or private high schools but who are preparing to home educate them through the high school years. Parents and their teens are encouraged to attend these six informative workshops together. They will give you basic information about how to work through home educating through high school.


Homeschooling struggling Learners

Speaker: Dianne Craft

Take the stress out of homeschooling a child with special needs. Dianne Craft will be teaching this track this year and will show you exactly the steps she took to help her students with learning or attention disabilities make leaps, instead of just progress, in one year. The four, extra-long workshops that Dianne will be presenting during this preconference track are geared for those parents who already know that their child has learning issues. She will also be presenting during the conference for parents who are still trying to figure out if their child has learning issues.

General Information about the preconference tracks

The Preconference Tracks give home educating parents the opportunity to have more intense training in three specific areas in which many have expressed a keen interest. These three areas --- FirstClass Homeschooling, Homeschooling through High School, and Homeschooling Struggling Learners --- will meet simultaneously on Thursday, April 18, 2013, from 9:30 AM until 5:00 PM. For more detailed information about what is included in these three tracks and the fee structure, click on any one of the tabs above. Registration begins January 1.

Registration for the tracks is separate from the MÂCHÉ Conference and will have a separate fee structure. We have found that the Preconference Tracks and the MÂCHÉ Conference workshops compliment each other and that attending both would be very beneficial for home educating families.

The exhibit hall and used curriculum will not be open on Thursday for preconference track attendees. An onsite café will be open for you to purchase meals at lunch and snacks during breaks.  

For more information about the 2013 MÂCHÉ Conference and how to register for it, click here. By registering for a preconference track, you are not automatically registered for the main conference.