2021 Homeschool Idaho Convention Schedule

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Thursday, 6/3

Shop the Used Curriculum Sale
from 10 AM – 1 PM in the Johnson Sports Center.
There is no admission fee for shoppers!

Interested in selling the homeschool resources that you no longer need? Find more info here.

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Friday, 6/4

Be encouraged and equipped by homeschool experts. Attend workshops virtually
or in-person.

Shop for resources in the Exhibit Hall
and support Homeschool Idaho through the Silent Auction Fundraiser.

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Saturday, 6/5

Be inspired and advised by homeschool experts. Register to attend workshops virtually
or in-person.

Shop for resources in the Exhibit Hall
and support Homeschool Idaho through the
Silent Auction Fundraiser.

Thursday, June 3rd

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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, 6/3
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Johnson Sports Center Gym

Used Curriculum Sale

Free Admission for Shoppers.
Click here to access all the important info on the Used Curriculum Sale.

Friday, June 4th

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8:00 - 8:40 AM

Friday, 6/4
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Walden Hall

Check-In for Pre-Registered Attendees

Due to space limitations, in-person attendees must pre-register online.
Registration check-in for in-person workshop attendance will be held in Walden Hall. Please park in the Johnson Sports Center parking lot.
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8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Friday, 6/4
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Walden Hall

Morning Keynote Address // Zan Tyler

Homeschooling—An Educational, Spiritual, and Family Revival Movement That Is Sweeping America
In the midst of the mind-boggling demands of homeschooling and everyday life, we constantly need to remind ourselves that our work as homeschooling moms and dads has tremendous significance in building God’s kingdom. Using the lessons of Scripture and history, this workshop will expand your vision of how God is using the homeschool movement, as well as your specific work as a homeschooling parent, to usher in spiritual, educational, and family revival—and to preserve our American heritage.
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10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday, 6/4
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Johnson Sports Center

Exhibit Hall and Silent Auction Fundraiser Open

Shop the Exhibit Hall and the Silent Auction Fundraiser on the lower level of the Johnson Sports Center.
View the current list of Exhibitors here.

View the current list of Silent Auction Fundraiser donations here.

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Friday, 6/4
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Walden Hall

Workshop // Kirk Martin

Stress-Free Schooling: 10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Child's Brain
Your child resists, procrastinates, shuts down, or flat out refuses to do his school work. Or maybe she
gives up when work gets tough. How can you jump start your child’s brain to overcome the resistance?
Learn how your kids brains work and why it’s more important for your kids to manage their energy than
their time. Hugely insightful, especially for kids with AD/HD or learning difficulties.

 

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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Friday, 6/4
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Johnson Sports Center

Lunch Break and Exhibit Hall Shopping

Notes on Lunch:
Consider purchasing lunch and snacks from the Homeschool Idaho Concession Booth in the Johnson Sports Center. Every purchase helps support our year-round efforts to inspire, promote, and protect home education in Idaho.

You are welcome to pack a picnic to enjoy on the beautiful NNU campus. Numerous restaurants are just a few blocks away from the convention site.

 

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Friday, 6/5
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Walden Hall

Workshop // Zan Tyler

Running the Homeschool Marathon: Ten Training Tips
Homeschooling is more like running a 26-mile marathon than a 100-yard dash. If you want to complete the race successfully, you must develop a training strategy that builds your strength, stamina, and vision and enables you to persevere until the end. We will discuss lofty topics like creating a powerful and sustaining vision. And we will look at down-to-earth topics like pacing yourself, choosing curriculum, and developing homeschool mentors and friends. Zan Tyler, who homeschooled her children for 21 years, provides training tips that will help you complete the God-given task of homeschooling and help you and your children “run with endurance the race that lies before us.”
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Friday, 6/4
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Walden Hall

Workshop // Kirk Martin

“You’re Not the Boss of Me!” Motivating Strong-Willed Toddlers, Tweens, and Teens
How do you motivate a child who looks right at you and doesn’t listen? What about a teenager who has shut down or defiant? Your child was born with boxing gloves on, ready to fight. Well-meaning people tell you to clamp down on and get control of your child. But you don’t want to crush his spirit or create more defiance. Instead of constantly creating power struggles, we’ll show you how to enjoy a respectful, motivated child who is confident, persistent and purposeful.

 

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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Friday, 6/4
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Walden Hall

Afternoon Keynote Address // Zan Tyler

Talk with Me: How Conversation Builds Relationships and Stimulates Learning
Relaxing and enjoying your children is an important part of homeschooling. Focusing on conversation with your kids is an important key to that. Conversation is also an essential tool in providing a rich educational experience. In the traditional classroom environment, students have an average of eight to ten individual interactions with their teacher each day. In your homeschool, these verbal interactions can number in the hundreds and greatly enhance the quality of education your children receive. Zan Tyler shares how the simple and free tool of conversation can help your children replace boredom with a motivation to learn. Explore strategies to minimize conflict in your home and promote camaraderie, enthusiasm, and joy in learning. Conversation is the key! Conversation IS core curriculum.

Saturday, June 5th

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8:00 AM

Saturday, 6/5
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Walden Hall

Check-In for Pre-Registered In-Person Attendees

Registration check-in for in-person workshop attendance will be held in Walden Hall.
Due to space limitations, online pre-registration is required. Please park in the Johnson Sports Center parking lot.
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8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Saturday, 6/5
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Walden Hall

Morning Keynote Address // Kirk Martin

Stop the Yelling, Lecturing & Power Struggles
Do you need help calming your explosive household? Tired of yelling at, negotiating with and bribing your child? Do you want your child to take responsibility for his school work, chores and attitude? It’s time to stop the yelling, arguing and power struggles with toddlers and teens. How can you expect your kids to control themselves…if you cannot control yourself? Moms, it’s not your job to manage everyone’s emotions and make everyone happy! We’ll show you how to create stress-free mornings, school, dinner and bedtime. We promise you will laugh and leave with a dozen practical strategies that really work. 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, 6/5
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Johnson Sports Center

Exhibit Hall and Silent Auction Fundraiser Open

Shop the Exhibit Hall and the Silent Auction Fundraiser on the lower level of the Johnson Sports Center.
View the current list of Exhibitors here.

View the current list of Silent Auction Fundraiser donations here. The Silent Auction Fundraiser will close at 1:20 PM on Saturday.

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday, 6/5
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Walden Hall

Workshop // Zan & Joe Tyler

Pulling in the Same Direction: A Family Vision for Homeschooling
Whether we are teaching phonics or physics, refereeing sibling squabbles, or teaching our children eternal truth, we constantly need to remind ourselves that our work as homeschooling moms and dads has tremendous Kingdom significance.  Just like adults, children and teens need vision to stay focused and energized. Do your kids know why you homeschool them? Do they share your vision for this innovative, spiritually powerful education you are giving them at home? Is your marriage withstanding the pressures that come with homeschooling? Join Zan and Joe as they share powerful principles and practical suggestions for creating a family vision for homeschooling that enables you to all pull in the same direction.
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Saturday, 6/5
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Johnson Sports Center

Lunch Break and Exhibit Hall Shopping

Notes on Lunch:
Consider purchasing lunch and snacks from the Homeschool Idaho Concession Booth in the Johnson Sports Center. Every purchase helps support our year-round efforts to inspire, promote, and protect home education in Idaho.

You are welcome to pack a picnic to enjoy on the beautiful NNU campus. Numerous restaurants are just a few blocks away from the convention site.

If you have students enrolled in the Children’s Program, go to the Wiley Building pick them up for lunch at 12:00 PM. Return your children to the Wiley buiding for the afternoon portion of their program at 1:15 PM.

Students enrolled in the Teen Program will meet their parents in front of the Johnson Sports Center at noon. Return to the same meeting spot at 1:15 PM for the afternoon portion of the Teen Program.

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1:20 PM

Saturday, 6/5
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Johnson Sports Center

Silent Auction Fundraiser Ends

Bidding will close at 1:20 PM.
All winnings from the Silent Auction Fundraiser should be collected by 5:00 PM on Saturday.
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Saturday, 6/5
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Walden Hall

Workshop // Kirk Martin

Dads, Discipline, & De-Escalating
Dads, it’s tough when your kids don’t listen to you. You may do like I did and replicate my father’s “my way or the highway,” fear and intimidation approach. But good discipline should lead to a closer, more trusting relationship. How can you be tough on your kids without alienating them? How can you de-escalate volatile situations instead of yelling or checking out? Your kids need you. Kirk will show you exactly how to do this with practical, doable, real life strategies.
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3:00 PM -4:00 PM

Saturday, 6/5
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Walden Hall

Workshop // Zan Tyler

Raising Children to Be Intentional Christians in a “Whatever” World
Our children live in the midst of a secular culture, facing issues and moral dilemmas that we never had to deal with at their age. Because of this, startling percentages of those raised in evangelical homes are abandoning their faith as they move into adulthood. Training our children to develop strong biblical worldviews is crucial and one of the most important gifts we can give them. Teaching them to think biblically about all areas of life will equip them to become powerful thinkers, leaders, and communicators and will strengthen their faith as they face skepticism and opposition in today’s world.

 

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5:00 - 6:00 PM

Saturday, 6/5
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Walden Hall

Afternoon Keynote Address // Kirk Martin

Messy Marriage Stuff: 10 Things Your Spouse Desperately Wants You to Know
So marriage is tougher than you expected. You thought everything was white picket fences—and then you had kids. And now the real you is coming out. Before you had kids (and all that stress and anxiety), you were patient, fun, had energy, you listened. But now you yell, withdraw, snipe at each other, and you’re slowly drifting apart. One spouse coddles the child, the other is too tough. And this isn’t what you expected. So what are some very practical and easy ways to grow together…instead of growing apart? Come learn 10 things your spouse desperately wants you to know. Serious stuff, but we’ll laugh together as well.

Convention Quick Links

Registration

Online registration is open March 15 – May 24. Reserve your spot today!

Used Curriculum Sale

Shop Idaho’s largest homeschool resale event on Thursday, June 3rd.

Exhibit Hall

Find an array of some of the finest homeschool resources available.

Silent Auction Fundraiser

Support home education in Idaho by bidding in the 2021 Silent Auction!

Lodging

Reserve a room by 5/13 at the Best Western Plus Peppertree Nampa Civic Center Inn for special convention pricing of $100/night.

Speakers

Preview all of the 2021 convention speakers and read workshop descriptions.

Volunteers

This event is produced completely by volunteers. We need your help!

Schedule

View the full convention schedule
with workshop descriptions.