2022 Homeschool Idaho
Convention Schedule

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Thursday, 6/2

Shop Idaho’s largest
Curriculum Resale Event
from 10 AM – 1 PM.

There is no admission fee for shoppers!

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Friday, 6/3

Be encouraged and equipped
by homeschool experts.

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

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Saturday, 6/4

Be inspired and mentored
by veteran home educators.

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

Thursday, June 2nd

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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, 6/2

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Treasure Valley Baptist Church

Curriculum Resale Event

Free Admission for Shoppers.

Click here to access all the important info on the Curriculum Resale Event.

Friday, June 3rd

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8:00 - 8:40 AM

Friday, 6/4
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Treasure Valley Baptist Church

Doors Open for Registration Check-In

Save $10 by pre-registering online.

Online Pre-registration: $55

At-the-Door Registration: $65.

Registration check-in will be held in the foyer of Treasure Valley Baptist Church.

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8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Friday, 6/3

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Adventuring Together: Connecting to your Kids Through Adventure | Greta Eskridge

Keynote Address Description:

Why do adventures build connections? Pulling from her own life experiences, Greta shows the powerful way adventures bond families together. Then she provides practical ways for you to begin building an adventurous life with your own children and connect with their hearts along the way. Whether your kids are young, or you have teenagers already, Greta has ideas to help you get started. She’ll share ideas for both outdoor and indoor adventures, ideas for the family who physically can’t hit the hiking trail, and even ways to adventure through books! Greta wants to give you the tools to make adventures happen, so you will feel empowered to go out and begin connecting with your kids in a deep and meaningful way.

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10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday, 6/4
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Treasure Valley Baptist Church

Exhibit Hall and Silent Auction Fundraiser Open

Shop the Exhibit Hall and the Silent Auction Fundraiser:

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, 6/3

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Sanctuary

Affordable Homeschooling | Caleb Schroeder

Workshop Description:

Homeschooling on a single income in Southern California. There are sacrifices that need to be made when living on a single income in a state where the cost of living is so high. But the benefits far outweigh the costs. This practical seminar will focus on some of the ins and outs of supporting a family of eight on a single income.

 

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Friday, 6/3

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Chapel

Finding Your Why | Aby Rinella

Workshop Description:

Why Homeschool?  This is a question we are asked regularly; a question we must even ask ourselves. In a culture that has abandoned truth, it is more important than ever that we build our homeschool ‘why’ on a solid foundation that will not give way as the storms come. The right ‘why’ is what will keep us rooted and grounded on hard days, thwarting off the doubts that come. It is what will stop the naysayers in their tracks and encourage those that are looking for answers.  Join Aby as she discusses the heart of homeschool and the greatest ‘why’ of all. Have your passion for His calling lit on fire! This session is for all homeschool parents; the new homeschool mom that is just now discovering her why as well as the mom that has been doing it so long, she may have lost her ‘why’ along the way.

 

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Friday, 6/3

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Fellowship Hall

Getting Started in Homeschooling | Janelle Knutson

Workshop Description:

This workshop takes attendees step-by-step through the process of getting started in homeschooling. From visiting HSLDA and the attendee’s state homeschool organization website for information on how to homeschool legally, to finding a support group, picking curriculum and setting up a home for homeschooling, this workshop covers it all!

 

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Friday, 6/3

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Classroom

Building a Solid Math Foundation | Teresa Foltin

Workshop Description:

Who is going to build a house by starting with the walls? Without a solid foundation, those walls may hold up for a bit but eventually will come crashing down. Math is a lot like building a house.  We need to start with a strong foundation and build up from there. It doesn’t have to be hard!  Come and see how easy it is to teach math.

 

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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Friday, 6/3

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Treasure Valley Baptist Church

Lunch Break and Exhibit Hall Shopping

Notes on Lunch:

Consider purchasing lunch and snacks from the Homeschool Idaho Concession Booth. 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 TBVC campus. Numerous restaurants are a short drive from the convention site.

 

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Friday, 6/3

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Sanctuary

Homeschooling with Confidence | Greta Eskridge

Workshop Description:

Greta shares parts of her own educational experience as a homeschooled student in the early days of homeschooling. She shares how her parents allowed her to forge her own educational path and the beautiful successes it led to, ultimately shaping the educational journey Greta took with her own children. Greta offers encouragement for parents to follow or create the path that is best for their children from the early years through college, and to homeschool from a place of confidence rather than fear.

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Friday, 6/3

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Chapel

The Joshua Generation | Caleb Schroeder

Workshop Description:

Mistakes and successes from the last generation. This session will address how to raise children that change culture rather than flee from it.

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Friday, 6/3

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Fellowship Hall

Homeschooling Multiple Grades Without Losing Your Mind | Janelle Knutson

Workshop Description:

Homeschooling one child can be a challenge, but throw in multiple children and things can get crazy! If you are overwhelmed with homeschooling several children then come find encouragement and practical tips in this workshop. Janelle Knutson, veteran homeschool mom of seven children, will share how to homeschool multiple grades without losing your mind.

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Friday, 6/3

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Classroom

Curriculum, Transcripts, Diplomas… OH MY! | Linda Patchin

Workshop Description:

If you have ever wondered how to design a high school course of study, evaluate the results, develop a transcript or award a diploma, then this is the workshop for you! Linda will cover all of these subjects and more in one quick hour.

 

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Friday, 6/3

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Sanctuary

Cultivating a Love of Reading | Greta Eskridge

Workshop Description:

In this talk Greta shares how her own mother cultivated a love of reading for herself and her 3 siblings. She shares reasons why parents should cultivate a love of reading and books in their own children, as she provides concrete, simple ways parents can do this. Greta ends with a great book list for kids from babies to teens.

 

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Friday, 6/3

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Chapel

Homeschool Fatigue | Caleb & Leah Schroeder

Workshop Description:

How do you keep going when it seems like you are going nowhere? This seminar will talk about maintaining endurance through all the various stages of child development from infant to teen. This session will emphasize both practical and spiritual implications.

 

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Friday, 6/3

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Fellowship Hall

Motherhood: Ministry in the Mundane | Aby Rinella

Workshop Description:

Lesson plans, diaper changes, times tables, and dinner…again! Do you ever catch yourself, during the mundane days of motherhood, dreaming of more? Do you feel like the daily demands of mom-life takes a super-human strength that you just aren’t sure you have? Do you feel ‘less than’ as you look around at all the super-moms out there? Do you ever dream of trading in your apron for a cape and doing bigger things in this world? Then this session is for you! You are guaranteed to walk away encouraged, changed, and ready to embrace your calling like never before.

 

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Friday, 6/3

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Classroom

Conversation Café: Special Needs Resources | Nita Desrosier

Breakout Session Description:

This breakout session is targeted to the large number of families who are educating students at home with unique emotional, academic and/or physical challenges. The objective of this session is to cull the valuable supports and resources which have been discovered in Idaho by our highly resourceful home educator community. Facilitated by Nita DeRossier.

 

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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Friday, 6/3

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Sanctuary

Homeschooling for the Win | Caleb Schroeder

Keynote Address Description:

How homeschool beats all other forms of education from a public school teacher. This session will address the most important components of education and it will explain why homeschool is the only model that works. It will include the stories of many homeschoolers who are leaders in their respective fields because of their homeschool background.

 

Saturday, June 4th

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8:00 AM

Saturday, 6/4

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Treasure Valley Baptist Church

Doors Open

Registration includes Friday and Saturday.

Online Pre-registration: $55

At-the-Door Registration: $65.

Registration check-in will be held in the foyer of Treasure Valley Baptist Church.

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8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Saturday, 6/4

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Sanctuary

Strategies for Successful Homeschooling | Greta Eskridge

Keynote Address Description:

Greta shares a variety of practical tips for successful homeschooling. These tips come from her own experience as a homeschooled student, her early years as a novice homeschool mom, to her current position as a happy homeschooling mom of 10 years. This talk will be an encouragement to the new and veteran homeschool mom alike.

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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, 6/4

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Treasure Valley Baptist Church

Exhibit Hall and Silent Auction Fundraiser Open

Shop the Exhibit Hall and the Silent Auction Fundraiser

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, 6/4

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Sanctuary

Homeschooling for a Stronger Marriage | Leah & Caleb Schroeder

Workshop Description:

Oftentimes homeschool parents put their marriage on the back burner due to the hectic life of a homeschool family. This session will focus on why a healthy marriage is the most important element of an effective education. It will offer practical advice on how to maintain a healthy marriage in the midst of the organized chaos of homeschooling. 

 

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday, 6/4

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Chapel

Am I Planning God Out of my Homeschool? | Aby Rinella

Workshop Description:

Do you love to plan? Do you like organizers, rows, columns and checklists? Do you love to label and color code everything into neat little boxes? Planning is essential to what we do; it helps our days and years run smoothly; but could it be that some of us become bound and chained to our ideas and plans? Is it possible that we are planning God right out of our homeschool? Come and hear how we can put God back in the driver seat of our home and school and how to use planning to help us rather than control us.

 

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday, 6/4

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Fellowship Hall

Organizing Your Homeschool | Janelle Knutson

Workshop Description:

If you are looking for ideas on how to organize your homeschool then this workshop is for you. I will be sharing numerous ideas for lesson planning, organizing your student’s work and grades, creating ways for your child to work independently and setting up your homeschool. There are plenty of ideas to choose from. Pick the ones that work best for you and your family.

 

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday, 6/4

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Classroom

You CAN Be a Great Math Teacher | Teresa Foltin

Workshop Description:

Maybe you struggled with math, so how do you choose a curriculum to avoid the same fate for your child? Maybe you are really good at math but are unsure how to teach it now? Should you include manipulatives or not? What DOES it take to be the best teacher for your child? Find out the science and the art of teaching math. It is a science because

much research has been done on how children learn, especially in math. It

is an art because each child is different and lessons need to be tweaked. Come

learn and be encouraged to become a great math teacher.

 

 

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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Saturday, 6/4

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Treasure Valley Baptist Church

Lunch Break and Exhibit Hall Shopping

Notes on Lunch:

Consider purchasing lunch and snacks from the Homeschool Idaho Concession Booth. 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 TVBCC campus. Numerous restaurants are within a short drive of the convention site.

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

Students enrolled in the Teen Program will meet their parents at noon. Return at 1:15 PM for the afternoon portion of the Teen Program.

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1:20 PM

Saturday, 6/4

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Treasure Valley Baptist Church

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, 6/4

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Sanctuary

Parenting the Passionate Child | Greta Eskridge

Workshop Description:

So often, parents of passionate children feel alone in their parenting journey. It can be very lonely when you are struggling with your child.  You wonder what you are doing wrong, or what’s wrong with your child, if you are the only parent who has ever struggled to like their kid, and if you are a terrible parent. It’s hard! In this talk Greta encourages every parent of passionate

children and tells them they are not alone.  She shares real honest parts of her own journey parenting two very passionate children, and all the positive things God has brought about in their lives and my own through the journey. Greta also offers practical tips to help you help your passionate child grow and blossom. Her goal in this talk is not to tell parents how to fix their children, but rather to see the gift that passion is to our children and how it can be used for good.

 

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Saturday, 6/4

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Chapel

Homeschooling is Discipleship | Caleb Schroeder

Workshop Description:

How is each dad uniquely equipped as the spiritual leader of his family? What are the unique roles that God has given parents to fulfill as they bring up children “in the way they should go?” How does this work for single parents? Practical advice for discipling children at all stages will be given. This seminar will seek to answer the question: “how can I disciple my children when I don’t have a Bible degree?”

 

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Saturday, 6/4

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Chapel

Homeschooling the Preschooler | Janelle Knutson

Workshop Description:

How is each dad uniquely equipped as the spiritual leader of his family? What are the unique roles that God has given parents to fulfill as they bring up children “in the way they should go?” How does this work for single parents? Practical advice for discipling children at all stages will be given. This seminar will seek to answer the question: “how can I disciple my children when I don’t have a Bible degree?”

 

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Saturday, 6/4

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Conversation Café: Support Group Leaders | Aby Rinella

Breakout Session Description:

This conversational workshop is being moderated by Aby Rinella. Please come prepared to share about what’s working in your support group. Likewise, be prepared to ask questions about issues that your group is struggling with. Iron sharpens iron!

 

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, 6/4

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Sanctuary

Homeschooling in Times of Doubt | Greta Eskridge

Workshop Description:

Greta shares personal stories from her own journey as a homeschool mom of a child who has dyslexia and has struggled to learn to read. Greta also addresses the role of marriage in homeschooling and shares what things have seen her through when she was full of doubts about homeschooling successfully.

 

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, 6/4

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Chapel

Integrating Dad into Homeschool | Schroeder

Workshop Description:

This session will explicate the essential roles that dads can play in homeschooling. It will focus on the essential diversity that two parents working together can bring to their child’s education. It will encourage dads to take part and not sit back. It will offer practical advice for how a dad can insert himself effectively into the homeschool environment.

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, 6/4

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Fellowship Hall

Homeschooling Big Kids with Little Ones Underfoot | Janelle Knutson

Workshop Description:

How is it possible to homeschool your older children with a baby, toddler or preschooler around? Come be encouraged and gain practical tips as a mom of seven shares how homeschooling is not only possible but beneficial for the whole family when you have little ones underfoot.

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, 6/4

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Classroom

Conversation Cafe: Homeschool Q&A | Audra Talley

Breakout Session Description:

This conversational workshop is being moderated by Homeschool Idaho board member Audra Talley. Please come prepared with questions about homeschooling! Audra will do her best to answer them, and will also ask her attendees to share their own insight.

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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Saturday, 6/4

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Sanctuary

Homeschooling in Cancel Culture | Caleb Schroeder

Keynote Address Description:

How to use homeschooling to prepare your children for a culture that wants to cancel them. In a world where deconstruction is the norm, how do we construct a model of discipleship that helps our children not make a shipwreck of their faith? Our children will face a tidal wave of opposition to their Christian worldview, how do we prepare them to stand in the gap unwavering in their faith.

Register for the 2022 Homeschool Idaho Convention