Friday, July 28

12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Bless Me Father for I’m Exhausted

Mary Ellen Barrett

Are you feeling frazzled? Tired? Listless? Irritable? Does the idea of one more Algebra problem make you want to weep? Homeschool burnout is a real thing that happens to all of us at some time. Mrs. Barrett will help you identify the symptoms and causes of burnout and give you the keys to allow you to enjoy your homeschool lifestyle once again.

2:00pm – 2:45pm


Latin in the Homeschool Curriculum

Prof. Fred Fraser

Prof. Fraser has taught Latin for fourteen years, and will speak on the advantages of Latin in a homeschool curriculum. He will also address the two methods of teaching Latin, where one is superior to the other.

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Actually Getting Your Children to Do Their Schoolwork

Mary Ellen Barrett

Most young children are not wired to sit still and bring a great deal of thought to school work; they would really rather be tearing around the house and the yard, and would be happy to never crack open a book. Mrs. Barrett will give some tips on how to use your child’s learning style to contain the fidgets and get the work done peacefully.

4:30pm – 5:15pm


Plato’s Philosophy of Education and Homeschool Student Success

Dr. Joseph Forte

Why do so many homeschooled students become excellent college students? Some possible answers lie in Plato’s theory of education in the Republic, which this talk will explore.

6:00pm – Conference Ends