I'm super-excited to be able to share this sneak peek at what's happening this coming May. MegaBus has not released tickets for beyond May 1st yet, so I'm sitting here on pins and needles waiting to buy a ticket and register... :-)))
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The 4th Annual Torah Home Education Conference will be held in the
Baltimore area on Sunday, May 6 and the schedule is packed with great
speakers and topics that are sure to give every current or
prospective homeschooler something to take home and actualize!
This is the only conference geared to Orthodox homeschoolers in the
entire world – yes, literally! Every year, people have traveled from
all over the US and even Canada to participate and the consensus was that it was worth
every penny and hour away from home. Don't think that you're a four hour drive away and
it's not worth your time. You just won't have anywhere else to access this wide of a
group of Torah home educators any other day in the year, anywhere.
Here is the (tentative) schedule for the conference:
8:15 – 9 am Registration
9 – 9:10 – Opening remarks
9:15 – 10 am – V'shinantem L'vanecha – Defining Torah Home Education –
Mrs. Susan Lapin
10:05 – 10:50 – Parallel workshops:
a) Practical Preschool and Early Education Years – Mrs. Jennifer MacLeodb) Reaching Bar/bas mitzva – Homeschooling Older Children – Mrs. Shoshana Zohari
10:55 – 11:40 – Parallel Workshops:
a) How to Homeschool, Do Housework, and Prepare for the Chagim with a Smile – Mrs. Jennifer Greenb) Gishmei Brocha – Involving Your Family In Money Management – Rabbi Shmuel Simenowitz
11:45 – 12:30 - Parallel Workshops:
a) Integrating Kodesh and Chol, Two Sides of the Same Coin – Mrs. Deborah Beckb) Focusing in an Age of Digital Distractions – Mrs. Robin Alberg
12:30 – 2:30 – Lunch, Educational Material for viewing/for sale, "A Day in the Life of a Homeschooling Family" Poster Presentations, and a Facilitated Discussion with Mr. Max Masinter
2:30 – 3:15- Raising Independent Learners – Mrs. Evelyn Krieger
3:20 – 4:05- Veterans Panel with Mrs. Amanda Keefe, Chana Cox, Susan Lapin,
and Rebecca Masinter
4:10 – 4:55 – Advancing the Relationship between Homeschoolers and the Community – Rabbi Cary Friedman
5 – 5:15 – Closing remarks
Mrs. Gila Haor, a special educator, will be available for consultation throughout the day of the conference. If you're interested in reserving a slot, be in touch with her at Gila.Haor@gmail.com.
The conference planners are doing everything they can to welcome participants to the Baltimore area and make your stay comfortable. If you wish to spend Shabbos in Baltimore or Silver Spring prior to the conference, hospitality is being arranged – Mrs.Tova Brody is taking care of this, and she can be reached at 410-504-7798 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child care will be available for your young children during the conference, as well as activities for your older children – we need to know how many children to prepare for, so please register and tell us your child care needs as soon as possible. Mrs. Alisa Mandel is once again taking care of this, and you can contact her at 410-963-2977.
Homeschooling teenagers are welcome to attend the conference for no charge, although registration is required and donations are appreciated.
For registration and current information for the Torah Home Education Conference, click here!