FREE Workshops on Thursday

Just beginning to explore homeschooling? Or maybe you’ve just started and still have questions!

Considering Homeschooling–or Just Started?

Join us on Thursday for free, “beginner” events.

Considering your homeschool options or are just getting started? Thursday’s events give you information you need to make your decision and get started on the right foot.

Come to three, dynamic, interactive free workshops, offered on Thursday afternoon, and explore the wonderful world of home education. All three workshops are open to the public. Simply sign in upon arrival at the main Registration Lobby.

 *Note: high school sessions and all other Thursday workshops are not included in this free offer.

Introduction to Homeschooling

Thursday, June 8, 2023, from noon to 1 p.m.

Homeschooling is among the top 10 of more than 200 significant trends that will have an impact on future society, says The Trends Journal, world leader in trends analysis and forecasting. If you’ve wondered what homeschooling is, or who homeschools and why, this fact-filled workshop will give you answers. From the history of homeschooling to the statistical results of the most recent nationwide study, you will receive the information you need to decide if homeschooling is right for you and your family.

How to Begin: What You Really Need to Know

Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Overwhelmed by friendly advice and tons of information? This informative workshop will help you weed through all the things you’ve heard and help you focus on what you really need to know for a successful homeschool year: Am I qualified? How do I prepare? Where can I go for help? What things should I never do? What are some secrets of success? And more! Don’t miss this opportunity to get off to the right start.

Know the Law: Notifying and Testing Demystified

Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Know your homeschooling rights–don’t let the “legalese” confuse you! In this workshop, find out who is required to attend school, what requirements you must meet in order to homeschool, what new test and evaluation options may be used, whom you should notify and when, what to do if you are homeschooling because of your sincere religious beliefs, and what types of records you need to keep. Know your options before you begin!

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Visit the Exhibit Hall–FREE!

The Exhibit Hall opens on Thursday at 5 p.m. If you attended the free How-to-Begin-Homeschooling workshops, you are invited to come and shop in the Exhibit Hall for three hours—as our guest! 
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Get Answers to your Questions

Overwhelmed by the size of the convention? Or maybe it’s your first time.

Look for “Titus 2 Mentoring Tours” sign after the workshops, and meet up with our Titus 2 mentors. We’ll give you a tour of the convention center, recommend places to begin, and answer your questions about the convention and homeschooling!


Thursday Mentoring Tours

11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Tours begin outside Room E-10 and E-11 (just outside the How-to-Begin-Homeschooling and high school workshops.)

Friday and Saturday Mentoring Tours

Morning only
Tours will begin at the HEAV Tables in the Lobby.