Convention Schedule of Events

Convention Schedule - Thursday, March 19, 2015


12:30pm - 4:30pm: Registration Open

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Workshop Session I

2:30pm - 4:00pm: Workshop Session II

4:00pm - 7:00pm: Exhibit Hall Open for Shopping

6:00pm: Special Workshop Session - Your Kids Are Online, Now What? What You Need to Know! (Victoria Kempf, RN - Rockport Room) 

7:00pm: HOMEschool Community Building (Travis and Suzanne Zimmerman with HOME - Schooner Room)   


Convention Schedule - Friday, March 20, 2015


8:00am - 10:00am: Registration Open

12:30pm - 1:30pm: Registration Open

3:30pm - 5:30pm: Registration Open

8:00am - 6:00pm: Exhibit Hall Open for Shopping

9:00am - 10:00am: Workshop Session III

10:30am - 11:30am: General Session I - Stop the School Mentality! (Travis and Suzanne Zimmerman - Knox County Ballroom)

11:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch Break & Shopping Time

12:15pm - 1:15pm: Special Session with HOME - Time for Q&A! (Carolyn Simonds, Rockport Room)

1:30pm - 2:30pm: Workshop Session IV

2:30pm - 3:00pm: Shopping Break

3:00pm - 4:00pm: General Session II - Leaving a Legacy (Faith Berens - Knox County Ballroom) 

4:00pm - 5:45pm: Dinner Break

6:00pm - 8:00pm: Evening Performance - Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (SMASH - Knox County Ballroom) 


Convention Schedule - Saturday, March 22, 2014


8:00am - 10:00pm: Registration Open

11:30am - 12:30pm: Registration Open

8:00am - 3:00pm: Exhibit Hall Open for Shopping

8:30am - 10:00am: General Session III - Fight or Flight? Choosing Your Battles  (Travis and Suzanne Zimmerman - Knox County Ballroom) 

10:15am - 11:15am: Workshop V

11:15am - 1:00pm: Lunch Break & Shopping Time

11:45pm - 12:45pm: Special Session with Our Event Sponsor - Inspire, Equip and Encourage with Classical Conversations! (Classical Conversations, Rockport Room)

1:00pm - 2:00pm: General Session IV - Have an Amazing Marriage Outside of Homeschooling (Travis and Suzanne Zimmerman - Knox County Ballroom)

2:00pm - 3:00pm: Shopping Break

3:00pm - 4:00pm: Workshop Session IV


Workshop Sessions, Thursday, March 19, 2015   


Session I, 1:00 pm - 2:00pm

Rockland Room (Family Track) - Teaching Shakespeare through Performance (Pastor Sam Richards)

Rockport Room - Normal is Overrated (Travis Zimmerman) 

Camden Room - Why and How to Use "Olders" to Tutor "Youngers" (Cady and Benjamin Crosby)

Penobscot Room - Working and Homeschooling: Is it Really Possible? (Raylene Hunt)

Schooner Room (Vendor Workshop)* - Veil of Tears: The Plight of Women in South Asia (Gospel for Asia)

Monhegan Room (Vendor Workshop) - A World of Words (Polliwog Pages)


* Vendor Workshops will not be recorded.


Session II, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Rockland Room - Tackling Tricky High School Issues: Practical Help and Guidance for Homeschooling High School Students with Special Needs (Faith Berens)

Rockport Room - Getting Started in Homeschooling (Carolyn Simonds) 

Camden Room (Family Track) - Titanic Heroes (Benjamin and Cady Crosby)

Penobscot Room - Start Your Own Theater Group (Pastor Sam Richards)

Schooner Room - Homeschoolers and the Library (Jean Young)

Monhegan Room (Vendor Workshop) - Should You Teach Electronics, and Why (Applied Inspirations)


Workshop Sessions Friday, March 20, 2015


Session III, 9:00am - 10:00am

Rockland Room - Reading Difficulties: Remediation Strategies and Techniques (Faith Berens) 

Rockport Room - Homeschooling on a Budget (Suzanne Zimmerman)

Camden Room (Family Track) - Irony of War: Unsung Medical Heroes of the Great War (Benjamin and Cady Crosby) 

Penobscot Room - The Importance of Play in the Early Years (Raylene Hunt)

Schooner Room - Free College at Your Fingertips (Jean Burke)

Monhegan Room (Vendor Workshop) - The Logic of English: A New Way to See Words (Logic of English)


Session IV, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Rockland Room - Developing and Drafting an SEP (Faith Berens) 

Rockport Room - Boys to Men: Growing Our Boys to Be Leaders in the Home  (Travis Zimmerman)

Camden Room (Family Track) - Four Immortal Chaplains: Legacy of Virtue (Benjamin and Cady Crosby)

Penobscot Room - Don't Leave the Arts for Last! (Panel of Veterans)

Schooner Room - Dirigo HOME "Open House"

Monhegan Room (Vendor Workshop) - Poetry with PIzzazz (Polliwog Pages)


Workshop Sessions Saturday, March 21, 2015


Session V, 10:15am - 11:15am

Rockland Room - Before Phonics: The Missing Ingredient in Reading Instruction (Faith Berens) 

Rockport Room - Help! Technology is Invading My Home! (Travis and Suzanne Zimmerman)

Camden Room - Young Entrepreneurs (Benjamin Crosby)

Penobscot Room (Family Track) - The World Of Barilla Taylor (Kathi Kearney) 

Schooner Room - God's Homegrown Remedies (Zach and Kim Mazone)

Monhegan Room (Vendor Workshop) - Christianity in America (Exodus Mandate)


Session VI, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Rockland Room - HLEP! My Kids Can't Spell! (Faith Berens) 

Rockport Room - Priceless Jewels: Hiding God's Word in Your Heart (Travis Zimmerman)

Camden Room - How GK Chesterton Taught Me to Love Poetry (Cady Crosby)

Penobscot Bay Room - Experiential Learning: Make it Count! (Kathi Kearney)

Schooner Room (Family Track) - U2 Can S.T.R.U.M. for Life! (Celia Jones)

Monhegan Room (Vendor Workshop) - Using Creative Talent to Correct Learning Problems (Creative Learning Solutions)


Music for All General Sessions Provided By: David Mumford *


* David will perform 20 minutes prior to the start of each General Session. Please come early to enjoy!