Schedule of Events

Find complete session descriptions here.


Event Schedule - Thursday, March 19, 2020


12:30pm - 5:00pm: Convention Registration Open

12:30pm - 5:30pm: Exhibit Hall Open for Shopping

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Workshop Session I

2:30pm - 4:00pm: Workshop Session II

6:30pm - 8:00pm: Kick-off General Session & Reception (Rockport Room)

7:30pm - 9:00pm: Workshop Session III


Event Schedule - Friday, March 20, 2020


8:30am - 5:30pm: Registration Open

8:30am - 5:00pm: Exhibit Hall Open for Shopping

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

10:30am - 11:30am: General Session I (Knox County Ballroom)

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

12:15pm - 1:15pm: Special Sessions

1:30pm - 2:30pm: Workshop Session V

2:30pm - 3:00pm: Shopping Break

3:00pm - 4:00pm: General Session II (Knox County Ballroom) 

4:00pm - 6:00pm: Dinner Break

4:15pm - 5:00pm:  Graduation Rehearsal (Rockport Room)

6:30pm - 8:00pm: Evening Performance - Bangor Area Players present The Wizard of Oz (Knox County Ballroom)


Event Schedule - Saturday, March 21, 2020


8:00am - 1:00pm: Registration Open

8:30am - 3:00pm: Exhibit Hall Open for Shopping

9:00am - 10:30am: General Session III (Knox County Ballroom) 

10:45am - 11:45am: Workshop Session VI

12:00pm - 3:00pm: Lunch Break & Shopping Time

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Special Session with Our Event Sponsor 

1:00pm - 2:30pm: Workshop Session VII  

1:00pm - 3:00pm - Graduation (Rockport Room)   


Workshop Sessions - Thursday, March 19, 2020


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

Rockland Room - How To Stop Wrestling and Start Resting (Rachael Carman)

Rockport Room (Homeschool Leaders and Mentors) - Leadership Lessons from the Trenches (Davis Carman)

Camden Room (Teen Track) - The College Experience: Is It For Me? (Panel) 

Penobscot Room - Nature's Secrets In Our Backyards and Beyond (Kathy Dunfee)

Schooner Room - Summer Camp: A Valuable Experience for Learning and Growing (Panel)


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

Rockland Room - What About THAT Child? (Rachael Carman)

Rockport Room (Family Track) - Mammals of Maine: From Mice to Moose (Chewonki Foundation)

Camden Room - How to Raise a Literate Child (Dr. Eileen Morelli)

Penobscot Room - Homeschooling High School 101 (Carolyn Simonds)

Schooner Room - Getting Started in Homeschooling (Kim Mazone)


Session III, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Penobscot Room (Teen Track) - Mock Legislature (Rodney Sparks with TeenPact)


Workshop Sessions - Friday, March 20, 2020


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

Rockland Room - Attention Obsessive, Compulsive, Parent: Chill Out! (Rachael Carman)

Rockport Room (Gifted Track) - My Life as Mrs. Incredible (Dr. Rachel Morris)

Camden Room - Course Credit: Get It Where You Can, Make It Where You Want (Joanna Martel)

Penobscot Room - It's Okay to Let Them Play (Raylene Hunt)

Schooner  Room (Family Track) - Lead the Way to 2020: A Maine Bicentennial Project for Your Family! (Kathleen Neumann) 


Special Sessions with Our Event Sponsors, and More! 12:15pm - 1:15pm 

Rockland Room - Learning With Fun:  Helping Children who Struggle with Executive Functioning Skills (Jessica Ireland)

Rockport Room - Gordon College: Making College Planning Resources Work For You (Sharon Carlson)

Camden Room - Classical Conversations: Awakening Wonder: An Introduction to Christian Classical Education (Molly Riley)

Penobscot Room - Shared Living In Maine: Consider the Possibilities. (Kristin Sengel and Amanda Parker)

Schooner Room - Q&A Time with HOME (Carolyn Simonds)


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

Rockland Room (Special Needs) - Q&A with Reading Specialist Dr. Eileen Morelli

Rockport Room - Desirable Disadvantages: Think David and Goliath (Davis Carman)

Camden Room - Building A Self-Designed Course (Joanna Martel)

Penobscot Room (Teen Track) - The World's A Web: The Interconnectedness of Marine Ecology (Dr. Rachel Morris) 

Schooner Room - Using Libraries to Enrich Your Homeschooling (Jean Young, Amy Hand, Barbara Rehmeyer)


Workshop Sessions - Saturday, March 21, 2020


Session VI, 10:45am - 11:45am

Rockland Room - How to Have a HEART For Your Child (Rachael Carman)

Rockport Room - Lighting a Fire vs. Filling a Bucket: The Heart of a Charlotte Mason Education (Kathy Dunfee)

Camden Room - Traveling by STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (Joanna Martel)

Penobscot Room (Family Track) - Writing With Children - Author Meadow Rue Merrill

Schooner Room - Homeschool Success Stories (Dr. Warren Varney, Dr. Ruth Varney, Pastor Sam Mckeen, Annie Twitchell)


Special Session with Our Event Sponsors, and More! 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Rockland Room - Cairn University: The GAP Year Experience- Tim Hurd

Camden Room - UMA Aspirations: Earn College Credits For Free - Rachael Magill

Penobscot Room - Meet-up for Families with Children with Special Needs - Kathi Kearney



Session VII, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Rockland Room - Last Stop Before You Leave Convention 2019!

Rockport Room - Graduation Ceremony (pre-registered graduates, guests and convention attendees)

Camden Room - Getting Started in Homeschooling (Kim Mazone)

Penobscot Bay Room - The Importance of Recordkeeping (Carolyn Simonds)

Schooner Room - Graduation Reception (for graduates and their guests only, following the ceremony)


* Music prior to General Sessions on Friday and Saturday will be provided by the Beal Family! Please arrive early to enjoy!