Convention Schedule of Events

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Convention Schedule - Thursday, March 15, 2018


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

6:10pm: Music (Knox County Ballroom) 

6:30pm - 8:30pm: Kick-off General Session and Lakes Region Homeschool Chorus (Rockport Room)

7:30pm - 9:00pm: Workshop Session III


Convention Schedule - Friday, March 16, 2018


8:00am - 5:30pm: Registration Open

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

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

10:10am: Music (Knox County Ballroom) 

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

2:40pm: Music (Knox County Ballroom) 

3:00pm - 4:30pm: General Session II & Meet your HOME Representative (Knox County Ballroom) 

4:30pm - 6:00pm: Dinner Break

6:00pm - 8:00pm: Evening Performance - SMASH presents selected scenes from Much Ado About Nothing (Knox County Ballroom) 


Convention Schedule - Saturday, March 17, 2018


8:00am - 12:30pm: Registration Open

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

7:40am: Music (Knox County Ballroom) 

8:00am - 9:30am: General Session III (Knox County Ballroom) 

9:45am - 10:45am: Workshop Session VI

10:45am - 12:30pm: Lunch Break & Shopping Time

11:00am - Noon: Special Session with Our Event Sponsor (Rockport Room)

12:10pm: Music (Knox County Ballroom)  

12:30pm - 2:00pm: General Session IV & Live Auction (Knox County Ballroom)

2:00pm - 3:00pm: Shopping Break

3:00pm - 4:00pm: Workshop Session VII      


Workshop Sessions - Thursday, March 15, 2018


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

Rockland Room - Charlotte Mason for Today's Student (Angela O'Dell)

Rockport Room - Math, Music, and Memory (Cheryl Swope)

Camden Room - Effective Citizenship (Jake MacAulay)

Penobscot Room - Nature's Secrets (Kathy Dunfee)

Schooner Room - Forces Impacting College Admissions (Jeremy Tate)


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

Rockland Room - How Dishes and Diapers Helped Heal My Heart (Angela O'Dell)

Rockport Room - Mad Science Show

Camden Room - Classical Education and Special Needs (Cheryl Swope)

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) - Theatre and Drama Interactive Class (Sam Richards)


Workshop Sessions - Friday, March 16, 2018


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

Rockland Room - Helping Kids Find the Heart of Focus (Zach and Kim Mazone)

Rockport Room - The Importance of the Primary Years (Cheryl Swope)

Camden Room - Faith, Values, and Our Constitution (Jake MacAulay)

Penobscot Room - Serenity's Laugh (Kathy Dunfee)

Schooner  Room - Building a Solid Math Foundation (Suzanne Fenton)


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

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

Rockport Room - Early Identification of Special Needs and Resources in Maine (Woodfords Family Services, Sponsor) 

Camden Room - Connecting the Dots: Learning to Think Logically in a Google World (Classical Conversations, Sponsor)


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

Rockland Room - What I Wish I Had Been Told At the Beginning (Angela O'Dell)

Rockport Room - Softening Hearts: Nurturing Empathy in the Challenged Child (Cheryl Swope)  

Camden Room - America's Beginning: Discovery, Purpose, and the Founder's Faith (Jake MacAulay)

Penobscot Room - Interactive Workshop: Create Art That Tells a Story (Jay Piscopo) 

Schooner Room - Mom, Don't Make Me Think, Just Tell Me the Answer! (Suzanne Fenton)


Workshop Sessions - Saturday, March 17, 2018


Session VI, 9:45am - 10:45am

Rockland Room - Education is a Science of Relationships (Angela O'Dell) 

Rockport Room - Revamped Standardized College Entrance Exams – What you Need to Know (Jeremy Tate) 

Camden Room - 1776-1789: From Independence to the Constitution (Jake MacAulay)

Penobscot Room - Mentoring Young Men (Derek Sylvetre)

Schooner Room - Unschooling: Is It the Right Choice for My Family? (Kathi Kearney)


Special Session with Our Event Sponsors, 11:00am - Noon

Rockport Room - Natural Support for Learning (Essential Oils of Joy, Sponsor) 

Camden Room - UMA Aspirations: Earn College Credit for Free (University of Maine Augusta, Sponsor)


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

Rockland Room - Saying Goodbye to Perfectionism (Angela O'Dell)

Rockport Room - Find the "Sweet Spot" of Learning: Evaluating and Teaching the Challenged Child (Cheryl Swope)

Camden Room - The Homeschooling Dad (Jake MacAulay)

Penobscot Bay Room - Insights from Homeschool Alumni  (Panel Discussion)    

Schooner Room - Maine's Tech Programs: Helping Homeschoolers Prepare For Careers and Trade (Hugh Porter)


 Music for All General Sessions Provided By: The Miller Family and Lakes Region Homeschool Chorus*


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