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 (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: Praise and Worship (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 16, 2017  


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

Rockland Room - Practical Tips for Your Family's Devotions (Darren Jones)

Rockport Room (Family Track) - Conquering the Middle Ages! (Linda Hobar)

Camden Room - Limited Language, Limited Mind (Jean Burk)

Penobscot Room - For the Love of Learning:  Unit Studies and Young Children (Raylene Kane)


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

Rockland Room - Getting Started in Homeschooling (Carolyn Simonds)

Rockport Room (Family Track) - 7 Artists of the Renaissance That Everyone Ought to Know (Linda Hobar)

Camden Room - High School 101 (Jean Burk)

Penobscot Room (Teen Track) - Using Museums & Archives for Your Social Studies Program (Samuel Howes and Heather Moran)


Session III, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Penobscot Room (Teen Track) - How to Use Adobe Voice to Tell a Compelling Story with Video  (Bill Clarke)



Workshop Sessions - Friday, March 17, 2017


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

Rockland Room - Dads Who Homeschool (Darren Jones)

Rockport Room - Freedomship and Entrepreneurial Education (Andrew Pudewa)

Camden Room - Alphabet Soup of Early College (Jean Burk)

Penobscot Room (Family Track) - Bad Boys of the 20th Century! (Linda Hobar)

Schooner  Room (Teen Track Workshop) - How Teens Can Make a Difference! (TeenPact Leaders)


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

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

Rockport Room - The Amazing Things Youth Can Do (Young Entrepreneurs of North America, Sponsor)


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

Rockland Room - Literature that Proclaims Christ: Stories to Show How Christians Look at Life, the Universe, and Everything (Darren Jones)

Rockport Room - Mastery Learning, Ability Development, and Individualized Education (Andrew Pudewa)  

Camden Room - Build an Amazing Homeschool Transcript (Jean Burk)

Penobscot Room - "To Grade or Not to Grade:" A Practical Workshop on How, When, and Why to Keep Grades in Homeschool  (Linda Hobar)

Schooner Room (Family Track) - Tick Talk (Beatrice M. Szantyr, MD, FAAP)


Workshop Sessions - Saturday, March 18, 2017


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

Rockland Room - Reaching the Reluctant Writer (Andrew Pudewa) 

Rockport Room - "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" of a Homeschooling Day (Linda Hobar)

Camden Room - Secrets to the Scholarships Search (Jean Burk)

Penobscot Room - Be Careful What You Wish For: The Trojan Horse of Vouchers and ESAs for Homeschooling (Kathi Kearney)

Schooner Room (Family Track) - Risking Lives and Fortunes: The Underground Railroad in Maine (Mark Leslie)


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

Rockport Room - How to Destroy the Imagination of a Child (Classical Conversations, Sponsor)


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

Rockland Room - The Four Language Arts (Andrew Pudewa)

Rockport Room - Mary and Martha Decide to Homeschool - A Workshop for Mary's Only! (Linda Hobar)

Camden Room - How to Ace the New SAT (Jean Burk)

Penobscot Bay Room - Homeschooling with Little Ones (Panel Discussion)

Schooner Room (Family Track) - Maine Burning: The Ku Klux Klan Invasion (Mark Leslie) 



Music for All General Sessions Provided By: David Mumford and Michael Wardman *


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




2017 Ongoing HOME Events

Summer Playground Days

9/26 Brownfield

Monthy Sports & Fitness Activities 

9/26 Monthly Bowling, Belfast

9/28 HOME Hike, Rockport

10/6 Monthly Skate, Portland  

10/12 HOME HIke, Lincolnville 

10/23 Monthly Swim and Gym, Rockport


Upcoming in 2017

Upcoming in 2018