Tired of conferences that seem to treat homeschooling just as an extension of a religious agenda? Are there really places in Texas where you can discuss home education without worrying about which church you go to?
Two such conferences are coming up. San Antonio Home Education Resources and Opportunities (HERO) is sponsoring their 3rd Annual Learning Resource Roundup at Our Lady of the Lake University on July 29th. This conference is open to homeschoolers of any religious, education, or political philosophy. Conference sessions focus on the nuts and bolts of homeschooling. Visit http://www.sahero.org for more information.
San Antonio Home Education Resources and Opportunities (HERO) will host the 3rd Annual Learning Resource Roundup, July 29th, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. This year’s Roundup will feature nationally known, award winning, storyteller Jim Weiss who will have presentations and workshops for both children and parents. The conference will include information and activities for new and experienced homeschoolers and their families. There will be workshops, support groups, children’s activities, museums, and much more. ArtsTeach will once again provide art activities for children and we are working on a new teen program as well.
The 10th National Rethinking Education Conference will take place Labor Day weekend (August 31 to September 4) at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Irving Texas. This is a three and a half day energizing experience for self-learning and unschooling families. David Albert will be presenting multiple sessions over the weekend. Visit http://www.rethinkingeducation.com for more information.
At the heart of Rethinking Education is the awareness that children are supremely capable of absorbing and using knowledge from our complex world. There is no need for arbitrary structure in education; the use of coercion, rewards or other behavior modification techniques as motivation are counterproductive. With freedom, respect and nurturing support, children have a powerful drive to self-direct their own learning; the result being children who direct their own education… indeed, their own futures.