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All homeschoolers are welcome! Bring the whole family! 

How to register: login to the app, look over the scheduled talks and then choose "add to my sched" for the workshops you plan to attend. Registered attendees will have priority seating at workshops.

Workshops are being held at the Radisson Blu in the second floor ballrooms on Monday from 9:30-4:30. The Expo is in the Parkview Event Space off Nick Universe on the east side, just past the Hard Rock Cafe; it is open Monday 12-8 and Tuesday 9-3. The expo hall is where some group meet-ups and talks will be happening on Monday night after 5 p.m. and Tuesday from 9-3. Various other events are happening at Mall of America stores; be sure to check the location when you sign up. 

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Informational Panel [clear filter]
Monday, February 26
 

1:50pm CST

Homeschooling High School Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

Have questions about homeschooling high school? Bring them to this workshop! Workshop speakers, Amy Pass, Kathy Shaw, and Tiffany Skidmore will share a brief presentation on curriculum, transcripts, testing, and PSEO, followed by a panel-style discussion addressing YOUR quesions.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Pass

Amy Pass

Secretary, Minnesota Homeschoolers Alliance
We've been a homeschooling family for a little over 10 years now with a bit of an eclectic approach. We choose curriculum based on what works best for us and what sparks our interest. I joined the board of MHA last May because I love talking with new homeschoolers about all their... Read More →
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Kathy Shaw

I am a micro-business owner, urban farmer and garden activist, cultivating soil, children and community for more than 30 years. A parent of 3, 2 who have homeschooled through high school. My 21 year old is currently in college and my 16 year old is trying to figure it all out... Read More →
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Tiffany Skidmore

Tiffany Skidmore has been homeschooling for 16 years and, when not working as a vocalist, composer, and president of the non-profit composers collective, 113, teaches music and theater at Planet Homeschool Co-Op. She has three children (Connor- 20, Tyler- 19, and Willow- 15) and... Read More →


PSEO pdf

Monday February 26, 2018 1:50pm - 3:00pm CST
Lakes Salon C - Radisson Blu, South side of Mall of America

3:15pm CST

Special Needs Homeschooling Discussion. Deschooling to create space for self determination, advocacy, and learning.
Limited Capacity seats available

The most common piece of advice new homeschoolers hear from seasoned homeschoolers is "Deschool!!" Deschooling is beneficial for all homeschooling families, a way to start your new journey on the right foot.  We will talk about how deschooling benefits a family that has been in a special needs classroom specifically. Why you should do it, and tips and tricks to make your deschooling experience as positive and rejuvinating as possible!

Speakers
avatar for Aza Donnelly

Aza Donnelly

Special Needs Coordinator, Treasurer, MHA
    We have been what we call atypical unschoolers for the past 7 years. Although I geek out on curriculum and learning styles.  I have worked in the disabilities community for 25 years, currently I am an advocate, self advocate, disability services specialist and a gentle parenting/mentoring... Read More →
avatar for Erin Souster

Erin Souster

Awesome homeschool mom and former MHA Board member
The state says I'm a homeschooling educator. But really, who's the student and who's the educator in this wibbly wobbly bit of time in our children's snapshot of growing to adulthood!?! Life is busy with three boys, two dogs, a consistently confused spouse, working part time, and... Read More →


Monday February 26, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm CST
Lakes Salon C - Radisson Blu, South side of Mall of America

5:00pm CST

PSEO Panel
Learn the ins and outs of enrolling students in the Post Secondary Enrollment Program from college representatives who regularly work with students. Bring your questions.

Exhibitors
avatar for Normandale Community College

Normandale Community College

Normandale Community College
Normandale Community College is a two-year liberal arts college offering excellent academic preparation, award-winning support programs with reasonable tuition costs. The Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program provides students with a variety of course offerings and the... Read More →
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Century College

Admissions Advisor & PSEO Coordinator, Century College
Century College is a 2-year community and technical college. We provide the unique opportunity for PSEO students to take not only general education courses, but also gear their generals to one of our Transfer Pathways or to explore and officially begin a technical program! Talk... Read More →
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Minnesota West Community & Technical College

Enrollment Specialist, Minnesota West CTC
Minnesota West offers over 60 programs in Technical Education, as well as, an online Liberal Arts Education at a very competitive price. Minnesota West Community and Technical College was rated the number one Community College in Minnesota 2018. I believe all students can and should... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Wainionpaa

Stephanie Wainionpaa

College, Lake Superior College
Interested in learning about PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Options) at Lake Superior College? Stop by and see me! I will have information available about all our programs and offerings; including Free Summer Camps!


Monday February 26, 2018 5:00pm - 6:20pm CST
Parkview off Nick Universe, Mall of America