In case you’re in one of these places and want to come hear me talk about reading, writing, and other fascinating stuff, I’m adding two dates to my 2011 speaking calendar.

June 24-25th was originally the date of a convention that lost its venue. A couple of other educators and I have teamed up to do an education-oriented weekend at a smaller meeting-place in Valley Forge. The workshops are all focused on academic subjects, and you don’t have to be a home educator to attend. Here’s the schedule (click on the conference title for home page and registration online):

Schedule of Speakers

FRIDAY June 24th

8.00 – 9.00
Susan Wise Bauer: The Well-Prepared High School Student
Laurel M. Dodge: Nature Study For The Young Family

9:15 – 10.00
Michael Clay Thompson: Four-level Analysis: An Introduction to the MCT Grammar Method

10.00 – 10:45

10:45 – 11:45
SWB: A Plan for Teaching Writing: High School
Shelagh Gallagher: Concept Development for Elementary and Middle School

11:45 – 1:00

1.00 – 2:00
MCT: Stem-based Vocabulary: The MCT Vocabulary Strategies

2:15 – 3:15
SWB: How to Read a Book (With Apologies to Adler)

3:15 – 4 .00

3:45 – 4:45
MCT: Why Poetics Is Core Content for Language Arts


SATURDAY June 25th

8:00 – 9:00
MCT: Formal Academic Writing: First Things First

9:15 – 10:15
SWB: Homeschooling the Real Child

10:15 – 10:45

10:45 – 11:45
MCT: An Introduction to the New MCT Literature Series

11:45 – 1:00

1:00 – 2:00
SWB: What is Literary Analysis? How and When do I Teach It?

2.15– 3:15
MCT: Implementing the MCT Curriculum

3:15 – 3:45

3:45 – 4:45
SWB: A Plan for Teaching Writing: Elementary and Middle School
Shelagh Gallagher: Problem-Based Learning for High School Students

I’ll also be speaking at the California Homeschool Network expo in Ontario on July 22-23. Their conference page is here, but they don’t have an updated schedule yet; I’ll post when they do.

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  • Yvonne

    This is one convention that I would actually like to attend — too far away though. I remember a number of years ago, Susan, when you did a similar type of conference in Kansas City, but you were the only speaker. By far the best educational conference I have ever attended, in fact, it spoiled me for any others 😉

  • Suzanna Phillips

    I’m signed up and am truly looking forward to it! I will be teaching writing to middle and high school students in the fall, and couldn’t think of a better way to begin preparing (aside from the deep stack of books I’m also reading for review). 🙂

  • Andrea

    I, too, would like to attend, but Valley Forge is quite far from my KC area home. Any chance you will be back in the KC area with these workshops on writing? Any chance they will be available electronically?

  • Di

    Ontario, CALIFORNIA. Hmmmm……


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