MONTGOMERY, Ala., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When the 2012 Alabama Homeschool Expo (http://www.alabamahomeschoolexpo.com) swings into action at the Montgomery Convention Center, new and prospective homeschool families will have the chance to attend a seminar just for them. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2012, the Alabama Homeschool Expo presents "Homeschooling for Excellence 101," a one-day pre-Expo workshop designed to answer new homeschooling families' questions and provide best practices from successful homeschoolers.
"Homeschooling for Excellence 101 is a one-day conference where homeschool parents get individualized answers for their own personal situations from other seasoned homeschooling parents," explained Mark St. Denis, Alabama Homeschool Expo media representative. "Because the Alabama Homeschool Expo is an event for the entire family, we encourage children ages four and up to attend the Expo's Homeschool KidsZone while parents attend the Homeschooling for Excellence 101 conference."
On Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30, 2012, new and veteran homeschool parents alike will have the chance to attend workshops with national homeschool speakers, spend time chatting with vendors in the exhibit hall, meet other Alabama homeschooling families and join local support groups, and learn more about Alabama homeschooling laws. Students aged 13 and older can attend the Worldview Teen Track, where nationally known speakers like Catie Frates, Jack Chambless and Ann Haney will challenge them to examine their faith and think about how it applies to modern topics like evolution, entrepreneurism, and the role of government.
Younger kids are invited to spend the weekend having fun at the Homeschool KidsZone, where guest entertainers Mr. Science Teacher and McWane Science Center's Super Science Show will engage kids in hands-on science projects throughout the three-day Alabama Homeschool Expo.
During the Expo, homeschool parents can choose from a variety of workshops with featured speakers. Jami Humphrey of Dinah-Might Adventures presents interactive study aids, while Robert Andrews speaks on parenting according to biblical principles. Don't miss Jack Chambless' discussion on the economic myths that threaten America and how homeschoolers can access great materials to teach kids. Kirk Martin helps parents end the cycle of power struggles, Tracee Wood shows families how to develop organization and time management habits with The Mom Book, Thomas Clark leads a workshop on teaching story problems, homeschool mom Jennifer Mackintosh presents an introduction to Charlotte Mason's methods, and Rebecca Ingram Powell talks about parenting middle schoolers in a culture pushing them to grow up too quickly. Other workshop topics include college preparation, high school and college sports, shaping daughters' identities, and many more.
Throughout the Alabama Homeschool Expo, the exhibit hall will feature more than 50 popular vendors and exhibitors, including A Beka Book, Lamplighter Publishing, Rainbow Resources, Sonlight Curriculum, and BJU Press. Admission to the exhibit hall is free with any Expo registration. To learn more or to register for the 2012 Alabama Homeschool Expo, visit http://www.alabamahomeschoolexpo.com.
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SOURCE Alabama Homeschool Expo