Homeschooling with Heart



Released on: January 27, 2011, 10:24 am
Author: Sharra Badgley/The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC
Industry: Education

The Old Schoolhouse® announces its third online conference for homeschooling families, the TOS Spring Expo, May 16–20, 2011

Gray, TN, January 27, 2011, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC — The Old Schoolhouse® (TOS) is taking the potential of the Internet to new boundaries. Promising “tips, tricks, and tools to enhance all phases of your homeschool journey from the preschool and elementary years to high school, college, and beyond,” their Homeschooling with Heart Schoolhouse Expo will feature sessions about the high school years and provide information for entrepreneurs.

Valerie McCafferty, a recent Schoolhouse Expo attendee, summed up her experience this way: “I can’t tell you how much more convenient it was to attend online. That was the most wonderful part of all. I didn’t have to pay for a sitter, could still answer my students’ questions, … didn’t have to drive anywhere, find or pay for parking, or sit in uncomfortable chairs. … I am so looking forward to the rest of the webinars!”

The weeklong 2011 Schoolhouse Expo will feature an impressive lineup of 16 dynamic speakers: authors, teachers, business owners, and researchers, and give participants an opportunity to ask questions and chat with other guests via the live text system.

Gena and Paul Suarez, owners of The Old Schoolhouse® and homeschooling parents of six children, are excited about the success of the Schoolhouse Expos: “We knew that online homeschool webinars would be great for our audience. They love being able to hear their favorite speakers, the Q & A sessions, chatting with other homeschoolers around the world, the discounts offered in our online vendor hall, the amazing freebie package, and of course the fun door prizes! It has been a winner for both our readers and our vendors!”

In addition to the privilege of attending approximately 20 live, hour-long sessions, all registrants will receive a one-year membership to the Homeschool Legal Advantage and a free will, valued at $65; 21 downloadable gifts worth more than $200; access to MP3 files of the sessions, for future reference; door prizes; access to a virtual vendor hall jam-packed with the market’s most outstanding vendors; and a whole lot of fun!

The Door Prize Extravaganza, in which prizes such as books, curricula, and games will be given away to guests, will be held on the final day of the Expo. The biggest prize offered will be a family vacation at one of the twelve Great Wolf Lodge locations in North America, a $450 value!

Expo speakers, all outstanding experts in their fields, include guests such as Dr. Brian Ray, President, National Home Education Research Institute; Dr. Susan Wise Bauer, writer and historian; Diana Waring; Carol Barnier; and Dianne Craft.

Tickets for the first Expo, held in 2010, were sold out within five weeks, with homeschoolers from around the world registering for the premier event. The Old Schoolhouse® reports that families who don’t conveniently live near a large homeschooling community have been particularly thrilled with the opportunity to attend a TOS Expo and interact with other homeschoolers—minus travel and accommodations expenses, of course. Tickets for the 2011 Spring Expo will go on sale on January 26, 2011.


About The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine: Soon to celebrate their 10-year anniversary, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is recognized as the premier magazine for homeschoolers. This professional publication offers approximately 200 pages of information, inspiration, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world in each quarterly issue. View a sample issue here:

Contact Details: Sharra Badgley
Director of the Schoolhouse Expo
Homeschool Speakers Bureau
The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC



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