Homeschooling with Heart
Released on: January 27, 2011, 10:24 am
Sharra Badgley/The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC
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 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
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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