2017 Annual Conference Schedule and Sessions
3rd Annual Hawaii Homeschool Network Conference
Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
in Kanu o ka `Aina Halau Ho`olako in Waimea, Big Island
Early Registration is encouraged to help determine the amount of food and supplies needed.
- Volunteer Registration (lunch included) is $15 per adult. Volunteers will be assigned a one-hour shift helping with tasks such as registration/info table, lunch distribution, set-up, clean-up, etc. Volunteers must register before April 25, 2017.
- Adult Registration includes admission and lunch for one adult. The online registration cost is $20 per adult through March 29, 2017. After that date, Adult Registration will increase to $30 per adult. Registration at the door of the event is $50 per adult.
- Family Registration includes admission and lunch for 2 adults. The online registration cost is $30 per adult through March 29, 2017. After March 29, 2017, registration will increase to $45 per family. Registration at the door of the event is $60 per family.
Click here to register online.
Official 2017 Annual Conference Program coming soon
Schedule of Events
Organized Session Agenda
9:00 am - Sign-in / Continental Breakfast
9:20 am - Welcome and Introductions
9:30 am - Session 1
10: 30 am - 12:30 pm - Featured Keynote SpeakerSession
12:30 pm - Lunch/ Networking / Curriculum Swap
1:30 pm - Session 2
2:30 pm - Session 3/ Resource Fair
9:00 am – 3:30 pm - Student Activities (TBA)
Featured Session - Keynote Speaker
Keynote Speaker TBA
Organized session info will be added as they are accepted. This list is updated often as sessions are still being submitted.
Phonemic Awareness and Phonics
Session Leader: Linda Jones
Session Description: Phonetic Reading with Silent Elephant “e” is a reading program based on phonemic awareness, developed for ALL learners of ANY age. Proven methods enable students to make sense of the abstract rules of phonics through fun, engaging and memorable lessons. The Silent Elephant “e” program is classroom tested with demonstrated results that are nothing short of amazing. Students typically advanced one grade level for every two months in the program with only 1.5 hours per week of instruction. Every student improved their reading ability and every student in the program for 3 months progressed to his or her grade level or beyond, regardless of starting point. Silent Elephant “e” is particularly effective for dyslexic and struggling learners, providing an explicit, meticulously organized, systematic, and multi-sensory program. The unique phonemic awareness and phonetic reading program brings a focused approach to stimulate the under activated parts in the dyslexic brain. Silent Elephant “e” begins with phonemic awareness as the basis for understanding reading and how it “works”. Upon mastery of phonemic awareness, children are prepared to succeed in phonics, the most effective way to teach reading. Phonics rules are taught in a progressive sequence that builds one phonics skill upon another. Each lesson engages the “whole learner” through active participation using stories, puppets, plays, magic, food, drawings, writing, and games.
You Can Do It! Beginning Homeschooling: An Overview of Homeschooling Programs and Philosophies
Session Leader: Nicole Ryan
Session Description: Let's face it: sometimes homeschooling can be intimidating. How do I start? What do I do? Why isn't this working? Often times it takes families some time to find the style of homeschooling to fit their needs. What works for one family may not work for another, and what works for one of your children may not work for the others. Join us to talk about all the different types of programs that exist in the homeschooling world: unit studies, Thomas Jefferson Education, Charlotte Mason, school at home, blended learning, virtual learning, unschooling and more!
5 Simple Ways to Jumpstart your Homeschool & Inspire, not Require
Session Leader: Jyness Jones
Session Description: Coming soon
Options for Homeschoolers: Harmony Educational Services
Session Leader: Nicole Ryan
Session Description: Hawaii students who want to receive Harmony curriculum for free do so by enrolling in one of the public schools that Harmony partners with. Upon enrollment with Harmony, and the public school, students receive: Free Curriculum, Educational Reimbursement and Mentor Support
Resource Fair Participants
Resource booths will be in the central conference room.
- Usborne Books
- Harmony Educational Services
- Kaʻohā Online Academy – Kanu o ka Aina Public Charter School
- Elevate Academics
- One Island Greenschool and Same Canoe
- Classical Learning Resource Center
- Waking Willow Workshop
Vendor Fair Participants
Vendor info is forthcoming.
- Vendors TBA
Student supervision is available from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm for students. More details about student options are coming soon.
Mahalo to Our 2017 Conference Sponsors