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Friday, May 13, 2011

PSA: Third Annual Torah Home Education Conference

[link] Join us in Baltimore, MD on May 29, 2011 for the Third Annual Torah Home Education Conference! We have another fantastic schedule planned to encourage, inspire, and educate you – whether you’re at the beginning of your search for information about homeschooling or a veteran homeschooler, you’ll find something here to interest you!

The conference will once again be held in the Park Heights JCC, in the conference rooms on the second floor - 5700 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215. Check-in begins at 8:15 am, and the conference ends at 5 pm. There is ample parking on site. Lunch can be purchased at the Eden Cafe, a dairy restaurant on the first floor of the JCC that is has kashrus supervision from the Star-K of Baltimore. (Please contact them directly with questions about their menu; a copy of the menu is available online.) Special hotel pricing is available to conference attendees. A variety of Jewishly oriented curriculum will be available to view, and Jewish learning games and activities will be available to purchase.

The cost for this unique program is $50 per person, $90 per couple. Registration and payment must be completed online.

Child care will be available at an additional cost; payment for child care must be made in full by May 20, and is paid for separately. There are currently a limited number of spots available for childcare at the conference. Infants, toddlers and young children will be with JCC staff members in a room adjacent to the conference room. Older children will have day camp activities at a private home nearby.

Teen girls can use the JCC facilities for the day; this will give them access to the pool, gym, raquetball courts, and workout rooms (pool and workout rooms have separate women’s hours).

Fees: Infants and toddlers – $60/child; children ages 2-4 – $50/child
Children ages 5-10 $40/child; teen girls $15 for a JCC guest pass

Please RSVP by May 13 to reserve your spot. For questions and to RSVP, email or call Alisa at 410-963-2977.

To see this year’s fantastic conference schedule, please click here.

We look forward to greeting you at the conference!

[Schedule--See Link for Speaker Bios]

Third Annual Torah Home Education Conference Schedule

8:15 registration

9:10 – 9:25 – Introduction –

9:25 – 10:15 -

a) Mrs. Rebecca Masinter- “Laying a Foundation: Homeschooling the Young Family”


b) (to be announced)

10:25 – 11:15 -

a) Dr. Ben Perkus – “ADHD: Who Says? and What Now?” A Discussion about ADHD as a diagnosis, and how it may impact our families.


b) Mrs. Ahuvah Feldman - “Nuts and Bolts of Homeschooling: Getting Started”

11:25 – 12:15 –

a) Mr. Isaiah Cox - “Choosing to Homeschool: A second generation perspective”


b) Mrs. Avivah Werner -” The Monster in the Mind: Acknowledging and Dealing with Burnout”

12:20 – 1:50 Lunch (enjoy fellowship over lunch in the Eating Together Room, browse curriculums in Center for Jewish Education)

1:55 – 2:45 pm -

a) Mrs. Viva Hammer - “Homeschooling Your Teenager – Capturing the Opportunities and Handling the Technicalities”


b) Mrs. Bracha Goetz – “The Marvelous Midos Machine – Your Home”

2:55 -3:45 -

a) “Homeschooled Teen Girls Share” – panel discussion


b) Rabbi Yosef Resnick, MSEd – “Jewish Community and Homeschooling in the Internet Age: Creating Connections, Networks, and Friends”

3:55 – 4:45 – general session -

Dr. Hadassah Aaronson – “Children in a Homeschool Environment: Socially Deprived OR Selectively Engaged?”

4:45 – closing


Abba's Rantings said...

unrelated, but you've touched on this before:

Shoshana Z. said...

I went to the home-school conference last year and it was like coming home. I highly recommend it to anyone considering home-schooling as an educational option. The people are wonderful, the presentations were very well done and interesting. And I got a cholov yisroel milkshake at the JCC restaurant. Gotta love it!

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