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Thursday, February 02, 2012

PSA: Torah Home Education Conference Registration Opens

PSA and speaker lineup is below. Thanks for sending.

We have opened registration for the Fourth Torah Home Education Conference!

You will spend the day learning from veteran home educators, meeting other Jews interested in living a family-based learning lifestyle, and be able to peruse and purchase homeschooling materials from local and national educational vendors.

We are proud to bring you:

Evelyn Krieger, the author of the popular new novel, One is Not a Lonely Number, and veteran homeschooling mother.

Mrs Deborah Beck talking about Integrating Kodesh and Chol: Secular Subjects and Torah - Two Sides of the Same Coin.

Mrs. Robin Alberg presenting Remaining Focused In an Age of Digital Distractions.

Mrs. Susan Lapin teaching us the idea of VeShinantam Levanecha: Defining Torah Home Education.

A Veteran Homeschoolers Panel: Addressing Key Questions Including "How Can I Teach What I Never Learned?"

Mr Max Masinter leading a group discussion on Whether the Homeschooling Community Should Promote Homeschooling as a Lifestyle Choice to Address Communal Issues.

and several speakers/topics TBA.

Shabbos hospitality is available with the possibility of a melava d'malka afterwards.

The conference will be Sunday May 6, 2012 at the Park Heights JCC in Baltimore, MD. Registration will begin at 8:15am and the conference will begin at 9 am.

To find out more and register for the conference, please visit http://torahhomeeducation.eventbee.com

We look forward to meeting you at the conference!

5 comments:

CJ Srullowitz said...

I find it interesting that there are no rabbis on the agenda to explain how one can teach his children mikrah, mishnah and gemara in a homeschool setting.

Anonymous said...

Why not? I don't have the patience to teach my kids all day (homework is enough for me) but why would mishna be any different than Math?

My Rebbeim in elementary school were pretty terrible (for the most part). A typical parent would probably be at least as good.

RMasinter said...

One of the conference organizers here...

The conference speaker list is not complete. We absolutely will have rabbis (one confirmed, a couple more still maybes) and several workshops on teaching limudei kodesh, hopefully including kriah, chumash, mishna and gemara!

However, even with these workshops, the point of homeschooling is that every parent will decide the right way to teach his/her children.

Mr. Cohen said...

OU finds solution to high cost of NYC area:

http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/02/02/3091491/orthodox-union-has-found

Ravron said...

Torahtutors.org is now organizing classes with 4-5 children per class, for various ages in Chumash, Mishna, Dinim, Parsha etc. Interested? Contact me rmeyers@torahtutors.org