Homeschool Resource Center OPEN HOUSE & FLEA MARKET

Jul 30 2011 10:00 am
Jul 30 2011 4:00 pm

This free event is the perfect opportunity for current homeschoolers to get re-energized, and for those thinking about homeschooling to ask questions and get real answers.

10:00 am to 12:00 pm   USED CURRICULUM FLEA MARKET

Sell some stuff, buy some stuff, ask lots of questions.  A limited number of tables, half-tables and parking spots are available by advance registration only.  Those who do not register in advance may bring a blanket and use the lawn to sell.  Each seller is responsible for pricing and selling his/her own materials.  To reserve a free space to sell at the flea market please visit:

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   EAT, MEET & GREET

Bring a lunch and join us for a relaxing "picnic" lunch with friends, both old and new.

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   OPEN FORUM DISCUSSION AND Q&A

Ask questions and hear real asnwers about the different homeschooling styles, curriculum choices, what has worked (and what hasn't), legal information, where to find resources, getting them into college or a great career, and much more.  This year's featured speakers:

Jean Kulczyk, M.Ed is a certified teacher in the areas of learning disabilities, emotional disorders, typical children K-8 and high school English, with additional certifications in Reading and Behavior Modification.  She has over 30 years experience as a homeschool special needs advocate.

Stacy Farrell has a passion for empowering teens to recover territory lost by "mushy thinking" and low expectations.  After a decade of homeschooling she created Philosophy Adventure, a curriculum designed to help students cultivate and defend a biblical world view by teaching them how to write skillfully, think critically, and speak articulately.

Barbara Frank is the author of several books, including the curriculum Life Prep for Homeschool Teenagers and The Imperfect Homeschooler's Guide to Homeschooling.  Her newsletter is also called "The Imperfect Homeschooler" because, as Barbara puts it, "I've learned that we don't have to be perfect moms and teachers to homeschool our children successfully; God uses us despite our imperfections."

Dorothy Werner is best known for her work with IL HOUSE, Clonara, the Ad Hoc Committee for Illinois Home Education Legal and Legislative Matters and as the lone homeschool rep for the Illinois Coalition for Non-Public Schools.  Most recently she was the only homeschooling Mom allowed to speak at the hearing regarding the possible registration of homeschoolers.