Houston, TX (PressExposure) May 18, 2009 -- While tens of thousands of parents in Houston and across Texas are re-evaluating their school choice for the coming year, thousands of their parents - and their school-age kids - will gather at the Houston Reliant Center on June 5th and 6th, to learn more about homeschooling. The 23rd Annual Gulf Coast Home Education Conference, hosted by the Southeast Texas Home School Association, features workshops, fellowship, facts and fun.
"Focusing on homeschooling - - a choice millions of families across America are choosing as a more viable option than public schools - our annual Home Education Conference not only helps homeschooling parents, but helps other parents to make informed choices about their children's schooling," according to Holly Wallis, board member of the South East Texas Home School Association.
Leigh Ann, an experienced and successful homeschool mom from Houston, notes that "Going to this conference is likely to be the one single best thing you can do to make your first year of home schooling a success!"
With workshops for beginning homeschoolers, as well as programs for parents with special needs children and for parents taking their children all the way to high school and college from home, this conference has something for everyone with school-aged children who seek a better alternative than Southeast Texas's troubled public school system.
The teen program will be presented by the Toastmasters offering teens a sample of public speaking and leadership workshops. The children will have choices from a Walk Thru the Bible program and Junior Master Gardening class to a drama workshop by Houston's own AD Players.
Workshops include: Teaching Art with Math, Combing Classical Education with Charlotte Mason and Unit Studies, "Help! What do I do with my Toddler?â, Homeschooling 101 for Imperfect Moms, and Home School: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The Sound of Joy choir, made up of local homeschooled kids, will be performing. The entries from the SETHSA Art Contest will be displayed in a speicial area showing the homeschooled children's work.
Tickets are available for $18 per person or $25 per couple on sale now at [http://sethsa.org/conferences.htm] Prices at the door will be slightly higher.