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Welcome to the 2019 CHN Family Expo!

There  is so much in store for the weekend. Check back frequently for any  changes to the schedule. There is also a whiteboard near  Registration to help keep everyone up-to-date on any changes to the  schedule.

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Thursday, May 2
 

12:00pm

Expo Registration & Information
Expo Attendees, Speakers, and Vendors ... Please stop by to receive your Registration Packet, which includes your name badges.

You can also get answers to questions and drop off comment sheets.

Registration packets can only be picked up by an adult. 

Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Hamilton

Rhonda Hamilton

CHN Treasurer, 2019 CHN Expo Committee Chair, Registration, Speaker & Scheduling Coordinator, California Homeschool Network
Rhonda Hamilton homeschooled her kiddos from 2000-2019, which began with her oldest only, then the rest of the crew. All four of them have graduated. She graduated with her MBA, demonstrating to her children, no matter what goes on in life, goals can be achieved even if it takes a... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Pre-Function Area

12:00pm

Homeschool Options Fair (Vendor Hall-Redwoods I-III)

Speakers
avatar for Pam Dowling

Pam Dowling

CHN President, Expo Vendor Hall Coordinator, California Homeschool Network (CHN)
CHN’s President of the Board of Trustees, who began her homeschooling journey in 2002When I’m not busy with CHN or dabbling in bookkeeping, I’m teaching beginning sewing to homeschoolers! I find it very rewarding and at times very entertaining. The things kids say! I started... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Vendor/Exhibit Hall-Redwoods I-III

2:00pm

Meet N Greet at water park wave pool area
Head to the water park's wave pool area for a meet n greet

Thursday May 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Water park Wave Pool

2:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Build the Blanket Fort!
Come help us build an epic Blanket Fort in the Teen Room!


Thursday May 2, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

2:00pm

Game Room - (Blue Oak II)
The Game Room will include console games and PC games.

Stop by to participate in the annual Super Smash Bros. tournament, a Minecraft LAN game, Magic: The Gathering draft, and much more!

AND sign-up onsite to host your own session .. demonstrate/play a game you enjoy playing OR one you created!

** Check the schedule for specific sessions.

Speakers
QZ

Quinn Zarbock

CHN Family Expo Game Room Coordinator


Thursday May 2, 2019 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Game Room - Blue Oak II

2:00pm

Teen Room - Redwood IV
Age 13 and up.  You must be wearing a teen badge to be admitted.

The teen room is an epic hang out space for all teens registered at Expo. You must be wearing a teen badge to be admitted. There will be a line up of scheduled activities, plus always available ones that include air hockey, foosball, a musical instrument space, lounge space, board games, card games, legos, coloring, balloon animals, DIY jewelry, snacks and more.

** Check the schedule for specific Teen sessions to be held in the Teen Room and other locations.

Teen Room Opens 2:00 PM
The teen room is an epic hang out space for all teens registered at Expo. You must be wearing a teen or young adult badge to be admitted. There will be a full line up of scheduled activities, plus always available ones that include air hockey, foosball, a musical instrument space, lounge space, board games, card games, legos, coloring and more.

Teen Room Closes 12:00 AM
Thank you all for an amazing day! Teens - please be sure to be quiet in hotel rooms and in the hallways near the rooms. Seating is available in the hotel lobby if you haven't quite finished chatting with your friends and need a little more time. Please remember to keep language in check when in public areas of the hotel. And Great Wolf Lodge requests that all minors be in their hotel rooms by 1am. Thank you.

Speakers
HG

Harriett Goren

CHN Family Expo Teen Room Co-Coordinator
SA

Sharon Anderson

CHN Family Expo Teen Room Coordinator


Thursday May 2, 2019 2:00pm - 11:59pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

3:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Legos
Lego's will be out for free play.


Thursday May 2, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

3:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Wind Chimes & Sun Catchers
Use our supplies and your imagination to create a little sparkle and magic for your yard or room.


Thursday May 2, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

3:00pm

Raffle Ticket Sales - Support CHN & Win Big Prizes!!
Support CHN and Win Big Prizes at the CHN Expo Raffle! 

Be sure to get your raffle tickets at the Expo this year! There are many businesses and organizations that are happy to support homeschoolers by providing us with fun and educational prizes to raffle.

Prizes will be grouped by county, so there will be several tickets drawn from each corresponding container.

Tickets will be available for purchase Thursday from 4pm-6pm, Friday and Sat. from 10am-5pm.

Drawings will be at 5:30pm on both Fri. and Sat.

Attendees don't need to be present to win. I will call them to claim their prize.

Here are just some of the prizes that you could win:
3-2-1 Acting Studios
A Faery Hunt
Adventure City
Art Collections
Botanical Gardens
Bowers Museum
Children’s Museum at La Habra
Chronicle Books
ComedySportz
Festival of the Arts
Flightdeck Air Combat Center
Go Kart World
Golf N Stuff
Island Packers Cruises
Jump ‘N Jammin
Kickstart Reading
LA County Fair
La MiradaTheater for the Performing Arts
Living Coast Discovery Center
Los Angeles Zoo
Magicopolis
Medieval Times
Miracle Springs Resort & Spa
Mission Inn Museum
Museum of Latin American Art
Newport Sea Base
Olympica Gymnastics Academy
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Pacific Symphony
Palm Springs Air Museum
The Pasadena Playhouse
Picaboo
Pickwick Gardens Ice Center
Planes of Fames Air Museum
Rainbow Resource
Riley’s Farm
Ronni Minnis - Vocal Coach
Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
Santa Anita Park
Sherman Oaks Castle Park
Star Eco Station
Sunsational Swim School
The Friends of Santa Ana Zoo
The Huntington Library
USS Midway Museum
Wheel of Fortune
Zone Club Inc.
Zoomars Petting Zoo

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Jaime

Cindy Jaime

CHN Family Expo Raffle Coordinator
Come see Cindy Jaime in her new role as CHN Expo Raffle Coordinator and get a chance to win some great prizes!Cindy Jaime is a wife, mother, Girl Scout leader, massage therapist, doula and homeschooling mom to her 2 young daughters. Homeschooling since 2011, she has settled into... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Pre-Function Area

3:00pm

Family Village - (Redwood V)
Family Village is dedicated to free play, open crafting, social space  and creative sessions for the entire family!

Family Village is closed during lunch at 11:30am-1pm and dinner at 5pm-6:30pm

Reminder: This room is open to all and children should be accompanied by a responsible party member. Children are not to be dropped off and left unattended.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Rueber

Trina Rueber

CHN Board of Trusee, Secretary, Expo Family Village Coordinator
Trina lives in Northern California with her fun-loving family where between team sports and her endless to do list; there is never a dull day. She’s a homeschool mom of 18+ years for three awesome children, all born almost a decade apart and each with unique interests and talents... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Family Village - Redwoods V

3:00pm

Art Room - (Blue Oak I)
Open Art Studio is created for you and your family to relax and be artful. High quality art supplies will be at your finger tips to explore and create with. Plenty of art supplies and inspiring ideas will be available for the entire family. You will also be able to purchase art supplies during the summit.

This spaces is hosted by Spramani Elaun, an American natural art teacher, author of several art education books and founder of Nature of Art For Kids@ School & Art Supply Company. Spramani will also be available throughout the conference for Q & A.

Earth-friendly high quality supplies will be available:
Acrylic paint
Watercolor paint
Watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons
Color Pencils
Pastels
Oil pastels
Dry watercolor cake palettes
Gouache
Sketching Supplies
Non-Harden Modeling Clay
Handcrafted crayons
Beeswax crayons
Beeswax Modeling clay
Artist quality paper
Origami paper

Speakers
avatar for Spramani Elaun

Spramani Elaun

CHN Family Expo Art Room Coordinator, Nature of Art For Kids® Art School and Art Supply


Thursday May 2, 2019 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Art Room - Blue Oak I

3:00pm

Fiber Arts Room - (Eagles Landing Boardroom)
 Stations and Free Labs
  • Fabric rope making, yarn hats with looms, pom-poms, basket making, pin loom weaving

Scheduled Activities
  • 3:30pm – Felted Beads, Brooches, and Bookmarks Part 1
  • 6pm – Needle Felting – 3D Creatures
  • 7:30pm - Loom Knitting w/Sylvia

Speakers
DK

Diana Karna

CHN Family Expo Fiber Arts Room Coordinator



Thursday May 2, 2019 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Fiber Arts Room - Eagles Landing/Boardroom

3:30pm

Family Village Scheduled Activity - Stain Glass Art
Join us and create eye catching, colorful tissue paper stained glass art. A great craft for all ages.


Family Village is dedicated to free play, open crafting, social space and creative sessions for the entire family!

Family Village is closed during lunch at 11:30am-1pm and dinner at 5pm-6:30pm

Reminder: This room is open to all and children should be accompanied by a responsible party member. Children are not to be dropped off and left unattended.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Rueber

Trina Rueber

CHN Board of Trusee, Secretary, Expo Family Village Coordinator
Trina lives in Northern California with her fun-loving family where between team sports and her endless to do list; there is never a dull day. She’s a homeschool mom of 18+ years for three awesome children, all born almost a decade apart and each with unique interests and talents... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Family Village - Redwood V

4:00pm

Session - Applying to College as an Independent Homeschooler
Parents and students, come learn about the process of applying to college as an independent homeschooler. The following topics will be included: The Common Application, the UC Application, Sharing Your Homeschool Story, Required Parent Documents (including transcripts), Test Requirements, and How to Prepare to Apply to College During High School.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Orlowski

Rebecca Orlowski

Independent Educational Consultant, Orlowski College Consulting
Rebecca Stuart-Orlowski, BA in Communicative Disorders with two specialized teaching credentials, is a former deaf educator and has been independently homeschooling for 20+ years. She runs Orlowski College Consulting and has been an independent educational consultant for 8 years... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
White Pines I

4:00pm

Session - Community Connections
We'll be talking about Ideas and solutions for finding and fostering a thriving homeschool community. We will discuss the importance of building community including a variety of ways to make connections with local homeschooling families and how volunteering can help you make connections you might otherwise miss. Resources for starting your own group, planning field trips and community events, the significance of Park Days, the value of volunteering, and other ideas for creating a vibrant homeschool community will be shared. We will cover information about legal and logistical concerns for running a homeschool group or co-op, and we’ll be addressing tough issues like how introverts can contribute and create lasting friendships; strategies for dealing with difficult situations concerning those who create disharmony within your group; and overcoming the unique challenges among teen/tween-age youth.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Schiffman

Julie Schiffman

Marin Homeschoolers
Julie has over 25 years of experience working with children and families throughout her career from public schoolteacher to homeschool advocate. An active member of her community, she is passionate about sharing the joy of living life without school and has helped hundreds of families... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
White Pines II

4:00pm

Session - From Clown School to Girl Boss: Effort, Risk, Momentum, and Joy
In this session, MTC Founder Laurabeth Rapaz will speak about how her own education as an actress and activist helped shape her vision for The Master Teachers' Collective.

Speakers
avatar for Laurabeth Rapaz

Laurabeth Rapaz

The Master Teachers' Collective
Laurabeth Rapaz, Founder of the Master Teachers' Collective, is an educator born and raised in New York City. She graduated from Brown University in 2006 with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. Following her time at Brown, Laurabeth trained at the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sugar Pines I

4:00pm

Session - Using the Internet Safely
Our kids are online for classes, games, and socialization. Learn internet safety that can prevent your child from being groomed by a pedophile, from a bully that can damage self-esteem or from a peer that wants inappropriate pictures and conversations. Learn which sites are safe and which ones aren’t, and why they aren’t. The internet is a valuable tool! We can protect our children so they can use it safely.

Speakers
avatar for Laura McDade

Laura McDade

Laura was a contributor and underaged sounding phone verifier for Perverted Justice and Dateline: To Catch a Predator. She has assisted police across the country to put hundreds of pedophiles that were attempting to meet children in jail. She also enjoys online gaming with her te... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sugar Pines II

4:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Nap Time in the Blanket Fort
Need a break? Come take a half hour of chill time in the fort.


Thursday May 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

4:30pm

4:30pm

Tween Activity - Temporary Tattoos
Pick your favorites tattoos and decorate yourself!

Thursday May 2, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Between Family Village & Teen Room Hallway

5:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Henna Tattoos
Use henna to create intricate mehndi tattoos on your body that will last for days. Tips & pattern ideas will be available.


Thursday May 2, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

5:00pm

Dinner .. See the different options available!
Main Lobby of the Hotel:
Lodge Wood Fired Grill - Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Loose Moose Family Kitchen - Hours: 7 to 11 a.m. & 5 to 10 p.m.
Dunkin’ Donuts - Hours: 6 or 6:30 a.m. to 9 or 10 p.m.
Grizzly Jack’s Bar & Grill - Hours: Seasonal Hours (approx.. 10 or 11 am – 6 to 9pm)

Lower Level of the Hotel:
Hungry as a Wolf - Hours: 11 a.m to 11 p.m.
Buckets Incredible Craveables - Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Out in Water Park)
Bear Paw Sweets & Eats – Hours: 8am to 9 or 10pm

Menu of the above sites are in the Food document provided. Note: There aren't menus for the following: Bear Paw Sweets & Eats, Loose Moose Family Kitchen, or Dunkin’ Donuts 


Thursday May 2, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hotel Lobby & Lower Level

5:15pm

Session - Mat Pilates - to alleviate stress
Mat Pilates is a gentle movement exercise program. Appropriate for ANY fitness level, ANY body size, ANY body shape. Adults preferred, however, 14 and older may attend with parent in class. Modifications for injuries, osteoporosis, stenosis, RA, fibromyalgia, etc.

Bring mat or bath/swim towel & water.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Tavares Nichols

Tami Tavares Nichols

Feel Great Pilates, by Tami
Tami is the founder of both The MOMS Club of Glendora East & Home School Families of So Cal. She is a Sous Chef for Chefelle in Duarte and teaches Pilates in Glendora. Tami has been an active part of the Homeschooling community for the past 17 years.Tami's love for Pilates grows from... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 5:15pm - 6:30pm
White Pines I

6:00pm

Family Village Scheduled Activity - Catch the Dragon Tail
A simple and fun team game of chase that will get you up and moving!


Family Village is dedicated to free play, open crafting, social space and creative sessions for the entire family!

Family Village is closed during lunch at 11:30am-1pm and dinner at 5pm-6:30pm

Reminder: This room is open to all and children should be accompanied by a responsible party member. Children are not to be dropped off and left unattended.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Rueber

Trina Rueber

CHN Board of Trusee, Secretary, Expo Family Village Coordinator
Trina lives in Northern California with her fun-loving family where between team sports and her endless to do list; there is never a dull day. She’s a homeschool mom of 18+ years for three awesome children, all born almost a decade apart and each with unique interests and talents... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Family Village - Redwoods V

6:00pm

Session - Homeschooling vs. Traditional Schooling for Struggling Students
Not all great minds learn alike. School shouldn't look the same for everyone. There is more than one way to learn, however traditional school expects everyone to fit into one small box. Only one of my four children, fit into that box, that's why I homeschooled. If your child learns differently and doesn't fit into traditional school's one size fits all box, you don't want to miss this presentation.



Speakers
avatar for Jess Arce

Jess Arce

Director, Homeschool Coach & Tutor, Lexia Learners
Jess Arce is the founder of Lexia Learners, a local tutoring company dedicated to helping families with struggling students. Being a homeschool mom of four children with Neurodiversities; including Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Dysphoria, Sensory Processing Disorder... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sugar Pines I

6:00pm

Session - Service Learning: Empowering Youth To Be Social Innovators and Changemakers
Interested in getting involved with community organizations? Internships? Service-Learning Projects that are more than a food drive, cleanup or day-event?  Want to partner with a local community organization so that you can really have an impact AND build leadership and innovation skills? There is a way to do it.  You can pursue your interests while also helping your local community.  Whether your passion is gaming, art, sports, animals, pop culture, the environment...whatever it is, you can use that passion to contribute to the world in a positive way.  Parents and Educators -- there is a clear method to support your child’s leadership skills, resilience, motivation and commitment to making the world a better place. I will walk you through the process, step by step, connecting you with resources (digital and print media) and community partners (local and global.)

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Dos Santos

Ashley Dos Santos

Mentor Me Learning
After 10 years of classroom teaching, Ashley Dos Santos was fed up. She was frustrated. She knew that we could do better for our youth. That led her to where she is now, the Executive Director & Program Leader of Mentor Me Learning, a Youth Empowerment and Leadership Organization... Read More →



Thursday May 2, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sugar Pines II

6:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity – Karaoke
Show us all what an amazing singer you are! (or just come have some fun with a bunch of friends.) Let's sing and have some fun!


Thursday May 2, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

7:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Music Jam
Bring your accoustic instrument or your voice and let's jam a little and see if we can make some beautiful music. A few instruments are available to borrow from the teen room as well.


Thursday May 2, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

7:00pm

Tween Activity - Fairies & Fairy Houses
Use your imagination - create a story with some unique fairy pieces and decor.


Thursday May 2, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Between Family Village & Teen Room Hallway

7:00pm

7:00pm

Session - Homeschooling 101 and Q&A - (White Pines I&II)
Considering homeschooling? New to homeschooling? Have questions about  how to get started? Come join the Homeschooling 101 session to learn the  legal options to homeschool in California, homeschooling basics and  your legal rights.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Dowling

Pam Dowling

CHN President, Expo Vendor Hall Coordinator, California Homeschool Network (CHN)
CHN’s President of the Board of Trustees, who began her homeschooling journey in 2002When I’m not busy with CHN or dabbling in bookkeeping, I’m teaching beginning sewing to homeschoolers! I find it very rewarding and at times very entertaining. The things kids say! I started... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
White Pines I & II

8:00pm

Meet N Greet
Join us in the prefunction area to get acquainted with other attendees, play games, and work on a puzzle together.

Speakers
CB

CHN Board of Trustees

CHN Board of Trustees, California Homeschool Network


Thursday May 2, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
White Pines I & II

8:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Werewolf
Hosted by Jeremy & Celeste

Ultimate Werewolf is an interactive role playing game of deduction for two teams: Villagers and Werewolves. The Villagers don't know who the Werewolves are, and the Werewolves are trying to remain undiscovered while they slowly eliminate the Villagers one at a time.


Thursday May 2, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

10:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Dodgeball
Hosted by Jeremy, Cassidy, Celeste, Corde

Glow Dodgeball! Come ready to play! Black lights will keep everything glowing - wear white or neons to really shine.


Thursday May 2, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
White Pines I & II
 
Friday, May 3
 

8:00am

Vendor/Exhibitor Appreciation (Vendor Hall-Redwoods I-III)
Vendors come and join us for your special thank you! In appreciation for your participation in our exhibit hall, CHN is providing you with donuts & coffee before you begin setting up your booths.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Dowling

Pam Dowling

CHN President, Expo Vendor Hall Coordinator, California Homeschool Network (CHN)
CHN’s President of the Board of Trustees, who began her homeschooling journey in 2002When I’m not busy with CHN or dabbling in bookkeeping, I’m teaching beginning sewing to homeschoolers! I find it very rewarding and at times very entertaining. The things kids say! I started... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
Vendor/Exhibit Hall-Redwoods I-III

8:00am

Expo Registration & Information
Expo Attendees, Speakers, and Vendors ... Please stop by to receive your Registration Packet, which includes your name badges.

You can also get answers to questions and drop off comment sheets.

Registration packets can only be picked up by an adult. 

Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Hamilton

Rhonda Hamilton

CHN Treasurer, 2019 CHN Expo Committee Chair, Registration, Speaker & Scheduling Coordinator, California Homeschool Network
Rhonda Hamilton homeschooled her kiddos from 2000-2019, which began with her oldest only, then the rest of the crew. All four of them have graduated. She graduated with her MBA, demonstrating to her children, no matter what goes on in life, goals can be achieved even if it takes a... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm
Pre-Function Area

9:00am

Expo Kickoff Session - Homeschool topics open panel discussion
Join the Board of Trustees as they take you through a review of the year and what is in store for the future of CHN.

Join the Board for an open discussion on the following homeschool topics: 
  • Impact of cultural changes in homeschooling; 
  • Combating the "school at home" mind set;
  • Charters;
  • Are you really a homeschooler?;
  • Community leaders/moderators challenges;
  • CHN’s future plans to further support the community (zoom online 101 sessions)

Speakers
CB

CHN Board of Trustees

CHN Board of Trustees, California Homeschool Network


Friday May 3, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
White Pines I & II

10:00am

Teen Scheduled Activity - Henna Tattoos
Use henna to create intricate mehndi tattoos on your body that will last for days. Tips & pattern ideas will be available.

Speakers
HG

Harriett Goren

CHN Family Expo Teen Room Co-Coordinator
SA

Sharon Anderson

CHN Family Expo Teen Room Coordinator


Friday May 3, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Teen Room - Redwood IV

10:00am

Gameful Learning - Table Top Game Demo - Pre-function Area
Game Demo of various table top games. 

Sign up here to share your favorite game that you and your family enjoy together, including those you use for homeschooling.         


Those who plan to demo their game can be found here: https://www.californiahomeschool.net/expo/gameful-learning/







Friday May 3, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Pre-Function Area

10:00am

Raffle Ticket Sales - Support CHN & Win Big Prizes!!
Support CHN and Win Big Prizes at the CHN Expo Raffle! 

Be sure to get your raffle tickets at the Expo this year! There are many businesses and organizations that are happy to support homeschoolers by providing us with fun and educational prizes to raffle.

Prizes will be grouped by county, so there will be several tickets drawn from each corresponding container.

Tickets will be available for purchase Thursday from 4pm-6pm, Friday and Sat. from 10am-5pm.

Drawings will be at 5:30pm on both Fri. and Sat.

Attendees don't need to be present to win. I will call them to claim their prize.

Here are just some of the prizes that you could win:
3-2-1 Acting Studios
A Faery Hunt
Adventure City
Art Collections
Botanical Gardens
Bowers Museum
Children’s Museum at La Habra
Chronicle Books
ComedySportz
Festival of the Arts
Flightdeck Air Combat Center
Go Kart World
Golf N Stuff
Island Packers Cruises
Jump ‘N Jammin
Kickstart Reading
LA County Fair
La MiradaTheater for the Performing Arts
Living Coast Discovery Center
Los Angeles Zoo
Magicopolis
Medieval Times
Miracle Springs Resort & Spa
Mission Inn Museum
Museum of Latin American Art
Newport Sea Base
Olympica Gymnastics Academy
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Pacific Symphony
Palm Springs Air Museum
The Pasadena Playhouse
Picaboo
Pickwick Gardens Ice Center
Planes of Fames Air Museum
Rainbow Resource
Riley’s Farm
Ronni Minnis - Vocal Coach
Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
Santa Anita Park
Sherman Oaks Castle Park
Star Eco Station
Sunsational Swim School
The Friends of Santa Ana Zoo
The Huntington Library
USS Midway Museum
Wheel of Fortune
Zone Club Inc.
Zoomars Petting Zoo


Speakers
avatar for Cindy Jaime

Cindy Jaime

CHN Family Expo Raffle Coordinator
Come see Cindy Jaime in her new role as CHN Expo Raffle Coordinator and get a chance to win some great prizes!Cindy Jaime is a wife, mother, Girl Scout leader, massage therapist, doula and homeschooling mom to her 2 young daughters. Homeschooling since 2011, she has settled into... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Pre-Function Area

10:00am

Vendor/Exhibit Hall (Vendor Hall-Redwoods I-III)
Visit our Vendor Hall on Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday from 10am-4:00pm

If you are new to homeschooling or an experienced homeschooler looking for a change, this is a great opportunity to meet representatives of many organizations and have your questions answered in person.

Exhibitors:
Areteem Intelligence Planet
www.areteem.org
AthleticSOS
www.athleticsos.com
Autism Learning Partner
www.autismlearningpartners.com
Blake Boles
www.blakeboles.com
BioBox Labs
www.bioboxlabs.com 
Bon Voyage World Languages Academy
www.bvwla.com
Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari
www.dolphinsafari.com
CasitaKeepers
https://casitakeepers.com
Creative Kids Acting
Chrisgilmorecasting@gmail.com
Excellence in Education
www.excellenceineducationhomeschooling.com
Game Plan Game
www.gameplangame.com
Greg Baran Writing        
www.teachingwritingtohomeschoolers.com 

Home Learning Company
HomeLearningCompany.com
iLead Exploration 
www.ileadexploration.org
Inspire Charter Schools 
www.inspireschools.org
Keith Conley, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER
keithconley@mfs-on.com
The Master Teachers' Collective
www.masterteacherscollective.com
Mentor Me Learning
mentormelearning.com
Miss Crady The Math Lady
www.Misscradythemathlady.com
Money Munchkids
www.moneymunchkids.com
My Life Coach 360
https://www.mylifecoach360.com/
Nature of Art Studio
http://nature-of-art-kids.com/
Next Level Homeschool
www.nextlevelhomeschool.com
Oui-Connect
www.oui-connect.com
Ron Smorynski
www.storytellingron.com
SEA Homeschoolers 
seahomeschoolers.com
THINK! Therapy
www.thinktherapycenter.com
Tower Garden by Juice Plus
karinabashford.towergarden.com
Urban Workshop
www.UrbanWorkshop.net
Usborne Books & More
http://www.readingcircus.com
WM Music Lessons
www.wmmusiclessons.com
Williamsburg Learning
www.williamsburglearning.com
Young Living Essential Oils- Essential Health RN
www.essentialhealthrn.com

Speakers
avatar for Pam Dowling

Pam Dowling

CHN President, Expo Vendor Hall Coordinator, California Homeschool Network (CHN)
CHN’s President of the Board of Trustees, who began her homeschooling journey in 2002When I’m not busy with CHN or dabbling in bookkeeping, I’m teaching beginning sewing to homeschoolers! I find it very rewarding and at times very entertaining. The things kids say! I started... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Vendor/Exhibit Hall-Redwoods I-III

10:00am

Art Room - (Blue Oak I)
Open Art Studio is created for you and your family to relax and be artful. High quality art supplies will be at your finger tips to explore and create with. Plenty of art supplies and inspiring ideas will be available for the entire family. You will also be able to purchase art supplies during the summit.

This spaces is hosted by Spramani Elaun, an American natural art teacher, author of several art education books and founder of Nature of Art For Kids@ School & Art Supply Company. Spramani will also be available throughout the conference for Q & A.

Earth-friendly high quality supplies will be available:
Acrylic paint
Watercolor paint
Watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons
Color Pencils
Pastels
Oil pastels
Dry watercolor cake palettes
Gouache
Sketching Supplies
Non-Harden Modeling Clay
Handcrafted crayons
Beeswax crayons
Beeswax Modeling clay
Artist quality paper
Origami paper

Speakers
avatar for Spramani Elaun

Spramani Elaun

CHN Family Expo Art Room Coordinator, Nature of Art For Kids® Art School and Art Supply


Friday May 3, 2019 10:00am - 9:00pm
Art Room - Blue Oak I

10:00am

Family Village - (Redwood V)
Family Village is dedicated to free play, open crafting, social space  and creative sessions for the entire family!

Family Village is closed during lunch at 11:30am-1pm and dinner at 5pm-6:30pm

Reminder: This room is open to all and children should be accompanied by a responsible party member. Children are not to be dropped off and left unattended.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Rueber

Trina Rueber

CHN Board of Trusee, Secretary, Expo Family Village Coordinator
Trina lives in Northern California with her fun-loving family where between team sports and her endless to do list; there is never a dull day. She’s a homeschool mom of 18+ years for three awesome children, all born almost a decade apart and each with unique interests and talents... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 10:00am - 9:00pm
Family Village - Redwoods V

10:00am

Fiber Arts Room - (Eagles Landing Boardroom)
Stations and Free Labs
  • Fabric rope making, yarn hats with looms, pom-poms, basket making, pin loom weaving

Scheduled Activities
  • 9am – Friendship Bracelets and Embroidered Buttons
  • 11am – Felted Beads, Brooches, and Bookmarks Part 2
  • 12:30pm - Crochet w/Sylvia
  • 2pm – Felted Beads, Brooches, and Bookmarks Part 1
  • 6:30pm – Needle Felting – 3D Creatures

Speakers
DK

Diana Karna

CHN Family Expo Fiber Arts Room Coordinator



Friday May 3, 2019 10:00am - 9:00pm
Fiber Arts Room - Eagles Landing/Boardroom

10:00am

Game Room - (Blue Oak II)
The Game Room will include console games and PC games.

Stop by to participate in the annual Super Smash Bros. tournament, a Minecraft LAN game, Magic: The Gathering draft, and much more!

AND sign-up onsite to host your own session .. demonstrate/play a game you enjoy playing OR one you created!

** Check the schedule for specific sessions.

Speakers
QZ

Quinn Zarbock

CHN Family Expo Game Room Coordinator


Friday May 3, 2019 10:00am - 10:00pm
Game Room - Blue Oak II

10:00am

Teen Room - Redwood IV
Age 13 and up.  You must be wearing a teen badge to be admitted.

The teen room is an epic hang out space for all teens registered at Expo. You must be wearing a teen badge to be admitted. There will be a line up of scheduled activities, plus always available ones that include air hockey, foosball, a musical instrument space, lounge space, board games, card games, legos, coloring, balloon animals, DIY jewelry, snacks and more.

** Check the schedule for specific Teen sessions to be held in the Teen Room and other locations.

Teen Room Opens           10:00 AM
The teen room is an epic hang out space for all teens registered at Expo. You must be wearing a teen or young adult badge to be admitted. There will be a full line up of scheduled activities, plus always available ones that include air hockey, foosball, a musical instrument space, lounge space, board games, card games, legos, coloring and more.


Teen Room Closes 12:00 AM
Thank you all for an amazing day! Teens - please be sure to be quiet in hotel rooms and in the hallways near the rooms. Seating is available in the hotel lobby if you haven't quite finished chatting with your friends and need a little more time. Please remember to keep language in check when in public areas of the hotel. And Great Wolf Lodge requests that all minors be in their hotel rooms by 1am. Thank you.

Speakers
SA

Sharon Anderson

CHN Family Expo Teen Room Coordinator
HG

Harriett Goren

CHN Family Expo Teen Room Co-Coordinator


Friday May 3, 2019 10:00am - 11:59pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

10:30am

Family Village Scheduled Activity - Craft-a-Crown
Design and decorate your own royal crown for fun attire to wear all weekend.



Family Village is dedicated to free play, open crafting, social space and creative sessions for the entire family!

Family Village is closed during lunch at 11:30am-1pm and dinner at 5pm-6:30pm

Reminder: This room is open to all and children should be accompanied by a responsible party member. Children are not to be dropped off and left unattended.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Rueber

Trina Rueber

CHN Board of Trusee, Secretary, Expo Family Village Coordinator
Trina lives in Northern California with her fun-loving family where between team sports and her endless to do list; there is never a dull day. She’s a homeschool mom of 18+ years for three awesome children, all born almost a decade apart and each with unique interests and talents... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Family Village - Redwoods V

10:30am

Session - Educational Therapy and Brain Plasticity
Learn how Educational Therapy tools can help you better home school your kids.  What are meta cognition, mediation, and bridging and how can they foster a sense of connection and build interpersonal skills?  Is your child a  unique learner?  How can Educational Therapy help them succeed around difficulties including:

*Learning Disabilities (including Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia)
*Sensory Processing Disorder (Visual, Auditory, etc.)
*Self-Regulation Issues
*ADD, ADHD
*Anxiety and Depression
*Spectrum Issues
*Down Syndrome
*Brain Injuries, Strokes, Memory Loss

How can one boost and support an already high IQ, especially when it is accompanied by challenges like intense behavior or a strong will?
Learn how to harness the ‘Power of Brain Plasticity’!

Speakers
avatar for Susan Addams

Susan Addams

THINK! Therapy Center
Susan Addams is a National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) Licensed Educational Therapist, Certified Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Therapist, Certified Integrated Listening Systems (iLS) Practitioner, MBA, and mom of three great kids.  Her journey to help her son overcome... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Sugar Pines II

10:30am

Session - Inspire Charter Schools: Joint Mission To Protect Homeschooling In California
Join Inspire Charter Schools as they host a discussion on the steps they are taking with their families to form a statewide PTO organization giving their homeschool parents a voice, both at their school, and in the political arena in regards to protecting homeschooling in California.

Not enrolled at Inspire Charter Schools?
Come learn how you can still get involved, by forming a similar organization at the charter school you are enrolled with.

Charter schools aren’t for you?
If you are a PSA filing family, come learn what organizations are available for you and your family.
Together we can learn all about the actions we can take to protect the amazing homeschool options we have available in California.

List of speakers:
Dr. Nick Nichols- Executive Director Inspire Charter Schools
Shannon Carpenter- Senior Director of Homeschool Communities & Development, Inspire Charter Schools
Jennifer McQuarrie- Education Law and Policy Specialist, CSDC and McQuarrie Law
Pam Dowling, President California Homeschool Network

Sponsors
avatar for Inspire Charter Schools

Inspire Charter Schools

Visit the Inspire Charter Schools booth in the Vendor Hall on Thursday - Saturday. Inspire Charter Schools is a tuition-free, personalized learning, public charter school for Transitional Kindergarten-12th grade students. Tailor your child's education and design a dynamic learning... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Sugar Pines I

10:30am

Session - Language with the 5 Senses
Learning languages is so important. This session will talk about how our brains are wired to acquire language and how engaging our senses as we learn helps us speak fluently and retain language long term. There will be examples given as well as a short lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Porter

Elizabeth Porter

Bon Voyage French School and World Languages Academy
Elizabeth Porter is a National Board Certified French teacher with a Bachelor's degree in French and Linguistics, a Master's degree in Education, and a French degree called a DEUG in French as a Foreign Language (FLE). She is the author of “Pathways to Fluency- Changing how we think... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
White Pines II

10:30am

Session - Understanding Your Child’s Learning Style
Explore the various learning styles and how they really affect your child’s ability to master subject matter. We will investigate the five essential aspects of learning styles including dispositions, talents, modalities, interests, and environments.                
Based on the research and teachings of the Learning Success Institute of Ventura, CA and the book “How to Determine Your Child’s Learning Style” by Mariaemma Willis and Victoria Hodson, this workshop will give you tools to enhance both learning and retention for all your children.
We will discuss how your learning style will determine your teaching style and how to make the required changes that will match your teaching style to your child’s learning style.
With this deeper understanding of your child’s unique learning style, you can have a more successful teaching experience, a closer tie with your children and save hundreds of dollars on wrong curriculum choices.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Forte

Martin Forte

CHN Vice-President, EIE Academy founder, Excellence in Education
CHN’s Vice-President of the Board of Trustees, Learning Style Coach, owner of EIE Academy and Excellence In Education Resource Center in Monrovia, CaliforniaMartin Forte is a session speaker; and you can visit his Excellence in Education booth in the Vendor Hall on Friday and Saturday... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
White Pines I

11:00am

Teen Scheduled Activity - Teen Talk: Resume Writing * How to Get a Job
Learn how a resume should look and what information should be on it. We'll also talk about how to get a job, applications, interviews, what to wear and steps to getting your work permit completed once you're hired.

Speakers
SA

Sharon Anderson

CHN Family Expo Teen Room Coordinator


Friday May 3, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

11:30am

Tween Activity - Juggling & Card Tricks
Supplies will be on hand to practice juggling and simple card tricks

Friday May 3, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Between Family Village & Teen Room Hallway

11:30am

Tween Activity - Mermaid Hair Falls
Create your own mermaid/merman hair fall using hair ties, clips, yarn and ribbon


Friday May 3, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Between Family Village & Teen Room Hallway

11:30am

Lunch.. See the different options available!
Main Lobby of the Hotel:
Lodge Wood Fired Grill - Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Loose Moose Family Kitchen - Hours: 7 to 11 a.m. & 5 to 10 p.m.
Dunkin’ Donuts - Hours: 6 or 6:30 a.m. to 9 or 10 p.m.
Grizzly Jack’s Bar & Grill - Hours: Seasonal Hours (approx.. 10 or 11 am – 6 to 9pm)

Lower Level of the Hotel:
Hungry as a Wolf - Hours: 11 a.m to 11 p.m.
Buckets Incredible Craveables - Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Out in Water Park)
Bear Paw Sweets & Eats – Hours: 8am to 9 or 10pm

Menu of the above sites are in the Food document provided. Note: There aren't menus for the following: Bear Paw Sweets & Eats, Loose Moose Family Kitchen, or Dunkin’ Donuts 


Friday May 3, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Hotel Lobby & Lower Level

12:30pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Water Wolf
Hosted by Corde & Casey

A water based version of Werewolf! Meet up in the Wave Pool for an epic adventure game.


Friday May 3, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Water park Wave Pool

1:00pm

Family Village Scheduled Activity - Let the games begin!
Open play with fun, table top games.


Family Village is dedicated to free play, open crafting, social space and creative sessions for the entire family!

Family Village is closed during lunch at 11:30am-1pm and dinner at 5pm-6:30pm

Reminder: This room is open to all and children should be accompanied by a responsible party member. Children are not to be dropped off and left unattended.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Rueber

Trina Rueber

CHN Board of Trusee, Secretary, Expo Family Village Coordinator
Trina lives in Northern California with her fun-loving family where between team sports and her endless to do list; there is never a dull day. She’s a homeschool mom of 18+ years for three awesome children, all born almost a decade apart and each with unique interests and talents... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Family Village - Redwoods V

1:00pm

Session - Game Curriculum
Play enhances learning to an astonishing degree. The late Dr. Karyn Purvis, Director of Texas Christian University’s Child Development Center stated, “Scientists have recently determined that it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain – unless it is done with play, in which case, it takes between 10 and 20 repetitions!”      The Game Curriculum is a guide to using games and activities to stimulate and enhance learning at any age.  Come learn how you can make games the core of your curriculum in the early years and a big part of your learning activities even in the high school years.  The key is picking the right games for your children.  This session will give you guidelines and encouragement.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Forte

Caroline Forte

EIE Academy Principal and Owner, Excellence in Education
Principal and owner of EIE Academy and Excellence In Education Resource Center and Developer and author of the “The Game Curriculum”Carolyn Forte is a session speaker; and you can visit her Excellence in Education booth in the Vendor Hall on Friday and Saturday.  EiE Academy... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
White Pines I

1:00pm

Session - The One Room School House - Fitting it all in while teaching multiple ages
Traditional school’s separate children according to grade levels, but as homeschoolers, we have infants through adults all under one roof, all with different learning levels, styles, and interests. How do we fit it all in and yet feel like our children still receive what they need individually? Join Trina as she shares ways to save time, money, and your sanity with her creative approach to curriculum and innovative tools and tips that bring chaos to a halt. All while helping the whole family have fun and grow a love of learning!

Friday May 3, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sugar Pines I
  • about Trina lives in Northern California with her fun-loving family where between team sports and her endless to do list; there is never a dull day. She’s a homeschool mom of 18+ years for three awesome children, all born almost a decade apart and each with unique interests and talents. She has a wonderful husband who keeps a blind eye to their creative chaos and her “I’ll use it someday” clutter, as he navigates through their Bag of Holding of a home. When she’s not teaching, you can usually find her outside working on their hobby farm complete with goats, sheep, and chickens, or in her studio, where she’s a Jacklyn of all trades, doing everything from woodworking & painting to stain glass & ceramics. She loves life, learning, exploring, and is inspired by a great quote from Abraham Lincoln who once said, “Most folks are as happy as they make their minds to be”.

1:00pm

Session - Homeschool Methods
This session will explain various homeschooling methods to help you make a knowledgeable decision on what is best for your family - A Thomas Jefferson Education philosophy, Classical education, Charlotte Mason Method, Unit Studies, public school at home, computer based, unschooling, and eclectic.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Egbert

Maria Egbert

Personal Trainer & Yoga Instructor, Fitness Trekkers
Maria Egbert is mom to 4 adult homeschooled sons. She loves reading, being in the outdoors, and learning new things. She has been a speaker for CHN Expo and on the CHN Board in years past and currently serves as a local contact for Riverside County.


Friday May 3, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sugar Pines II

1:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Teen Talk: Can I Afford to Move Out?
We'll use a simple budgeting worksheet so you can determine how much you'll need to earn in order to move out. Important things to think about... do you want roommates? Will you have a car? Where do you want to live & work? We'll cover these topics and many more as we customize a plan just for you.

Speakers
SA

Sharon Anderson

CHN Family Expo Teen Room Coordinator


Friday May 3, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

1:00pm

Session - Project-Based Learning: Creating a Modern Education of Curiosity, Innovation, and Impact
Project-based learning is a profound learning methodology that applies knowledge and skills to real-world problems, questions, and challenges. Project-based learning creates a partnership between parent and child, as they journey through the process of planning, learning, documenting, and presenting tangible outcomes for personal and social impact. Join Blair Lee, M.S., and Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT,  for this informative, hands-on workshop/talk that will cover everything from the inspirational “why” through the practical “how-to”, empowering you to begin using project-based learning in your home education!

Speakers
avatar for Blair Lee

Blair Lee

Secular, Eclectic, Academic (SEA) Homeschoolers
Secular Eclectic Academic Homeschoolers & REAL Science Odyssey Secular, Eclectic, Academic Homeschoolers, an international secular homeschooling support organization.Secular, Eclectic, Academic Homeschoolers has a large, active, and diverse online community of secular homeschooling families from around the world. We are constantly growing and e... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT

Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT

Educator, Author, Speaker, Maker
Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT, has almost three decades of experience in education, program development, and the arts and has worked with both small and large organizations to create educational programming that centers and connects the learner to concepts and skills. She has taught... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
White Pines II

2:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Speed Greeting
Hosted by Celeste & Gina

A fast-paced Get To Know You Game. Participants will sit in pairs with a cup full of questions prompts to ask one another. But go quick - once the bell rings, it's time to switch partners! A fun way to make new friends at Expo.


Friday May 3, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

2:00pm

Tween Activity - Duct Tape Wallets
Create wallets, purses, bows and more - using nothing but duct tape!

Friday May 3, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Between Family Village & Teen Room Hallway

2:00pm

2:00pm

Game Room - Mario Kart Tournament
Start your engines, and get ready to compete in the first ever CHN Mario Kart tournament!
Sign-ups are open from now until the start of the tournament.  If you  or your teen/child would like to play, please see Zeke at the expo  before the tournament, or message Tyler "Zeke"  on the CHN Family Expo Game Room  Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1522058258098828/) with the player's name, and optionally, a phone number we can use to tell the player when their matches are starting.

Speakers
QZ

Quinn Zarbock

CHN Family Expo Game Room Coordinator


Friday May 3, 2019 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Game Room - Blue Oak II

2:30pm

Session - Can You Learn Play & be Enrolled in a Charter?
A session specifically supporting those enrolled in charter schools to show them how they can take the fun learning they are doing and provide evidence of that. I would love to highlight how a 5-hour outdoor nature class can count for every subject. I like to think outside of the box and I believe that many parents need support on BELIEVING that learning through play IS learning and can COUNT for learning through a charter school if they use the right tools and formats. I would like to give parents the lingo they need to produce work samples (evidence) that accurately reflect the learning that their children are doing ALL the time. I am also very open to other topics and ideas. Being both a homeschooler of 2 kids (teens! high schoolers!) I am also passionate about the heart of homeschooling and how relationships between parents and siblings are at the forefront of successful homeschooling adventures together.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Ferenc

Heather Ferenc

From the time she was about three years old, Heather could often be found setting up her stuffed animals at desks pretending to teach them. Raised in a family of educators, she followed her passion for teaching by graduating from Azusa Pacific University with a bachelor’s degree... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sugar Pines I

2:30pm

Session - Stepping Out of the Box – The Key to Homeschool Happiness and Success
If you want your child to have a superior education why would you duplicate a failed system?  The fact is that you cannot do worse than the State of California in educating your child.  With endless possibilities and the world as your classroom, you can provide a far better education tailored to your child’s learning style “Outside the Box.”  Expand your horizons, confidence and your children’s potential in this workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Forte

Caroline Forte

EIE Academy Principal and Owner, Excellence in Education
Principal and owner of EIE Academy and Excellence In Education Resource Center and Developer and author of the “The Game Curriculum”Carolyn Forte is a session speaker; and you can visit her Excellence in Education booth in the Vendor Hall on Friday and Saturday.  EiE Academy... Read More →
avatar for Martin Forte

Martin Forte

CHN Vice-President, EIE Academy founder, Excellence in Education
CHN’s Vice-President of the Board of Trustees, Learning Style Coach, owner of EIE Academy and Excellence In Education Resource Center in Monrovia, CaliforniaMartin Forte is a session speaker; and you can visit his Excellence in Education booth in the Vendor Hall on Friday and Saturday... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
White Pines I

2:30pm

Session - Summer Exchange Student Benefits
This session will be about the many benefits of short-term cultural exchange experiences for Homeschool students.

Speakers
avatar for Hector Bachelot

Hector Bachelot

Manager, Oui-Connect
Once an exchange student himself from France, Hector truly believes international immersion is the best way to step out of your comfort zone & learn a new culture & language. Hector started Oui-Connect the summer of 2014 because of his passion for international connection and relationships... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sugar Pines II

2:45pm

Session - Yes You Can Work & Homeschool
I put off homeschooling for over 12 years because I was working full-time. I finally got so frustrated with the school system that I just went for it. And did it! And I met many other working parents who were homeschooling, too. I will share how I did it and tips from other working, homeschooling parents. Topics include Scheduling, Child Care, Curriculum, Single Parents, and Resources.

Speakers
avatar for Robyn Dolan

Robyn Dolan

As a single, working mother of three, earning less than $25,000 per year, Robyn Dolan wanted to spend more time with her children and supervise their education. She took the plunge into homeschooling and never looked back. At times working outside the home full or part-time, sometimes... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
White Pines II

3:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Boffer/Sword/Light Saber Creation
Hosted by Dexter & Jeremy

Using some PVC pipe, a pool noodle and a good amount of duct tape, create your weapon of choice.


Friday May 3, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

3:30pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - LGBTQIA+ Group Meet Up
Hosted by KT & Celeste

A safe space for LGBTQIA+ youth to come together, meet their peers, and express their hardships, personal experience, and triumphs. Discuss sexuality, gender identity, your personal concerns, topics of interest, and more at this inclusive meet-up. We are actively committed to diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and personal safety for all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.


Friday May 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

4:00pm

Family Village Scheduled Activity - Castle games
Tug-a-war, Last kingdom standing, and Cannon Ball Toss. Fast paced, on your feet, team games for all ages!



Family Village is dedicated to free play, open crafting, social space and creative sessions for the entire family!

Family Village is closed during lunch at 11:30am-1pm and dinner at 5pm-6:30pm

Reminder: This room is open to all and children should be accompanied by a responsible party member. Children are not to be dropped off and left unattended.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Rueber

Trina Rueber

CHN Board of Trusee, Secretary, Expo Family Village Coordinator
Trina lives in Northern California with her fun-loving family where between team sports and her endless to do list; there is never a dull day. She’s a homeschool mom of 18+ years for three awesome children, all born almost a decade apart and each with unique interests and talents... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Family Village - Redwoods V

4:00pm

Session - Dads
Join Marty and other dads as they discuss all the aspects of being a homeschool dad. Find out about those pressing issues like finances, relaxed housekeeping, dads’ participation, keeping a healthy relationship with family and other issues. This is an audience participation meeting with lots of information and humor.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Forte

Martin Forte

CHN Vice-President, EIE Academy founder, Excellence in Education
CHN’s Vice-President of the Board of Trustees, Learning Style Coach, owner of EIE Academy and Excellence In Education Resource Center in Monrovia, CaliforniaMartin Forte is a session speaker; and you can visit his Excellence in Education booth in the Vendor Hall on Friday and Saturday... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sugar Pines I

4:00pm

Session - Homeschooling High School? How It Can Be Alternative & Still Get Your Kids into College
Does the thought of homeschooling high school make you nervous? Do the a to g Standards make you feel trapped? The high school years are when students are ready to apply what they have learned previously in personal, far-reaching, and complex ways, and yet for most home educators those are the years when the education of college-bound students look the most like traditional school. Join Blair Lee for a discussion about how you can include alternative ways that excite and motivate your teen to learn and still get them into the college of their dreams.

Speakers
avatar for Blair Lee

Blair Lee

Secular, Eclectic, Academic (SEA) Homeschoolers
Secular Eclectic Academic Homeschoolers & REAL Science Odyssey Secular, Eclectic, Academic Homeschoolers, an international secular homeschooling support organization.Secular, Eclectic, Academic Homeschoolers has a large, active, and diverse online community of secular homeschooling families from around the world. We are constantly growing and e... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
White Pines II

4:00pm

Session - When Life Interrupts Homeschooling
I was a mother of 7 ages 11,9,7,5,4,2, and a newborn when I was paralyzed from the waist down during the birth of our youngest child in November 2004. At that time, I had been homeschooling for over 5 years with I was very active both locally and in the greater South West speaking, writing and leading local homeschool groups. When I arrived home in a wheelchair facing months of surgery and rehabilitation, everyone told me to "just put the kids in school, it will be SO much easier on you." Even my own husband questioned our ability to school effectively anymore.   I had lost my legs, I was not going to lose my dream of schooling my children at home, what followed that day was 14 years of trial and error, out of the box thinking and a lot of hope and faith that I could do it. We not only found a way to school, but we also found a way to thrive and have fun during the worst years and months of our families lives. We even found a way to make sense out of what happened to our lives.  It is possible to homeschool through "Life" when it happens. Come find out what worked and what didn't work that well. Learn about things like Lego Day, movie day, story writing day, meal planning, budgets, hospital schooling and much more!

Speakers
avatar for Emily Hupe

Emily Hupe

Life In A Little Red House
Emily Hupe has been homeschooling in San Diego for over 22 years as a mother to 7 with 3 still at home. Married to Stephen, she lived rurally on 5 acres leading the local homeschool co-op and speaking and mentoring to families in the South West.  After 6 years of homeschooling, a... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
White Pines I

4:00pm

Session - Worksheets Don’t Build Dendrites
Neuroscience continues to affirm that our brains have the capacity to regenerate new brain cells called neurogenesis. Learn why it is important and how to incorporate a learning environment in your homeschool that will do so.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Egbert

Maria Egbert

Personal Trainer & Yoga Instructor, Fitness Trekkers
Maria Egbert is mom to 4 adult homeschooled sons. She loves reading, being in the outdoors, and learning new things. She has been a speaker for CHN Expo and on the CHN Board in years past and currently serves as a local contact for Riverside County.


Friday May 3, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sugar Pines II

4:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Nap Time in the Blanket Fort
Need a break? Come take a half hour of chill time in the fort.


Friday May 3, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

4:30pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Assassin Begins
Hosted by Corde, Rhi, Gina

Assassin is a 24 hour long game that combines the stealth of hide & seek with the thrill of tag. Sign-ups begin at 4:30pm. There are a few rules to go over, so make sure you are at the Teen Room on time if you want to play. Everyone will be assigned a victim. A short while later, the game will begin and the assassinations can start! The aim of the game is for the players to eliminate their victims, collecting more and more victims until only 1 remains - the Master Assassin!

Friday May 3, 2019 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

5:00pm

Dinner .. See the different options available!
Main Lobby of the Hotel:
Lodge Wood Fired Grill - Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Loose Moose Family Kitchen - Hours: 7 to 11 a.m. & 5 to 10 p.m.
Dunkin’ Donuts - Hours: 6 or 6:30 a.m. to 9 or 10 p.m.
Grizzly Jack’s Bar & Grill - Hours: Seasonal Hours (approx.. 10 or 11 am – 6 to 9pm)

Lower Level of the Hotel:
Hungry as a Wolf - Hours: 11 a.m to 11 p.m.
Buckets Incredible Craveables - Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Out in Water Park)
Bear Paw Sweets & Eats – Hours: 8am to 9 or 10pm

Menu of the above sites are in the Food document provided. Note: There aren't menus for the following: Bear Paw Sweets & Eats, Loose Moose Family Kitchen, or Dunkin’ Donuts 


Friday May 3, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hotel Lobby & Lower Level

5:15pm

Session - Mat Pilates - to alleviate stress
Mat Pilates is a gentle movement exercise program. Appropriate for ANY fitness level, ANY body size, ANY body shape. Adults preferred, however, 14 and older may attend with parent in class. Modifications for injuries, osteoporosis, stenosis, RA, fibromyalgia, etc.

Bring mat or bath/swim towel & water.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Tavares Nichols

Tami Tavares Nichols

Feel Great Pilates, by Tami
Tami is the founder of both The MOMS Club of Glendora East & Home School Families of So Cal. She is a Sous Chef for Chefelle in Duarte and teaches Pilates in Glendora. Tami has been an active part of the Homeschooling community for the past 17 years.Tami's love for Pilates grows from... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 5:15pm - 6:15pm
White Pines I

5:30pm

Raffle Drawing!!
Support CHN and Win Big Prizes at the CHN Expo Raffle! 

Be sure to get your raffle tickets at the Expo this year! There are many businesses and organizations that are happy to support homeschoolers by providing us with fun and educational prizes to raffle.

Prizes will be grouped by county, so there will be several tickets drawn from each corresponding container.

Tickets will be available for purchase Thursday from 4pm-6pm, Friday and Sat. from 10am-5pm.

Drawings will be at 5:30pm on both Fri. and Sat.
Attendees don't need to be present to win. I will call them to claim their prize.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Jaime

Cindy Jaime

CHN Family Expo Raffle Coordinator
Come see Cindy Jaime in her new role as CHN Expo Raffle Coordinator and get a chance to win some great prizes!Cindy Jaime is a wife, mother, Girl Scout leader, massage therapist, doula and homeschooling mom to her 2 young daughters. Homeschooling since 2011, she has settled into... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Pre-Function Area

5:30pm

Session - 5 Reasons Why Multisensory Methods Will Benefit Your Child with Learning Differences
All children can benefit from multisensory methods, however they are an essential part of successfully teaching children with learning and attention differences.

Come learn:
-What multisensory methods are.
-How multisensory approaches can make a difference for your child.
-Why engaging your child with neurodiversity in multisensory methods can be the key to a successful learning experience.                                     

Speakers
avatar for Jess Arce

Jess Arce

Director, Homeschool Coach & Tutor, Lexia Learners
Jess Arce is the founder of Lexia Learners, a local tutoring company dedicated to helping families with struggling students. Being a homeschool mom of four children with Neurodiversities; including Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Dysphoria, Sensory Processing Disorder... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Sugar Pines II

5:30pm

Session - Homeschooling Special Needs – Know Your RIGHTS!!
You are your child’s voice. Yet, many parents feel totally lost and frustrated trying to get their kid’s the help they need. 
Do you: 
  • Know your child has special needs, but don’t know where to start? 
  • Have an IEP/504 but aren’t sure it’s right? 
  • Wonder who or what to trust in the special ed world? 
This session will discuss common issues homeschooling special needs kids who have (or should have) an IEP/504. (And what that is!)
Private and Charter Homeschoolers will learn: 
  • Where to start if you’re new
  • Your child’s rights in both public charters & with a PSA
  • When you absolutely need to insist on the right services
  • When you should reach out for more help (before it’s too late)
  • Issues unique to special needs & homeschooling  (& how to solve them)
  • Resources and tools for more assistance 
Pam will review various case studies, and take your questions. 
Empower yourself to help your child, by knowing your child’s rights!! 

Speakers
avatar for Pam Ragland

Pam Ragland

Pam Ragland is a mom who has navigated the special education world for her own two kids—in full time public charters, private, brick and mortar public – and in homeschool. Meanwhile, by fighting two banks in 12 years and winning—she also learned something about the law. Pam... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Sugar Pines I

5:30pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Teen Talk: Bank Accounts * Checks * Debit Cards * Credit * Credit Cards
Let's talk about your money. We'll cover some basic financial steps that all teens should know how to do. Things like opening up a bank account, writing checks, using debit cards, what credit is and how to responsibly use credit cards.

Speakers
SA

Sharon Anderson

CHN Family Expo Teen Room Coordinator


Friday May 3, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

5:30pm

5:30pm

Tween Activity - Wind Chimes & Sun Catchers
Use beads, wires, sticks and shells to create one of a kind treasures for your yard or room


Friday May 3, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Between Family Village & Teen Room Hallway

6:30pm

Family Village Scheduled Activity - Create a Coat of Arms
Who are you? What are your interests, hobbies, or favorite sports? Where do you come from? What do you value? This historical form of “show and tell” not only makes a fun shield to play with but is also a great Expo keepsake!


Family Village is dedicated to free play, open crafting, social space and creative sessions for the entire family!

Family Village is closed during lunch at 11:30am-1pm and dinner at 5pm-6:30pm

Reminder: This room is open to all and children should be accompanied by a responsible party member. Children are not to be dropped off and left unattended.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Rueber

Trina Rueber

CHN Board of Trusee, Secretary, Expo Family Village Coordinator
Trina lives in Northern California with her fun-loving family where between team sports and her endless to do list; there is never a dull day. She’s a homeschool mom of 18+ years for three awesome children, all born almost a decade apart and each with unique interests and talents... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Family Village - Redwoods V

6:30pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Balloon Creations
Hosted by Celeste & Cassidy

Time for some silly fun! Come on by and twist some amazing accessories out of balloons for yourself or a friend. Can you make a sword? A flower? A dog? How about a crown? Show us your talent!


Friday May 3, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

6:30pm

Family Talent Show - (White Pines I&II)
The talent show is back once again! Show off your skills and talents,  whether they be dancing, singing, magic, comedy, cool tricks, or  anything else.

The show starts at 6:30pm on Friday and goes until 8:30pm. If you'd like to show your talent, there will be a sign-up sheet for the talent show at the CHN information booth, and we will also accept late entrees throughout the show so long as there is enough space.

Also note, we do not have access to musical instruments this year, so if you would like to play an instrument you will need to bring your own.

Friday May 3, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
White Pines I & II

7:00pm

Meet N Mingle
Join other homeschoolers for a casual meet-up

Speakers
avatar for Pam Dowling

Pam Dowling

CHN President, Expo Vendor Hall Coordinator, California Homeschool Network (CHN)
CHN’s President of the Board of Trustees, who began her homeschooling journey in 2002When I’m not busy with CHN or dabbling in bookkeeping, I’m teaching beginning sewing to homeschoolers! I find it very rewarding and at times very entertaining. The things kids say! I started... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Sugar Pines II

7:30pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Bingo!
Hosted by Celeste & Cassidy

Challenge your friends! Win some prizes! And have a little fun playing a few rounds of BINGO!


Friday May 3, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

8:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Assassin Check In
Hosted by Corde, Rhi, Gina                

Still alive???? In order to prove you are, you must check in, or get disqualified! Check in with Rhi or Gina in the Teen Room. Or with Corde in front of the elevators on the lower waterpark floor. You have 1 hour to get there this first time! Can't find your target? Come look at the check in sheets after the fact! If you don't find your targets name, acquire a new one!


Friday May 3, 2019 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

8:00pm

Family Village Scheduled Activity - Balloon Sword Play
Join us as we battle it out in this fast-paced, on your feet, laugh out loud, crazy fun version of fencing!


Family Village is dedicated to free play, open crafting, social space and creative sessions for the entire family!

Family Village is closed during lunch at 11:30am-1pm and dinner at 5pm-6:30pm

Reminder: This room is open to all and children should be accompanied by a responsible party member. Children are not to be dropped off and left unattended.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Rueber

Trina Rueber

CHN Board of Trusee, Secretary, Expo Family Village Coordinator
Trina lives in Northern California with her fun-loving family where between team sports and her endless to do list; there is never a dull day. She’s a homeschool mom of 18+ years for three awesome children, all born almost a decade apart and each with unique interests and talents... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Family Village - Redwoods V

8:15pm

Teen Open Mic Night - (White Pines I&II)
Join Siri at 8:15pm to learn some mic techniques too.

Performers are usually in the teen or young adult age range. Teens can play as a group or individually. 1 or 2 songs, depending on how many people are performing. Comedy, poetry and other types of Open Mic performances are welcome too.

For our performers, we will have a mixer, one guitar, two guitar distortion/effects units, a keyboard and couple of microphones available for use.

Parental warning:   Subject matter may be a bit more adult.  Use discretion with your  younger children attending.  We encourage younger kids and their parents  to head to the Family Village for a family movie at 9:30pm.


Speakers
avatar for Siri Hirth

Siri Hirth

CHN Board of Trustee and Social Media Chair


Friday May 3, 2019 8:15pm - 10:00pm
White Pines I & II

9:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Giant Twister
Join in on a giant game of Twister!


Friday May 3, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

9:30pm

Family Movie - "The Three Musketeers " - (Family Village - Redwood V)

The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: to form an alliance with enemy England by way of the mysterious Milady. Rochefort, the Cardinal's right-hand man, announces the official disbanding of the King's Musketeers. Three, however, refuse to throw down their swords - Athos the fighter and drinker, Porthos the pirate and lover, and Aramis the priest and poet. Arriving in Paris to join the Musketeers, D'Artagnan uncovers the Cardinal's plans, and the four set out on a mission to protect King and Country.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Rueber

Trina Rueber

CHN Board of Trusee, Secretary, Expo Family Village Coordinator
Trina lives in Northern California with her fun-loving family where between team sports and her endless to do list; there is never a dull day. She’s a homeschool mom of 18+ years for three awesome children, all born almost a decade apart and each with unique interests and talents... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Family Village - Redwoods V

10:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Werewolf
Hosted by Jeremy & Celeste

Ultimate Werewolf is an interactive role playing game of deduction for two teams: Villagers and Werewolves. The Villagers don't know who the Werewolves are, and the Werewolves are trying to remain undiscovered while they slowly eliminate the Villagers one at a time.


Friday May 3, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV
 
Saturday, May 4
 

8:00am

Expo Registration & Information
Expo Attendees, Speakers, and Vendors ... Please stop by to receive your Registration Packet, which includes your name badges.

You can also get answers to questions and drop off comment sheets.

Registration packets can only be picked up by an adult. 

Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Hamilton

Rhonda Hamilton

CHN Treasurer, 2019 CHN Expo Committee Chair, Registration, Speaker & Scheduling Coordinator, California Homeschool Network
Rhonda Hamilton homeschooled her kiddos from 2000-2019, which began with her oldest only, then the rest of the crew. All four of them have graduated. She graduated with her MBA, demonstrating to her children, no matter what goes on in life, goals can be achieved even if it takes a... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm
Pre-Function Area

9:00am

Session - Keynote - "Yes, You Can Quit High School and Everything Will Be Okay" - (White Pines I & II)
If you have a teenager who doesn’t love middle school or high school, what’s the right thing to do—push harder, or try something new? For more than a decade, Blake Boles has worked with happy, thriving teenagers who made the decision to quit traditional school—or never went to school in the first place.

Whether you’re skeptical about alternative education or you’re a seasoned unschooler, this talk will inspire, inform, and entertain you with powerful stories of teenagers who have said skipped high school and turned out just fine. 

Speakers
avatar for Blake Boles - Keynote Speaker

Blake Boles - Keynote Speaker

Blake Boles is the founder and director of Unschool Adventures and the author of The Art of Self-Directed Learning, Better Than College, and College Without High School. He hosts the Off-Trail Learning podcast, speaks for alternative schools, writes for The Alliance for Self-Directed... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
White Pines I & II

10:00am

Teen Scheduled Activity - Jewelry Making Supplies
Jewelry making supplies will be out for you to create your own special pieces of wearable art.

Speakers
HG

Harriett Goren

CHN Family Expo Teen Room Co-Coordinator
SA

Sharon Anderson

CHN Family Expo Teen Room Coordinator


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Teen Room - Redwood IV

10:00am

Vendor/Exhibit Hall (Vendor Hall-Redwoods I-III)
Visit our Vendor Hall on Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday from 10am-4:00pm

If you are new to homeschooling or an experienced homeschooler looking for a change, this is a great opportunity to meet representatives of many organizations and have your questions answered in person.

Exhibitors:
Areteem Intelligence Planet
www.areteem.org
AthleticSOS
www.athleticsos.com
Autism Learning Partner
www.autismlearningpartners.com
Blake Boles
www.blakeboles.com
BioBox Labs
www.bioboxlabs.com 
Bon Voyage World Languages Academy
www.bvwla.com
Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari
www.dolphinsafari.com
CasitaKeepers
https://casitakeepers.com
Creative Kids Acting
Chrisgilmorecasting@gmail.com
Excellence in Education
www.excellenceineducationhomeschooling.com
Game Plan Game
www.gameplangame.com
Greg Baran Writing        
www.teachingwritingtohomeschoolers.com 
Home Learning Company
HomeLearningCompany.com
iLead Exploration
www.ileadexploration.org
Inspire Charter Schools 
www.inspireschools.org
Keith Conley, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER
keithconley@mfs-on.com
The Master Teachers' Collective
www.masterteacherscollective.com
Mentor Me Learning
mentormelearning.com
Miss Crady The Math Lady
www.Misscradythemathlady.com
Money Munchkids
www.moneymunchkids.com
My Life Coach 360
https://www.mylifecoach360.com/
Nature of Art Studio
http://nature-of-art-kids.com/
Next Level Homeschool
www.nextlevelhomeschool.com
Oui-Connect
www.oui-connect.com
Ron Smorynski
www.storytellingron.com
SEA Homeschoolers 
seahomeschoolers.com
THINK! Therapy
www.thinktherapycenter.com
Tower Garden by Juice Plus
karinabashford.towergarden.com
Urban Workshop
www.UrbanWorkshop.net
Usborne Books & More
http://www.readingcircus.com
WM Music Lessons
www.wmmusiclessons.com
Williamsburg Learning
www.williamsburglearning.com
Young Living Essential Oils- Essential Health RN
www.essentialhealthrn.com

Speakers
avatar for Pam Dowling

Pam Dowling

CHN President, Expo Vendor Hall Coordinator, California Homeschool Network (CHN)
CHN’s President of the Board of Trustees, who began her homeschooling journey in 2002When I’m not busy with CHN or dabbling in bookkeeping, I’m teaching beginning sewing to homeschoolers! I find it very rewarding and at times very entertaining. The things kids say! I started... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Vendor/Exhibit Hall-Redwoods I-III

10:00am

Gameful Learning - Table Top Game Demo - Pre-function Area
Game Demo of various table top games. 

Sign up here to share your favorite game that you and your family enjoy together, including those you use for homeschooling.         


Those who plan to demo their game can be found here: https://www.californiahomeschool.net/expo/gameful-learning/


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Pre-Function Area

10:00am

Raffle Ticket Sales - Support CHN & Win Big Prizes!!
Support CHN and Win Big Prizes at the CHN Expo Raffle! 

Be sure to get your raffle tickets at the Expo this year! There are many businesses and organizations that are happy to support homeschoolers by providing us with fun and educational prizes to raffle.

Prizes will be grouped by county, so there will be several tickets drawn from each corresponding container.

Tickets will be available for purchase Thursday from 4pm-6pm, Friday and Sat. from 10am-5pm.

Drawings will be at 5:30pm on both Fri. and Sat.

Attendees don't need to be present to win. I will call them to claim their prize.

Here are just some of the prizes that you could win:
3-2-1 Acting Studios
A Faery Hunt
Adventure City
Art Collections
Botanical Gardens
Bowers Museum
Children’s Museum at La Habra
Chronicle Books
ComedySportz
Festival of the Arts
Flightdeck Air Combat Center
Go Kart World
Golf N Stuff
Island Packers Cruises
Jump ‘N Jammin
Kickstart Reading
LA County Fair
La MiradaTheater for the Performing Arts
Living Coast Discovery Center
Los Angeles Zoo
Magicopolis
Medieval Times
Miracle Springs Resort & Spa
Mission Inn Museum
Museum of Latin American Art
Newport Sea Base
Olympica Gymnastics Academy
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Pacific Symphony
Palm Springs Air Museum
The Pasadena Playhouse
Picaboo
Pickwick Gardens Ice Center
Planes of Fames Air Museum
Rainbow Resource
Riley’s Farm
Ronni Minnis - Vocal Coach
Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
Santa Anita Park
Sherman Oaks Castle Park
Star Eco Station
Sunsational Swim School
The Friends of Santa Ana Zoo
The Huntington Library
USS Midway Museum
Wheel of Fortune
Zone Club Inc.
Zoomars Petting Zoo

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Jaime

Cindy Jaime

CHN Family Expo Raffle Coordinator
Come see Cindy Jaime in her new role as CHN Expo Raffle Coordinator and get a chance to win some great prizes!Cindy Jaime is a wife, mother, Girl Scout leader, massage therapist, doula and homeschooling mom to her 2 young daughters. Homeschooling since 2011, she has settled into... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Pre-Function Area

10:00am

Art Room - (Blue Oak I)
Open Art Studio is created for you and your family to relax and be artful. High quality art supplies will be at your finger tips to explore and create with. Plenty of art supplies and inspiring ideas will be available for the entire family. You will also be able to purchase art supplies during the summit.

This spaces is hosted by Spramani Elaun, an American natural art teacher, author of several art education books and founder of Nature of Art For Kids@ School & Art Supply Company. Spramani will also be available throughout the conference for Q & A.

Earth-friendly high quality supplies will be available:
Acrylic paint
Watercolor paint
Watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons
Color Pencils
Pastels
Oil pastels
Dry watercolor cake palettes
Gouache
Sketching Supplies
Non-Harden Modeling Clay
Handcrafted crayons
Beeswax crayons
Beeswax Modeling clay
Artist quality paper
Origami paper

Speakers
avatar for Spramani Elaun

Spramani Elaun

CHN Family Expo Art Room Coordinator, Nature of Art For Kids® Art School and Art Supply


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 9:00pm
Art Room - Blue Oak I

10:00am

Family Village - (Redwood V)
Family Village is dedicated to free play, open crafting, social space  and creative sessions for the entire family!

Family Village is closed during lunch at 11:30am-1pm and dinner at 5pm-6:30pm

Reminder: This room is open to all and children should be accompanied by a responsible party member. Children are not to be dropped off and left unattended.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Rueber

Trina Rueber

CHN Board of Trusee, Secretary, Expo Family Village Coordinator
Trina lives in Northern California with her fun-loving family where between team sports and her endless to do list; there is never a dull day. She’s a homeschool mom of 18+ years for three awesome children, all born almost a decade apart and each with unique interests and talents... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 9:00pm
Family Village - Redwoods V

10:00am

Fiber Arts Room - (Eagles Landing Boardroom)
Stations and Free Labs
  • Fabric rope making, yarn hats with looms, pom-poms, basket making, pin loom weaving

Scheduled Activities
  • 9am – Wet Felted Soap
  • 11am – Felted Beads, Brooches, and Bookmarks Part 2
  • 2pm – Friendship Bracelets and Embroidered Buttons
  • 6:30pm – Wet Felted Soap

Speakers
DK

Diana Karna

CHN Family Expo Fiber Arts Room Coordinator



Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 9:00pm
Fiber Arts Room - Eagles Landing/Boardroom

10:00am

Game Room - (Blue Oak II)
The Game Room will include console games and PC games.

Stop by to participate in the annual Super Smash Bros. tournament, a Minecraft LAN game, Magic: The Gathering draft, and much more!

AND sign-up onsite to host your own session .. demonstrate/play a game you enjoy playing OR one you created!

** Check the schedule for specific sessions.

Speakers
QZ

Quinn Zarbock

CHN Family Expo Game Room Coordinator


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 10:00pm
Game Room - Blue Oak II

10:00am

Teen Room - Redwood IV
Age 13 and up.  You must be wearing a teen badge to be admitted.

The teen room is an epic hang out space for all teens registered at Expo. You must be wearing a teen badge to be admitted. There will be a line up of scheduled activities, plus always available ones that include air hockey, foosball, a musical instrument space, lounge space, board games, card games, legos, coloring, balloon animals, DIY jewelry, snacks and more.

** Check the schedule for specific Teen sessions to be held in the Teen Room and other locations.

Teen Room Opens           10:00 AM
The teen room is an epic hang out space for all teens registered at Expo. You must be wearing a teen or young adult badge to be admitted. There will be a full line up of scheduled activities, plus always available ones that include air hockey, foosball, a musical instrument space, lounge space, board games, card games, legos, coloring and more.


Teen Room Closes 12:00 AM
Thank you all for an amazing day! Teens - please be sure to be quiet in hotel rooms and in the hallways near the rooms. Seating is available in the hotel lobby if you haven't quite finished chatting with your friends and need a little more time. Please remember to keep language in check when in public areas of the hotel. And Great Wolf Lodge requests that all minors be in their hotel rooms by 1am. Thank you.

Speakers
SA

Sharon Anderson

CHN Family Expo Teen Room Coordinator
HG

Harriett Goren

CHN Family Expo Teen Room Co-Coordinator


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 11:59pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

10:30am

Family Village Scheduled Activity - The Art of Candle Making
Explore the different methods and history of candle making. Learn how different colors and scents are added and for what benefits. See samples and even make your own hand dipped taper candles.


Family Village is dedicated to free play, open crafting, social space and creative sessions for the entire family!

Family Village is closed during lunch at 11:30am-1pm and dinner at 5pm-6:30pm

Reminder: This room is open to all and children should be accompanied by a responsible party member. Children are not to be dropped off and left unattended.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Rueber

Trina Rueber

CHN Board of Trusee, Secretary, Expo Family Village Coordinator
Trina lives in Northern California with her fun-loving family where between team sports and her endless to do list; there is never a dull day. She’s a homeschool mom of 18+ years for three awesome children, all born almost a decade apart and each with unique interests and talents... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Family Village - Redwoods V

10:30am

Session - Connect with Courage
One of the amazing privileges of homeschooling is to be able to support our children in their interests, and let learning happen as a result. In this talk, we will look at the specific interests your kids have that you are struggling to find as educational or beneficial, and exercise the part of our brain that will help us make and see positive connections!

Speakers
avatar for Roya Dedeaux

Roya Dedeaux

LMFT
Roya Dedeaux is a grown homeschooler who lives in Southern California with her husband, two kids, and assorted chickens and dogs.


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
White Pines I

10:30am

Session - How to Effectively Teach Writing to Homeschoolers
Effective writing is key to our children's success in school and life. This session will focus on applying the Baran Writing Method to help parents quickly become confident and effective writing teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Baran

Greg Baran

Teaching Writing to Homeschoolers
Greg Baran, M.A. English Composition, has taught college and secondary English studies for ten years. Hundreds of students and teachers have learned to write and teach writing effectively through his book, The Baran Method: Writing for Success.  Greg brings his knowledge and passion... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Sugar Pines I

10:30am

Session - Playing School: Bridging Play and Education for Preschoolers & Kindergartners with High Academic Needs
When parents ask for advice about homeschooling preschool and kindergarten the response is mostly “just let them play.” This is often sound advice meant to calm nervous new homeschoolers, combat the “Am I doing enough?” mindset, and help parents understand what is developmentally appropriate in early education. But what do you do when just playing isn’t enough for your child with high academic needs? In this session we will talk about the importance of various types of play and creating a developmentally appropriate child-led academic experience for our young learners.

Speakers
avatar for Kat Hutcheson

Kat Hutcheson

Secular, Eclectic, Academic (SEA) Homeschoolers
Kat Hutcheson is a second generation homeschooler with a passion for eclectic academics. Following in her parent’s footsteps she is guiding her children, who range from preschool to high school, as they create their own unique educational journeys. Kat is also the Director of Sales... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
White Pines II

10:30am

Session - Homeschooling Basics
Considering homeschooling? New to homeschooling? Have questions about how to get started? Come join the Homeschooling 101 session to learn the legal options to homeschool in California, homeschooling basics and your legal rights.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Egbert

Maria Egbert

Personal Trainer & Yoga Instructor, Fitness Trekkers
Maria Egbert is mom to 4 adult homeschooled sons. She loves reading, being in the outdoors, and learning new things. She has been a speaker for CHN Expo and on the CHN Board in years past and currently serves as a local contact for Riverside County.


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Sugar Pines II

11:00am

Teen Scheduled Activity - Assassin Check In
Hosted by Corde, Rhi, Gina                

Still alive???? In order to prove you are, you must check in, or get disqualified! Check in with Rhi or Gina in the Teen Room. Or with Corde in front of the elevators on the lower water park floor. You have 30 minutes to get there this time! Can't find your target? Come look at the check in sheets after the fact! If you don't find your targets name, acquire a new one!


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Teen Room - Redwood IV

11:00am

Teen Scheduled Activity - Star Wars Trivia
Hosted by Dexter

Think you know Star Wars? Come test your knowledge!


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

11:00am

Entrepreneurial Sale - (Prefunction Area)
Calling all children!!! An Entrepreneurial Sale will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11am-2pm at the Great Wolf Lodge.  Remember: It’s first come, first serve.

The sale has changed to focus on our children and their entrepreneurial endeavors, so kids, YOU are invited to sell your wares!
All participants may sell their personal items only (no businesses or foods allowed). Table reservations will be accepted in the order that they are received.
 You do not have to be a CHN member, but you must be a registered Expo Attendee to come and shop at the Entrepreneurial Sale.  And you MUST be a registered Expo attendee to buy a table and sell items.


This year's participants:

​​​​Adrienne Washington – Embroidered keychains, vinyl decals, decorative pins, handcrafted notepads
Laura McDade –
Face Painting
Amelia Van Brink –
Portraits, small rock-friends, stickers, dice bags, maybe other home-crafted things


Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Hamilton

Rhonda Hamilton

CHN Treasurer, 2019 CHN Expo Committee Chair, Registration, Speaker & Scheduling Coordinator, California Homeschool Network
Rhonda Hamilton homeschooled her kiddos from 2000-2019, which began with her oldest only, then the rest of the crew. All four of them have graduated. She graduated with her MBA, demonstrating to her children, no matter what goes on in life, goals can be achieved even if it takes a... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
Pre-Function Area

11:30am

Teen Scheduled Activity - Ninja
Hosted by Jeremy & Al

Come play a game or two of Ninja, a theatrical, turn-based party game. If you don't know how to play, we'll be happy to teach you.


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

11:30am

Lunch.. See the different options available!
Main Lobby of the Hotel:
Lodge Wood Fired Grill - Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Loose Moose Family Kitchen - Hours: 7 to 11 a.m. & 5 to 10 p.m.
Dunkin’ Donuts - Hours: 6 or 6:30 a.m. to 9 or 10 p.m.
Grizzly Jack’s Bar & Grill - Hours: Seasonal Hours (approx.. 10 or 11 am – 6 to 9pm)

Lower Level of the Hotel:
Hungry as a Wolf - Hours: 11 a.m to 11 p.m.
Buckets Incredible Craveables - Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Out in Water Park)
Bear Paw Sweets & Eats – Hours: 8am to 9 or 10pm

Menu of the above sites are in the Food document provided. Note: There aren't menus for the following: Bear Paw Sweets & Eats, Loose Moose Family Kitchen, or Dunkin’ Donuts 


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Hotel Lobby & Lower Level

12:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Improv
Hosted by Jeremy, Dexter, Celeste


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

12:00pm

Tween Activity - Jewelry Making
Jewelry making supplies will be out for you to create your own special pieces of wearable art.


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Between Family Village & Teen Room Hallway

12:00pm

Tween Activity - Temporary Tattoos
Pick your favorites tattoos and decorate yourself!

Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Between Family Village & Teen Room Hallway

1:00pm

Family Village Scheduled Activity - Maze Tunnel Race
Use speed and logic to crawl your way through the maze of tunnels. How fast will you be?


Family Village is dedicated to free play, open crafting, social space and creative sessions for the entire family!

Family Village is closed during lunch at 11:30am-1pm and dinner at 5pm-6:30pm

Reminder: This room is open to all and children should be accompanied by a responsible party member. Children are not to be dropped off and left unattended.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Rueber

Trina Rueber

CHN Board of Trusee, Secretary, Expo Family Village Coordinator
Trina lives in Northern California with her fun-loving family where between team sports and her endless to do list; there is never a dull day. She’s a homeschool mom of 18+ years for three awesome children, all born almost a decade apart and each with unique interests and talents... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Family Village - Redwoods V

1:00pm

Session - Avoiding Homeschool Burnout
This session is designed to keep any parent motivated to homeschool their children all the way through to high school. It's a hands-on workshop that you can internalize to stay on that homeschool adventure for as long as you want to be on it.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Egbert

Maria Egbert

Personal Trainer & Yoga Instructor, Fitness Trekkers
Maria Egbert is mom to 4 adult homeschooled sons. She loves reading, being in the outdoors, and learning new things. She has been a speaker for CHN Expo and on the CHN Board in years past and currently serves as a local contact for Riverside County.


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sugar Pines II

1:00pm

Session - Delayed Academics
Most people assume that our schools employ the latest and best research.  Parents worry about their children “falling behind” and being ruined for life.  This is complicated by the introduction of Common Core and the belief that Pre-School is mandatory for life success.  Actually, all the replicable research shows that we are pushing our children into formal lessons way too soon, with disastrous consequences.  Homeschoolers needn’t fall into that trap.  Learn how Dr. Moore guided parents to allow their children to grow at a more natural pace and develop a love of learning.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Forte

Caroline Forte

EIE Academy Principal and Owner, Excellence in Education
Principal and owner of EIE Academy and Excellence In Education Resource Center and Developer and author of the “The Game Curriculum”Carolyn Forte is a session speaker; and you can visit her Excellence in Education booth in the Vendor Hall on Friday and Saturday.  EiE Academy... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
White Pines I

1:00pm

Session - International Travel with Kids
Kids are never too young to travel, and in fact, traveling with kids helps children become better global citizens. Kids who travel experience greater reasoning, critical thinking, and flexibility.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Porter

Elizabeth Porter

Bon Voyage French School and World Languages Academy
Elizabeth Porter is a National Board Certified French teacher with a Bachelor's degree in French and Linguistics, a Master's degree in Education, and a French degree called a DEUG in French as a Foreign Language (FLE). She is the author of “Pathways to Fluency- Changing how we think... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sugar Pines I

1:00pm

Session - Video Game Educational Applications
This talk will focus on how to use common video games as part of your kids homeschooling experience. We'll focus on both traditional core education subjects like history, math, etc. and other topics like social learning, philosophy, critical thinking, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Money Munchkids

Money Munchkids

Money Munchkids
Financial education materials  / curricula


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
White Pines II

1:30pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Giant Twister
Join in on a giant game of Twister!          


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

2:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Assassin Check In
Hosted by Corde, Rhi, Gina                

LAST CHECK IN! Only 15 minutes this time. Still alive???? In order to prove you are, you must check in, or get disqualified! Check in with Rhi or Gina in the Teen Room. Or with Corde in front of the elevators on the lower water park floor.


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

2:00pm

Game Room - Super Smash Bros Tournament
The annual Super Smash Bros tournament is back again!  Battle it out to see who is the champion!

Competitors are divided into two age brackets: 12 and under, and 13 and over. (Kids 12 and under may opt to compete in the older bracket if they so choose.)

Sign-ups are open from now until the start of the  tournament.  If you or your teen/child would like to play, please see  Quinn at the expo before the tournament, or message Tyler "Zeke" on the CHN  Family Expo Game Room Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1522058258098828/)  with the player's name, age bracket, and optionally, a phone number we  can use to tell the player when their matches are starting.

Speakers
QZ

Quinn Zarbock

CHN Family Expo Game Room Coordinator


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Game Room - Blue Oak II

2:30pm

Family Village Scheduled Activity - Build a Catapult
Simple everyday items piece together in creative ways to build a catapult. This is a fun and easy project that you can make again and again on your own at home. Challenge your friends and see who’s will shoot the farthest!


Family Village is dedicated to free play, open crafting, social space and creative sessions for the entire family!

Family Village is closed during lunch at 11:30am-1pm and dinner at 5pm-6:30pm

Reminder: This room is open to all and children should be accompanied by a responsible party member. Children are not to be dropped off and left unattended.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Rueber

Trina Rueber

CHN Board of Trusee, Secretary, Expo Family Village Coordinator
Trina lives in Northern California with her fun-loving family where between team sports and her endless to do list; there is never a dull day. She’s a homeschool mom of 18+ years for three awesome children, all born almost a decade apart and each with unique interests and talents... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Family Village - Redwoods V

2:30pm

Session - Climate Change
The first half of this interactive workshop will have an explanation and activity looking at the basic science explaining global warming and climate change. During the second half of the workshop attendees of all ages will develop their own climate action plan.

Speakers
avatar for Blair Lee

Blair Lee

Secular, Eclectic, Academic (SEA) Homeschoolers
Secular Eclectic Academic Homeschoolers & REAL Science Odyssey Secular, Eclectic, Academic Homeschoolers, an international secular homeschooling support organization.Secular, Eclectic, Academic Homeschoolers has a large, active, and diverse online community of secular homeschooling families from around the world. We are constantly growing and e... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sugar Pines II

2:30pm

Session - Math Anxiety: Don't Pass It On
Where does math anxiety come from? Why is it so common? How can you homeschool your own children without passing it on to them?

Speakers
avatar for Pam Sorooshian

Pam Sorooshian

Pam Sorooshian has been an economics and statistics professor at a number of colleges and universities for the past 43 years. She homeschooled her three now-grown kids and has three grandchildren who will also be homeschooled.


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sugar Pines I

2:30pm

Teens Session -"Indescribable Sexiness" - (White Pines I)
Teens only 

Talking with strangers is hard but important life skill. This workshop introduces the principles of body language and communication that will enable you to introduce yourself to anyone, make a good first impression, and carry on a friendly conversation. These tools will help you with job interviews, awkward social situations, and flirting with cute people. The workshop is high-energy and hands-on--come prepared to participate! (Sorry parents, only teens are allowed. Don't worry, there is no explicit content.)

Speakers
avatar for Blake Boles - Keynote Speaker

Blake Boles - Keynote Speaker

Blake Boles is the founder and director of Unschool Adventures and the author of The Art of Self-Directed Learning, Better Than College, and College Without High School. He hosts the Off-Trail Learning podcast, speaks for alternative schools, writes for The Alliance for Self-Directed... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
White Pines I

4:00pm

Family Village Scheduled Activity - Tournament Games
Join us for action packed games like “Javelin toss”, ‘Knock the Knight”, “Pool Noodle Jousting” and more that will keep you on your toes. Simple, yet challenging fun for the whole family.


Family Village is dedicated to free play, open crafting, social space and creative sessions for the entire family!

Family Village is closed during lunch at 11:30am-1pm and dinner at 5pm-6:30pm

Reminder: This room is open to all and children should be accompanied by a responsible party member. Children are not to be dropped off and left unattended.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Rueber

Trina Rueber

CHN Board of Trusee, Secretary, Expo Family Village Coordinator
Trina lives in Northern California with her fun-loving family where between team sports and her endless to do list; there is never a dull day. She’s a homeschool mom of 18+ years for three awesome children, all born almost a decade apart and each with unique interests and talents... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Family Village - Redwoods V

4:00pm

Session - Global Citizenship Education in the Home
With more people moving and traveling around the world, the importance of teaching Global Citizenship is increasing.  In this session, get ideas for incorporating Global Citizenship activities into your every day life and into your homeschool.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Porter

Elizabeth Porter

Bon Voyage French School and World Languages Academy
Elizabeth Porter is a National Board Certified French teacher with a Bachelor's degree in French and Linguistics, a Master's degree in Education, and a French degree called a DEUG in French as a Foreign Language (FLE). She is the author of “Pathways to Fluency- Changing how we think... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sugar Pines I

4:00pm

Session - High School Transcripts
As a parent filing a private school affidavit, many responsibilities fall directly with you. It can seem overwhelming to homeschool through high school. But with this session, you can learn what resources are there for you to help you create high school transcripts for graduation and college.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Egbert

Maria Egbert

Personal Trainer & Yoga Instructor, Fitness Trekkers
Maria Egbert is mom to 4 adult homeschooled sons. She loves reading, being in the outdoors, and learning new things. She has been a speaker for CHN Expo and on the CHN Board in years past and currently serves as a local contact for Riverside County.


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sugar Pines II

4:00pm

Session - The Art of Storytelling
Storytelling is a powerful skill and beautiful art that can add so much to your homeschool, even before a child has mastered the mechanics of writing. In this session we’ll discuss weaving storytelling throughout your day with a focus on kindergarten through mid-elementary level students. Whether you’d like to use storytelling to simply build prewriting skills or envision building the majority of your educational plan around it, you are sure to come away from this session with tips and ideas to inspire adding the creative and academic art of storytelling to your child’s homeschool journey.

Speakers
avatar for Kat Hutcheson

Kat Hutcheson

Secular, Eclectic, Academic (SEA) Homeschoolers
Kat Hutcheson is a second generation homeschooler with a passion for eclectic academics. Following in her parent’s footsteps she is guiding her children, who range from preschool to high school, as they create their own unique educational journeys. Kat is also the Director of Sales... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
White Pines II

4:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Light Saber/boffer LARP
Hosted by Dexter

Bring a light saber or boffer. Taking place on the outdoor patio next to Dunkin Donuts


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Outdoor Patio (next to Dunkin Donuts)

4:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Nap Time in the Blanket Fort
Need a break? Come take a half hour of chill time in the fort.


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

4:15pm

Session - Unschooling Basics
Everything that goes on around a child, everything they hear, see, touch, smell, and taste, results in learning of some kind. If it isn't thwarted, children will naturally continue to learn the same way a small child has a drive to learn to walk or talk. Instead of formally schooling their children, unschooling parents protect their natural drive to learn primarily by supporting their interests and offering as much of the world to them as they can. Why? How? What does this look like in practice? Does it really work?

Speakers
avatar for Pam Sorooshian

Pam Sorooshian

Pam Sorooshian has been an economics and statistics professor at a number of colleges and universities for the past 43 years. She homeschooled her three now-grown kids and has three grandchildren who will also be homeschooled.


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
White Pines I

4:30pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Black Jack & Poker Lessons
Learn a couple of simple card games to prepare for Viva Las Vegas!


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

5:00pm

Dinner .. See the different options available!
Main Lobby of the Hotel:
Lodge Wood Fired Grill - Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Loose Moose Family Kitchen - Hours: 7 to 11 a.m. & 5 to 10 p.m.
Dunkin’ Donuts - Hours: 6 or 6:30 a.m. to 9 or 10 p.m.
Grizzly Jack’s Bar & Grill - Hours: Seasonal Hours (approx.. 10 or 11 am – 6 to 9pm)

Lower Level of the Hotel:
Hungry as a Wolf - Hours: 11 a.m to 11 p.m.
Buckets Incredible Craveables - Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Out in Water Park)
Bear Paw Sweets & Eats – Hours: 8am to 9 or 10pm

Menu of the above sites are in the Food document provided. Note: There aren't menus for the following: Bear Paw Sweets & Eats, Loose Moose Family Kitchen, or Dunkin’ Donuts 


Saturday May 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hotel Lobby & Lower Level

5:30pm

Raffle Drawing!!
Support CHN and Win Big Prizes at the CHN Expo Raffle! 

Be sure to get your raffle tickets at the Expo this year! There are many businesses and organizations that are happy to support homeschoolers by providing us with fun and educational prizes to raffle.

Prizes will be grouped by county, so there will be several tickets drawn from each corresponding container.

Tickets will be available for purchase Thursday from 4pm-6pm, Friday and Sat. from 10am-5pm.

Drawings will be at 5:30pm on both Fri. and Sat.
Attendees don't need to be present to win. I will call them to claim their prize.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Jaime

Cindy Jaime

CHN Family Expo Raffle Coordinator
Come see Cindy Jaime in her new role as CHN Expo Raffle Coordinator and get a chance to win some great prizes!Cindy Jaime is a wife, mother, Girl Scout leader, massage therapist, doula and homeschooling mom to her 2 young daughters. Homeschooling since 2011, she has settled into... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Pre-Function Area

5:30pm

Session - How to Homeschool Kids Who (may have) Special Needs
Does your homeschooled child have any of the following?    
  • Trouble learning the basics?  (reading, writing, and/or math) 
  • Have a hard time sitting still for learning?  
  • Struggle with other skills like organization, making friends, behavior, sensory issues, and more? 
As homeschooled parents, we may think:
  • They will grow out of that…
  • It’s not that big of a deal…
  • It’s OK I’m Unschooling…
  • Sure, they’re a little quirky, but…
This session will help give parents an idea of how to handle some of these challenges. 
You will also learn what we can do ourselves, when we need to enlist help – and how to get help if needed for all types of homeschooling.   You will also learn:  
  • When your child will “grow out of that” –& when they will not
  • How to determine what your child’s needs really are
  • Options and  Resources for more help
Pam will review various case studies, and take your questions. 
Walk away feeling empowered to help your child in yet another aspect of homeschooling!! 

Speakers
avatar for Pam Ragland

Pam Ragland

Pam Ragland is a mom who has navigated the special education world for her own two kids—in full time public charters, private, brick and mortar public – and in homeschool. Meanwhile, by fighting two banks in 12 years and winning—she also learned something about the law. Pam... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Sugar Pines II

5:30pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Henna Tattoos
Use henna to create intricate mehndi tattoos on your body that will last for days. Tips & pattern ideas will be available.           


Saturday May 4, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

6:00pm

Session - Mat Pilates - to alleviate stress
Mat Pilates is a gentle movement exercise program. Appropriate for ANY fitness level, ANY body size, ANY body shape. Adults preferred, however, 14 and older may attend with parent in class. Modifications for injuries, osteoporosis, stenosis, RA, fibromyalgia, etc.

Bring mat or bath/swim towel & water.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Tavares Nichols

Tami Tavares Nichols

Feel Great Pilates, by Tami
Tami is the founder of both The MOMS Club of Glendora East & Home School Families of So Cal. She is a Sous Chef for Chefelle in Duarte and teaches Pilates in Glendora. Tami has been an active part of the Homeschooling community for the past 17 years.Tami's love for Pilates grows from... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
White Pines I

6:00pm

Session - Homeschooling 102 – How to Independent Homeschool
This session covers how to fill out the PSA line by line. Record keeping and how to homeschool basics.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Dowling

Pam Dowling

CHN President, Expo Vendor Hall Coordinator, California Homeschool Network (CHN)
CHN’s President of the Board of Trustees, who began her homeschooling journey in 2002When I’m not busy with CHN or dabbling in bookkeeping, I’m teaching beginning sewing to homeschoolers! I find it very rewarding and at times very entertaining. The things kids say! I started... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sugar Pines I

6:00pm

Tween Activity - Balloons & Balloon Pumps
Create your own balloon twisting masterpieces.

Saturday May 4, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Between Family Village & Teen Room Hallway

6:00pm

7:00pm

Family Dance - "Royal Dance Party" - (Family Village - Redwood V)
Speakers
avatar for Trina Rueber

Trina Rueber

CHN Board of Trusee, Secretary, Expo Family Village Coordinator
Trina lives in Northern California with her fun-loving family where between team sports and her endless to do list; there is never a dull day. She’s a homeschool mom of 18+ years for three awesome children, all born almost a decade apart and each with unique interests and talents... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Family Village - Redwoods V

7:00pm

Kids Session - LOL Comedy Improv Workshop
Workshop and games on the elements of comedy

Perfect for kids

Speakers
avatar for Creative Kids Acting

Creative Kids Acting

Creative Kids Acting
Children acting services and training


Saturday May 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Sugar Pines II

8:00pm

Dads Casual Social Meet-up
Come meet other homeschooling dads!

Speakers
avatar for Martin Forte

Martin Forte

CHN Vice-President, EIE Academy founder, Excellence in Education
CHN’s Vice-President of the Board of Trustees, Learning Style Coach, owner of EIE Academy and Excellence In Education Resource Center in Monrovia, CaliforniaMartin Forte is a session speaker; and you can visit his Excellence in Education booth in the Vendor Hall on Friday and Saturday... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
White Pines II

8:00pm

Teen Dance - "Viva Las Vegas" - (Redwoods I-III)
Teen Dance Theme: Viva Las Vegas
Las Vegas - The City of Lights and the Entertainment Capital of the World! We're throwing a party to celebrate the glamour of all that glitters and shines in Vegas. Come play some cards, throw some dice and dance the night away! Teens and young adults are welcome, ages 12 - 21. The dance is free to all teens registered for Expo. 12yo Expo attendees can purchase a wristband for $5. Those not attending Expo and just coming for the dance are $20. No food will be served. Water will be available for thirsty dancers. Parents are responsible for their teens while at the hotel. Volunteer chaperones will be in the dance room to supervise.

This dance is open to Non Expo Registered Teens (cost is $20)
Join us for our annual epic teen dance at the CHN Family Expo!

Water will be available for thirsty dancers. No food will be served. Parents are responsible for their teens at the hotel. Chaperons will be provided at the dance
Hosted by Teen Planning Committee

The fine print:  Teens and young adults are welcome, ages 12-21. This dance is FREE to all teens registered for Expo. All teen Expo attendees (ages 13-19) should have a wrist band for the dance in their family's registration packet. The wrist band only needs to be worn during the dance.
Wrist bands for mature twelve year olds may be purchased for $5 each at the registration desk or at the dance door. PLEASE - NO ONE UNDER 12 IS ALLOWED!  Those not attending Expo and just coming for the dance are $20, cash at the door.
Young Adult Expo attendees may request a wrist band at no cost at the dance door or at the registration desk. There will also be a YA Mixer from 8pm-12am in Sugar Pine I.

We encourage parents to pop-in and look around the Dance Room, but don't stay too long! For parents who wish to dance, we invite you to attend the Family Dance from 7-8pm in Family Village (Redwood V).


Saturday May 4, 2019 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Redwoods I-III

8:00pm

Young Adult Mixer - (Sugar Pines II)
This event is meant for Young Adults, 18 and older. - Time for young adults to get together and have some fun and meet others.

Saturday May 4, 2019 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Sugar Pines II

9:30pm

Family Movie - "The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot " - (Family Village - Redwood V)
The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot
During the times of King Arthur, the story of an adventurous brave girl, named Kayley, whose father, a Knight of the Round Table, is killed by Sir Ruber, a maniacal brute who steals Excalibur and ultimately threatens to seize King Arthur's Camelot. Kayley enlists the blind, reclusive knight-aspirant Garrett and a goofy two headed dragon to brave the Enchanted Forest and retrieve the magic sword. Their adventure is also, of course, fraught with danger.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Rueber

Trina Rueber

CHN Board of Trusee, Secretary, Expo Family Village Coordinator
Trina lives in Northern California with her fun-loving family where between team sports and her endless to do list; there is never a dull day. She’s a homeschool mom of 18+ years for three awesome children, all born almost a decade apart and each with unique interests and talents... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Family Village - Redwood V

11:00pm

Teen Scheduled Activity - Werewolf
Hosted by Jeremy & Al

Ultimate Werewolf is an interactive role playing game of deduction for two teams: Villagers and Werewolves. The Villagers don't know who the Werewolves are, and the Werewolves are trying to remain undiscovered while they slowly eliminate the Villagers one at a time.


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:00pm - 11:59pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV
 
Sunday, May 5
 

8:00am

Expo Registration & Information
Expo Attendees, Speakers, and Vendors ... Please stop by to receive your Registration Packet, which includes your name badges.

You can also get answers to questions and drop off comment sheets.

Registration packets can only be picked up by an adult. 

Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Hamilton

Rhonda Hamilton

CHN Treasurer, 2019 CHN Expo Committee Chair, Registration, Speaker & Scheduling Coordinator, California Homeschool Network
Rhonda Hamilton homeschooled her kiddos from 2000-2019, which began with her oldest only, then the rest of the crew. All four of them have graduated. She graduated with her MBA, demonstrating to her children, no matter what goes on in life, goals can be achieved even if it takes a... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 8:00am - 2:00pm
Pre-Function Area

9:00am

Session - How to get your child(ren) to LOVE learning and pursue it on their own!
When children love to learn, they chose to pursue knowledge well into their adult lives. The gift of childhood is a short season, learning should be a fun, enjoyable, exciting, part of their life. Come see how you can make this a reality for your child(ren). What greater academic legacy can we pass onto our children then the love of learning, while equipping them to be able to think independently, seek and find the information they desire? If you accomplish this you have certainly set them up for lifelong success. Come learn my unique yet practical strategies for making homeschool truly fun at every age! Come be encouraged, inspired, and more deeply equipped for this amazing adventure. You will learn simple, easy to use meathods that create a true passion and desire to learn in children of all ages. If you’re new to homeschooling these meathods will set you up for long term success. If you’re a veteran homeschooler you’ll leave encouraged, and uplifted with a fresh plan to continue to foster the natural curiosity innately woven in all children and continuously cultivate a deeper love of learning. These practical and easy to use meathods have worked beautifully with my own 7 children (ranging in age from 3-17) as well as other families whom I have coached along their homeschool journey. Learn how I personally customize a plan for each of my unique children’s needs, with the long term goals in mind. You’ll hear testimonies of how we overcame special circumstances, including special needs, and dive into my fun, messy, down to earth, all around awesome life. Time for Q & A will be allotted to ensure you leave feeling totally encouraged and personally equipped for your unique journey.

Speakers
avatar for Zoe Banks

Zoe Banks

Zoe is a homeschool mom to 7 lovely children, and femal entrepreneur. She coaches a select few families each year, all of whom have gone one to enjoy a highly successful homeschool journey. Zoe’s primary focus has always been the love of learning. She believes every child is born... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Sugar Pines II

9:00am

Session - SHTEAM: Why History Matters in a STEAM Education
Join Samantha Matalone Cook, author for Pandia Press' History Odyssey and long-time history educator, for a hands-on workshop that makes the case for why history should be an essential component to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education, and how to make history come alive and relevant for every kind of kid and every situation!

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT

Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT

Educator, Author, Speaker, Maker
Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT, has almost three decades of experience in education, program development, and the arts and has worked with both small and large organizations to create educational programming that centers and connects the learner to concepts and skills. She has taught... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
White Pines II

9:00am

Session - Tips & Tools to Connect with Teens
Practical ways to communicate with teens enabling them to develop and participate in effective solutions leading to critical thinking skills, problem solving and leadership. The results will harvest deeper family connections as parents develop and enable their teens to make more confident decisions as parents “stop and listen” and “start asking questions” instead of “telling their teens what to do.” I want to give parents practical tips that they can try with their teens at home.

Speakers
avatar for Mandi Frost

Mandi Frost

Academic Life Coach for Teens and Young Adults
Mandi grew up on a farm in South Africa where she later met her husband. They moved to Zimbabwe to go farming and home schooled their 3 boys. During this time, Mandi completed a remedial teacher training certification for special needs (dyslexia, ADHD, ADD) and helped other children... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Sugar Pines I

9:00am

Session - Values at Play
This talk will look at the big picture of supporting your children's interests, and why that is important -- and often difficult. We will specifically dive into looking at how our values play the most important role. We will determine what our top values are, and how they shape our decisions, relationships, from big picture to little details. We will explore how to overcome fear or annoyance when our family members don't share our values, how our values play into daily life logistics and decisions that impact homeschooling and our relationships with our kids.

Speakers
avatar for Roya Dedeaux

Roya Dedeaux

LMFT
Roya Dedeaux is a grown homeschooler who lives in Southern California with her husband, two kids, and assorted chickens and dogs.


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
White Pines I

9:00am

Teen Scheduled Activity - Henna Tattoos
Use henna to create intricate mehndi tattoos on your body that will last for days. Tips & pattern ideas will be available.                      


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

9:00am

Teen Scheduled Activity - Jewlry Making Supplies
Jewelry making supplies will be out for you to create your own special pieces of wearable art.                    


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

9:00am

Teen Scheduled Activity - Legos
Lego's will be out for free play.


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

9:00am

Teen Room - Redwood IV
Age 13 and up.  You must be wearing a teen badge to be admitted.

The teen room is an epic hang out space for all teens registered at Expo. You must be wearing a teen badge to be admitted. There will be a line up of scheduled activities, plus always available ones that include air hockey, foosball, a musical instrument space, lounge space, board games, card games, legos, coloring, balloon animals, DIY jewelry, snacks and more.

** Check the schedule for specific Teen sessions to be held in the Teen Room and other locations.

Teen Room Opens           9:00-10:00 AM
The teen room is an epic hang out space for all teens registered at Expo. You must be wearing a teen or young adult badge to be admitted. There will be a full line up of scheduled activities, plus always available ones that include air hockey, foosball, a musical instrument space, lounge space, board games, card games, legos, coloring and more.


Teen Room Closes 1:00 PM
Thank you all for an amazing day! Teens - please be sure to be quiet in hotel rooms and in the hallways near the rooms. Seating is available in the hotel lobby if you haven't quite finished chatting with your friends and need a little more time. Please remember to keep language in check when in public areas of the hotel. And Great Wolf Lodge requests that all minors be in their hotel rooms by 1am. Thank you.

Speakers
SA

Sharon Anderson

CHN Family Expo Teen Room Coordinator
HG

Harriett Goren

CHN Family Expo Teen Room Co-Coordinator


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:00am - 2:00pm
Teen Room - Redwood IV

10:00am

Art Room - (Blue Oak I)
Open Art Studio is created for you and your family to relax and be artful. High quality art supplies will be at your finger tips to explore and create with. Plenty of art supplies and inspiring ideas will be available for the entire family. You will also be able to purchase art supplies during the summit.

This spaces is hosted by Spramani Elaun, an American natural art teacher, author of several art education books and founder of Nature of Art For Kids@ School & Art Supply Company. Spramani will also be available throughout the conference for Q & A.

Earth-friendly high quality supplies will be available:
Acrylic paint
Watercolor paint
Watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons
Color Pencils
Pastels
Oil pastels
Dry watercolor cake palettes
Gouache
Sketching Supplies
Non-Harden Modeling Clay
Handcrafted crayons
Beeswax crayons
Beeswax Modeling clay
Artist quality paper
Origami paper

Speakers
avatar for Spramani Elaun

Spramani Elaun

CHN Family Expo Art Room Coordinator, Nature of Art For Kids® Art School and Art Supply


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Art Room - Blue Oak I

10:00am

Family Village - (Redwood V)
Family Village is dedicated to free play, open crafting, social space  and creative sessions for the entire family!

Family Village is closed during lunch at 11:30am-1pm and dinner at 5pm-6:30pm

Reminder: This room is open to all and children should be accompanied by a responsible party member. Children are not to be dropped off and left unattended.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Rueber

Trina Rueber

CHN Board of Trusee, Secretary, Expo Family Village Coordinator
Trina lives in Northern California with her fun-loving family where between team sports and her endless to do list; there is never a dull day. She’s a homeschool mom of 18+ years for three awesome children, all born almost a decade apart and each with unique interests and talents... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Family Village - Redwoods V

10:00am

Family Village Scheduled Activity - Keva Plank Madness
Keva Plank Madness  -  All day until the room closes


Family Village is dedicated to free play, open crafting, social space and creative sessions for the entire family!

Family Village is closed during lunch at 11:30am-1pm and dinner at 5pm-6:30pm

Reminder: This room is open to all and children should be accompanied by a responsible party member. Children are not to be dropped off and left unattended.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Rueber

Trina Rueber

CHN Board of Trusee, Secretary, Expo Family Village Coordinator
Trina lives in Northern California with her fun-loving family where between team sports and her endless to do list; there is never a dull day. She’s a homeschool mom of 18+ years for three awesome children, all born almost a decade apart and each with unique interests and talents... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Family Village - Redwoods V

10:00am

10:00am

Game Room - (Blue Oak II)
The Game Room will include console games and PC games.

Stop by to participate in the annual Super Smash Bros. tournament, a Minecraft LAN game, Magic: The Gathering draft, and much more!

AND sign-up onsite to host your own session .. demonstrate/play a game you enjoy playing OR one you created!

** Check the schedule for specific sessions.

Speakers
QZ

Quinn Zarbock

CHN Family Expo Game Room Coordinator


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Game Room - Blue Oak II

10:30am

Session - Nature Play: Boosting the Brain at Park Days
Park days are great for socialization, sure, but that's not all!  Much of the play that children engage in while outdoors fosters and enhances the development of executive function in the brain. Come discover what executive function is, why it's important, what you can do to help your child strengthen these skills and how being out in nature plays a critical role in this process.

Speakers
avatar for Bequi Howarth

Bequi Howarth

CHN Secretary, Social Media Chair, 2017 CHN Family Expo - Special Events Coordinator, California Homeschool Network (CHN)
Bequi's 20+ year journey in unschooling has brought her many challenges and joys not just with her kids but, in her own personal learning adventures. Currently a Certified Interpretive Guide through National Association for Interpretation, a  Field Naturalist with Inside the Outdoors... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
White Pines II

10:30am

Session - Special Needs & Homeschooling
As more and more children are diagnosed with a “special needs” label we are finding that homeschooling can be a very effective educational option for them.  Homeschooling a child with special needs can be a joyful adventure, celebrating accomplishments and finding new ways to learn.  The key is in pinpointing specific needs and finding the right techniques and therapies to help your child grow and develop without pressure and stress.  Creative approaches to homeschooling special needs children can provide your child a whole new approach to life.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Forte

Caroline Forte

EIE Academy Principal and Owner, Excellence in Education
Principal and owner of EIE Academy and Excellence In Education Resource Center and Developer and author of the “The Game Curriculum”Carolyn Forte is a session speaker; and you can visit her Excellence in Education booth in the Vendor Hall on Friday and Saturday.  EiE Academy... Read More →
avatar for Martin Forte

Martin Forte

CHN Vice-President, EIE Academy founder, Excellence in Education
CHN’s Vice-President of the Board of Trustees, Learning Style Coach, owner of EIE Academy and Excellence In Education Resource Center in Monrovia, CaliforniaMartin Forte is a session speaker; and you can visit his Excellence in Education booth in the Vendor Hall on Friday and Saturday... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
White Pines I

10:30am

Session - Successfully Launching your Teen
I will be sharing practical ways of how parents can prepare their teens for life beyond homeschooling. This presentation will focus on life skills that help young adults adjust and adapt to new challenges and responsibilities. Hear from a home school parent of 3 young adult sons who successfully launched them.

Speakers
avatar for Mandi Frost

Mandi Frost

Academic Life Coach for Teens and Young Adults
Mandi grew up on a farm in South Africa where she later met her husband. They moved to Zimbabwe to go farming and home schooled their 3 boys. During this time, Mandi completed a remedial teacher training certification for special needs (dyslexia, ADHD, ADD) and helped other children... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Sugar Pines I

10:30am

Session - The Science of Motivation
Even for adults, consistent and strong motivation is not easy to come by. As parents, motivating our children is even harder. But consider for a moment if you have ever been trained in motivation, or learned the cognitive science and psychology behind it. If not, this presentation is for you. You see, most of us have only seen examples of motivation in our upbringing, our workplaces, and in our education that worked in the short term but did not last; or even worse, had long-lasting adverse effects. In this workshop, Adam Hailstone will share with you how to nurture deep intrinsic motivation in yourself and your children so that you and they can achieve your highest potential.

Speakers
avatar for Williamsburg Learning

Williamsburg Learning

CMO and Director Of Leadership, Williamsburg Learning
Information about the Williamsburg Learning program and our partners in the state of California


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Sugar Pines II

11:30am

Lunch.. See the different options available!
Main Lobby of the Hotel:
Lodge Wood Fired Grill - Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Loose Moose Family Kitchen - Hours: 7 to 11 a.m. & 5 to 10 p.m.
Dunkin’ Donuts - Hours: 6 or 6:30 a.m. to 9 or 10 p.m.
Grizzly Jack’s Bar & Grill - Hours: Seasonal Hours (approx.. 10 or 11 am – 6 to 9pm)

Lower Level of the Hotel:
Hungry as a Wolf - Hours: 11 a.m to 11 p.m.
Buckets Incredible Craveables - Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Out in Water Park)
Bear Paw Sweets & Eats – Hours: 8am to 9 or 10pm

Menu of the above sites are in the Food document provided. Note: There aren't menus for the following: Bear Paw Sweets & Eats, Loose Moose Family Kitchen, or Dunkin’ Donuts 


Sunday May 5, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Hotel Lobby & Lower Level

11:45am

Session - Can Play Change the World?
What is Play? Why do we do it? Is it frivolous or important? Is the opposite of play really work? or could it be depression? Is play only for kids? How can we promote more playful lives? Should we? Yikes! If you are interested in what research has to say about the benefits of play, or have never really given the topic of play much thought, this session is for you. Let’s talk about how play can enrich your homeschooling experience, your view of life and yes, maybe even change the world!




Speakers
avatar for Kristin Shepherd

Kristin Shepherd

Recess Revolution
Kristin Shepherd is a homeschooling mother who also happens to run Recess Revolution, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching environments for child directed free play. She holds a master’s degree in education and in the study of play. Her mission is to help adults see... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Sugar Pines I

11:45am

Session - Mat Pilates - to alleviate stress
Mat Pilates is a gentle movement exercise program. Appropriate for ANY fitness level, ANY body size, ANY body shape. Adults preferred, however, 14 and older may attend with parent in class. Modifications for injuries, osteoporosis, stenosis, RA, fibromyalgia, etc.

Bring mat or bath/swim towel & water.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Tavares Nichols

Tami Tavares Nichols

Feel Great Pilates, by Tami
Tami is the founder of both The MOMS Club of Glendora East & Home School Families of So Cal. She is a Sous Chef for Chefelle in Duarte and teaches Pilates in Glendora. Tami has been an active part of the Homeschooling community for the past 17 years.Tami's love for Pilates grows from... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
White Pines I

12:30pm

Graduation Meeting - (Redwoods I-III)
All Graduates - please gather to meet your fellow graduates, take  photographs, and ensure that our Emcee has the correct pronunciation of  your name! Thank you!

Speakers
avatar for Tina Janzen

Tina Janzen

CHN Family Expo Graduation Coordinator
Tina Janzen holds a Master’s degree in Music and has performed with Los Angeles Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, as well as performing in Europe before becoming a full time homeschool mom of two.  In addition to camping coordinator, Tina is a local CHN homeschooling rep and is an... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Redwood I-III

1:00pm

Activity - Paperville Playground
Let’s get out some paper and tape and transform this space!
A tower that can touch the ceiling? No problem.
A geodesic dome? Sure.
Bridges?
Funky hats?
Mega swords?
You name it.
With a little imagination, a pile of paper and a roll of tape, we’ll make magic!

Brought to you by Kristin Shepherd’s Recess Revolution




Speakers
avatar for Kristin Shepherd

Kristin Shepherd

Recess Revolution
Kristin Shepherd is a homeschooling mother who also happens to run Recess Revolution, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching environments for child directed free play. She holds a master’s degree in education and in the study of play. Her mission is to help adults see... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pre-Function Area

1:00pm

Graduation Rehearsal - (Redwoods I-III)
All Graduates - please gather to meet your fellow graduates, take  photographs, and ensure that our Emcee has the correct pronunciation of  your name! Thank you!

Speakers
avatar for Tina Janzen

Tina Janzen

CHN Family Expo Graduation Coordinator
Tina Janzen holds a Master’s degree in Music and has performed with Los Angeles Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, as well as performing in Europe before becoming a full time homeschool mom of two.  In addition to camping coordinator, Tina is a local CHN homeschooling rep and is an... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Redwoods I-III

2:00pm

High School Graduation - (Redwoods I-III)
** Mandatory Meeting for Graduates at 12:30pm in Redwoods I-III (Vendor Hall)!
** Mandatory Rehearsal for Graduates at 1:00pm in Redwoods I-III (Vendor Hall)!

The Graduation Ceremony is open to all CHN Members - it is not necessary to be registered for the Expo and no check-in is necessary until space is filled.  

The California Homeschool Network has been hosting a high school graduation ceremony at the annual CHN Family Expo for many years. It’s always a highlight of the conference. Why? Because it is a unique celebration of a moment in time when these homeschoolers lives are about to change.

As homeschool parents, we are so fortunate to be sharing an incredible journey together with our children. Walking hand in hand on our own unique path that we created together. The graduation ceremony marks the moment when we come to a fork in the road on that path and we must let go of our child’s hand and allow them to choose which path to walk without us. While we will always be there to love and support them, the graduation marks a moment of infinite change in their lives as they move forward into adulthood. Join us for this very moving ceremony and be sure to bring your hanky!

Speakers
avatar for Tina Janzen

Tina Janzen

CHN Family Expo Graduation Coordinator
Tina Janzen holds a Master’s degree in Music and has performed with Los Angeles Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, as well as performing in Europe before becoming a full time homeschool mom of two.  In addition to camping coordinator, Tina is a local CHN homeschooling rep and is an... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Redwoods I-III

4:00pm

Graduation Reception - (Redwoods I-III)
Graduation Reception for this year's High School Graduates

Speakers
avatar for Tina Janzen

Tina Janzen

CHN Family Expo Graduation Coordinator
Tina Janzen holds a Master’s degree in Music and has performed with Los Angeles Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, as well as performing in Europe before becoming a full time homeschool mom of two.  In addition to camping coordinator, Tina is a local CHN homeschooling rep and is an... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Redwoods I-III