Rochester Homeschool Mini-Con

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Saturday, August 12th 9:30AM - 1PM

Presented by Learning Together Rochester, a secular and inclusive homeschool community, and Rochester Public Library, this conference will bring together seasoned homeschoolers, as well as those just getting started.

There will be two tracks of classes, one for those just starting out and one for experienced homeschoolers. You may mix and match classes from each track, but please select those that you plan to attend so that we may best schedule our rooms.

There will be no children’s events, but each room will have a small play area for children that need to come along.



9:30-9:45AM: Coffee and check-in - Youth Services Area

9:45-9:55AM: Welcome and Introductions - Library Auditorium

10AM-10:45AM: Session One

11AM-11:45AM: Session Two

12PM - 12:45PM: Session Three

1PM: But what about socialization?? Meet at Mayo Park for a family picnic.

Take time between sessions to visit the poster presentations in Meeting Room A.

Session Details:

Beginner Track:

10:00AM: So, you are thinking of homeschooling....

In this session, you will learn about Minnesota legalities and how to take your first steps as a homeschooler.


11:00AM: Wait, what? There is more than one way?

Learn about the different types of homeschooling to find what best suits your needs.


12:00PM: But do the kids really like it? The truth about homeschooling from the REAL experts... the kids!

Join our panel of youth as they discuss the pros and cons of homeschooling, from their perspective.


Experienced Track:

10:00AM: But there are so many of them!

Need some useful tips on homeschooling multiple ages? This is the session for you!


11:00AM: How to prepare your homeschoolers for leaving the nest.

Learn about record keeping and your needs for high school and beyond.


12:00PM: What to do when that big, yellow bus looks appealing.

Join this panel for useful tips on getting out of a rut, creative curriculum, and peaceful parenting.