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    Private homeschool convention seeks to equip and empower Alaska parents

    By AlaskaWatchman.com

    The annual Alaska Statewide Homeschool Convention is back. Hosted by Alaska Private and Home Educators Association (APHEA), the event is the largest gathering of independent homeschoolers in the state, families that choose to forgo state programs to maximize educational freedoms.

    APHEA is a coalition of parents and others who work to further educational excellence through alternatives to state-operated public schools. The group actively resists any attempt by the government to infringe on the freedom to exercise parental rights in education.

    Last year’s convention was cancelled due to COVID, but this year’s event is set for April 30 to May 1 at Faith Bible Fellowship in Big Lake.

    “We are excited to offer a great lineup of speakers, who will cover a variety of topics sure to encourage new homeschooling families and veterans alike,” a notice for the event states.

    Conference breakout session will feature talks on contemporary cultural challenges, trends in homeschooling, homeschooling tips and best practices, working with struggling learners, dealing with technology in the home, raising politically informed kids, legal protections for homeschoolers and much more.

    Keynote speakers include the following:

    • Todd Wilson – Founder of Familyman Ministries and a homeschool father of eight children
    • Faith Berens – Speaker and special needs consultant with HSLDA and homeschool mother of two children
    • Bill Jack – Co-founder and faculty advisor of Worldview Academy and father of three children
    • Amy Buchmeyer – Homeschool graduate and HSLDA contact attorney for Alaska and 12 other states

    The two-day event will run 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. It includes a wide variety of events, including activities for children.

    Click here for more information or to register.

    Joel Davidson
    Joel Davidson
    Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

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