Curious about alternatives to school? Attend this free, virtual conference!

8/23/2013 7:00:00 AM
If you’ve ever wondered about alternatives to traditional schooling, then you must join the worldwide Alternative Education / Homeschooling Conference being held this Friday, August 23 and Saturday the 24th.

This free, online virtual conference will provide anyone who has an interest, with the opportunity to hear from leaders in the field on the following topics:

Note: click any of the above  topics to see who and what is being presented in that strand.

Participants will be able to find out things like how to start homeschooling, alternative ways of learning algebra, or how the world can be used as a classroom.  Those who join the conference won’t just be listening.  These are live webinars where you’ll have a chance to chat with other participants, share and discover strategies, practices, and resources, and ask questions to presenters….so get those questions ready.  

This conference is also valuable for innovative educators looking to expand their scope and understanding of teaching and learning practices.

The conference features a keynote by author Dr. Peter Gray (Free To Learn) and hundreds of presentations by current practitioners supporting young people who are pursuing nontraditional learning environments. You can see a list of keynote presenters here.

Co-chaired by Steve Hargadon ( and Patrick Farenga (, The Conference leverages online resources to promote self-directed learning and to demonstrate a range of options available to anyone who is interested in alternatives to conventional schooling and wants to discover additional ways to help children be happy, successful learners.

To see the schedule visit this link. On conference day, that link will have directions on how to participate live.

After you watch a webinar, please feel free to start a discussion with others interested in alternative education and homeschooling at my online group here.

Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.

Disclaimer: The information shared here is strictly that of the author and does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of her employer.
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