IDEA Curriculum Fair 2019: Keynote Meal

Keynote: “The Brave Learner”

Kids boldly tackle anything they want to learn. Yet parents worry: are my children learning all they should? Every home educator I’ve met offers me the same mission statement: “I just want my children to love learning.” When those same kids prefer to play Minecraft over dividing fractions, parents become exasperated. How can we get that passion for learning into the subjects kids need for high school, college, and career? In this session, I offer you a brand new way to see the educational task. I invite you to be a brave learner, yourself, attending to the details we overlook—the coziness of our homes, the well-researched principles of natural learning, and the tenderness of our intimate relationships. Discover the properties of brave learning and unleash a torrent of academic growth.

Keynote delivered by: Julie Bogart, homeschooler and creater of Brave Writer online writing and language arts program.
Keynote Speaker

Purchase Tickets Early!

Keynote Meal tickets are available from local IDEA offices for $15. (Juneau is a continental breakfast for $10.) All tickets must be purchased in advance so that we can provide accurate numbers to the caterers. The purchase price is the same for IDEA and non-IDEA attendees. The meals in every location cost far more than $15 each and are subsidized by IDEA so that more homeschoolers can be encouraged and inspired! Since there is limited seating in most locations, anyone taking a seat must purchase a ticket, including small children. Nursing babies are of course free.

Room C, Soldotna Regional Sports Center

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
8:00 – 10:00 am

MENU: Scrambled eggs with cheese, home-style potatoes, fresh fruit bowl, crisp bacon and sausage links, and fresh biscuits or muffins. Beverages include orange, apple, and cranberry juice, coffee, tea, and water.
(Meal served only 8:15-9:00; beverages available throughout keynote.)

Purchase tickets ($15) at the IDEA office at the Copper Center. Questions? Call the office at 260-7555, or contact Suzanne Alioto at 260-3158 or via email.

Explorer’s Hall, Egan Center (Cook Room, far left on main floor)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
8:00 – 10:00 am

MENU: Scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, and bacon with a fresh fruit garnish. Served with a pastry, coffee, tea, water, and orange juice.

Purchase tickets ($15) in Anchorage at the IDEA Office, 670 W. Fireweed Lane. Questions? Call the office at 562-4332, or contact Sally Javier at 333-2255 or via email.

Purchase tickets ($15) in the Mat-Su Valley at the IDEA Wasilla Office, 705 S. Knik Goose Bay Rd., Suite E.  Questions? Call the office at 357-4850, or contact Leslie Seddon at 357-4896 or via email.

Northern Latitudes Restaurant, Westmark Hotel & Conference Center

Friday, April 26, 2019
8:00 – 10:00 am

MENU: Scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, and pastries with butter and jam. Beverages include iced water, orange juice, selection of hot teas, regular and decaffeinated coffee.

Purchase tickets ($15) at the IDEA Office at 2157 Van Horn Road. Questions? Call the office at 374-2200, or contact Sandy Blewett at 456-1368 or via email.

The Hub, Juneau Christian Center

Monday, April 29, 2019
8:30 – 10:30 am

MENU: Continental breakfast includes individual yogurt, granola topping, fruit, boiled eggs, pastries, coffee, tea, milk and juice.

Purchase tickets ($10) at the IDEA office at 8800 Glacier Highway, Suite 217. Questions? Call the office at 789-6106, or contact Emma Deats at 790-4755 or via email.