7:00 Meet and mingle, fact-finding, question-gathering.
(showing up earlier is fine, but people might need to go and eat, so go ahead and come back at 7:00!)
Thursday, December 29
10:00 a.m.-10:15 Welcome, by Sandra
10:15-11:30 Pam Sorooshian, first presentation
Things My Unschooled Kids Didn't LearnLunch break
1:00-2:30 Jill Parmer
Infusing Fun3:00-4:30 Joyce Fetteroll
Infusing fun into anything from taking out the garbage to rebuilding a side of your house to turning around a vacation gone awry and how this little idea or attitude can steep a family (reluctant spouses included) in choices and enhance unschooling. I'm finding the benefits I've seen in other successful families that have shared their experiences over the years: kids who are happy with their family, home and with themselves and curious and resourceful in the world.
Unschooling TakeawayDinner break
Why we naturally learn by breaking big ideas down into sound bites. And why it can lead to some very goofy ideas about unschooling.
7:00 Song circle, sing-along, rounds; acoustic or a cappella; guitars can be borrowed
Afterwards, more talk, or games, or whatever.
Friday, December 30
10:00 a.m.-11:30 Deb Lewis
It takes courage to unschool but being brave is easier than you think.
1:00-2:30 Rose Sorooshian
Things I Have Learned3:00-4:30 Young adults panel (Rose moderating; offspring of speakers, probably)
7:00 Table games
Saturday, December 31
9:00 a.m. Adam Daniel
How I learn10:00-11:30 Sandra Dodd
by Adam Daniel (with some help from his mum)
World-changing inspiration, summary and benediction*End of the official schedule.
11:30-Noon CHECKOUT for those who are leaving that afternoon
Open afternoon for museums or mountains,
or those who wish to stay and discuss unschooling
are welcome to do so.
For those who haven't gone home,
New Year's Eve Party.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
The conference is over, but there are many things to do in Albuquerque, and the hotel conference rates are still good, so those who wish to stay longer for touristing purposes should! (Museums are closed on New Year's Day.)* This definition of "benediction": A blessing; an expression of blessing, prayer, or kind wishes in favor of any person or thing; a solemn or affectionate invocation of happiness. Spoken words for your benefit.