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34th Annual Convention Registration Opens March 20: Early-Bird Special for Members

March 13, 2017

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Drum roll, please. Online CHEA Convention Registration for all will be open Monday, March 20. CHEA Members will receive the amazing Early-Bird Registration price of just $45 for the entire family by registering March 20, 21 or 22! ​​​​​​​For those of you not yet CHEA Members, it’s actually cheaper for you to join CHEA (Year’s Membership just $35) […]

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CHEA Gears Up for the 34th Annual Convention!

January 21, 2017

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CHEA Con 2017

CHEA 2017 Annual Convention Join us at the 34th Annual CHEA Home Educators Convention July 13, 14, & 15, 2017 at the beautiful Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA. Hotel and Parking information here. Keynote Speakers are Familyman Todd Wilson and actress/homeschool mom Sam Sorbo. Todd Wilson Todd Wilson is a dad, writer, conference speaker, […]

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We Need Each Other

January 2, 2017

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CHEA Con 2017

by J Michael Smith, President of HSLDA As homeschoolers, we need each other. We need to be connected to the lives of others, especially those who have things in common with us. God made us not only to depend upon Him but also to rely on each other. This is especially true when we are […]

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Navigating a Homeschool Conference

July 2, 2016

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Simple Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Conference Time by Kristi Clover {This article was featured in CHEA’s California Parent Educator Digital Magazine May/June 2015} It’s that time of year again—homeschool conference time! Time to get inspired, learn something new, find some new ideas, and buy assorted curriculum needs—and be reminded that you are […]

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Convention Mythbusters, Part 3

June 10, 2016

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 Myth: The Convention is Too Big  “There are too many workshops to choose from and by the end of the first day, with all of the people and all the talking, I may get overwhelmed.” Answer: Yes, we understand the overwhelm. Something to keep in mind? You don’t have to go to a workshop every […]

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Not Just Any Convention

May 30, 2016

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by Christina Rivera CHEA of California has a VERY different Convention purpose. CHEA’s Convention is just as different as a believer should be from the rest of the secular world. The CHEA Board of Directors is committed to three important ideals that all Christian home educators can benefit from and echo throughout our state. The […]

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Convention Mythbusters, Part 1

May 25, 2016

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Myth: “You can’t go to a CHEA Convention if you don’t home educate privately.” Not true. Anybody can go to a CHEA Convention. When you sign up, we don’t ask how you homeschool. We don’t ask if you homeschool through a charter, if you’re an independent filer, or if you’re affiliated with one of our […]

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Seven Tips for Exhibit Hall Shoppers

June 6, 2013

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by Susan K. Stewart Some homeschoolers attend CHEA Conventions solely to buy curriculum in the Exhibit Hall. The Exhibit Hall can daze even a veteran convention-goer. There are so many bright and shiny new items for sale every year. So it is necessary to enter with a battle plan. A shopping list is an absolute […]

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Brain Drain

June 3, 2013

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by Susan K. Stewart Brain Drain – (n) what happens to most of us when we leave a convention You know the feeling. You arrive the first morning, fresh, ready for all the wonderful and inspiring things that you will learn at the Convention. You leave when the lights go out wondering how you could […]

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