2014 H.O.W. Convention
June 6 & 7, 2014 • Bethesda Worship Center • Sheridan
The Homeschoolers of Wyoming state convention is a wonderful place and great opportunity to meet with other homeschooling families, hear inspiring and encouraging speakers, and view curriculum and educational resources. Make plans now to attend the annual HOW State Convention June 6th & 7th in Sheridan. The keynote speakers will be announced shortly. The HOW convention is designed to equip all home educating parents to educate their children with excellence by bringing together a variety of speakers, workshops, curriculums, and educational materials for the entire family.
The 2014 Convention is going to have several new features!
It will held on Friday, June 6th, and Saturday, June 7th. We will have several speakers on an assortment of topics, including Homeschooling Through Highschool and College Preparation, Beginning Homeschooling, Special Needs Students, and breakout Mother's & Father's sessions. We are planning a full Children's Program lead by A.I.M., and new this year, we are planning to host a Talent Show! We will also be adding a gluten-free lunch option. Visit this page again soon for more information!
Keynote Speaker — Dr. Jay L. Wile
Dr. Jay L. Wile holds an earned Ph.D. in nuclear chemistry and a B.S. in chemistry, both from the University of Rochester.
He has won several awards for excellence in teaching and has presented lectures on the topics of Nuclear Chemistry, Christian Apologetics, Homeschooling, and Creation vs. Evolution. He is best known for his award-winning "Exploring Creation With..." series of science textbooks.
Dr. Wile and his wife of more than 25 years, Kathleen, homeschooled their daughter, Dawn, from the time they adopted her until she graduated high school.
Dawn is a Butler University graduate and is currently a long-haul trucker with her husband, James.
You can learn more about Dr. Wile here and on his website at www.drwile.com.
Keynote Speaker — Norm Wakefield
The calling of God in Norm's life has given him a heart for men and their families. His calling as a child of God has birthed an emphasis on the gospel and relationship with Jesus Christ. It forms the basis for wisdom in all aspects of life and is the strength of Elijah Ministries. As a husband, Norm longs to see marriages that glorify God. His calling as a father of four, has given him a heart for family. When God called Norm into the pastoral ministry, God led him to disciple and encourage men. Leading people into the presence of God has come from his calling as a worship leader. The desire of his heart is to see God glorified in His people as they apply God's Word to their lives.
Elijah Ministries mission is to build the Kingdom of God and the local church by equipping men and their families to be disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. Presently, this mission is accomplished through speaking at men's, family, and couples' retreats, church conferences, homeschool conventions, as well as audio and video resources, and printed materials.
You can learn more about Norm on his website at www.spiritofelijah.com.
Other features of the 2014 convention
Volunteers—HOW needs you!
The 2014 Convention will be the best yet, however volunteers are needed. This year, we will have two classes of volunteers: Standard volunteers who will help to clean and organize events, and leadership volunteers who will help to host sessions. For leadership volunteers, we will be offering a $10 discount on convention attendance, so please contact us to express interest before signing up to attend.
Decided you'd like to attend? If you're ready to sign up, just click here to register online!
Mail-in registration coming soon.
The Vendor Hall is filling with a wide variety of curricula, educational resources, and information.
HOW anticipates more than 30 tables of vendor products.
For information on becoming a vendor, please click here.
We endeavor to present speakers and exhibitors whose materials are compatible with biblical principles.
The presence of a particular speaker or exhibitor at this Convention does not constitute any endorsement of their product or service, nor does it imply that a comprehensive evaluation of their product or service has been made by Homeschoolers Of Wyoming.
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