Make Plans to Attend the MTHEA Nashville Curriculum Fair

Are you new to homeschooling or want to see the latest in curricula offerings? The Middle Tennessee Home Education Association (MTHEA) has weekend plans for you at the MTHEA Nashville Curriculum Fair. The two-day event will be held Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, 2016 at The Fairgrounds Nashville. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet vendors and learn about their curriculum, attend workshops and meet representatives from local companies that serve homeschoolers in Middle Tennessee.

MTHEA is a chapter of the Tennessee Home Education Association (THEA). Although it primarily serves homeschool families in the Middle Tennessee area, homeschoolers in the surrounding area and across the state travel to attend this annual curriculum fair. Part of the appeal is the smaller and more intimate experience. It is not as overwhelming as some of the larger conventions can be and attendees still get the full convention experience.

The keynote speaker this year is Bryan Osborne, Answers in Genesis. Featured speaker and author Lauren Brandenburg, The Books of the Gardener, and guest speaker and author Pat Wesolowski, Bryan College Homeschool Specialist, will also be on hand. They will present workshops for the parents during the convention. Brandenburg, Malinda Tuggle (Kingdom Academy of the Arts) and Larissa Reed (Carpe Artista) will present a special number of workshops for children, kindergarten through high school, making the convention a family-friendly event.

Paid admission to the convention includes the following (from the MTHEA website):
  • Access to climate-controlled buildings in the Expo Center
  • Entrance to exhibitor booths and workshops
  • Access to curricula, books, games, toys, craft supplies, science experiments, educational and entertainment DVDs and CDs and more
  • Entrance for mother, father, children and grandparents
  • Freedom to bring your own meals and snacks or purchase from facility vendors, with plenty of rest-area tables for your use
  • Freedom to bring in strollers, wagons, or wheeled luggage for your children and purchases
  • Access to a nursing mothers’ room for your convenience and privacy
  • A conference bag with brochures and advertisements
  • Access to veteran homeschooling families to help you

Along with some of the larger and more familiar companies like RightStart Mathematics, Classical Conversations, Nancy Larson Publishers, Inc., Math-U-See/Demme Learning and YWAM Publishing, there will be local area (Nashville and Tennessee) companies like Cathy’s Math & Science Tutoring, Chris Adams Flight Academy, Suzuki Talent Education of Nashville and many more.

Do you want to attend? Register today.

Jennifer Smeltser writes for HomeLife Academy. HomeLife Academy is an official private school serving thousands of home educators. For more of Jennifer's articles, visit the Homeschool Roster.

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