Speaking Engagements


Sue is available to speak at large or small gatherings. Listed below are some of the topics and a few of the larger events where Sue will speak. Send an email and let’s see what we can work out!

2017 Events

 

UNSCHOOLERS’ PLATFORM
Feb. 13-17, 2017
Keylime Cover Waterpark
Gurnee, Illinois

 

TEXAS UNSCHOOLERS’ CONFERENCE
April 21-23, 2017
New Braunfels, TX

 

YAWP – AUSTIN UNSCHOOLERS

May 5, 2017
Austin, Texas

 

HSC CONFERENCE

 July 27-30 2017 
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
San Francisco, CA

 

 

CHN FAMILY EXPO

Sept. 7-10, 2017
Great Wolf Lodge
Garden Grove, CA

 


2016 Events

T.H.E. CENTRAL TEXAS WINTER CONFERENCE
Jan 23, 2016
Georgetown, TX

TEXAS UNSCHOOLERS’ CONFERENCE
April 7-11, 2016
New Braunfels, TX

FOR THE LOVE OF LEARNING:
Voices of the Alternative Education Movement
April 18,, 2016 Live Stream – Grown Unschoolers Speak Out: Jared Martin, Rose Sorooshian-Harrington, & Alyssa Braddock

CHN FAMILY EXPO
June 23-26, 2016
Pomona, CA

ADVENTURES IN HOMESCHOOLING
July 28-31 2016
San Jose, CA

PARENTS OF TEEN HOMESCHOOLERS 
Monthly Meetings
Austin, TX

Recent Past Events

Texas Unschoolers’ Campference
April 23 – 27, 2015 New Braunfels, TX
April 1-4, 2015  Jellystone Park, New Braunfels, TX

Adventures in Homeschooling
August 6 – 9, 2015 San Jose, CA
July 31 – August 3 2014 San Jose, CA
August 8 – 11 2013 Sacramento, CA

For the Love of Learning:
Voices of the Alternative Education Movement
September 14, 2015 Live Stream – Creating Community Outside of School Episode 32
November 20, 2015, Recorded – Homeschooling Research

September 2014 – Unschoolers of San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Free to Be Unschooling Conference
October 1 – 4, 2015
Phoenix, AZ

October 2014 – Radiant Living and Learning Retreat
Cleburne, TX

Parents of Teen Homeschoolers
Monthly Meetings
Austin, Texas
Starting September 2015

Workshops & Lecture Topics

If I Knew Then, What I Know Now
A retro look at what worked and what didn’t after nearly 2 decades on the unschooling path. (Sue’s grown unschoolers are 25, 23, and 20)

Curriculum is a Crutch
School conditions us not to trust ourselves and rely on experts. This thinking permeates the homeschooling community presenting itself as curriculum. But who needs crutches when their legs are not broken?

Learning All the Time: Unschooing 101
What unschooling is, what it isn’t, and how the focus is learning.

Homeschooling/Unschooling Teens
Don’t be afraid of the teen years! So many reasons exist to unschool your kids through adolescence. Find out what Sue’s kids did and she’ll share what 75 other homeschoolers’/ unschoolers’ lives looked like as Homeschooled Teens.

When Your Unschooler Chooses School
Sue shares how her family dealt with the school system when her always unschooled daughter chose to attend 10th and 11th grades.

Balancing Parental Guidance and Self-Direction
Let’s sort through any of the confusion parents might have about how to interpret and implement unschooling principles in their real lives.

Unschoolers and Texas Law
Texas is very homeschool friendly. Find out how unschoolers can meet all the legal requirements in the Lone Star State.

The Three A’s: Adventure, Attitude, & Adjustment
Sue’s perspective on these 3 A’s have been her key to dealing with multiple moves, raising children, and now living as an empty-nester. Let her share her tips to make your transitions smoother.

What’s Wrong With Schools Anyway?
We’ve all heard this and most of us are products of the public school system. Why would we be interested in stepping away from something so entrenched in our American Way? (No, we’re not school-bashing, but we need to take a good honest look at what’s wrong there and what we don’t want to duplicate at home!)


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