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!

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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