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We have just enjoyed our 16th Annual Convention in Nampa, Idaho and will be making plans for our upcoming convention for next June 2015. Check back here for news about next year’s convention. Until then, enjoy our website for enrichment and refreshment/

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What to Expect at the CHOIS Convention

What to Expect at the CHOIS Convention

We are so excited that you are going to be our guest at the convention this year! We understand that attending the convention for the first time can be a bit overwhelming. It’s a bit of a 3-ring circus with six workshops running simultaneously, an open exhibit […]

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CHOIS is looking for a few good helpers!

CHOIS is looking for a few good helpers!

If you would be interested in trading 1/2 day of service at the convention for a scholarship to the convention please email us at info@chois.org with your contact information and we’ll get back with you.

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Introducing Workshop Speaker

Introducing Workshop Speaker

We’re so excited to tell you about another one of our convention speakers. Ken Barnes is a software developer and one of the CHOIS Connections regular columnists. He and his wife, Cindy, have been homeschooling their four children for eleven years. The workshop that he will be […]

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Introducing Workshop Speaker Karen Craig

Introducing Workshop Speaker Karen Craig

Experts say that Latin is to vocabulary what Phonics is to reading. Have you ever thought about teaching your elementary aged children basic Latin? If so, our convention speaker, Karen Craig has just the workshop for you. Karen has taught French, Latin and English in private and […]

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Introducing Featured Workshop Speaker

Introducing Featured Workshop Speaker

Founding and current CHOIS Board member, Linda Patchin, will be presenting two workshops at the convention this year. Linda’s column, CHOIS Tidbits appears in every issue of the CHOIS Connection Magazine. Linda has over twenty-two years of homeschooling experience, which she completed when her youngest child graduated […]

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Introducing Featured Workshop Speaker

Introducing Featured Workshop Speaker

We are excited to tell you about another one of our Featured Workshop Speakers. Mr. Barry Peters has been an extremely popular convention speaker at nearly every one of CHOIS’ 16 conventions. President of the Idaho Coalition of Home Educators, and Chief Legal Counsel for both ICHE […]

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Drill Sergeant Mom

Drill Sergeant Mom

By Angela Snodgrass Sometimes it’s easy to fall into the mode of drill sergeant mom. Much of our day is spent giving directions, following up to see that tasks are accomplished and dealing with situations when things are not completed. If we’re not careful, we can find […]

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Introducing Workshop Speaker Ken Frederick

Introducing  Workshop Speaker Ken Frederick

Workshop speaker Ken Frederick has been a popular regular columnist in the CHOIS Connection Magazine, as well as a convention speaker. His workshop, entitled Outdoor Education for Homeschool Families, will provide practical information to help home educating families integrate outdoor recreation and hands-on learning into their homeschooling curriculum. […]

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Introducing Featured Speaker Patrick Nurre

Introducing Featured Speaker Patrick Nurre

CHOIS is excited to announce that Patrick Nurre will be one of our featured workshop speakers this year. Patrick opened the Geology Learning Center in Seattle in 2012, where he lives with his wife, Vicki. He will be presenting the following workshops for us. “Why You Need […]

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