Nancy Bjorkman

Bio:  Nancy began as the ultimate homeschool skeptic, but now, after 20+ years teaching her own 4 children she has become the resource and information lady for many and a champion of the cause. She is a certified teacher and has spoken at homeschool conferences in 10 states. Known for her enthusiasm, energy, and encouragement, she loves practical topics such as meal management, avoiding burnout, home schooling through high school, and using games to make learning meaningful. Though she stays busy as a support group leader and now bookstore owner, her favorite times are spent talking and laughing with her family at the dinner table. Having graduated all four of her children Nancy has found it exciting to have graduated herself from being mentored to being a mentor for other homeschool families. She and her husband own a homeschool resource store and catalog business in Elk River, Minnesota, where they delight in ministering to the unique needs of homeschool families year round.

Nancy Bjorkman

Heppner’s Legacy Homeschool Resources

PO Box 753

Elk River, MN 55330

763-241-4663

nancybj@legacyhomeschool.com

 

Nancy will be speaking Thursday evening, Friday, and Saturday on the following topics:

 

Download Nancy Bjorkman's handouts:

Where Do I Begin handout
Engaging Early Learners handout
Exploring Learning Styles handout
Math Outside the Book handout

 

Thursday Evening

6:00

Room 370

 

Where Do I Begin?  A Workshop for New and Prospective Homeschoolers

Considering homeschooling? Not sure where to begin? This workshop will help define several different learning and teaching styles found in homeschooling families. We will work together to define realistic and foundational goals for homeschooling that will get new homeschool families off to a solid start. A discussion will follow of resources and curriculum to fit their family’s particular style. We’ll cover some common roadblocks and misconceptions about “what school should look like” and also discuss many of the stages that homeschool families experience as they walk through the years.There will be a time for interaction and questions.

Friday
 

10:15

Room 341

Engaging Early Learners

What should “school” look like for early years learners? This fun and informative session will provide a comprehensive overview of learning styles and teaching methods specifically geared to pre- and elementary-age children. Nancy will share curriculum options, fun games, toddler tips, and easy activities all designed to help parents think outside the box when it comes to “doing school.”

 

Saturday
 

9:00

Room 370

Exploring Learning Styles for More Effective Instruction

Gain a fresh perspective how your children’s actions and attitudes can help you to discover their natural bent so that you can plan strategies that will help them to grow into the person they were created to be. This workshop will provide insight into a variety of ways we can effectively teach to various learning styles in our children.

 

10:15

Room 313

Math Outside the Book

This interactive workshop will cover the why’s and how’s of using games to bring math to life and increase understanding in students. We’ll discuss how to use games to enhance any curriculum. We’ll then dive into a highly visual and interactive review of games to use for everything from understanding number basics, getting the facts straight, the base ten system, and the operations. In order for everyone to be able to “take the workshop” home with them, Nancy has put together a packet of 20 games that attendees can purchase for a minimal cost to use right away at home.