David Albert is coming to town


This post is from the McHenry County Unschoolers and The School for the Intuitive
Arts and Sciences Carla is organizing this. Her contact info is at the bottom of this post.

Get ready for a one day exciting program with David
Albert! David Albert is a renowned homeschooling author and speaker.

Visit his website for more information. We are so fortunate to bring this funny, engaging and
delightful speaker to our area. Please mark your calendars and drop your
registrations in the mail TODAY before the holiday seasons gets going.

David Albert will also be hosted by the Many Rivers Unschoolers in Joliet on
January 19th. Contact Cathy Kramer KramerCathy@SBCGlobal.net or Melissa
Bradford melissa.bradford@comcast.net for details or see the separate post.
If you have the weekend, attending both sessions would be a real treat!

Our room can comfortably seat 75 adults, so register early to be sure your
family can be included! Discounts for early registration! Plus, we’ve
already secured some exciting donations for our Silent Auction! If you have
a business that would be of interest to homeschooling families and would
like to donate to this auction (the proceeds will be used to cover the cost
of the space and refreshments) please let me know!

Our location is right across the street from the Fox River Grove train
station on the Metra/Union Pacific Northwest Line. You can leave Chicago
(Olgilve) at 10:30AM and arrive in FRG at 11:40AM and get service back to
Chicago shortly after our talks end, at 5:11PM. To accommodate this
schedule, you are welcome to register for one, two or all three of David’s

Homeschooling Talks by David H. Albert

Sponsored by McHenry County Unschoolers and The School for the Intuitive
Arts and Sciences

Sunday – January 20, 2008

The School for the Intuitive Arts and Sciences

314 Northwest Hwy

Fox River Grove, IL


A. 11AM – Learning About Learning: Conversations with My Violin

Contrasts the rather strange principles that lie at the heart of public
education with the actual learning process itself. Using the violin as
example, I examine the five internal dialogues that take place in both
children and adults when real learning really happens. Lots of anecdotes,
show-and-tell, and humor.

12:30 p.m. – Lunch Break- Bring Your Own or enjoy lunch from Taylor St.
Pizza: Italian Beef and Sausage, Mostaccoli w/marinara, Fried Chicken, Cole
Slaw and Tossed Salad, coffee, tea or lemonade for $7per person over 12.
IN THIS OPTION. Need final count for lunch by 1/10/2008.

1:30 p.m. – The Curriculum of Beauty Brown University President Ruth
Simmons once wrote, “Nothing is so beautiful, nothing so moving, as the
observance of a mind at work.” What if, amidst all the focus on how to
ensure our children have the necessary basic skills, we were to conceive of
homeschooling as an aesthetic matter, helping our children to find ways to
embrace the beautiful in their world, in their relationships with others,
and in themselves? How can we go about with our kids in cultivating an inner
harmony that will lead them to a life worth living? And can we go along for
the ride?

B. 3:15 p.m. – The Future is Now! Engaging Our Young Teens for the
Journey Ahead Our young teens are not overgrown children in search of metal
detectors. They are growing into new intellectual, emotional, and spiritual
capabilities as they seek for futures that fit their emerging senses of
themselves. How can we help them along in the journey, and prepare them for
a future that they can embrace as truly their own? Even if your children
are young, they’ll be teens someday! Also, invite your teens to be present,
to “keep us honest” about their needs. Teens can attend “by donation”, but
must pay double for LUNCH! 🙂 OK.maybe they don’t eat THAT much. they can
pay regular price.

Books and other Resources will be available for perusal and purchase. Plus,
Silent Auction! A variety of tools for homeschoolers. Refreshments
available throughout the day.

Cost: Register by 12/31/07 and Save!

$13 for one talk ($15 after 12/31); $21 for two talks ($25 after 12/31); $27
for 3 talks ($30 after 12/31)

$3.00 off total for 2nd adult in the same family.

Children over 12, by donation. Babies and Toddlers and children under 12
who are happy listening or playing quietly in a small space are welcome at
no charge. Our space is limited, so please plan appropriately.

To pay by check, send checks made payable to “David Albert” to:

Carla Gibson, 1241 Harvest Ct, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

If questions, contact Carla Gibson at cjgibson@owc.net or 815-459-5012

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