IDEA Curriculum Fair 2017: Keynote Meal

Attendee Welcome Page ~ Anchorage ~ Fairbanks ~ Juneau ~ Soldotna

Keynote: "However Imperfectly: Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Teaching"

Andrew Pudewa has been teaching and homeschooling for over thirty years. In this talk, he shares with us many humorous experiences as well as painful lessons he has learned, including his "secrets of great teaching", the power of humor and story, keys to motivation, and the importance of repetition and memory in the development of the intellect. Along with his heroic wife, he learned and will share some keys to combatting stress, keeping the ends in mind, prioritizing on process over product, and planning, with a focus on the question "what are we really doing here?" You will be challenged or reassured (or both) but sure to leave with an expanded vision of your calling as a home educating parent.

Keynote delivered by: Andrew Pudewa, homeschooler, founder and director of Intitute for Excellence in Writing

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Purchase Tickets Early!

Keynote Meal tickets are available from local IDEA offices for $15. All tickets must be purchased in advance so that we can provide accurate numbers to the caterers. The purchase price is the same for IDEA and non-IDEA attendees. The meals in every location cost far more than $15 each and are subsidized by IDEA so that more homeschoolers can be encouraged and inspired! Since there is limited seating in most locations, anyone taking a seat must purchase a ticket, including small children. Nursing babies are of course free.


Room C, Soldotna Regional Sports Center

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
8:00 - 10:00 am

Purchase tickets at the IDEA office at the Red Diamond Center. Questions? Call the office at 260-7555, or contact Suzanne Alioto at 260-3158 or via email.

Buffet breakfast includes cheese blintzes with strawberry sauce, fluffy scrambled eggs with crème fraiche, home style potatoes, fresh fruit bowl, fresh baked croissants, juice, coffee, and tea.


Explorer's Hall, Egan Center (Cook Room, far left on main floor)

Thursday, May 4, 2017
8:00 - 10:00 am

Purchase tickets in Anchorage at the IDEA Office, 670 W. Fireweed Lane. Questions? Call the office at 562-4332, or contact Sally Javier at 333-2255 or via email.

Purchase tickets in the Mat-Su Valley at the IDEA Wasilla Office, 705 S. Knik Goose Bay Rd., Suite E.  Questions? Call the office at 357-4850, or contact Leslie Seddon at 357-4896 or via email.

Plated breakfast includes scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes & your choice of crispy bacon, Canadian ham or chicken-apple sausage with a fresh fruit garnish. Served with a pastry, coffee, tea, water, and orange juice.


Northern Latitudes Restaurant, Westmark Hotel and Convention Center

Monday, May 8, 2017
8:00 - 10:00 am

Purchase tickets at the IDEA Office at 2157 Van Horn Road. Questions? Call the office at 374-2200, or contact Sandy Blewett at 456-1368 or via email.

Plated breakfast includes scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, hot biscuits and ham. Served with iced water, orange juice, selection of hot teas, regular and decaffeinated coffee.


The Hub, Juneau Christian Center

Thursday, May 11, 2017
8:45 - 10:30 am

Purchase tickets at the IDEA office at 8800 Glacier Highway, Suite 217. Questions? Call the office at 789-6106, or contact Emma Deats at 790-4755 or via email.

Breakfast buffet menu includes assorted grilled chicken sausages & peppers; scrambled eggs, grilled potatoes, fresh baked pastries, seasonal fresh fruit & berry platter. Beverages will include orange juice, water, coffee, black and herbal teas.