Monday, September 29, 2008

Speaker news

New topics and speaker info confirmed:

"Science on a Shoestring" and "Crafting Through History," by Mary Lynn Carvour. You may have run into Mary Lynn at a Renaissance Faire over the years. She is a fantastic and natural teacher. She draws on her experience as a teacher to focus on two subjects that parents often wonder about incorporating without wanting to bore their children. Mary Lynn can give a great presentation and we are happy to have her.

"Waldorf Education," by Kristie Karima Burns, ND. Kristie is very knowledgeable in using Waldorf methods. To find out how to use Waldorf methods, Kristie gives quotations from Rudolf Steiner, the originator of Waldorf schools, and uses her life experience as a Waldorf school teacher and writer to encourage parents in using Waldorf methods.

"Doing what is right," by Maureen Stone. Maureen has a lot of experience in standing up for what is right. When her family decided to challenge the State of Iowa to allow her daughter the right to use the Post-Secondary Education Option, she had to be very strong in her conviction to home school. If she could stay the course, so could anyone. Parents will find Maureen very motivational.

"Looking to our future, remembering our past," by Ed Dickerson. Ed was a major figure in forming the current Iowa home school law. He can tell good stories about the old days, and encourage parents to keep on the path as the future unfolds.

Friday, September 19, 2008

In the works

Topics that we're prospecting include:

Classical education

Science on a shoestring


Homeschooling options -- supervising teacher, annual assessment -- standardized testing and portfolio, HSAP, correspondence school

If you have topics that you want to hear or can speak about, let us know!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Topics confirmed thus far:

Waldorf education

History and Future of Homeschooling in Iowa

Post-Secondary Enrollment Option -- PSEO parents will relate their experiences

Monday, September 8, 2008


We are currently confirming our loose oral agreements with the prospective speakers that we talked with since May 2008.

One of the great things about Three Sisters being a small operation is that we can accommodate change quickly and easily. Julia and Cathy are in charge of decisions, and are committed to adapting to the needs of the current home school community. If you have a topic or speaker that you wish to see, send a message to us at

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Wanted: Sales Rep

Three Sisters is looking for a sales rep. This person will need to be driven and independent in selling floor space to vendors for our Home Learning Resources Sales Event. Commission only. Interested persons should send email to