Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day

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Iowa State Capitol Building



2023 Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day

Plan to join us for 
Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day
on March 4, 2024!

Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day

This event is so much more than a day to "lobby" our legislators!
It's an entertaining, educational, impacting experience!

Your family can provide legislators with "a face for homeschooling."
What an effective means to make a real difference!

You'll learn about our government and State Capitol,
and enjoy many additional activities.

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION IS FREE
LIMITED SPACE IN SESSIONS & TOURS

ONLINE REGISTRATION COMING THE END OF JANUARY 

REGISTER NOW!

LAST DAY FOR ADVANCE REGISTRATION:
MARCH 11


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This event is so much more than a day to "lobby" our legislators!
It's an entertaining, educational, impactful experience!

Your family can provide legislators a connection with "real life" homeschoolers.
What an effective means to make a real difference!

You'll learn about our government and State Capitol
and enjoy many additional activities.

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION IS FREE
LIMITED SPACE IN SESSIONS & TOURS


REGISTER NOW!

2024 Capitol Day Featured Speakers

Zan Tyler: 2024 Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day Featured Speaker

Senator Jesse Green

Senator Jesse Green is a fifth-generation farmer, born and raised just outside of Harcourt. He farms corn, beans, oats, hay, bucking horses for rodeo and riding purposes, and longhorn cattle for roping with his father, brother and nephew. He also previously has taught Bible classes to 5th-8th graders at Community Christian School in Fort Dodge. Senator Green is currently volunteering by teaching Pilgrims Progress at Trinity Lutheran School in Boone.

Senator Green has been engaged in his community since joining the Webster County Farm Bureau and the Dayton Rodeo and Celebration Committee at age 24. He served the Dayton Rodeo for over six years in various positions including chairman for many of those years. He is the youngest chairman in Dayton rodeo history, which spans over 80 years. Additionally, he received the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Top 10 Under 40 Young Professionals Award in 2017.

Representing residents in Iowa Senator District 24, he serves on these Senate Committees: Local Government (Chair), Agriculture, Appropriations, Education, Natural Resources, and Environment. He has been a strong and consistent voice for parental rights and educational choice in Iowa. 

SENATOR JESSE GREEN will be the Noon Rotunda Rally speaker. 

Zan Tyler: 2024 Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day Featured Speaker

Zan Tyler

Zan’s homeschool journey began in 1984 when homeschooling was illegal in South Carolina. The State Superintendent of Education threatened Zan with jail for insisting on homeschooling her son.

For the next eight years, she and other homeschool families battled for homeschool freedom and the establishment of landmark homeschool legislation in South Carolina. Her success in South Carolina has spearheaded legislation to ensure homeschool freedom in other states.

In 1990, Zan founded the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools and served as its president for ten years.

Her fight for homeschool freedom has led her to serve as the National Grassroots Director for ParentalRights.org, to advocate for homeschooling in the media (appearing on NBC’s Today Show) and at the nation’s capital, and to write profusely about the benefits of homeschooling.

ZAN'S SESSION: “Keeping and Growing Your Homeschool Freedom in Iowa”

Lauren Gideon: 2024 Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day Featured Speaker

LAUREN GIDEON

Lauren Gideon is the Director of Public Relations and Affairs for Classical Conversations.  She has been a home educator since her first student was born 18 years ago.

She came to Classical Conversations for support when the student count in their home grew beyond what she thought she could navigate on her own. The Foundations curriculum brought their family together and provided a scope and sequence that was not only manageable but always directed their attention to Christ.

Lauren credits her experience as a home educator and as a leader within Classical Conversations for giving her the classical tools to tackle whatever opportunities come her way. In addition to homeschooling her seven children, she co-leads community classes that unpack our nation's founding documents and civic responsibility. However, she is happiest at home, preferably outside, with her husband of 18 years tackling their newest adventure of building a modern homestead.

LAUREN'S SESSION: “Cultivating Meaningful Relationships with Your Elected Representatives”

Additional Event Details and Registration 
Coming Soon!

Our Virtual 2021 Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day content is still accessible!

The entertaining activities,
short videos about our Capitol, 
and virtual instruction on how our laws are made
are available by clicking the image below.


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Why is this virtual event worth your time?

You'll receive high quality content focusing on compelling topics related to homeschooling, history, and our state government. You will be educated, inspired, and equipped. If you value your homeschool freedom, this event content will definitely be worth your time.

Who is this virtual event for?

It's for everyone: elementary students to high school students to adults. It offers content for a day of school your children will not forget. And, as a homeschooling parent, you'll be better informed about how to make an impact at our Iowa Statehouse. 

What does this event include?

Entertaining and educational videos and projects provide an exceptional opportunity for quality learning. Lots of behind-the-scenes information and insider interviews are available. 

Capitol Day Details

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Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors!

 
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Classical Conversations: 2023 Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day Sponsor

BJU Press Homeschool is a 2024 Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day Sponsor

Vermeer Corporation is a 2024 Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day Sponsor
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Hagenow Gustoff Karas, 2024 Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day Sponsor

2022 Capitol Day
Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities



Show support for Homeschool Iowa efforts to preserve homeschool freedom.

If you offer a product or service, our sponsorship and advertising options will help you reach Iowa homeschooling families.



Sponsor/Advertiser Registration

WALK-IN REGISTRATION AVAILABLE


Advance online registration for 2023 Capitol Day is now closed. 

Onsite registration is available, 
opening at 9:15am
in the 1st floor rotunda.

Attendee Registration Form

BE SURE TO CLICK "SUBMIT" AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FORM. 
Click here to view the registration form in a separate browser window.

2023 Event Slideshow