HOMESCHOOLING 101

Homeschooling 101 events are just one of the ways that Homeschool Iowa equips families who are beginning their homeschooling adventures.

Hosted by our Regional Representatives, a team of experienced and compassionate homeschooling moms, these Homeschooling 101 events offer information and resources needed to start the homeschool journey.

These events are free and open to the public. 

Would you like to see a Homeschooling 101 event in your area? Contact your Homeschool Iowa Regional Representative.

COMING Homeschooling 101 Events

AUGUST 2022


Homeschooling 101 Region 7 August 10 2022 Cedar Falls

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
6:00pm
Lookout Park
Park Drive
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Presented by: Region 7 Representative Jill
Region 7 includes:
Butler, Bremer, Grundy &  Black Hawk Counties,
but the event is free and open to any in the area
who are interested in homeschooling.


Homeschooling 101 Region 1 Spencer 8.11.22

Thursday, August 11, 2022
1:00-3:00pm
Foundation Church
1410 W 18th St
Spencer, Iowa
Presented by: Region 1 Representative Andrea
Region 1 includes:
Lyon, , Osceola, Dickinson, Emmet, Sioux, O'Brien,
Clay, Palo Alto, Cherokee, Buena Vista & Pocahontas Counties,
but the event is free and open to any in the area
who are interested in homeschooling.


Homeschooling 101 Region 13 Adel August 15, 202

Monday, August 15, 2022
6:00pm
Kinnick-Feller Riverside Park
483 N 10th St
Adel, Iowa
Presented by: Region 1 Representatives Karen & Donna
Region 13 includes:
Audubon, Guthrie, Dallas, 
Cass, Adair & Madison Counties,
but the event is free and open to any in the area
who are interested in homeschooling.


Homeschooling 101 Region 12 Council Bluffs August 18 2022

Thursday, August 18, 2022
6:30pm
Meeting Room A
Council Bluffs Library
400 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Co-hosted by: Region 12 Representative Denise
and presenter, Tracy Miller
Region 12 includes:
Harrison, Shelby, Pottawattamie,  Mills, Montgomery,
Fremont & Page Counties,
but the event is free and open to any in the area
who are interested in homeschooling.


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Past Homeschooling 101 Events

JULY 2022


Homeschooling 101 Region 4 Mason City 7.14.22

Thursday, July 14, 2022
7:30pm
Grace Church
Next Steps Room, Door A
440 N Illinois Ave
Mason City, Iowa
Hosted by: Region 2 Representative Rhea
Region 2 includes:
Kossuth, Winnebago, Hancock, Worth, Mitchell,
Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Howard & Chickasaw Counties,
but the event is free and open to any in the area
who are interested in homeschooling.


Homeschooling 101 Region 11 Muscatine 7.19.22

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
10:30am
Musser Public Library
408 E 2nd St
Muscatine, Iowa
Presented by: Region 11 Representative Danna
Region 11 includes:
Muscatine, Cedar, Clinton & Scott Counties,
but the event is free and open to any in the area
who are interested in homeschooling.


JUNE 2022


Homeschooling 101 - 2022 Conference - June 9

Thursday, June 9, 2022
7:00pm
MidAmerican Energy RecPlex
6500 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, Iowa
This free admission event 
on evening preceding the
2022 Homeschool Iowa Conference
will present Iowa homeschool legal requirements,
homeschooling approaches and resources,
and encouragement for those
interested in home education.
Hosted by: Homeschool Iowa Regional Representatives


Homeschooling 101 - 6-24-22 - Region 4

Friday, June 24, 2022
10:00am-Noon
Sioux City Public Library
Morningside Branch
4005 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51106

Hosted by: Region 4 Representative Kathy
Region 4 includes:
Plymouth, Woodbury & Monona Counties
but the event is free and open to any in the area
who are interested in homeschooling.


Homeschooling 101 REGION 10 Cedar Rapids 6.27.22

Monday, June 27, 2022
7:00pm
Refuge City Church
5245 Northland Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Presentation by: Region 10 Representative Brenda
Region 10 includes:
Tama, Benton, Linn, Iowa, and Johnson Counties,
but the event is free and open to any in the area
who are interested in homeschooling.


SEPTEMBER 2021


Homeschooling 101 - 8-11-21 - Region 11

Friday, September 17, 2021
1:00-3:00pm
Osceola Public Library
300 S Fillmore St, Osceola, Iowa
This event will start with a brief and informal Homeschool 101
which will cover legal options and curriculum choices.
This will be followed by a presentation of the services
the Osceola Public Library offers to help homeschooling families.
A craft table will be set up to keep kids occupied. 
Hosted by: Retired Region 16 Representative Krista


AUGUST 2021


Homeschooling 101 - 8-11-21 - Region 11

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
4:00pm
Online
Zoom Link
This online event will present
Iowa's laws,
homeschooling options,
and encouragement for those
interested in home education.
Hosted by: Region 11 Representative Danna


JULY 2021


Homeschooling 101 - 7-26-21 - Region 9

Monday, July 26, 2021
10:00am
Inis Grove Park
2500 Duff Ave
Ames, Iowa
(Look for a directional sign for exact location in park.)
Free admission event for 
Region 9, which includes:
Boone, Story, & Marshall counties
Hosted by: Region 9 Representative Shellie


Homeschooling 101 - 7-27-21 - Region 6

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
7:00pm
Faith Evangelical Church
26902 Co Rd S27
Radcliffe, Iowa
Free admission event for 
Region 6, which includes:
Humboldt, Wright, Franklin, 
Webster, Hamilton, & Hardin counties
Hosted by: Region 6 Representative Tia


JUNE 2021


Homeschooling 101 - 8-12-20 - Region 18

Thursday, June 17, 2021
7:00-8:30pm
Free admission event 
on day preceding the
2021 Homeschool Iowa Conference
Grand View University Student Center
2811 E 14th Street
Des Moines
Hosted by: Homeschool Iowa Regional Representatives


August 2020


Homeschooling 101 - 8-1-20 - Region 4

Saturday, August 1, 2020
2:00 - 3:45pm

Sioux City Area Facebook Live Event - Email for Information
Region 4, which includes 
Plymouth,  Woodbury, Monona counties
Hosted by: Region 4 Representative Laura Anne


Homeschooling 101 - 8-8-20 - Homeschool Iowa Connect

Monday, August 3, 2020
7:00 - 8:00pm
Kinnick-Feller Park, Adel
Region 13, which includes 
Audubon, Guthrie, Dallas, Cass, Adair, & Madison counties
Hosted by: Region 13 Representatives Karen & Donna


Homeschooling 101 - 8-4-20 - Region 4

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
2:00 - 4:00pm
Come & Go Event
Sioux City Area - Email for Location
Region 4, which includes 
Plymouth,  Woodbury, Monona counties
Hosted by: Region 4 Representative Laura Anne


Homeschooling 101 - 8-6-20 - Region 15

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
6:30pm
Homeschool Q&A Panel
Graham Park in Carroll
Region 5, which includes 
Ida, Sac, Calhoun, Crawford, Carroll, & Greene counties
Hosted by: Region 5 Representative Molly


Homeschooling 101 - 8-6-20 - Region 15

Thursday, August 6, 2020
6:30pm
Federated Fellowship Church
Pella, IA 50219
Region 15, including 
Jasper, Mahaska, Marion, Poweshiek, and Warren counties
Hosted by: Homeschool Iowa Board member, Kim, and
Region 15 Representative Angie


Homeschooling 101 - 8-8-20 - Homeschool Iowa Connect

Saturday, August 8, 2020
8:00am - 6:00pm
Admission Fee for Day-Long "Connect" Event
Homeschooling 101 Session in Schedule
MORE INFORMATION
Nettleson Center, Faith Baptist Bible College 
1900 NW 4th St, Ankeny, IA 50023
Hosted by: Homeschool Iowa


Homeschooling 101 - 8-12-20 - Region 18

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
7:00pm
Zoom Meeting
for Region 12, which includes 
Harrison, Shelby, Pottawattamie, Mills, Montgomery, Fremont, and Page counties
Hosted by: Region 12 Representative Denise


Homeschooling 101 - 8-12-20 - Region 18

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
10:00am - Noon
Cartwright Park, Mediapolis
This event will be a "Meet & Greet"
for Region 18, which includes 
Henry, Louisa, Des Moines, and Lee counties
Hosted by: Region 18 Representative Lisa


Homeschooling 101 - 8-18-20 - Region 14

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
7:00pm
Zoom Meeting
for Region 14, which includes 
Polk county
Hosted by: The Bondurant Public Library and Region 14 Representative Diana
Click here for the Zoom link.


Homeschooling 101 - 8-12-20 - Region 18

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
8:00-9:00pm
Zoom Meeting (email for link)
Homeschool Iowa's veteran homeschooling dads
will talk about how homeschooling has benefited their families.
Join us to be encouraged and get your questions answered!
Hosted by: [email protected]


July 2020


Homeschooling 101 - 7-31-20 - Sioux City (Region 4)

Friday, July 31, 2020
5:00 - 7:00pm
Sioux City Area - Email for Location
Region 4, which includes 
Plymouth,  Woodbury, Monona counties
Hosted by: Region 4 Representative Laura Anne


Homeschooling 101 - 7-29-20 - Zoom (Region 13)

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
6:30 - 8:30pm
Sponsored by the Atlantic Public Library 
Atlantic, Iowa
A virtual panel will provide information
on how to legally home school in Iowa
and options to obtain support from the school, if desired.
The panelists will include a Regional Representative from Homeschool Iowa,
staff from the Atlantic school district,
and experienced local home school parents.
A Zoom link will be available from the Atlantic Library before the event
or email Region 13 Representative Donna at [email protected].


Homeschooling 101 - 7-20-20 - Zoom (Region 2

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
7:00 - 8:00pm
Springbrook State Park Beach House
Region 13, which includes 
Audubon, Guthrie, Dallas, Cass, Adair, & Madison counties
Hosted by: Region 13 Representatives Karen & Donna


Homeschooling 101 - 7-20-20 - Zoom (Region 2

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
6:00-7:30pm
East Lake Park at the Prairie Flower Shelter
Osceola, IA 50213
Region 16, which includes 
Adams, Union, Clarke, Lucas, Monroe, 
Taylor, Ringgold, Decatur, Wayne, & Apponoose counties
Hosted by: Region 16 Representative Krista


Homeschooling 101 - 7-28-20 - Region 15

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
6:30pm
Federated Fellowship Church
Pella, IA 50219
Region 15, including 
Jasper, Mahaska, Marion, Poweshiek, and Warren counties
Hosted by: Homeschool Iowa Board member, Kim, and
Region 15 Representative Angie


Homeschooling 101 - 7-28-20 - Region 9

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
6:00pm
McHose Park
1215 Francis Mason Dr, Boone, IA 50036
Region 9, which includes 
Boone, Story, & Marshall counties
Hosted by: Region 9 Representative Shellie


Homeschooling 101 - 7-27-20 - Brayton (Region 13)

Monday, July 27, 2020
7:00 - 8:00pm
Bethany Farm, 2144 310th St, Brayton, IA 50042
Region 13, which includes 
Audubon, Guthrie, Dallas, Cass, Adair, & Madison counties
Hosted by: Region 13 Representatives Karen & Donna


Homeschooling 101 - 7-20-20 - Zoom (Region 2

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
8:00 - 9:00pm
On Zoom (email for link)
Region 6, which includes 
Humboldt, Wright, Franklin, Webster, Hamilton, & Hardin counties
Hosted by: Region 6 Representative Cathy


Homeschooling 101 - 7-20-20 - Zoom (Region 2

Monday, July 20, 2020
7:30 - 8:30pm
On Zoom (email for link)
Region 2 (north central Iowa), including 
Kossuth, Winnebago, Worth, Mitchell, Howard, 
Hancock, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, & Chickasaw counties
Hosted by: Region 2 Representatives Rhea & Carol



Homeschooling 101 - 7-20-20 - Zoom (Region 2

Monday, July 20, 2020
8:00 - 9:00pm
On Zoom (email for link)
Region 15, including 
Jasper, Mahaska, Marion, Poweshiek, and Warren counties
Hosted by: Region 15 Representative Angie


Homeschooling 101 - 7-22-20 - Waverly, Iowa (Region 2)

Thursday, July 16, 2020
6:30 - 8:30pm
Lookout Park 
Park Dr & Mandalay Dr, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Monday, July 20, 2020
10:00am-Noon
Lookout Park
Park Dr & Mandalay Dr, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

6:30 - 8:30pm
Kids Kingdom Park Pavilion
1000 Adams Pkwy, Waverly, IA 50677 
Waverly, Iowa

These opportunities are being sponsored by local homeschool groups, 
and our Regional Representative will be assisting onsite. 
For information about any of these events, contact:
Region 7 Representative Jill 


Homeschooling 101 - 7-16-20 - Zoom Region 14

Thursday, July 16, 2020
8:00 - 9:30pm
On Zoom (email for link)
Region 14 (Polk County)
Geared towards families with longer term (not temporary) visions for homeschooling.
Hosted by: Region 14 Representative Cathy


Homeschooling 101 - 7-9-20 - Zoom (Region 14)

Thursday, July 9, 2020
8:00 - 9:30pm
On Zoom (email for link)
Region 14 (Polk county)
Geared towards families interested in temporary homeschooling,
with possible transition back to public or private schools
in the following school year.

Hosted by: Region 14 Representative Cathy

JUNE 2020


Homeschooling 101 - 4-4-20 - Waukon, Iowa

Friday, June 12, 2020
10:15am - Noon
Robey Memorial Library
401 1st Ave NW, Waukon, IA
Hosted by: Regional 3 Representative Kristen

JANUARY 2020


Homeschooling 101 - 1-30-20 - Region 11 - Davenport

Thursday, January 30, 2020
6:00 - 8:00pm
Davenport Public Library
3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport, IA 52804
Hosted by: Regional 11 Representative Danna


September 2019


Homeschooling 101 - 9-19-19 - Region 11 - Clinton

Thursday, September 19, 2019
1:30 - 2:30pm
Clinton Public Library
306 8th Ave S, Clinton, IA 52732
Hosted by: Regional 11 Representative Danna


August 2019


Homeschooling 101 - 8-7-19 - Region 5 - Carroll

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
6:30 - 7:30pm
Carroll First
18632 Highway 71, Carroll, IA 51401
Hosted by: Region 5 Representative Molly


Homeschooling 101 - 8-7-19 - Region 11 - Davenport

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
6:00 - 8:00pm
Davenport Public Library
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA 52807
Hosted by: Region 11 Representative Danna


Homeschooling 101 - 8-8-19 - Region 18 - Mediapolis

Thursday, August 8, 2019
10:00am - Noon
Cartwright Park Mediapolis, IA 52637
Hosted by: Region 18 Representative Lisa

Homeschooling 101 - 8-13-19 - Region 4 - Sioux City

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
1:30 - 2:30pm
Sioux City Public Library (Morningside Branch)
4005 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106
Hosted by: Region 4 Representative Anne


Homeschooling 101 - 8-17-19 - Region 16 - Osceola

Saturday, August 17, 2019
10:00 - 11:00am
Osceola Public Library
300 S Fillmore St, Osceola, IA 50213
Hosted by: Region 16 Representative Krista


July 2019


Homeschooling 101 - 7-25-19 - Region 13 - Panora

Thursday, July 25, 2019
7:00 - 8:00pm
Crafty's Coffee & Gifts
102 W Main St, Panora, IA 50216
Hosted by: Region 13 Representative Karen


Homeschooling 101 - 7-25-19 - Region 7 - Appliington

Thursday, July 25, 2019
10:30am - Noon
Applington Library Community Center
929 Parriott St, Aplington, IA 50604
Hosted by: Region 7 Representative Jill


Homeschooling 101 - 7-29-19 - Region 14 - Des Moines

Monday, July 29, 2019
6:15 - 8:00pm
Urbandale Public Library
3520 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322
Hosted by: Region 14 Representative Christine


JUNE 2019


Homeschooling 101 - 6-6-19 - Conference 2019 - West Des Moines

Thursday, June 6, 2019
1:00 - 4:30pm
(3-session mini-conference - $10 admission)
Valley Church
4343 Fuller Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265
Hosted by: Homeschool Iowa Conference


APRIL 2019


Homeschooling 101 - 4-6-19 - Region 10 - Cedar Rapids

Saturday, April 6, 2019
9:30 - 11:00am
Barnes & Noble Starbucks
333 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Hosted by: Region 10 Representative Brenda



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