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, our Homeschooling 101 events offer information and resources needed to start the homeschool journey.

Most of 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.

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Past Homeschooling 101 Events

AUGUST 2022


Homeschooling 101 - 8-10-22 - Region 7

CEDAR FALLS

Region 7

August 10, 2022

Lookout Park
Park Drive
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
6:00pm
Free admission event for Region 7,
which includes these counties:
Butler, Bremer, Grundy &  Black Hawk
Presented by: Region 7 Representative Jill


Homeschooling 101 - 8-11-22 - Region 1

SPENCER

Region 1

August 11, 2022

Foundation Church
1410 W 18th St
Spencer, Iowa
Thursday, August 11, 2022
1:00-3:00pm
Free admission event for Region 1,
which includes these counties:
Lyon, , Osceola, Dickinson, Emmet, Sioux, O'Brien,
Clay, Palo Alto, Cherokee, Buena Vista & Pocahontas
Presented by: Region 1 Representative Andrea


Homeschooling 101 - 8-15-22 - Region 13

ADEL

Region 13

August 15, 2022

Kinnick-Feller Riverside Park
483 N 10th St
Adel, Iowa
Monday, August 15, 2022
6:00pm
Free admission event for Region 13,
which includes these counties:
Audubon, Guthrie, Dallas, 
Cass, Adair & Madison 
Presented by: Region 13 Representatives Karen & Donna


Homeschooling 101 - 8-18-22 - Region 12

COUNCIL BLUFFS

Region 12

August 18, 2022

Meeting Room A
Council Bluffs Library
400 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Thursday, August 18, 2022
6:30pm
Free admission event for Region 12,
which includes these counties:
Harrison, Shelby, Pottawattamie,  Mills, Montgomery,
Fremont & Page
Co-hosted by: Region 12 Representative Denise
and presenter, Tracy Miller


JULY 2022


Homeschooling 101 - 7-14-22 - Region 2

MASON CITY

Region 2

July 14, 2022

Grace Church
Next Steps Room, Door A
440 N Illinois Ave
Mason City, Iowa
Thursday, July 14, 2022
7:30pm
Free admission event for Region 2,
which includes these counties:
Kossuth, Winnebago, Hancock, Worth, Mitchell,
Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Howard & Chickasaw
Hosted by: Region 2 Representative Rhea


Homeschooling 101 - 7-19-22 - Region 11

MUSCATINE

Region 11

July 19, 2022

Musser Public Library
408 E 2nd St
Muscatine, Iowa
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
10:30am
Free admission event for Region 11,
which includes these counties:
Muscatine, Cedar, Clinton & Scott
Presented by: Region 11 Representative Danna


JUNE 2022


Homeschooling 101 - 6-9-22

WEST DES MOINES

Statewide

June 9, 2022

MidAmerican Energy RecPlex
6500 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, Iowa
Thursday, June 9, 2022
7:00pm
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

SIOUX CITY

Region 4

June 24, 2022

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

Free admission event for Region 4,
which includes these counties:
Plymouth, Woodbury & Monona
Hosted by: Region 4 Representative Kathy


Homeschooling 101 - 6-27-22 - Region 10

CEDAR RAPIDS

Region 10

June 27, 2022

Refuge City Church
5245 Northland Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Monday, June 27, 2022
7:00pm
Free admission event for Region 10,
which includes these counties:
Tama, Benton, Linn, Iowa, and Johnson
Presentation by: Region 10 Representative Brenda



2021 Homeschooling 101 Events

SEPTEMBER 2021


Homeschooling 101 - 9-17-21 - Region 16

OSCEOLA

Region 16

September 17, 2021


Osceola Public Library
300 S Fillmore St, Osceola, Iowa
Friday, September 17, 2021
1:00-3:00pm
This free admission 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 16

ONLINE

Region 11

August 11, 2021

Online
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
4:00pm

Free online event for Region 11,
which includes these counties:
Muscatine, Cedar, Clinton & Scott
Presented by: Region 11 Representative Danna


JULY 2021


Homeschooling 101 - 7-26-21 - Region 9

AMES

Region 9

July 26, 2021

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


Homeschooling 101 - 7-27-21 - Region 6

RADCLIFFE

Region 6

July 27, 2021

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


JUNE 2021


Homeschooling 101 - 6-17-21

DES MOINES

Statewide

June 17, 2021

Grand View University Student Center
2811 E 14th Street
Des Moines
Thursday, June 17, 2021

7:00-8:30pm
Free admission event 
on day preceding the
2021 Homeschool Iowa Conference
Hosted by: Homeschool Iowa Regional Representatives



2020 Homeschooling 101 Events


August 2020


Homeschooling 101 - 8-1-20 - Region 4

ONLINE

Region 4

August 1, 2020

Sioux City Area Facebook Live Event
Email for Information
Saturday, August 1, 2020
2:00 - 3:45pm

Free online event for Region 4,
which includes these counties:
Plymouth,  Woodbury, Monona
Hosted by: Region 4 Representative Laura Anne


Homeschooling 101 - 8-3-20 - Region 13

ADEL

Region 13

August 3, 2020

Kinnick-Feller Park
Adel, Iowa 50003
Monday, August 3, 2020

7:00 - 8:00pm
Free admission event for Region 13,
which includes these counties:
Audubon, Guthrie, Dallas, Cass, Adair, & Madison
Hosted by: Region 13 Representatives Karen & Donna


Homeschooling 101 - 8-4-20 - Region 4

SIOUX CITY

Region 4

August 4, 2020

Come & Go Event
Sioux City Area - Email for Location
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

2:00 - 4:00pm
Free admission event for Region 4,
which includes these counties:
Plymouth,  Woodbury, Monona
Hosted by: Region 4 Representative Laura Anne


Homeschooling 101 - 8-5-20 - Region 5

CARROLL

Region 5

August 5, 2020

Graham Park
Carroll, Iowa
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

6:30pm
Free admission event for Region 5,
which includes these counties:
Ida, Sac, Calhoun, Crawford, Carroll, & Greene
Hosted by: Region 5 Representative Molly


Homeschooling 101 - 8-6-20 - Region 15

PELLA

Region 15

August 6, 2020

Federated Fellowship Church
Pella, IA 50219
Thursday, August 6, 2020

6:30pm
Free admission event for Region 15,
which includes these counties:
Jasper, Mahaska, Marion, Poweshiek & Warren
Hosted by:
Homeschool Iowa Board member, Kim, and
Region 15 Representative Angie


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

ANKENY

Statewide

August 8, 2020

Nettleson Center, Faith Baptist Bible College 
1900 NW 4th St, Ankeny, IA 50023
Saturday, August 8, 2020

8:00am - 6:00pm
Admission Fee for Day-Long "Connect" Event
Homeschooling 101 Session in Schedule
MORE INFORMATION
Hosted by: Homeschool Iowa


Homeschooling 101 - 8-11-20 - Region 12

ONLINE

Region 12

August 11, 2020

Zoom Meeting
for Region 12
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

7:00pm
Free online event for Region 12,
which includes these counties:
Harrison, Shelby, Pottawattamie,
Mills, Montgomery, Fremont & Page
Hosted by: Region 12 Representative Denise


Homeschooling 101 - 8-12-20 - Region 18

MEDIAPOLIS

Region 18

August 12, 2020

Cartwright Park, Mediapolis
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

10:00am - Noon
Free admission event for Region 18,
which includes these counties:
Henry, Louisa, Des Moines & Lee
Hosted by: Region 18 Representative Lisa


Homeschooling 101 - 8-18-20 - Region 14

ONLINE

Region 14

August 18, 2020

Zoom Meeting
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

7:00pm
Free admission online event for Region 14,
which includes Polk County. 
Hosted by: The Bondurant Public Library and
Region 14 Representative Diana
Region 14 includes Polk County.


Homeschooling 101  for Dads- 8-18-20

ONLINE FOR DADS

Statewide

August 18, 2020

Online Zoom Meeting
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

8:00-9:00pm
Homeschool Iowa's veteran homeschooling dads
will talk about how homeschooling has benefited their families.
Join us for this free online event
to be encouraged and get your questions answered!
Hosted by: [email protected]


July 2020


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

SIOUX CITY

Region 4

July 31, 2020

Sioux City Area
Email for Location
Friday, July 31, 2020

5:00 - 7:00pm
Free admission event for Region 4,
which includes these counties:
Plymouth,  Woodbury, Monona
Hosted by: Region 4 Representative Laura Anne


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

ATLANTIC (ZOOM)

Region 13

July 29, 2020

Atlantic Public Library
Atlantic, Iowa
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
6:30 - 8:30pm
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 - 7-28-20 - Region 13

SPRINGBROOK STATE PARK

Region 13

July 28, 2020

Springbrook State Park Beach House
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

7:00 - 8:00pm
Free admission event for Region 13,
which includes these counties:
Audubon, Guthrie, Dallas, Cass, Adair & Madison
Hosted by: Region 13 Representatives Karen & Donna


Homeschooling 101 - 7-28-20 - Region 16

OSCEOLA

Region 16

July 28, 2020

East Lake Park at the Prairie Flower Shelter
Osceola, IA 50213
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

6:00-7:30pm
Free admission event for Region 16,
which includes these counties:
Adams, Union, Clarke, Lucas, Monroe, 
Taylor, Ringgold, Decatur, Wayne & Appanoose
Hosted by: Region 16 Representative Krista


Homeschooling 101 - 7-28-20 - Region 15

PELLA

Region 15

July 28, 2020

Federated Fellowship Church
Pella, IA 50219
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

6:30pm
Free admission event for Region 15,
which includes these counties:
Jasper, Mahaska, Marion, Poweshiek, and Warren
Hosted by:
Homeschool Iowa Board member, Kim, and
Region 15 Representative Angie


Homeschooling 101 - 7-28-20 - Region 9

BOONE

Region 9

July 28, 2020

McHose Park
1215 Francis Mason Dr
Boone, IA 50036
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

6:00pm
Free admission event for Region 9,
which includes these counties:
Boone, Story & Marshall
Hosted by: Region 9 Representative Shellie


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

BRAYTON

Region 13

July 27, 2020

Bethany Farm, 2144 310th St
Brayton, IA 50042
Monday, July 27, 2020

7:00 - 8:00pm
Free admission event for Region 13,
which includes these counties:
Audubon, Guthrie, Dallas, Cass, Adair, & Madison
Hosted by: Region 13 Representatives Karen & Donna


Homeschooling 101 - 7-21-20 - Zoom (Region 6)

ONLINE

Region 6

July 21, 2020

On Zoom (email for link)
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

8:00 - 9:00pm
Free online event for Region 6,
which includes these counties:
Humboldt, Wright, Franklin, Webster, Hamilton & Hardin
Hosted by: Region 6 Representative Cathy


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

ONLINE

Region 2

July 20, 2020

On Zoom (email for link)
Monday, July 20, 2020

7:30 - 8:30pm
Free online event for Region 2,
which includes these counties:
Kossuth, Winnebago, Worth, Mitchell, Howard, 
Hancock, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, & Chickasaw
Hosted by: Region 2 Representatives Rhea & Carol


Homeschooling 101 - 7-20-20 - Zoom (Region 15)

ONLINE

Region 15

July 20, 2020

On Zoom (email for link)
Monday, July 20, 2020

8:00 - 9:00pm
Free online event for Region 15,
which includes these counties:
Jasper, Mahaska, Marion, Poweshiek & Warren
Hosted by: Region 15 Representative Angie


Homeschooling 101 - 7-16&20&22-20(Region 7))

CEDAR FALLS & WAVERLY

Region 7

July 16, 20 & 22, 2020

Lookout Park 
Park Dr & Mandalay Dr, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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

Kids Kingdom Park Pavilion
1000 Adams Pkwy, Waverly, IA 50677 
Waverly, Iowa
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
6:30 - 8:30pm

These opportunities are being sponsored by local homeschool groups, 
and our Region 7 Representative will be assisting onsite. 
Region 7 includes these counties:
Butler, Bremer, Grundy &  Black Hawk
For information about any of these events, contact:
Region 7 Representative Jill


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

ONLINE

Region 14

July 16, 2020

On Zoom (email for link)
Thursday, July 16, 2020

8:00 - 9:30pm
Free online event for Region 14,
which includes 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)

ONLINE

Region 14

July 9, 2020

On Zoom (email for link)
Thursday, July 9, 2020

8:00 - 9:30pm
Free online event for Region 14,
which includes 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 - 6-12-20 - Waukon

WAUKON

Region 3

June 12, 2020

Robey Memorial Library
401 1st Ave NW, Waukon, IA
Friday, June 12, 2020

10:15am - Noon
Free admission event for Region 3,
which includes these counties:
Winneshiek, Allamakee, Fayette & Clayton
Hosted by: Regional 3 Representative Kristen


JANUARY 2020


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

DAVENPORT

Region 11

January 30, 2020

Davenport Public Library
3000 N Fairmount St
Davenport, IA 52804
Thursday, January 30, 2020

6:00 - 8:00pm
Free admission event for Region 11,
which includes these counties:
Muscatine, Cedar, Clinton & Scott
Presented by: Region 11 Representative Danna



2019 Homeschooling 101 Events


September 2019


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

CLINTON

Region 11

September 19, 2019

Clinton Public Library
306 8th Ave S, Clinton, IA 52732
Thursday, September 19, 2019

1:30 - 2:30pm
Free admission event for Region 11,
which includes these counties:
Muscatine, Cedar, Clinton & Scott
Presented by: Region 11 Representative Danna


August 2019


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

CARROLL

Region 5

August 7, 2019

Carroll First
18632 Highway 71, Carroll, IA 51401
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

6:30 - 7:30pm
Free admission event for Region 5,
which includes these counties:
Ida, Sac, Calhoun, Crawford, Carroll, & Greene
Hosted by: Region 5 Representative Molly


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

DAVENPORT

Region 11

August 7, 2019

Davenport Public Library
6000 Eastern Ave
Davenport, IA 52807

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

6:00 - 8:00pm
Free admission event for Region 11,
which includes these counties:
Muscatine, Cedar, Clinton & Scott
Presented by: Region 11 Representative Danna


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

MEDIAPOLIS

Region 18

August 8, 2019

Cartwright Park
Mediapolis, IA 52637

Thursday, August 8, 2019

10:00am - Noon
Free admission event for Region 18,
which includes these counties:
Henry, Louisa, Des Moines & Lee
Hosted by: Region 18 Representative Lisa


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

SIOUX CITY

Region 4

August 13, 2019

Sioux City Public Library
(Morningside Branch)
4005 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

1:30 - 2:30pm
Free admission event for Region 4,
which includes these counties:
Plymouth,  Woodbury, Monona
Hosted by: Region 4 Representative Laura Anne


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

OSCEOLA

Region 16

August 17, 2019

Osceola Public Library
300 S Fillmore St
Osceola, IA 50213
Saturday, August 17, 2019

10:00 - 11:00am
Free admission event for Region 16,
which includes these counties:
Adams, Union, Clarke, Lucas, Monroe, 
Taylor, Ringgold, Decatur, Wayne & Appanoose
Hosted by: Region 16 Representative Krista


July 2019


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

PANORA

Region 13

July 25, 2019

Crafty's Coffee & Gifts
102 W Main St
Panora, IA 50216

Thursday, July 25, 2019

7:00 - 8:00pm
Free admission event for Region 13,
which includes these counties:
Audubon, Guthrie, Dallas, Cass, Adair, & Madison
Hosted by: Region 13 Representative Karen


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

APPLINGTON

Region 7

July 25, 2019

Applington Library Community Center
929 Parriott St
Applington, IA 50604
Thursday, July 25, 2019

10:30am - Noon
Free admission event for Region 7,
which includes these counties:
Butler, Bremer, Grundy &  Black Hawk
Hosted by: Region 7 Representative Jill


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

URBANDALE

Region 14

July 29, 2019

Urbandale Public Library
3520 86th St
Urbandale, IA 50322
Monday, July 29, 2019

6:15 - 8:00pm
Free admission event for Region 14,
which includes Polk County. 
Hosted by: Region 14 Representative Christine


JUNE 2019


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

WEST DES MOINES

Statewide

July 6, 2019

Valley Church
4343 Fuller Rd
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Thursday, June 6, 2019

1:00 - 4:30pm
(3-session mini-conference - $10 admission)
Hosted by: Homeschool Iowa Conference


APRIL 2019


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

CEDAR RAPIDS

Region 10

April 6, 2019

Barnes & Noble Starbucks
333 Collins Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Saturday, April 6, 2019

9:30 - 11:00am
Free admission event for Region 10,
which includes these counties:
Tama, Benton, Linn, Iowa, and Johnson
Hosted by: Region 10 Representative Brenda



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