Your Name and Title: Jamie McMillin, mom with 15 years of homeschooling experience, and the author of Legendary Learning: The Famous Homeschoolers' Guide to Self-Directed Excellence

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Area of the World from Which You Will Present: U.S.A. Pacific Time Zone

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Homeschooling families and student-directed schools

Short Session Description (one line): Think beyond curriculum and test scores to pursue a lifetime of authentic success, just by giving kids the freedom and responsibility to learn what they will.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

We all enjoy stories about self-made millionaires, daring explorers, bold innovators and creative geniuses. Why? Because these accomplishments cannot be given - they are earned over time with lots of hard work and dedication. Not surprisingly, many of these people broke free of conventional education to pursue their own learning. What did they have in common?

Jamie McMillin will use stories from the childhoods of greats such as Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Agatha Christie, Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir to explain how self-directed learning works, and how to cultivate the roots of determination and habits of success in our own children.

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*Note: I am preparing a Powerpoint Presentation for this session, but it is not ready for upload yet.

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