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JJK Lunch LadyFrom its inception, Rocket City Mom has made education a primary focus of this site because we know that there is no greater gift parents can bestow on their children than a great education. We are very pleased to once again partner with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to bring an event like no other to the Tennessee Valley.

Learning Expo 2015 will highlight Independent Schools, Magnet Programs, Homeschooling Resources, and Education-Related Businesses give parents all the information they need in one place in one day. PLUS, there will be a full day of speakers, workshops, and entertainment making the day fun for the whole family!

Join us on Saturday, January 31st, from 10AM until 4PM for Learning Expo 2015. This event is FREE and open to the public. Attendees should enter through the Davidson Center of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

Speakers, Panels & Entertainment

Featured Speakers: Davidson Theater
Keynote Speaker, Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Keynote Speaker, Jarrett J. Krosoczka

10:30: “Punking Out the Farm” – Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Best Selling Author & Illustrator

11:30: “How Parents Can Help: Extending Your Child’s Learning Beyond the Classroom” – Philip Kovacs, Associate Professor at UAH and V.P. of Education at Appleton Learning

12:30:  “How to Homeschool in Alabama” – Susan Bacon, Franklin School

1:30: “Writing with Pictures – The Graphic Novel” – Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Best selling Author & Illustrator

Panels/Workshops: 1st Floor Classroom

10:00: “529 Plan Explained”- Elizabeth Taylor with College Counts

11:00: “How ABA Therapy Works : Addressing the Needs of Children with ADHD, ADD and those on the Spectrum” – Lindsay N. Chapman, BCBA

12:00: “Countdown-2-College: The Smarter Way to Pay for College” – Jill Gudger Howell, M.A.Ed. with N2College

1:00: Q&A Session with Huntsville City Schools Magnet Programs

2:00: “Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten!” – Cathy Miller, The Literacy Ambassador

3:00: “The Amazing Cyberman – Tips for Parents for Protecting Kids Online” – Ben McGee, MS-Cyber, CISSP, CEH-I, MCTS

For the Kids
The fabulous Frozen ladies will make an appearance.

The fabulous Frozen ladies will make an appearance.

We know parents are coming for the great educational information offered and sure, the kids will get a kick out of Jarrett’s presentations but there is plenty of other fun to be had for every age at Learning Expo 2015! All day long Rocket City Mom will be putting out the red carpet treatment for guests of the expo. Get your picture taken in front of our step and repeat and post it on our wall for the chance to win prizes. PLUS, you’ll run into celebrities like Batman or Anna and Elsa provided by WOW Parties! Get your face painted by Gabrielle’s Facepainting or enjoy the entertainment and interactive demonstrations on the Demo Stage (located in the back of the second floor of the Davidson Center).

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