2012 Southeast Homeschool Expo Workshop List

Workshops are subject to change!



Friday, July 27, 2012 -  10:00 AM

Curing Spelling and Reading Problems – Randi St.Denis / Homeschooling Mom of 7 / Director, Home Educators Encouragement Alliance
At last! Some real help! You’ve tried every program & wonder why your child is still not a fluent reader or good speller. Randi helps parents understand why some children do not easily achieve reading & spelling success. These students must be taught with special methods, concentrating on multi-sensory, structured, sequential steps.
(Room 105)

Are You At Your Wit’s End? Stop the Yelling & Power Struggles – Kirk Martin, Behavioral Therapist & Homeschooling Dad / Celebrate Calm
Do you need help calming your explosive household? Tired of yelling at, negotiating with and bribing your child? Do you want your child to take responsibility for his school work, chores and attitude? It’s time to stop the yelling, arguing and power struggles with toddlers and teens. Moms, it’s not your job to manage everyone’s emotions and make everyone happy! We’ll show you how to create stress-free mornings, school, dinner and bedtime. We promise you will laugh and leave with a dozen practical strategies that really work.
(Room 106)

Executive Function: What is it and Why Would I Want it for My Family – Gretchen H. Roe / Calvert School
Teaching children a practical tool for time management and task completion, Gretchen Roe takes you through the process of helping your child become self- sufficient in their academics.? Time management is a learned skill, and this workshop will provide you the tools to impart it to your child.
(Room 112)

From Homeschool to High School College and Beyond – Cara Ellison / Westridge Christian Academy
This workshop is designed to give the average homeschooler the confidence to continue homeschooling through high school. Cara Ellison shares her wisdom and insight of 20+ years of homeschooling her three sons. She also gives tips on high school transcripts and high school portfolios.  (Room 113)

Fine Art in the Homeschool – Nikole Porter
Many homeschooling parents find a visit to the local art museum to be intimidating, uninteresting or just plain boring, but nothing could be further from the truth!? Stretch yourself beyond crafts with construction paper, markers and glue and join former teacher and homeschooling mom, Nikole Porter, in this session to learn the why’s and how’s of guiding your children in the appreciation of art.
(Room 114)

Character Instruction: A Critical Part of Every Class – (Character Development/Studies) Alan Scholl
In education, the principles of good character are essential to all disciplines. In three parts, What is Character, How is Character Developed, and Character through the Disciplines, we teach the fundamentals of character-building within the teaching of subjects from History to Language, Science to Math. Without inculcating character in each subject, the knowledge is vain.
(Room 115)

The Mom Book – Tracee Wood / Homeschooling Mom of 2
The greatest tool for organizing not only your homeschool but your whole household. Easy to use and made to custom fit your needs with over the counter items. 
(Room 116)

The No Tears Solution to Math – Sandra Rush / Math-U-See
At this Math-U-See workshop, we will demonstrate how our manipulatives are used to present concepts ranging from place-value through algebra in a visual and hands-on way. Learn about the tools supplied in our mastery-based curriculum that allow you to teach math in a way that produces confident problem solvers. 
(Room 117)

The Seven R’s of Homeschooling – Meredith Curtis / Powerline Productions (Kingdom Building Services)
“Major on the majors” and “minor on the minors” in your homeschooling. Focus on the Seven R’s:  Relationships, Reading, (w)Riting, (a)Rithmetic, Research, Rhetoric, and Right living. This will lay a foundation in your children’s life for all kinds of learning and growing so that they can walk in the path chosen for them by the Lord.
(Room 118)

Teaching Worldview Using Trees and Puzzles – Bill Perry
Worldviews help us understand life and should be dynamic not static. See how using tree and puzzle models are instantly changing people’s thinking living and outreach. See how Algebra’s Trichotomy Axiom can categorize worldviews. Even non-math majors get this! You won’t be the same after this session!
(Room 119)



Friday, July 27, 2012 -  11:15 AM

Homeschooling Multiple Children at Once – Randi St.Denis / Homeschooling Mom of 7 / Director, Home Educators Encouragement Alliance
So many children and so little time!? It’s easy and fun to homeschool multiple children once you know how. Learn to make homeschooling fun while making sure that each child gets what he or she need as an individual. Workshop includes help on what to do with the little ones, how to balance advanced students with struggling learners, and most importantly, how to keep one child working while mom is working with another.  (Room 105)

Parenting: Mission Impossible, if you choose to accept it (and you have!) – Robert Andrews, National Speaker/Certified Business & Family Coach / Gospel Parenting
For the Christian, the difficult task of parenting is not subject to the latest psychological fads presented on Oprah or the current New York Times best-seller on the subject. It is firmly anchored on what the Bible says, and the Bible is not silent on the topic. In this session, Robert presents three basic biblical principles that parents must understand before they are equipped to parent successfully: 1. Understanding oneself 2. Understanding one’s child 3. Understanding how one relates to his/her child. Grasping these truths experientially is vital if the parent hopes to win his/her child’s heart.
(Room 106)

A Different Approach to Grammar - Erin Karl / Analytical Grammar
The traditional approach to teaching grammar can result in needless repetition and years and years spent on a small (but important) subject.  There is another way that will free up time and really help your kids “get it.”  Erin will show you this way to teach grammar, punctuation, and usage – all the “mechanical” aspects of good writing.  Your child will achieve a deep level of understanding of the structure of our language and how to punctuate it correctly.  You will come away from this workshop with an awareness of grammar that you probably never had before – after one hour!  (Room 110)

Playing the Way to School Readiness with Get Set for School – Julie Wells, MOT, OTR/L / Handwriting Without Tears
“The Get Set for School” curriculum focuses on developing key skills in readiness, writing, language, and math to help children prepare for the complex demands of kindergarten and beyond. Learn creative teaching strategies to develop your children’s physical, language, cognitive, social, and perceptual skills as they recognize and name letters using Grammy? award-winning music and Touch & Flip Cards. Engage your children as they develop fine motor skills and proper grip for drawing Mat Man? and forming letters and numbers using Wood Pieces, dough, and chalkboards. The Language & Literacy program introduces children to syllables and sounds of letters. The Numbers & Math program explores counting, shapes, patterns, and measurement. The interactive session includes music, movement, and manipulatives to develop children’s school readiness skills to form good habits that will carry over into their abilities to color, draw, count, and later as they begin to write letters and numbers. 
(Room 112)

Equip Your Children for Life – Monica Irvine / The Etiquette Factory
Come and learn from a certified etiquette instructor and master motivator, Monica Irvine, how to teach young children from preschool up through age 10, in the art of etiquette. Etiquette skills take time to form and perfect, so it’s NEVER TOO EARLY TO START! Kids love to sing, play games, role play and listen to stories. That’s the key in making etiquette a topic that children actually look forward to learning about. Can you imagine your child accepting the word, No, graciously? Can you imagine your dinner table as a place of peace, tranquility and kind discussion? Well, it can happen. You will be so grateful that you attended this discussion and will leave with confidence and excitement to implement these ideas into your home. Bring your young children along. We have a special lesson for them. 
(Room 113)

Multisensory Interactive MATH Learning – Vinod Agrawal, Former Math & Science Tutor / A+ TutorSoft
Come join us to learn about our Innovative Multisensory Interactive MATH learning platform and how to use this highly-effective and individualized program to help your child succeed in math. Our Interactive MATH Curriculum Software is excellent for all types of learners, particularly the visual learners. It does the teaching for you and frees up your time, builds strong foundation and challenges children, takes the boredom of learning MATH away, engages children and makes learning MATH fun. A+ TutorSoft’s Interactive MATH is a result of active involvement and input from many homeschool families. We have worked with many homeschooling parents and children to understand? What elements are most important to homeschooling parents and how we can make their homeschooling journey much easier with our curriculum?  (Room 114)

Breathing Life Into Language Arts
(Traci Barrientos / Total Language Plus)
Language Arts is a critical part of any student’s education and yet working through spelling vocabulary grammar writing reading comprehension critical thinking and character development can consume mountains of time and energy. In this workshop Traci will discuss how these subjects can be combined and brought to life through the study of great literature while developing your student’s ability to think reason and communicate.  Grades 3-12.
(Room 115)

Let Life Spiral (An extension of The Mom Book) - Tracee Wood / Homeschooling Mom of 2
If you have attended the MOM BOOK workshop but want to carry it further or if you just need guidance for managing all of those little things you’re supposed to remember, those pieces of paper that you just can’t find, etc. This is the place to be. A simple and inexpensive habit to form to help keep all those important things in order and not allowing them to consume your thoughts or your daily life. 
(Room 116)

Beginning Reading: How To Make Sure Your Child Becomes a Great Reader – Carol Burton / Burton Reading
For a child to be a great reader, he needs to know letter sounds PLUS many sight words PLUS various reading strategies using real books. If any of these parts are left out, you run the risk of having a Swiss cheese reader a child with holes in their education. This workshop addresses the importance of your child learning sights, sounds, AND strategies all at the same time and from the very beginning.
(Room 117)

Creating a Gifted Mathematician! – Miles R. Jones, PhD.
In 1985, a team of inner-city first graders called Jones Geniuses competed against Mensa (the high IQ society) PhDs in a competition of speed and accuracy in calculating powers and roots.  The PhDs were given electronic calculators while the first graders had to do the advanced math problems mentally.  They had to finish first with the correct answer to win points.   The inner-city elementary children beat the Mensa PhDs by 14 to 6 !
There is good news and bad news about accelerated learning.  Dr. Jones has spent a lifetime studying scriptural guidelines and case histories of prodigies and their methods.  The good news is that you can definitely have a child way above grade level using the keys Dr. Jones has discovered to unleash the God-given potential of the human brain!    The bad news is you must then deal with a child way above grade level in an environment traditionally designed to hold them back. The Institute for Accelerated Learning was founded by Dr. Jones to propagate the keys and materials to release the incredible potential in our children and ourselves.  Find out what these keys are to unlocking the genius in your child and how to apply them in your educational program.
(Room 118)

Learn Effective Writing with the Writing Tree Program – Pam Morris / Gallopade International
This session will review several creative ways to help children find confidence in communicating via the written word! Participants struggling to teach writing for children will leave the useful tips, tricks and shortcuts to teaching effective writing. The session will include a short overview of the Writing Tree Program. Developed by award-winning author, Carole Marsh, this expansive, charming, creative, and effective system has been proven as a valuable resource for teaching children to love to write. 
(Room 119)



Friday, July 27, 2012 -  12:30 PM

Strengthening Basic Skills with Super Study Aids – Dinah Zike (2 1/2 Hour Seminar: 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM)
Join Dinah Zike in this fun, fast paced session as she shares her award winning, three-dimensional, interactive graphic organizers.? This presentation will combine Dinah’s original Independent Foldable activities with her newest Notebooking strategies and Envelope Projects.  Learn how to strengthen basic skills while making super study aids for organizing data, investigating and reporting information, answering key questions, completing writing assignments, conducting and reporting science experiments, and communicating research projects. These interactive graphic organizers also make assessment an unforgettable visual and kinesthetic experience.  Dinah will demonstrate and explain how these activities can be used with K-12 students in all content areas. During the presentation, participants will make examples of Foldables (interactive graphic organizers), Notebook Foldables (used in composition books or spirals), and Envelope Projects (made using repurposed envelopes). Materials will be furnished. 
(Room 105)

Season of Change: Parenting Your Middle Schooler with Passion and Purpose – Rebecca Ingram Powell, Homeschooling Mom of 3, Nationally Known Author/Speaker / MomSeriously.com
The middle school years are a time of great transition, for you and for your child. Sharing candidly about choices, friendships, and the American culture, Rebecca reveals the five dangers lurking on the tween scene. She advises moms and dads to combat these dangers by building the remaining years of parenting on a foundation of these forgotten virtues: reverence, modesty, charity, meekness, and fidelity of heart. 
(Room 106)

Reading On the Go Wherever We Go  Part I: P-laying Foundations for Babies and Toddlers (Judy O’Halloran and Marilee Senior / Wordy Worm Reading)
Sing a song. Read a rhyme. Make the most of baby’s time. Wiggle toes. Float boats in baths. Teaching right along with laughs. Mom and Dad, in family mode, you’ll learn about the reading code. Grandparents too, come right along; it doesn’t take us very long to show you what you do today will have an impact down the way. So sing and say. Swing and sway. Get that foundation underway. Reading is your long-term goal Step forward now. Take center role. Strategies. Resources. Confidence, too. These, and more, we’ll share with you. Participants will learn: How to enhance phonemic awareness in young children, even babies, How to incorporate phonogram ditties into everyday songs and activities, How to use music and play to lay the foundation for reading, How to identify and take advantage of teachable moments on the go wherever they go.
(Room 110)

Experience Excellence in Writing – Cathy Flowers / Institute for Excellence in Writing
Come and discover award-winning Excellence in Writing, a method of teaching composition that really works. Using this program, students of all ages will learn to write stories, reports and essays with style. This workshop will give you an overview of the program and show you how you can get started. 
(Room 112)

Nutrition 101, Choose Life! – Karen Hopkins / Growing Healthy Homes 
(Room 113)

The Study of Nature and Nature Journaling – Nikole Porter
Why include nature study in your curriculum? Does the idea of adding one more thing overwhelm you? Do you lack the confidence to start nature study with your children? Former middle school teacher and homeschooling mom, Nikole Porter, will help you integrate nature study into your everyday life with your kids. Whether you have 10 acres of backyard or a small urban porch, you will come away with tons of practical advice that you can incorporate into any homeschool program. Your children have an inborn love of the outdoors come and learn how to nurture that love!  (Room 114)

The Creation Interpretation – How to Apply the Biblical Worldview to Your Science and History – Catie Frates, High School Science Teacher & Homeschool Mom for 20 Years / Catie Frates Online Classes
Parents of elementary through high school students, come learn how to help your children interpret secular descriptions of science and history into a Biblical Worldview by exploring the past in an entertaining, chronological and family-friendly way with creation scientist and twenty year veteran homeschool mom Catie Frates. You and your children will gain confidence, encouragement and an exciting sense of newfound freedom when they are able to translate secular information into a Biblical Worldview knowing God’s word is trustworthy and true. Catie will share the “how to” with you including a timeline and free online resources!
(Room 115)

Classically Educating through High School:  Can you do it? – Classical Conversations
This workshop will dive into the rough waters of classically educating our high schoolers. We will deal with issues from keeping our high schoolers engaged with you and their academics as well as credit and transcript advice. Come and be encouraged to run the race with endurance and finish the journey strong! 
(Room 116)

Free College At Your Fingertips – Christine Torre / College Prep Genius
Are you ready to make $500 an hour? Although it sounds too good to be true, it’s possible to earn this much in scholarships for college. You will learn two important concepts: how to get into the college of your choice and how to find the scholarships to pay for it. You will learn methods of receiving substantial scholarships that go beyond tuition and may include room and board, graduate school, and money to study abroad! Unlock the keys to finding free college at your fingertips! 
(Room 117)

Single Parent Homeschooling – Martha Fry
The number of single parent households is growing. Whether through death, divorce, or deployment, bearing the burdens of parenting alone can be a daunting task. For the single parent who is considering homeschooling or the homeschooling parent who is suddenly single, we will delve into the three R’s: resources, responsibilities, and realities. Learn where to get help, how to prioritize, and what to expect in a single parent homeschooling household. 
(Room 118)

Ten Important Reasons for Learning Cursive Handwriting - Iris Hatfield /New American Cursive
Ten Important Reasons for Learning Cursive Handwriting. This workshop is for you if you are wondering when and if you should teach cursive. You will receive easy teaching tips that will make learning a legible cursive style fun and interesting for your student. It is easier than you think to make handwriting pleasurable. 
(Room 119)



Friday, July 27, 2012 -  1:45 PM

Strengthening Basic Skills with Super Study Aids – Dinah Zike
(2 1/2 Hour Seminar: 12:30 PM to 3 PM)

Join Dinah Zike in this fun, fast paced session as she shares her award winning, three-dimensional, interactive graphic organizers. This presentation will combine Dinah’s original Independent Foldable activities with her newest Notebooking strategies and Envelope Projects

Learn how to strengthen basic skills while making super study aids for organizing data, investigating and reporting information, answering key questions, completing writing assignments, conducting and reporting science experiments, and communicating research projects.? These interactive graphic organizers also make assessment an unforgettable visual and kinesthetic experience.

Dinah will demonstrate and explain how these activities can be used with K-12 students in all content areas. During the presentation, participants will make examples of Foldables (interactive graphic organizers), Notebook Foldables (used in composition books or spirals), and Envelope Projects (made using repurposed envelopes). Materials will be furnished.
(Room 105)

10 Ways to Stop Defiance, Disrespect & Meltdowns – Kirk Martin, Behavioral Therapist & Homeschooling Dad / Celebrate Calm
Nothing is more frustrating and embarrassing than a child being defiant or melting down in public. Have a little one who looks right through you and says, No?! Have a teenager who defies you or rolls his eyes? Have a child who refuses to go places? Kirk will show you how to stop a meltdown in public without losing it yourself! You will learn how to turn emotional power struggles into opportunities to build trust and teach self-discipline. You will be blown away by how practical these strategies are.
(Room 106)

Reading On the Go Wherever We Go Part II: For Parents of Preschool, Emerging and Established Readers – Judy O’Halloran and Marilee Senior / Wordy Worm? Reading)
We wouldn’t leave “f” out of the alphabet. So why don’t we teach “ph” to our preschoolers? Come on an interactive journey through grocery stores, restaurants and playgrounds that will take you beyond the alphabet to the phonograms, the smallest sounds that make up the words we read. Learn how to help your child’s reading through play and real-life activities on the go wherever you go. Topics include teachable moments; learning types; strategies; activities, comprehension and the components of literacy (from phonograms to comprehension). Wordy Worm Reading makes the world your workbook and environmental print your worksheet. Music and visuals make is especially helpful for children with reading challenges and developmental disabilities. Start nOW! Learn hOW. Once you knOW it, you can shOW it.
(Room 110)

Understanding ADHD, Aspergser’s and Autism – Dr. Peter Scire / Brain Balance
Brain Balance is an after school program utilizing the latest brain research to help children with Learning Disorders like ADHD, Asperger’s, Dyslexia, and Autism to function better academically, socially and behaviorally. Research shows children with these labels have areas of brain under connectivity, especially between the right and left hemispheres. One of the two hemispheres of the Brain has become STRONGER AND FASTER and the other has become WEAKER AND SLOWER. When this happens the two hemispheres become functionally disconnected and are unable to communicate effectively. The characteristics of the stronger, faster hemisphere become amplified while the characteristics of the weaker, slower hemisphere are muted. This lack of balance translates into the noticeable academic, social and behavioral problems that these children exhibit. Come Learn how the Brain Balance Program? Identifies and improves areas of Brain Under connectivity to give your child their best chance at success.
(Room 112)

Online Learning Helps Struggling Readers & Writers – Sandie Barrie Blackley, CCC-SLP / Lexercise
At least 25% of children struggle with reading and/or writing. Some parents make the decision to homeschool, in part, because the public school approaches for helping struggling readers and writers are so often ineffective. Until recently, it has been exceedingly hard for parents to find homeschool friendly, professional help for children with language processing differences. In this seminar, a former homeschool mom, a speech-language pathologist with over 30 years of experience working with struggling readers and writers and a university professor of online education will describe and illustrate how online services work. These services can be much less expensive, yet much more focused and family-friendly than traditional services. A case study of a bright, 8 year old boy with dyslexia will be used to illustrate how online services work. 
(Room 113)

Curriculum for Hands-On, Creative, and Gifted Learners – Kim A. Howe, M.S. – Moving Beyond the Page
Are you looking for a curriculum that will foster a love of learning in your children? Come learn about a program that has amazing literature, hands-on activities, fun projects, and real-world application. Moving Beyond the Page is a full curriculum that integrates science, social studies, and language arts in a challenging and engaging way. Come learn more about Moving Beyond the Page and discover practical ways to bring the joy back into homeschooling. 
(Room 114)

Couponing for Maximum Savings with Minimal Time – Ann Haney, Homeschooling Mom of 6 / Ann Haney Ministries
Have you couponed before, but found the time involvement excessive? If so you will not want to miss the time saving principles Ann teaches encouraging you to lower your nets again and this time bring in a catch that’s worth the effort! Ann’s Biblical based teachings bring to light how Gods word can richly enhance your life through couponing. Come learn the policies, websites, time management techniques, organizational skills, and more while you coupon your way to debt free living. 
(Room 115)

Mom, There’s a Robot in My Room. – Intentional Digital Education -Paul Bass / The Homeschool Channel
(Room 116)

Homeschool and Stay Organized – Cynthia L. Simmons
Staying organized and keeping house can seem like an overwhelming task to the homeschool mother. Yet, in Deuteronomy God instructed the Israelites when to teach their children: when sitting, when walking, when lying down, and when getting up. Cynthia will show homeschool mothers the key to staying organized-making daily living skills part of each school day. 
(Room 117)

7 Secrets to Help Kids Think for Themselves – Ashley Wiggers / Geography Matters
Do you have trouble keeping your students interested in learning? Perhaps it’s time you begin to think outside the box. Discover techniques that will improve critical thinking and creativity, inspiring your students to want to gain knowledge. Included in this workshop are ideas from the teachings of Ruth Beechick to develop thinking skills that help create a delight for learning and improves our children’s ability to excel in any area they choose to pursue.
(Room 118)

Top Ten Reasons for Studying Latin – Paul Schaeffer / Memoria Press
Learn why Latin is the heart of a classical education and the most valuable subject you can teach your children. Mr. Schaeffer explains and illustrates ten reasons why Latin is the most practical, useful and relevant subject you can teach in your homeschool. Whether you have already begun you Latin journey and need a little encouragement or are right at the point of plunging in, this workshop will give you the motivation you need to make Latin the center of your classical curriculum.
(Room 119)



Friday, July 27, 2012 -  3:00 PM 

Math tips and tricks to Help Grades 1-6 – Randi St.Denis / Homeschooling Mom of 7 / Director, Home Educators Encouragement Alliance
There are lots of great math books out there, but the most important resource is moms and dads attitudes. Be the best math wizard your kids can get. Even if math makes you squeamish, learn key ways to help your children work smarter not harder. Seen books with weird ways to work problems? Discover how to make math simple, clear, systematic and enjoyable. Randi will also answer questions on what to look out for when choosing math materials. 
(Room 105)

Biblical Discipline: Raising an eager, obedient learner? – Robert Andrews, National Speaker/Certified Business & Family Coach / Gospel Parenting
Teaching is downright impossible without a willing learner, no matter how good the curriculum or the teacher. The Bible teaches that proper discipline is an expression of love, and the one who neglects it really hates his child! Robert explains the distinction between discipline and punishment and proposes a model for discipline that invariably breaks rebellion and results in bonding between parent and child. The ought to’s, need to’s and should’s that motivate many children will be changed to want to’s as they experience a desire to please parents who love them enough to discipline them diligently.
(Room 106)

Rosetta Stone Homeschool Foreign Language Curriculum
Experience firsthand the power of Rosetta Stone Homeschool. Well explore how this program provides students with a rich, interactive, and engaging language-learning experience, while giving parents the tools and resources needed to track and manage student progress. Find out why Rosetta Stone is Homeschool’s #1 foreign language curriculum. Come join us for this interactive language learning experience!
(Room 110)

Tracey Tutor Early Reader Program  – Stephanie Tracey
Overview of Tracey Tutor Early Reader program. Interactive hands-on demonstration showing how Tracey Tutor products purposefully work together to reinforce each other, and when and how to use each product. We train homeschool parents to tutor one step at a time! 
(Room 112)

STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) = GAMES  Carter Tatge / STEM Fuse, LLC
Institutions like Georgia Tech, USC, MIT & Harvard are now promoting something most parents know almost instinctively; games are a great way to motivate and teach kids. Let’s see how the same technical skills used in game playing and game development translate perfectly to in-demand, high growth and high paying STEM careers. 
(Room 113)

Fascinating, Fun, Faith-Building Science that Explores Nature from a Biblical Perspective – Catie Frates, High School Science Teacher & Homeschool Mom for 20 Years / Catie Frates Online Classes
Science can and should be fun and build your family’s faith. Enjoy exploring nature from a Biblical perspective. To truly make science a faith affirming experience, we must teach our children how to translate the secular explanations in to a Biblical interpretation. Catie addresses such issues as adaptation, fossils and the geologic ages, among other pertinent subjects. Also learn answers to frequently asked difficult questions such as “Where did  Cain get his wife,” “How could people live over 900 years before the Flood,” and “How could distant starlight get here in just a few thousand years?” Catie will share the “how to” with you, including a timeline and free online resources! 
(Room 114)

How to Homeschool and Keep Your Sanity – Cynthia L. Simmons
Children thrive while they learn in the safety of their home, but mothers experience a lot of stress. Many mothers give up even though their children are doing well. Cynthia gives tips on how to handle frustration and even enjoy your children.
(Room 115)

Unravel the Frazzle – Eujeana Chism / BJU Press / HomeWorks by Precept
Eujeana will discuss different ways to get the time back that you so desperately need. She will discuss way to organize your time and lessons in order to keep your academics on track and still have time for other things that are so important to your family. So come join the discussion on Organizing time, lessons, and activities in order to get it all done.
(Room 116)

Understanding Your Childs Learning Style: Unlocking Your Students Potential  Marilyn Mosley Gordanier M.Ed., Learning Style Coach (LV2) / Laurel Springs School
Understanding your child’s learning personality, modality, environment, interest and talent can transform your homeschool experience. Participants will learn how to identify their child’s learning style, which will assist in enhancing his or her educational and personal experience. The information gained from this workshop will increase a child’s, self-esteem, family harmony and academic success. Adopting this simple methodology to learning styles will enhance the way a child learns, and the way parents and teachers instruct. 
(Room 117)

The Secret of Joy in Homeschooling – Meredith Curtis
Why do we struggle as homeschooling moms with frustration, anger, and discontentment? Can we homeschool through trials and difficulties? How do we find joy in our homeschooling journey when the path gets bumpy or boring? Meredith shares life-changing principles that will help you see life’s challenges from a different perspective and impart hope for the future!
(Room 118)

What is “Critical Thinking”, and Can Anyone Do It? – Tom Clark / VideoText Interactive
Are your students learning passively, or are they involved in concept development? Are they figuring things out for themselves, or are they just learning tricks and shortcuts? Come brainstorm with Tom Clark, founder of VideoText Interactive, and author of “Algebra: A Complete Course”, and “Geometry: A Complete Course”, as he humorously explores with you, the reasons instruction can be difficult, developing along the way, a list of benchmark signals, and strategies which will help students “think” critically and analytically. 
(Room 119)



Friday, July 27, 2012 -  4:15 PM


10 Important Things to Know when Preparing for Sports in High School and College – Michael St.Denis – Homeschool Athlete, GA Tech Football Player, High School and College Coach.

Yes! Your home school student can be a successful athlete. Discover the advantages of homeschooling the athlete while preparing him for a broader sports experience. Michael identifies key things homeschool parents must know to have success in athletics. Learn how to avoid the 3 biggest disasters in sports. 
(Room 103)

Tactical Harness: What is it? How it is made? – Joseph Schalchlin / The Timothy Group, Inc.
This workshop will teach you how to configure an ordinary piece of rope into a critical piece of rescue gear.
(Room 104)

Struggling Learners – Randi St.Denis / Homeschooling Mom of 7 / Director, Home Educators Encouragement Alliance
Bringing 30 years experience with Homeschooling all types of special needs children, Randi St.Denis, homeschooling mother, tutor, and special needs advocate gives parents loads of information for homeschooling success. Learn how to choose materials, use technology to speed learning, improve visual, auditory, sensory motor and social issues, and set realistic and attainable goals. Famous for her student’s high educational success rates, Randi has many special needs students who have gone on to become successful college students and employees. Start early and set your child on the path that leads to success.
(Room 105)

Square Peg, Round Hole: Shaping Your Daughter’s Identity in a Be-Like-Everyone-Else World – Rebecca Ingram Powell, Homeschooling Mom of 3, Nationally Known Author/Speaker / MomSeriously.com
The battle lines are drawn and war is waged on our daughters every day. Whether she is bombarded by images and scenes from the ever-present media or assaulted internally by doubts and misgivings of her own imaginings, a growing girl believes she will never measure up to anyone’s expectations. Join Rebecca in this faith-based session to learn what you can do to prevent a crisis of identity theft and equip your daughter with the knowledge of her true identity, gifts, and potential.
(Room 106)

Abacus-Based RightStart Mathematics – Wendy Braswell/RightStart Mathematics
Can you use the time-honored abacus to teach math? Absolutely! See how the AL Abacus fosters quantity recognition and develops addition strategies. Investigate place value in a crystal clear format. Explain “borrowing and carrying” when adding and subtracting numbers. Discover the simplicity of multiplication. The AL Abacus can be a perfect supplement or is the focal point of RightStart Mathematics!
(Room 110)

Combining Classical Education, Charlotte Mason, and Unit Studies with a Biblical Perspective – Amy Quakkelaar / My Father’s World
The myriad of homeschool choices can be overwhelming like interstates, highways, back roads and scenic routes. There are so many ways and opinions, how can one navigate through it all and still homeschool effectively? Why not blend the best of each method? Join My Father’s World as we show how to instill Christian values while integrating great literature, chronological history, geography, hands-on activities, notebooks and timelines, narration, study of Greek and Latin roots, nature studies, and more. Enjoy short, well-planned lessons in the morning with time to pursue individual interests in the afternoon.
(Room 112)

The Promise of Jonadab: Building a Christian Family Legacy in a Time of Cultural Decline – Gail and E. Ray Moore / E. Ray Moore, Frontline Ministries, Inc. and Exodus Mandate Project
One lone family amid cultural and religious collapse struggles to maintain faith in their time and future generations. This ancient clan demonstrates the successful transition of faith that remains aflame for centuries. Communicating zeal for God than any Christian father can emulate today, this biblical narrative unfolds an obscure character’s life in a time of spiraling moral and theological decline. Come learn from the authors of The Promise of Jonadab.
(Room 113)

Can Mom or Dad Really Teach Story-Problems? – Tom Clark / VideoText Interactive
In this entertaining and instructional workshop with Tom Clark, founder of VideoText Interactive, and author of “Algebra: A Complete Course”, and “Geometry: A Complete Course”, you will develop, and learn how to use, the five analysis questions that must be asked to solve all story problems, whether in simple arithmetic or in Algebra. The correct answers to these questions are guaranteed to lead students to the relation (equation or inequality) they must solve in order to find the answer to the problem. 
(Room 114)

Develop a Learner’s Heart with Real Books – Kelly Lutman / Sonlight Curriculum
Parents who were educated in a classroom setting may automatically think that school requires textbooks. However, homeschooling allows flexibility both in the setting and the tools used for education. You can combine the benefits of Charlotte Mason and classical education, with materials that are already gathered and scheduled for you. Sonlight enables you to build relationships and character, while exploring the world, all from the comfort of your couch.
(Room 115)

Ministering to the Heart of a Parent – Coach Rick Andreassen
This workshop is designed to be a time of encouragement — let God refresh your heart! Coach Rick has an amazing way of communicating “From the Heart of God . . . to the Heart of a Parent . . . About the Heart of a Child.” His passion and enthusiasm to encourage homeschool parents will make this one workshop you don’t want to miss! Come and be refreshed, revitalized and encouraged!
(Room 116)

Science Unsnarled – Donna Krahn / Rainbow Resource Center
Confused by the jumble of science curriculum available? There are so many possibilities: real books, hands-on, Charlotte Mason, Classical. Join a Rainbow Resource Curriculum Consultant as she brings order to the chaos of science curricula.
(Room 117)

Intentional Parenting – Teresa Knight / Knight’s Book Knook
Swim Lessons, Home school co-op, baseball, movies, dating, music lessons, curriculum choices, etc. So many choices. Are you confused about what to do and what choices you should make? How do you know what ones are the most important? Join Teresa Knight as she gives you some insight and personal experience about how to be intentional about all of your parenting. 
(Room 118)

Handwriting Trains the Brain – Iris Hatfield / New American Cursive
Learn why cursive is important to academic success. The when, why and how of teaching this important life skill is make easy with the exciting New American Cursive Penmanship Program. Students who struggle with handwriting will enjoy this program.
(Room 119)



Friday, July 27, 2012 -  5:30 PM

Developing a Godly Entrepreneurial Mindset: How our son brought his dad home from corporate America – Rhea Perry, Homeschooling Mom of 7 / Educating for Success
America was founded by entrepreneurs who overcame the challenge of starting a business with nothing but the resources they found. The Industrial Revolution steered those entrepreneurs into safe jobs that took them out of the home, limited their income and opportunity, and often neglected to provide for them during retirement. Now, the Information Age revives the opportunity for free spirits like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford to impact the world with their contributions. Embracing this spirit of free enterprise at the age of 18, Drew Perry replaced his dad’s income in just three years allowing him to come home from corporate America. When his dad recently lost his battle with cancer, the multiple streams of income they had created continued to provide for the family. In this story of the Perry family’s educational journey, discover the secrets of financial freedom they have learned while educating their children for success. 
(Room 104)

Technology for the Struggling Learner – Matthew St.Denis
Matt St. Denis reveals top ten secrets to using technology to facilitate learning in middle/high through college. Matthew, an IT professional and person with dyslexia counsels parents and students on how to ensure success in utilizing technology in the classroom and while studying. 
(Room 105)

Building Character into Your Child – Robert Andrews, National Speaker/Certified Business & Family Coach / Gospel Parenting
Parents often confuse their job with God’s job in the life of their child. God has designed that He alone brings spiritual life. But He has given the parent the job of building character. What biblical character traits can we as parents self-consciously set as a goal for our children and how can we train them in such a way that that goal will be achieved when they leave our home as adults?
(Room 106)

TEACH YOUR CHILD MUSIC – EDEN VANING – ViolinBook.com / Ebaru Publishing
A Music Education is a very special blessing which not only enriches a child’s life by giving a child the special skills to share the beauty of music with others, but builds the child’s self-esteem, fosters leadership development, improves math, reading and other academic skills, encourages a child’s creativity, and enhances a child’s communication skills. Even a parent with little or no musical background can effectively teach his or her child music. This workshop, with lots of demonstrations, introduces a fun and easy approach to incorporate music into your curriculum. Music bonds the family, lifts the heart and is a wonderful way to give back to the community.
(Room 110)

Mobile Learning, Independent Learning – Thomas Morrow – Wave 3 Learning / Sequential Spelling
Come see how mobile learning on the I-Pad is already a reality! Demonstrating independent learning with the highly acclaimed Sequential Spelling series, you will get to see and touch the future of your children’s education today! 
(Room 112)

Nutrition in Every Stage of Life – Marjorie Clark / GNLD Products
This workshop will follow human nutritional needs through the various life stages: childhood, young adults, adult men and women (including pregnancy and lactation and infancy, older adults and seniors. The information for this workshop comes by special permission from well-known researcher, Arianna Carughi PhD.
(Room 113)

Preparing Your Family and Student for College – Denise Jacob – CollegePlus!
Preparing Your Family and Student for College – A diploma is in your child’s future. There is a conversation that would be beneficial. Is college in the future? Technical School? A career? What is the student’s expectation? What is your expectation? This workshop is a must for families contemplating the realities of college.
(Room 114)

Chemistry for Everyone! Matthew Poston / Mr. Science Teacher
Introduce the Language of Chemistry to anyone in less than 10 minutes! FREE!! It’s FUN and EASY!!
(Room 115)

Ten80 Student Racing Challenge: NASCAR STEM Initiative - Jeannie Ruiz / Ten80
Discover the excitement of learning science, technology, engineering and math with radio controlled race cars. This research-based program provides curriculum and a national web-based competition for middle and high school. Put the math in your STEM programs with Ten80 Student Racing Challenge.
(Room 116)

Georgia 4-H Environmental Education: Georgia’s Classroom Without Walls -David Weber & Kimberly Taylor / Georgia 4-H Environmental Education
This session will highlight our high quality educational field studies which connect students of all grade levels to nature while complementing multiple subject areas. Participants will learn about the successes of our programs and learn how to easily plan effective and meaningful trips at one of the five 4-H Centers across the state.
(Room 117)

When Personalities Collide – Homeschooling Middle & High School – Meredith Curtis / Powerline Productions (Kingdom Building Services)
More than learning styles, personalities tend to influence how students want to learn in high school. Mom and Dad’s personalities affect their teaching styles. Sometimes personalities collide, resulting in conflict, learning problems, and getting off track. Meredith will share ways to homeschool with your teens and your own personalities in view.
(Room 118)


 



Saturday, July 28, 2012 – 10:00 AM

Raising and Homeschooling Boys – Randi St.Denis / Homeschooling Mom of 7 / Director, Home Educators Encouragement Alliance
Boys see differently, hear differently, think differently and learn differently. Sometimes it’s tough for moms and dads to know just how to raise and educate them. Randi St.Denis, the mother of seven children, five of them boys, helps parents face the joys and challenges of homeschooling boys as they grow into young men.
(Room 105)

Stop Sibling Fights, Name Calling & Tattling – Kirk Martin, Behavioral Therapist & Homeschooling Dad / Celebrate Calm
Does anything make your blood boil more than hearing your children be mean to each other? But none of your rational discussions make a difference. You feel like a bad parent, like you’ve done something wrong, embarrassed that your kids act like this. What happens when you have one child who takes all your energy and time? We’ll show you how to get your kids to share, stop tattling, and resolve conflict so you don’t have to be the sheriff. We’ll even show you an amazing way to deal with your kids complaining, it’s not fair!
(Room 106)

Aromatherapy, the Key to Brain Sensory – Karen Hopkins / Growing Healthy Homes
The use of aromatherapy can provide stimulation to the brain which can reduce stress and optimize learning.
(Room 110)

Occupying Preschoolers While Teaching Older Children – Amy Quakkelaar / My Father’s World
Our children are precious gifts from the Lord but sometimes they can interfere with our human plans. These little ones seem to seek attention at the wrong time. What can we do at these times to creatively involve them in the learning process? My Father’s World shares many suggestions on how to educate and occupy little ones.
(Room 112)

Homework Wars and the Fight to Read – David Cook, O.D., F.C.O.V.D. / Cook Vision Therapy Center, Inc.
Does it take hours to do 20 minutes of homework? Does your bright child struggle to read? Some children have undetected vision problems that make it uncomfortable, even painful to see clearly up close even if they have normal eye exams or 20/20 eyesight. Learn how you can end the homework wars.
(Room 113)

A Classical Education Made Approachable – Classical Conversations
Unsure of what a true classical education looks like? Are you tired of trying to make classical education fun for your children? Join us for a time of education and encouragement as we discuss the foundational aspects of the classical model and how YOU can make it approachable for everyone!  (Room 114)

SoS! School on a Shoestring – Cathy Canen / Writing Strands
You can teach your kids for less money than you think you can. More money doesn’t make for a better education – the school systems prove that. For 15 years, Cathy taught her kids for less than $100 per year. The SOS! method works for all learning styles and follows the classical education model. Let Writing Strands and the SOS! method make your home school a little simpler and a little cheaper.
(Room 115)

UH, OH! The Fractions Are Moving In! (There goes the neighborhood!) – Tom Clark / VideoText Interactive
Since algebraic fractions are a much more complex form than arithmetic fractions, the memorization of the operational techniques generally taught in arithmetic, simply will not hold in Algebra. In this instructional workshop, Tom Clark, founder of VideoText Interactive, and author of “Algebra: A Complete Course”, and “Geometry: A Complete Course”, humorously explains, in detail, the reasons behind the rules. Now students can develop a clear, conceptual approach to working with fractions, without a reliance on meaningless shortcuts and tricks, preparing them to be much more successful when working with algebraic relations.
(Room 116)

How To Help Your Struggling Reader Become a Great Reader- Carol Burton / Burton Reading
A struggling reader is a child who has holes in his education. Somehow, he missed some essential pieces in his reading instruction. This seminar explains why your child is struggling and then outlines what you, as a parent, can do to fill in the holes and help your child become a great reader.  (Room 117)

Teaching History the Fun Way! – Meredith Curtis / Powerline Productions (Kingdom Building Services)
History is far more than rote memorization of dates and events. Let your family discover people, places, events, clothing, music, art, culture, and food from other times and places. As your family sees God’s providential hand in HIS Story, there will be an excitement and curiosity about history.
(Room 118)

Real Kids! Real Places! Keeping History Alive – Kristin Melton / Gallopade International
Explore the many ways that history can come alive for your child with the Real Kids! Real Places! mystery book series for kids ages 7-14 The wholesome, family-focused Real Kids! Real Places! mystery book series, written by award-winning children’s author Carole Marsh, gets children interested in America’s history while learning about significant events, people culture, and locations. The workshop will also cover how to use cross-curricular materials to reinforce learning. This workshop is particularly helpful for parents that include field trips to historical places as part of their children’s curriculum.
(Room 119)



Saturday, July 28, 2012 – 11:15 AM

Homeschooling the Gifted Child – Randi St.Denis / Homeschooling Mom of 7 / Director, Home Educators Encouragement Alliance
Discover ways to help gifted children to achieve their potential without self destructing from stress. Gifted kids are children too! Sometimes they are more mature than anyone else & sometimes they are more babyish than anyone else. Learn secrets to pacing gifted children, encouraging them to tackle tough scenarios, helping them learn resilience when they hit a wall, & helping them to develop better social skills.
(Room 105)

Capturing Our Child’s Heart – the Foundation of Child Training – Robert Andrews, National Speaker/Certified Business & Family Coach / Gospel Parenting
All the parenting techniques and methods in the world, even biblical ones, do no good if your child is resistant to receive your training. As long as he/she is a child and you can force him/her to comply with your wishes all seems well, but if you have not captured his/her heart, that serenity often proves to be a mirage that disappears during the teen-age years. How can you capture your child’s heart to insure that they will follow as adults the direction for life you have pointed for them? 
(Room 106)

Making Literature MEANINGFUL – Robin Finley / Analytical Grammar
So a student reads a book, maybe takes a quiz or two, per­haps writes a book report. Is that it?  Do we just check that box and move on? If so, why? What’s the point? How do you “teach” literature, anyway? Robin Finley has lectured and written on this subject for more than three decades. Her belief that Western literature is really one big, long argument, which she calls “the eternal argument,” goes a long way toward answering these questions. With a lot of humor and many excellent examples from literature, she’ll explain this framework which will make reading, learning, and teaching literature a much more meaningful endeavor.
(Room 110)

Evaluation of the struggling reader or writer – Sandie Barrie Blackley, CCC-SLP / Lexercise
Children with language processing differences typically struggle with reading, writing and/or spelling. To select the best method for helping a child, his/her language processing strengths and weaknesses must be clearly understood. However, traditional psycho-educational evaluations are not designed to do this. In this seminar case studies will be used to contrast the purpose of a language processing evaluation with that of a traditional psycho educational evaluation. Examples of information obtained from both types of evaluations will be examined and discussed.
(Room 112)

Goats, Chickens, Now What? – A Multimedia Panel Discussion on Homesteading and Homeschooling - Paul Bass / The Homeschool Channel
(Room 113)

The Ultimate Timeline & Mapping Book – Tracee Wood / Homeschooling Mom of 2
A way to create a timeline for your student or students that makes sense. It will showcase how they have grown, what they have learned, and it isn’t purchasing another program that almost works. This system is a make your own that appeals to ALL learning styles.
(Room 114)

Raising Entrepreneurial Children For Success – Ann Haney, Homeschooling Mom of 6 / Ann Haney Ministries
Does the thought of becoming an entrepreneur excite you as well as intimidate you? Do you wonder why some become entrepreneurs while others do not. Maybe you come from a family heritage of employees and desire to raise your children to break this pattern. Or maybe you are an entrepreneur and want to develop a sure foundation of success for your children? You might be the adult who wonders if it’s too late to apply your gift and become an entrepreneur. No matter what question you can identify with, God’s word has life application principles that are sure to bring you and your children to success! If you desire to change your life and direct the lives of your children for prosperity, follow me on this journey through the lives of Biblical figures and some of History’s greatest achievers to discover what God has in store for you. At the beginning of this workshop Ann’s daughters will set the stage through a praise dance demonstration that will prepare you to break the patterns that keep you and your children from becoming successful entrepreneurs. Ann will follow with life application principles in her presentation to effectively help you implant entrepreneurial mindsets within you and your child for sure success. Come experience this life changing workshop that will transform your family’s future!
(Room 115)

Multisensory Interactive MATH Learning – Vinod Agrawal, Former Math & Science Tutor / A+ TutorSoft
Come join us to learn about our Innovative Multisensory Interactive MATH learning platform and how to use this highly-effective and individualized program to help your child succeed in math. Our Interactive MATH Curriculum Software is excellent for all types of learners, particularly the visual learners. It does the teaching for you and frees up your time, builds strong foundation and challenges children, takes the boredom of learning MATH away, engages children and makes learning MATH fun. A+ TutorSoft’s Interactive MATH is a result of active involvement and input from many homeschool families. We have worked with many homeschooling parents and children to understand what elements are most important to homeschooling parents and how we can make their homeschooling journey much easier with our curriculum.  (Room 116)

Understanding Your Child’s Learning Style: Unlocking Your Students – Potential – Marilyn Mosley Gordanier M.Ed., Learning Style Coach (LV2) / Laurel Springs School
Understanding your child’s learning personality, modality, environment, interest and talent can transform your homeschool experience. Participants will learn how to identify their child’s learning style, which will assist in enhancing his or her educational and personal experience. The information gained from this workshop will increase a child’s, self-esteem, family harmony and academic success. Adopting this simple methodology to learning styles will enhance the way a child learns, and the way parents and teachers instruct. 
(Room 117)

An Accredited Diploma or Not? – Cara Ellison / Westridge Christian Academy
Cara weighs the pros and cons of graduating with an accredited diploma. Two of her sons graduated without an accredited diploma and went on to lead successful lives. She gives incites and wisdom on what your student will be up against when they complete their homeschooling years. 
(Room 118)

TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGE AT HOME? It CAN be done! – Dale Gamache – La Clase Divertida (The FUN Class!)
While most parents are familiar with and feel somewhat confident teaching the 3-R’s to their children, very few feel that same confidence with foreign language instruction. In my workshop, I hope to answer many of the questions I have heard repeatedly during my 29 years of Spanish instruction of children ages 4-18 and my 15 years of homeschooling.  What is the best age to start teaching a foreign language?  What language should I teach?  What about Greek or Latin? Do my children need 2 years of a foreign language to be accepted at a Community College or a University? And many more! 
(Room 119)



Saturday, July 28, 2012 – 12:30 PM

Making Meals Easy and Impactful for Homeschooling – Randi St.Denis / Homeschooling Mom of 7 / Director, Home Educators Encouragement Alliance
Many wonderful childhood memories revolve around meals. Make sure that your children fondly remember their time around the table. With little effort, meals can be restful, extend homeschool learning, be more delicious, nutritious and easier to prepare. Tips on menu planning, inexpensive meals, choosing cookbooks, etc. Get handout with fun recipes to make with the kids.
(Room 105)

“You’re Not the Boss of Me!”: Motivating Strong-Willed Children – Kirk Martin, Behavioral Therapist & Homeschooling Dad / Celebrate Calm
How do you motivate a child who looks right at you and doesn’t listen? What about a teenager who has shut down or defiant? Your child was born with boxing gloves on, ready to fight. Well-meaning people tell you to clamp down on and get control of your child. But you don’t want to crush his spirit or create more defiance. Instead of constantly creating power struggles, we’ll show you how to enjoy a respectful, motivated child who is confident, persistent and purposeful. Society needs our kids. And you can enjoy them. I’ll get my own strong-willed son, Casey, answering questions in this class. One of my favorites. 
(Room 106)

Learn to Read and Write with PAL – Cathy Flowers / Institute for Excellence in Writing
Announcing IEW’s Primary Arts of Language (PAL), a beginning reading and writing program based on Anna Ingham’s 70-year legacy. Designed to provide everything you need to start your K-2 students reading and writing, these multisensory, interactive materials will give your children a foundation for excellence in writing as they take delight in learning.
(Room 110)

How to Ace the SAT – Christine Torre / College Prep Genius
Learn the secrets of SAT success that have helped hundreds of students raise their test scores as much as 600 points! Learn how to find shortcuts in test patterns and save time on all types of questions. Math, Writing, and Verbal sections are all covered in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If you have kids in high school, you can’t miss this seminar about preparing them for the SAT!
(Room 112)

Curriculum for Hands-On, Creative, and Gifted Learners -Kim A. Howe, M.S. – Moving Beyond the Page
Are you looking for a curriculum that will foster a love of learning in your children? Come learn about a program that has amazing literature, hands-on activities, fun projects, and real-world application. Moving Beyond the Page is a full curriculum that integrates science, social studies, and language arts in a challenging and engaging way. Come learn more about Moving Beyond the Page and discover practical ways to bring the joy back into homeschooling. 
(Room 113)

College The Smart Way – Denise Jacob – CollegePlus!
Many students go to college only to be discouraged by debt, no support group, and wondering if their major really is right for them. Your student can obtain a Regionally Accredited degree with no debt, the flexibility of being able to work and go to college, and the love and support of their families and long-time friends. Find out how.
(Room 114)

Creating Centers in your home without creating chaos – Tracee Wood / Homeschooling Mom of 2
Students (especially preschool and elementary school) learn by role playing and hands on activity; unfortunately, our homeschool is also our home and we don’t always have the space to create such centers. Here is a practical guide to not only creating the centers but using them in your teaching and learning all the way through high school. 
(Room 115)

Make Your Home a Cancer Free Zone with Biblical Nutrition – Catie Frates, High School Science Teacher & Homeschool Mom for 20 Years / Catie Frates Online Classes
Have you ever wondered if there is anything you can do to help prevent your family from getting cancer, diabetes, or heart disease? Come explore the Biblical instructions given to build our natural defenses so that we can live as God intended. Learn how food can assist or destroy your body. Additionally, Catie translates these Biblical instructions into practical applications in your home. Live with knowledge and no fear. Catie has been involved in the study of the causes of cancer since 1983 when she worked in basic immunologic and cancer research at the University of Florida using her degree in Micro and Cell Biology.  *This is not to be taken as medical advice.
(Room 116)

Math Wars – Donna Krahn / Rainbow Resource Center
Sequential or spiral? All American or foreign flavor? What about manipulatives? Just thinking through the choices can derail your homeschool planning. Rainbow’s curriculum specialist provides an overview of many of the various math programs available and helps to identify the factors that will determine a successful choice for your child.
(Room 117)

IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America – Gail and E. Ray Moore / E. Ray Moore, Frontline Ministries, Inc. and Exodus Mandate Project
IndoctriNation (film & companion book) explores the origin and social impact of America’s school system.
(Room 118)

What is Classical Education? – Paul Schaeffer / Memoria Press
Classical education was not only the preferred, but the only form of education in America and the Western world until the turn of the 20th century. It was the education of the founding fathers and of every student who attended a good school until the onset of John Dewey. Learn what this system of education was and how it worked-and how you can master it and implement it in your own home.
(Room 119)



Saturday, July 28, 2012 – 1:45 PM

The Difficult Resistant Child – Randi St.Denis / Homeschooling Mom of 7 / Director, Home Educators Encouragement Alliance
The resistant child can be a nightmare to educate. Today’s resistant child could become tomorrow’s steadfast and reliable adult. Hear other parents discuss how they brought about real change without crushing the tender hearts of their child.
(Room 105)

Ministering to the Heart of a Child – Coach Rick Andreassen
Jesus said, “If you give so much as a cup of water to one of these my little ones, you have done it for Me.” Coach Rick’s warm, unique communication style will be sure to inspire us all! This workshop is designed to refresh and revitalize the awesome privilege to mold and shape our children to become all that God has created them to be!
(Room 106)

Understanding ADHD, Asperger’s and Autism – Amanda Gunter, MSE / Brain Balance
Brain Balance is an after school program utilizing the latest brain research to help children with Learning Disorders like ADHD, Asperger’s, Dyslexia, and Autism to function better academically, socially and behaviorally. Research shows children with these labels have areas of brain underconnectivity, especially between the right and left hemispheres. One of the two hemispheres of the Brain has become STRONGER AND FASTER and the other has become WEAKER AND SLOWER. When this happens the two hemispheres become functionally disconnected and are unable to communicate effectively. The characteristics of the stronger, faster hemisphere become amplified while the characteristics of the weaker, slower hemisphere are muted. This lack of balance translates into the noticeable academic, social and behavioral problems that these children exhibit. Come Learn how the Brain Balance Program identifies and improves areas of Brain Underconnectivity to give your child their best chance at success.
(Room 110)

Handwriting Without Tears: Strategies for Success – Julie Wells, MOT, OTR/L / Handwriting Without Tears
Handwriting Without Tears is a proven success in making legible and fluent handwriting an easy and automatic skill. Children using Handwriting Without Tears to develop their writing skills through multisensory, play-based instruction. The curriculum uses hands-on, educationally sound, explicit instruction methods to teach handwriting to students with diverse learning styles and abilities. This interactive session demonstrates an effective approach for increased legibility for print and cursive. The curriculum provides instruction through music, movement, and hands-on activities and teaches the easiest skills first, then builds on prior knowledge. The unique strategies are developmentally appropriate and encourage oral language proficiency, and fine and gross motor skills. This session also provides engaging teaching strategies for developing pencil grip, and learning letter/number formation, letter sizing, word spacing, sequencing, and sentence skills. It includes simple lesson plans that require minimal preparation time and online resources to support parents and educators.
(Room 112)

Liberty & Economic Freedom: Equipping Mom and Dad - Hon. Ed Setzler
On behalf of the Foundation for Economic Education (www.FEE.org), the Honorable Ed Setzler, four-term representative in the Georgia legislature and homeschool father, will provide parents with a highly engaging presentation of the moral, philosophical, and historical case for liberty and the principles of limited government; the principles of America’s Founders; and their relevance for future generations to maintain liberty, justice, and long-term prosperity.  The focus will be on equipping parents from any background to grasp these timeless principles much more clearly and be prepared to convey them to children of all ages.  The presentation will include free materials (supplies limited) and sample concepts from economics and government seminars provided free of charge in your community by the Foundation for Economic Education for upper middle school, high school, and college-aged students.
(Room 113)

Portfolio Preparation – Get Ready for Art College – Rita Gagliano / Savannah College of Art and Design
Learn helpful tips on preparing a dynamic artistic portfolio! This session presents the fundamentals of successful portfolios and what our review committee looks for in portfolio submissions. The presentation will address visual, media, and performing arts; writing elements, artistic elements, guidelines for inclusion, presentation quality as well as additional aspects of portfolio preparation. The session will include visual examples of portfolios, including those meriting past scholarships. 
(Room 114)

Teaching the Relationship Between God and Government? (Government and Social Studies) – Alan Scholl
Does government matter to Christians? Why is one form of government superior to others? The American Republic and its “rule of law” are the most productive and free ever devised. Why? What are the historical ramifications 0f rule by referendum or majority in a “pure democracy” and what are the proofs in historical and Biblical accounts?
(Room 115)

13 Going on Dirty: Five Things Every Mom Needs to Know About Her Son – Rebecca Ingram Powell, Homeschooling Mom of 3, Nationally Known Author/Speaker / MomSeriously.com
Boys are different, Mom! Our sexually permissive culture is already sending your son signals that real manhood equals an aggressive thirst for power and a lustful hunger for promiscuity. How do you light a fire in your son for Christ alone? Join Rebecca to learn the secrets every mother needs to know about raising a godly son. (Please note: Because of the nature of the content of this workshop, it is for MOMS ONLY.) 
(Room 116)

Is Math Straining your Relationship with your Children? (Identifying the Trouble Spots) – Tom Clark / VideoText Interactive
Join Tom Clark, founder of VideoText Interactive, and author of “Algebra: A Complete Course”, and “Geometry: A Complete Course”, as he offers an entertaining and educational session designed to help you discover the reasons behind the difficulty, on several of the traditional trouble spots in math. Topics discussed will be determined by the audience, and may include division of fractions and multiplication of decimals (using those mindless rules), long-division, story-problems, positive and negative numbers, and numerous others, all of which seem to indicate that Mathematics is just naturally “difficult”.
(Room 117)

Wonderful, Wacky Teenagers – Meredith Curtis / Powerline Productions (Kingdom Building Services)
Even the godliest of children can be a little wacky when they hit puberty. With hormones rushing through their bloodstream, teens can be highly emotional, need more sleep, and have serious lapses in judgment. Yet, they are wonderful, interesting, funny, energetic, and enchanting. If they fall in love with Jesus, they are full of zeal and live passionately for the purposes of God. How can you enjoy your teenager, maintain parental authority, and guide them to adult independence?
(Room 118)

Life at a Glance -Bill Perry
Ever heard people tell you “God has a wonderful plan for your life” but don’t tell you what it is? Come find out here. See an 80-year life unfold from the Bible including all 4 seasons and what each season is for. Then we’ll focus on the first season (youth) and see why an adolescent’s brain is different than at any other time of life. We’ll look at the party scene how addictions form and how economics pictures wisdom. A must for parents and high schoolers.
(Room 119)



Saturday, July 28, 2012 – 3:00 PM

What the Hands Do, the Brain Does:  Notebook Foldables® for Lasting Understanding – Dinah Might Adventures
Brain research states that what the hands do, the brain does (Jensen 2005).  This interactive, hands-on session is a must for all interested in making connections between brain research and classroom practice.  Three-dimensional graphic organizers (Foldables®) engage students both visually and kinesthetically.  Students cut, fold, write, draw, and manipulate, while cognitively speaking, they are transforming and organizing information to achieve more personal, authentic communication and lasting understanding.   Learn how to add dimensionality to student notebooks that can build in differentiation, improve academic vocabulary, increase student motivation and student achievement, provide an alternative form of assessment, teach and reinforce organization of thought, and reduce paper use.  Leave with a mini-composition book that is ready to use immediately.
(Room 105)

A Biblical Courtship Model – Robert Andrews, National Speaker/Certified Business & Family Coach / Gospel Parenting
Building on the principles discovered in the previous seminar, Robert proposes a courtship model that incorporates these biblical principles to give parents a specific plan to follow in helping their children find a mate. He is careful to emphasize the parent’s freedom and latitude in the implementation of the model. 
(Room 106)

RightStart Math: Building a Solid Foundation – Wendy Braswell/RightStart Mathematics
Mathematics is about patterns and relationships, much more than memorizing facts and procedures. The AL Abacus enables children to learn through guided discovery. It uses their natural ability to visualize, which helps them master the facts and solve problems. Understanding concepts and the relationships between them are critical for building a strong foundation.
(Room 110)

Practical Application of Spiritual Truths – Bruce Stansbury / The Timothy Group, Inc.
This work shop will share the vision of the Timothy Group. Using examples of their tactical training (self-protection, marksmanship, land navigation), Mr Stansbury will explain the exciting spiritual parallels. 
(Room 112)

How to have a Science lab and grow your own produce – Curt Beavers / Tower Garden by Juice Plus
In a live gardening environment learn how to create a Tower Garden on your patio or back yard that will serve as a great science lab to teach your family how to grow and eat healthy, and grow the produce your family loves to eat with no soil, insects, or sweat required!
(Room 113)

Instilling Organization in our children – Tracee Wood / Homeschooling Mom of 2
We may not want to admit it but good organization means good time management. Usually, we always want more from our children. Sometimes, even more than we expect from ourselves or because we feel we are inadequate in this area, we want more for our students. This is an introduction on how to set your students up for success. Learn how to create an organization system on their level and let it grow with them. This is a great step for removing stress from the homeschool relationships.
(Room 114)

Creating a Gifted Mathematician! – Miles R. Jones, PhD.
In 1985, a team of inner-city first graders called Jones Geniuses competed against Mensa (the high IQ society) PhDs in a competition of speed and accuracy in calculating powers and roots.  The PhDs were given electronic calculators while the first graders had to do the advanced math problems mentally.  They had to finish first with the correct answer to win points.   The inner-city elementary children beat the Mensa PhDs by 14 to 6 !
There is good news and bad news about accelerated learning.  Dr. Jones has spent a lifetime studying scriptural guidelines and case histories of prodigies and their methods.  The good news is that you can definitely have a child way above grade level using the keys Dr. Jones has discovered to unleash the God-given potential of the human brain!    The bad news is you must then deal with a child way above grade level in an environment traditionally designed to hold them back. The Institute for Accelerated Learning was founded by Dr. Jones to propagate the keys and materials to release the incredible potential in our children and ourselves.  Find out what these keys are to unlocking the genius in your child and how to apply them in your educational program.
(Room 115)

Move Your Children Away From Fantasy and Help Them to Connect to the Fantastic Reality of the Future that is Today – Matthew St.Denis
Kids are excited about the future, but we parents don’t always know to educate and encourage them technically in realistic and meaningful ways. Your homeschool children can begin now to train for working in our future world. Matthew discusses ways to engage and cast a vision for the possibilities as students become energized to learn basic technologies for fun and to make money. Discover the beginning steps for helping elementary, middle and high school students. Parents and children will thoroughly enjoy this workshop. 
(Room 116)

Chemistry for Everyone! – Matthew Poston / Mr. Science Teacher
Introduce the Language of Chemistry to anyone in less than 10 minutes! FREE!! It’s FUN and EASY!!
(Room 117)

7 Online Careers for You and Your Children – Rhea Perry, Homeschooling Mom of 7 / Educating for Success
The Information Age is changing everything, including education and business. The Internet now offers a multitude of home business options, yet how can a God-seeking family know what is right for them or who to trust to mentor their children? In this session, home school veteran and mother of seven, Rhea Perry, will share 7 online careers anyone can learn with their children to operate a successful business from home to build true financial freedom.
(Room 118)

Homeschooling in Georgia: Legal overview, update and Q & A - Homeschool Legal Advantage
Get all your homeschool questions answered. 
(Room 119)