2015 Workshop Schedule

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Name of Speaker
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Workshop Description


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Friday, July 24, 2015

Room 102/103
KidsZone (Ages 3-12 – 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM)
(Registration Required)

Room 104
Teen Leadership Conference (Ages 13-18 – 10 AM to 3 PM)
Lucas & Hannah Cherry
(Registration Required)

Room 105
How to Win the Invisible Spiritual Culture War in Your Family
Lisa Cherry
Frontline Moms & Dads

Recent Barna research reveals only 1% of our young millennial generation have a true biblical worldview! How will we as homeschoolers respond to this all out war against our children and our homes? In this age where “anything goes” and absolute truth is reckoned obsolete, we must upgrade our strategies. With candid honesty the Cherrys expose the subtle and not-so-subtle mind and soul traps luring our Christian children away from the Lord. This session will call and equip a new generation of frontline families who will stand firm with boldness, peace and joy as they win the spiritual war in their own home.

Room 106
This Is It!
Tracee Wood
The planner world is a huge industry. It also is certain it is a form of torture for us OCD, super-organized, unorganized, and nervous homeschooling MOMS. There are many things that we have to keep up with and figuring out how to put up with it and figure it all out is a puzzle – most often without all of the pieces. Take the mystery out of finding the perfect system for you and doing it all without spending lots of dollars.

Room 110
Living, Learning, and Loving Together…  The Sonlight Way
Jamie Elmore
Sonlight Curriculum
Sonlight created the first literature-based curriculum 25 years ago and opened a whole new world to homeschoolers.  Come hear how Sonlight will enable you to love teaching your children and empower your family to love learning TOGETHER.  This seminar is taught by a homeschool mom of 6 (with one on the way) who is right there in the trenches with you.  Join us and find out how you can enjoy your homeschool journey the Sonlight way.  

Room 111
The Blessings of the Strong Willed Child
Teresa Knight
Knight’s Book Knook
Having a strong-willed child is hard work. So many will offer you advice, how many tell you that having a child that is strong- willed can actually be a blessing. Your child is a unique gift from God. He has great and mighty plans for them. Learn how to see your child through a different set of eyes. Come and be encouraged as Teresa Knight, a mother of 9 shares her wisdom and insights into raising a child who is strong- willed. God is at work and has equipped you for this task.

Room 112
One Stop Word Shop: Growing and Extending Vocabulary through Engagement
LaTina Robinson
One Stop Word Shop
Have you been searching for effective, yet fun ways, to engage students in rich, complex vocabulary? Research shows having rich, meaningful experiences with vocabulary is the key to higher comprehension and communication. Please join me, as I present, impactful and engaging word strategies from One Stop Word Shop. Together, we can enhance all student’s ability to navigate complex text; while extending their speaking and writing vocabulary.

Room 113/114
Teaching Your Child to Read (How to Avoid Common Pitfalls)
Lorie Delk, M. Ed. CCC-SLP
Up-Words Reading®
Based on over 25 years of experience teaching hundreds of children to read, the author of the Up-Words Reading® curriculum discusses the key components necessary to teach a child to read.

Room 115/116
Homeschooling With the End Result in Mind
Jenni & Jody, Homeschool Moms
J & J Collaborative Media
We wouldn’t dream of planning a vacation without knowing first where we were going. Every piece of our plan hangs on that one detail — how much money we’ll need, how we’ll get there, what activities we’ll do, what we’ll wear — it’s all based on where we’re going. Homeschooling is no different. In this talk Jenni and Jody will encourage parents to create a picture of where each child is headed. Then they’ll help them map the route and offer resources to stay fueled along the journey. ! In addition, they will debunk the myth of the well-rounded child and instead teach parents how to raise the well-lopsided child. They’ll talk about helping kids discover passion and purpose, choosing curriculum that fits the goal, partnering with college admissions officers, sailing on the right ships (internships, apprenticeships and mentorships), the role of the homeschool co-op, investing rather than spending free time and being intentional with extra curricular activities.

Room 117
Could YOU Be A World War II Kid?
Dr. Annette Laing
Dr. Annette Laing’s Non-Boring History
Annette demonstrates her use of artifacts, humor, and make-believe to give kids an understanding of the British Home Front during World War II that can excite them about comparing with American kids’ experiences!

Room 118
The Homeschool Edge
Jordan Crenshaw
Birmingham-Southern College
The Homeschooling Edge will highlight the advantages of homeschooling when transitioning to college. This session will also share helpful tips to consider as your begin your high school and college careers.

Room 119
School on a Shoestring (SOS!)
Cathy Canen
National Writing Institute / Writing Strands
When Cathy switched from using textbooks to the SOS! method, her kids jumped two grade levels in standardized testing, materials cost under $100/year (total), the kids retained what they learned, and school became a whole lot of fun. If you’re tired of the stress and expense of textbooks and workbooks, join us to get a whole new perspective on homeschooling.


11:15 AM to 12:15 PM – Friday, July 24, 2015

Room 102/103
KidsZone (Ages 3-12 – 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM)
(Registration Required)

Room 104
Teen Leadership Conference (Ages 13-18 – 10 AM to 3 PM)
Lucas & Hannah Cherry
(Registration Required)

Room 105
Teaching Mythology in a Religious Household
Jim Weiss
Greathall Productions
Along with the Bible, the fictional mythologies of Greece, Rome, and to a lesser extent, Egypt form the other foundation of all Western literature, so our children must be a working understanding of these stories in order to be literate. In this session, Jim Weiss shows how to address issues about “gods and goddesses” and “superheroes” in a way that reinforces, rather than opposes, the religious and ethical beliefs that you are teaching to your family. Jim will also tell a thrilling tale or two to illustrate.

Room 106
The Mom Book and Her Spiral Friend
Tracee Wood
A workshop based on the greatest tool for organizing key information for your whole household and partner it with 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. . Easy to use and made to custom fit your needs with “over the counter” items.

Room 110
A New Powerful Tool: “Escaping Common Core: Setting our Children Free”
E. Ray Moore
Frontline Ministries / Exodus Mandate
This powerful, newly released documentary not only explains the WHY Christian families should remove their children from the government-run public school system and place them in Christian schools or homeschool, but also HOW. Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are exposed and how you need to be aware that CCSS could infiltrate Homeschool and Christian school curriculum. It reveals the express teaching of the Bible on how to raise and educate children. You will learn how to use this film to make an impact in the lives of other Christian families and children all across the nation for God’s glory! This is an important follow-up from the IndoctriNation DVD. E. Ray Moore is narrator and producer.

Room 111
Give Your Students a GREAT Foreign Language Experience!
Caryn Hommel
Excelerate SPANISH
You will leave this workshop equipped with a road map to help you locate, assess, and implement tools and strategies that actually WORK the way our brains are designed to work. Discover methods and approaches that lend themselves to success and proficiency! Best of all, experience a fun AND effective lesson! Please bring the kids. :) Come and learn: 1. How and why so many students fail to achieve proficiency with ordinary methods 2. What brain researchers and language acquisition experts are saying 3. Simple techniques that improve retention 4. How to provide contexts that increase appeal and enjoyment (because learning another language is AWESOME and should feel that way!) 5. The difference between various curricula, programs and methods 6. What kinds of free/cheap resources are most beneficial 7. How you and your family can work smarter, not harder, and jump over this hurdle successfully!

Room 112
Learn to Read and Write with PAL
Rachel Rist
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 113/114
Homeschooling on a Budget
Renee Miller
Have you wondered, “How can I afford to homeschool?” or “Am I capable of teaching my children?” You and thousands of parents these past 30 years have wondered the same things and have homeschooled their children successfully. Renee shares hundreds of ideas to save you money as you teach your children and raise them to love the Lord with all their hearts.

Room 115/116
Encouragement for Moms of Many Children
Charlotte Ellard, Homeschool Mom
As a mother of 12 home educated children ages 12 to 32, Charlotte would like to offer encouragement to moms, as well as some specific answers to “How do you do it all?!!”. From emotional support to organizational how-to’s that she has personally implemented “successfully” for her large family, come join us for some laughter, commiserating and helpful hints. Character building, lesson plans, laundry, meals, sibling rivalry…we’ll try to touch on as many as time will allow.

Room 117
ACT SUCCESS: How to Raise your ACT Score
Jim Giovannini
ACT SUCCESS by Academic Tutoring
This hand-on workshop is for both student and parent. Mr. Giovannini will expertly lead you through the sections of the ACT, providing strategies for each section. Come to this workshop and raise your ACT score while improving your college admission choices and scholarship opportunities!

Room 118
Prime Numbers – The Gateway to Algebra and Beyond!
Dennis DiNoia
Mr. D Math
This hands-on workshop will show how to use prime numbers to simplify both numerical and algebraic fractions, greatest common factors, least common multiples, simplifying roots and determining patterns in sequences. This workshop is for anyone who is pre-algebra to pre-calculus. The workshop is fast paced and fun whether you are a middle school student, high school student or parent. This is a must for parents of younger children preparing for pre-algebra!

Room 119
Why Building a Home Business through Apprenticeship Is the Best Home Education Your Children Will Ever Have
Rhea Perry
Educating for Success
One of the best educational experiences your children could ever have is owning and operating their own businesses. With a home business, students develop important leadership skills and learn first-hand the importance of character while adding valuable experience to their educational portfolios. In this session, complete with insightful pictures, Rhea Perry tells the story of how her second son, Will, built a successful commercial roofing company from scratch with his younger brother. You will learn the Perry family’s secret for encouraging their children to seek God, pursue their dreams and live financially free.


12:30 PM to 1:30 PM – Friday, July 24, 2015

Room 102/103
KidsZone (Ages 3-12 – 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM)
(Registration Required)

Room 104
Teen Leadership Conference (Ages 13-18 – 10 AM to 3 PM)
Lucas & Hannah Cherry
(Registration Required)

Room 105
Teach Excellence without Oppressing your Child’s Spirit
Cynthia L Simmons, Homeschool Mom
As homeschool moms we long for our children to reach excellence, but there’s a fine line between high goals and perfectionism. Cynthia will teach ways to communicate both your love for your child and the need for high standards.

Room 106
Curing Spelling & Reading Problems
Randi St. Denis
This workshop is a list of the many books and materials for the best possible teaching of a child who struggles with reading & spelling.

Room 110
eCore Advantage – Your Pathway to College Credit within the University System of Georgia
Randy Blackmon
eCore
Learn about the convenient and adaptable online DUAL ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITIES from USG eCore. Is eCore a good option for your student? Glean details regarding options of college coursework to include Math, Science, English, History and Social Sciences for the online savvy student. Rising home schooled juniors and seniors can utilize ACCEL funds and take courses via prestigious institutions throughout the state. Earned credit is then transferable to ANY USG institution. Tuition is only $169 per credit hour and many of the 26 courses have embedded textbooks offering even more savings! Learn about our student success model and how we maintain targeted communication throughout the course.

Room 111
Are you holding your kids back from their creative genius? Let’s find out!
Dwayne Walker
Sparketh
Join creative professional, Dwayne Walker, as he demonstrates the advantages of children growing into a creative genius, the signs that you are/aren’t holding back from your child’s creativity, and how you can implement creativity into your curriculum.

Room 112
Get a Right Start in Fractions
Kathleen MacGregor
RightStart Mathematics by Activities for Learning
Explore the simplicity and beauty of fractions by approaching them with a linear model, rather than pie slices. Learn how to ask the right questions to guide your child to a solid understanding. We’ll demonstrate activities and games to learn fractions and build confidence right from the start.

Room 113/114
26 Things to do before your student graduates
Mari Fitz-Wynn, Homeschool Mom
Heart for Home School Ministries
This fun and informative workshop will give you tips and great ideas to continue to look for opportunities to make the most of each stage of your child’s education and time at home. We’ve heard it said before, “Time flies,” and when you are both parent and teacher it seems especially true. First, your student is learning to color in between the lines and (seemingly) the next time you look they are ready to graduate.

Room 115/116
Women Working From Home–From Raising Children & Making Money
Ann Haney
Living In Abundance
Ann Haney specializes in teaching Women Working From Home Seminars due to her 14 years experience as a work from home mother. At these events women are taught the same skills Ann has used to build 3 streams of income and raise 4 of her 6 children to be entrepreneurs. Women will discover resources to find work from home jobs, empowerment to discover their individualized skill set and apply it to a career from home, and marketing tools to help achieve the abundance they desire. By 2020 it is estimated that 50% of the workforce will be independent contractors. This means companies are eagerly looking for individuals who can do contract work from the convenience of home without the added cost of overhead to their company. Mothers can raise children, raise funds, and leave a legacy behind for their children. In this workshop resources will be given for legitimate work from home jobs, how to to identify scams and above all the motivation to believe success awaits a mom in all walks of life, single, divorced, married and widowed.

Room 117
A Midwife’s Approach: How to Teach Your Daughter Using Storytelling and Technology in the Home or Home School Environment
Joan Moon
Women’s Health Dynamics Institute
This workshop will teach home schooling educators on ways to teach students of human biology or health education about the female reproductive system through technology and storytelling. The computer-based module, A Woman’s World: Discovering the Dynamic Menstrual Cycle will be presented along with the curriculum, games, puzzles, and quiz items. Storytelling and “Tidbits” of information will be used to show how you can teach this important subject from a value perspective. The information gained in this workshop will not only serve to inform the participant about how to teach women’s health to the student, but also present a platform for women’s wellness from a temporal and spiritual perspective.

Room 118
Your Freedom From Chaos! How to Get it ALL Done, The Love My Schedule Way
Amy Sizemore
Love My Schedule
While homeschooling my eight children (ages 4-22) I learned it wasn’t WHAT you did that mattered as much as WHEN you did it. See using schedules and chore charts in a whole new way, the one that works! When I was homeschooling this is the ONE thing I wanted/needed more than anything, organization and efficiency without all the rigidity of a “regular” schedule. This system is flexible enough to work for a family with two teenage children learning with a structured curriculum like Abeka to a family with ten children using a lap book or unit studies approach. Every family is different, shouldn’t your homeschool reflect that? Learn some unique and proven ways to get the most out of each day!

Room 119
Growing Into Homeschooling
Jennifer Henn, Homeschool Mom
Whether you are considering homeschooling with a five year old or bringing your older child home from public or private school, this class will go over homeschooling basics. Questions answered include: What does Georgia Law Require? Where do I find help? Tackling Curriculum Concerns. Bring your questions; this will be an informative relaxed workshop.


1:45 PM to 2:45 PM – Friday, July 24, 2015

Room 102/103
KidsZone (Ages 3-12 – 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM)
(Registration Required)

Room 104
Teen Leadership Conference (Ages 13-18 – 10 AM to 3 PM)
Lucas & Hannah Cherry
(Registration Required)

Room 105
Yes, I am STILL Homeschooling!
Lisa Cherry
Frontline Moms & Dads
As the years roll by, parents may face moments of burnout with the demands of home educating their children. After 26 years of homeschooling, Lisa can relate to your feelings. In those dry seasons of life, we can even forget why we started homeschooling in the first place! This session is for you if you need to laugh at yourself, rekindle your passion for your homeschooling assignment, and receive some fresh strategies for making school enjoyable again. Come as you are….and leave saying “YES! I can do this again!”

Room 106
Our Homeschool Vault
Tracee Wood
“Lions and Tigers and Bears – oh my.” These may have been the things that caused Dorothy and her friends to second guess their travels along the yellow brick road but for the homeschooling mom – it’s Papers and Tests and Plans – huge sigh. This workshop will center around focusing it all into one place, deciding what to keep, how to keep it, and finding it all when you need it. It is the reference book of your homeschool journey and the wish book of the things to come; and, it’s all practical and no “fru-fru.”

Room 110
Identity and Destiny for Amazing Kids
Dr. Libby Hodge
Identity and Destiny for Amazing Kids
God created us for a purpose-filled life. How old must a child be before he/she can begin to understand his/her God-given purpose? Most of us can remember playing games as children about being, teachers, doctors, preachers, parents, actors, athletes and so on. Children are imaginative, adventurous, often fearless, and bold about discovering, “What I want to be when I grow up.” So often, when children get older, they lose their focus and childlike zeal as the events of life take over the outcomes of life. Help children identify the skills and gifts that God has placed within them so that they might learn at a young age, and begin to direct their education, hobbies, and relationships in the direction that is most pleasing to God, and most fulfilling to them.

Room 111
Teach Your Teenager To Write Well
David Moody
The Writing Coach
Writing is an essential skill. Teaching your 6th-12th grader how to write eloquently and engage their audience is not difficult. Learn what you need to do to hone your child’s writing skills and train your child how to put pen to paper and write well.

Room 112
Teaching History the Way It Happened— In Order!
Julia Nalle
BiblioPlan for Families
In most subjects, we start by teaching the basics: In reading, we start by teaching children the alphabet; in writing, we start by teaching children how to hold a pencil; and in arithmetic, we start by teaching children how to count. Since we start every other subject at the beginning, why should we start history in the middle— with Columbus’ arrival in the West Indies, or with the American Revolution? A well-ordered approach to history and literature allows students to follow history as it happened: In order, from ancient times through the present. A classical approach produces a well-rounded student who knows the stories from all of history— whether ancient or modern, Biblical or secular— that every educated person should know. This seminar will help you understand how to integrate history with literature reading, writing assignments, geography study, hands-on history activities in a classical four year Charlotte Mason styled approach. The entire family can enjoy history together (with appropriate material for each learning age) with this chronological study plan.

Room 113/114
TRANSCRIPTS, CREDITS, GRADES, OH MY!
Christine Torre
College Prep Genius
During middle school and above, parents start asking, “How in the world do we home school high school?” Through this nuts and bolts class, parents will learn how to prepare a transcript, keep and record grades, calculate a GPA and figure credits. You’ll be equipped with everything you need to know to home school through high school. If you have a middle or high school student and you’re considering home education through high school, you should definitely attend this workshop! You’ll walk away encouraged and empowered to finish the home school journey strong and confident!

Room 115/116
Homeschooling on Purpose
Jenni & Jody, Homeschool Moms
J & J Collaborative Media
Got boys? How often does it occur to us that we are currently raising the future head of a household? One day, that boy is probably going to lead a family. He might also lead church or a company or a baseball team or a homeowner’s association. And what about girls? We’re all familiar with Proverbs 31, but a close look at that woman reveals an impressive skill set. As homeschoolers we have an unparalleled advantage to prepare our kids for life, but we’ve got to be intentional about it. The standard American school system spends 13 years on academics, but doesn’t usually teach kids how to run a business or invent a product and take it to market or comparison shop or grow food or invest money or do house and car repairs or file taxes or resolve conflicts — the list goes on and on. We live in the land of opportunity, but most of the public hasn’t learned how to take advantage of the wide range of opportunities here. This doesn’t have to be the case for homeschoolers.

Room 117
Homeschool Sports
Hank St. Denis, Homeschool Dad
Learn from Hank, the founder of one of the first homeschooling football leagues in the US. Hank will discuss opportunities for boys and girls for many different sports. Homeschoolers in sports is growing fast and there are great leagues and new programs all around! A sample of the many sports available include baseball, football, basketball, cheerleading, girls basketball, and more! Hank will also discuss the famous “Tebow Law” and what it means. Hank is the founder/director of the Glory for Christ Football league and the National Homeschool Football Tournament in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Room 118
Rosetta Stone Homeschool Foreign Language Curriculum
Teri Shepard
Experience firsthand the power of Rosetta Stone® Homeschool. We’ll explore how this program provides students with a rich, interactive language-learning experience, while giving parents the tools to track and manage student progress.

Room 119
Transforming Struggling Readers to Excellent Readers in Months—Not Years!
Dee Tadlock
Read Right
“If we are to obtain results never before achieved, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.” (Francis Bacon) Learn about Read Right, an innovative reading intervention program that challenges mainstream thinking in the field of reading and explains why so many students have reading problems. Research results will be presented, confirming the power of Read Right to dramatically transform struggling readers to excellent readers—in a matter of months, not years! This is possible because the methodology is in alignment with how the brain learns a process. Your son or daughter can access Read Right at home through real-time live tutoring via the internet.


3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Friday, July 24, 2015

Room 102/103
KidsZone (Ages 3-12 – 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM)
(Registration Required)

Room 104
Teen Leadership Conference (Ages 13-18 – 10 AM to 3 PM)
Lucas & Hannah Cherry
(Registration Required)

Room 106
The Art and Joy of Storytelling and Reading Aloud to Children
Jim Weiss
Who doesn’t like to be read to? And who better to read to children than the people they love and trust most-their parents. This workshop will teach parents to make the very most of their precious read-aloud time with their children. At the heart of each story he tells, Jim Weiss’ renowned ability to make even complex subjects comprehensible and memorable to young children is evident. This delightful and immediately useful workshop will help parents to: become even better readers; more clearly define their children’s listening skills; facilitate the consideration of the freshness, outlook and interpretation of the stories they choose to read; and assist in using ones voice as an instrument with rewarding and dramatic results.

Room 110
Brain Based Strategies for improving and eliminating Neurodevelopmental and Learning Disorders.
Dr. Peter J. Scire
Brain Balance Achievement Center
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 that 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 111
Top 10 Questions Homeschool Parents Have About Teaching Art Answered
Dwayne Walker
Sparketh
So, you have questions about teaching your child art? You’re not alone. Join creative professional, Dwayne Walker, as he answers the top questions he has received from homeschool parents throughout his career. Stick around for the question and answer segment where your unique questions can also be answered.

Room 112
Think Bigger Than College
Zachary Slayback
Praxis
College isn’t just a worse deal now than it was ten years ago — it can actually be worse than not going at all! Through experience both with startups and as a student at an Ivy League university, Zak learned this lesson firsthand. Real education comes in the real world, and young people are in a better position than ever to create their own unique path to success by engaging in real world experience and the activities that make them come alive.

Room 113/114
Take Heart 26 Steps to a Healthy Home School
Mari Fitz-Wynn, Homeschool Mom
Heart for Home School Ministries
Home Schooling is not for the faint of heart, while deeply rewarding, home schooling takes hard work, dedication and planning. It’s a full time job and burnout is all too common among home school families.Join Mari as shares valuable lessons she learned about creating , building, and establishing a home school that is happy , healthy , and full of heart.

Room 115/116
The Excellence Curriculum
Jenni & Jody, Homeschool Moms
J & J Collaborative Media
Are you raising an 80%-er? You know the kind — they do 80% of a job and then choose to be done. What parent doesn’t want a confident, hard working, innovative kid who perseveres and strives to be his very best? In this talk, Jenni and Jody will equip parents with practical tools that can be integrated into any homeschool curriculum for raising the kind of kids who follow directions immediately with optimism and a willingness to be thorough.

Room 117
The Logic of English: A Way to See Words that Changes Everything!
Debi Lowery
The Logic of English
Your understanding of English will be transformed! No longer will you need to tell your children “that is an exception” learn the tools that explain 98% of English words. You will learn: • The rule that explains the two sounds for C in accent. • Why there is a silent final E in have. • Why we drop the Silent Final E in servicing but not in serviceable. • Why many math- and science-minded kids often struggle with reading and spelling and how to help them! You will leave wondering why someone didn’t tell you this in kindergarten!

Room 118
Breaking the Barriers to Raising Successful Entrepreneurs
Ann Haney
Living In Abundance
Restoring dreams and vision in the next generation is the focus of this workshop. It will empower parents to not only see the potential that awaits their child, but equip them to surface it and help their child market it for success. Four of Ann’s six children are actively working as entrepreneurs in their individualized gifts. Ann’s second oldest is enjoying his dream job as a world-wide traveling videographer and her 18 year old son has his own online business, has managed and operated a mall business since the age of 15 and is getting ready to open his own retail store due to the success of his in demand business. This workshop teaches this principle to parents, “All children are destined to greatness and past and present do not determine future success!” Ann knows this concept well as her family has gone from homelessness 14 years ago to turning purpose into provision today.

Room 119
Raising our Girls to be Ladies
Monica Irvine
The Etiquette Factory
Our precious daughters…do they know how special they truly are and are they confident enough in this truth that they will one day only accept the hand of a true gentleman? Today, our society is teaching girls that being a lady is a thing of the past. This is FALSE. Today’s young ladies need now more than ever to have conviction in what it means to be a lady, as they have an amazing opportunity to be an example to so many. Come, bring your daughters and listen to national motivational speaker and certified Etiquette Coach, Monica Irvine, teach what being a lady is all about. You will walk away inspired and excited to continue to learn the skills that will lead them to happiness.


4:15 PM to 5:15 PM – Friday, July 24, 2015

Room 105
How We Brought Our Dad Home from Corporate America in Just 3 Years
Rhea Perry
Educating for Success
When Drew Perry was 18, he became a real estate investor and brought his college-educated dad home from corporate America in just three years. He created a system for selling houses on eBay which he sold to investors throughout the south at real estate investment clubs. Now, he lives financially free with his wife and five children. Learn how Wendell and Rhea Perry educated their 7 children to live simply, glorify God with their natural talents, and build financial freedom doing what they love.

Room 106
10 Benefits to Teaching With a Natural Approach
Ashley Wiggers
GeoMatters
The natural approach to learning is founded on the desire to follow your child’s developmentally appropriate timetable. This approach is based on proven educational principles from Dr. Ruth Beechick, Charlotte Mason, Dr. Benjamin Bloom and others. Natural learning does not mean learning without goals or structure. It means learning is customized, multi-sensory and engaging. Come to this workshop to hear the top ten reasons why a natural approach will enable you and your family to flourish.

Room 110
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Micah & Marjorie Clark
GNLD Products
Did you know: 73% of new mothers fail to meet omega3 sufficiency guidelines? Our nation’s top killers – heart disease, cancer and diabetes – are preventable lifestyle diseases? How to boost natural energy, immunity and anti-aging through proper nutrition? Skip fad products…use products based on research for true health needs…backed by a solid 57-year-old pharmaceutically licensed whole food supplement company and their world renowned Scientific Advisory Board scientists. Interested in free product every month for one of our most popular products? PV+ is backed by clinical trials and peer review studies showing it works – including 50% better nutrient utilization, 37% boost in immunity, 68% lower inflammatory index. As an additional bonus don’t miss how to save over $700 with natural biodegradable cleaners; safe for your kids to drink.

Room 111
Unravel the Frazzle
Eujeana Chism
BJU Press
Eujeana will discuss different ways 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 112
Knowing a Foreign Language is Fun So Learning One Should be too!
Kit Strauss
Foreign Language for Kids
Join this hands-on workshop to experience for yourself how fun and easy learning a new language can be. It is not uncommon for people, including children, to feel that learning a new language can be difficult and stressful.  Learning a new language, to the contrary, can be immensely enjoyable and can also provide learners with a new sense of confidence and motivation. This workshop, through demonstrations and videos, will show workshop participants how adding a foreign language component to their homeschool curricula will not only add a new element of fun and enrichment, but will also get their children truly enthusiastic about learning a foreign language.

Room 113/114
Clarify What It Is That You Want Your Children To Learn
Van Marosek, Homeschool Mom
When we think of schooling we think of academic classes: math, reading, writing, history, science, and others. But, is that all we want our children to learn? Homeschoolers have opportunities to teach our children to learn much, much more and our unique experiences and background can be a part of the customized curriculum for our children. After more than ten years of homeschooling her three daughters, Van helps parents learn to make the most of their homeschooling years, by creating unique learning experiences. She also encourages parents to think about some of the things children are not learning but ought to in order to be successful, not just in school but in life.

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College Applications and Scholarships: What to do When
Charlotte Ellard, Homeschool Mom
With 8 students having successfully completed the college application process with 19 different schools, Charlotte wants to offer encouragement and empowerment to families looking to pursue college, or at least keep that option viable as your student navigates the middle and high school years. College isn’t for everyone, but if your student decides at a late date to pursue college you want to be prepared. We will cover the process of college admission and scholarship options, including transcripts, essays and the HOPE scholarship. Charlotte’s children have attended public and private, in-state and out-state, small and large colleges and universities. Come learn from her family’s miscalculations, successes and her training as a college admission counselor.

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Spelling You See
Gretchen Roe
Demme Learning/Math-U-See
Learn how hundreds of children have become confident, successful spellers using the methods taught in Spelling You See. There are no weekly spelling lists, no weekly spelling tests, and no time-consuming instructor preparation. Instead, a brief daily activity helps students integrate writing, reading, speaking, and listening.

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Use Scripture to Teach Reasoning Skills
Cynthia L Simmons, Homeschool Mom
In our modern society kids need to learn how to discern truth from error. Cynthia will demonstrate how to move your kids toward independent thought with an in depth study of Scripture.

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Pilgrim’s Progress – Capture you children’s imaginations and introduce them to John Bunyan’s enduring masterpiece!
B.A. Snider
Great Commission Publications
Take your 2nd – 6th graders on an unforgettable adventure packed with life-changing truths! This workshop will introduce you to a curriculum for teaching John Bunyan’s classic work, Pilgrim’s Progress.


5:30 PM to 6:30 PM – Friday, July 24, 2015

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Straight Talk on Love, Romance, and Sexuality for Today’s Homeschool Family
Doug & Lisa Cherry
Frontline Moms & Dads
How will we help our children navigate the world of romance and sexuality in a world that trashes Godly values? How will they be prepared to make wise choices in selecting a spouse? Rules and regulations are not enough. Every homeschool family will need a plan…..but not many of us know how to get one! This session will encourage parents to tackle this important topic with wisdom, courage, patience and humility. As a mom who has already walked several children through the teen years and beyond, Lisa will help you explore key issues as you develop your own family’s strategy.

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George Washington, Father of Our Country
Jim Weiss
In the span of twenty tumultuous years, George Washington was the central figure as our Founders declared the existence of a new nation; fought a war against the world’s mightiest empire, and broke it apart; created thirteen state governments and a confederation linking them together; wrote a new constitution; amended it with a Bill of Rights; rewrote the state constitutions to align with the new federal system; and, amid massive uncertainties, set the new system to working. What was it about Washington that set him there? How did his actions, and his personal character, affect the situations and the people around him? Storyteller Jim Weiss brings to life true stories of the man that even Britain’s King George III called “the greatest man in the world.”

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Learning How to Learn: Equipping Your Children to Master Any Subject
Cathy Canen
National Writing Institute / Writing Strands
The goal of most homeschooling parents is to enable their children to be life-long learners, but how exactly do we do that? By giving kids a reproducible study method they can use for studying any subject. This includes showing them how to break material down from whole-to-part, how to separate major points from minor points, and how students can retain what they learn. Join us for this for this practical workshop, and bring a pad and paper!

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Here’s the secret to teaching arts to your kids!

Dwayne Walker
Sparketh
Join creative professional, Dwayne Walker, as he unveils tips and tricks that helped himself, as a homeschool student, go from tracing pictures in a coloring book to doing live-paintings for Celebrities and Social Icons. You will leave this session with the

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The Benefits of Classical Education
Sean Brooks
Memoria Press
There is a lot of confusion about what Classical Education is, even among many people who educate their children classically. Many parents and teachers accept that it is based on a long tradition of academic excellence. But is it Christian? What are its basic underlying principles? Come to this practical discussion of these and other questions from a classical educator. This talk will include a discussion of how classical education can be implemented in a home school environment.

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The Electronic Mom
Tracee Wood, Homeschool Mom
We live in an age of electronics, digital media, technology, and so on.  Everyone of us is either used to having information at our finger tips or wants information at our finger tips but how do we do our homeschool and our household justice and keep our fingertips happy.  Do we need paper anymore?  How do we tell what works for us?  How does the no technology for me parent fit into the techno world?  How does the all tech, all the time parent adapt to the paper and how to identify the best fit for you.

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Turn Your Kids Into Clean Machines
Jenni & Jody, Homeschool Moms
J & J Collaborative Media
Ever struggle to start your homeschool day because you’re elbow deep in dishes and knee deep in laundry? It may seem mundane, and not at all academic, but cleaning is a very real part of the homeschool day. Wouldn’t it be great if you could mobilize your whole team of kids to clean the house with excellence? In this workshop, Jenni and Jody will teach the two big secrets to turning your kids into bonafide clean machines!

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Teaching Applied Theology Through Sports
Greg Smith
Sports Theology
Using sports experience and vernacular to teach Christian principles

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CHART YOUR COURSE FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS
Christine Torre
College Prep Genius
The thought of home schooling teens through high school and into college intimidates even the most confident home school veteran. What does it take to get your child into college? What are the colleges looking for in students today? How do I navigate the college admission process? You can start positioning your student for college admission as early as middle school when you know the college admission requirements, the early college options and the high school graduation requirements. At this workshop, Christine will show you how to dovetail these three elements and chart a unique course for your college bound student that makes college admission simple and easy!

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My Dear Aunt Sally Was WRONG! Addressing Some Common Misconceptions in Math
Christy Walters
Algebra & Geometry: A Fresh Approach
Join noted author and highly successful math tutor Christy Walters as we examine some common fallacies in math. One of the most prevalent misconceptions is the (incorrect) belief that the phrase “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally” says that the order of operations states that one must always multiply before dividing and that one should always add before subtracting. We will also discuss other misconceptions related to the order of operations as well as topics involving exponents and percentages. The topics for this workshop arise from real-world tutoring experience of explaining the proper techniques to students. There will be time for questions from participants.


6:45 PM to 7:45 PM – Friday, July 24, 2015

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How to Teach Biblical Worldview That Sticks in the Heart… Not Just the Head
Lisa & Lucas Cherry
Frontline Moms & Dads
Tragically, only 1% of the young millennial generation has an authentic biblical worldview! How will we aim our kids for that 1% statistic? We, as homeschoolers know that teaching apologetics classes and bible in our homeschool is important. But for many students, these subjects are treated much like the algebraic formulas: lessons are just learned, memorized, passed and forgotten. How tragic! After watching some homeschool students graduate without a passion to walk out their faith, Doug and Lisa were not content to watch that happen in their home. In this session Lisa and her 24 year old son Lucas will demonstrate vital keys for building a relationship with your kids that encourages them to think like a bible based Christian while walking out authentic heartfelt commitment to Jesus.

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Art – The Glue that Makes It Stick!
Renee Miller
Miller Pads & Paper
Art is the forgotten subject for many families. But what has been missed is not just the “Art Lessons”. Come learn why art is important, how to incorporate it into core subjects, and how to make learning fun! You’ll leave with hundreds of ideas to make learning more enjoyable, refreshing and fulfilling. Best of all they will retain what they learn!

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Understanding Your Child’s Temperament
Dr. Michael Smith
Life University
Most parents and professionals believe that babies are born with very different behavioral styles. Some are relaxed and easygoing, others appear more intense and dramatic. Some seem to move constantly, others are more docile. Some are cheerful most of the time, others are more serious. These inborn differences in how a child responds to the world and to his own body are called temperament. The idea of temperament helps explain how children growing up in the same family often have such different personalities. It also explains why some parents have difficulty raising certain children, but much less difficulty raising other ones. Temperament is not something that parents can choose or change for their child. Nor can a child simply decide to change his inborn nature. As a parent, it can be very helpful (and also humbling) to realize that a lot of who your child is, is beyond your control. What you can do is to understand and accept your child’s individual make-up and adjust your parenting accordingly. What are some intervention tips that you as a parent can utilize?

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Striving for Excellence While Homeschooling Outside the Box
Teresa Knight
Knight’s Book Knook
“Canned” curriculum just not working for your family? Are you feeling alone because everyone is talking about a certain curriculum or they are part of a group doing “School” one or two days a week, but you know this just isn’t what God has for you? How do you go about “school” when the normal picture of homeschooling doesn’t seem to fit for you or your children? Be encouraged, you are not alone. There are ways to go about home educating your children that don’t fit into the normal homeschool box. Join Teresa Knight as she shares ideas and insights from her years of experience educating her 9 children at home.

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Transcripts that Colleges Notice
Mari Fitz-Wynn, Homeschool Mom
Heart for Home School Ministries
Want the college of your student’s choice to pay close attention to his transcript, to really sit up and take notice? There are tips, but no secrets or magic to creating an effective transcript. Anyone can create a transcript that highlights and focuses on what you already know- Yours, is an outstanding student.

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Transitioning Students From Homeschool To Traditional Schools
Van Marosek, Homeschool Mom
How long are you planning to homeschool your children? Teaching your children is a tremendously rewarding endeavor, and you wouldn’t think about sending them to school. But what if your circumstances change? Are your students ready to transition out if they need to? Van shares her experiences and informs parents of some issues to think about to help prepare their children for the possibility.

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Goal Setting – A Family Event!
Dennis DiNoia
Mr. D Math
Join Mr. D for a fun and hands-on experience for the entire family. Goal setting is often thought of as a great idea and something everyone needs to do but we rarely do it and when we do, we usually lose track of the goal along the way. In this workshop, goals are brought to life through creation and conversation. Everyone participating will create a goal and a visual display for that goal during the workshop. This process can be done with family members over and over again as well as with other homeschool groups as activities. The process is created in a fun and fast paced style with everyone having an opportunity to create and share their goal that will leave each participant inspired by their goal and by the goals of others.

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The TOXIC 12:  Your Body is Screaming At You!
Stephanie Smith
Essante Organics
The average person is exposed to 150 TOXIC chemicals by 9:00 am EVERY DAY.  This workshop will help you identify toxins, discover the damages to you health, and create a plan to be toxin free.

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Raising our Boys to be Gentlemen
Monica Irvine
The Etiquette Factory
One day, we are hopefully going to “hand” our sons over to a lovely young lady that will be his wife. Do you ever think of how that’s going to feel? Are we going to “hand” them over thinking in our head, “Oohhh, blessings to you. All I can say is we tried” or are we going to feel confident in thinking and saying, “You are getting a true gentleman. He is our pride and joy.” I hope we can say the latter. Becoming a gentleman takes time, but it also takes a dedicated effort to teach specific skills. Come, bring your sons and listen to motivational national speaker and certified Etiquette Coach, Monica Irvine, teach many skills that will bless your sons and their future families. You really don’t want to miss this. Oh yes, this helps husbands too. You’ll love it.


8:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Friday, July 24, 2015

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Parents in Trouble: How to Prevent or Overcome a Parenting Crisis
Doug & Lisa Cherry
Frontline Moms & Dads
Nobody plans on having a crisis with their kids. And certainly homeschool parents take extra care to make sure their homes are secure. But what if, even after all your careful planning and work, you have a significant problem with one of your kids? What if their childhood or adolescent years are not easy? What if they became so difficult that you were tempted to send them out to school or give up your dreams for a happy home? We prepare for all other kinds of emergencies in our lives. Shouldn’t we be prepared to weather a parenting storm? In this session, you will discover confidence building strategies that will help if you are currently living in a crisis….or just hoping to prevent one from coming your way. (Lisa and her husband Doug have tested these principles when they had to navigate an extremely tough season in their home!)

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Do You Know How Your Child Develops Artistically?
Dwayne Walker
Sparketh
Join creative professional, Dwayne Walker, as he demonstrates artistic development from a child to adulthood and provides tips and tricks on how to enhance each stage. You will leave this session with a clear direction on how you will improve your child’s artistic ability.

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What I Really Needed From My Parents
Hannah Cherry

Frontline Moms & Dads
As a recent homeschool graduate, Hannah at 19 shares what she considers to have been the most important things she received from her parents during her homeschooling years. “Kids sometimes don’t know what they need,” says Hannah, “but deep down we know the world’s system isn’t it.” Her candid, insightful presentation puts words to what many homeschool students wish their parents knew. Come to this session for fresh help with understanding your homeschool student’s heart and fresh inspiration to keep your priorities in parenting and homeschooling straight.

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Kidpreneurs
Jenni & Jody, Homeschool Moms
J & J Collaborative Media
This workshop goes deeper than lemonade stands and babysitting jobs. Kids can come up with some pretty wild ideas, but they need help to bring their concepts to reality. Whether your kid will one day be a stay at home mom or a doctor, having an entrepreneurial mind set and skill set will be a big help. Besides, wouldn’t it be great if your kids could pay for their own field trips or summer camps or extra curricular activities? In this workshop, Jenni and Jody will give you tools to integrate business education into your homeschool plan. They’ll show you how to help your kids fund their ideas and build a thriving business that fits neatly into their education.

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The Ultimate Timeline & Mapping Book
Tracee Wood
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. Responding to the many requests, a portion of this workshop will be spent discussing applying this concept and design to other subjects and as a tool to dig deeper in those areas that really shine for you and your family.

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The New SAT: What to Expect and How to Prepare
Hilary Martin
ClubZ! In-Home Tutoring Services
The SAT will change beginning March 2016. This workshop is designed to inform parents on what those changes will be, how to better prepare for the new test, and how does the new test compare to the ACT.

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You Can Homeschool Through High School!
Cara Ellison
Westridge Christian Academy
This workshop it designed to help parents homeschool through high school. Topics covered are accreditation, Hope Scholarship, Entrance Requirements, and Course Requirements. The accreditation question is also addressed from both perspectives.


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Saturday, July 25, 2015

Room 102/103
KidsZone (Ages 3-12 – 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM)
(Registration Required)

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Teen Leadership Conference (Ages 13-18 – 10 AM to 3 PM)
Lucas & Hannah Cherry
(Registration Required)

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Speaking in Public: Creating, and Delivering, Presentations to an Audience (without Fainting)
Jim Weiss
Fear of public speaking is the most common fear among American adults. This presentation will offer you and your children clear, concise steps to help you organize content for spoken presentations; provide proven methods on how to effectively deliver the content to listeners; and enable those with stage fright to overcome, or work through, fear of public speaking. Then (just for fun)Jim includes tips for creating vivid, distinctive character voices when reading stories aloud or telling stories.

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Can Spelling Be Remediated? Yes! But It Requires a Constructivist Approach
Dee Tadlock
Read Right
Spelling ability seems to be something that students either have or they don’t have. Attempts to improve spelling through memorizing word lists or studying word etiology have little effect. Learn about an innovative, constructivist-based approach that works quickly to remediate spelling problems and how you can access it for your child.

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Teens – Relating faith to life and life to faith.
B.A. Snider
Great Commission Publications
How can teens learn to relate their faith to the challenges of daily life? This workshop will introduce 9 units of study covering the following topics: Forming a Biblical Worldview Nurturing Love for Christ’s Church Understanding the Person and Work of Christ Loving God and His Word.

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Experience Excellence in Writing
Rachel Rist
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.

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Make Homeschooling a Lifestyle
Cynthia L Simmons, Homeschool Mom
Moms who choose to teach at home often juggle thousands of responsibilities, and they can feel crushed under the load. Cynthia will share how to blend education into your life so that it brings your family closer.

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Homeschooling Through High School – Yes, it is possible!
Charlotte Ellard, Homeschool Mom
With children who have graduated from college and are utilizing their college degrees, to three current middle/high schoolers still home educating, Charlotte is here to inspire you to walk through the high school years with your homeschooled children confidently. What you need to know, how to document your journey and how to keep your sanity, are some of the points we will cover.

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The Study of Nature and Nature Journaling
Nikole Barman / Homeschool Mom
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 Barman, 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!

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How to Think and Talk Math!
Dennis DiNoia
Mr. D Math
What if math was its own language? Learn to speak math similar to the way you learn to speak other new languages. Learn the basic foundations on which the math language is created and how to see Algebra skills in basic math. This workshop will give participants wanting to expand their thinking to higher levels of math using basic operations they already know. Learn how the “secrets” of mental math and how to apply them in everyday situations.

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Think F.A.S.T.®
Greg Smith
Sports Theology
Using sports to teach key words for Christian life evaluation and elevation.


11:15 AM to 12:15 PM – Saturday, July 25, 2015

Room 102/103
KidsZone (Ages 3-12 – 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM)
(Registration Required)

Room 104
Teen Leadership Conference (Ages 13-18 – 10 AM to 3 PM)
Lucas & Hannah Cherry
(Registration Required)

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Sexual Abuse Prevent 101 for the Homeschool parent and Child
Lisa Cherry
Frontline Moms & Dads
Without question the best way to deal with sexual abuse issues is to stop them before they ever occur! Every parent, child and teen today needs to be trained to recognize danger and flee. Stranger danger education is limited in value as about 90% of sexual predators are known and trusted by their victims. In this session, Lisa will arm you with the basic tools you need as a parent to prevent the tragedy of sexual abuse. She speaks from the perspective of a victim’s mother as she helps you develop an educational plan for your children and teens that teaches them to recognize and flee the traps of a perpetrator. This may be one of the most important educational subjects that you infuse into your homeschool next year!

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Hands-On, Happy Preschoolers and Energetic, Excited Early Learners
Renee Miller
Miller Pads & Paper
Ages 2 to 7, are critical years that help form your child’s ability to comprehend and do well later in their educational process. Come learn why and how to help your “little blessings”, gain the most from those early years and increase their success and live for learning. Renee Miller will share many ideas that will help make these years truly fulfilling.

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Knowing a Foreign Language is Fun So Learning One Should be Too!
Kit Strauss
Foreign Language for Kids
Join this hands-on workshop to experience for yourself how fun and easy learning a new language can be. It is not uncommon for people, including children, to feel that learning a new language can be difficult and stressful.  Learning a new language, to the contrary, can be immensely enjoyable and can also provide learners with a new sense of confidence and motivation. This workshop, through demonstrations and videos, will show workshop participants how adding a foreign language component to their homeschool curricula will not only add a new element of fun and enrichment, but will also get their children truly enthusiastic about learning a foreign language.

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How to Build Lifelong Learners with Math-U-See
Gretchen Roe
Demme Learning/Math-U-See
Come see how to teach math using a skill based, multi-sensory approach from counting to Calculus. Teach your child to understand math and build a foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

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Art Can Be A Way To Have Fun With Your Child

Dwayne Walker
Sparketh
Join creative professional, Dwayne Walker, as he provides information on how to craft your art lessons in a way where you and your child can enjoy it and you can feel comfortable that you are improving your child’s skills and creativity along the way.

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Teaching Your Child To Read (How to Avoid Common Pitfalls)
Jessica Kersting, Ph. D.
Up-Words Reading®
A Ph. D. reading specialist with the Up-Words Reading® curriculum discusses the key components necessary to teach a child to read.

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The Power of Definitions and Routines
Jenni & Jody, Homeschool Moms
J & J Collaborative Media
This workshop is all about bringing peace and order to the home. A shared vocabulary amongst family members puts everyone on the same page and eliminates feelings of injustice. In this workshop, Jenni and Jody will talk about the definitions for disobedience, willful disobedience, honor vs. respect, fairness vs. justice, tattling vs. telling and sarcasm vs. facetiousness. Routine is the superhero that saves the day. It has the power to override our emotions and take over where anger might normally do the driving. Routine also provides predictability, which makes kids feel safe and helps them develop lifelong habits that will add to their peace and productivity. In this workshop, Jenni and Jody will share routines that are sure to add peace and order to any homeschool family, including an effective correction routine and a restoration routine, along with suggestions for other daily routines.

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Math in the Real World: Answering the question “Why do I have to learn math?”
Cassidy Cash, Homeschool Mom
Your parents make you take math. Your teacher say it’s important, but beyond Einstein and that way over-used baking analogy, you’re not convinced. If you find yourself burnt out with math because you think you’ll never use it in “real life” this is the workshop for you. Come listen as I walk through Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus 1 to show you where the most common lessons from those courses are used in real (dare I say fun?) ways. No baking, I promise. From your iphone, to video games, astronauts, musicians, and maybe even a few surprises, you’ll leave this workshop with a new appreciation for your math class.

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A Midwife’s Approach: How to Teach Your Daughter Using Storytelling and Technology in the Home or Home School Environment
Joan Moon
Women’s Health Dynamics Institute
This workshop will teach home schooling educators on ways to teach students of human biology or health education about the female reproductive system through technology and storytelling. The computer-based module, A Woman’s World: Discovering the Dynamic Menstrual Cycle will be presented along with the curriculum, games, puzzles, and quiz items. Storytelling and “Tidbits” of information will be used to show how you can teach this important subject from a value perspective. The information gained in this workshop will not only serve to inform the participant about how to teach women’s health to the student, but also present a platform for women’s wellness from a temporal and spiritual perspective.

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The Homeschool Edge
Jordan Crenshaw
Birmingham-Southern College
The Homeschooling Edge will highlight the advantages of homeschooling when transitioning to college. This session will also share helpful tips to consider as your begin your high school and college careers.

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Homeschooling & Supplying Financial Stability Singlehandedly
Ann Haney
Living In Abundance
Unfortunately many homeschool mothers find themselves without the participation of the father, either due to lack of interaction with their children, separation from spouse, divorce or widowhood. Whatever the reason, the emotional, financial and physical rollercoaster can be overwhelming and leave a mother contemplating the unwanted decision of sending their children to public school. How can a mother tap into resources for stability and continue to follow their heart of homeschooling without falling apart? Is it possible to be financially stable, be strong for the kids and maintain a household in a singles situation? How can a mother gain emotional support when the interaction of a father is lacking? All of these questions have answers of successfulness Ann will share through her testimony of a difficult road during the separation she and her husband went through. Ann will talk about what it really means to “Marry Your Maker,” and how to survive the single lifestyle, homeschool your children and remain financially stable. After attending this workshop mothers will be empowered to believe beyond their doubt and step up to the call & secure their child’s future without fear.


12:30 PM to 1:30 PM – Saturday, July 25, 2015

Room 102/103
KidsZone (Ages 3-12 – 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM)
(Registration Required)

Room 104
Teen Leadership Conference (Ages 13-18 – 10 AM to 3 PM)
Lucas & Hannah Cherry
(Registration Required)

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10 Homeschool Dad Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Doug Cherry
Frontline Moms & Dads
No dad wants to look back and regret his fathering. A fathers role in the homeschool family is vital and yet many dads struggle to know how to balance work and home in a way that both honors God and builds healthy, strong children. Come learn from a seasoned dad who has launched adult children yet is still in the trenches with young ones too. In this session, Doug will share what he wish someone would have told him when he began the homeschooling journey with his family over 25 years ago.

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Virtues & Values: A Family’s Quest for Conscientious Living Via Literature and History
Jim Weiss
Storyteller/Author/Recording Artist, Jim Weiss explores a prominent driving issue for all conscientious parents-how to teach character and values in a world full of appalling examples of morals gone amuck. Choosing rich literary models and historical leaders is one way to contrast good and evil; right from wrong, and navigate a path toward a rich, healthy and conscientious lifestyle.
Jim’s lifetime work in authoring and publishing over 50 family recordings is a legacy to the promotion of solid values and lifelong learning of fact, fiction and personal and spiritual growth.

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The Perfect Storm: When Adolescence and Mid-Life Collides
Dr. Dale Goodman
Fresh Start for the Mind
The teen years are trying years. There will be tremendous changes taking place in your child’s life, as they enter into the turbulent stage of adolescence. As children are entering into adolescence, many parents are entering into the state of mid-life. Parents are rarely prepared for the collision of these two unpredictable, chaotic and confusing stages of life. The results can lead to very destructive consequences for the parent and teen relationship. This workshop will give you unprecedented insight and application for understanding and overcoming a collision with your adolescent.

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You Can Homeschool Through High School!
Cara Ellison
Westridge Christian Academy
This workshop it designed to help parents homeschool through high school. Topics covered are accreditation, Hope Scholarship, Entrance Requirements, and Course Requirements. The accreditation question is also addressed from both perspectives.

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Brain Based Strategies for improving and eliminating Neurodevelopmental and Learning Disorders.
Dr. Peter J. Scire
Brain Balance Achievement Center
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 that 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.

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Want to Change the World? Become an Entrepreneur
Cameron Sorsby
Praxis
Throughout history, it has been the people who have created value for others who have had the greatest impact on society. This is just as true today, perhaps even more so. If you’re a young person who has a desire to leave a mark on the world, one of the most powerful things you can do is become an entrepreneur and now is the time to explore what makes you come alive and develop skills in the real world.

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Filling Your Child Training Toolbox
Jenni & Jody, Homeschool Moms
J & J Collaborative Media

Have you ever felt so angry and frustrated with your child’s misbehavior that you wanted to ground him for a year? That’s what happens when we don’t have a tool. We become more and more frustrated, and sometimes it can lead to an explosion. Not having the right discipline tools can leave us feeling helpless. We try a punishment, but that doesn’t fix the behavior, so we up the ante and make it longer or more severe, and when that doesn’t work, we turn up the heat even more, hoping that we’re going to create so much discomfort that they’ll think twice about doing that naughty thing again. What is the goal of discipline, and what is our role in the process? In this workshop, Jenni and Jody will explore the purposes of training our children and offer a wide range of tools to fill your child training toolbox, including preventative measures, natural consequences, positive and negative reinforcement and corrective conversations. They’ll also teach the Extinction Method for overcoming tantrums.

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Strategies For Helping Math Make Sense (no matter what curriculum)
Cassidy Cash, Homeschool Mom
No matter what grade your high school student is in right now, I will offer you three sure fire strategies to help math make more sense. If you find yourself sitting across the table from your student and the textbook confuses you both, this is the workshop for you. I’ll address common problems, major obstacles to watch out for, and deliver sound strategies you can use right now to help ease frustration and find understanding in math—no matter what textbook you are using. Every attendee leaves with a free classroom activity to take home.

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DE, AP, CLEP, DC, JE – NAVIGATING THE ALPHABET SOUP OF EARLY COLLEGE
Christine Torre
College Prep Genius
Through early college, your teen can earn high school and college credit at the same time and save you thousands of dollars in college tuition! During this essential workshop, Christine will lay out early college options while helping parents and teens understand the differences. Christine will share a dozen reasons to consider early college, how you can position your teen for early college, what the requirements for early college are and how to choose your first college classes. Dual enrollment paired with AP and CLEP opportunities, allows your teen to earn early college credits and take challenging courses he or she will enjoy! You’ll be glad you came to this money saving information exchange!

Room 118
Dare to Compare
Jennifer Henn, Homeschool Mom
The numerous schooling options can be overwhelming. When Jennifer went through several years of illness, her children attended public school, private school and cyber school. She talks candidly about her family’s experiences and welcomes your questions: Is Public School that bad? Can my child get into public high school if I’ve always homeschooled? What should socialization mean for a homeschooler?

Room 119
Nerf Guns and Shaving Cream: Teaching Reading and Spelling to Kids Who Can’t Sit Still
Debi Lowery
The Logic of English
Engage your active learners through movement, and let the fun begin! In this workshop, Debi will reveal the natural kinesthetic components to reading and spelling and teach parents how to tap into them to enhance learning for all students. You will discover the God-given gifts of kinesthetic learners and how to work with them rather than against them. Though this workshop will focus on reading and spelling, the concepts are easily applied to other subjects.


1:45 PM to 2:45 PM – Saturday, July 25, 2015

Room 102/103
KidsZone (Ages 3-12 – 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM)
(Registration Required)

Room 104
Teen Leadership Conference (Ages 13-18 – 10 AM to 3 PM)
Lucas & Hannah Cherry
(Registration Required)

Room 106
How to Home School in the 21st Century
Mari Fitz-Wynn, Homeschool Mom
Heart for Home School Ministries
Are you confused, considering, or contemplating home schooling your child or children? This workshop is designed to help guide parents in making the decision to home school and the variety of pathways available to help them arrive at their destination, and how to make solid choices from Traditional to Techie to Tutors, what is the right fit for your family?

Room 109
ADHD, But Why? A Look at Underlying Influences and Why Many Treatments Fail
Dr. Brooke A. Jones
Fresh Start for the Mind

Join in the discussion as Dr. Jones explains the different influences to ADHD symptoms, how emotional and behavioral problems play a role, and the importance of identifying the core or primary issues underlying this intricate web.

Room 110
Discover Why a Home Based Business Should Be Part of Your Curriculum.
Micah & Marjorie Clark
GNLD Products
NeoLife has supported our family for 22 years while providing the undergirding inspiration in homeschooling 10 children. It also provided time freedom to travel the USA – an education in itself – and even the world. These homeschooled students experienced successes, such as: Georgia House of Representatives, college UN delegate, real estate firm, application development company, US Army Ranger, etc. Learn why our family is excited about how home based businesses creatively add to a homeschool environment.

Room 111
10 reasons why you HAVE to implement extracurricular activities and how you can start today!
Dwayne Walker
Sparketh
Join creative professional, Dwayne Walker, as he breaks down the benefits of providing extracurricular activities for kids along with multiple ways you can start implementing activities today.

Room 112
One Stop Word Shop: Growing and Extending Vocabulary through Engagement
LaTina Robinson
One Stop Word Shop
Have you been searching for effective, yet fun ways, to engage students in rich, complex vocabulary? Research shows having rich, meaningful experiences with vocabulary is the key to higher comprehension and communication. Please join me, as I present, impactful and engaging word strategies from One Stop Word Shop. Together, we can enhance all student’s ability to navigate complex text; while extending their speaking and writing vocabulary.

Room 113/114
UNLOCKING THE SECRETS TO FREE COLLEGE
Christine Torre
College Prep Genius
Billions of dollars in college scholarships go unclaimed every year. Seats at tuition FREE colleges go empty every year. This is money your family can tap into IF you know the secrets to free college! Some of this money can be tapped into the moment your child is born! Middle school students can easily start earning scholarship money! High school students can earn $500 an hour for college without taking on a part time job! Scholarships are the key to free college and we’ll unlock valuable scholarship secrets that make college affordable for every family!!

Room 115/116
Surviving Your Special Needs Child
Cynthia L Simmons, Homeschool Mom
As a mom of a disabled child, Cynthia will offer ideas and tips on how to handle the intense emotions and pitfalls while meeting your child’s needs.

Room 117
Storytelling in your Homeschool
Nikole Barman / Homeschool Mom
Telling stories and reading pictures books is no longer the realm of the preschooler. Come join homeschooling mom and tutor Nikole Barman as she leads this workshop designed to help you incorporate the art of storytelling into your home life and across your curriculum, no matter the age of your children!

Room 118
Latin: The Essential Foundation for Language Arts
Sean Brooks
Memoria Press
Latin used to be ubiquitous in the educational world but dropped out of fashion in the mid-20th century. In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in this classical language. It is the key to teaching precise grammar skills, accurate vocabulary, and critical thinking at a young age. Come to hear about the link between Latin and educational achievement. Effective teaching techniques will also be addressed.

Room 119
Transitioning from Homeschooling to School or College
Rhoxie Ellard, Homeschool Graduate
Rhoxie is a senior at Berry College double majoring in Business Management and Marketing.  She was homeschooled through high school with the exception of one semester which she spent in Washington, DC as a U. S. Senate Page.  She currently attends Berry College on scholarship and mentors underclassmen.  Rhoxie shares what it’s like to transition from an intimate homeschool environment to the U. S. Senate Page school for 5 months and then from homeschooling to college.  A recurring Dean’s List member in college and a student worker in the college enrollment department, she outlines tips for a smooth transition from home to school and then to college, highlighting strengths and weaknesses in her personal homeschooling experiences and hints for strong admission and scholarship applications.


3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Saturday, July 25, 2015

Room 102/103
KidsZone (Ages 3-12 – 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM)
(Registration Required)

Room 104
Teen Leadership Conference (Ages 13-18 – 10 AM to 3 PM)
Lucas & Hannah Cherry
(Registration Required)

Room 105
Homeschool Coops: How to Have a Group That Blesses Families (not stresses them!)
Lisa Cherry
Frontline Moms & Dads
A homeschool coop can be a tremendous tool to parents, children, and teens. Done right, our children can gain rich learning experiences while developing healthy relationship skills. Done wrong, our families can become so overburdened they want to quit homeschooling! After leading a successful homeschool coop for over 8 years, Lisa will share what excites her about the group and why she finds coops so helpful for today’s homeschool family. Whether you are a member of a coop or are considering starting your own group with a few friends, she will walk you through simple tips and strategies that can help any group (large or small) find success.

Room 106
Help Your Student Transition Well From Middle School, to High School to College
Mari Fitz-Wynn
Heart for Homeschool Ministries
Once our students leave the elementary grades, much of the fun field trips, crayon, crafts, and play days that occupied the majority of their days are past. Due dates, disciplined studies, independence and self motivation become the order of the day. Developing good work habits and study skills does not happen overnight. Join Mari as she discusses ways to effectively help your student prepare for each stage of their educational development, from start to finish.

Room 109
Courage is spelled H.E.L.P.
Dr. Kirsten Person-Ramey
Fresh Start for the Mind
Being a homeschool mom is hard work! I know because I was one for 7 years before I became a Licensed Professional Counselor. It is often difficult to ask for help during times of burnout, but in this workshop I will reacquaint or introduce you to the importance of self-care. Through H.E.L.P. you will learn to find: Healthy outlets for processing feelings, Encouragement to live your best life on your parenting journey, Lessons on living with less stress, and Professional feedback.

Room 110
RightStart™ Math: Building a Solid Math Foundation
Kathleen MacGregor
RightStart Mathematics by Activities for Learning
The foundation of mathematics is patterns and relationships. Build on your children’s natural abilities. Enhance their learning by using guided discovery. Help them master the facts and solve problems while understanding concepts and the relationships. RightStart™ Mathematics builds a strong foundation for your child.

Room 111
Courting, Dating, Waiting and Parenting
Teresa Knight
Knight’s Book Knook
How do we prepare our children for the lifelong decision of finding “the One”? Are there really any godly men and women out there or do we have to just settle for the best we can find? How do we challenge them to be patient in waiting? What can we do as parents to better prepare them? It is never too early to start preparing our children and ourselves. Join Teresa Knight as she shares what God has done in their lives and others and how you as a teen and parent can find peace in the waiting, confirmation of the right one and purpose along the way.

Room 112
College Navigation Tips
Dr. Michael Smith
Life University
Are you preparing your homeschooler for life after college? How would you know if you’re raising the next missionary, CEO or the next great inventor? This workshop focuses on the importance of securing summer research opportunities and internships for high school and college students. It also provides tips on matching college work-study positions to your chosen career, tips for getting into graduate and professional school and how to choose a career..

Room 113/114
How to Eradicate Lying
Jenni & Jody, Homeschool Moms
J & J Collaborative Media
Lying is a big deal, and it affects most families at some point. For one thing, it comes straight from Satan himself. John 8:44 says when the devil lies “he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”On the flip side, Jesus—our role model—is the Truth. Proverbs 6:16-19 lists seven things that are abomination to God, and lying is on the list twice! In this workshop, Jenni and Jody will talk about the curious root of lying. They’ll debunk seven myths about lying and share the 6 Steps to Overcome Lying. They’ll talk about how shaming a liar creates a better liar and how to stop the ministry of hints, and they’ll empower parents with practical ways to help kids take responsibility for their choices.

Room 117
SAT Math – It’s not the math, it’s the question that is confusing!
Dennis DiNoia
Mr. D Math
Join Mr. D for a mini-SAT Boot Camp. Mr. D will be showing the tips and techniques from his SAT Boot Camps. This workshop will focus on math, the language behind the questions and show participants what they really need to know before taking the math section of the SAT. Find out the words on the test that give tips for how to solve the questions as well learning what formulas you really need to know before the taking the SAT. Students and parents alike will learn how to unravel the questions being asked into something they can solve quickly and easily. These techniques can be used for other testing situations and subject areas as well.

Room 118
Overcoming Challenges
Jennifer Henn, Homeschool Mom
Called, but not confident? You’re not alone. Feelings of inadequacy or second guessing choices will rob you of energy and joy. God’s grace is abundant in homeschooling. He isn’t surprised by sickness, an unscheduled move, learning disabilities, or any other myriad of things that can interrupt your plans for schooling. This workshop will discuss common fears and give you practical tools to overcome.

Room 119
Bringing out the Entrepreneur in Your Child
Ann Haney
Living In Abundance
All children have a God-given talent meant to bring glory to God,success to their lives and servanthood to others. Helping your child discover this gift opens up the path to abundance God meant for them to have. Have you questioned, “Where should I start in developing my child’s entrepreneurial mindset?” How can I discover my child’s gift to direct his/her education to prepare them for becoming 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. Ann will share the key principles she has applied in the lives of 5 of her children 6 children who are entrepreneurs


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