Category Archives: Homeschool Expo Updates

Workshop: Creativity: More Than a Pretty Picture

Title: Creativity: More Than a Pretty Picture

Speaker/Affiliation: Kim A. Howe/Moving Beyond the Page

Date and Time: Saturday, July 31st, 2010, 1:45 PM

Description: An orderly and unimaginative homeschool environment can produce pliant, disciplined children. Without creativity, however, we will fail to nurture the problem solvers and innovators of the future. Creativity is much more than being able to draw a pretty picture. In this session, we will look at the importance of creativity and will explore fun and exciting ways to develop a creative homeschool environment. If you homeschool a creative child, we will provide you with some important tools to encourage this creative potential. (Room 117/118)

Workshop: Teaching the JR and SR High School Sciences at Home

Title: Teaching the JR and SR High School Sciences at Home

Speaker/Affiliation: Kyle McManamy/Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc.

Date and Time: Saturday, July 31st, 2010, 1:45 PM

Description: This seminar explains how any parent can help his or her children learn science at the upper levels. By the time a homeschooled student reaches high school, both the student and the parent should be able to learn by reading. Thus, we admonish the parent to learn the subject right along with the student. With both the parent and the student helping each other learn, an upper level science experience can be equally rewarding for both! In order to help the homeschooling parent plan his or her science curriculum, this session provides study timelines for both the science-oriented and the non science-oriented student. In addition, he also discusses the mathematical skills needed in order to maintain the proposed timeline. Finally, the session discusses the curriculum that will make it possible for the homeschooling parent to provide a quality high school science education for his or her children. (Room 104)

Workshop: Ideas for Creating & Augmenting a Valid, Engaging, & Customized Foreign Language Curriculum without Stress

Title: Ideas for Creating & Augmenting a Valid, Engaging, & Customized Foreign Language Curriculum without Stress

Speaker/Affiliation: Jessie McGuire/Bilingual Book

Date and Time: Saturday, July 31st, 2010, 1:45 PM

Description: The speaker will present ideas on how to implement a foreign language program capitalizing on the learners’ interests and without involving a major expenditure of time or money. Valuable online resources for most major languages will be given, as well as fun, engaging and educational projects that can involve the entire family. (Room 112)

Workshop: Integrating the Seven C’s of Biblical History into your Curriculum

Title: Integrating the Seven C’s of Biblical History into your Curriculum

Speaker/Affiliation: Polly Brown/Answers In Genesis

Date and Time: Saturday, July 31st, 2010, 1:45 PM

Description: Discover practical ways to implement the seven critical events from our Biblical history into your teaching no matter what curriculum you are currently using. It is so important to purpose to teach a true Biblical worldview. (Room 115/116)

Workshop: Why Art is Essential to your Child’s Education

Title: Why Art is Essential to your Child’s Education

Speaker/Affiliation: Geri Dietz/ARTS Attack

Date and Time: Saturday, July 31st, 2010, 1:45 PM

Description: This presentation will review the important role art plays in developing right brain skills (creativity, synthesis, spatial awareness, intuition, imagination, visualization, etc.) and in enabling children to develop their full potential as students. It will also review the Atelier art program; and discuss the essential elements of a successful program while viewing slides of children’s artwork. (Room 117/118)