Category Archives: Homeschool Expo Updates
Title: The Logic of English
Speaker/Affiliation: Denise Eide/Spell to Write & Read
Date and Time: Friday, July 30th, 2010, 1:45 PM
Description: In this workshop we will explore The Logic of English, & learn a few of the 70 phonograms & 26 spelling rules which explain 99% of English words. We will learn 5 reasons for silent finals in English & more which you will wish you had learned in school. This workshop is for anyone who is teaching reading, anyone who struggles with spelling, or has students who struggle with reading or spelling. Many logical/literal engineers find this workshop amazing. You will learn how to lay a strong foundation in language arts & prevent or aid dyslexia. If you have always believed English is illogical, this workshop is for you!
Title: Early Learners: Seven Secrets for Starting Out Right
Speaker/Affiliation: Randi St. Denis/Director, HEEA, Homeschooling Mother of 7
Date and Time: Saturday, July 31st, 2010, 10:00 AM
Description: Randi cautions parents not to overlook some important childhood activities that actually set the stage for later learning skills. Enhancing these early skills prevents learning problems and also builds a firm foundation for future academics ease and success.
One question we get asked quite frequently is “Are children welcome at the Southeast Homeschool Expo?”
Our answer?? YES!
We work very hard making the Southeast Homeschool Expo a FAMILY event. Moms, dads, and children are all welcome to attend. Children under 18 can attend FREE with their parents on Friday and Saturday to the Expo Exhibit Hall. There are many activities available for the kids – a game area, a rock climbing wall, exhibitors that have many items available to purchase for your kids, and workshops where children are encouraged to come.
When you take your children with you to any of the workshops, please be mindful of the speakers and other parents. If your child becomes noisy, we ask that you quietly remove them from the workshop.
There are two exceptions to “children are FREE”. One is KidsZone which is only available on Thursday during the Homeschooling for Excellence 101 Conference. The other is the Worldview Teen Track. Both of those events will have a fee.
Debbie Strayer has a gift for speaking and brings each topic to life with humor, honesty, and years of homeschooling experience. This, along with her educational expertise, will undoubtedly be a bright and guiding light for homeschool moms who need one. Her journey as an educator and homeschooling parent translates into inspiration and encouragement for homeschool parents.
Debbie received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Florida State University and is an experienced public school teacher and mentor of younger teachers. She is the former editor and co-founder of Homeschooling Today™ magazine, the author of Gaining Confidence to Teach, one of the co-authors of the Learning Language Arts Through Literature series, and editor of The Homeschool Answer Book by Dr. Ruth Beechick.
Debbie’s workshop topics include:
- Understanding Teaching and Learning Styles
- The Unified Approach to Tying Teaching Together
- Reviving Your Teaching and Your Students
- Gaining Confidence to Teach
- Language Arts that Really Communicate