Category Archives: Homeschool Expo Updates

Workshop: Homeschooling Civics 101

Title: Homeschooling Civics 101

Speaker/Affiliation: Mike Olson/HEIR [Home Education Information Resource]

Date and Time: Saturday, July 31st, 2010, 11:15 AM

Description: Learn the requirements of Georgia law for home study programs &, just as importantly, appreciate the freedoms that the law respects. How have we gotten to where we are? Who & what forces threaten the free practice of home education? (You might be surprised.) How do we defend our freedom? What is more important: Access to the taxpayer-funded resources, albeit fair, or practicing home education without third party oversight (3PO)? (Room 105)

Workshop: How to Prepare an Artistic Portfolio

Title: How to Prepare an Artistic Portfolio

Speaker/Affiliation: TBD/The Savannah College of Art & Design

Date and Time: Saturday, July 31st, 2010, 11:15 AM

Description: Learn helpful tips on preparing a dynamic artistic portfolio! This session presents the fundamentals of successful portfolios & what our review committee looks for in portfolio submissions. The presentation will address visual, media, & performing arts; writing elements, artistic elements, guidelines for inclusion, presentation quality as well as additional aspects of portfolio preparation. The session will include visual examples of portfolios, including those meriting past scholarships. (Room 106)

Workshop: Lap Books: Get Them Writing The Easy Way

Title: Lap Books: Get Them Writing The Easy Way

Speaker/Affiliation: Donna Lookenott, M.A./Homeschooling Mom of 6, Tutor

Date and Time: Saturday, July 31st, 2010,

Description: Use simple items like scissors, construction paper, and glue to create beautiful displays that get children excited about writing. Donna shows beautiful lap books and discusses other creative ways to encourage writing. (Room 113/114)

Workshop: Creative Writing With Your Kids

Title: Creative Writing With Your Kids

Speaker/Affiliation: Victoria (Kasten) Tecken & Kathy Kasten/Epic Scrolls

Date and Time: Saturday, July 31st, 2010,

Description: Writing can be fun! Join 18-yr-old homeschooled author Victoria Kasten (author of 7 books) and her mother, Kathy, as they discuss creative writing ideas that will excite your kids. Music, photography, parent/child exercises, classic literature and more. Victoria has taught nearly 2000 children & adults through writing workshops and school visits in Minnesota. She recently received a large journalism scholarship to Bethany Lutheran College. Come and be inspired! (Room 112)

Workshop: ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Autism – The Brain Balance Approach to Addressing Learning and Behavioral Symptoms

Title: ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Autism – The Brain Balance Approach to Addressing Learning and Behavioral Symptoms

Speaker/Affiliation: Dr. Peter Scire/Brain Balance Achievement Centers

Date and Time: Saturday, July 31st, 2010,

Description: Brain Balance is a unique, non medical, program based on the principles of Hemispheric Integration. At this workshop you will learn the science behind the Brain Balance Program as well as why this program can produce measurable, permanent results in a short period of time. You will also learn what the underlying cause of these symptoms is. (Room 115/116)