Mr. Science Teacher
Mr. Science Teacher, Matthew Poston, is a licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education to teach physics, chemsitry, and mathematics. He has over 20 years of teaching experience! He wows students at the KidsZone & Worldview Teen Track events with hands-on science activities that are load’s of fun!
Matthew Poston, wows students with unique hands-on science activities, for loads of science fun. Children in the KidsZone & Worldview Teen Track events set up science labs, makes instant snow, practice with gyroscopes, dynamos, gears and gadgets, explore electricity and more.
Randi St. Denis, Director of Home Educators Encouragement Alliance (HEEA), is an educator, popular homeschool speaker, and a seasoned homeschooling mom. Using her degree in Educational Psychology, Randi works as a consultant to public, private, and homeschool families; providing teaching expertise and assistance for all types of children. She is recognized as an expert in the technical aspects of learning that allow every type of child, from special needs to gifted, the opportunity to learn well.
Some of Randi’s seminar/conference topics include:
- Beginning Homeschooling
- Homeschooling the High Schooler
- Early Learners, Parenting: Fun or Frenzy
- Parent Perspectives: Special Needs
Randi and her husband have homeschooled their seven children for the past 23 years; all of whom have gone on to college.
Dinah Zike is coming to ATLANTA!
Dinah Zike is known for designing hands-on manipulatives that are used nationally and internationally by teachers, parents, and educational publishing companies. She is a frequent keynote speaker and continuing education consultant and presents to over 50,000 teachers and parents every year.
Her book, The Big Book of Books and Activities, won the Teacher’s Choice Award for “instructional value, ease of use, quality, and innovation”, and has become a teaching methods classic. Most recently, Dinah was awarded the Council for Elementary Science International’s Advocate Award.
Dinah Zike is an explosion of energy and ideas. Her excitement and joy for learning inspires everyone she touches. She knows how hard it is to make each day special for children because she taught for over ten years in the public school system.
Make Learning Fun!
Attend Dinah Zike Seminar at the Homeschool Expo!
The designer of hands-on manipulatives that are used nationally and internationally by teachers, parents, and educational publishing companies. A frequent keynote speaker and continuing education consultant, Dinah presents to over 50,000 teachers and parents every year.For all ages from Preschool through High School – graphic organizers make learning fun and easy.
Bring excitement to your homeschool learning while students create materials that make learning and memorizing enjoyable.
Make it easier for students to grasp concepts, facts, and ideas, or to sequence events.
Multitudes of creative formats in which students can present projects, research, experiment results, and inquiry based reports instead of typical poster board or science fair formats….
Immerse students in previously learned vocabulary, concepts, generalizations, ideas, theories, etc.
- Integrate language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science.
Laugh-out loud funny, practical and life-changing. That is how over 200,000 parents have described Celebrate Calm Founder and homeschooling father Kirk Martin. Based on work with 1,500 challenging children right in his own home, Kirk’s strategies will eliminate the power struggles, yelling and arguing that stress you out. Learn more at www.CelebrateCalm.com.
View a short preview of Kirk’s presentations here:
Invite friends to Kirk’s four presentations in Atlanta:
Friday, July 27th at 10:00am Room 106
Are You At Your Wit’s End? Stop the Yelling & Power Struggles
Do you need help calming your explosive household? Tired of yelling at, negotiating with and bribing your child? Do you want your child to take responsibility for his school work, chores and attitude? It’s time to stop the yelling, arguing and power struggles with toddlers and teens. Moms, it’s not your job to manage everyone’s emotions and make everyone happy! We’ll show you how to create stress-free mornings, school, dinner and bedtime. We promise you will laugh and leave with a dozen practical strategies that really work.
Friday, July 27th at 1:45pm Room 106
10 Ways to Stop Defiance, Disrespect & Meltdowns
Nothing is more frustrating and embarrassing than a child being defiant or melting down in public. Have a little one who looks right through you and says, No?! Have a teenager who defies you or rolls his eyes? Have a child who refuses to go places? Kirk will show you how to stop a meltdown in public without losing it yourself! You will learn how to turn emotional power struggles into opportunities to build trust and teach self-discipline. You will be blown away by how practical these strategies are.
Saturday, July 28th at 10:00am Room 106
Stop Sibling Rivalry & Fights Over Video Games
Does anything make your blood boil more than hearing your children be mean to each other? But none of your rational discussions make a difference. You feel like a bad parent, like you’ve done something wrong, embarrassed that your kids act like this. What happens when you have one child who takes all your energy and time? We’ll show you how to get your kids to share, stop tattling, and resolve conflict so you don’t have to be the sheriff. We’ll even show you an amazing way to deal with your kids complaining, it’s not fair!
Saturday, July 28th at 12:30pm Room 106
Discipline That Works, When Consequences & Time-Outs Don’t
Instead of being drawn into power struggles, yelling and giving meaningless consequences, Kirk will show you 10 ways to discipline with dignity so kids listen to, respect and trust you.
- Stop the whining, complaining and tantrums.
- Get kids to listen when they are loud in the car or interrupt on the phone.
- Teach kids to control their own behavior (self-discipline) so you don’t have to “make them” behave.
- What to do when kids lie, steal, cheat, disobey, won’t go to sleep and more.
A graduate chemical engineer who has been a college campus evangelist, high school chemistry teacher and basketball coach, church teaching elder, church planter, national conference speaker and certified business and family coach.
The emphasis of Robert’s ministry has always been the family, and the first of his six books, The Family, God’s Weapon for Victory (1995, 2002, 2010), is in its third edition. He has been married to the former Jill Joiner for 43 years and they have three children and ten grandchildren, so he is able to draw upon extensive “trial and error” experience for the anecdotes that fill his books and conference presentations. His eldest son, Adam, is the director of the Center for Literary Education—equipping home educators to teach literature to their children. He is also the producer of the award-winning seminar, Teaching the Classics. Robert feels that there is no more important task today than winning the battle for the minds of our children. Home educators are the most important warriors in that battle, the heroes in the culture war. It is from this conviction that Gospel Parenting was born. Its mission is to help parents equip their children to extend the rule of Jesus Christ into the next generation.