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)

Workshop: Expert Advice for Helping the Struggling Reader and Writer

Title: Expert Advice for Helping the Struggling Reader and Writer

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

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

Description: Tutor and Certified Wilson Language Instructor, Donna describes her journey to find answers for her daughter’s reading difficulties. See how the multisensory, structured, sequential approach allows children to become fluent readers and spellers. Homeschool parent and child friendly materials end frustrations! (Room 113/114)

Workshop: Experience Excellence in Writing

Title: Experience Excellence in Writing

Speaker/Affiliation: Pamela White/Excellence in Writing

Date and Time: Saturday, July 31st, 2010, 3:00 PM

Description: 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. Best of all, parents and students alike find it easy to use and effective in all their writing endeavors. This workshop will give you an overview of the program and show you how you can get started with even the most reluctant writing student so you can give it a try at home.

Workshop: Occupying Preschoolers While Teaching Older Children

Title: Occupying Preschoolers While Teaching Older Children

Speaker/Affiliation: Alyssa Lancaster/My Father’s World Books

Date and Time: Saturday, July 31st, 2010, 3:00 PM

Description: Our children are precious gifts from the Lord but sometimes they can interfere with our human plans. These little ones seem to seek attention at the wrong time. What can we do at these times to creatively involve them in the learning process? My Father’s World shares many suggestions on how to educate and occupy little ones. (Room 105)

Workshop: The Art & Joy of Storytelling & Reading Aloud to Children

Title: The Art & Joy of Storytelling & Reading Aloud to Children

Speaker/Affiliation: Jim Weiss/Greathall Productions

Date and Time: Friday, July 30th, 2010, 12:30 PM

Description: Who doesn’t like to be read to? And who better to read to children than the people they love & 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 & memorable to young children is evident. This delightful & 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 & interpretation of the stories they choose to read; & assist in using ones voice as an instrument with rewarding & dramatic results.