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
Visit The Homeschool Channel and view the two following talks that were filmed during the Atlanta 2009 Southeast Homeschool Expo.
6:00 PM (On Location in Atlanta): Todd Wilson – “The Power of Being Real”
Are you convinced that every homeschooling family except yours is great? Do you believe the lie that others are more organized, better prepared, have smarter kids, are wiser parents, and have a child in the national spelling bee? The truth is most moms feel inadequate. Homeschooling moms fear that they’re letting their kids down in their education and in example. Join us as we demonstrate the power of being real.
8:00 PM (On Location in Atlanta): Randi St. Denis – “Big Happy Families”
As the middle child of 9 children and the mother of 7 children, Randi reveals all her best secrets for raising and educating a big family. From cleaning to history and dishes to chemistry, learn how to enjoy the true blessings a big family has to offer.
Israel Wayne is a homeschooled graduate who is leading his generation in defending the Christian faith and developing a Biblical worldview. He is the author of the book Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview. Israel is a regular columnist for Home School Digest and Brush Arbor Quarterly, published by Wisdom’s Gate, where he currently serves as the Marketing Director. He is also the site editor for ChristianWorldView.net.
Israel is a popular conference speaker, and a frequent guest on national radio programs discussing home education and cultural issues from a Biblical perspective. Israel’s family began home educating in 1978 and has been featured in national and international publications including TIME Magazine, The Arizona Republic, The Boston Globe, and The Wall Street Journal. Israel has been featured as the keynote speaker at various state homeschool conferences, with up to 5,000 in attendance.
Israel and his wife Brook were joined in marriage without dating and share their testimony of God’s faithfulness on an audiobook titled, What God Has Joined Together. Israel and Brook, also a homeschool graduate, are home educating their five young children, and Brook is a regular columnist for An Encouraging Word magazine.