Goal Setting – A Family Event!

Featured Speaker: Dennis DiNoia
Goal setting is often thought of as a great idea and something everyone needs to do but we rarely do it and when we do, we usually lose track of the goal along the way. In this workshop, goals are brought to life through creation and conversation. Everyone participating will create a goal and a visual display for that goal during the workshop. This process can be done with family members over and over again as well as with other homeschool groups as activities. The process is created in a fun and fast paced style with everyone having an opportunity to create and share their goal that will leave each participant inspired by their goal and by the goals of others.

Making Your Test Scores Soar!

Featured Speaker: Dennis DiNoia
Mr. D, as he is known by his students and families, is a test-prep specialist! He was also the standardized testing consultant from 2012-2014 to the Kamaile Academy peS in Waianae, HI, which had the most dramatic test score increase in its history and was named most improved charter school for all the Hawaiian Islands. This is a hands-on workshop giving those attending simple strategies for any testing situation. Learn Mr. D’s easy to follow 2-step method for test taking. The focus will be on math and reading comprehension standardized tests.

Seven Life Breathing Phrases to Speak To Your Kids

Speaker: Alice Reinhardt
What grade do you give yourself in communicating with your children? What grade would they give you? Don’t let poor communication stand in the way of your relationship with others, especially your children. Learning to communicate is a life-long process and most of us have never been given the proper tools to improve or direct communication away from harmful words. Hurtful communication actually damages relationships in the long term. Applying these Seven ‘A’s can be an incredible tool in your homeschool toolbox.

Help! My Curriculum is Crushing My Homeschool

Speaker: Alice Reinhardt
We often forget that our curriculum is simply a tool in our homeschooling journey. When we encounter struggles or difficulties, the tendency is to view those struggles rooted in difficult, lazy or unmotivated children rather than in the curriculum of choice. It is important to remember that the ‘right thing at the wrong time is the wrong thing. Using something as basic as potty training can help give parents a guideline to determine if in reality, their curriculum is the culprit.

Grandparents, Homeschooling Parents and Grandkids; How to Make it All Work

Speaker: Alice Reinhardt
The role of grandparenting in this homeschooling journey is somewhat like uncharted waters. For some, grandparents are confused or antagonistic. Other grandparents offer the wrong kind of support or opinion, even to the point of control. Parents may struggle with boundaries and expectations and might not know how to incorporate this generational tool into their homeschooling. From a homeschooling mom and grandmother, you can learn how to establish a healthy common ground that is a win-win for your homeschool experience.