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Homeschooling for Excellence 101

Yesterday, new homeschoolers or parents thinking about homeschooling were able to attend the Homeschooling for Excellence 101 one-day seminar at the 2010 Southeast Homeschool Expo.  Many parents came away encouraged and ready to start a totally new experience with their children – AND THEY WERE EXCITED!  Here is what some of them said:

If you weren’t able to attend, you can contact us for how to purchase the CDs. And plan on attending next year!!

Workshop: How to Teach a Child to see God in Nature

Title: How to Teach a Child to see God in Nature

Speaker/Affiliation: Nancy Riddle/Him Visible

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

Description: This workshop will examine some of the reasons why children cannot see God in nature. It shares Nancy Riddle’s revelations & their impact on her discovery of God in nature. Together the workshop explores how seeing God in nature impacts a child’s life. Many of the techniques that Nancy used in her classroom are revealed. Many examples of the “double meanings” of animals & plants are discussed. Many “aha” connections will be found. You will learn how to teach a child to expand the observed relationships to other areas of life. Tips on how to utilize these principles in various science courses are given. You will be taught how to use these principles in subjects other than science. The importance of “questions” in teaching will be amplified. Of everything taught in elementary school, teaching a child to see God in nature may have the most profound impact on their life. (Room 110)

Workshop: Georgia 4H Environmental Education

Title: Georgia 4H Environmental Education

Speaker/Affiliation: Melanie Biersmith/Georgia 4H Environmental Education

Date and Time: Friday, July 30th, 2010, 1:45 PM

Description: Georgia 4-H EE has provided high quality field studies for 30 years. Come learn how this program can enhance the three R’s in your classroom! The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program has provided high quality day & residential field studies for 30 years. Using the outdoors as a classroom without walls, K-12th grade students can experience specific ecosystems of our five 4-H Centers located from the mountains to the sea! Understanding that the best field studies enhance & complement in-school curricula, Georgia 4-H EE has correlated all of its programming to the Georgia Performance Standards. We have also paid attention to the 3 R’s: rigor, relevance, & relationships. Our programs are a natural fit. Participants will learn about our tradition of excellence as well as how to plan an effective field study. Door prizes will be provided. (Room 110)