2016 Workshop Schedule

2016 Workshop Schedule

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Name of Speaker
Name of Company
Workshop Description

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Friday, July 29, 2016

Explore the Possibilities of Online Learning with Monarch
Room : 105

Speaker: Al Christopherson, AOP Vice President of Curriculum Development Print
Monarch is a completely different way to homeschool. It is accessible 24/7 and contains over 50 courses, all formatted to … more…

How to Educate Students to Impact the World with a Home Business
Room : 106

Speaker: Rhea Perry
When Drew Perry was 18, he started a business and brought his college-educated dad home from corporate America in just three years. He also created a … more…

The Home School Edge: navigating college admission as a home school student (Friday)
Room : 110

Speaker: Jordan Crenshaw
Do you love home schooling but worry about how it will impact your college search? Well, calm your fears because being home schooled is going to … more…

Successful education, a neuro-developmental perspective.
Room : 111

Speaker: Sunette Payne
We will explore the neuro-developmental key components in learning and education. Please join Sunette as she discusses how the brain receives, processes, stores and utilizes … more…

Knowing a Foreign Language is Fun So Learning One Should be Too! (Friday)
Room : 112

Speaker: Kit Strauss
Hands-on workshop to see how foreign language can be taught in a way that works!.
more…

Take Heart 26 Steps to a Healthy Home School
Room : 113/114

Speaker: Mari Fitz-Wynn
Home Schooling is not for the faint of heart, while deeply rewarding, home schooling takes hard work, dedication and planning. It’s a full time job and … more…

Choosing Curriculum – Where Does the New Bee Homeschooler Begin?
Room : 115/116

Speaker: Tina Robertson
Choosing the wrong homeschool curriculum is at the top of the list of worries for new homeschoolers. On the flip side, choosing a curriculum that is … more…

Teaching Your Child to Read (Friday)
Room : 117

Speaker: Jessica Kersting
Based on over 25 years of experience teaching hundreds of children to read, the co-authors of the Up-Words Reading curriculum discuss the key components necessary to … more…

Help! I Know I Have to Get My Kids Physically Active During the Day, But How!?!
Room : 118

Speaker: Sandy Slade
Children who are physically active retain information better, concentrate better and have decreased behavior issues. This workshop steps outside the box of traditional fitness activities and … more…

Is Math Straining your Relationship with your Children? (Let’s Identify the Trouble Spots)
Room : 119

Speaker: Tom Clark
Join Tom Clark, founder of VideoText Interactive, and author of “Algebra: A Complete Course”, and “Geometry: A Complete Course”, as he offers an entertaining and educational … more…

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM – Friday, July 29, 2016

The Benefits of Classical Christian Education
Room : 105

Speaker: Kim Bedingfield
Kim Bedingfield will discuss the benefits of Classical Christian education and will motivate you to give your children the education you never had but wish you … more…

Stop Juggling and Start Thriving- Schooling Across the Ages
Room : 106

Speaker: Lesli Richards
One of the most common stressors for parents is trying to meet all their children’s needs at once. Join me for an engaging session that will … more…

STEM Literacy: Why Every Child Needs to Be STEM Literate and the Critical Role of Teachers
Room : 110

Speaker: Pam Liu
Students in the 21st century need reading and writing skills beyond basic literacy – they need to be STEM-Literate. The language of Science, Technology, Engineering, and … more…

Teaching MOM (“Mysteries” of Math)
Room : 111

Speaker: Christy Walters
Join noted author and highly successful math tutor Christy Walters as we discuss some common areas of difficulty in math. We will focus on operations with … more…

Science Unsnarled
Room : 112

Speaker: Donna Krahn
Confused by the jumble of science curriculum available? There are so many possibilities: nature studies and real books, hands on labs, classical or the traditional … more…

Curing Spelling & Reading Problems
Room : 113/114
Speaker: Randi St. Denis
At last! Some real help! You’ve tried every program & wonder why your child is still not a fluent reader or good speller. Randi helps … more…

Transcripts, Credits, Grades, OH MY!
Room : 115/116

Speaker: Christine Torre
During middle school and above, parents start asking, “How in the world do we home school high school?” Through this nuts and bolts class, parents will … more…

Real Bread the Staff of Life
Room : 117

Speaker: Sue Becker
Sue Becker, with a degree in Food Science from the University of Georgia, and a certified counselor in nutrition from Trinity School of Natural Health will … more…

Leveraging your child’s creative passions towards success
Room : 118

Speaker: Dwayne Walker
Join the creative professional, Dwayne Walker, as he unveils tips and tricks that helped himself, as a homeschool student, go from tracing pictures in a coloring … more…

Preparing your Children to be the Leaders of their Generation
Room : 119

Speaker: Libby Hodge
What happens when a child is doing what he/she loves best? They thrive and prosper in it! But only 3% of the population makes the effort … more…

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM – Friday, July 29, 2016

Memory for Health Education (Friday)
Room : 105

Speaker: Dean Vaughn
Dean Vaughn, the internationally acclaimed author, lecturer, and publisher, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority on the practical application of memory techniques for education and … more…

Building Young Learners with Foldables
Room : 106

Speaker: Dr. Rhonda Meyer Vivian
Foldables are a great tool for early childhood classrooms—learn how to use new materials and tried-and-true strategies in this engaging session. Cut, fold and … more…

Seven Life Breathing Phrases to Speak To Your Kids
Room : 110

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 … more…

Creation: Why it Matters
Room : 111

Speaker: Scott Gillis
A powerful and attention-grabbing presentation on the vital importance of the Bible’s history in Genesis: how it is foundational to the Gospel and relevant to our … more…

Understanding Financial Aid Jargon
Room : 112

Speaker: Mandy McLain
When you went on to complete your FAFSA, did you feel as though you had stepped onto a different planet? “Understanding Financial Aid Jargon” will help … more…

Making Your Test Scores Soar!
Room : 113/114

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 … more…

Dare to Compare: One Families Experience with Public School
Room : 115/116

Speaker: Jennifer Henn
The numerous schooling options available can be overwhelming. When Jennifer went through several years of illness, her children attended public school, private school, cyber school and … more…

I Hate Math, But I Want My Kids To Love It: RightStart™ Math!
Room : 117

Speaker: Kathleen MacGregor
So, math was not your favorite subject. But now you’re the teacher and you don’t want your kids to suffer through math like you did. … more…

Teaching History the Way It Happened— In Order!
Room : 118

Speaker: Julia Nalle
In most subjects, we start by teaching the basics: In reading, we start by teaching children the alphabet; in writing, we start by teaching children how … more…

Homeschooling in Georgia—Legislative Update & Challenges that Remain
Room : 119

Speaker: GHEA
Be informed! Join us for this session as GHEA representatives share about exciting recent developments related to homeschooling that have occurred in the Georgia legislature, as well as state … more…

1:45 PM to 2:45 PM – Friday, July 29, 2016

Well Prepared High School Students
Room : 105

Speaker: Charlotte Ellard
Whether your child pursues college or a career straight from high school, being sure they are well prepared is a daunting task. Learn keys … more…

A Year of Playing Skillfully – Getting Organized for Young Learners
Room : 106

Speaker: Lesli Richards
From scheduling to home organization, this workshop gives parents the confidence that they can provide a rich early education for their little ones. Lesli provides an … more…

Work at Home as a Medical Transcriptionist (Friday)
Room : 110

Speaker: Deborah Burns
Discover a step-by-step guide to what medical transcription is; medical transcription versus medical billing & coding; learning medical transcription simply. Learn about marketing your business easily … more…

Synchronized Family Devotions – Getting the Entire Family Involved
Room : 111

Speaker: Brett Allen
In this session, participants will encounter fresh ideas for implementing daily devotions in which each member of the family can participate. Word of Life missionary Brett … more…

Rhythm & Writing: Teaching your kids to write….THE RIGHT WAY!!
Room : 112

Speaker: Nikki Wilson
Rhythm & Writing: Teaching your kids to write….THE RIGHT WAY!!, will introduce this exciting new handwriting program, that teaches correct letter formation using catchy phrases that … more…

Homeschooling Multiple Children at Once
Room : 113/114

Speaker: Randi St. Denis
So many children and so little time!? It’s easy and fun to homeschool multiple children once you know how. Learn to make homeschooling fun while … more…

Benefits of a Strong Focus on American History
Room : 115/116

Speaker: Ashley Wiggers
Has American History been set aside as a priority in your homeschool? This country’s incredible story can play a vital role in teaching character, leadership, and … more…

Transforming Struggling Readers to Excellent Readers in Months—Not Years!
Room : 117

Speaker: Dee Tadlock
“If we are to obtain results never before achieved, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.” (Francis Bacon) Learn about Read Right, an innovative … more…

Overcoming Organizational Hurdles
Room : 118
Speaker: Tina Robertson
Organization when homeschooling looks very different from the way thousands of books and blogs of those that don’t homeschool describe it. Leave stress behind as you … more…

Raising our Girls to be Ladies
Room : 119
Speaker: Monica Irvine
Our precious daughters…do they know how special they truly are and are they confident enough in this truth that they will one day only accept the … more…

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Friday, July 29, 2016

Seven Life Skills Every Child Should Master
Room : 105

Speaker: Donna House
Life skills contribute to a rich, productive life for adults and children. Come learn what these essential life skills are and how to promote them every … more…

Schedule – Master or Slave?
Room: 106
Speaker: Tracee Wood
There are 7 days in a week and countless things to be done, lessons to be taught, and moments to be celebrated.  Unfortunately, the how to’s of the experts are not how to in my home.  Schedule – Master or Slave is about reclaiming peace and deciding how to line out your families schedule.  What are the methods and what methods fit you and your family best.

eCore Advantage – your Pathway to College Credit withing the University System of Georgia
Room : 110

Speaker: Randy Blackmon
Online Dual Enrollment and free tuition and books through eCore and Move on When Ready. eCore offers the first two years of college level courses online … more…

For the Love of Reading
Room : 111

Speaker: Eujeana Chism
Even a struggling reader can learn how to enjoy reading! Technology had even given us a great advantage in learning to read, so come join … more…

Experience Excellence in Writing
Room : 112

Speaker: Rachel Rist
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 … more…

How to Build Lifelong Learners with Math-U-See
Room : 113/114

Speaker: Gretchen Roe
Come see how to teach math using a skill based, multi-sensory approach from counting to Calculus. Teach your child to understand math and build a foundation … more…

Homeschooling Brick by Brick: Using Building Blocks for Hands On Learning
Room : 115/116

Featured Speaker: Mary Prather
This workshop will demonstrate the many ways you can use building bricks (LEGO®, Megablocks®, etc…) in your homeschool. We will explore ideas to make math, … more…

Brain Based Strategies for Improving and Eliminating Neurodevelopmental and Learning Disorder (Friday)
Room : 117

Speaker: Dana Hernandez
Brain Balance is an after school program utilizing the latest brain research to help children with Learning Disorders like ADHD, Asperger’s, Dyslexia, and Autism to function … more…

Are you holding your kids back from their creative genius? Let’s find out.
Room : 118

Speaker: Dwayne Walker
Join creative professional, Dwayne Walker, as he demonstrates the advantages of children growing into a creative genius, the signs that you are/aren’t holding back from your … more…

Living In Nobility-Kicking the Chaos out your Relationships, Home, and Classroom!
Room : 119
Speaker: Lydia White

All of us would love to be Queen for a day! What if you could be the queen of your home for a life time? Did … more…

4:15 PM to 5:15 PM – Friday, July 29, 2016

Managing Multiple Levels of Learning and Maturity at the Same Time
Room : 105

Speaker: Charlotte Ellard
Mother of 12 homeschooled children (spanning a 20 year age difference,) offers encouragement for tackling preschoolers alongside high school. Insight for embracing our situations … more…

The Mom Book
Room: 106
Speaker: Tracee Wood
A workshop based on the greatest tool for organizing key information in your life and home.  This tool is one for your whole household; it is a simple and inexpensive habit to form to help keep all those “important things” in order and not allowing them to consume your thoughts or your daily life. . Easy to use and made to custom fit your needs with “over the counter” items.

Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body
Room : 110

Speaker: Dr. Sheldon Margulies
Dr. Margulies will present highlights of his new, ready understandable, online anatomy and physiology curriculum.
more…

The Experience of a Classical Education (Friday)
Room : 111

Speaker: Paul Schaeffer
You’ve heard about classical education and all the benefits it brings. Perhaps you are convinced that it is the best way to teach your children. But … more…

Learning Prayer
Room : 112

Speaker: Mark S Mirza
Learning Prayer thru the Fun of a Novel is how Mark S Mirza introduces readers to his new fiction book The Pray-ers. Or as a … more…

The Difficult Resistant Child
Room : 113/114

Speaker: Randi St.Denis / Homeschooling Mom of 7 / Director, Home Educators Encouragement Alliance
The resistant child can be a nightmare to educate. Today’s resistant child could become tomorrow’s … more…

The 10 most important soft skills to teach your children (Friday)
Room : 115/116

Speaker: Christine Torre
Employment experts agree that technical skills get your foot in the door, but it’s the soft skills that get you the job — and help you … more…

Sparking Your Elementary Student’s Interest In Engineering with Growin’GEERS
Room : 117

Speaker: Alexandra McCaffrey
During this workshop, Alex will walk through one of Growin’GEERS 12 available quests (lesson plans) and highlight the key pieces of the curriculum that have … more…

The Logic of English
Room : 118

Speaker: Debi Lowery
Are you tired of saying, “That is an exception” when kids misread or misspell words? Discover surprising linguistic tools that logically explain 98% of English words. … more…

Couponing For Maximum Savings With Minimal Time
Room : 119

Speaker: Ann Haney
Have you couponed before, but found the time involvement excessive? If so you will not want to miss the time saving principles Ann teaches encouraging you … more…

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM – Friday, July 29, 2016

Bullet Proof Writing for Reluctant Writers – Understanding Reluctant Writers and Easy Techniques to Bullet Proof Your Child’s Compositions (Middle/Secondary Level)
Room : 105

Speaker: Lynne Bellaire
If you’re looking for a simple and easy way to make sure your reluctant writer produces quality writing, this workshop is for you. Stephens will … more…

Our HomeSchool Vault
Room: 106
Speaker: Tracee Wood
Lions and Tigers and Bears – oh my.” These may have been the things that caused Dorothy and her friends to second guess their travels along the yellow brick road but for the homeschooling mom – it’s Papers and Tests and Plans – huge sigh. This workshop will center around focusing it all into one place, deciding what to keep, how to keep it, and finding it all when you need it. It is the reference book of your homeschool journey and the wish book of the things to come; and, it’s all practical and no “fru-fru.

Single Mothers Providing Education & Financial Support
Room : 110
Speaker: Ann Haney
This workshop will guide the single mother through the process of transition that accompanies life changes. Ann will share from personal experience some of the challenges … more…

Learn to Use Essential Oils to Empower and Support Your Family’s Wellness
Room : 111

Speaker: Beth & Gabe Underhill
As homeschoolers, we cherish being self sufficient and empowered when it comes to our families’ education. Learning to use essential oils to care for our … more…

Classic Literature: The Starting Point for Teaching Language Arts
Room : 112

Speaker: Jennifer Pierce
Discover how to effectively teach your student using excellent books as your starting point. Students will utilize integrated lessons to master spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, … more…

It’s Perfectly Fine Not to Have a Perfect Home School (Failing with successful results)
Room : 113/114

Speaker: Mari Fitz-Wynn
There is no perfect pathway to home education; there will be gaps the key is to determine where thee gaps will be and when or if … more…

The Blessing of the Strong-Willed Child
Room : 115/116

Speaker: Teresa Knight
Raising 9 strong willed children Teresa Knight knows that having a strong-willed child is hard work. So many well meaning people will offer you advice, but … more…

DE, AP, CLEP, DC, JE-Navigating the Alphabet Soup of Early College
Room : 117

Speaker: Christine Torre
Through early college, your teen can earn high school and college credit at the same time and save you thousands of dollars in college tuition! During … more…

Critical Conversations: Helping Your Kids Navigate a Hyper-sexualized Culture (Friday)
Room : 118

Speaker: Barrett and Jenifer Johnson
Critical Conversations is designed to give parents the practical tools they need to help their kids make wise choices regarding their God-given sexuality. Covering … more…

Come Learn What’s New in SAT and AP
Room : 119

Speaker: Lynn Demmons
The College Board strongly encourages equity and access as a guiding principle that gives all willing and academically prepared students the opportunity to participate in rigorous coursework. … more…

6:45 PM to 7:45 PM – Friday, July 29, 2016

Sibling Rivalry
Room : 105

Speaker: Charlotte Ellard
Raising 12 children presents a wealth of opportunity for sibling rivalry. Charlotte Ellard candidly shares successes and failures and tips she’s gleaned from other … more…

SAT Math -It’s Not the Math, it’s the Question that is Confusing!
Room : 106

Featured Speaker: Dennis DiNoia
Join Mr. D for a mini-SAT Boot camp. Mr. D will be showing the tips and techniques from his SAT Boot camps. This workshop will … more…

Kids Learning in the Kitchen
Room : 110
Speaker: Tammy Snyder
Tammy will share a simple system for planning and preparing healthy meals for your family while incorporating lessons in budgeting and making healthy choices. You will get … more…

Teaching Chemistry to homeschoolers
Room : 111

Speaker: Dr. Sheldon Margulies
Dr. Margulies will give an overview of chemistry and explain why learning chemistry visually is so much simpler than learning it by reading textbooks.more…

Credit Recognition Transcripts and Preparing for College
Room : 112

Speaker: Shirley Minster
We will discuss how to get your student ready for college. How to contact schools, opportunities for dual enrollment, and how we can help with … more…

Ways to Improve the Education of Gifted Children
Room : 113/114

Speaker: Randi St.Denis / Homeschooling Mom of 7 / Director, Home Educators Encouragement Alliance
Discover ways to help gifted children to achieve their potential without self destructing from stress. … more…

Teaching Mathematics with Art (or is it Teaching Art with Mathematics?)
Room : 115/116

Speaker: Tom Clark
Can your child’s future really be boiled down to something as simplistic as whether they are right-brained, or left-brained? Surely, as homeschooling parents, we want our … more…

Cultivating Men of Integrity
Room : 117

Speaker: Doug Horsman
Young and old alike, men are abandoning their God, their churches, and their families in droves. How can parents stem this tide, beginning with their own … more…

Thinking Like a Historian (and why it matters!)
Room : 118

Speaker: Dr. Annette Laing
STEM subjects are all the rage, but did you know that the top colleges (including tech schools) put a lot of emphasis on the humanities? … more…

Schedules…helping Our Children to be Happy
Room : 119
Speaker: Monica Irvine
One of the absolute greatest gifts we can give our children is a schedule.
Studies show that keeping our children on a schedule & creating routines
more…

8:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Friday, July 29, 2016

Secrets of Beginning Reading Success: What parents need to know
Room : 105

Speaker: Betsy Primm
The ability to read is one of the most essential skills a person can acquire. Today, we know the greatest predictors of a young child’s … more…

Goal Setting – A Family Event!
Room : 106

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, … more…

Writing and Publishing Your Book
Room : 110
Speaker: Ann Haney
Not only will you learn to tell your story, but through this workshop you will learn to tell with professionalism and order making it a book … more…

Your Child is at Risk
Room : 111

Speaker: Teresa Knight
We like to think that among the benefits of homeschooling is being able to protect our children from dangerous situations especially sexual predators but with … more…

Gap Year
Room : 112

Speaker: Andy Mater
Discussing the Gap year trend from a Biblical Worldview. This seminar will briefly examine the recent “Gap year” trend and show how attending the Word of Life Bible Institute can be a viable option prior to attending a college or university.

Cover Their Eyes and Ears: Teach Your Children to Think
Room : 113/114
Speaker: Cynthia L. Simmons
As mothers we long to protect our children from the ungodly
philosophies sweeping our nation. Cynthia will give you invaluable tools to prepare your child … more…

Help! My Curriculum is Crushing My Homeschool
Room : 115/116

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 … more…

How to Teach Your Child about Computers, Computer Science, and Coding
Room : 117
Speaker: Natasha D Dobson
In this workshop, Natasha will share the 4 reasons why your child must learn about computer technology. Grown-ups and kids do a hands-on activity to … more…

Georgia HOPE, Zell Miller Scholarship and Move on When Ready Program
Room : 118

Speaker: Ben Meadows
Overview of Georgia’s HOPE, Zell Miller and Move on When Ready Program eligibility, awards and opportunities. more…

Homeschooling the child with learning difficulties.
Room : 119

Speaker: Sunette Payne
As parents we often have great goals in mind for our children, we want them to become the best unique individuals that they can be. … more…

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Saturday, July 30, 2016

Teaching Toddlers and Teaching with Toddlers
Room : 105

Speaker: Charlotte Ellard
A mother of 12 homeschooled children, Charlotte is eager to share how she managed to homeschool with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and teenagers–all at the … more…

Striving for Excellence While Homeschooling Outside of the Box
Room : 106

Speaker: Teresa Knight
“Canned” curriculum just not working for your family? Are you feeling alone because everyone is talking about a certain curriculum or they are part of a … more…

Finding the Treasures within the Box
Room : 110
Speaker: Eujeana Chism
Are you considering a complete curriculum package or even part of a package but are a little leery of getting “stuck in the box?” If … more…

My Dear Aunt Sally Was Wrong! Addressing Some Common Misconceptions in Math
Room : 111

Speaker: Christy Walters
Join noted author and highly successful math tutor Christy Walters as we examine some common fallacies in math. One of the most prevalent misconceptions is the … more…

The Ethical Child is the Happy Child
Room : 112

Speaker: Monica Irvine
We have so many children walking around the world today, unhappy, because they are missing the skills needed to feel good about themselves, which is the … more…

Secrets of Beginning Reading Success: What parents need to know
Room : 113/114

Speaker: Betsy Primm
The ability to read is one of the most essential skills a person can acquire. Today, we know the greatest predictors of a young child’s … more…

Practical Ways to Develop Critical Thinking
Room : 115/116

Speaker: Ashley Wiggers
Thinking skills are buzzwords in education today – everyone wants to include them in their curriculum plans! In this seminar, Ashley will explain what thinking skills … more…

Overcoming Challenges: Learning to Homeschool Without Fear
Room : 117

Speaker: Jennifer Henn
Called but not confident? You’re not alone. Feelings of inadequacy or second guessing will rob you of energy and joy. In this workshop Jennifer tackles emotions … more…

How to structure a solid STEAM curriculum for you child
Room : 118

Speaker: Dwayne Walker
Join a conversation with the creative professional, Dwayne Walker, to discuss the pros and cons of STEAM education. You will leave this session with a more … more…

The Home School Edge: navigating college admission as a home school student (Saturday)
Room : 119

Speaker: Jordan Crenshaw
Do you love home schooling but worry about how it will impact your college search? Well, calm your fears because being home schooled is going to … more…

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM – Saturday, July 30, 2016

Memory for Health Education (Saturday)
Room : 105

Speaker: Dean Vaughn
Dean Vaughn, the internationally acclaimed author, lecturer, and publisher, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority on the practical application of memory techniques for education and … more…

The Classical Preschooler – Building a Foundation of Wonder
Room : 106

Speaker: Lesli Richards
In this refreshing workshop, participants will learn how to nurture their preschooler’s mind and soul through play in order to prepare a firm foundation for the … more…

Making Math Fun: Using Coding and Robots to Foster a Strong STEM Foundation
Room : 110
Speaker: Pam Liu
Algebra is said to be the gatekeeper to advanced math and science which significantly increase the probability of obtaining a college education and a great job. … more…

Surfacing the Entrepreneur Within Your Child & You
Room : 111

Speaker: Ann Haney
Does the thought of becoming an entrepreneur excite you as well as intimidate you? Do you wonder why some become entrepreneurs while others do not? Maybe … more…

Understanding the Jargon of Financial Aid & Scholarship Tips
Room : 112

Speaker: Mandy McLain
Understanding the Jargon of Financial Aid When it comes to Financial Aid, do you feel like you’re in another country? Everyone around you must be speaking … more…

Struggling Learners
Room : 113/114

Speaker: Randi St. Denis
Bringing 30 years experience with Homeschooling all types of special needs children, Randi St.Denis, homeschooling mother, tutor, and special needs advocate gives parents loads of … more…

Another Mistake? Teach Excellence without Oppressing Your Child
Room : 115/116

Speaker: Cynthia L. Simmons
As homeschool moms we long for our children to reach excellence, but there’s a fine line between high goals and perfectionism. In this class, Cynthia … more…

Spelling You See
Room : 117

Speaker: Gretchen Roe
Learn how hundreds of children have become confident, successful spellers using the methods taught in Spelling You See. There are no weekly spelling lists, no weekly … more…

Got Questions? GHEA Has Answers!
Room : 118

Speaker: GHEA
With 24 years of supporting Georgia’s homeschooling community under our belt, GHEA has learned that homeschoolers love to ask questions! Regardless of whether you’re just getting started, are facing … more…

Can Mom or Dad Really “Teach” Story-Problems? (And why would you want to?)
Room : 119

Speaker: Tom Clark
In this entertaining and instructional workshop with Tom Clark, founder of VideoText Interactive, and author of “Algebra: A Complete Course”, and “Geometry: A Complete Course”, you … more…

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM – Saturday, July 30, 2016

Whining Children
Room : 105

Speaker: Charlotte Ellard
What do we do with whiny children? What do we learn from whiney children? Why does our youngest child seem to be the whiniest? … more…

Finding Mentors to Help Your Students Build Successful Home Businesses
Room : 106

Speaker: Rhea Perry
After apprenticing with a godly, successful commercial roofer as part of his homeschool education, Rhea’s second son, Will, built a successful commercial roofing company. Instead of … more…

What is a Tandem Education?
Room : 110

Speaker: Christine Torre
The average high school student, whether private, public or home schooled, typically spends 6-8 hours each day juggling 6 different courses over 9 months. At the … more…

Dinosaurs & Fossils: Amazing Evidence for Creation!
Room : 111
Speaker: Scott Gillis
People of all ages are captivated by dinosaurs. Unfortunately, evolutionists use dinosaurs to indoctrinate the young and the old with an earth history that includes … more…

Grandparents, Homeschooling Parents and Grandkids; How to Make it All Work
Room : 112

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 … more…

10 Reasons Your Home School May Be at a Plateau
Room : 113/114

Speaker: Mari Fitz-Wynn
Has your home school reached a state of little or no change after a time of activity or progress. Come learn a few tips to avoid … more…

Teaching Your Child to Read (Saturday)
Room : 115/116
Speaker: Lorie Delk
Based on over 25 years of experience teaching hundreds of children to read, the co-authors of the Up-Words Reading curriculum discuss the key components necessary to … more…

Critical Conversations: Helping Your Kids Navigate a Hyper-sexualized Culture (Saturday)
Room : 117

Speaker: Barrett and Jenifer Johnson
Critical Conversations is designed to give parents the practical tools they need to help their kids make wise choices regarding their God-given sexuality. Covering … more…

Weaving History with His Story— God’s Story
Room : 118

Speaker: Julia Nalle
Why do so many history programs miss the connections between Biblical/Christian history and world history? Why do we study Bible and World History but not at … more…

How to Think and Talk Math!
Room : 119

Featured Speaker: Dennis DiNoia
What if math was its own language? Learn to speak math similar to the way you learn to speak other new languages. Learn the basic … more…

1:45 PM to 2:45 PM – Saturday, July 30, 2016

Preschool Science – Encouraging a Lifetime of Orderly Thinking
Room : 105

Speaker: Lesli Richards
Every great scientist started out as a preschooler! Lesli teaches parents to give their children the best foundation possible. By modeling Aristotle’s Five Common Topics we … more…

Foldables for Learning
Room : 106

Speaker: Dr. Rhonda Meyer Vivian
Discover how Foldables (3-D graphic organizers) can assist with building a learning log for all students. Participants will learn how Foldables can easily … more…

Work at Home as a Medical Transcriptionist (Saturday)
Room : 110

Speaker: Deborah Burns
Discover a step-by-step guide to what medical transcription is; medical transcription versus medical billing & coding; learning medical transcription simply. Learn about marketing your business easily … more…

Brain Based Strategies for Improving and Eliminating Neurodevelopmental and Learning Disorders (Saturday)
Room : 111

Speaker: Dana Hernandez
Brain Balance is an after school program utilizing the latest brain research to help children with Learning Disorders like ADHD, Asperger’s, Dyslexia, and Autism to function … more…

Give Your Children The Gift of Music Appreciation
Room : 112

Featured Speaker: Mary Prather
Music appreciation should be an integral part of your children’s homeschool education. This workshop will provide you with simple, enjoyable ideas that will get your … more…

Raising and Homeschooling Boys
Room : 113/114
Speaker: Randi St. Denis
Boys see differently, hear differently, think differently and learn differently. Sometimes it’s tough for moms and dads to know just how to raise and educate … more…

The Truth About Wheat
Room : 115/116

Speaker: Sue Becker
Gluten is one of the hottest buzz words in the health and diet scene, but the facts about gluten as well as wheat have been misrepresented … more…

Enhance Learning by Introducing Simple and Fun Physical Activities Throughout the Day
Room : 117

Speaker: Sandy Slade
Children who are physically active retain information better, concentrate better and have decreased behavior issues. This workshop steps outside the box of traditional fitness activities … more..

Helping Your Child Develop Self-Control
Room : 118
Speaker: Donna House
Self-Control just doesn’t happen!  Help your child learn how to cope with challenges, to express emotions appropriately, and to delay gratification. Children who can self-regulate are more successful in school and managing social interactions.  Come learn effective, simple strategies you can use today.

What is “Critical Thinking”, and Can Anyone Do It?
Room : 119
Speaker: Tom Clark
Are your students learning passively, or are they involved in concept development? Are they figuring things out for themselves, or are they just learning tricks and … more…

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Saturday, July 30, 2016

Organization: How Do You Do It All?
Room : 105

Speaker: Charlotte Ellard
Confessions of a mom of 12 homeschooled children. School, laundry, meals, chores, cleaning, household business and budgets. This is the testimony of one family’s … more…

Can Spelling Be Remediated? Yes! But It Requires a Constructivist Approach
Room : 106

Speaker: Dee Tadlock
Spelling ability seems to be something that students either have or they don’t have. Attempts to improve spelling through memorizing word lists or studying word origins … more…

Knowing a Foreign Language is Fun So Learning One Should be Too! (Saturday)
Room : 110

Speaker: Kit Strauss
Hands-on workshop to see how foreign language can be taught in a way that works!. more…

How to Start a Co-op (The Easy Way)
Room : 111

Speaker: Tina Robertson
Whether you’re a new or seasoned homeschooler, creating a homeschool co-op can be an opportunity to pool the collective strengths of parents, while both children and … more…

H.E.L.P.! Hope in Educating your child with Learning Problems using RightStart Math
Room : 112

Speaker: Kathleen MacGregor
Teaching is not for the faint of heart. Mix in a child with learning challenges and you may end up becoming very discouraged and possibly … more…

Help Your Student Transition Well From Middle School, to High School to College
Room : 113/114

Speaker: Mari Fitz-Wynn
Once our students leave the elementary grades, much of the fun field trips, crayon, crafts, and play days that occupied the majority of their days are … more…

The Experience of a Classical Education (Saturday)
Room : 115/116

Speaker: Paul Schaeffer
You’ve heard about classical education and all the benefits it brings. Perhaps you are convinced that it is the best way to teach your children. But … more…

Preparing for Music Scholarships
Room : 117

Speaker: Kris Carlisle, Associate Professor of Music at Berry College
Faculty member of Berry College and award winning musician, Kris talks about preparing for music in college, the audition process, … more…

How to be a Unit Study P.R.O.
Room : 118
Speaker: Donna Krahn
Whether you want ready-made unit studies or tools to develop your own, this workshop could be the answer! Come for an overview and explanation of … more…

Prime Numbers – The Gateway to Algebra and Beyond!
Room : 119

Featured Speaker: Dennis DiNoia
This hands-on workshop will show how to use prime numbers to simplify both numerical and algebraic fractions, greatest common factors, least common multiples, simplifying roots … more…

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