Schedule

In order to give you as many workshop choices as possible, we’ve shortened the breaks between classes. But that doesn’t mean you will have to miss out on shopping time. You get to design your own shopping breaks. In other words, you will have to skip a workshop session in order to shop (but don’t worry, we have them recorded). This will give you longer shopping times and hopefully spread out the Exhibit Hall congestion so it is not so crowded when you choose to shop.
Friday, Jun. 20, 2014
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Used Curriculum Exchange
Book Drop Off
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM Registration Open
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Workshop Session 1
What I Would Do Differently as a Homeschool Mom Pam Forster
Pam Forster, a veteran homeschool mom and writer, shares her perspective now that her six children are grown up, graduated, and getting married. Get help raising your children for the Lord by learning from the lessons God has taught her after 30 years of parenting. This session will broaden your perspective, help you discover blind spots, and see how God works even to redeem our mistakes.
The Power of a Man: Why Men Matter Rick Johnson
It’s tough being a man, husband, and father today. And yet you are so important you are nearly irreplaceable to your wife and children. Rick Johnson, bestselling author and founder of Better Dads, will help you discover how to give your children an example of healthy masculinity that will survive and thrive down through the generations.
Ten Reasons to Homeschool Teens Elizabeth Smith
Gain insightful tips for homeschooling teens and building good relationships at home. We’ll discuss the academic advantages of homeschooling teens and getting them ready for college. Learn about the most important priorities during the teen years, including Elizabeth’s quick list of “Homeschooling Teens: What’s Important.” For those deciding about home schooling teens this is a must.
TBA Exhibitor
TBA Exhibitor
Reliability of Scripture Paul Jordan
Maybe the canon should have been closed after the first five books. What about after the Old Testament? The New Testament? Is the Bible really the Word of God, or are there other sacred writings that we should follow? This talk will reinforce why we don’t have a blind faith. The Scripture is the reliable, trustworthy, completed Word of God.
Raising Heavenly-Minded, Down-to-Earth Kids Lisa Jacobson
What does it take to bring up children who genuinely love Jesus? Our greatest hope for our children is to have them walk with God and enjoy a free heart, serving Him with their gifts and abilities. Lisa will share what they have learned – from their own experience and from the Word of God – about raising kids who have their hearts set on heaven and their feet planted firmly on solid ground.
Preschool 1,2,3,4 Jennifer Bliesner
How, What, When & Why! How do I go about teaching? What do I teach? When should I teach? And most importantly, why should I homeschool my preschooler? Bring your questions and get a wealth of information from a 25-year veteran of homeschooling.
How to Bless Your Children and Others Dr. S.M. Davis
One of the most powerful things a parent does for his child is to bless him; one of the most terrible things a parent does is to curse his child. A blessing involves unconditionally and often publicly speaking good words in the Name of the Lord. In this session Dr. Davis demonstrates how he uses songs he wrote for his 12 grandchildren after they were born to bless them on a regular basis.
Don't Miss the Gift in This Child Carol Barnier
Have you ever heard “All children are gifts from God” only to roll your eyes and think “Ha! They don’t know what goes on in my house!” If you don't look for God's gifts in your child, you may be missing some of His best. Come laugh and be encouraged to see what God had in mind when he designed your child. Learn to see your child through God’s spectacles and to stay focused on God’s vision of your child...not the world’s.
Creation vs. Evolution Lanny Johnson
This session deals with the two different ideas of origins of the universe and life. The main emphasis is on the ideas of evolution and what is wrong with them. Subjects include The Big Bang, The Second Law of Thermodynamics, “simple” cells, DNA, the evolutionary tree, missing links, mutations, variation in kind, and art work in science.
Conquering the Paper Piles Beth Giles
Are you drowning under piles of papers? Weren’t computers supposed to make managing information easier? Learn techniques for dealing with the mountain of school papers and your many household documents. Develop a process to move them out of the to-do pile and into the done pile. Determine what documents (paper and electronic) to keep and ways to file or store them.
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM General Session 1
How Do We Measure Success in Homeschooling? J. Michael Smith
Why aren’t your Christian neighbors homeschooling? What is the number one reason that parents do not homeschool? They lack confidence to believe that they can actually do the job, or, put another way – they fear failure. Many homeschoolers wonder how to determine whether they are successful or not. Mike explains in very clear biblical terms how to know whether or not you have been successful when you get to the end of your homeschool experience. The Bible gives clear and decisive direction in this area which should be very encouraging to all of us - even in the most difficult situations.
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch Break and Exhibit Hall Shopping
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM Exhibitor Workshops
Why Do Educators Praise Spell to Write & Read? (Spell to Write and Read) Exhibitor
People around the world enthusiastically share the value of this method for teaching full language arts to all ages and learning styles. A reviewer calls SWR: "The spelling program with results!" A second generation homeschool mom wrote, "This is the one curriculum that I will never replace." Her mother was a curriculum consultant, so she had a broad exposure to various methods. Come hear the author explain how it can help you too.
TBA Exhibitor
Spelling You See (Math-U-See/Demme Learning) Exhibitor
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 spelling tests, and no time-consuming instructor preparation. Instead, a brief daily activity helps students integrate writing, reading, speaking, and listening.
Parenting in the Strength God Supplies (Doorposts) Exhibitor
Parenting is a tough job. It requires constant devotion and effort, even when we’re weary. But God promises us the strength necessary for this good work! If you’re feeling tired or overwhelmed with the day-to-day busyness of parenting, come and be encouraged to persevere as we discuss biblical tactics for finding renewed energy in the Lord, the source of all strength. There will also be a Q&A time on using Doorposts parenting materials.
Maps and Timelines Help History Make Sense (Knowledge Quest, Inc.) Exhibitor
It's easy to get dates and facts mixed up when learning history. Your kids will "get it" as never before when you begin to incorporate maps and timelines. Don't let history become a jumble of dates, facts, and a sea of nameless faces. In less than 1 hour a week with the use of outline maps and timelines, your kids will understand history as never before.
Learning Styles and RightStart Mathematics Exhibitor
What if your first-born is a visual learner and your youngest is a kinesthetic learner, never mind the other children? Do you have a different math program for each child? What if you aren’t sure what style fits best? Do you keep skipping around, hoping to find one that fits? RightStart™ Math addresses all learning styles. Come get an overview of this award-winning and highly recommended math program!
I Know My Child is Smart, So Why Does He Get So Distracted and Why Does everything Take So Long (Help Eliminate Learning Problems) Exhibitor
Bill Hartner grew up with a learning/processing problem that went undiagnosed until he was an adult. His classmates referred to him as “Dumb Billy.” Bill is now a learning specialist who has changed the lives of over 3,000 children and adults. As the Director of Help Eliminate Learning Problems (HELP, Inc.), he has a unique perspective of seeing learning problems from both sides. Bill will give a fascinating look into the right brain and left brain and why balancing the two is so important to effective learning. Parents will find out why it is very important to understand the way their child processes information. Bill will discuss how the left brain stores things in files and the right brain stores things in piles. You’ll learn how concentration, focus, time management, cause-and-effect thinking and organization can be improved by integrating more left-brain critical thinking into the learning process.
Free College at Your Fingertips (College Prep Genius) Exhibitor
Are you ready to make $500 an hour? Although it sounds too good to be true, it’s possible to earn this much in scholarships for college. Author, Jean Burk, will teach you two important concepts: how to get into the college of your choice and how to find the scholarships to pay for it. You will learn methods of receiving substantial scholarships that go beyond tuition and may include room and board, graduate school, and money to study abroad! Unlock the keys to finding free college at your fingertips!
Experience Excellence in Writing (Institute for Excellence in Writing) Exhibitor
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. This workshop will give you an overview of the program and show you how you can get started.
Educating the Right Brain Child (Masters School of Art) Exhibitor
Often right-brain children are misdiagnose as learning disabled. Children who lean toward a right-brain learning style will have difficulty with memory, testing, grammar, spelling, math, and reading. The right-brain learner is easily frustrated with conventional style of learning. Most mentally check out before reaching middle school. Parents may see their learning frustration acted out in behavioral problems. Right-brain children can learn whole brain thinking skills, and can be academically successful. The workshop will discuss ways to challenge right-brain learners, and whole brain thinking skills. We will give you a free brain dominance test to take with you.
Computer Programming For Kids and Teens - The Easy Way (Computer Science for Kids) Exhibitor
Today, more than ever, students need to learn technology skills to prepare them for college or to compete in this tech savvy world. Philip Conrod, will demonstrate how easy it is for students to develop their own computer applications and Computer Bible Games using his award winning self-study Computer Programming curriculum for kids and teens. No prior programming experience is required! Philip has authored, co-authored and edited over twenty-four computer programming books and he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems and a Master's certificate in the Essentials of Business Development from Regis University. Philip also serves as the President & Publisher of BibleByte Books and is the Chief Information Officer for a large manufacturing company based in the Pacific Northwest.
Art - It's Essential! (Arts Attack) Exhibitor
The capacity of human beings to think creatively, to create and appreciate art is indispensable in developing the “whole” person. This presentation will review the important role art plays in developing right brain skills (creativity, 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.
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Used Curriculum Exchange
Shopping Hours
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Workshop Session 2
The High Cost of Anger Dr. S.M. Davis
According to Proverbs 19:19, people who live with an angry person are continually having to “deliver him” from the consequences of his anger. Angry people do foolish and hurtful things that often destroy their testimonies. But the greatest cost of anger is the destruction of relationships with loved ones. This session equips people to conquer anger with five key steps.
The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Daylight: How to Fit Your Size 16 Day into a Size 10 Heidi St. John
Homeschool mom, if you’re struggling with trying to do it all, you will enjoy hearing Heidi’s favorite tips for managing homeschooling and homemaking and still finding time to fit in other things… like alone time with your husband. Learn how two words can make a difference in managing your home and homeschool. Bring a friend and leave your preconceived ideas at the door because real moms sometimes serve Cheerios for dinner!
Teaching Reading by Building Confidence and Enthusiasm (Express Readers) Exhibitor
Want to learn how to make reading more engaging and less intimidating to kids? Reading is a puzzle, and children can learn the easy way to put the puzzle pieces together. Learning to read can be a source of frustration and a chore, but with “Express Readers”, it can be an exciting activity and an opportunity for success. Let’s bring the joy back to reading!
Starting Your Preschooler Off Right Jennifer Bliesner
Get answers to the big questions: "What do they really need to know before kindergarten?” “How do I get started?” “How do I know if I’m doing it right?” Learn the tools of the trade to create a lifelong love of learning.
Simplify Your Life Beth Giles
Many of us dream of a simpler life, but are just too busy to actually do anything to make it happen. We have so much on our plates. How can we balance it all? Together we’ll consider ways to make life simpler and how to put them into practice in your daily routines.
How a Man Can Lead His Family – User-Friendly Family Devotions Matthew Jacobson
For many of us, leading our families in daily worship can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn a more natural approach to the responsibility of imparting the knowledge of God to your kids. A question and answer forum will follow the presentation.
HELP! How Do I Teach the Distractible Child? (Session 1) Carol Barnier
Can a simple 20-minute lesson drag into 2 hours? Does your little wiggler seem to fall out of his chair a great deal? Is he distracted by things others don’t notice? Find the key that unlocks learning for the highly distractible child. We’ll cover putting motion into learning, making math fun (no, really!) and creating learning experiences that cement your child’s understanding of science, history, and language. (Best for Pre-K through 6th grade.)
Help! How Do I Choose Curricula? Terri Johnson
Homeschooling is the fastest growing educational movement in the country and this has resulted in an explosion of curricula from which to choose. Before walking through the exhibit hall, narrow down your choices by exploring learning styles, philosophy of education, and more. This workshop is designed especially for new homeschooling families, but all homeschoolers overwhelmed by curricula shopping are welcome to attend.
Evidence of Design Lanny Johnson
This session gives evidence for the existence of God. We see design in nature, and design points to an intelligent designer, not random chance and accident. Subjects include bombardier beetles, woodpeckers, sea anemones, sea slugs, and Mallee fowl.
Children Do Not Need to Write, Right? (BJU Press/HomeWorks by Precept) Exhibitor
A parent's guide to successfully teach and evaluate the writing process in elementary grades.
Beyond Textbooks to Creative Curriculum Elizabeth Smith
Learn how to make sure your curriculum is a useful tool and not the master of your homeschool. Expand your curriculum horizons with great ideas that will challenge and motivate homeschoolers from toddlers through teens. Gain helpful tips for making your student a life-long learner. Homeschooling can be fun, fascinating, and inspirational for both child and parent.
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Workshop Session 3
What Can Dads do to Make Moms Successful in Homeschooling? J. Michael Smith
Almost every father has heard he is to lead his family spiritually, physically, and in every other way. However, many fathers were never taught to effectively lead. Michael Smith presents encouraging and practical tips to fathers. The session concludes with six ways mothers say their husbands can be more effective in leading the family’s homeschool. In one father’s words, “Inspiring and convicting—thanks for the straight talk!”
The Organized Student Beth Giles
Disorganization in your students’ bedrooms can create a mess that’s a nuisance, but disorganization in their studies can affect grades, future work habits, and success. Knowing your students’ organizing style and learning to set up a process that works for them will give them organizing skills to use in their studies and many other areas of their lives. Unfortunately, we can’t promise they’ll use them to create a tidy bedroom.
TBA Exhibitor
Origins of Man Lanny Johnson
This session looks at the lack of evidence for an evolutionary origin of man. Subjects include worldview bias in examining evidence, the human evolution chart, Neanderthal man, Ramapithecus, Java man, Australopithecus (Lucy), Laetoli ash fields, Piltdown man, and Nebraska man. It may also include a short talk about the age of the earth and problems with the dating methods used today.
On the Fast Track to Homeschool Success Terri Johnson
When a family decides to homeschool, parents may wonder, “Can I do this? What if my kids are difficult to teach? What if I fail?” This workshop, designed for new homeschool families, will give you the tools, the vision, and the encouragement to succeed. Be equipped to make a difference in the lives of your kids through sound parenting and educational principles that put you on the fast-track to homeschooling success.
How to Raise an Awesome Teenager Lisa Jacobson
Raising a teenager is an intimidating prospect. How do we keep their hearts and prepare them for the future? Whether you’re parenting teenagers now, or will be in the future, this workshop offers encouragement, hope, and solid teaching on how to make these years some of the best. Join Lisa, currently the mother of 5 teenagers, as she shares her heart and wisdom in loving and directing your child through the teen years.
HELP! How Do I Teach the Distractible Child? (Session 2) Carol Barnier
Continuing from session one, more ideas to use with the highly distractible child. Nothing is repeated from the first session. We’ll cover using things around the house to create fast games, giving tired hands a break, and 10 things to remember when teaching one of the toughest subjects for this child: writing. Get a fresh injection of great ideas and a reminder of why these kids are so great. (Best for Pre-K through 6th grade.)
Empowering Families to Change the World (Sonlight Curriculum) Exhibitor
Imagine a talented storyteller. What would happen if she stopped her story at the most exciting part? The eager listeners would exclaim, "Keep going! What happens next?" With Sonlight, the original faith-based homeschool curriculum, you won't have to put your kids in front of dry textbooks or impersonal computer programs all day. Instead, with Sonlight’s help, you will guide your children through engaging top-notch books. We empower parents, engage students, and create exceptional educational outcomes!
Courageous Moms Rick Johnson
Good for you! You don’t want just to raise your boy to become a man. You want him to be a good man. Learn how to help your boy become a man of courage and integrity with a good work ethic and a healthy understanding of love and responsibility.
Better for Best: Keeping Christ as the Center of Your Home Heidi St. John
Do you struggle to keep your heart tuned into God’s voice through all the other noise of life? In this Pinterest-Perfect world it’s all too easy to hold the Lord at arms length until we do the “important” things. Learn the secret of developing an intimate spiritual life and why it makes all the difference in your family and marriage.
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Break
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM General Session 2
A Vision for Victorious Youth Dr. S.M. Davis
One reason parents have problems with some teens is that those teens have a deficiency in their earlier character development. In this session, we examine Luke 2 to see how Jesus, by age 12, had developed seven key qualities necessary for true maturity. This message will motivate and encourage both parents and their children.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Exhibit Hall Shopping
The Exhibit Hall will remain open until 6:30 p.m. on Friday for uninterrupted shopping time.
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
All 2014 Day 1 Sessions on MP3 disk
All 00 sessions on Day 1 of the 2014 Conference, "Be Thou My Vision" on one mp3 disk.
Saturday, Jun. 21, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Registration Open
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Workshop Session 4
What We Do and Don't Know About Dinosaurs Lanny Johnson
This session focuses on what we can actually know from studying dinosaur fossils, in contrast to what we can only infer. With an emphasis on distinguishing between imagination and observational science, this session explores fossils and what can they tell us, art work versus fact, dinosaurs and current stories about them, and what sharp claws and teeth really mean.
The Heart of a Family Family Jacobson
Meet the Jacobsons and hear from the family on their homeschool journey. Warning! The “Perfect Family Seminar” is down the hall! Bickering, holiness, selfishness, and sacrifice – being iron, extending grace, and striving after loving relationships in the home. Experience the harmony and beauty that comes from embracing God’s standards in family relationships.
TBA Exhibitor
TBA Exhibitor
Margins for Moms: Limits that Liberate Carol Barnier
Too often we’ve just accepted how busy our lives are supposed to be, but many of us are running through life in a frenzied fog. We have a nagging sense that it shouldn’t be this way, but don’t know how it should be. With a bit of laughter and an unabashed challenge of the status quo, you’ll learn to take control of your family’s lives.
Introduction to Learning Disabilities for the Homeschool Parent Jo Edwards
“Why isn’t this child learning as well as my other children? What am I doing wrong?" When a child seems bright but is not learning as fast as his peers, the problem could be a learning disability. This session explains the symptoms of learning disability and how to determine if this is the problem. Teaching methods, curriculum selection, and specialized tutoring will also be discussed.
Getting Them Ready to Learn and Love It Elizabeth Smith
The early years before children begin formal education is the time to show them that learning is fun and interesting. Elizabeth will present informal reading and math “lessons” that not only teach, but also help transition mom into their first teacher. Learn to take advantage of teaching opportunities and apply wisdom to the education process that will help insure your little ones will love learning and move easily into formal academics.
Facing the Giant: Homeschooling Through High School Terri Johnson
Terri, a homeschooling parent for 16 years, will help you gain a vision for homeschooling through the high school years. We’ll discuss the benefits, the challenges, the record-keeping, and the decision to continue homeschooling until graduation. This workshop will help you with the big picture and the nitty-gritty details. Trust me… these can be the best years of your homeschool journey. NOT RECORDED< NOT AVAILABLE
Endangered Minds: Raising a Thinking Child in an Electronic World Jennifer Bliesner
This workshop explores how a child’s brain develops and how you as parents can give them the best start. Discover how true comprehension and learning take place and the damaging effects the electronic world is having on students from preschool to college.
Dynamic Dads Rick Johnson
Do you yearn to be a better father and have a more loving family? In this innovative, powerful, fast-moving multimedia presentation, Rick uses stories, examples, and small group interaction to sharpen your skills and help you understand your authentic masculinity.
Biblical Discernment in an Unbiblical Age Heidi St. John
Our grandparents were exposed to Christian values in a culture firmly grounded in faith and family. Our parents were a part of a cultural revolution in which faith became laughable and families disintegrated on a wholesale basis. Now we find ourselves awash in a world where good is called evil and wicked is called good. Learn why nurturing biblical discernment is an essential life skill for any parent navigating the treacherous cultural waters of the 21st century.
9:30 AM - 4:15 PM Exhibit Hall Open
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Used Curriculum Exchange
Shopping Hours
Shop at the Used Curriculum Exchange to find bargains for next year. Admission to the Used Curriculum Sale is by time stamped on your admission ticket. Register early to obtain an early shopping time.
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM General Session 3
A Vision for Victorious Parenting Dr. S.M. Davis
Anger from one or both parents is probably the number one thing that is spiritually derailing children in Bible-believing homes and churches. Anger also destroys oneness between a husband and wife. Many parents think wrath is justified by children’s disobedience and rebellion. Dr. Davis explains that the anger is probably the cause of the rebellion. This session enables parents to see the source of their anger and work to overcome anger.
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Lunch Break and Exhibit Hall Shopping
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Exhibitor Workshops
Maps and Timelines Help History Make Sense (Knowledge Quest, Inc.) Exhibitor
It's easy to get dates and facts mixed up when learning history. Your kids will "get it" as never before when you begin to incorporate maps and timelines. Don't let history become a jumble of dates, facts, and a sea of nameless faces. In less than 1 hour a week with the use of outline maps and timelines, your kids will understand history as never before.
Learn to Read and Write with PAL (Institute for Excellence in Writing) Exhibitor
Announcing IEW’s Primary Arts of Language (PAL), a beginning reading and writing program based on Anna Ingham’s 70-year legacy. Designed to provide everything you need to start your K-2 students reading and writing, these multisensory, interactive materials will give your children a foundation for excellence in writing as they take delight in learning.
IPS Photography School Exhibitor
I Know My Child is Smart, So Why Does He Get So Distracted and Why Does everything Take So Long (Help Eliminate Learning Problems) Exhibitor
Bill Hartner grew up with a learning/processing problem that went undiagnosed until he was an adult. His classmates referred to him as “Dumb Billy.” Bill is now a learning specialist who has changed the lives of over 3,000 children and adults. As the Director of Help Eliminate Learning Problems (HELP, Inc.), he has a unique perspective of seeing learning problems from both sides. Bill will give a fascinating look into the right brain and left brain and why balancing the two is so important to effective learning. Parents will find out why it is very important to understand the way their child processes information. Bill will discuss how the left brain stores things in files and the right brain stores things in piles. You’ll learn how concentration, focus, time management, cause-and-effect thinking and organization can be improved by integrating more left-brain critical thinking into the learning process.
How My Mom Made History (Diana Waring Presents!) Exhibitor
Isaac Waring's adventures in homeschooling. Growing up the son of renowned author and speaker Diana Waring, Isaac recalls his family's journey from "What in the World's Going on Here?" to "Beyond Survival," and shares his family secrets to reform everyday education into a learning revolution.
Draw Your Students Into the Word of God (PictureThis! Ministries) Exhibitor
Create an unforgettable image of each book of the Bible in the minds of your children- draw your way through the entire Bible, one book at a time. No talent necessary. Ages K through Adult.
Computer Programming For Kids and Teens - The Easy Way (Computer Science for Kids) Exhibitor
Today, more than ever, students need to learn technology skills to prepare them for college or to compete in this tech savvy world. Philip Conrod, will demonstrate how easy it is for students to develop their own computer applications and Computer Bible Games using his award winning self-study Computer Programming curriculum for kids and teens. No prior programming experience is required! Philip has authored, co-authored and edited over twenty-four computer programming books and he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems and a Master's certificate in the Essentials of Business Development from Regis University. Philip also serves as the President & Publisher of BibleByte Books and is the Chief Information Officer for a large manufacturing company based in the Pacific Northwest.
Classical Conversations Exhibitor
Capturing School Time Memories in Beautiful, Affordable Yearbooks (Picaboo Yearbooks) Exhibitor
21st century Picaboo Yearbooks offers the highest quality yearbooks and memory albums available. There are no minimum orders and no deadlines, making them perfect for even the smallest school, class, or group. Books are available in hard cover, soft cover, or eBook. Additionally, each book can be personalized and contain video clips for free. Easy to use online application with nothing to buy or to download makes book creation simple and fun --- even elementary kids are creating books. Learn how easy it is to have these great books capture your child's memories. The Picaboo Yearbooks application is also being used in classroom teaching. Attend the workshop to learn more.
Build an Amazing Homeschool Transcript (College Prep Genius) Exhibitor
There is only ONE secret ingredient to giving credibility to a homeschool transcript. If you don’t know it, author Jean Burk will share the answer in this incredible lecture. Discover the insider criteria that Harvard uses to judge applicants and why summer break needs to be more than just a vacation. Learn the differences between AP, Dual Enrollment, and CLEP courses and the pros and cons of adding them to your schedule. Find out about the 3-Tier credit plan, so you can correctly build a portfolio that will impress any admissions counselor. If your kids are planning to go to college, you cannot afford to miss this engagement.
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Workshop Session 5
The First Three Years: A Workshop for Homeschool Rookies Heidi St. John
If homeschooling feels more like drudgery than delight or if the thought of homeschooling makes your knees shake and your palms sweat, this is the workshop for you! Join veteran homeschool mom Heidi St. John as she shares the three things you’ve got to know as a new homeschooler. Because, although you’re nervous now, it’ll all be okay. Homeschooling is worth it. So sit back, relax. You’ll soon discover that homeschooling is a journey like no other.
School Can Wait: The Other Side of Early Childhood Education Elizabeth Smith
There are differing views on when formal schooling should begin. Research done by Dr. Raymond Moore in the late 1970's helped launch the modern homeschool movement. This session covers information on academic readiness, how children learn best, and avoiding burnout so your child can be a life-long learner.
Personally Developed Plans for Special Needs Students Jo Edwards
A Personally Developed Plan (PDP) is required by Oregon law when a homeschool student with special needs fails to score above the 14th percentile on a nationally normed achievement test. This session will explain how the PDP is cooperatively written by an academic advisor and the parents, and the ways in which the plan identifies, addresses, and measures student progress.
Operation Christmas Child Exhibitor
Learn how to engage your students in world change through a simple shoebox gift. The gospel is at the heart of each gift, with the goal of giving children in over 100 countries each year, the opportunity to hear that Jesus loves them.
How to Build Lifelong Learners with Math-U-See Exhibitor
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 for a lifelong love of learning.
Freedom Under Fire – Homeschooling and Parental Rights J. Michael Smith
Parental rights and religious freedom are the two pillars of the constitutional right of parents to teach their children at home. But today homeschooling freedoms are in jeopardy. This session shows how growing opposition to homeschooling by the intellectual elites is based on a belief that the state, not the parents, has the exclusive right and responsibility to educate children. Homeschoolers are in their crosshairs and we are clearly at risk.
Dinosaurs and the Bible Lanny Johnson
This session challenges the evolutionary idea that man and dinosaurs never lived together with descriptions of dinosaurs in the Bible and other evidences of man and dinosaurs living at the same time. Also discussed is what happened to dinosaurs. A real favorite with all ages.
Come...Let's Go Into All the World Terri Johnson
Learn how to teach geography in an integrated way. Our world is an amazing place! Through the study of geography we can understand and appreciate the people that God has placed upon this earth and how geography affects cultures. Let’s learn how to go into all the world together as families. (Note: no airline tickets necessary.)
17 Years of Homeschooling and I Hardly Twitch at All Anymore Carol Barnier
Homeschooling is a unique experience. There are as many ways to homeschool as there are homeschooling families. Yet there are many things we share...like the questions strangers ask our children when they learn we homeschool. Listen and laugh as Carol shares what she’s learned through the ups and downs in her years as a homeschooling mom.
100 Ways to Love Your Wife-The Life-Long Journey of Learning to Love Matthew Jacobson
God has a direct stake in the way you love your wife and He’s counting on you to cherish her for His Kingdom purposes and the strength of your relationship. But sometimes it’s challenging to consistently and meaningfully express our love to our wives. Learn practical strategies for loving your wife in ways that speak to her heart. A question and answer forum will follow the presentation.
100 Ways to Love Your Husband: The Life-Long Journey of Learning to Love Lisa Jacobson
What could I tell you about enjoying a great marriage? A happy and a loving one. We’ve been married 21 years. We’ve laughed together, cried together, slept together, raised children together, and have walked together. What has worked and what has helped us through the hard times? And what will keep us loving each other in the years to come? Whether you’re newly married, have been together for years, or still waiting to meet the one God has for you, Lisa Jacobson of Club31Women.com offers practical steps on how you can enjoy a lasting, loving marriage too.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Used Curriculum Exchange
Gleaning Sale
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Workshop Session 6
Winning and Keeping the Heart of Your Teen Matthew Jacobson
After pouring your heart into the lives of your children in their younger years, all too often they slip away in their teens – even in Christian families. Despite what popular culture portrays, you can win and keep the heart of your teen. For those who fear it’s too late, you can win them back! Come for encouraging, practical teaching and a question and answer forum following the presentation.
The Flood Lanny Johnson
This session deals with Noah’s flood, including conditions on the earth before the flood, the lifespan of man before and after the flood, whether dinosaurs could fit on the ark and what happened to them after the flood, the meaning of rainbows, and the picture of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Teaching to the Male Brain Rick Johnson
By anyone’s standard boys are failing in the current educational environment. Recent research has confirmed the biological, psychological, and physiological differences between the way male and female brains learn. Rick explores those differences and looks at some strategies that can help males succeed in an educational environment that is often confusing and discouraging to their learning styles.
TBA Exhibitor
TBA Exhibitor
Questions and Answers About Home Schooling the Special Needs Child Jo Edwards
Bring questions or problems about educating your child with special needs or share a solution that has worked for you. We will brain-storm together for answers to help educate students who don’t fit the “norm.” Depending on the needs of the families who attend, this interactive session may cover Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disabilities, Down Syndrome, hearing impairments, or other conditions affecting education. (This session will not be recorded.)NOT AVAILABLE
How to Start a Homeschool Preschool Co-op Lisa Pietzold
Explore the advantages of teaching your preschooler in a preschool environment that is also a family environment. Choices abound for educating our youngest and in this session you will hear from moms who have operated a family-based preschool co-op for three years. Learn basic information and tools that will help you start your own family-centered preschool co-op.
Homeschool 101 Carol Barnier
So you think you’re gonna homeschool. Worried? Excited? Overwhelmed? Would you like to avoid some of the more common pitfalls? Listen to longtime homeschooling mom Carol Barnier tell what she has learned, address common fears, share some surprising benefits, and encourage you to have fun on this journey. You can do this!
Hard Work: The Foundation of Character Dr. S.M. Davis
The first occurrence of the word “work” in the Bible was not in relation to man, but in relation to God Himself. Work is godly because God is the original worker. In this session, you will learn to develop character in children by training them to be diligent workers, using their hands to do hard work.
H.A.T.S. Four Key Steps to Finding Balance Heidi St. John
As moms, we wear a lot of hats. Sometimes, it’s hard to know which one to take off and which one to put on. Learn how to free yourself from the expectations of others and quit struggling to do it all. Heidi’s favorite strategies and tips for managing the competing demands on your time will make a huge difference in your relationships.
Christian Courtship in the Real World Pam Forster
Pam Forster, mother of five happily married children, has been through five wildly different courtship scenarios, and she has some surprising and encouraging stories to share with you. By taking the precautions outlined in this session, we can wisely prepare our children for romance and make courtship a positive experience for them.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Used Curriculum Exchange
Unsold Book Pick-up
If you had items in the Used Curriculum Sale and you are not donating the leftovers to the OCEANetwork Scholarship Fund, you will need to pick them up between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM Shopping Break
4:15 PM - 4:15 PM Exhibit Hall Closes
4:16 PM - 5:45 PM General Session 4
Remembering the Reason, Renewing the Vision J. Michael Smith
A general overview of the challenges, burdens, and benefits of homeschooling from a veteran homeschool father and leader. Michael Smith encourages homeschoolers who are losing the vision, reminds them of the benefits of homeschooling, and offers some practical suggestions for relieving the pressure on the homeschooling family, especially moms.
5:45 PM - 5:45 PM Conference Ends
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
All 2014 Day 2 Sessions on MP3 disk
All 00 sessions on Day 2 of the 2014 Conference, "Be Thou My Vision" on one mp3 disk.

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