Workshop Sessions begin at 10:30 * 12:00 * 1:30
Session 1 10:30
Getting Started and the NC Law - Mari Fitz-Wynn: Join this experienced homeschool mom and NCHE lobbyist to learn what the law requires of homeschoolers in NC and what the new changes in the law mean to you. Find practical direction, suggestions, and tips on what it takes to have a successful homeschool journey. Great for new and seasoned homeschoolers.
Homeschool High School: How to Create the Magnet School Your Student Needs - Janice Campbell: Why settle for average? Ordinary families can create an extraordinary education by choosing learning materials and experiences that develop the skills, knowledge, and character traits your individual student needs to live out his or her gift. We’ll look at examples of what other families have done, resources that are available, records you need to keep, and strategies to help your student become a mature, independent learner.
Making Math Add Up in Your Homeschool - Malinda Johnson: Discover which mathematics programs work best for audial, kinesthetic, and visual learners. Discover how you and your children naturally learn and how to best implement mathematics with your learning style(s).
What Do I Do for the Rest of My Life? (Tweens, Teens and Parents) - Hope Auer: As a teen in high school and then a college-aged person, Hope struggled with finding God’s plan for her life. She wants to provide help and encouragement to those who are trying to figure out careers and a life purpose while still homeschooling and living at home, and ultimately point them to Christ so that they discover His plan for their lives.
Session 2 12:00
How to Choose Curriculum that Fits Your Family Without Breaking Your Budget - Janice Campbell: Whether you’re just beginning to homeschool or have been teaching for a few years, choosing curriculum can seem like navigating New York City without a map. How do you make sense of all the choices and find the best options for your family? Join us to learn four questions you need to answer before buying anything; foundational skills your student must learn; and ten things to remember in order to choose wisely.
Transcript Tips from an Admissions Insider - Dori Staehle: Many homeschooling parents unknowingly cheat their students out of scholarship money, simply because they didn’t understand how to prepare and effective transcript and how to play the game. Former Admissions Counselor and homeschooling parent will help you avoid the most common mistakes.
How to Write a Novel (Tweens, Teens and Parents) - Hope Auer: As a thirteen-year-old homeschooler, Hope started writing her first historical fiction book. It was published last Spring as the first of a four part series. She knows that the process from concept to publishing can be overwhelming, especially for a young, first-time author writing for God’s glory. She is here to inspire and encourage other homeschoolers who are starting their own writing journeys. She has made the talk enjoyable and beneficial to aspiring writers, parents of aspiring writers, parents of struggling writers, or anyone who likes writing in general.
Christ and College - John Calvin Young: It's pretty alarming to hear how many students lose their faith in college. Can you (or your child) stay a Christian in college? What are the biggest challenges? How can you prepare to stand your ground for Christ? Learn what to consider in choosing a college, about the traps that may be there and how to avoid them, how to live like a believer in the refiner’s fire of university life, and then how to reach out to others and share your faith. John Calvin graduated from a very secular top 20 college and studied at Oxford University, but students and their parents will need these principles no matter where they go. For Teens and Parents.
Session 3 1:30
What to Read and How and Why to Read It: A Practical Look at Student Reading - Janice Campbell: You know you need to cover penmanship, spelling, grammar, history, math, science, art, music, and more. How will your students ever have time for plain old reading? This compelling workshop explains what reading accomplishes in many areas of student development, offers suggestions for what to read, and guidance on how children should experience books from birth through high school.
The Gifted/ADHD Connection -Dori Staehle: How a homeschooling parent challenged the experts with her groundbreaking theory and kept her kids (and thousands of students) off of stimulants.
How to Have Healthy Guy/Girl Friendships (Teens and Parents) -Hope Auer: What is emotional purity, and why is it important? In this talk, Hope answers that question and talks about why it’s important for teens today and how she struggled in this area. She knows how important it is for homeschooled teens to socialize and not be awkward around members of the opposite sex, but also balance that with appropriate and healthy God-glorifying relationships and treat their friends as brothers and sisters in Christ.
Foreign Language in Your Homeschool: from the Traditional to the Revolutionary! - Caryn Hommel
Do I have to speak a language to teach it? Which language should I teach? Which curriculum is best and what’s the difference? When should we beginundefinedis kindergarten too early? What about high school and getting credit? Are you using a computer/CD/video program, but your child won’t say anything? Find out why! This workshop will cover foreign language study from kindergarten through high school, the benefits, what to expect from the different curricula, what to look for in a curriculum and how language study can help develop a heart for missions. We will also talk about a revolutionary new approach to language learning that can transform the learning adventureundefinedsuccess for the gifted to the dyslexic student and the magic wordundefinedfunundefinedto boot! Learn smarter, not harder!