Ttd Live 2023
Cedarville University | March 4th 2023
A conference For refocusing your vision for your homeschool
Teach Them Diligently events and resources have been used by the Lord to impact countless homeschool families just like yours by encouraging their hearts, refocusing their minds, and helping them find joy and order in what God has called them to do. It is truly a JOY to get together with thousands of others who are making decisions that put the hearts and minds of their family first. Make your plans to join us this season in Cedarville, OH for a 1-day celebration of faith, family, and homeschooling unlike you’ve ever experienced. We cannot WAIT to see you there!
Why this theme for 2023?
For the last 11 years, Teach Them Diligently events and resources have focused on the HEART of our homeschool, and we’ve stood in awe as God has transformed families by opening their eyes to the incredible importance of what they do every single day within their homes. By prioritizing discipleship, relationships, and giving our children a foundation for their faith that will hold no matter what craziness the world tries to push on them, we are truly preparing them for success no matter what God calls them to do in the days ahead. Time after time, we’ve heard from families whose lives have been transformed as they’ve realized the importance of their mission and re-aligned their thinking to fit that.
Homeschooling for the heart of your children is a lifestyle choice that goes well beyond a mere educational decision. It can strengthen your family, give increased confidence, and bring peace to your days. We believe in the method so much in fact that we’ve coined the phrase “Heart Schoolers” to identify those of us who prioritize discipleship and allow that to drive our educational efforts. Heart Schooling prioritizes the hearts in children. When priorities are in line, hearts are won, academic excellence is achieved as love of learning increases, and confidence grows in children and parents alike. It truly is the unexpected intersection of great parenting and excellent home education. By the time this year is over, I pray that your family, like ours, will happily identify as Heart Schoolers and that you too will enjoy the incredible life Heart Schooling affords.
You’ll find that the secret to becoming a true Heart School family and enjoying the lifestyle that comes along with that is to change the central focus of your homeschool. We invite you to check out Leslie’s newest book, Homeschool with Heart: How Amazing Parents Become Excellent Home Educators to really dive into what we’re talking about and then join us in Teach Them Diligently 365 all year long and at an event this season to get even more encouragement and helps for your family to adopt this life-giving way to homeschool.
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We look forward to hosting our event on the campus of Cedarville University! Cedarville University is right by a beautiful bike trail. Be sure to plan a date night to tour the area!
Workshop Schedules Coming Soon!
Todd Wilson– The Smiling Homeschooler– Smile Stealers and Smile Makers!!!
You started this homeschooling journey because you thought it was going to be fun. You envisioned yourself teaching your children and smiling through each day. Then something happened. You stopped smiling. There’s a reason for that and some things you can do to bring back those smiles not only for your self but for your children as well. During our time together we’re going to look at the smile stealers and makers in your homeschooling world and get you smiling again. Because you have a lot to smile about!!!
Ginny Yurich– 1000 Hours – 1000 Hours Outside
In the last few decades, childhood has largely moved inside. With so many great opportunities that vie for our time, it’s easy to consider outside play as frivolous. In this session, Ginny Yurich, founder of 1000 Hours Outside reveals how “just” playing outside offers a myriad of developmental benefits to your child and how these benefits will extend through adulthood. Do less and yet gain more with nature immersion!
Dr. Kathy Koch– Celebrate Kids– Resiliency: Help Children Embrace Life with Confidence
Resiliency is more than bouncing back from disappointments, but just that alone is a significant benefit. Resilient children have better mental health, are creative problem solvers, can break bad habits, and are teachable and willing to use effort. Parents’ attitudes and responses to children’s challenges matter! How do you respond when they struggle? How do you handle their disappointments when things don’t go their way? Learn how to create an environment that makes resiliency more likely. Dr. Kathy’s practical techniques work!
Jeff Reep– Cedarville University– From Boys To Men: the goal is not well behaved children but godly adults
You will hear a Biblical perspective on parenting, firmly rooted in the belief that God gives instruction in Scripture and the Holy Spirit empowers parents by His grace to carry out the instructions. After raising 5 boys to men and investing 26 consecutive years of homeschooling you’ll learn 2 keys for successful parenting and 4 basic principles with 18 practical applications.
David Nunnery– Teach Them Diligently– Becoming Goal Setting Parents
Learn the importance of setting clear– even CRAZY!– goals for Christian parents. David shares the four layers of goal setting and how you can implement them into your own life. You’ll find that clearly defined goals give clarity to everything you do.
Leslie Nunnery– Teach Them Diligently– Only YOU Can Do It! Becoming The Mom (or Dad) You Want Your Children To Have.
Whether by birth or by choice, you are called to love your children deeply and to teach them diligently—and that specific privilege of being their mom and dad is reserved for you alone! During this hour, we’ll explore how you can become the mom or dad you really want your children to have—and that God has created you to be.
Todd Wilson–The Smiling Homeschooler– Lies Homeschoolers Believe
Your house is a disaster, your kids seem out of control, and you wonder how you’ll ever make it through another day of school. Your “get up and go” has “gotten up and went”. You used to think homeschooling was the best thing since sliced bread, but now you’re feeling like burnt toast. Take heart – you’re not alone! No one homeschools because it’s easy. You do it because you believe it is best. But there are times when you need to be reminded once again why it’s best. Join me as we do just that. You’ll laugh and be encouraged in the toughest job you’ll ever…love.
Stephen Ashton–Trail Life USA–Experiencing Education: Learning Beyond the Classroom
According to the 2020 American Family Survey, parents are seeing a lack of transformative engagement from students in both academic and spiritual learning. In this session, Stephen Ashton defines the problem, gives scriptural context, and offers 4 practical tools to help homeschool parents affect “act”-ual transformative education.
12:10 PM- 1:30 PM– Lunch and Shopping
Todd Wilson– The Smiling Homeschooler– This, We Believe
Dads and moms, in all the busyness of life and swell of expert advice, we’ve forgotten the fundamental truths of homeschooling and family. In short, we’ve forgotten why we do what we do. We have plenty of “how tos” but have forgotten the “why tos” and it evidences itself in our lack of joy of homeschooling, family, and parenting.
Dr. Kathy Koch– Celebrate Kids– Teach Them, Don’t Tell Them: Study Strategies that Work
Although most homeschooling days are probably about learning, remembering, and completing papers and projects, studying is also important. Have you taught your children HOW to study or do you think they’ll figure it out one day? Studying matters today and for their future. Dr. Kathy will suggest that you teach strategies from 8 study-skills categories and how to do so. After sharing about a few strategies, she will show how note taking can be used and taught in all grades with a scope-and-sequence you can then use with other strategies you want to teach.
Ginny Yurich– 1000 Hours–Walk by the Way, Teaching Spiritual Truths through Natural Means
Bring Deuteronomy 6:7 to life! “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” Opportunities to teach Biblical truths are all around us. Learn ten practical ways to teach truths through hands-on learning activities you can easily add into your school year.
David Nunnery– Teach Them Diligently– Creating A Grateful Home: Way Beyond Please and Thank You!
Gratitude is so powerful in the heart of a believer. It will transform your home, your heart, and your mind. It will improve your platform for teaching, heal your marriage, and so much more.
Dr. Kathy Koch–Celebrate Kids– Under the Influence: Who Are You Following?
Parents lead children so it’s valuable to understand leadership. But, understanding “followership” may be even more important because we become like those we follow. So, the people we follow are actually influencing our children, as well. We better pay attention. Kathy will share a very practical and enjoyable method of regularly determining who you’re following and if you have personal needs not being addressed which may then be negatively affecting your children.
Jeff Reep– Cedarville University– Determining and Managing Priorities
This practical session will cover the importance of determining your priorities and then managing those priorities. We each have the same 168 hours per week. The question is how we are using this time. We’ll discuss some practical tips that could be helpful in maximizing the minutes of each day to accomplish your priorities.
Ginny Yurich– 1000 Hours– How to Combat Screen Time in a Tech Heavy World
Screens are everywhere, from the local pizza parlor to your minivan and everywhere in between. Screens offer considerable benefits in many arenas of life, but excessive use can severely hamper childhood development. In this session you will learn strategies to combat screen time in a tech heavy word.
Leslie Nunnery– Teach Them Diligently– Refocus on Marriage
The world is full of messaging that breeds discontent— your finances are not enough, your opportunities are not enough, your marriage is not enough, etc. Instagram and Facebook absolutely breed that discontent and encourage us to lean into it and feast on it. So, it’s time to refocus our hearts and minds on truth. It’s time to determine in our hearts that we will look at our relationships the way God designed them to be. So today we’ll focus in on that human relationship that’s the bedrock on which all of our others are built— our marriage. We’ll see how God designed it to be and how focusing in on the truths found in the Bible can transform our marriages from the inside out.
Todd Wilson– The Smiling Homeschooler — Every Dad a Homeschooling Dad!
You may not crack open a book, work through a curriculum, or call it school, but it’s your job to train your children. Join me as we look at the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of training our children. Now don’t worry, I won’t make you feel guilty or give you a forty-six point outline, but I promise to tell it straight and to encourage you in the best job there is – fathering.
Kathy Koch– Celebrate Kids– Identity: Who Do Your Children Think They Are and Why Does it Matter?
Identity – how children define themselves – is extremely important. It controls behavior. Learn other reasons it matters and how it influences children’s academics, relationships, future, hopes, and so much more. Learn how to parent so children will have a healthy identity and believe the most important identities of all.
Frequently Asked Questions
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The live event will start at 9am and end at 6:30pm. You can find the specific event schedule ,once it has been released, above the FAQ.
Yes, you can add them for an additional $15.00 to any in-person ticket.
Besides the obvious video feed vs in-person experience, we are live-streaming only one session per hour. The livestream will provide access to all three events, but only one room per hour. This means that we will rotate sessions at each of the TTD Live Events so there shouldn’t be any duplicate sessions livestreamed. Plus, you will have access for 60 days to all livestream sessions to watch at your convenience.
This event is hosted on Cedarville University’s campus. You can purchase a meal at their dining hall or you can go off campus to nearby restaurants.
We will not have any discounted room blocks, so you can book a room at any hotel that suites your needs best.
TTD Live is designed for adults only for mom and/or dad to take a day away from everyday life and be encouraged. We suggest you get childcare for the day. Infants are welcomed at no additional cost. If you bring older children, each of them will require a ticket to the event.
This event will focus on encouraging and challenging parents. At this time of year, it’s easy to get mired in the day to day activities of homeschooling and life in general. We hope this day of refreshment will help to refocus you on the importance of your mission and build your excitement about the privilege of parenting and discipling your children as God called you to do.
We are focusing on strengthening homeschool families as they begin this school year. As Homeschoolers we have the opportunity to disciple and teach our children in a way that others may not. Which makes it all the more important that we know What we are doing; How we should be doing it; and What we stand to gain by doing it.
If you can not make it to the live in-person event, the next best thing is watching the livestream of the speakers on stage. This is not a collection of info provided across a desk on a Zoom call. The live stream will be from stage in front of a live audience. The delivery from the speakers and the energy from the audience can not be matched, and you will benefit even while watching from home.
Each speaker touches on a specific aspect of homeschooling and family that when put together will thoroughly equip parents to strengthen their families. As you will see from our speaking schedule—which can be seen on this webpage(coming soon)—the speakers address reaching the heart of your families as well as the day to day function of running a homeschool successfully.
What a great idea!! Gather some friends together to make an event out of the live streams. You’ll get the same benefit of fellowship and fun that can be found at the actual event. You will all want to have a ticket, though, so you have access to the recordings in the days ahead.
Usually, a Teach Them Diligently event will have over 100 homeschool speakers, with 1,000 families in attendance and over 5,000 people in the building. This event is much more intimate.
This is truly a live Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Event with the same Family- and Gospel-Focus you have come to expect from our organization. Every session will be in-front of a live audience which will re-create the same energy, encouragement, and know-how of one of our traditional events so that even from the comfort of your own home, you can feel like you’re actually there.
This event will provide substantial opportunity to speak with experts and speakers.
There will be books available to purchase from our speakers and stores. This will not be of the same scale as a traditional Teach Them Diligently event, but there will be resources available onsite.
Most hours of the day will have 3 workshop options available to you onsite. One room per hour will be streamed live on Saturday.
All sessions will be recorded and available through a TTD365 membership, along with every session ever recorded at each event over the last 10 years! You can also purchase a live stream ticket that will give you access to every live-streamed session for each TTD Live event up to 60 days after the event.
The cost for the event is for each person. This means that if you bring children that will use a seat then you must purchase a ticket. Furthermore, these seats at the live in-person event are non-refundable.
There are tickets available for just the internet livestream if you can not make it to the in-person event.
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