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To Teach or NOT to Teach

Speaker: Kim Sorgius Are we pushing too hard or doing too little? Are we teaching the right things at the right time? Will there be gaps? This session is all about fostering a love of learning while still meeting the academic needs of your kids and keeping the important things in focus. Listen Now

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To Teach or NOT to Teach

Speaker: Kim Sorgius Are we pushing too hard or doing too little? Are we teaching the right things at the right time? Will there be gaps? This session is all about fostering a love of learning while still meeting the academic needs of your kids and keeping the important things in focus. Listen Now

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Christmas Around The World

This week, we will discuss a creative way to help your family focus on the One we truly are celebrating this month. Then, we will finish by looking at Christmas around the world and the academic and discipleship opportunities tied to that.

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Can Summer Camp Get Your Child Ahead Academically

Speaker: Stephen Kopp Bob Jones University offers summer camps, called EDUcamps, to enrich your educational efforts with your homeschoolers. Students explore potential career fields, and parents can assign high school-level credit. Come learn about fun camp activities from how to program robots to creating masterful artwork. The camps are led by experienced college professors who […]

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To Teach or NOT to Teach

Speaker: Kim Sorgius Are we pushing too hard or doing too little? Are we teaching the right things at the right time? Will there be gaps? This session is all about fostering a love of learning while still meeting the academic needs of your kids and keeping the important things in focus. Listen Now

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Choosing Curriculum for Your Family

Speaker: Jolanthe Erb Choosing homeschool curriculum for your family can be overwhelming. In this session, you’ll receive tips for choosing programs that work for your family, ways to save money (and time), and what to do when a program isn’t working out. Listen Now

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Latin for Regular Homeschools

Speaker: Jessica Phillips Your interest is piqued by all the talk about Latin, but it seems unrealistic for your family. “Isn’t Latin only for gifted students or parents who’ve studied it themselves? And starting Latin in second grade sounds ridiculous!” Come hear why putting Latin at the center of academics in your homeschool will streamline […]

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Apologetics at Every Age

Speaker: Cathryn Buse Cathryn will give practical tips and examples of how to incorporate apologetics into each academic discipline so that it can become an integral part of your homeschooling. Listen Now

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teaching multiple grades at once

Teaching Several Grades at Once

Teaching several grade levels all together can seem daunting. However, what might at first appear to be overwhelming can be turned into an asset in your homeschool. Let’s look together at planning ahead, group teaching, leading older children in sharing knowledge (and boundaries for this approach), and ideas that bring the family together.

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Experience Excellence in Writing

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. Best of all, parents and students alike find it easy to use and effective in all their writing endeavors. This workshop will give you an overview of the program and show you how you can get started with even the most reluctant writing student so you can give it a try at home.

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How and Why to Incorporate Educational Travel into Your Homeschool

Teaching and learning can be fun! There are many ways students can learn through real-life experiences including educational travel. Many of us think of educational travel as something that is too expensive or too difficult. But educational travel doesn’t have to be to far-off or expensive destinations. It can include those, but with planning and budgeting, educational travel can be a reality for most homeschooling families! Why is educational travel important anyway? Because students can learn so much more through travel than they can with traditional academics alone! Not only can they learn about the states, cities, landmarks, and map skills in a hands-on way, but they can also learn more about relationship building, problem solving, and other life skills that they can’t learn effectively in any other way. We will share some practical, affordable ways to incorporate educational travel into your homeschool

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Handfuls of Treasure: Embracing Busy Family Life

Spelling, Arithmetic, Reading, Dishes, Diapers, Laundry, Cooking….the list goes on and on! Homeschooling mothers wear so many hats. Busy family life can threaten to steal the realization that our hands are holding, guiding and directing eternal souls. This session focuses on recognizing treasure, laying it up in heaven, and loving the family God has given us.

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How Home Education Prepared Me for Public Office

Sarah Fowler is the first homeschool graduate to serve on a State Board of Education. In this session she will be exploring key education experiences that prepared her for service in state government and how the lack of training in these areas has undermined the ministry and service of others. Sarah will explore the benefits of Christian mentorship in her personal and spiritual development and share how she has reciprocated by mentoring young people as well.

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Building a Solid Math Foundation

Who is going to build a house by starting with the walls? Without a solid foundation, those walls
may hold up for a bit but eventually will come crashing down. Math is a lot like building a house.
We need to start with a strong foundation and build up from there. It doesn’t have to be hard!
Come and see how easy it is to teach math.

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The Transformative Power of Reading for the Central One Idea

This talk, geared toward students and teachers of literature, can dramatically change the way you read literature. Reading for the Central One Idea gives purpose and direction to your reading, opening the way for a more illuminating and sophisticated interaction with the text

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Career Exploration for High School Students

Too many students graduate from high school with no idea what career they should pursue. Homeschool mother and author, Carol Topp, will offer steps, resources, and her experiences in helping students pursue a career path unique for them.

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Important Things to Teach Our Families

Homeschooling parents often have many things they want to teach their children, but what are the most important things that parents can pass down from one generation to the next? In her talk “Important Things to Teach Our Families” Ruth Adams seeks to encourage parents to intentionally disciple their families in the process of daily learning and living. Ruth is the author of the book “Legacy Reflections of a Homeschooled, Homeschooling Mama” and shares out of almost four decades of involvement in homeschooling both as a student and now as a Mama to seven. Ruth understands the joys and struggles of homeschooling many children and is passionate about helping other mamas embrace the ministry within their homes.

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