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How to Teach Your Children to be Independent Learners

Is there really a benefit in teaching our children to learn independently? Come see how this one skill builds successful learners, decreases mommy-burn-out, and brings peace into your home once again. This is a practical workshop. You will leave with a vision for how to encourage independent learning in your home, as well as, several free printables to help manage your day.

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I Believe in Homeschooling

Most parents place a high value on the education they can give to their children. It prepares them for life and gives them hope for a happy future. In the old days, the three R’s of schooling included reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithematic. Is homeschooling succeeding because it is reclaiming the tried and true educational philosophy or is something else going on? In this workshop, Davis presents a compelling case for you to believe in the power of homeschooling and six new R’s to back it up.

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Teaching History the Way It Happened— In Order!

A well-ordered approach to history and literature allows students to follow history as it happened: In order, from ancient times through the present. A classical approach produces a well-rounded student who knows the stories from all of history— whether ancient or modern, Biblical or secular— that every educated person should know.

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Heartbeats of Discipleship: Shaping Your Child’s Heart to Live for God

“Who REALLY “Owns” YOUR Children?”

“Who REALLY “Owns” Your Children?” Two radically opposing views of parenting and education at war in America today… It boils to this: who REALLY “owns” your children? There is an extreme danger to faith and freedom in allowing government to become parent. Learn the real history of so called “public” schools, and the purpose their architects intended. The battle for faith and freedom in America hinges on giving children the education our Creator expects.

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Homeschooling Teens

Debra Bell teaches this seminar from her varied perspectives as a mom who raised four teens, a long-time high-school-level teacher, and an evaluator of numerous high school homeschool programs. The high school years are your children’s résumé for the future. Here’s how to maximize their time, prepare them for a changing job market, find doors to open, and facilitate non-traditional learning experiences.

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The Importance of Art in the Homeschool

Why is art vitally important in the development of our child’s education? It’s a tool that promotes creativity in solving life problems and growth intellectually. By working their way through art projects, students learn wise decision-making, creative strategies, and the importance of completing a task. Whether your child is artistic or not, you will understand why art is such a vital tool in their personal development.

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Secrets to Making Writing Fun

Writing can be an enjoyable activity for budding writers. This workshop will equip you with tips and ideas to use with elementary-age children during writing time. The result? Your children will not only produce polished writing projects, they’ll also be begging for the next lesson!

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Contemplate, Advocate, Navigate…Reaching Children with Reading Struggles in the Home

Please join Natalie Hoover with Hoover Learning Group to learn how to ‘learn’ your children and students…and help them ‘learn’ themselves! This fun, interactive class will offer innovative insight into the importance of identifying individual learning styles and accessing and implementing appropriate strategies for homework and study times. We will offer specific learning tools for you to take home, discuss the importance of appropriate diagnostic testing, as well as offer a plethora of resources for you to further educate yourselves about and embrace multisensory learning! You are not alone. Come and mingle with other like-minded parents and educators and see that together, we C.A.N.!

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Lights, Camera, Action

“So, what does it take to make a film? If it turns out to be pretty good, what’s the best way to get others to see it? Do I have to get a filmmaking degree in order to make great movies? And one more thing–how much does it cost to make a film?” We are so glad you asked. Come find answers to the most popular filmmaking questions. Get into the mind of a film producer and discover the secrets behind successful movies. Turn on the LIGHTS, grab your CAMERA, and get ready to TAKE ACTION! 

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Beauty and Reason for Mathematics

Most people are not neutral in their feelings towards mathematics.  Either they like it, or they hate it. Join us to see how all of math from arithmetic to calculus can be summarized in three simple charts.   You will walk away being able to see the big picture of mathematics with the perspective that math was created by God, revealing another piece of His picture.

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Teaching Mathematics

Did you know that mathematics has parts of speech and sentence structure, just as does any spoken language? Did you know that understanding the “grammar” of mathematics greatly helps student understanding of problem-solving and applications? In this workshop, Tom clearly and humorously demonstrates this quality of mathematical language. At last, you will truly understand the roles of all types of mathematical symbols, and you will see how easy it is to translate between mathematics and English, enabling you to improve your understanding and teaching of “story problems” at all levels.

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The Writer Within: Unlocking Your Child’s Creative Writing Potential

In this session, author Sandi Queen, five of whose children are award-winning authors, talks about how to encourage even the most reluctant writer to get creative and get writing!

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Teaching Handwriting with Success

Developing fluid, legible handwriting is foundational to education, yet this basic skill is often neglected in today’s world of computers. Explore the history of handwriting education and methods for teaching handwriting, so that all students succeed. This workshop provides practical information like handwriting games and practical ideas that can be used as soon as parents return to teaching.

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Teaching Your Children How To Love

We all know we are supposed to love, but actually knowing how to love and how to avoid the hindrances to loving with God’s kind of love is the real need. In this session, Norm will give very practical insights into how to live to love. These insights will not only be life-changing for you in your marriage relationship but also equip you to teach your children how to love God, you, and others.

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Surviving Struggling To Read

What do you do when it’s not that easy? When reading isn’t happening when you thought it would? Melanie and her son, Samuel, who learned to read well at 11, talk about the struggle and give you hope for the future.

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