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Conference:

Worcester, MA
Wednesday - Saturday
Apr. 24 through 27, 2019

MA - 2019 MassHOPE Christian Homeschool & Family Discipleship Convention

Presented by: Massachusetts Homeschool Organization of Parent Educators
ID: 19-01
Friday;
Apr. 26, 2019
$3.50

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. Join funny guy and family man, Todd Wilson, as he sets the stage for a great homeschool convention and the best year ever as he brings us back to the basics of what we believe about family and homeschooling. You’re not going to want to miss this for the world.

Topics: Vision
ID: 19-02
Friday;
Apr. 26, 2019
$3.50

In 1984, the State Superintendent of Education told Zan Tyler that he could have her put in jail for homeschooling her son. Zan knew this was no idle threat. The shock and fear that riveted her and the imminent threat of being jailed forced her to count the costs of homeschooling and decide if it was really worth it. Zan learned some powerful lessons about fighting for freedom, family, and faith that remain pertinent today. Our nation is once again at a crossroads where the liberties we often take for granted are at stake. We must all continue to work to preserve our homeschool freedoms, while intentionally raising up a new generation of freedom fighters. But how do we do that? Come to this session to be encouraged and equipped with powerful principles to share with your children and teens. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Tyler_Zan_1.pdf

Topics: Encouragement
ID: 19-03
Friday;
Apr. 26, 2019
$3.50

This message is an introduction to the facts that never fail, the Word that never returns void, and the Truth that truly does make the Christian free. Because in such a showdown, the Cross of Christ always proves victorious. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Ludy_Eric_1.pdf

Bearing responsibility for the education of a child is a high calling, one that brings with it great challenge and the potential for great anxiety. In this talk, Brian Phillips looks to Scripture, Church history, and classic literature, drawing practical lessons to encourage the hearts of educators in the trenches. The struggle will continue, but there is strength available to face it.

How do you plan a program for your homeschooled high school student? What subjects do you teach and when? Do you follow a basic high school plan, a general college prep plan, or a rigorous college prep plan? How do you evaluate credits? Determine grades for a course? What about a transcript and diploma? If you are just beginning to think about homeschooling during the high school years, this seminar will help you organize your thoughts and begin laying the groundwork for a viable four-year plan. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Frommack_Heather_1.pdf

Topics: High school
ID: 19-06
Friday;
Apr. 26, 2019
$3.50

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.

Topics: Math
ID: 19-07
Friday;
Apr. 26, 2019
$3.50

Joe Tyler discusses the key issues we face as dads striving to instill a Christ-centered vision of purity in our sons. He addresses the cultural pressures on our young men and shares practical advice to counter the culture. Because of the frank and sensitive nature of this discussion, we request that only men attend.

ID: 19-08
Friday;
Apr. 26, 2019
$3.50

This workshop will help you know what to think about, what to do, and what decisions to make as you begin your homeschooling journey. With practical advice and real-life illustrations, you will be encouraged and informed. Whether you’ve already made the decision to teach your children at home, or are still considering, this workshop will answer the questions you’re asking. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MuraJessica_1.pdf

ID: 19-09
Friday;
Apr. 26, 2019
$3.50

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.

ID: 19-10
Friday;
Apr. 26, 2019
$3.50

You thought genealogies were boring? Well, not after this message, you won’t! Throughout world history, the Hebrews have stood unmatched in their maintenance of genealogies, lineage, and descent. God promised them that from their bloodline would come One who would rescue the world from sin. This “Deliverer” would be of the seed of the woman, born of a virgin, born in Bethlehem, and would be from everlasting. Well, this “Deliverer” has come. And just as promised, He was born of a virgin girl in Bethlehem, and He was no mere man. He was God born in the body of a man. Buckle your seat belt for this one! Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Ludy_Eric_2.pdf

Motivation is often an area of struggle in family life. Children tend to either be unmotivated, creating stress for parents or “over-motivated” earning the label of “strong-willed.” Come learn about the internal motivation system in your child’s heart and gain tools for guiding that motivation in the right direction. If you’re frustrated or discouraged with the typical reward and punishment strategies, you’ll find this heart- based, practical session to be inspiring and hopeful. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Turansky-Miller_1.pdf

Faith discusses the ultimate goal of reading instruction: comprehension. She also explores various types of thinking and processing skills required for proficient comprehension. Faith shares tips, techniques, and strategies for developing the vocabulary of the very young, as well as good habits of mind in order to lay a solid foundation for comprehension with our wee ones (up to age 5). Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Berens_Faith_1.pdf

Topics: Preschool
ID: 19-13
Friday;
Apr. 26, 2019
$3.50

This homeschooling dad has been teaching Shakespeare to homeschooled students for more than a decade; his online Shakespeare courses have transformed reluctant students all over the country into ardent Shakespeare fans. In this workshop, he will show you six things no one ever told you about our greatest writer. In the process, you will discover why no other writer in English is in the same league as Shakespeare—and why knowing and understanding Shakespeare is indispensable for all our students.

Kathy Dunfee acquired a deep reverence for the beauty and wonder of nature from spending her childhood in her backyard. She invites you to re-awaken your sense of childlike wonder by simply stepping outside your back door. Based on Charlotte Mason’s approach to nature study, Kathy offers simple and practical “no-to-low-prep” ideas on how to engage children of all ages in nature through the language of poetry, literature, picture books, art, music, and adventures that enrich daily life. Nature Study is not a curriculum. It’s a way of life. A way of seeing the wonder all around us. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/DunfeeKathy_2.pdf

ID: 19-15
Friday;
Apr. 26, 2019
$3.50

Maybe the canon should have been closed after the first five books were written. What about after the Old Testament was finished? The New Testament? Should the Apocrypha be added? Is the Bible really the Word of God, or could it be that there are 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.

The frenzied push for education begins earlier and earlier in today’s society. In our world of preschool-mania, some parents pay hefty amounts to consultants who can help get their youngsters into just the right preschool. Other concerned parents are putting their preschoolers on waiting lists years in advance—sometimes even while the child is still in the womb! So what constitutes a meaningful preschool education that prepares a child for a life of learning and significance? In this workshop, we will discuss learning theories as well as practical skills you can teach your children. We will also cover how to develop a love for books in even your most active little ones. Join Zan Tyler as she addresses four vital components of a superb preschool education—and be encouraged that home is indeed the ultimate preschool!

Topics: Preschool

Creating a high school transcript is a vital part of your teen’s high school records—but it doesn’t have to be hard! In this interactive, practical seminar, you’ll create a transcript that can be used as a pattern when designing your own. The session will guide you through transcript essentials, evaluation of credit, grading guidelines and scales, and calculation of grade point averages (GPAs). In addition, you’ll receive sample transcripts showing other formats for you to consider. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Frommack_Heather_2.pdf

This workshop offers practical resources, lists of materials, and curricula to equip you as you work with a struggling learner in your homeschool. Krisa presents ideas for designing a unique home instruction program tailored to your child’s specific challenges. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/WinnKrisa_4-1.pdf Resource: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/WinnKrisa_4-1Res.pdf

Topics: Special needs

How many times have you heard your child say, “I will never use this in real life?” Why are we teaching math that way? To teach with a biblical worldview means we are teaching subject matter to equip our children with skills they need to serve God and show love to their neighbors. Let’s talk about teaching math that matters!

Topics: Math

Have you ever wondered what the value is in art? Art magnifies the handiwork of our God and His merciful blessings in allowing and equipping human beings to create and imagine beautiful things! Art is a motivator that inspires, uplifts, and develops “artistic confidence” that encourages all ages to have trust in their creativity and to be able to express their imagination. The Bible is full of artists with the most prominent being Bezalel in the Old Testament. Art is found in everything around you- from the classes you take in school to the beauty in the world God created. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/PappasMonique_1.pdf

We like things nice and neat, orderly, with predictable outcomes. Often OUR plans don’t ‘come together’ as hoped. Instead, they fall apart and leave us dumbfounded and stunned. I’ve talked to plenty of homeschooling parents who were sold a plan. They followed it and later stood before me with tears in their eyes because the plan “didn’t come together.” “We did everything THEY said to do.” “We didn’t have TV…we homeschooled…we ate organic…we only wore dresses…we sheltered and protected….we did courtship…they played the violin…we emphasized the classics…we never missed family devotions…we emphasized purity…we birthed our children at home…we had a home business” and on and on the list goes. They feel betrayed, angry, and lost….and their children are starting ‘tell all’ websites!! Years ago when I heard their sob stories I wondered what they had done wrong. I believed they must have gotten the WRONG plan…or didn’t carry the plan out according to instructions. While some of that may be true, I know NOW that sometimes our plans don’t come together because God has a DIFFERENT PLAN. Join me as we take an honest and humorous look at plans, why they fall apart and what to do when they have.

ID: 19-22
Friday;
Apr. 26, 2019
$3.50

How do we earn salvation? How do we keep it once earned? What must I do for God to be proud of me and approve of my works? What do I do about the shame and guilt I feel, even as a believer? This talk includes a hermeneutical study of Romans 8:31-39 and encourages followers of Christ in the total propitiation process.

The Church father Tertullian famously asked, What indeed has Athens to do with Jerusalem? Many conclude that the answer is nothing; an answer which poses problems for classical educators who teach pagan literature from nearly every historical period. So, what are Christians to do with pagan stories? Should Christian students read such books? If so, how should Christian educators engage with such writings? This talk examines Tertullian’s important question in light of Scripture and several classic writings, drawing principles for how Christian educators and their students can better interact with classic literature and ideas.

ID: 19-24
Friday;
Apr. 26, 2019
$3.50

Faith addresses the importance of spelling and presents the developmental stages of spelling. She also shares various strategies, techniques, and fun, hands-on, multisensory methods for spelling practice, as well as specialized spelling programs and strategies to help you transform “I am a terrible speller” to “I am a good speller!” Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Berens_Faith_2.pdf

ID: 19-25
Friday;
Apr. 26, 2019
$3.50

Most students are taught writing in highly artificial forms, like the five-paragraph essay — a kind of writing no one in the real world ever produces. Roy Speed is a homeschooling dad who for nearly thirty years has taught writing to professionals in corporations. In the homeschooling world, his online writing courses and innovative methods have met with acclaim from students and parents alike. In this workshop, he shares a fresh perspective both on our students’ needs and on traditional methods for teaching writing. He shows parents five critical writing tools most students never learn, but that are nonetheless vital.

Topics: Writing

Today’s kids are being exposed to pornography early (think 8 to 11 years old) — and our pop culture tells them it’s a healthy outlet for sexuality. Families will learn how to create a safe online space and encourage ongoing conversations that empower kids to not only look away from sexualized media, but also to confront our sex-obsessed culture. You can teach your kids to train their hearts and minds to be skillful, daring, and brave.

Should we have our children count everything? What happens when they run out of fingers? And how in the world do we use counting with four-digit addition? Come to this workshop and learn effective and efficient ways to recognize quantities, understand place value, and master addition and subtraction.

Topics: Math

In a traditional classroom environment, students have an average of eight to ten individual interactions with their teacher each day. In your homeschool, these verbal interactions can number in the hundreds and greatly enhance the education your children receive at home. Zan Tyler shares how the simple and free tool of conversation can help your children replace boredom during lessons with a motivation to learn. Discover why parents make the best teachers and capitalize on these strengths. Explore strategies to minimize conflict in your home and promote camaraderie, enthusiasm, and learning with stimulating academics instead. Conversation is the key! Conversation IS core curriculum. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Tyler_Zan_3.pdf

Taken directly from Psalm 32, this presentation reminds us of the unique relationship we have with Christ and how to follow Him on a daily basis to gain security and confidence in whatever we may face. We don’t have to, but we get to cultivate our relationship with Christ. Christianity is not a religion, it’s a relationship.

Many families have a strong emphasis on obedience, but God instructs children to learn to obey and honor. Come take a closer look at the biblical concept of honor. Honor is a relationship term that can change the culture in a home, teaching kids to consider the needs of others and take initiative to go beyond what’s expected. Learn how honor changes a person and how to help your child rise to new levels of maturity. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Turansky-Miller_5.pdf

The high school years are a prime opportunity to equip your teens with skills they will need for future success. If your teen is headed to college, the workforce, or the military, they will benefit from study and time management skills. This session provides parents with ideas to incorporate these skills into high school coursework and lists resources to help teens cultivate these essential skills. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Frommack_Heather_3.pdf

Topics: High school

In this second half of “Nuts and Bolts for Success,” Krisa addresses homeschooling and working, teaching multi-ages, scheduling the day, and practical teaching strategies you can use regardless of your curriculum program. Krisa explains multi-sensory teaching methods, direct instruction, and modeled teaching. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/WinnKrisa_4-2.pdf Resource: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/WinnKrisa_4-2Res.pdf

Topics: Special needs
ID: 19-33
Friday;
Apr. 26, 2019
$3.50

Can your child read between the lines or is she just decoding? How does your phonics instruction affect your child’s reading comprehension? What techniques can you use before, during, and after reading to help your child comprehend? How does the comprehension taught in reading instruction affect other subject areas? Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Sharon_Fisher_2.pdf

Topics: Reading

Often our aim for our children’s development is to see them “above-average” or “better than most.” But, when the Truth of our super-conquering Jesus Christ is infused into the training of our children, nothing short of “children that change the world” will do. In this session, Eric Ludy will pass along both a vision and a practical platform for beginning to think and parent with even greater boldness and purpose. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Ludy_Eric_3.pdf

ID: 19-35
Saturday;
Apr. 27, 2019
$3.50

From teaching phonics to graduating teens, from refereeing fights to nurturing faith, our lives as homeschooling parents run the gamut from the very mundane to the very meaningful. In the midst of the mind-boggling demands of homeschooling and everyday life, we constantly need to remind ourselves that our work as homeschooling moms and dads has tremendous Kingdom significance. Using the lessons of Scripture and history, this workshop will expand your vision of how God is using the homeschool movement, as well as your specific work as a homeschooling parent, to usher in spiritual and educational revival. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Tyler_Zan_4.pdf

ID: 19-36
Saturday;
Apr. 27, 2019
$3.50

It’s a fact! The only thing tougher than being a homeschooling mom is…being married to a homeschooling mom! Dad, your wife needs your help. Come join me as we discuss how to support and assist our wives in the homeschooling journey. We’ll also do a lot of laughing, as I encourage men to be encouragers of their homeschooling wives.

ID: 19-37
Saturday;
Apr. 27, 2019
$3.50

Scripture is under attack, and countless individuals, even within the Church, doubt the authenticity and supernatural construction of God’s Word. This message examines ten simple proofs of the construction, preservation, and accuracy of the Word of God. It will supercharge your faith, give you greater confidence in the Word of God, and cause you to fall in love with Scripture all over again. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Ludy_Eric_4-1.pdf

Grumbling, sarcasm, huffing, sighing, slouching, rolling eyes,… yes we all see that stuff all too often but what’s the best way to address these subtle (or not so subtle) forms of resistance? Children can have bad attitudes about instructions, authority, schoolwork, and even about the family life itself. We know that treating the symptoms is not enough. Come join us for a heart-based look at attitudes and some practical tools for helping kids change from the inside out. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Turansky-Miller_2.pdf

Creating a high school transcript is a vital part of your teen’s high school records—but it doesn’t have to be hard! In this interactive, practical seminar, you’ll create a transcript that can be used as a pattern when designing your own. The session will guide you through transcript essentials, evaluation of credit, grading guidelines and scales, and calculation of grade point averages (GPAs). In addition, you’ll receive sample transcripts showing other formats for you to consider. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Frommack_Heather_4.pdf

Topics: High school

A history teacher gives a reasoned and entertaining explanation of the Founders theological and philosophical world. In an age where the mood of the moment threatens founding principles, Andy gives a solid basis for understanding how the American Constitution is generally based on solid, transcendent ideas that correlate with a biblical worldview.

ID: 19-41
Saturday;
Apr. 27, 2019
$3.50

Parents have tough questions. “What apps are safe? How can I know if my kids see bad stuff on Pinterest, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media? Can I be notified if someone e-mails or texts my teen a sexual picture or video? Help me protect the whole device!” If you’re looking for answers to solve today’s tech dilemmas, this session is for you

ID: 19-42
Saturday;
Apr. 27, 2019
$3.50

This workshop will help you know what to think about, what to do, and what decisions to make as you begin your homeschooling journey. With practical advice and real-life illustrations, you will be encouraged and informed. Whether you’ve already made the decision to teach your children at home, or are still considering, this workshop will answer the questions you’re asking. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MuraJessica_1.pdf

Our children live in the midst of a secular culture facing a host of issues and moral dilemmas that we never had to deal with at their age. Because many children are not prepared to counter this culture, startling percentages of those raised in evangelical homes abandon their faith and beliefs as they move into adulthood. For this reason, training our children to develop a strong biblical worldview is one of the most important things we can do for them. Teaching them to think biblically about all areas of life equips them to become powerful thinkers, leaders, and communicators. Most importantly, it also gives staying power to their faith as they face opposition. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Tyler_Zan_5.pdf

The constant declaration of the Christian life should be “I can’t, but God can!” Our lives were made to be inhabited by the living God, through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, to be used as a “glove” upon His hand. This enabling power of His life, called grace, supplies all we need for life and godliness. Grace is far more than a mere hug of God. In this life-changing message, Eric Ludy equips you with the spiritual tools to stop trying to manufacture the Christian life and instead let God do it in and through you. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Ludy_Eric_5-1.pdf

ID: 19-45
Saturday;
Apr. 27, 2019
$3.50

Parents and teachers trying to provide a classical education to their students are in the difficult position of providing what they did not receive themselves. That is, the overwhelming majority of classical educators were not classically educated themselves. So what do we do? This talk explores how classical teachers and homeschooling parents can better prepare themselves to model and provide a classical education for their students by developing habits of lifelong learning.

Do you have a student who is having reading difficulties? This session introduces the 5 Pillars of Reading: phonemic awareness, phonics (decoding and word recognition), fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Faith offers guidance for identifying the area and the level of your child’s reading difficulty, and she also shares practical teaching tools, strategies, and techniques for remediating your child’s reading struggles. Session 1 will address decoding and fluency problems. Handout: ttps://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Berens_Faith_3.pdf

Topics: Special needs
ID: 19-47
Saturday;
Apr. 27, 2019
$3.50

Traditional approaches to English grammar have neglected and obscured the subject’s greatest benefit: effective writing. For nearly thirty years Roy Speed has been teaching grammar to writers of all stripes — from professional researchers to corporate managers and, most recently, homeschooling parents and students. He is the author of the forthcoming Writer’s Guide to Grammar, and in this session, he gives an eye-opening look at grammar principles that lead directly to important writing tools. In the process, he shows parents how grammar should be taught but seldom is.

Topics: Writing

Kathy began homeschooling armed with how-to books and award-winning curriculum thinking she would do all the teaching and her children all the learning. Charlotte Mason’s writings completely transformed her approach. Kathy offers simple and practical ways to engage your children and yourself in a Charlotte Mason education by preparing a feast, laying down tracks (habits) for life to run more smoothly upon, and fostering an atmosphere of grace, truth, and beauty. God meets us in our weaknesses and failures, and we are changed. Charlotte Mason’s profound yet practical methods light a fire in the hearts of both teacher and student. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/DunfeeKathy_1.pdf

ID: 19-49
Saturday;
Apr. 27, 2019
$3.50

Maybe you struggled with math, so how do you choose a curriculum to avoid the same fate for your child? Maybe you are really good in math but are unsure how to teach it now? Should you include manipulatives or not? What DOES it take to be the best teacher for your child? Find out the science and the art of teaching math. It is a science because much research has been done on how children learn, especially in math. It is an art because each child is different and lessons need to be tweaked. Come learn and be encouraged to become a great math teacher.

Topics: Math
ID: 19-50
Saturday;
Apr. 27, 2019
$3.50

There’s much talk about Christian worldview. Never before have Christian teens received so much training in developing a proper worldview. But something seems dreadfully wrong. The truth is…there doesn’t seem to be much difference between “our teens” and “their teens.” Honestly, there sometimes isn’t much difference between “our adults” and “their adults.” That’s about to change. Join Todd as he talks about a very REAL Christian Worldview. Todd isn’t going to give you a list of dos and don’ts, but will challenge you right where you live. Together, we just might change the world. You’ll want to be here.

Sometimes it seems like Christians are almost the only ones who believe in truth as a “thing.” But despite elaborate explanations, the flood of fake news, and trendy French philosophy, Andy explains why the postmodern emperor “has no clothes,” and why Christians can humbly declare truth with confidence and grace.

All children struggle, some academically, some socially, and many in their relationships at home. Although each child is unique and special, God has answers to the challenges they face. Come take a closer look at how God changes people and learn to apply the same principles to the parent-child relationship. You will be encouraged and equipped as you understand the roadmap to change and the practical tools necessary. Find courage and hope as these heart-based strategies resonate with your heart. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Turansky-Miller_3.pdf

Because all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, adding extracurricular activities to your high school program will increase your teen’s enthusiasm and motivation during these years. Wisely choosing these activities provides opportunities for your teen to follow an interest, hone his talents, serve others, or simply enjoy new experiences. However, setting limits is important, too! Come and receive ideas and suggestions to consider as you explore many different extracurricular options. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Frommack_Heather_5.pdf

Topics: High school
ID: 19-54
Saturday;
Apr. 27, 2019
$3.50

This workshop provides practical tips for parents who want to provide a quality early intervention preschool program for their little ones at home. Handouts: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/WinnKrisa_2.pdf Resource: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Winn_Krisa_2-Res.pdf Resource: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Winn_Krisa_2-Res.pdf

Topics: Preschool
ID: 19-55
Saturday;
Apr. 27, 2019
$3.50

Having trouble getting your child excited about science? Having trouble getting excited about science yourself? Get new vision and methods for teaching science with a biblical worldview in this workshop. Get ready to have some fun! Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Sharon_Fisher_3.pdf

ID: 19-56
Saturday;
Apr. 27, 2019
$3.50

For twelve years, you’ve probably felt the tension of “what’s next?” for your children. You hoped the dilemma would solve itself, but it didn’t. There are all sorts of homeschool graduates who are stuck in the “what now zone” or were discouraged from traveling a particular path. Put fears aside, look the cap and gown in the eye, and take an honest look at life after graduation. There is NOT a one-size-fits-all solution and the pressure from family members, peers, and experts can seem dizzying. Should they go to college or try a college alternative, do a gap year, start their own businesses, stay at home, get a job, travel the world…join a monastery??!! Don’t be afraid. God has a plan for your child, and part of that plan is that He’s given them YOU to help guide them into their next phase of life. Join Todd Wilson as he takes a bold and straightforward look at “Life after Graduation.” We’ll look at options, discuss pros and cons, and take FEAR out of graduation…remembering along the way that every child’s path is different.

ID: 19-58
Saturday;
Apr. 27, 2019
$3.50

Andy debunks the myth of blind faith and the myth of pure reason. We’ll examine how presuppositions shape all of us and why the Logos of John 1 gives us a reason to reason at all. Along the way we’ll hear about the three ways of thinking that are at war in Western culture and how they shape your worldview and your culture.

Many Christian classical educators started on their journey through Dorothy Sayers’s 1947 essay, The Lost Tools of Learning, which, in recent decades, sparked interest in the Trivium (grammar, logic, and rhetoric) and an attempt to recover education as it once was. But, Dorothy Sayers’s presentation of the Trivium was intended as a beginning, not an end. This talks looks into the Trivium, its educational significance, and its often overlooked theological connections.

Do you have a student who is having reading difficulties? This session introduces the 5 Pillars of Reading: phonemic awareness, phonics (decoding and word recognition), fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Faith offers guidance for identifying the area and the level of your child’s reading difficulty, and she also shares practical teaching tools, strategies, and techniques for remediating your child’s reading struggles. Session 2 will cover reading comprehension.

ID: 19-61
Saturday;
Apr. 27, 2019
$3.50

Does your student understand math concepts, but can’t master multiplication facts? Do you have a child with a math phobia or even a learning disability in math? This workshop includes a broad spectrum of teaching strategies and resources that will equip you to present math in ways that go beyond the suggestions found in traditional teacher manuals. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/WinnKrisa_1.pdf Resource: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/WinnKrisa_1-Res.pdf

Topics: Special needs
ID: 19-62
Saturday;
Apr. 27, 2019
$3.50

One of the hardest things about teaching writing is figuring out how to grade it. Do you teach and assess the steps of the writing process? Does your child know clearly what you expect at every step? Is he motivated to write a clear message, or does he think the mechanics of spelling and grammar are all you really care about? Discover practical help to make teaching writing fun and effective. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Sharon_Fisher_4.pdf

Topics: Writing
ID: 19-63
Saturday;
Apr. 27, 2019
$3.50

Fractions are often misunderstood and feared by children and parents. Come to this presentation and find a better and clearer way of teaching fractions. Fractions are, dare I say, fun when they are taught the right way. What’s the right way to teach them? Come and uncover the beauty and simplicity of fractions.

Topics: Math

The authority of the Word of God is being openly challenged today, even from within the Church. Though this has been true in nearly every generation, it is possible to have confidence and boldness in the timeless, eternal, and flawless character of Scripture. In this soul-stirring message, Eric Ludy explains the Canon Test (which God gave Moses to prove the authority of His Word) and shows how this “canon” was used throughout Scripture and is now applied in our lives. The climatic reality is that Jesus Christ has fulfilled the Canon Test and has the divine right to rule and control our lives. This powerful message will leave you awestruck as you listen to how Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament in perfection. Handout: ttps://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Ludy_Eric_6.pdf

The evolution-creation battle isn’t really about science – it’s much bigger than mere fossils (as anyone who has listened to Dawkins and the other so-called “New Atheists” knows). They involve the way we see everything. Andy explores the truth and created myths behind Darwin’s work and the infamous Scopes trial, and explores the forgotten social and historical effects of the popularity of the Darwinian worldview.

Do you suspect your child is struggling with ADD? Maybe it’s confirmed, or maybe not but you just know. Join us and receive hope and encouragement through hands on practical, biblical tools to help your child thrive. You’ll learn to raise the character threshold enabling your child to do the right thing. Receive an Action Plan Worksheet with steps to develop a unique plan for your child. You’ll leave this session with the hope and encourage you desperately need. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Turansky-Miller_4.pdf

Do you ever have those moments of panic when you wonder if you are giving your children everything they need to succeed in life? Do you worry that you are inadequate for all that homeschooling requires of you? Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night plagued by the long list of important things that still need to be done—and know there will never be enough time in the day to accomplish them? In this session, we will discuss five areas that pose particular challenges to homeschool moms and be reminded that He always holds us in the palm of His hand. Join Zan and be encouraged by God’s promises of hope, strength, power, and help for those of us who are weary and imperfect. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Tyler_Zan_6.pdf

Topics: Encouragement

You’re not just your teen’s teacher; you’re also his guidance counselor! Find out how to maneuver through the entire college admissions process—from narrowing down the selection of colleges to filling out college applications, applying for financial aid, and asking the right questions that will help you discern whether your teen is spiritually, academically, and emotionally prepared for college. Handout: https://masshope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Frommack_Heather_6.pdf

Topics: High school

Too often men in our age take on the tasks of husband, father, shepherd, principal, coach, and disciplinarian without the vision necessary to accomplish the goal. (What is the goal, anyway?) In this seminar we will define the goal and discover the divinely appointed means of achieving it. You may even learn the secret to making your wife deliriously happy, your home a quiet and peaceful kingdom, your children rich beyond measure, and your father-in-law in awe of your great accomplishments. Come join us in our discussion of the homeschool husband and dad.

Topics: VisionFathers