Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network

Recordings Listing

Conference:

Linn County
Friday & Saturday
Jun. 22 through 23, 2018

OR-2018 Build Your House - Homeschooling for the Kingdom

Presented by: Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network
ID: 18-409
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2018
$4.50

Homeschooling is the perfect opportunity to observe the learning styles and unique gifts and talents of each of your children. ?This session will explain the eight intelligences and how to observe them in your children. God has created each of us uniquely for a purpose. Understand your children’s individuality better, so that you can teach them more effectively. *Complimentary coffee served during Marianne’s sessions.

Handout available at: https://www.oceanetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Fearfully-and-Wonderfully-Made.pdf

We will describe the work, training, cost, and the impact on ministry in being a missionary pilot, mechanic, or other technical missions support personnel.

ID: 18-453
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2018
$4.50

Help for the parents who have tried everything and are at their wit's end. HELP has been working with families to HELP Elevate Learning Processing for over 30 years.

Topics: Special needs
ID: 18-454
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2018
$4.50

ADVISORY - This session includes many hands-on activities for 12-18-year-olds. Although there is a narrative through most of the session, there are several times where participants are completing tasks and there is no dialogue. We think you would really have to have been there to appreciate this recording - The Recording Team for OCEAN

ID: 18-455
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2018
$4.50

Languages Through All the Ages: Does the idea of teaching your child English grammar sound daunting? Have you wondered, “Does my child really need to know how to diagram a sentence? Is it possible for Latin to help your student better understand English?” If you have ever asked yourself these questions, learn how Classical Conversations can help you as you educate your children with our programs. Together we will unlock language and discuss the art of grammar.

How can you instill in your children that which counts for eternity? Teach them a Christ-centered character that yields social, scholastic, and spiritual growth. Imagine the difference a child with godly character could make in this world!

ID: 18-457
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2018
$4.50

Jack Dublin, teller of tall tales, reads from his journal and discusses the importance of teaching children through the power of the spoken word. Across the ages, storytellers from Aesop to Jesus told stories to convey great truths.

Do you remember the groans in math class when the word “fraction” was brought up? Well, there is a better and less painful way of teaching fractions! Fractions are fun when they are taught the right way. Discover the beauty and simplicity of fractions using RightStart™ Math.

ID: 18-501
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2018
$4.50

Hear surprisingly bold historical declarations from U. S. Presidents across two centuries on how the Bible shaped American society and culture along with unequivocal evidence of its benefits to daily life. In the past 50 years, the knowledge of this influence has diminished, especially within the faith community. In fact, most Christians today have not read through the entire Bible even once, and have thus accepted the modern secularist doctrine of compartmentalization. Discover the true and positive influences of the Bible on American life.

In the light of some recent high-profile abuse cases by alleged homeschool families, legislatures have responded by attempting to restrict homeschool freedoms. California and Hawaii are recent examples where homeschoolers have responded in large numbers to protect their homeschool freedoms. Why? Homeschool freedom gives flexibility to families allowing them to customize education to fit their children's needs. Hear why protecting homeschool freedom is so important to your family and to the OCEANetwork, what Oregonians might expect from the upcoming legislative session, and what we can do about it. Bring your questions for this panel consisting of the OCEANetwork Freedom Watch Team members.

You can’t teach what you don’t know. ?This session is designed to equip parents as they develop a biblical sexual ethic for themselves that they can then share with their children.

You are 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, and applying for financial aid. Learn how to ask the right questions that will help you discern whether your teen is spiritually, academically, and emotionally prepared for college.

Handout available at: https://www.oceanetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/College-Admission-Process.pdf

Practical tips for creating a learning lifestyle—from a mom of 17 homeschooled students (seven school-age at a time). Includes ideas for teaching your preschoolers, as well as multi-level teaching ideas for your school-age kiddos.

Handout available at: https://www.oceanetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/Homeschooling-Middles-While-You-Still-Have-Littles-handout-2017.pdf

Imagine throwing away seven trash bags full of college offers! It happened to my family and it could happen to yours. How? The PSAT. Contrary to popular belief, “P” does not stand for practice. In reality, the PSAT is a scholarship qualifying test, and it can write you a ticket to just about any college. Discover the 3 little-known secrets about the PSAT and 11 steps to success! Learn how to get colleges begging you to enroll and pick up the tab at the same time.

Homeschooling struggling learners is not only possible but one of the best things you can do for them. Learn the common signs of each of these learning differences, as well as suggestions for accommodation, remediation, and homeschool modifications. ?Marianne will provide a list of trusted resources and share suggestions for identifying reliable resources. *Complimentary coffee served during Marianne’s sessions.

Handout available at: https://www.oceanetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/You-CAN-Homeschool-Your-Kids-With-Learning-Difficulties.pdf

Topics: Special needs
ID: 18-601
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2018
$4.50

One of the most glaring shortcomings in the home education movement has been the absence of male involvement. This session offers a biblical look at the father's true role in the home and why it is absolutely essential to the successful home education of the children. Dr. Baucham will address several issues including feminism and hyper-patriarchy, which have brought imbalance and disorder into many Christian homes. He will disclose how the gospel addresses these issues for ultimate hope and healing.

What should civil government’s role be in protecting our homeschooled children? What should our response be to government intervention or to legislation creating pre-emptive dragnets to try to catch parents before they do evil things to their children? Dr. Ray will lay out core scriptural principles to answer these questions. He will also explain the findings of his brand-new study showing that the degree of state regulation (control) of homeschooling is not related to the frequency of abuse of homeschool children. Further, evidence suggests that public school children are at greater risk of abuse and other harm than are the home educated. Inform yourself with statistics and biblical philosophy!

ID: 18-603
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2018
$4.50

Have you lost the song in your heart? Do you feel robbed of joy and peace? ?Be encouraged as Joyce shares her personal story of finding joy and peace in the midst of chaos.

Topics: Encouragement

As a parent homeschooling a teen (or considering homeschooling a teen), you may have doubts about your ability and your sanity. Are you weighed down by the seriousness of high school? Do you question your competence to teach your teen? Be encouraged as you discover a new long-range perspective for teaching your teen that is filled with much hope, faith, help, and joy!

Handout available at: https://www.oceanetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/You-Can-Homeschool-HS-If-You-Can-Make-It-thru-Tomorrow.pdf

Topics: High school
ID: 18-605
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2018
$4.50

You had a wonderful plan at the beginning of the school year for a well-rounded education, envisioning academic excellence and character development in your smiling, well-adjusted offspring. But then… life happened. How do you find "normal" again? In this workshop, Vicki helps you focus on the essentials when you're on the frontlines, especially in a crisis situation.

Handout available at: https://www.oceanetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/When-Life-Broadsides-Your-Homeschool-HANDOUT-V.-Bentley.pdf

ID: 18-609
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2018
$4.50

As the mother of teen sailors Zac and Abby Sunderland, Marianne is often asked what their homeschooling experiences were and what enabled their 16-year-olds to challenge themselves with sailing alone around the world. ?The secret of their success is readily available to all. Hear how Marianne and her husband nurtured their children’s God-given dreams, passions, and talents, and in doing so, helped their children find their own callings. Discover how to avoid the pitfalls that thwart us in following God’s unique calling for us. Open your eyes to a world of God-inspired possibilities. *Complimentary coffee served during Marianne’s sessions.

Handout available at: https://www.oceanetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Raising-Kids-with-Vision-FINAL.pdf

Conference:

Portland, Oregon
Friday & Saturday
Jun. 23 through 24, 2017

OR-2017 Strength for Today and Hope for Tomorrow

Presented by: Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network
Recording ID: 2017-all
Original Price: $247.50
Set Price: $99.00

All sessions from the 2017 Oregon Conference

This one price allows you to download any or all of the sessions from the 2017 Oregon Christian Home Education Conference, (for personal use only) now and in the future. Sessions unavailable (or lost) due to technical difficulties will not be included.

Show Included Sessions
Sessions Included In This Set: 17-01Fearless Homeschooling by: Heidi St John17-02The Home God Uses to Change the World by: Matthew Jacobson17-03Ripped from the Case Files by: Jim Mason17-04Uncommon Courage by: Heidi St John17-101Multi-Level Teaching by: Heidi St John17-102Homeschooling the Early Years: You Gotta Turn Right to Go Left by: Heather Haupt17-103High School 101 by: Jean Burk17-104Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business by: Carol Topp, CPA17-105Successful Homeschooling by: Lisa Jacobson17-106Homeschooling: Real Hard and Real Blessings by: Colene Lewis17-107Recruiting & Retaining Volunteers by: Beth Mora, Forrest Mora17-108The Prodigal Son, the Forgiving Father, and the Power of Beholding by: Jim Mason17-109Math-You-Hate becomes Math-U-Love with Math-U-See by: exhibitor17-201Strong Roots – Strong Families by: Heidi St John17-202Sharing Life, Loving, and Learning by: Heather Haupt17-203Managing Anger and Conflict in Your Home by: Beth Mora17-204Free College at Your Fingertips by: Jean Burk17-205The Secret to Building a Strong Marriage by: Lisa Jacobson17-206Well Planned Day, Yes It's Possible by: Rebecca Farris17-207Top 10 Tips for Running a Homeschool Organization by: Carol Topp, CPA17-208Choosing and Using the Best Curriculum by: Caleb Crossman17-209Experience Excellence in Writing by: exhibitor17-211Walking Tall: How a Man Can Win in This Sex-Saturated Culture by: Matthew Jacobson17-212Why Is My Fabulous Child So Forgetful and Frustrated? by: Bill Hartner17-301Help and Hope for the Overwhelmed Mom by: Heidi St John17-302Marriage Wisdom: Practical Tools for Love and Friendship between Husband and Wife by: 17-303Knights in Training: Raising Boys into Men by: Heather Haupt17-304Learn Real Life Skills by: Carol Topp, CPA17-305Dream Bigger by: Beth Mora17-306Homeschooling Hints from Calvin & Hobbs by: Colene Lewis17-307Dyslexia: Facts and Fiction by: Joann Matson17-308Note to Self: The Vital Role of Homeschooling Dads by: Jim Mason17-309Logic Through All Ages by: exhibitor17-311Work at Home as a Medical Transcriptionist by: exhibitor17-312Seven Principles for Living a Passionate Life with Joy, Purpose, and Victory by: exhibitor17-401The First Three Years: A Workshop for Homeschool Rookies by: Heidi St John17-402Beauty in the Bloom by: Beth Mora17-403Stepping Outside the School Box: Creating a Home Where We Learn by: Heather Haupt17-404How to Ace the “New” SAT by: Jean Burk17-405An Equipment Operator's Guide to Keeping Your Family by: Forrest Mora17-406How the IRS Sees Homeschool Organizations by: Carol Topp, CPA17-407Choosing and Adapting Curriculum for Special Needs Students by: Jennifer Bliesner17-408History of Homeschooling in Oregon by: Dick Karman17-453Thriving in Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges for Christian Homeschoolers by: exhibitor17-454Why Is My Fabulous Child So Forgetful and Frustrated? by: Bill Hartner17-455TROWEL - Teaching Children about Christ and Culture by: Dennis Tuuri17-456Radically Different Spelling Success with Spelling You See by: exhibitor17-501Better for Best: Keeping Christ as the Center of Your Home by: Heidi St John17-502Why We Need a Parental Rights Amendment by: Jim Mason17-503Help for the Homeschooling Mom: How to Stop Spinning Your Wheels and Move Forward by: Heather Haupt17-50430+ Micro Business Ideas by: Carol Topp, CPA17-505Treating Writing Allergies by: Beth Mora17-506Homeschooling Teens – Tips That Work by: Colene Lewis17-507The Who, What, When, Why & Hows of Developing a PDP by: Jennifer Bliesner17-50810 Relationship Mistakes by: Matthew Jacobson This set is subject to change without notice based on recording availability. Recordings that are lost due to technical difficulties or that are no longer available due to contractual agreements with the speakers, will not be included. No refund for missing sessions is guaranteed or implied.
ID: 17-01
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

"I’m not strong enough."
"My kids are going to have gaps in their education."
"Everything depends on me."
"I’ve failed too many times."
"I can’t do this right."
"I’m screwing up my kids."
"Everyone else’s kids are doing better than mine."

Have you heard the lies, too? Join Heidi as she talks about her own experience of homeschooling out of fear and into faith. You’ll want to bring a friend to this one!

ID: 17-02
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

Does the quality of your marriage matter? Do the endless days of child rearing and homeschooling matter? Does your family have a larger purpose in this world? God says, "Yes!" Will you live for His plan and purpose?

ID: 17-03
Saturday;
Jun. 24, 2017
$4.50

A serious but entertaining look at HSLDA’s recent cases and why they are important to you and your homeschool. You’ll want to hear about the Case of the Miscreated Court, the Case of the Rotten Big Apple, and the Case of the Caseworker’s Monumental Miscalculation. With over 15 years’ experience representing homeschooling families around the country, Jim has a unique, up-close perspective on trends, emerging issues, and what the future holds for homeschool freedom.

ID: 17-04
Saturday;
Jun. 24, 2017
$4.50

In today’s culture, parenting requires an uncommon courage. Being a Christian parent in a culture that has rejected Christ requires a steadfast commitment to imparting truth to our children in a world that has rejected Truth. This is not our grandparents’ generation. We are parenting in a generation where fear is a driving force. But when faith finds its feet in this generation of parents, Heidi believes we will begin to see amazing things.

ID: 17-101
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

Toddlers, Tweens, and Teens, OH MY! Do you have a houseful? Are you planning on having a houseful? If so, then this is a great workshop for YOU! Heidi and Jay St. John are the homeschooling parents of seven perfect, never messy, always obedient, very sweet, usually tidy, generally obedient, always energetic, very curious children. They have homeschooled all the way through high school.

One of the most challenging aspects of homeschooling a houseful is figuring out how to teach them all while finding time to manage the rest of your day! Moms are always wondering if they are “doing enough” and finding the time to teach individual subjects, well, individually… can be overwhelming.

In this workshop, Heidi will share seven secrets of multi-level teaching that will empower, encourage and enlighten you! If you’ve got a houseful, then you’ve got your hands full! Let’s laugh together, and rediscover the JOY of homeschooling with a full heart AND a full house

Want to give your preschooler and kindergartner an edge? Though it may seem counter-intuitive, having a playful relaxed, yet intentional attitude towards learning in the early years develops creativity, encourages curiosity, builds independence, expands attention span, enhances relationships, and has fun, too. And it is PROVEN to give them an academic edge! Join Heather as she share's the art of teaching young children through play.

ID: 17-103
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

Many parents are intimidated at the thought of homeschooling a teenager through high school. The idea of teaching physics, chemistry, and calculus elicits fear and trembling from most parents… throw in grading essays and creating transcripts and you’ve got a complete recipe for a true mental breakdown! Home school high school veteran Jean Burk’s two homeschooled students received full-rides to college, grad school, and law school. She joyfully testifies that the high school years have been the most rewarding! She’ll share her successes and failures and everything else you need to know to homeschool through high school. At this workshop she’ll answer these questions and many more:

  • Why homeschool high school?
  • Statistically, how do homeschool graduates perform as adults?
  • What’s the difference between credits, grades, and transcripts?
  • What every high school student needs to know beyond academics (life skills, spiritual skills, social skills)
  • How can middle school students acquire high school credit?
  • How in the world do I teach chemistry, algebra, and calculus?
  • What’s the difference between CLEP, AP, and Dual Enrollment?
  • Can my homeschooled student really get into college?
  • What scholarships are available to home school students?
  • Do I need an accredited transcript?
If you have a middle or high school student and you’re considering home education through high school, you should definitely attend High School 101! You’ll walk away knowing you CAN do it!

Encouragement for teenagers to start and run their own micro business. They will learn a lot while earning some money. A micro business can be started quickly and easily with no debt from home. Presenter Carol Topp, CPA has counseled dozens of teenagers starting a business and will discuss business plans and ideas. Teenagers and their parents are encouraged to attend together!

ID: 17-105
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

The very thought of homeschooling can be overwhelming—whether you're a newbie or a veteran homeschooling parent. It's a big job and there's no way of getting around it. But after 18 years of teaching, I've found these steps that actually work. And these aren't merely academic solutions, but answers that have helped our family relationships—and my sanity—as well. It's a surprisingly simple plan that will prepare your student—and the teacher—for real success.

ID: 17-106
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

This talk provides honest encouragement to those considering homeschooling. The real hard part of home education is the commitment of time, energy and resources. The real blessings of home education include stronger family bonds and a personalized education. And these blessings will make the work worth it.

ID: 17-107
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

Volunteers are the backbone of nonprofit organizations. Without volunteers, visions crumble. How do you recruit qualified volunteers? How can a leader strengthen a volunteer to go the distance? How do you inspire your volunteers to serve with passion? Forrest and Beth Mora will share ten key principles to help you form a team that will thrive and create a lasting impact.

We homeschooling parents invest a lot of ourselves in our children. When one of them strays, it is a painful, prayerful time. As one who has wandered himself, and one who has shepherded seven children through sometimes challenging times, Jim has a word of encouragement, reconciliation, and hope for walking through troubled times.

Presented by Math-U-See

Math-U-See’s unique instructional approach using simple but powerful manipulatives, videos, and textbooks helps students master math concepts and fundamental skills. Our manipulatives are used to represent abstract math concepts to be represented in clear, relatable ways. Come see how even reluctant mathematicians can help children develop a positive relationship with math.

ID: 17-201
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

Arguably the most profound change in America in the past 50 years has been the deconstruction of the family unit. The foundational building block of 4000 years of world culture and 250 years of American society has been undermined, underappreciated, and under attack since the 1960’s. Learn how to put down the kind of strong roots that will help you become an “intentional arborist” as you nurture the strong family that you desire-and that your children need. Learn how you can nurture what’s important and learn to ignore the flurry of cultural foolishness that we all-too-often mistake for what’s really important.

ID: 17-202
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

Heather Haupt is joined by her mother, Colene Lewis for this 2-generation workshop.

One of the perks of homeschooling is the opportunity families have to build relationships. Learning to live and learn together 24-7 provides a wonderful environment where relationships are cultivated. It isn't always easy, but the benefits are well worth the effort!

ID: 17-203
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

Conflict happens. Anger happens. Siblings fight. Mom and Dad don’t see eye to eye. Feelings get hurt. Things are said that shouldn’t be said, and things are done that shouldn’t be done. We each have different points of views on how life should go. Add the personal character flaws of each family member to the mix, and you’ve got a recipe for calamity. Unchecked anger and unresolved conflict can undo the best of homeschool plans. Teaching your child how to manage anger and conflict far outweighs any school subject. Beth Mora, author, blogger, and homeschool mom tackles real-life tensions that happen behind all of our homeschool doors and offers practical solutions for messy moments.

ID: 17-204
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

Are you ready to make $500 an hour? Although it sounds too good to be true, it’s possible to earn this much in scholarships for college. Author, Jean Burk, will teach you two important concepts: how to get into the college of your choice and how to find the scholarships to pay for it. You will learn methods of receiving substantial scholarships that go beyond tuition and may include room and board, graduate school, and money to study abroad! Unlock the keys to finding free college at your fingertips!

ID: 17-205
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

No one really talks about this part. They talk about curriculum and co-op classes. Schedules and science fairs. Teacher-student relationships and sibling relationships. But there's little mention of the most important behind-the-scenes relationship of all: the one with your husband. Here's how you can do more than maintain your marriage; you can grow and even thrive while you homeschool together.

ID: 17-206
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

Having a productive day is so much more than buying a planner or a tool for organization. In this workshop, Rebecca, the Well Planned Gal, takes listeners a few steps back, helping them begin with a philosophy and understanding of the uniqueness God has created in each family. From there, Rebecca explores ten essentials for having a Well Planned Day.

This is a “potpourri” of topics and attendees can bring up any subject they wish to discuss. Carol Topp will lead off with her Topp 10 tips for running a homeschool organization. Included are tips on bylaws, boards, avoiding fraud, hiring workers, buying insurance, and conducting fund raisers. A handout of tips for leaders to share with your board back home will be provided.

ID: 17-208
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

Choosing the right curriculum can be daunting — not only are there too many options, understanding them is often more work than teaching the content. In this brief workshop, we'll discuss some hacks to understanding what a curriculum offers, including its strengths and weaknesses, and how to make the best choice without hurting your head. It isn't really the curriculum that matters — it's what it represents, both in terms of worldview and practical concerns.

ID: 17-209
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

Presented by 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. This workshop will give you an overview of the program and show you how you can get started.

Your family is counting on you. The Enemy loves taking down men and making them ineffective for the Kingdom through impurity. God made you a warrior and gave you all you need to triumph over the Enemy’s plan to destroy you. Candid discussion/practical strategies to employ on the field of moral battle.

Topics: Fathers

Presented by Help Eliminate Learning Problems

As the Director of Help Eliminate Learning Problems (HELP, Inc.), Bill Hartner has a unique perspective of seeing learning problems from both sides. Bill will give a fascinating look at the right brain and left brain and why balancing the two is so important to effective learning. You’ll learn how concentration, focus, time management, cause-and-effect thinking and organization can be improved by integrating more left-brain critical thinking into the learning process.

Bill has been HELP’s Director for 34 years. HELP is a not for profit organization located on the campus of Marylhurst University between West Linn and Lake Oswego and provides testing and drug-free treatment for children and adults with learning and processing problems. For more information about HELP, check helpadd.com or call 503-635-3389 for an evaluation appointment.

Topics: Special needs
ID: 17-301
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

Parenting. It’s exhausting and exhilarating. Frustrating and fascinating. Like all things that are God-breathed, it’s a Kingdom building exercise. It’s a masterful strategy, this idea of using all night feedings and miscarriage and labor and teenagers (see how teens and labor go hand in hand?) and even homeschooling to teach us to trust the heart of the Father. But that’s exactly what God wants you to learn to do. Join Heidi St. John for an hour of encouragement and inspiration that will lift you up and remind you of the WHY of homeschooling.

Are you providing a marriage example you would encourage others to follow? What steps are you taking to deepen your love and build a lasting friendship with your husband/wife?

ID: 17-303
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

Come discover how we can reach the heart of our boys and inspire them to embrace this training phase of their lives as they pursue living a life of purpose that, like the knights of old, courageously puts the needs of others before their own. What is holding modern day boys back and how can we move forward by giving boys a vision for their future and honoring their innate love for adventure? The world needs more kind, courageous, and bold men who will lead their families well and make an impact in their world both now and for the rest of their lives. It starts with igniting the imagination, honoring their love for adventure, and casting a vision for the training process.

ID: 17-304
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

Wouldn’t it be great to earn money and learn important life skills that are needed every day in adult life? A micro business can help you do that! Presenter Carol Topp, CPA has encouraged hundreds of teenagers to start a micro business and has seen them learn a lot about real life. She’ll offer tips to get you started on launching a viable micro business. Teenagers and their parents are encouraged to attend together.

ID: 17-305
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

Question: What is the end goal of Christian home education? Answer: To love God more and serve more. Parents, your elementary-aged child needs an education in dreaming big. “But wait!” the parent says, “He can’t even complete his regular assignments!” Dreaming big can turn your ho-hum learner into an active one. We all need purpose behind even the simplest of tasks. We, as home educating families can get buried in a pile of book learning and forget what education is really for, to serve others. Please bring your wiggly child with you to this inspiring talk that just might change your city, state, country, or even the world. Disclaimer: There may be no stopping your child!

ID: 17-306
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

Almost everything you need to know to homeschool, from educational philosophy to practical homeschool how-to’s, can be found in Calvin & Hobbes. Come laugh, learn, be encouraged as a veteran homeschooler presents wisdom gleaned from the stories of a young boy and his stuffed tiger.

ID: 17-307
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

Have you ever wondered if you or anyone you know has dyslexia? If so, you are not alone. dyslexia affects approximately 1 in 5 people. As a mom and home educator of a dyslexic learner, Joann has experienced the worry and frustration of watching her bright and creative child struggle, even though he tries hard. As a person with dyslexia, she has experienced the difficulties and benefits first-hand.

This presentation will encourage you on your journey. Dyslexia is a distinctive difference, not a divisive deficit. Using the most reliable research, we'll cover the basics of identifying, re-mediating, and accommodating. We will also cover the gifts and strengths of the dyslexic mind - because, yes, those exist too!

Are you a homeschooling dad like I am? Do you need an occasional booster shot like I do? Come let us reason together, encourage one another, bear each other’s burdens, and leave refreshed to carry out our vital role.

ID: 17-309
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50

Presented by Classical Conversations

Learn how Classical Conversations programs from Foundations all the way through Challenge, promote logical thinking and help build relationships through effective communication.

ID: 17-311
Friday;
Jun. 23, 2017
$4.50


Discover a step-by-step guide to what medical transcription is; medical transcription versus medical billing & coding; learning medical transcription simply. Learn about marketing your business easily and everything you wanted to know about earning potential, equipment, electronic files, how to get hands-on work experience, work for services and much more.

We are faced with daily challenges, Biblical standards are being compromised, our culture adheres to having no absolute truths, and spiritually, we are at war between good and evil. This workshop sheds light on seven key principles for living daily with passion, purpose, and victory and teach our children to do the same!

If homeschooling up 'til now feels more like drudgery than delight, or if the thought of homeschooling makes your knees shake and your palms sweat, this is the workshop for you! Perhaps you've been hearing from “experts” that view homeschooling as just another form of education, like any other. Public schools think that way, but homeschooling is nothing like the school system. It's just the opposite. Learning at home is an adventure, a journey, a new lifestyle. Join veteran homeschool mom of seven (including one homeschool graduate!) Heidi St.John as she talks about the three things you’ve got to know as a new homeschooler that will set you on a track for success and enjoyment with your children.

ID: 17-402
Saturday;
Jun. 24, 2017
$4.50

Are you worn out from everyone needing another piece of you? Do you feel pushed and pulled in all directions? Are there places in your heart you don’t have time to visit? Women of all ages and stages will discover the joy of blooming! Join Beth Mora, author and blogger, as she shares from God’s Word the power of open transparency and the sweet life that blooms in Christ.

Learning to embrace a natural, holistic way of education can make homeschooling doable and successful academically, spiritually, and socially for both the students and the parents. It’s important to let go of our pre-conceived notions of what “school” should look like and instead major on the strengths of homeschooling – flexibility, real life learning, real books (living books), dialogue rather than formal tests, etc. Discover how to emphasize the benefits of homeschooling and avoid the burn out that happens when parents try to replicate a traditional school in their homes.

ID: 17-404
Saturday;
Jun. 24, 2017
$4.50

Test-prep Guru, Jean Burk, will share her secrets of SAT success that have helped tens of thousands of students raise their test scores as much as 600 points! Learn how to find shortcuts in test patterns and save time on all types of questions. Math, Writing, and Verbal sections are all covered in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Learn tips to help you prepare for the SAT! Parents and high schoolers, you are welcome to sit in this session and learn the tips for preparing for the SAT to help your students score well.

How does a skid steer loader, a backhoe, a front tine tiller, a small tractor, and a diesel pick-up truck relate to being a husband, father, and servant leader of your family? In this very unique talk, Forrest Mora, a landscape contractor and equipment operator, speaks to the men using language that men can relate to. He relates real life stories from his experiences over the last 30 years to sometimes laugh at himself and other times challenge everyone in the room. His nuts and bolts style of communicating will provide a welcomed outlet for men to gather together and discover that they are not alone in their challenges of life.

Topics: Fathers
ID: 17-406
Saturday;
Jun. 24, 2017
$4.50

Presenter, Carol Topp, a homeschooling mother and CPA, has helped over 250 homeschool organizations understand their status with the IRS. She will teach leaders the required filings to keep their homeschool organizations legal but with the least amount of government paperwork and interference. Tips and handouts on required reporting, taxes, and several examples from Carol’s experience will be offered. This is an invaluable session for support group and co-op leaders.

Topics: Support groups

All children have special needs, but some have more challenges than others. Learn how to adapt and plan an effective curriculum so that your child shows measurable progress. Explore the stumbling blocks that can prevent true learning. Don't waste money and time buying the wrong curriculum. This is a great session for parents of more than one child. You'll learn how to adapt curriculum to fit more than one student.

Topics: Special needs
ID: 17-408
Saturday;
Jun. 24, 2017
$4.50

Freedom isn’t free! Hear the stories and rejoice in God’s grace as one of Oregon’s home education pioneers hits the high points starting with a significant Supreme Court ruling in Pierce v. Society of Sisters, and moving through the last 35 years of more recent challenges and victories.

Learn from the past and be reminded of the stone memorials erected along the way (Joshua 4:6) In the future, when your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them... Join us to hear the stories of men and women that God used like Pastor Dennis Tuuri, Representative Charles Star, lobbyist Rodger Williams, hearings Officer “Les” and congressional aid Lisa Bart. Remember the days of old, Consider the years of all generations. Ask your father, and he will inform you, Your elders, and they will tell you. (NAS Deuteronomy 32:7)

Gutenberg College tutor Dr. Eliot Grasso examines the opportunities, challenges, preconceptions, and outcomes for Christian homeschoolers who are exploring and participating in Higher Education. The objective of this workshop is to give insider perspectives on Christian and secular institutions so that families can make informed decisions about the next critical developmental step in their children's education.

EXHIBITOR, help Eliminate Learning Problems

As the Director of Help Eliminate Learning Problems (HELP, Inc.), Bill Hartner has a unique perspective of seeing learning problems from both sides. Bill will give a fascinating look at the right brain and left brain and why balancing the two is so important to effective learning. You’ll learn how concentration, focus, time management, cause-and-effect thinking and organization can be improved by integrating more left-brain critical thinking into the learning process.

PRESENTED BY Parent's Education Association

What should we teach our children about the relationship of Christ and Culture? There are few topics as important in schooling as the telos, the goal, of all that we do. This workshop is aimed to help us become more self-conscious about the goal of our schooling, which may change what and how we teach. The workshop will also present some initial material on developing specific lesson plans about Christ, Culture and Vocation.

EXHIBITOR: Demme Learning

Spelling You See’s unique low-stress learning experience guides students through four essential activities (listening, reading, copywork, dictation) presented at appropriate developmental stages. Without using word lists or tests, these activities help students transfer correct spellings of common words to long-term memory, so they can use correct spellings in everyday writing.

Do you struggle to keep your heart tuned into God’s voice through all the other “noise” of this life? In this Pinterest-Perfect world where everyone Pins their Perfect Life, it’s all too easy to hold the Lord at arms length until we do the “important” things. Learn the secret of developing an intimate spiritual life and why it makes all the difference in your family and marriage.

Topics: Encouragement
ID: 17-502
Saturday;
Jun. 24, 2017
$4.50

This message was recorded at a different conference - contents are the same. - - Homeschooling freedom stands on two essential pillars of freedom: the right of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children, and the free exercise of religion. Yet only one of these freedoms—religious liberty—is explicitly guaranteed in the United States Constitution, and both freedoms are under attack. Jim recently became as president of ParentalRights.org after its founder (and Jim’s mentor) Michael Farris moved to Alliance Defending Freedom in order to focus more exclusively on religious freedom. Jim has taken up the challenge of explicitly including parental rights in the Constitution. HSLDA and ParentalRights.org believe children are best served when parents are empowered to act in their children’s best interests without undue interference from the state. Come and hear about what it takes to change the Constitution—and how you can help.

Homeschooling is a grand adventure, but sometimes there are moments or even seasons where we just feel stuck. Or maybe we’ve veered off course. It’s easy to think that changing curriculum for the umpteenth time, making a new schedule, or even throwing in the towel will solve the problem. It usually never does because the problem runs deeper… But there is hope, glorious hope, for us. Let’s rediscover together the secret to enjoying this journey and finishing strong!

ID: 17-504
Saturday;
Jun. 24, 2017
$4.50

Presenter Carol Topp, CPA has encouraged hundreds of teenagers to start their own micro business. She’ll share with you at least 30 viable business ideas that a teenager (or parent) can launch this week. Plus information on how to get started, pitfalls to avoid, and tips for success.

ID: 17-505
Saturday;
Jun. 24, 2017
$4.50

Do you have a student who is allergic to writing? You are not alone! It seems there is an epidemic, especially in the elementary grades. Could it be that we as educators might have lost sight of the goals of writing in the younger years? Join Beth Mora, 20-year homeschool veteran and the creator/author of Here to Help Learning‘s Writing Program, as she shares effective teaching strategies that will unlock your child’s ability to write. She’ll also unpack the latest research in elementary school writing education. You won’t leave empty-handed because you’ll walk away with ten teaching techniques that you can immediately implement and see results!

ID: 17-506
Saturday;
Jun. 24, 2017
$4.50

Most teens crave to be independent, express their opinions, and control their lives. Smart parents will channel these tendencies to propel homeschool forward. Learn how to start to communicate with your teen to work together on your teen’s homeschool strategy.

Who needs a Personal Development Plan? What exactly is it? When should you apply? Why should you apply? And most importantly, how do you write an effective measurable plan for your child? Mother of eight, (five with special needs) and homeschool consultant/tutor who has worked with more than 200 individual special needs children in the last 25 years, Jennifer Bliesner will lay out a clear course for developing and maintaining an effective “Personal Development Plan” for your special needs child. This important document will navigate you through the state requirements as well as enhance your child’s education.

ID: 17-508
Saturday;
Jun. 24, 2017
$4.50

How to build healthy family relationships when imperfect people spend so much time together!

Conference:

Oregon Convention Center - Portland OR
Friday & Saturday
Jul. 22 through 23, 2016

OR-2016 Growing in Wisdom and Stature

Presented by: Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network
Recording ID: 16-SET
Original Price: $337.50
Set Price: $125.00

2016 Complete Conference

When you purchase the complete conference set you can download any or all of the messages available so that you can take them with you and listen on your phone, personal device or home computer. Move several to a USB drive to listen in your car. Each message stands alone, so download the ones you want and leave the ones that don't apply. One economical price (almost 60% off) buys the entire conference.

Handouts for select sessions can be found at http://www.oceanetwork.org/2016handouts.pdf

Show Included Sessions
Sessions Included In This Set: 16-001Rooted, Grounded, and Abiding in God's Love by: Steve Demme16-002Family is Hard by: Todd Wilson16-101Loving Your Family as God Has Loved Us by: Steve Demme16-102Choosing and Adapting Curriculum for Special Needs Students by: Jennifer Bliesner16-103A (Mostly Not Very Boring) Introduction to Worldviews by: David Knopp16-104Preschool from the Ground Up by: Copper Webb16-105Homeschooling: God's Design by: Linda Crosby16-106How to be a Great Wife Even Though You Homeschool by: Todd Wilson16-107Johnny Appleseed, the Hero of Ohio by: Bruce Isham16-108Getting Kids to Help at Home: Training in Diligence and Thoroughness by: Vicki Bentley16-110Homeschooling Middle School with a Powerful Purpose by: Lee Binz16-111How to Build Lifelong Learners with Math-U-See by: OCEANetwork Exhibitor16-201Get REAL! by: Todd Wilson16-202PDPs: The Who, What, When, Why & How's of Developing a PDP by: Jennifer Bliesner16-203The Romantic Worldview by: David Knopp16-204Intentional Families: Priorities, Teamwork, and Christ-Centered Homes by: Aaron and Tauna Meyer16-205Curriculum: How Do I Choose? by: Linda Crosby16-206The Influence of Fathers by: Steve Demme16-207Tales of the Old West, Part 1 by: Bruce Isham16-208Starting in the Middle by: Vicki Bentley16-209Let the Journey Begin by: Joyce Padilla16-210Beyond Academics: Preparation for College and Life by: Lee Binz16-211Where Birds Eat Horses: The Language of Evolution by: OCEANetwork Exhibitor16-212But We Just Went Over This Yesterday, Remember? by: OCEANetwork Exhibitor16-213Critical Thinking Skills Are Critical in A.C.E. by: OCEANetwork Exhibitor16-301Father Power by: Todd Wilson16-303Taking Worldviews Home by: David Knopp16-304An Early Start in STEM by: Copper Webb16-305Making History Come Alive by: Linda Crosby16-306Five Strategies to Build Up and Encourage Our Wives by: Steve Demme16-307Tales of the Old West, Part 2 by: Bruce Isham16-308When Life Broadsides Your Homeschool by: Vicki Bentley16-309Homeschooling FAQ's by: Joyce Padilla16-310Getting it All Done!? by: Anne Light16-311The Christian Family Worldview Library by: OCEANetwork Exhibitor16-312I Hate Math, But I Want My Kids To Love It by: OCEANetwork Exhibitor16-313Classical History Through the Ages by: OCEANetwork Exhibitor16-401The Divine Blueprint for Building a Family of Faith by: Steve Demme16-402Raising Children Who Need Jesus by: Pam Forster16-403Breaking through Bible Boredom (Part 1) by: David Knopp16-404Field Notes from The Road Less Traveled by: Copper Webb16-405Laughing in the Midst of Mothering by: Linda Crosby16-406Help! I'm Married to a Homeschooling Mom by: Todd Wilson16-407A Portrait of a Great President by: Bruce Isham16-408Homeschooling on a Shoestring Budget by: Vicki Bentley16-409Climate Change and Your Right to Homeschool by: Dick Karman16-410High School Record Keeping by: Lee Binz16-411Health Care Sharing in an ACA World by: OCEANetwork Exhibitor16-412But We Just Went Over This Yesterday, Remember? by: OCEANetwork Exhibitor16-413The Picture Smart Bible...Designed for this Generation! by: OCEANetwork Exhibitor16-501What to Do When Your Plan Doesn't Go According to Plan by: Todd Wilson16-502Christian Homeschooling in a Pagan Culture by: Peter Padilla16-503Breaking through Bible Boredom (Part 2) by: David Knopp16-504Child-Training Boot Camp 101 by: Pam Forster16-505Ideas for Scheduling and Planning by: Linda Crosby16-506 Celebrating Hope and Redemption in the Valleys of Life by: Steve Demme16-507The Wise and the Foolish by: Bruce Isham16-508“Jump-Start” to Joyful Motherhood (Psalm 113:9) by: Vicki Bentley16-509A Leadership Legacy, or “I Guess I Didn't I Say No.” by: Dick Karman16-510Looking Back and Looking Forward by: Anne Light16-511Experience Excellence in Writing by: OCEANetwork Exhibitor16-512C.S. Lewis on Classical Education by: OCEANetwork Exhibitor16-513Spelling You See by: OCEANetwork Exhibitor16-601An Unbeatable Team by: Todd Wilson16-60325 Ways to Create Space for Discipleship by: David Knopp16-604The A-B-C's for 3-4-5's by: Copper Webb16-605Unit Studies: Teaching Multiple Ages at Once by: Linda Crosby16-606Biblical Principles of Communication for the Family by: Steve Demme16-607Travelling Across America by: Bruce Isham16-608Mentoring Groups in Action by: Vicki Bentley16-609A Mother's Love by: Joyce Padilla16-610Creating Transcripts for Your Unique Child by: Lee Binz16-611Soar with Open LORE: Overcoming Barriers to Reading by: OCEANetwork Exhibitor16-612Speak Up and Fear Not! by: OCEANetwork Exhibitor16-613Convention of States Oregon: How to Restore Constitutional Limited Government by: OCEANetwork Exhibitor This set is subject to change without notice based on recording availability. Recordings that are lost due to technical difficulties or that are no longer available due to contractual agreements with the speakers, will not be included. No refund for missing sessions is guaranteed or implied.
ID: 16-001
Friday;
Jul. 22, 2016
$4.50

Our own relationship with God will color and affect our relationship with our spouse and our children. Setting aside time to deepen our walk with God and revel in His grace will bear fruit in how we relate to those who are most important to us.

The handout for this session is available at http://www.oceanetwork.org/2016handouts.pdf

ID: 16-002
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Homeschooling is hard, parenting is hard, and marriage…well, that’s way hard. And that’s OK and even normal. The trouble is we don’t like hard. We want easy, fast, and cheap, and at the same time we want successful results. During this hour, you’ll laugh with Todd as he shares how to embrace the hardness while keeping your eye on the joy and experience God’s best for you.

ID: 16-101
Friday;
Jul. 22, 2016
$4.50

The second command is to love others as we want to be loved. But the ‘new commandment’ that Jesus calls us to implement is to love others as we have been loved by Him. This is a different perspective that focuses our attention on Jesus Himself and how He has loved us.

The handout for this session is available at http://www.oceanetwork.org/2016handouts.pdf

All children have special needs, but some have more challenges than others. Learn how to adapt and plan an effective curriculum so that your child shows measurable progress. Explore the stumbling blocks that can prevent true learning. Don't waste money and time buying the wrong curriculum. This is a great session for parents of more than one child. You'll learn how to adapt curriculum to fit more than one student.

Topics: Special needs

Young Adult Session (Be advised: This session is a discussion session and all audio is not captured on the recording) Using an easily-accessible classification system and identifying common cultural themes, this powerful introduction into the world of ideas lays the groundwork for developing a worldview big enough for the world.

ID: 16-104
Friday;
Jul. 22, 2016
$4.50

When should I start preschool at home? What does my preschooler need to know? How much time should we spend doing educational activities? Is preschool even important?!? This workshop will answer all of these questions and more. We'll first focus on understanding the cognitive and physical development of preschoolers, and then explore practical teaching methods, tools, and activities that will lay the foundation for future learning.

ID: 16-105
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Beginning with a history of education in the United States, Linda takes her audience through the effects and outcomes of following, or turning away from, God’s plan for schooling. The Scriptures are rich with wisdom and support for the duty of educating your children at home. Come and discover your real purpose for doing what you’re doing. Learn where your strength must come from and be reassured that you can stand on God’s promises for your children. God will never give you more than you can handle with His help!

Are you having trouble finding the time and energy to meet the needs of your husband after a hard day of homeschooling? Maybe you've forgotten what his needs are. Would you like your husband to take a more active role in homeschooling? Maybe your husband refuses to be involved in training your children. Join me as we look at your role, not as a homeschooling mom, but as a homeschooling WIFE. Your husband will thank you for coming! The discussion will be led by a real husband of a homeschooling mom.

ID: 16-107
Friday;
Jul. 22, 2016
$4.50

Parent/Child Session
Character, heroes, and a bushel of apples! Through his stories and songs, Bruce will give you a feel for the real Johnny Appleseed and how we can all be heroes by following in his footsteps.

You know you need to let the children be more involved in helping at home, for training them in character and in practical skills, AND for your sanity! But where do you begin? This foster mom to almost 50 children will share tips and practical helps that have enabled her to homeschool 17 children and still be able to open the front door to guests.

The handout for this session is available at http://www.oceanetwork.org/2016handouts.pdf

Middle school is a time of transitions. The next big step in homeschooling, it can be a time of great joy and anticipation. The good news is, there's nothing inherently terrifying or insurmountable about homeschooling middle school; there's much you can do to ensure the middle school years go smoothly and little you can do wrong. In this class, you will learn to move past fear and dread and gain the confidence to succeed. Learn the many benefits of homeschooling middle school, the purpose of middle school for students and parents, and how to plan and prepare for success.

The handout for this session is available at http://www.oceanetwork.org/2016handouts.pdf

Topics: Middle school

Presented by Math-U-See
Come see how to teach math using a skill-based, multi-sensory approach from counting to calculus. Teach your child to understand math and build a foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

ID: 16-201
Friday;
Jul. 22, 2016
$4.50

Are you convinced that every homeschooling family except yours is great? Do you believe the lie that others are more organized, better prepared, have smarter kids, are wiser parents, and have a child in the national spelling bee? Well, let me set the record straight...that's not the way it is! The truth is most moms feel inadequate. Homeschooling moms fear that they're letting their kids down in their education and in example. They feel like their house is out of control, their children are beasts, and the sizzle has left their marriages. Join us as we unleash the power in being REAL. You’ll never be the same again.

Who needs a Personal Development Plan? What exactly is it? When should you apply? Why should you apply? And most importantly, how do you write an effective measurable plan for your child? Mother of eight, (five with special needs) and homeschool consultant/tutor who has worked with more than 200 individual special needs children in the last 25 years, Jennifer Bliesner will lay out a clear course for developing and maintaining an effective “Personal Development Plan” for your special needs child. This important document will navigate you through the state requirements as well as enhance your child’s education.

ID: 16-203
Friday;
Jul. 22, 2016
$4.50

Young Adult Session
(Be advised: This session is a discussion session and all audio is not captured on the recording) It’s one thing to talk about “worldviews,” but let’s be real: most people interpret the world through their relationships. The Romantic Worldview explores how relationships shape our view of reality and our highest aspirations.

Young homeschooling families are pulled in many directions as they consider all the activities, demands, and responsibilities that raising a family can bring. We’ll take a look at how husbands and wives can work as a team to navigate priorities, homeschooling, and daily life together, establishing a Christ-centered home as they raise their children for the Lord.

ID: 16-205
Friday;
Jul. 22, 2016
$4.50

When embarking upon this exciting journey of home education, figuring out which curriculum to choose for your child can seem daunting. In this very practical workshop, Linda will give an objective overview of the different learning styles and help you understand the most common teaching approaches including textbook, living books, unit studies, classical, Charlotte Mason, eclectic, unschooling, and more. Let Linda help you narrow down your choices and take the guesswork out of choosing curriculum. This workshop will boost your confidence in making educational decisions for success in your homeschool.

The handout for this session is available at http://www.oceanetwork.org/2016handouts.pdf

ID: 16-206
Friday;
Jul. 22, 2016
$4.50

A plethora of studies have demonstrated the profound impact of fathers on their children. In this session we will explore the influence of dads in scripture and how we can learn from what they did well and where they dropped the ball. God designed men to serve and lay their lives down for their wife and children.

The handout for this session is available at http://www.oceanetwork.org/2016handouts.pdf

ID: 16-207
Friday;
Jul. 22, 2016
$4.50

Parent/Child Session Gold miners, cowboys, preachers and lots of other folks were all part of the Old West. Come get a lighthearted look at life in the Old West and some of the people who helped to build America.

ID: 16-208
Friday;
Jul. 22, 2016
$4.50

Maybe you haven’t always homeschooled. . . you’re starting a few years in, or even mid-year. Can you really start mid-stream? What does homeschooling look like? Where do you begin? What should you expect? How can you ease the transition for all of you? We’ll cover these topics and more. Q&A time included, so bring your questions.

The handout for this session is available at http://www.oceanetwork.org/2016handouts.pdf

ID: 16-209
Friday;
Jul. 22, 2016
$4.50

Where and how does one begin this journey called home education? Homeschooling doesn't have to be overwhelming or fearful. Come explore some simple tips to help you navigate the uncharted waters of the beginning years.

This class talks about three overlapping areas that are important for success in both college and life: college prep activities to include on a transcript, skills for independent learning that all adults require, and health or safety issues that will prepare kids for a happy, healthy adulthood.

The handout for this session is available at http://www.oceanetwork.org/2016handouts.pdf