Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network

Recordings Listing

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

Presented by Mount St. Helens Creation Center The 'evidence' offered for evolution is not really science, but rather the clever and deceptive use of language. Creation speaker Paul Taylor of the Mount St Helens Creation Center will show you how to spot the pseudo-science without needing a degree in science! The workshop uses Paul's book of the same title, and curriculum materials.

Presented by Help Eliminate Learning Problems Does it seem like you are always connecting the dots for your child only to find your connections were erased the next time the subject comes up? The staff from HELP will discuss how you as a parent can understand the way your child learns and why it is important to know how your child best processes, stores, and retrieves information. You’ll learn how concentration, focus, time management, cause-and-effect thinking and organization can be improved by integrating more organized critical thinking into the learning process. HELP is a not-for-profit organization located on the campus of Marylhurst University between West Linn and Lake Oswego, providing testing and drug-free treatment for children and adults with learning and processing problems. For more information about HELP, check our website at helpadd.com or call 503-635-3389 for an evaluation appointment.

Presented by A.C.E. Critical thinking skills are an important part of a child’s learning process – from learning their ABC’s to Algebra to Physics. The A.C.E. curriculum has activities at every level that give students the opportunity to develop and use critical thinking skills. These skills will help any student maximize learning.

ID: 16-301
Friday;
Jul. 22, 2016
$4.50

You may not crack open a book, work through a curriculum, or call it school, but it's your job to train your children. Join me as we look at the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of training our children. No guilt trips or forty-six point outlines, just straight talk and encouragement for the best job there is—fathering.

ID: 16-303
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) A brainstorming opportunity for students to apply their worldview thinking as soon as they get home. Also gives students some metrics for plotting their own studies.

ID: 16-304
Friday;
Jul. 22, 2016
$4.50

Young children are naturally curious about the world. They wonder what things are called, how they work, and why things happen, often taking their daily question count into the hundreds. Take heart, parents, this is a good thing! Inquiry and exploration are the tools of active learning. This workshop is full of simple ways for parents to build on the naturally inquisitive behaviors of three to five-year-olds and promote an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

ID: 16-305
Friday;
Jul. 22, 2016
$4.50

It is possible for the subject of history to be entertaining, exciting, and educational, not only for your kids, but for you! If you just rolled your eyes, this history teaching rejuvenation session is the one your kids want you to attend. Linda has been keeping history alive in their homeschool for more than fifteen years through hands-on learning. You can step away from the text and make history real. Our children need to know how God orchestrated each era of history and it is our job to teach them HIS story. Linda will share ideas galore for your note-taking pleasure for each of the stages of history. (Papier maché will only be mentioned once—maybe twice.)

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

Steve relates insights he has gleaned from scripture on how God has designed our wives and ways that we can lay down our lives and apply biblical principles to build them up and encourage them in the Lord. When we lose our life we find it.

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

ID: 16-307
Friday;
Jul. 22, 2016
$4.50

Explore the Old West from the perspective of the Civil War through engaging storytelling and narrative.

ID: 16-308
Friday;
Jul. 22, 2016
$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.

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

ID: 16-309
Friday;
Jul. 22, 2016
$4.50

Why do parents choose to homeschool? What is home education really about? Am I qualified to teach my own? What should I teach? What if I fail to teach something really important? The answer to these and many more “frequently asked questions” are drawn from Joyce's many years of homeschooling seven sons.

ID: 16-310
Friday;
Jul. 22, 2016
$4.50

As a homeschool parent you wear lots of different hats and have a multitude of responsibilities. Is it possible to get everything accomplished that is set before you? Where does the strength come from to be a success in both educating and training your children? There is hope for both the highly disorganized and the over achiever in this journey of homeschooling. Anne will share ideas and encouragement for both new and seasoned homeschoolers.

Presented by Creation Engineering Concepts.
A PowerPoint presentation explaining the content and benefits of The Christian Family Worldview Library available exclusively from Creation Engineering Concepts. Speaker is creationist author Mr. J.D. Mitchell, PE, MBS.

RightStart™ Math
So, math was not your favorite subject. But now you’re the teacher and you don’t want your kids to suffer through math like you did. You know that math is important and it would be nice to have a healthy relationship with it. In this workshop, you will learn about a curriculum that will provide ways to learn and practice math other than through memorization. In fact, how about teaching about the beauty and wonder of math? Come join us and learn what is needed to unlock understanding in math. Beware, you may actually start to like math!

ID: 16-313
Friday;
Jul. 22, 2016
$4.50

Presented by Classical Conversations Classical Conversations invites you to spend an hour hearing about how you can teach your child history through all of their education. Whether they are in 1st grade or writing their senior thesis, history is woven throughout our program. Come see how history can look in your home and how Classical Conversations can help.

As soon as you have your first child, you have been automatically enrolled in Family Relationships 101. In Deuteronomy 6, God’s simple and effective plan for the family begins with parents loving God with everything in them and having His word on their hearts. When parents have established their own relationship with God and His word, they are equipped to teach their children to love God and His word.

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

ID: 16-402
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Are we unintentionally leading our children to believe they don’t need a Savior? Let’s look at some common parenting practices and how we can — without realizing it — actually drive or lure our children away from the Savior who loves them, died for them, and empowers them to lead lives of loving obedience and gratitude.

ID: 16-403
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Young Adult Session
(Be advised: This session is a discussion session and all audio is not captured on the recording) For many of us, reading the Bible is far more painful than poignant. This highly-interactive collection of sessions will cross-apply the methods of literary analysis and film criticism to re-open our eyes to the extraordinary world of stories present in biblical passages. (Participants will need a Bible.)

ID: 16-404
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

When Copper's parents charted an educational course for their children, they chose an unmarked path: homeschooling. Now, over three decades later, Copper shares her personal testimony as a homeschool graduate, and the difference an education at home has made in her life. No journey is straightforward, and Copper presents an honest look at the highs and lows of home education, and why she continues to walk this road with her own four children.

ID: 16-405
Friday;
Jul. 22, 2016
$4.50

Linda’s heart is to build up moms and help them find humor and God’s purpose in the most important calling on earth—motherhood. Linda vividly shares her amusing struggles and triumphs as a busy homeschooling mom. Homeschooling can be a lonely time for moms, but it doesn’t need to be! From the baby stage through high school, learn to find the true source of joy and how to choose joy! Following examples from God’s Word, Linda prepares mothers to face their daily tasks with peace and joy in their hearts and homes.

ID: 16-406
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

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: 16-407
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Parent/Child Session
Through the eyes of a newspaper reporter, you will come to view Abraham Lincoln in a new way.

ID: 16-408
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Homeschooling doesn't have to cost hundreds of dollars per child. Vicki homeschooled seven at a time while their family was without a full-time income for four years sometimes spending less than $100 per year.

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

ID: 16-409
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Mr. Karman is the founder of the OCEANetwork. He has lived through many changes. None of these have more effect on your rights to homeschooling than those we are seeing today. In the world every man's way is right in his own eyes. (Prov 21) The climate of Christian home education has changed. The warming that we see is the heat of hostility towards God’s plan. How long will the truth be permitted to be taught in your home or your homeschool? Is the truth worth fighting for?

ID: 16-410
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

In this presentation, Lee covers high school record keeping strategies. Learn what to keep, and why to keep it. Discover what you can do with your homeschool records and how record keeping can save you time, money, and frustration when you are preparing your child for college admission.

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

ID: 16-411
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Presented by Samaritan Ministries, Conference Sponsor - THIS RECORDING IS INCOMPLETE DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES We will attempt to identify many of the disadvantages of the health insurance model under the ACA and look at the many ways Samaritan Ministries members view the comparisons and advantages of the health care sharing model under the current medical care environment.

Presented by Help Eliminate Learning Problems THIS IS A REPEAT OF SESSION 16-212 Does it seem like you are always connecting the dots for your child only to find your connections were erased the next time the subject comes up? The staff from HELP will discuss how you as a parent can understand the way your child learns and why it is important to know how your child best processes, stores, and retrieves information. You’ll learn how concentration, focus, time management, cause-and-effect thinking and organization can be improved by integrating more organized critical thinking into the learning process. HELP is a not-for-profit organization located on the campus of Marylhurst University between West Linn and Lake Oswego, providing testing and drug-free treatment for children and adults with learning and processing problems. For more information about HELP, check our website at helpadd.com or call 503-635-3389 for an evaluation appointment.

How can we teach the Bible in a way it will stick and become your students' "first response" in life? Take your students from normal Sunday School stories to a deeper level in Bible truths and have fun in the process. Draw your way through the Bible, book by book. Learn major concepts, people and events. No talent necessary. Minimum teacher prep, maximum student retention, lots of fun... that is The Picture Smart Bible!

We like things nice and neat, orderly, and with a predictable outcome, but most of the time OUR plans don’t come together as we hoped. Instead, our plans often fall apart, disintegrate right before our eyes, and leave us dumbfounded and stunned. Join me as we take an honest and humorous look at plans, why they fall apart, and what to do when they have.

ID: 16-502
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

It’s here folks – full blown! Sure we have been “sliding toward Gomorrah” for some time, but now it is the pool (cesspool) we swim in. We will discuss some of the ramifications of teaching our children all subjects from a Biblical worldview in today’s society and the impact it will have on them as student/children and on us as teacher/parents.

ID: 16-503
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Young Adult Session
(Be advised: This session is a discussion session and all audio is not captured on the recording) For many of us, reading the Bible is far more painful than poignant. This highly-interactive collection of sessions will cross-apply the methods of literary analysis and film criticism to re-open our eyes to the extraordinary world of stories present in biblical passages. (Participants will need a Bible.)

ID: 16-504
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

God has plenty to say about the common challenges we face every day with our children. Walk away from this workshop with practical, biblical ways to deal with disobedience, quarreling, complaining, sinful speech, and more — in our children and in ourselves.

ID: 16-505
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” ~ Benjamin Franklin. As a homeschool parent, it is imperative that you have a plan in place for the success of your homeschool. Veteran homeschool mom Linda Crosby will show you how to lay out your year, month, week, and day with schedules that will allow for flexibility in your homeschool. This practical session will get you started on the right foot with a workable schedule to keep you aimed in the right direction at the areas that are most important to you. Linda will present a variety of schedules to give you planning ideas, as well as helpful hints for dealing with interruptions, housework and chores, keeping the toddler occupied, fitting it all in, eliminating time stealers, setting goals for your child, plus more. Come join Linda and plan to succeed!

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

This workshop is Steve’s testimony of the last twenty-five years as the father of a child with special needs. He shares what his family has learned as a result of Johnny’s disability, and the special, rewarding, and joyful role he has played in their lives. Even in the difficult experiences of life, God proved faithful. His grace sustained them and brought good out of their struggles and disappointments.

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

ID: 16-507
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Parent/Child Session Tales from America’s past. You will hear about wise and foolish decisions and the people who made them.

What comes to mind when you hear, “Joyful mother of children”? If you aren't sure this describes your perspective on motherhood right now, come learn six steps to guide you to the joyful path! We will also discuss practical strategies to help us stay “tuned up.”

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

We’ll identify Christian leadership, be specific on how to encourage and support, get a grip on the “basics” and delineate what really counts. Dick will answer questions about the support issue from a divine perspective. He’ll talk about the problems that have plagued leadership since the beginning and he'll be a frank about the new problems that have sprung out of social media. If God has called you to lead – lead! If God has not called you to lead – don’t. If you want to help the leaders in your group, if you want to define you role in leadership, or if you want to start a Christian support group, join us in this fast-paced summary of Christian homeschool leadership. Your mentor has been led by the Lord for 60 years and has been serving Christian homeschool leaders for 30 of those.

Topics: Support groups
ID: 16-510
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Where are you in your homeschool journey? Just beginning, in the middle, or near the end? The end does come, believe it or not, quicker than you expect. Anne will encourage those at every stage of the journey to look at the "big picture" and not get bogged down with the details. The lessons parents learn, as they teach their children, will go with them the rest of their lives.

ID: 16-511
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

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.

ID: 16-512
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Presented by Roman Roads Media In his 1954 essay, Descriptione Temporum, C.S. Lewis coined the phrase "Old Western Culture." What did Lewis mean by the term, and how might it inform our understanding of classical education?

ID: 16-513
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Presented by Math-U-See Learn how hundreds of children have become confident, successful spellers using the methods taught in Spelling You See. There are no weekly spelling lists, no weekly spelling tests, and no time-consuming instructor preparation. Instead, a brief daily activity helps students integrate writing, reading, speaking, and listening.

ID: 16-601
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Marriage is hard…in fact, it’s real hard! Yet when it is right and good, it can withstand anything. It doesn’t matter what the economy does, the status of your bank account, the condition of your home or vehicles, or what your children dish out…because when a husband and wife are right, they’re unbeatable. On the flip side, when a husband and wife feel distant or apathetic, it only takes the slightest breeze to ruffle a bunch of feathers.

Join Todd Wilson, The Familyman, for a time of laughter and encouragement as he shares real life stories, problems, and frustrations along with practical, simple solutions to having a marriage that can‘t be beat!

ID: 16-603
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Young Adult Session
(Be advised: This session is a discussion session and all audio is not captured on the recording) Making a difference starts with making space. This brainstorming session is designed to help students sketch ideas for everyday discipleship.

ID: 16-604
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Does teaching reading and writing seem like a daunting task? It doesn’t have to be. Designed for parents of preschoolers and kindergarteners, this workshop will feature developmentally-appropriate activities and experiences that will encourage early forms of reading and writing to flourish.

ID: 16-605
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Linda discovered and used unit studies as a public school teacher and later exclusively used them during her 15 years as a homeschool mom with four children. She will explain what unit studies are, how to effectively use them, where to find them, how to make your own, as well as the benefits they provide for teaching several children at the same time. Other helpful hints Linda will provide include: connecting with each learning style, teaching with a toddler in the house, organizing your schedule around the unit, keeping God at the center of each unit, and expanding the lessons beyond the front door. If you want to simplify your homeschooling days, unit studies will help you succeed and thrive as a homeschool mom.

Loving God and each other are relationships. Relationships are built on edifying communication. No one can build up, or tear down, more than those that we love the most. In this workshop we will examine how to hear and understand each other in a safe place.

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

ID: 16-607
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Parent/Child Session From wagon trains to steam trains, from wilderness trails to super-highways; Bruce’s stories will give you a sweeping look at America’s history and some of the interesting ways people travelled across this great land.

ID: 16-608
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Learn how to meet the needs of your newer families without losing the veterans. What is a mentoring group? Hear how some groups have mobilized their veteran homeschoolers to help pass the baton to the new families. Vicki discusses various types of mentoring programs available, practical ideas for success, and the benefits to your support group. Sample materials will be available.

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

Topics: Support groups
ID: 16-609
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Are you in the thick of childrearing? Are your days long and exhausting? Join Joyce as she reminds us that the love we pour out to our children is not lost in the moment of time. We are building within them an eternal heritage.

ID: 16-610
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

You don't have to change the way you homeschool in order to make your child fit the ‘college box.’ Create a unique transcript for your unique child, and it will help them stand out in the crowd of college applicants!

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

Presented by Open LORE Assistive Reading Software
In this workshop you will learn about barriers to excellent reading that your child may be facing, such as Dyslexia, Irlen Syndrome, and ADHD. We will present how the advanced reading technology from Open LORE works and can be personalized for your child’s unique needs. Workshop participants will learn how to configure and use Open LORE reading software and also access the vast Bookshare book service. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about an accessible but fun reading environment that can enable your child to realize their full, creative potential!

ID: 16-612
Saturday;
Jul. 23, 2016
$4.50

Presented by National Christian Forensics and Communications Association(NCFCA)
Young people can learn effective communication skills through competitive speech and debate. As stewards of the Truth, our students must become confident, effective, and impactful communicators, regardless of their natural ability. Hear speeches presented by students and learn of the vision of the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA).

Presented by Convention of the States - Oregon
Fed up with the feds, government corruption, no true justice, endless agencies, diminishing rights? The Framers left us a solution in Article V of the Constitution, a Convention of States. Come learn how we can turn this nation back to Liberty by using the Constitution to save the Constitution. For the liberty of your children and grandchildren!

Conference:

PORTLAND, OREGON
Friday & Saturday
Jun. 19 through 20, 2015

OR-2015 Our Hope is in the Lord

Presented by: Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network
Recording ID: 15-SET
Original Price: $225.00
Set Price: $99.00

2015 Complete Conference

The 2015 Conference theme reminds us that "Our Hope is in the Lord" as we raise our families, tend our marriages, and homeschool. Sessions from the 2015 Oregon Christian Home Education Conference address all those aspects of Christian homeschool family life.

Show Included Sessions
Sessions Included In This Set: 15-001Our Hope is in the Lord by: Gregg Harris15-00230 Years of Vigilance for One Day of Freedom by: Dick Karman15-003Hoping in God Throughout the Seasons of Life by: Gregg Harris15-102Preschool 1,2,3,4 by: Jennifer Bliesner15-103Noah's Flood by: Kyle & Noah Justice15-1045 Secrets for Aspiring Entrepreneurs by: Daniel Craig15-105Christian Homeschool Success in High School by: Lee Binz15-106Nurture and Admonition - Not Pain and Provocation by: Dr. Brian Ray15-107Three Simple Goals for Your First Year by: Melanie Young15-108Nurturing Your Marriage While Homeschooling by: Jon Dunagan, Ann Dunagan15-109Your Struggling Learner, You Can Homeschool and We Can Help! by: Faith Berens15-201My Beloved, My Friend by: Melanie Young, Hal Young15-202Starting Your Preschooler Off Right by: Jennifer Bliesner15-203Ancient Man – What They Left Behind Confirms Scripture by: Kyle & Noah Justice15-204You're a Christian? That's Like So Weird by: Daniel Craig15-205High School Grades and Credits by: Lee Binz15-207Let the Homeschool Journey Begin by: Joyce Padilla15-208Aiming our Arrows into Adulthood by: Jon Dunagan15-209Teaching Struggling Learners At Home: Nuts and Bolts for Success by: Faith Berens15-303The Grand Canyon – Catastrophic Layering and Erosion by: Kyle & Noah Justice15-304Pop Culture, Jesus and Me by: Daniel Craig15-305One Hour Transcript Workshop by: Lee Binz15-306Training our Boys to be Men by: Jon Dunagan15-307Homeschooling Through the Hard Times by: Hal Young, Melanie Young15-308Personal Leadership by: Gregg Harris15-309Tackling Tricky High School Issues: Practical Help and Guidance by: Faith Berens15-402Endangered Minds: Raising a Thinking Child in an Electronic World by: Jennifer Bliesner15-403Dinosaurs and the Bible by: Kyle & Noah Justice15-404Daring Daughters: World Missions for PreTeen and Teenage Girls by: Ann Dunagan15-405Planning High School Courses by: Lee Binz15-406Anger: The Subtle Home Breaker by: Mike Schrock15-407Homeschooling a Houseful by: Melanie Young15-408A Yearning Fulfilled by: Gregg Harris15-409Laying a Foundation for Reading Comprehension in the Preschool Years by: Faith Berens15-501Raising Real Men by: Melanie Young, Hal Young15-502Dear Mommy: Loving the Little Years by: Grace King15-503Mount St. Helens – Evidence for the Flood by: Kyle & Noah Justice15-504How My Parents Kept My Heart...Even in the Teen Years by: Daniel Craig15-505Finding the Faith to Homeschool Through High School by: Lee Binz15-508Mission-Minded Families by: Ann Dunagan, Jon Dunagan15-509Developing and Drafting Student Education Plans (SEP's) by: Faith Berens15-601Parenting and Homeschooling By Faith, not Fear by: Ann Dunagan, Jon Dunagan15-602Homeschool FAQ's by: Joyce Padilla15-603The Ice Age by: Kyle & Noah Justice15-604Do Something! How to Engage Life for the Glory of God by: Daniel Craig15-605What's Next? Options After Homeschool High School by: Lee Binz15-606Communicating with Teens by: Mike Schrock15-607Homeschooling from the Beginning by: Melanie Young15-608Freedom – What's It Worth to You? by: Dr. Brian Ray15-609Dyslexia Demystified—Definitions and Hope for Homeschoolers by: Faith Berens 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: 15-001
Friday;
Jun. 19, 2015
$4.50

Can we produce good moral character in others by means of education? If so, how? And if not, why are we educating? What can parents do to raise children who have a heart for doing what is right in a world that seems bent on doing so much that is wrong?

ID: 15-002
Friday;
Jun. 19, 2015
$4.50

"Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you" (Deuteronomy 32;7). Haven't Oregon families always had the freedom to homeschool? Isn't it a right of parents to choose how to educate their children? With the experience of serving Christian home educators for three decades and the wisdom of God's oversight and help through it all, the founder of the OCEANetwork will tell the stories of God's grace and "influence" in Salem as we speak of the ever-present threat to homeschool freedoms that can overtake us at any moment.

ID: 15-003
Saturday;
Jun. 20, 2015
$4.50

Many homeschoolers live with a disjointed and disconnected understanding of what homeschooling has to do with the bigger picture in the life of their child, the family, and the larger community. In this session Gregg will attempt to connect the dots to see how one thing relates to another in God’s purposes.

ID: 15-102
Friday;
Jun. 19, 2015
$4.50

How, What, When & Why! How do I go about teaching? What do I teach? When should I teach? And most importantly, why should I homeschool my preschooler? Bring your questions and get a wealth of information from a 25-year veteran of homeschooling.

Topics: Preschool
ID: 15-103
Friday;
Jun. 19, 2015
$4.50

What is the evidence for a global Flood? How did the waters recede? How did life restart when the Flood was over? This is the story of Noah and the science behind the Flood. This is a Parent/Child session.

ID: 15-104
Friday;
Jun. 19, 2015
$4.50

What does it mean to be an Entrepreneur? Is entrepreneurialism just for a select few, or is it something that even young people should pursue? Regardless of who you are, or where you work, the Word of God gives us a number of fundamental keys to personal growth and true success in life. In this session, you will learn 5 powerful, yet practical keys to developing as an entrepreneur. You will gain an understanding of why they are essential and how you can implement them.

ID: 15-105
Friday;
Jun. 19, 2015
$4.50

What does the Bible say about homeschooling? How can Christians draw on their faith to succeed in high school? How should Christians conduct their homeschool if they are thinking about college? In this presentation, Lee helps you prepare and not panic about high school, and reminds you that you are your child's best teacher.

Topics: High school

You want your children to be the best in academics, spirituality, and physical health – well, everything. You also want to have tender relationship with and godly compassion for your children. In striving to lead his wife and eight children to "greatness," however, Brian has found that he can fall into the sin of provoking them. He'll use scripture, experience, and findings from the new “Generation 2” (Gen2) Study to talk about how to combine high expectations with faithfulness, grace, justice, mercy, and kindness. Especially for fathers (but all are welcome).

ID: 15-107
Friday;
Jun. 19, 2015
$4.50

Over years of calls from brand new homeschoolers, Melanie learned that there were really three things that needed to be accomplished the first year in order for new families to succeed at homeschooling. Learn how to get through your first year without jerking anybody bald-headed, including yourself!

Your marriage is a priority and (should be) a beautiful reflection of Christ’s love. In the midst of this homeschooling conference – with all its curriculum choices and educational vendors – come aside together as a husband and wife for a mini marriage retreat and a brief romantic focus. You’ll be encouraged to laugh, and to love, and to enjoy each other. You’re a team together – to glorify God!

Faith will share diagnostic checklists for struggling learners, common roadblocks homeschooling parents face, and help you navigate around those, as well as share strategies for success with your children who learn differently. In addition, she will provide an overview of HSLDA’s Struggling Learner/Special Needs Department and the many resources they provide to both members and non-members.

Topics: Special needs
ID: 15-201
Friday;
Jun. 19, 2015
$4.50

Christian marriages are breaking up everywhere. How can this be? What is wrong when a family at the forefront of the culture war spins apart? If you homeschool, you know you are in a spiritual battle. Don't let your marriage be the weak point in your armor. Find out about challenges your marriage may face, and how to work it through, not just to stay together, but to find joy and strength in each other as you mirror the relationship of Christ and the church to your children – and the rest of the world.

ID: 15-202
Friday;
Jun. 19, 2015
$4.50

Get answers to the big questions: "What do they really need to know before kindergarten?” “How do I get started?” “How do I know if I’m doing it right?” Learn the tools of the trade to create a lifelong love of learning.

Ancient man multiplied and spread out across the earth after the Flood. Their technology and genius shows they did not evolve (nor was there assistance from aliens).

ID: 15-204
Friday;
Jun. 19, 2015
$4.50

Life in a post-modern world can be tough for Christians – especially young Christians. When skepticism is the rage and Christ is "so not cool," it's not always easy to express one's faith, much less do so courageously and convincingly. With pressure-relieving simplicity, this session will equip young Christians to stand up, step out, and defend the Christian faith – all without losing their own.

ID: 15-205
Friday;
Jun. 19, 2015
$4.50

Have you ever wondered, "How can I give grades when I don't give tests?!" Lee points out ways you already evaluate your children, and how you can translate that information into words and numbers that colleges will understand. Learn "grouch-free" ways to determine high school grades, and find freedom in grading criteria and grading scales.

Topics: High school
ID: 15-207
Friday;
Jun. 19, 2015
$4.50

Where and how does one begin this journey called homeschooling? Home education does not have to be overwhelming or fearful. Joyce will share simple teaching tips to help you navigate the early years.

ID: 15-208
Friday;
Jun. 19, 2015
$4.50

I Corinthians 13:11 says, “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” As homeschooling parents, how can we prepare our children for adulthood? And how can we prepare our hearts (through prayer and effective communication) to release our kids into a new season? There’s life after graduation – with college, careers, romance, weddings, and next-generation purpose. Let’s aim and launch our arrows, to hit God’s mark!

This workshop offers practical resources, lists of materials, and curricula in order to help equip you as you work with a struggling learner in your home school. Multi-sensory teaching methods, direct instruction, modeled teaching, and “scaffolding” instruction are shared, as well as ideas for designing a unique home instruction program tailored to your child’s specific challenges.

The layers at the Grand Canyon show rapid formation during the global Flood and reveal that it was eroded catastrophically. Many similar formations around the world were also created during the Flood.

ID: 15-304
Friday;
Jun. 19, 2015
$4.50

If you pay any attention to the latest trends in popular culture, it’s impossible to deny that something is desperately wrong with our world. And while it might be nice to imagine that homeschoolers are unaffected by these trends, we cannot plead immunity to the lust and pride which saturates our toxic culture. The satanic rebellion of our generation is having its effect on us. So how should we respond? Should we resign ourselves to the status quo? Should we hide away in polar huts with lead lining? Or, should we just pretend things are not as bad as they seem? Upholding the biblical alternative to these extremes, this session will challenge you to stop playing games, and start picking fights. It will challenge you to draw some lines and start pitching the battle. It will challenge you to ask, “What’s the difference between pop culture, Jesus and me?”

ID: 15-305
Friday;
Jun. 19, 2015
$4.50

A fast-paced, high-energy follow-up to "High School Grades and Credits." After you finish this course, you'll have a rough draft of your high school transcript completed within just one hour! Great practice for parents of junior high children, and a great place to start for parents of high school students.

ID: 15-306
Friday;
Jun. 19, 2015
$4.50

How can we train our boys to be strong and godly men – not wasting their lives on video games and TV, but working hard, taking risks, enjoying adventure, and daring to following God wherever He leads? In this session, you’ll be challenged with biblical truth and hard-hitting honesty (from real-life experiences growing up with five brothers on a dairy farm and raising five sons into military service, international business, engineering, and rugged missions). Please note: If you’re easily offended, don’t attend. This session will be spoken with love, yet be direct and straight-forward.

Homeschooling is a challenge at any time. Hal and Melanie have seen God's grace in stage IV cancer, a baby with a heart condition, job loss, relocations, and more! The good news is that God can enable you to teach and learn more through the hard times than you ever thought possible. Find out why it's so important to keep homeschooling in spite of the challenges.

ID: 15-308
Friday;
Jun. 19, 2015
$4.50

Making the most of their time is the most important skill our children could ever learn. How can we help them begin to do so at an early age? In the process we may launch a new generation of business, church, and community leaders who can embrace their life purpose, set passionate goals, make well-informed plans, and take forceful actions for the glory of God and the good of others.

This workshop addresses some of the challenges associated with homeschooling struggling or atypical learners in the high school years. Do you have questions such as, “How do I award my child with special needs a diploma?” or “What do I do since my child with dyslexia can’t read typical high school level material?” Faith discusses alternative course work, specialized curricula and learning materials, assistive technology, transcript options, possible graduation guidelines/high school programs for special learners, post-high school options, as well as offer tips for navigating the process of applying for testing accommodations for the college boards.

This workshop explores how a child’s brain develops and how you as parents can give them the best start. Discover how true comprehension and learning take place and the damaging effects the electronic world is having on students from preschool to college.

ID: 15-403
Saturday;
Jun. 20, 2015
$4.50

Dinosaurs were made on day six, went on the ark, and lived for a while after the Flood. Surviving soft dinosaur tissue gives us some clues and there’s evidence of dinosaurs and man living together in ancient cultures.

Orphans. Impurity. Poverty. There are so many needs in our world and so many people who need Jesus. Becoming a beautiful and godly woman is more than being a pure and pampered princess. Romans 10:15 says, “How beautiful are the feet of them who bring the gospel of peace…” No matter where you live, or where you’re called to go, you can DARE to care, DARE to cry, and DARE to make a difference for God. As Amy Carmichael prayed, “Give me the love that leads the way, the passion that burns like fire.”

ID: 15-405
Saturday;
Jun. 20, 2015
$4.50

In this presentation, Lee explains which core classes are important to cover every year in high school, and which classes are required or recommended for college preparation. Lee encourages you to use what you know about your students and their learning styles, and shows you how to plan not only for the three R's, but for electives and delight-directed learning as well.

ID: 15-406
Saturday;
Jun. 20, 2015
$4.50

Mad? Angry? Ticked off? or just frustrated? What ever you call it, it will drive your kids away, divide your marriage, and destroy your home. No one likes living next to a volcano that could erupt at any moment. What are the dangers, the signs, and some Biblical solutions? How does one deal with an angry person and how do I get rid of these feelings that scream at me?

ID: 15-407
Saturday;
Jun. 20, 2015
$4.50

Sometimes homeschooling feels like one of those plate-spinning acts, and you wonder how in the world you're going to meet everyone's needs. The baby needs to be changed, the toddler is playing in the toilet, your high school student is impatiently waiting for you to help with his biology experiment, and two other children say, "I can't do anything without you, Mom!" Melanie Young, mother of eight, shares encouragement and ideas for how to keep all those plates spinning at once without your life spinning out of control. Learn how to raise independent learners, keep the household moving, and make sure the little ones get enough attention.

ID: 15-408
Saturday;
Jun. 20, 2015
$4.50

Physical Hunger, Boredom, Loneliness & Meaninglessness are all God-given appetites that hold forth the promise that each one can and should be fulfilled. Within God’s good and wise purposes, each form of hunger is actually our invitation to a feast.

In this session, Faith will discuss the ultimate goal of reading instruction, which is comprehension, and will explore various types of thinking and processing skills required for proficient comprehension. Tips, techniques, and strategies will be shared on how to develop very young children’s vocabulary and good habits of mind in order to lay a solid foundation for comprehension with our wee ones, ages birth to five.

ID: 15-501
Saturday;
Jun. 20, 2015
$4.50

In spite of what the culture is telling us, boys and girls are different. Have you ever had a war breakout in the middle of history, or had a single math lesson take three hours? Then you're probably raising boys! If the world seems intent on gender-bending and forcing our sons into a feminized mold, Hal and Melanie, parents of six boys, explain the biblical way out - and a better way to turn wild little dirt-lovers into strong Christian men!

ID: 15-502
Saturday;
Jun. 20, 2015
$4.50

In the midst of these days with little ones, where the days are long and the years are short, it’s easy to feel a little lost and overwhelmed. Advice is plenty, but support feels farther away. You’re not alone. You’re not failing. Let’s take some time to not only see the light at the end of the tunnel, but to rejoice in the sunshine God pours into this grand adventure of raising small people for His glory.

Topics: Preschool

The catastrophic events at Mount St. Helens gives us clues about how the global Flood impacted the earth.

Many parents begin the Homeschool Journey motivated by a strong desire to nurture deep and enduring relationships with their children. Over time, they realize that winning and keeping their children's hearts requires something more than simply schooling them at home...especially during the teenage years. With stories that will make you laugh and cry, Daniel shares how God, in His great mercy, used two wonderful but imperfect parents to humbly, lovingly and yet courageously train him up in the way he should go, and not depart from it.

ID: 15-505
Saturday;
Jun. 20, 2015
$4.50

This encouraging class will give dozens of scriptural reasons that will strengthen you and encourage you in your homeschool and life.

ID: 15-508
Saturday;
Jun. 20, 2015
$4.50

You’ll be encouraged, challenge, and equipped with ideas, as the Dunagans share from their local and global adventures. Mission-minded families focus on God’s Great Commission with a passion for the lost. There’s a spiritual depth and hunger that reaches beyond the maintenance mode of cultural Christianity. Learn to “raise the bar” in leadership and service, to “guard the gates” of your home, and to live with an attitude of self-sacrifice and submission to God, while radiating an unmistakable, contagious joy.

Does your child have a learning disability or perhaps severe special needs? Have you pulled your child out of public school where he used to have an IEP (individual education plan)? Participants will learn the purposes and benefits of writing an SEP, student education plan, the homeschool version of an IEP. This workshop also provides guidance in how to draft an SEP. Participants will look at sample student education plans, receive a template of a Student Education Plan, and a resource list of books that will assist them in drafting their own homeschool student education plan.

Fear can paralyze; it can grip your heart, torment your mind, and hinder you from parenting in God’s joy and purpose. Philippians 4:6 says, “Be anxious for nothing.” Nothing means NO-thing. Not even ONE-thing. Do you fear your own inadequacies (or wonder if your homeschooling is going to mess up your kids for life)? Do you fear teenage rebellion, hormones, high school, or the future? Do you fear not pleasing others, not having finances, or not fulfilling God’s purpose? In this workshop, you’ll be encouraged by God’s faithfulness and love for you, concluding with a time of prayer.

ID: 15-602
Saturday;
Jun. 20, 2015
$4.50

Are you looking into educational options for your children? Just what is homeschooling? Is it really legal? Am I qualified to teach my own? What if I miss something? Come explore the answer to these and many more "Frequently Asked Questions" drawing from Joyce's many years of experience homeschooling.

ID: 15-603
Saturday;
Jun. 20, 2015
$4.50

The Flood produced the right conditions for only one Ice Age, which grew and melted in a matter of a few hundred years. A single Ice Age explains extinctions of mammals like the Woolly Mammoth and saber tooth tiger.

No matter where we turn, we're facing an epidemic of visionless, clueless, fantasy-driven young people. Stuck in an education system which fosters this disconnect from reality, few Millennials, even Christians, are able to successfully bridge the gap into real life. From the perspective of a Millennial, Daniel calls students and parents to adopt a new paradigm for his generation in light of God's word. Don't attend this session unless you are ready to be challenged with a new vision for life and an awakened understanding of the responsibilities God calls every young person to fulfill.

ID: 15-605
Saturday;
Jun. 20, 2015
$4.50

Wondering how to help your student plan their course of action after high school? Lee explains the variety of different options open to students today, including CLEP, community college, regular college, online classes, working, College Plus, and gap years.