Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network

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Conference:

Portland, OR
Friday - Sunday
Jun. 24 through 26, 2011

OR-2011 Delight in the Lord

Presented by: Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network

In spite of the pressures of homeschooling, husbands and wives can build a mutually satisfying marriage.

ID: 11-36
Friday;
Jun. 24, 2011
$4.50

Come hear homeschool graduates talk about Life After Homeschooling and the role that their education played. Be encouraged to finish the course, to run the race knowing that your children will be prepared to do what God has called them to.

ID: 11-37
Friday;
Jun. 24, 2011
$4.50

It’s difficult to be a Christian when you feel like you’re faking it. Harder still when you actually are faking it. Honesty is the best policy, especially when it comes to our relationship with God. It’s time to sit down, take a deep breath and hear what He has to say.

ID: 11-38
Friday;
Jun. 24, 2011
$4.50

Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a thought pattern you cannot escape from? Are there circumstances or hurts that keep you hindered or afraid? Having first hand seen the devastation that comes from believing the lies of Satan, Elizabeth will address the power of female emotions and the freedom that comes from having a mind controlled by the love of Christ.

Parents and kids, come to this fun workshop to learn practical tips on what to look for and where to find those special rocks that you bring home.

ID: 11-40
Saturday;
Jun. 25, 2011
$4.50

Find out how to set up simple learning centers in your home that will help your young children ages 0 to 4 thrive in their learning. Maximize space and have creative play areas, science and art centers, sand and water activities, reading, music, and drama areas. The powerpoint presentation includes 134 pictures to clearly illustrate each learning center.

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.

Topics: Fathers
ID: 11-42
Saturday;
Jun. 25, 2011
$4.50

Thinking about homeschooling or wanting to know how to begin? This is the session for you. Hear the basics of the Oregon legal requirements, and learn some simple steps to setting up a good beginning foundation for your homeschool adventure.

ID: 11-43
Saturday;
Jun. 25, 2011
$4.50

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your things? Do you get stressed just walking into your living areas? Come hear how to overcome the clutter that so often invades our lives and living spaces. Find out how to organize your space while learning what works for your personal organizing style. Discover how to fix common organizing trouble spots and maintain this new order in your space. Leave ready to bring order into your home and peace of mind back into your life.

What does your student need to be successful today? A college degree? For many families, answering the college question is a difficult task. Often the cost, time required, inefficiencies, or negative college environment are too great an obstacle. Sadly, many families either choose against attending college or borrow thousands of dollars to do so. In this session, we challenge what a true college education is and what it takes to compete in the 21st Century. We discuss the importance of internships, will introduce a new proven system for earning college credit for a fraction of the time and cost, and the financial benefits of putting the money you would have spent on traditional college into helping launch your student into life.

Topics: College
ID: 11-45
Saturday;
Jun. 25, 2011
$4.50

In the last chapters of the book of Judges, a rather strange story is told. It is a story of Levites, concubines, dismemberment and revenge. But more than anything, it is a story of Civil War. As homeschoolers in our local church, we can sometimes feel like we are in a battle, but with whom are we fighting? Like the tribes of Israel, are we engaging in civil war? More than anything, the book of Judges is a book about "relationships;" God's relationship with His people, and their relationships with each other. In this session, a home schooling father of 8 and his public-schooling Pastor (with a degree in Education) will discuss how we can avoid civil war and achieve unity.

ID: 11-46
Saturday;
Jun. 25, 2011
$4.50

Let's face it. Homeschooling is challenging. Sometimes it can feel like a major accomplishment just to take a shower and get the breakfast dishes cleaned up before dinner! Most homeschool moms feel the pressure of providing their children with a solid academic foundation ~ but there's so much more to homeschooling than academics, isn't there? The truth is that the greatest accomplishment of your homeschooling is to nurture your children in the ways of the One who made them. REAL LIFE Homeschooling is about getting real when it comes to the issues that are unique to homeschooling families ~ but more important than that, it's about being reminded why we are homeschooling in the first place. It's about keeping our eyes on the goal of discipling our children. If you have been or are on the edge of homeschool burnout, if you are wondering why God has called you on this homeschooling journey, or if you just need some honest, real encouragement, this is the one homeschool workshop you can't afford to miss out on!

Topics: Encouragement
ID: 11-47
Saturday;
Jun. 25, 2011
$4.50

Consider the unique challenges of special needs home schooling, with a home school mom of eight (five of which were special needs kids!) Learn helpful tips in how to assess a child's learning ability, where to go to receive help, and how to develop your own unique plan for your child.

Topics: Special needs

The internet has opened up a seemingly endless stream of social opportunities. What are the pros and cons of this new world and what are the principles for effective and godly use of these amazing tools? Join us for a conversation about these questions and more.

Families are invited to come and learn how God made the Earth special and designed for man. Marvel at the majesty of His heavens. See how each created kind is unique.

How do you get your children excited about the Word of God? How about living it? There are so many wonderful stories in the Bible that will cause your children to internalize the characters and therefore understand the Word of God with greater clarity. Come see how easy it can be!

ID: 11-51
Saturday;
Jun. 25, 2011
$4.50

What do I do with my daughter after high school and before marriage? This is one of the hardest times on daughters. It’s a time of discouragement and questions. "I want to get married, but until someone asks, what to I do with myself?" Do I go to college, do mission work? Most guys have it easy by comparison. They can pursue career, self-employment, school, or a wife, but many girls desire marriage and a family and want to be a homemaker, but they have to wait to be asked. What can parents do to help their daughters through this difficult season?

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 six 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!

ID: 11-53
Saturday;
Jun. 25, 2011
$4.50

It always seems like we have too much of one and not enough of the other. Learn tips for managing the influx of papers as well as setting up a paper flow that works for you. Find out what papers you need and which you can get rid of. See how to make your calendar match your priorities and learn tips for better time management.

ID: 11-54
Saturday;
Jun. 25, 2011
$4.50

This course will answer the common homeschool lament, "How can I give grades when I don't give tests?” Learn how you are already evaluating your children, and how you can translate that information into words and numbers colleges understand. You will learn “grouch-free” ways to determine high school grades, and find freedom in grading criteria and grading scales. Come and learn the many ways of determining high school credits and discover how to make mommy-grades and kitchen credits easy for colleges to understand!

ID: 11-55
Saturday;
Jun. 25, 2011
$4.50

Homeschoolers understand that biblically it is not the responsibility of the Church to teach and disciple our children but the family. However, we sometimes miss the fact that is not the family's job to be the Church. Christ established the local church to be the place of retreat, support and growth for all of His people; even homeschoolers. For various reasons, homeschoolers have historically found their "retreat, support and growth" in "support groups" and other places; not the local church. In this session, a home schooling father of 8 and his public-schooling Pastor (with a degree in Education) will discuss why the local church established by Christ is still the best place for us to find our support, and how we can partner together to seek His Kingdom first.

ID: 11-56
Saturday;
Jun. 25, 2011
$4.50

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 lead by a real husband of a homeschooling mom.

Topics: Mothers

Did the Flood of Noah's day really cover the whole Earth and drown every living creature? Was the Ark big enough for the animals? Where is the Ark today? Families are invited to come and learn the answers to these questions.

ID: 11-59
Saturday;
Jun. 25, 2011
$4.50

Let’s be frank. There are two kinds of homeschoolers, those who think homeschooling rocks and those who think it doesn’t. Come hear two homeschool graduates talk about the good, bad and ugly of growing up in a homeschool and why, in fact, homeschooling isn’t lame.

There is a bigger picture than learning how to read, how to do math equations, and knowing geography. Our children, from the moment of birth, are gifts from the Lord to nurture and enjoy for the years God has blessed us to have them in our homes. Learn from 3 veteran moms with over 60 years of homeschool experience combined the "why" of homeschooling from the very beginning and all the way through.

ID: 11-61
Saturday;
Jun. 25, 2011
$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. Now don't worry, I won't make you feel guilty or give you a forty-six point outline, but I promise to tell it straight and to encourage you in the best job there is - fathering.

Topics: Fathers

One of the most confusing issues for a person believing a straightforward reading of the Book of Genesis is the Ice Age. Yes, there is an abundance of evidence for sort of an ice age at one time in the past. But the difficult part of fitting the pieces together geologically is where it fits with the Biblical chronology – a short chronology at that! This seminar will help you unravel the mystery of such things as glaciers, wooly mammoths and the Genesis Flood – subjects that have been the catalyst for many people rejecting faith in the Scriptures.

The myriad of homeschool choices can be overwhelming, similar to the choices between interstates, highways, back roads, and scenic routes. There are so many ways and opinions, how can one navigate through it all and still homeschool effectively? Paige Timer has found a successful method in combining the best of these three well-known homeschooling methods. Learn how to instill Christian values while integrating great literature, chronological history, geography, hands-on activities, notebooks and timelines, narration, study of Greek and Latin roots, nature studies, and more. Enjoy short, well-planned lessons in the morning with time to pursue other interests in the afternoon. Make enjoyment a regular part of your homeschool!

ID: 11-64
Saturday;
Jun. 25, 2011
$4.50

This session will help you plan your course of action after high school. You will learn about: CLEP Community College Online classes Working Regular college College Plus Gap Year Get prepared to discuss the post high school options with your high school student.

ID: 11-65
Saturday;
Jun. 25, 2011
$4.50

Nothing is more important to us as parents than to pass our faith and values on to our children. We work hard to home school. We sacrifice. We teach, train, and demand obedience. But many parents are finding out too late that training and winning their child's obedience without winning their heart can end in grief and rebellion. This session will discuss how to read your children to see if you have their hearts, give some dangers that will push their hearts away, and will give practical suggestions on how to win and keep this precious treasure.

ID: 11-66
Saturday;
Jun. 25, 2011
$4.50

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….” No homeschool is perfect. There will always be gaps and holes and problems. And yet, God is faithful to supply all your (and your children’s) needs. Come hear the highlights – and lowlights – of other homeschool families, and know that you’re not alone. The Perfect Homeschool doesn’t exist, so don’t compare yourself to a myth.

ID: 11-67
Saturday;
Jun. 25, 2011
$4.50

Discover many benefits for the revival of connected writing as a powerful help in nipping dyslexia. Gather practical tips for teaching it to all ages.

Topics: Special needs
ID: 11-68
Saturday;
Jun. 25, 2011
$4.50

Who are you? Where are you going? Thousands of vocations are possibilities. Countless opportunities await you. Meanwhile, your time here on this earth is quickly passing by. What does God’s word say about direction and your future? How can you know you’re doing the right things?

ID: 11-69
Saturday;
Jun. 25, 2011
$4.50

Has anyone ever seen a live dinosaur? How many different kinds of dinosaurs are there? How much can a dinosaur eat? Curious families, come and find out the answers to these questions.

Conference:

Porland, OR
Friday & Saturday
Jun. 25 through 26, 2010

OR-2010 Educating for Eternity

Presented by: Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network

Rick Boyer and his wife have been home schooling since 1980. Starting out young and green in a time when only a handful of families was home schooling, Rick and Marilyn found few resources to help them in their journey. They had to blaze their own trail, surviving such obstacles as skeptical grandparents, hostile school authorities, unhelpful curriculum publishers, blizzards, Indian attacks&(just kidding). The Boyers are still home schooling today and now share their experiences around the world through their books and their speaking ministry. Rick will share some of the most profound lessons learned along the way, including: -It's not schooling, it's discipleship -Life is the curriculum -The kid is the can -Socialization is for socialists -George Washington survived without Little League -and many more!

ID: 10-02
Saturday;
Jun. 26, 2010
$4.50

We all want our children to catch the vision for God and grow up to serve Him. But how do we begin? Rick and Marilyn Boyer, home education pioneers of thirty years, believe the Bible contains the best plan for the upbringing of wise and competent children. Seeking wisdom from God's Word and applying it to their own lives, they have trained their fourteen sons and daughters, some of whom are now parents and passing on the vision to their own children. Come hear Rick and Marilyn- with some video clips from some of their adult children- explain the scriptural method for passing on a vision of powerful Christian living from generation to generation through family discipleship!

ID: 10-03
Saturday;
Jun. 26, 2010
$4.50

If this is your first year or your fifteenth year home educating, the future begins today. Mr. Karman is chairman of the Board of OCEANetwork and brings you encouragement from more than 25 years of experience. Hear about the real hope and the assurance that God is in control of your future in home education. We may not know what tomorrow holds, but we know Who holds tomorrow. Homeschooll success isn't for yesterday, it's for tomorrow. Homeschool freedom isn't for us, it is for our children's children.

ID: 10-04
Saturday;
Jun. 26, 2010
$4.50

It has been said that the parents of the 1980's and 90's were the Moses generation--they left Egypt (government schooling) and headed for the Promised Land, as the Israelites once traversed the wilderness to return to Canaan. The generation of Moses completed part of the mission, getting as far as the Jordan River. But it was left to Joshua and the younger Israelites to cross the river and take back the land that had been promised to their father Abraham centuries before. Today, home schooling parents have broken free from the bondage of Godless philosophies and are raising up the Joshua generation that will carry the battle over the Jordan--taking the banner of Christ back into American government, law, medicine, business, education and the arts, where God and His Word were once universally honored. The enemies of God are trembling today at the thunderous approach of the Joshua generation!!

To those who understand history, the hand of God is unmistakable in the story of America. Our Founders built on the soil of the New World a nation organized on the principles of Scripture. The result was that early America astounded the world with its freedom, genius and productivity. But when the training of children shifted from the realm of the family and moved into the realm of government, it took only a few generations to bring about the social, spiritual, moral and intellectual decay that permeates our society today. Now, home educating parents are taking back their children and raising up a generation of bright, godly, competent Americans who understand their heritage and are determined to reclaim it for the glory of God. God the designed the family, not the school to be the primary training ground for His champions.

Scripture records the stories of several cases of strife between siblings. In almost every case, there is a principle involved which the parents have violated, sowing destruction in their family. This series of case studies gives valuable insight into the causes --- and therefore, the cures - of sibling rivalry.

Does the subject of literature seem like a mystery? Are you a loss about how to understand it yourself, much less teach it to your kids? This inspiring lecture demonstrates that everything you need to know about understanding and teaching literature is present in your second grader's bedtime story. Adam reads a classics children's story out loud and then leads the audience into a discussion of eternal literary themes. Along the way, he shows how you can do the same at home by following five simple steps. Your literature curriculum - to say nothing of family story time - will come alive automatically. You'll never put the kids to bed the same way again!

A particular cell phone commercial features an NBA point guard trying to play basketball blindfolded. Because he can't see the goal, he's never sure whether he's scoring. Too often men in our age take on the tasks of husband, father, shepherd, principal, coach, and disciplinarian without the vision necessary to accomplish the goal. (What is the goal, anyway?) In this seminar we will define the goal and discover the divinely appointed means of achieving it. You may even learn the secret to making your wife deliriously happy, your home a quiet and peaceful kingdom, your children rich beyond measure, and your father-in-law in awe of your great accomplishments. Come join us in our discussion of the homeschool husband and dad.

Topics: Fathers
ID: 10-15
Friday;
Jun. 25, 2010
$4.50

How do you decide what to study in high school? How do you know that your teen is learning enough (and of the right things)? How can parents continue a home-school lifestyle during the high school years? Must home-school students model their high school years after the institutionalized educational style of learning? Come and learn how to make your high school years special, wonderful,and complete as we discuss the overall plans needed to teach high school at home.

This workshop will discuss current federal legislation that HSLDA is tracking as well as the present administration's policy that could impact home education freedom and broader parental rights. HSLDA staff attorney Tj Schmidt will cover both negative and positive federal bills that could have a national impact on homeschoolers as well as policy initiatives that the Obama administration has specifically championed.

ID: 10-17
Friday;
Jun. 25, 2010
$4.50

A Biblical, age-appropriate approach to sex education. In this workshop parents of elementary and middle school children will learn what to talk about with their kids at every stage of development. This workshop includes information on how to set the paradigm for purity and courtship beginning in preschool. We will also discuss media discernment, how to give "the talk", and how parents can begin now to open up the lines of communication with their children to pave the way for honesty and openness during adolescence.

ID: 10-18
Friday;
Jun. 25, 2010
$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?

Topics: FathersMothers

"Why isn't this child learning as well as my other children? The other kids all learned to read using this curriculum, what am I doing wrong?" When a child seems bright but is not learning at the same rate as his/her peers a learning disability could be the reason. This session will explain the symptoms of a learning disability and how to determine when this is the problem. Teaching methods, curriculum selection and specialized tutoring will also be discussed.

Topics: Special needs
ID: 10-21
Friday;
Jun. 25, 2010
$4.50

Marilyn Boyer has taught all fourteen of her children at home, so she has plenty of experience with any age group you can name. But her very favorite age to teach is those eager, curious, exciting, challenging munchkins we call preschoolers. This, Marilyn says is the time when we lay the foundation for greatness by pouring love and acceptance all over them, instead of treating them like a nuisance. Preschoolers aren't just little interruptions to be kept "occupied" while older siblings study. This season in a child's life is the time to tap into his huge potential by maximizing his natural love for learning and helping him to see that God is preparing him for a lifetime of important service. Come and learn from Marilyn how to make the most of this brief but exciting time.

ID: 10-22
Friday;
Jun. 25, 2010
$4.50

Juxtaposition, metaphor, symbolism, irony, foreshadowing - HELP! Parents often avoid the subject of literature because of the intimidating vocabulary of literary analysis. The truth is, you don't need a college degree in literature to understand this vocabulary; what you need is a well written children's story. Adam takes the audience on a guided tour of literary devices, making discerning literary analysts out of each and every audience member. Doing the same with your own children couldn't be easier, but beware: soon, they will be finding onomatopoeia everywhere they look.

ID: 10-23
Friday;
Jun. 25, 2010
$4.50

In this workshop we will discuss not only the basics, but the BASIS, of a good marriage. Beginning in the second chapter of Genesis through the book of Revelation, marriage is a central focus in Scripture. God even uses the marriage relationship to explain to the church and the world the relationship between Christ and His church. We will establish a biblical vision for marriage, consider the roles of husbands and wives, discuss the unique pressures that homeschooling places on the marriage, and point out ways that we can divorce-proof our homes. The world is watching as the daily drama of our family lives play out before them. Let's make sure that our marriages and families point them to Christ.

ID: 10-24
Friday;
Jun. 25, 2010
$4.50

Culture is the practical outworking of our belief about origins. In what way does a culture's view of origins affect manners, education, social institutions, science, and morality?

Once decisions have been made about what to require for high school graduation, once the overall plan has been set, there is still much to do. How do you set up each course? Courses can be designed or modified by using prepackaged curricula, by using a variety of materials you already have on hand, or by outlining the course and finding materials to fit your needs. We will discuss these methods of course planning, and will also cover grading, keeping track of assignments with no stress, and record keeping.

Every man is a hero and it starts with a dream and a commitment.

Topics: FathersMothers

Is your daughter the "odd girl out" or the "leader of the pack"? The rise and fall of the hierarchies of our daughters, and their siblings and friends, is like the rise and fall of kingdoms and world powers. How do we as parents deal with the cliques and their fall out? What is a Godly pattern for our girls and how should they structure their relationships? How do the lies of our culture perpetuate the need for our daughters to bolster their self image and define themselves through the eyes of their peers? Come and hear about God's design for our daughters and their relationships. Step off the treadmill of our culture's say so and into the Spirit of God as the architect of relationships-even those of girls.

Sons and daughters are very different to raise and have very different roles to train and target. Raising godly children is strategic. Many young men feel unequipped to face the challenges set before them as a future husband, father, and provider. Daughters also often feel unsure of what it takes to be an effective wife and mother. In this session, 10 trainable qualities will be discussed that young men and women will need to be successful after they leave your nest.

A Personally Developed Plan (PDP) is required by Oregon Law when a home school student fails to score above the 14th percentile on a nationally normed achievement test. This session will explain how the PDP is cooperatively written by an academic advisor and the parents, and the ways in which the plan identifies, addresses, and measures student progress.

Topics: Special needs
ID: 10-31
Friday;
Jun. 25, 2010
$4.50

If you sometimes feel like homeschooling is drudgery, you can bet your kids feel the same way! It's such a temptation to stress over teaching predicate nominatives or the steps of division that we forget to delight in our children and make time to enjoy being with them. In this session, Marilyn shares how she and Rick have found this to actually be the key to instilling values that stick and building in them a heart for things of the Lord.

In an engaging presentation that is as much class discussion as lecture, Adam involves the audience in a lively debate on the definition of the classic. In the process, listeners are encouraged to consider the moral and ethical nature of reading, and invited to suggest candidates for a "class list" of all-time great books. This presentation teaches three important tests to apply to any book in order to determine whether it is worthy - and suggests some reasons why you should even care. So, which books belong on your student's reading list? Come listen and find out!

ID: 10-33
Friday;
Jun. 25, 2010
$4.50

Is your homeschool day made up of demanding toddlers and emotional teens, six subjects to prepare for each child, co-op demands, music, sports, falling behind, tears, chores, skipping chapters...ultimately the question, "Where is God in all this?" Learn to work together as a family to achieve attainable goals with a fresh outlook and easy-to-implement organizational ideas. Bring sanity and success back to your home, and enjoy the process. Your homeschool chaos can come to an end!

The statistics are tragic and startling. Great percentages of children raised in evangelical homes are not continuing in their faith and beliefs as they reach and continue into adulthood. Some of the most important academic and practical training we can give our children as we homeschool them is worldview training. For Christians, our goal is to teach our children to think biblically about all of life. During the course of this workshop, we will delve into why Christian worldview training is an absolutely crucial component of our homeschooling. We will also discuss the following questions: · What is worldview? · What function does worldview serve in my child's life? · How can I teach worldview? · How can I teach worldview if I don't understand it? · At what age should I teach worldview to my children? · Can I award high school credit for studying worldview? If we want to see true revival in our culture, we must teach our children how to think biblically about all of life-from academics to social issues to daily decisions. A true biblical worldview will equip our children to become powerful thinkers, leaders, and communicators. This workshop will change the way you teach!

Selecting curriculum for the upper grades can become a real nightmare. On the one hand, many materials seem designed for a classroom setting with expensive equipment required, and on the other hand, home-school-designed materials vary so widely in ability level (for both students and teachers) that it is hard to know what will work. Parents often wonder if they need an advanced degree to teach advanced courses, or if "throwing money" at a difficult subject will help, or if materials they like are too basic to count for high school. In this session, we will focus on resources for a variety of subjects that almost any family can use, and will discuss ways to evaluate the myriad of texts and programs available.

The commitment to train is the foundation of victory. Learn about two people every man needs in this battle.

Topics: FathersMothers
ID: 10-37
Friday;
Jun. 25, 2010
$4.50

The intricacies of raising girls in this generation are never ending. Challenges abound with girls: - Emotions run wild. - Trying to be modest in a world full of indecency. - Battles between sisters and girlfriends. - How to act with the opposite sex. Join Julie Hiramine as she gives practical wisdom and advice on how to raise a generation of Godly daughters. God's call on this generation of young women is key to their upbringing, and the world challenges us at every step of the way. Establish a renewed vision of why our daughters are so special to the Lord and His plan for this generation.

ID: 10-38
Friday;
Jun. 25, 2010
$4.50

Parents who decline to put their children in their church's Christian school or youth group are sometimes viewed as odd or rebellious. Rather than reacting or withdrawing homeschoolers must take the initiative in the church and be examples of families who really minister.

ID: 10-39
Friday;
Jun. 25, 2010
$4.50

Some do dating. Some do courtship. Some do dating and call it courtship. It's not about what you call it. It's about getting God's best in finding a mate and keeping your purity. This session discusses practical ideas for protecting hearts and purity while feelings and hormones are screaming.

American higher education has become unfriendly territory for Christians and other conservatives in many ways. Many parents wonder whether they should consider sending their students to college at all. Drawing from extensive experience in higher education, Adam offers invaluable advice on this all important question, suggesting ways to make the considerable benefits of a college education available to your homeschool graduates. You'll learn valuable tips for deciding what kind of school to choose, and for avoiding the pitfalls that await the unsuspecting freshman. A must for every parent of high schoolers.

Our children are precious gifts from the Lord but sometimes they can interfere with our human plans. Many homeschooling parents are in distress because they find their little ones seeking attention at all the wrong times. As the father of six children, David Hazell, along with his wife, Marie, have found creative ways to prepare these young "sponges" for school while keeping them creatively occupied at times when the parent needs to concentrate on the older ones. The workshop is full of practical suggestions for educational toys and common household items that can be used to educate and occupy young ones. Homeschooling with young ones can be easier than you think!

ID: 10-45
Saturday;
Jun. 26, 2010
$4.50

Choosing curriculum involves more than selecting text books. It includes deciding what to study, preparing and equipping the teacher and students, and choosing a variety of materials to assist in the teaching process. Once you know how to assess materials, deciding which ones to use comes much easier.

Using the principles of fire prevention to protect our homes, our families, and ourselves from the destruction of sin.

ID: 10-47
Saturday;
Jun. 26, 2010
$4.50

Hear ye, hear ye: Her Majesty, Julie Hiramine, cordially invites you to a regal gathering with all families from the royal realm for a splendid celebration of true beauty and purity of heart. All young Princesses and Queens are welcome to attend this heart-warming seminar about true beauty, modesty, and character. After all, our young princesses are daughters of the Heavenly King-so we must equip them for their royal heritage.

ID: 10-48
Saturday;
Jun. 26, 2010
$4.50

There are plenty of misconceptions about the role of the father in a home schooling family. Some people think that if he can't be at home during "school time" he can't be involved. Others think his job is to take over some of Mom's chores in order to free her to spend more time with the children. But Scripture gives seven functions of a father in a godly home, and each of these can be applied very practically and powerfully in home education. Enjoy the wisdom and humor of this presentation as Rick answers the question of "What's A Dad to Do?"

The phone rings. "Hello." "Is this Jennifer Bliesner?" "Yes." "I was told that you could help me with home schooling." "I'd be happy to, when are you planning on starting?" "I pulled them out of school today." More and more this is how the conversation starts. If you need the nuts and bolts of how to start home schooling after public school this is the session for you. Married 38 years and a mother of eight, Jennifer Bliesner currently tutors home school students and mentors home schooling families.

ID: 10-51
Saturday;
Jun. 26, 2010
$4.50

Entropy is true, even with regards to Parental Rights (PR). The "From Order to Disorder" of PR over the last 200 years has suffered from destructive energy and the threatening U.N Treaty "Convention on the Rights of the Child" looms to destroy Parental Rights as God has intended them. We must exercise the stewardship God has granted us and through constructive energy, like support of the Parental Rights Amendment, to rebuild the pillar of Parental Rights in our society. There will be plenty of time for Q & A.

Marilyn Boyer is no stranger to the joys and challenges of raising teenagers. With ten sons and daughters now having graduated from high school at home, Marilyn shares why she taught them herself from kindergarten through the high school years and why she wouldn't consider doing it any other way.

ID: 10-53
Saturday;
Jun. 26, 2010
$4.50

What is your current role in your family's homeschool? Believe it or not, busy dads can be involved in school too. There are simple things you can do to connect with your children and help de-pressurize your wife's already overloaded day. David introduces interesting, easy, and time effective ways for dads to become active parts in the homeschooling process, without interfering in the work day. Leading devotions, instituting a "Mom's Day Off," guiding the slimy science experiments, reading books aloud, and going to the library, are just a few of the things David will introduce. Homeschooling is hectic but in the truest sense it is eternal discipleship. Learn to stand with your wife side-by-side and watch her sparkle..

Topics: Fathers

Do you ever have those moments of panic when you wonder if you are giving your children everything they need to succeed in life? Or, in those rare quiet moments of thought and reflection, do you worry that you are inadequate for all that homeschooling requires of you? Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night plagued by the long list of important things that still need to be done-and know there will never be enough time in the day to accomplish them? If you, like I, have experienced these feelings and fears in your homeschooling journey, then come to this workshop and be encouraged. God knows that as human beings we are confined and surrounded by limitations and weaknesses. We will look specifically at the challenging areas of vision, finances, knowledge, home management, and fatigue. The Scripture provides promises of hope, strength, power, and help for those of us who are weak, weary, and imperfect. The Bible also instructs us in accomplishing the impossible as we bask in God's boundless resources, amazing strength, and infinite love.

ID: 10-55
Saturday;
Jun. 26, 2010
$4.50

All homeschoolers desire a successful educational experience for their children, but most wonder if they will be able to achieve that lofty goal. Come and be encouraged as we look at ten simple secrets to successfully homeschooling your children. These tips will help both new and veteran homeschoolers to prosper.

Applying the teamwork necessary for a coordinated fire attack, and how to have the courage to be first in to face the fire for the purpose of saving someone.

ID: 10-57
Saturday;
Jun. 26, 2010
$4.50

Internet, IM's, texting, blogs and spaces. Our generation faces abundant pressure when it comes to technology and it's so called "perks". Join the Generations of Virtue team as they help you navigate your internet world, while sharing how to guard your heart, mind, and body in the midst of the world wide web's allure.

ID: 10-58
Saturday;
Jun. 26, 2010
$4.50

What is your goal in educating your children? How can the preschool years be the starting point for a solid foundation in your child's life? There is much more to a child's education than a simple diploma. Be encouraged and challenged to raise children who will be mighty in God's kingdom, as you learn to teach your preschoolers with intentional purpose. Practical and fun ideas, with thought provoking challenges, will send you home excited and eager to take advantage of your child's early years.

ID: 10-59
Saturday;
Jun. 26, 2010
$4.50

Learn your own teaching style as well as how to adapt curriculum for your child's specific needs. Make your lesson planning a breeze. This session is especially good for families with more than one child who also have a hectic schedule.

Conference:

Porland, OR
Friday & Saturday
Jun. 12 through 13, 2009

For Such a Time as This

Presented by: Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network

As author of The Second Mayflower (just released in its 3rd edition), Kevin Swanson speaks from the heart on the beautiful vision that formed America. No other nation on earth has been so blessed with liberty and prosperity as America. In this rousing and inspiring presentation, Kevin urges home educators to study America's godly heritage, be grateful for it, and to live the principles that beat in the heart of the founders of the nation. Has the vision faded, and have the blessings departed? How is God going to use the home school movement to revive this blessing? God may very well be preparing to use homeschooling in a powerful way to transform our families and our nation.

ID: 09-02
Friday;
Jun. 12, 2009
$4.50

In this address, Mike contrasts godly wisdom (which Christians should be trying to follow) and worldly wisdom (wisdom from below) as it relates to specific issues that we all deal with in the homeschool community. He explains that there are two conflicting worldviews or belief systems today, orthodoxy and progressivism. Orthodoxy is committed to an external, definable and transcendent authority for truth. This truth comes from God and is given to us primarily through His Word, the Bible. In contrast, progressivism asserts that moral authority is to be defined by the spirit of the modern age, a spirit of rationalism and subjectivism. Truth tends to be viewed as a process, as a reality and is ever unfolding depending upon the circumstances. He will explain how certain important U.S. Supreme Court decisions have been affected by this new progressive thinking. Mike will then break down how these two differing views are affecting education and specifically, the freedom to home educate. The good news is that truth sets one free. The good news is we know the truth, we simply have to live and battle for the truth. Homeschoolers have demonstrated their willingness to do so, hence our hope for the future.

Topics: Encouragement

Parental rights and religious freedom have been the two foundations to establish a constitutional right for parents to teach their children at home. The U.S. Supreme Court some years back weakened the free exercise of religion claim as a foundation for homeschooling so that in order for homeschoolers to claim a fundamental right to homeschool, they must be able to combine the free exercise right with the parental rights claim. In other words, both rights have to co-exist. Currently, this is not a problem, but because of the fragile nature of freedom, moral decay, complacency and apathy, homeschooling freedoms are in jeopardy. Additionally, since the parental rights foundational claim is an "implicit" right, not an "explicit" right (meaning parental rights is not specifically spelled out in the Constitution) parental rights as we know it today is teetering and could be in trouble in the future. Mike will explain why parental rights are under attack and provide a solution on how we can maintain the current freedoms we have to teach our children at home.

ID: 09-04
Saturday;
Jun. 13, 2009
$4.50

Dick Karman, chairman of the Oregon Christian Home Education Association discusses God's providence in the battle to freely home educate our children.

ID: 09-05
Saturday;
Jun. 13, 2009
$4.50

What is the heart of homeschooling? What is it that really makes it work? This is an important question in that there is a distinct possibility that the homeschooling ethos may disappear into the burgeoning list of educational choices, especially with the rise of government-funded school at home. In this presentation, Kevin presents a passionate case for preserving the heart of homeschooling, those elements that have contributed to its beauty and success - the heart of Christ, the hand of the parent, and the blessings of freedom.

Topics: Encouragement
ID: 09-06
Saturday;
Jun. 13, 2009
$4.50

This charge was given to high school graduates at the Graduate Recognition Event of the 2009 OCEAN Conference. The text of the address is found in Micah 6:8: "And what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?" (NASB) Mike explains what it means to "do justly", to "walk humbly", and to "love mercy" as we go through our daily living. The aim of the address is to remind graduates of what's important in life and how to evaluate true success.

ID: 09-11
Saturday;
Sep. 12, 2009
$4.50

Almost every father has heard that he is to lead his family spiritually, physically, and in every other way. However, many fathers will tell you that no one has ever told them how to effectively lead their children, especially in the area of spiritual development. Michael Smith presents encouraging and practical tips to fathers for becoming a helpful participant in the home education program and a leader in the home. He provides insight on the mental and emotional benefits to mothers and children fathers can provide through specific activities, and offers suggestions to men on being more effective as husbands. Mike candidly shares his many failures and a few successes. The session concludes with a list of the six things homeschooling mothers have identified as the primary ways their husbands can be more effective in the family's homeschool program.

Topics: Fathers

As homeschooling parents looking at the possibility or seemingly impossibility of college, it can sometimes be overwhelming. What tests should be taken and where are they given? When should applications be sent in? How am I going to afford this expenditure? What college(s) should we consider? Why should they attend one college over another? These and many other questions will not only enter your mind but if you actually begin applying to colleges you will find yourself inundated with literature, phone calls, and terminology you are not familiar with. This breakout is designed to give you some Biblical and practical guidelines to answer these questions; help you understand the process most colleges/universities use to review applications and accept applicants; as well as what you can expect from admissions, financial aid, and student service departments at college. Handouts will be provided and there will be a time for questions during and after the breakout session.

Topics: College
ID: 09-13
Friday;
Jun. 12, 2009
$4.50

This session presents important questions to ask regarding home schooling teens and stresses building good relationships at home. The academic advantages and getting them ready for college are discussed. For those deciding about home schooling during the teen years, this is a must. Also, hear Elizabeth's "Top 10 Priorities" for home schooling your teen.

Homeschool marriages face unusual challenges. We're in the thick of it and stretched in all directions. Our energy and time is spent juggling all the parts of daily life making our relationship with each other one of the last things on our "to do" list. Because we wear different hats, sometimes we forget that we're on the same team when our secondary objectives conflict. So how do we keep it all together and have a good marriage in the process? Here we discuss what we've learned so far, and suggest some practices to remain properly aligned with each other and with God who lights our path.

ID: 09-15
Friday;
Jun. 12, 2009
$4.50

With her many years of experience as a busy mom of four and leader in her local church Edna will share helpful basic home management skills. From time management to basic responsibilities that mothers encounter on a daily basis, Edna will bring hope and encouragement from a loving, Godly perspective.

ID: 09-16
Friday;
Jun. 12, 2009
$4.50

Does the term "Lapbooking" strike fear in your heart? Do you envision a huge project and instantly feel overwhelmed? Come see what all the buzz is really about, learn some basic techniques and be inspired!

ID: 09-17
Friday;
Jun. 12, 2009
$4.50

Watch out for these guys! Kevin describes the seven species of termites that are known to eat out the core of our homeschool organizations (or even churches or families). This information is an essential requisite to anybody in leadership.

Topics: Support groups
ID: 09-18
Friday;
Jun. 12, 2009
$4.50

Homeschooling is a challenge, especially when students are academically gifted. Lee discusses the challenges of homeschooling gifted children, elementary through high school. You will learn strategies that will help you plan, as you balance their social and academic needs. Don't be afraid to homeschool your gifted children, as they will thrive in the freedom that only homeschooling can provide!

ID: 09-21
Friday;
Jun. 12, 2009
$4.50

Homeschooling is the most powerful form of education rediscovered in the modern age. Its power and success is unquestioned. Yet for most home educators, the principles that worked in home education are not transferred into post-secondary education. Cutting edge visionaries are bringing a Copernican revolution to the method of higher education in the form of mentorship. If our movement takes this next step, we will make far greater impact on the way we do post-secondary education and economics, then we have seen in K-12 education. Based on years of experience with mentoring, Kevin Swanson presents a vision for mentorship applied to both the college and entrepreneurial tracks.

The early years before children begin formal education is the time to show them that learning is fun and interesting. Elizabeth will present informal reading and math "lessons" that not only teach, but help transition mom into their first teacher. Learning to seize teaching opportunities and apply wisdom to the education process will help insure that our little ones will love learning and move easily into formal curriculum.

ID: 09-25
Friday;
Jun. 12, 2009
$4.50

As busy homeschool moms what would we give for more hours in each day? Join Edna as she teaches us to set the proper priorities, cultivate the right attitudes, and learn time-saving strategies that work. This will be one hour worth your time invested!

Nothing is more important to us as parents than to pass our faith and values on to our children. We work hard to home school. We sacrifice. We teach, train, and demand obedience. But many parents are finding out too late that training and winning their child's obedience without winning their heart can end in grief and rebellion. This session will discuss how to read your children to see if you have their hearts, give some dangers that will push their hearts away, and will give practical suggestions on how to win and keep this precious treasure.

Topics: Fathers
ID: 09-27
Friday;
Jun. 12, 2009
$4.50

Consider the unique challenges of special needs home schooling, with a home school mom of eight (five of which were special needs kids!) Learn helpful tips in how to assess a child's learning ability, where to go to receive help, and how to develop your own unique plan for your child.

Topics: Special needs