Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network

Recordings Listing

Conference:

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

For Such a Time as This

Presented by: Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network
ID: 09-28
Friday;
Jun. 12, 2009
$4.50

The secrets of homeschooling high school success will be explained in this workshop. Learn how to plan a rigorous curriculum, emphasize specialization, prepare for college admission exams, and document learning from outside sources. Starting with a plan early on is the key. You will receive a handy one-page Planning Guide to take home to help you provide an excellent high school education for your child!

A humorous and encouraging presentation for the homeschool mom who feels like she's going down a #5 rapid spinning like a top. When you emerge at the end of the run, you discover that God was doing something marvelous, despite your own inadequacies and the confusion of the ride.

Topics: Encouragement
ID: 09-32
Saturday;
Jun. 13, 2009
$4.50

This workshop will deal with the advantages and difficulties involved in starting and building your own business and how this can ultimately be better than finding a good job. John will be explaining and giving examples of what types of businesses are best in the current economic conditions.

ID: 09-33
Saturday;
Jun. 13, 2009
$4.50

Training is more than teaching. A child's soul is the seat of his character. Nothing is more important than applying God's wisdom to training in this area. It is the foundation for a child's success as an adult. This session will walk through the training of the mind, will, and emotions; the soul of a child. Clear guidelines for discipline will be presented.

ID: 09-34
Saturday;
Jun. 13, 2009
$4.50

So where do I, as a dad, fit into this homeschooling thing? I have so little time as it is due to my work schedule; should I be expected to teach classes as well? What does God expect of me? Should I feel guilty letting my wife do the teaching? This workshop will explore the various dynamics involved in homeschooling that must be considered when answering the above questions. Yes, the father needs to be intimately involved in the process of homeschooling, but many factors will determine what that looks like. Come let us talk this over and see how you might serve your wife and children.

Topics: Fathers
ID: 09-35
Saturday;
Jun. 13, 2009
$4.50

In this workshop homeschooling mom, Deanna Stollar, will share practical tips and wisdom to help you get a good start in your own homeschooling endeavors. Drawing from 18 years of experience, her honesty, frankness, and knowledge will help you confidently plan and strategize to ensure your own success.

ID: 09-36
Saturday;
Jun. 13, 2009
$4.50

Is your homeschool budget looking a bit skinny? How can you make all the ends meet and give your children an excellent education? With this session you will be well on your way to home educating for almost free without a lot of running around.

Learn from an experienced home school mom who mentors families with special needs students. Discover how to choose the proper curriculum for your special needs student and then how to adapt it for your student's unique needs.

Topics: Special needs
ID: 09-38
Saturday;
Jun. 13, 2009
$4.50

With all the work a high school student generates, what items are important to keep and how should they be gathered and kept in an organized manner? Lee helps you discover the answer to these questions by looking at your natural organizational tendencies and explaining those things that are vital for the educational future of your high school student. Get some clarity to make the high school years less daunting and more manageable.

ID: 09-42
Saturday;
Jun. 13, 2009
$4.50

The current economic crisis is something we can praise God for. We as Christians and Home-Schoolers are not called only to survive, but to thrive, during this time.

If we want our home school years to be successful, we must build a quality family life and healthy marriage that will serve as a model for our children's future relationships. This session focuses on how to make this happen. Included are ten tips for husbands and wives and what wives wished their husbands knew about home schooling.

ID: 09-44
Saturday;
Jun. 13, 2009
$4.50

Raising motivated children starts with the parents. How are you as a parent motivated? How will you model that for your children? But one must step back even further to ask, why are you home schooling? When having that answer clear in your mind, you as a parent-teacher then have a source for your own motivation. Spreading that to your children then becomes easier. As they catch your vision they also will be more motivated. Obedience is another key issue of motivation. Come and discover the many aspects of motivation in this talk which will help you deal with, " Mom, I don't want to do my math today, or ever again."

Topics: Encouragement
ID: 09-45
Saturday;
Jun. 13, 2009
$4.50

Whether you enjoy writing or not, feel confident to teach it or not, this workshop is for you. Guidelines for helping writers from preschool through high school will be presented. In the process the mechanics and the art of writing will be explored and discussed.

ID: 09-46
Saturday;
Jun. 13, 2009
$4.50

Most homeschools are run by moms, and dads wind up on the bench or disengaged entirely from the game. What part does dad play, and how does he engage when he is away from his family for long hours out the week? Kevin gives some practical suggestions from his own experience on how dads can get involved and encourage and strengthen the Homeschool vision in their home.

Topics: Fathers

Learn how to plan a curriculum designed specifically for your individual student that will help prepare them for life after high school. Making curriculum meaningful is so important at this stage. This will include exploring options for after school and into adulthood. It's never too early to plan, this is a great class for parents with students 6-8th grades as well as high school.

ID: 09-48
Saturday;
Jun. 13, 2009
$4.50

So many questions: Why make a transcript? How do I determine high school credit and what do I include? How do I name courses and assign grades? Lee will answer them all and give other tips and encouraging words on why homeschool transcripts have unique advantages over institutional school transcripts.

Conference:

Porland, OR
Friday & Saturday
Jun. 20 through 21, 2008

When You Walk By the Way

Presented by: Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network

We are losing 75-88% of professing Christian kids by the end of their freshman year in college. In this message, Dr. Baucham explains why, and what the Bible has to say about stemming the tide.

ID: 08-02
Friday;
Jun. 20, 2008
$4.50

“Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” One only has to listen to find the heart of a child. Once found, it is essential that we don't begin to control, pressure, or manipulate in order to change behavior. Changed behavior must be the result of a changed heart. Anything less leads only to hypocrisy, rebellion. Too often parents depend on rules as the primary enforcer of behavior. Rules can change behavior, but they can't change the heart. When parents begin to see the difference between character flaws and disobedience, applying less pressure and more gentle understanding, children will be more willing to admit fault and seek help from those they love. Children need to hear the beating of our hearts rather than the beating of our voices. Parents will want to join Mark as he relates his experience as a shepherd and the important lesson that you don't become a shepherd just because you own sheep.

ID: 08-03
Friday;
Jun. 20, 2008
$4.50

Josiah became King when he was eight years old. Do we believe God made a mistake, or do we believe God calls and uses even the young for his glory? If we believe the latter, then we must reject the modern concept of adolescence and raise our sons and daughters to live and serve as men and women during their teen years as opposed to sitting on the sidelines and extending their childhood.

Topics: Encouragement
ID: 08-04
Saturday;
Jun. 21, 2008
$4.50

Dr. Baucham turns his attention to the Christian home and explains what an "orderly" home should look like. Expounding on the Old Testament text of Deuteronomy 6, Voddie highlights six characteristics of a properly ordered home. Through personal testimony and biblical instruction, Voddie educates and motivates Christian parents to rise to the challenge of changing the world - one household at a time.

ID: 08-05
Saturday;
Jun. 21, 2008
$4.50

A California court with one ruling outlaws homeschooling in California stating that Parental Rights are not found in the U.S. Constitution. The U.N. Treaty on the Rights of the Child threatens the right of parents to direct the education and upbringing of their children. What can we do as parents to protect our rights to raise our children?

ID: 08-06
Saturday;
Jun. 21, 2008
$4.50

How education effects worldview, and what that means for your child. What is a worldview? How are worldviews developed? Is there a correlation between worldview and education? Does it matter where and how we educate our children? Should Christians send their children to public schools? This message tackles the issue of public education head on. There is a mass exodus of young adults from the church. This message demonstrates the role worldview plays in the contemporary crisis. Whether you are a parent, or plan to be, you need to listen to this message.

Topics: Encouragement

Most Christian parents, if they are honest, haven't a clue as to how to disciple the children God has entrusted to them. Thankfully, the Bible gives clear instructions.

Voddie Baucham give sound advice from a Biblical perspective that is appropriate for any that find themselves in leadership.

ID: 08-11
Friday;
Jun. 20, 2008
$4.50

When I first began to research the topic of laziness, I found that there was very little work available and less than a handful of books on the subject. It was then that I found a treasury of information recorded over 4000 years ago, along with a fascinating thesis on this subject written in the 1600s. In this seminar, we will explore the four root causes of laziness, and the time-tested remedies that have changed many a lazy child and demanding parent. A slothful person, according to Solomon, “will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing." But “show me a man diligent in his work and he shall stand before kings!” (Proverbs 22)

Topics: Encouragement
ID: 08-12
Friday;
Jun. 20, 2008
$4.50

Most boys love reading books filled with adventure, discovery, unusual facts, and heroic, courageous behavior, but their moms, the primary book finders, may be at a loss in determining books that fulfill these ideals. Jan Bloom, vintage book dealer and mother of a male reader, searched for great books that appealed to boys but were also well-written and had positive role models and a healthy worldview. Jan will give suggestions of authors for all ages of boys, from those early "reading is too hard" days to "I hardly have time to read anymore" years.

ID: 08-14
Friday;
Jun. 20, 2008
$4.50

One of the major differences between struggling students and super learners is their ability to process information. If your child struggles with attention span, directions, phonics, letter, number, or word recognition, comprehension, composition, social skills, language, visual attending, word problems, or thinking skills, he or she may have a processing challenge. The good news is that processing ability can be developed to greater levels. In this session you will learn how to test and enhance your child’s processing ability. Come to be encouraged by the possibilities to change your child life.

Topics: Special needs
ID: 08-15
Friday;
Jun. 20, 2008
$4.50

Homeschooling is not just a mom thing - dads are a vital component in developing sons who love life and honor God and their families. Join Gary, a veteran homeschool dad, as he explores ideas, activities, and strategies for the dad who wants to build lasting relationships with his sons that build family unity and provide the framework for godly manhood.

Topics: Fathers

Why do we start for the kitchen to get a drink for a child, get sidetracked by a paperclip on the floor and end up weeding in the garden with no idea why our child is still thirsty? Why do library books constantly disappear into black holes in our homes, never to be seen again?...at least not before the fines add up? Why do we have 25 projects started in our day and only 2 or 3 are ever finished? As a self-proclaimed "Gloriously Unregimented Mom", Carol shares stories and strategies from the heart (and from the trenches!) about a home run by a highly distractible mom. She brings to light the many "truths" distractible moms must own if ever they are to develop strategies that work. Best of all, Carol shares her firm conviction that the highly distractible mom has a real and God-given edge over the naturally organized mom. Come and learn and laugh as you find REAL help for the highly distractible mom.

ID: 08-17
Friday;
Jun. 20, 2008
$4.50

Have you included what Jesus called the "one thing needful" in your homeschooling curriculum and goals? Make sure "Martha" tasks don't crowd out a "Mary" spirit in your child. Learn practical suggestions and encouragement on how to utilize home education's unique opportunities to grow your child's relationship with God. Make this a journey of FAITH for your whole family.

(Parents Only) The technology that is available to children today is astounding; our kids are daily facing pressures and temptation at the push of a button—in a way our generation never had to. The truth is that even though our children spend most of their time with us, these influences are going to bombard them. Information Technology 101 is a crash-course on how to set safeguards on the activities kids are exposed to on the internet. This workshop focuses on many different areas of interest for young people on the internet: surfing the web, MySpace and other social networking sites, web cams, chat rooms and more. Join the Generations of Virtue team as they help you navigate this maze of technology.

ID: 08-21
Saturday;
Jun. 21, 2008
$4.50

Based on the Greek understanding of Ephesians 6:4 and Colossians 3:21, Mark will paint and unforgettable picture for parents who are unknowingly quenching the spirit of their children. Children who are fully loved, fully known, without any fear of rejection, will become children who possess a low level of fear and a high level of risk and reasoning. Children who develop a high level of risk and reasoning, are children who see failure as stepping stones for success. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Success is failure upon failure, with great enthusiasm!” You will not want to miss this session of great enthusiasm, instruction, and inspiration!

ID: 08-22
Saturday;
Jun. 21, 2008
$4.50

Encouraging dads to be the godly leaders in their homes that they desire to be.

Topics: Fathers

Even if your child has a learning related diagnosis, such as Sensory Integration Disorder, Autism, Developmental Delay, CAPD, PDD, ASD, Asperger Syndrome, Down Syndrome (or another chromosome disorder), MMR, Brain Injured, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Language Delay, or Cerebral Palsy, you can successfully teach him or her at home. You can make excellent progress, if you will address the root causes of his or her learning difficulties. This workshop will teach you how to identify areas for remediation and give you specific activities that you can use to help your child to become a better learner.

Topics: Special needs
ID: 08-25
Saturday;
Jun. 21, 2008
$4.50

Jan, a veteran homeschooler, uncovers and discusses many of the misconceptions, unrealistic expectations, and problems that make homeschooling difficult. Her message addresses prevention and positive steps for the new homeschooling mom and hope, help, and healing for the veteran homeschooler.

ID: 08-26
Saturday;
Jun. 21, 2008
$4.50

Do you have a child who is doubting his faith? Or perhaps a daughter who has rejected your beliefs completely? Are you convinced you've failed...and the state of this child's heart is weighing heavily on you and your spouse? Come and listen to Carol share her own journey away from and back to her faith after 13 years as an atheist. She'll share thoughts and views from inside the mind of a lost child. You'll learn the best thing you can do for this child and for yourself. Come and find an understanding heart that hurts and rejoices along with your own.

In a mission-minded homeschool, there’s a God-infused energy. There’s a focus on God’s worldwide purpose and there’s a passion for the lost. There’s a spiritual depth and hunger that reaches beyond the maintenance mode of cultural Christianity. A mission-minded family emphasizes leadership, calling, and destiny. There’s a prevailing attitude of self-sacrifice and an emphasis on total submission to God’s will. And there’s an unmistakable and contagious joy. This workshop suggests practical ways to incorporate a heart for God’s Great Commission into our everyday homeschooling life.

Psalm 111:2-3a The works of the Lord are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them. His work is honorable and glorious..., Homeschooling parents have the opportunity to teach their children of one of God's wonderful creations - mankind. This workshop aims to encourage families to take to heart the importance of teaching heritage and culture as a means of preparing the next generation to spread the gospel. In acknowledging and studying cultures and heritages we honor God's handiwork. In learning the multiple aspects of a culture we can gain insight into the grace of God in the lives of others. Teaching Heritage and Culture is an important means to equip students with a biblical worldview in our current global culture.

ID: 08-31
Saturday;
Jun. 21, 2008
$4.50

Based on the life of Ehud the Benjamite, Mark will unveil the unique strategy that God and his parents used to prepare him to become a skilled and strategic warrior, confident leader, and a skillful entrepreneur. In this seminar we will look at the assessment of a child’s natural abilities and the instructive insights that are necessary to prepare each child, teen, and adult for God’s ultimate purpose and calling. This seminar promises to be an eye opener for all ages—in more ways than you expect; but in a way you will never forget!

ID: 08-32
Saturday;
Jun. 21, 2008
$4.50

Many evangelical churches today are crying out for more men to take leadership. But at the same time, they often require advanced degrees in seminary or Bible College. Is that biblical? How can a local church raise up men to lead without having to send them off for academic training. The answer is found in the basic principles of the home schooling movement. Those who walk with the wise will become wise. Ordinary (i.e. regular) men can become more than adequate for service as Elders and Deacons in Christ's church by being "home schooled by the church" in preparation for the ministry. Steve Rouse is a Teaching Elder for Household of Faith Community Church, a local church that fills five pulpits every Sunday with a roster of over 20 competent preachers and Bible teachers from its five neighborhood congregations

Topics: Fathers
ID: 08-33
Saturday;
Jun. 21, 2008
$4.50

The home is the easiest and most natural place to disciple our children. But the job is not an easy one and the responsibility falls on fathers. Sometimes it is daunting because we have never done it before. Sometimes it seems impossible because we don’t understand it. Sometimes it isn’t getting done because “I let my wife handle those things.” We’ll talk about the necessity of discipleship and some of the ways dads can tackle this project to the glory of God.

Topics: Fathers

For children to be efficient learners with good long term memory, they need to have well organized brains. Academic or attention challenges, letter or word reversals, difficulty retaining academics, lack of coordination, stuttering or stammering, disorganization or emotionality are often symptoms of brain disorganization. Applicable to “normal”, “gifted” and “struggling” students, the information in this session may help you discover underlying causes of troublesome symptoms and give you some ideas that may help your children.

Topics: Special needs

Cautions, corrections, and consolation for husbands with homeschooling wives. Speaking from 15 years of homeschool and 32 years of husband experience and mistakes, Gary gives meaningful and useful advice to help husbands help their wives in the day-to-day opportunities and challenges of homeschooling and mothering.

Topics: Fathers
ID: 08-36
Saturday;
Jun. 21, 2008
$4.50

When things don't go as planned, when no one can seem to focus on their spelling, when the kids (and you) need an off day, what can you do? A day away from the lesson plan doesn't have to mean learning is over. Come learn lots of ideas for an atypical day that is fun, memorable and packed with learning.

For many homeschool students, a future college degree may be necessary to fulfill God’s purposes; yet the process of admissions and financial aid can be intimidating. The Dunagan family have coached their first three totally-homeschooled graduates to college admissions and scholarship success. By taking advantage of our unique freedoms in home education, they emphasize leadership, individual strengths, international missions, community service, CLEP exams, scholarship competitions, and dual-enrolment in high school and community college. And through a growing process of faith, and by God's grace, their family has earned (so far) over $200,000 in college scholarships and financial grants. . . for God's glory!

ID: 08-38
Saturday;
Jun. 21, 2008
$4.50

Apologetics is making a defense for the Christian faith. How do you explain the trinity to your children or prepare them to witness with questions they may need to answer such as, "How could a loving God create hell?" Through weekly meetings, for students 12 and older, dads teach, and parents coach as the students verbally present written cards; defining, expounding Biblical proof, and the significance of God's nature, salvation, scripture, the nature of man and Jesus Christ. Students are encouraged with fellowship, working with their dads and possible competition locally with NCFCA. Come hear our students, their dads, and be introduced to the study of apologetics.

Conference:

Beaverton, OR
Friday & Saturday
Aug. 17 through 18, 2007

Passing the Baton

Presented by: Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network
ID: 07-01
Friday;
Aug. 17, 2007
$4.50

In three years of earthly ministry, Jesus equipped 12 ordinary men to change the world—and they did it. What can we learn from the life of Christ about how to disciple our children to be a blessing to all nations of the earth?

ID: 07-02
Friday;
Aug. 17, 2007
$4.50

Your house is a disaster, your kids seem out of control, and you wonder how you’ll ever make it through another day of school. Your get up and go has gotten up and went. You used to think homeschooling was the best thing since sliced bread, but now you’re feeling like burnt toast. Take heart you’re not alone! No one homeschools because it’s easy. You do it because you believe it’s best. But there are times when you need to be reminded once again why it’s best. Join me as we do just that. You’ll laugh and be encouraged in the toughest job you’ll ever...love.

Topics: Encouragement
ID: 07-03
Saturday;
Aug. 18, 2007
$4.50

Are you convinced that every homeschooling family except yours is great? Do you believe the lie that others are more organized, better prepared, have smarter kids, are wiser parents, and have a child in the national spelling bee? Well, let me set the record straight...that’s not the way it is! The truth is most moms feel inadequate. Homeschooling moms fear that they’re letting their kids down in their education and in example. They feel like their house is out of control, their children are beasts, and the sizzle has left their marriage. Join us as we demonstrate the power in being REAL.

Topics: Encouragement
ID: 07-04
Saturday;
Aug. 18, 2007
$4.50

Dick Karman presents a short update on homeschool freedom, a reminder of God's providence in the past, and a recap of the 2007 legislative session, along with a heart-felt look at home education a decade from now.

Explore the tremendous spiritual power of "four generations" and discover how to cultivate a hunger for life-long godly faithfulness.

ID: 07-11
Friday;
Aug. 17, 2007
$4.50

Homeschool parents are motivated to help children avoid being taken captive by worldly ideas, but how do we simultaneously protect and prepare our children? Dr. Myers gives you proven strategies for being alert to wrong ideas and strengthening your child’s ability to “take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.”

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.

Tell me and I will forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I will understand. When children create something from their learning, they will remember what they learned far longer than if they completed a worksheet page about it. This workshop explains why and how to give kids an easy, effective approach that replaces workbooks, enhances learning and retention of the subject and that develops a true love for learning. Jeannie Fulbright will share tips and actual demonstrations for replacing workbook assignments with creative ideas for science, history, geography, literature and more. Examples and visual-aids make the information easy to understand and implement in your homeschool.

You want your children to be the best in academics, spirituality, and physical health. You also want to have 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 and experience to address the way to combine high expectations with justice, mercy, and love. Especially for fathers.

The essential crash course for every homeschool parent. Discover insights from Diana's research behind the events of history. Share her wisdom for teaching history. Do you wonder, “Whom do I trust and what do I read to know real history?” Diana will equip YOU, regardless of your curriculum, to find your way through the challenges. She will lead you to a path you can follow in discovering treasures of history with your family.

ID: 07-16
Friday;
Aug. 17, 2007
$4.50

The teenage years should be the beginning of the harvest as our young people come into their own. If we plan for the storms of life and prepare, we can build through these years with less frustration, wasted time, conflicts, and fruitlessness. We need to make the most of the time we have (Eph. 5:15-17). Betsy will help you consider and examine important principles so that you can prepare yourself physically and spiritually for situations that will arise.

Are you just beginning homeschooling or have you recently started? This session discusses why homsechool, where to find support and resources, how to assess your children's needs and how to plan for the school year and choose curriculum.

Far too many young people have heads full of knowledge but no idea of what God designed them to do and be. Discover how to recognize your child's motivated abilities, cultivate his God-given gifts, and avoid the cultural traps that the culture uses to distort his identity.

Dr. Ray confronts both the critics of home education and home educators who may need to revise their reasons for home educating their children. He deals with myths about home education, traces some historical events in American education, considers biblical guidelines for raising children, and sprinkles in research findings about homeschooling. In the end, novice and veteran home educators should be challenged, encouraged, and refreshed.

Topics: Encouragement
ID: 07-23
Friday;
Aug. 17, 2007
$4.50

As an admitted curriculum junkie, Jeannie Fulbright, bought everything that sounded good. From Abeka to Hillyer to ebooks, she has tried every kind of curriculum and method. Out of this experience, she formulated these seven E’s to help her carefully choose curriculum that would work for her family. She will share her experiences as well as the conclusions she has reached through this process. Following the seven E’s in choosing homeschool curriculum will enable you to have a successful homeschooling year and avoid wasting money on things that won't work for you. These seven E’s will ensure your children and you have curriculum that conforms to your mission and goals, as well as breathes life and ease into your homeschool journey.

ID: 07-24
Saturday;
Aug. 18, 2007
$4.50

John will be addressing a subject that has often been neglected in the curriculum of home-schoolers: WHAT PART SHOULD “WORK” PLAY IN TRAINING OUR CHILDREN?

Topics: Fathers
ID: 07-25
Saturday;
Aug. 18, 2007
$4.50

The Bible is our plumb line, our standard of knowing truth. Most Christians intrinsically understand that it is radically different than what our culture tells us, but how much have the prevailing culture and our own school experiences influenced our views on education, even in homeschooling? This powerful message, from an international speaker and twenty-plus-year veteran of homeschooling, will provide you with a foundational and scriptural framework for truly grasping and understanding education--the content and the means--from a Biblical perspective.

Watch your step! Those wee ones are learning from everything you do. Betsy will offer encouragement and ideas for mothers of toddlers, especially those balancing their older and younger children’s education.

ID: 07-27
Saturday;
Aug. 18, 2007
$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
ID: 07-31
Saturday;
Aug. 18, 2007
$4.50

As long as there have been dreams, there have been dream killers. We’ve all encountered candle snuffers, bubble busters, and wet blankets. They’re the ones who constantly remind you why you shouldn’t homeschool, have more children, be a stay at home mom, or take that step of faith you believe God would have you take. The world is filled with dream killers. They grew up with you, they live in your house, and sometimes they...are you. Their intentions may be good, but if you listen to them, you will miss out on God’s best for your life. Join Todd as he helps you revive old dreams, gives you weapons to battle dream killers, and urges you to throw caution to the wind and set sail for the adventure of a lifetime.

ID: 07-32
Friday;
Aug. 17, 2007
$4.50

Fathers and husbands, it is time to love and lead - now. Love your wife like Christ loves the church. Nurture and admonish your children but do not provoke them. Lead your family in God’s exciting will. Is all of this possible? Yes. But what can you do? Mothers and wives, it is time to love your husband as God has declared and to lead your children. Brian and Betsy will help and encourage you with scripture, their experiences, and what they have learned during 20 years of marriage and the ongoing raising of eight children.

ID: 07-33
Saturday;
Aug. 18, 2007
$4.50

As a experienced homeschooling mother of four children ages 5 through 12, Jeannie share tips and ideas to make homeschooling children of different ages and abilities a breeze. Jeannie will discuss ways to combine subjects, while still challenging the oldest child and engaging the youngest child. You will learn what works and doesn’t work with multiple children, along with how to maintain and nurture relationships between siblings. Jeannie also tackles the biggest obstacle to homeschooling multiple children that homeschoolers face, freeing you to pursue homeschooling your crew without fear.

ID: 07-34
Friday;
Aug. 17, 2007
$4.50

Is this just a far off wish or is it really possible? Come and learn how to find the answer to that question. Anne will share ideas and practical tips on keeping a busy homeschool household running smoothly as well as concepts that may change your mind as to what "getting it all done" really means.

ID: 07-35
Saturday;
Aug. 18, 2007
$4.50

In this fast-paced, easy-to-understand workshop, you will distinguish three different grids that impact the unique way each one in your family learns: learning modalities (visual, auditory, kinesthetic); learning styles (Feeler, Thinker, Sensor, Intuitor); learning intelligences (interpersonal, intrapersonal, linguistic, spatial, math-logical, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, naturalist). Discover how to honor (not curse!) that wiggler in your midst; how to create a rich atmosphere for learning that will attract every learner; how to utilize your children's strengths to learn subjects that are hard for them; most importantly, learn that God delights in the incredibly individualized mechanisms for learning inside each of us! With this insight, including new research on intelligences, you will be able to adapt your teaching strategies AND choose your curriculum wisely!

ID: 07-36
Saturday;
Aug. 18, 2007
$4.50

Thelma English reviews the importance of students having a strong foundation in literature.

Learn from an experienced home school mom who mentors families with special needs students how to choose the proper curriculum for your special needs student and then how to adapt it for your student's unique needs.

Topics: Special needs

Effective communication is essential to a successful, God-honoring life. Dr. Myers unravels the mysteries of communication and shows you how you and your children can conquer fear and move people to action—whether in everyday life or in front of a crowd.

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: 07-43
Saturday;
Aug. 18, 2007
$4.50

Let's face it, most people don't like science. Why is that? It's likely because of how science was taught to you as a child. In this talk, Jeannie will share her understanding of how science should be taught in the elementary years, based on research, data and experience. You will learn the keys to successfully imparting a solid science education, with tips, ideas and examples for making science come to life for both parents and students.

Dr. Ray explores scripture, the state of government-run education, the origins of public schools, research on homeschooling, and personal experience to answer the question, “Who Should Be Educating Your Children?” He boldly challenges every Christian parent to face the idea that perhaps home-based education is the “default setting” that God has designed for the education of children. Dr. Ray, one of the world’s leading homeschool researchers and homeschooling father of eight children, calls and warns parents to not be a stumbling block in their children’s lives (Matthew 18:6).

One of the biggest questions people ask is, “How do I get my kids to finish their school work?” The deeper question is actually, “How do I get my kids to be self-motivated?” We will examine the answers to these critical questions, and look at specific ways to encourage and assist our children in developing ownership of their education. Yagottahavagottawanna is the attitude we want our children to catch, but we must learn the proper approach which will allow them to catch it! That means we must learn the critical difference between controlling and directing; between pushing and releasing; between coercing and facilitating. It is the essence of a master teacher who says, “I can not teach you how to do it, but I can help you learn to do it.” This is an interactive and practical workshop that you can put to use immediately!

ID: 07-46
Saturday;
Aug. 18, 2007
$4.50

Thelma English offers outlines of study for parents to plan their own literary Circles. Outlines include American, British, Shakespearean, and Classical literature. Thelma provides suggested book lists, schedules, and other practical materials to assist parents in forming a literary circle of study. Thelma brings a wealth of practical materials to this session. Thelma offers her online lectures and materials free of charge to home educators. Several groups now conduct literary circles using these materials.

Conference:

Beaverton, OR
Friday & Saturday
Aug. 18 through 19, 2006

Be Thou My Vision

Presented by: Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network
ID: 06-01
Friday;
Aug. 18, 2006
$4.50

When Rick and Marilyn Boyer started home educating the eldest of their four children a decade and a half ago, they didn't know what they were getting into. Now, twenty-five years and ten additional children later, they know exactly what they got into - and they love it! In this session, Rick draws on the principles of Scripture and years of experience to show how home education can be simple, enjoyable and powerfully effective. You, too, can home educate with confidence!

ID: 06-02
Friday;
Aug. 18, 2006
$4.50

One of the biggest failures of our public and private school systems is that they do not teach students how to think critically. In this seminar, Dr. Wile gives you specific suggestions as to how you can teach your child to think critically, regardless of the subject matter that the student is learning. You will learn how to help your student evaluate statements, look for hidden assumptions, find political/social agendas, and discover faulty logic. Although Dr. Wile’s area of interest is science, he will show you how critical thinking applies to all academic areas, as well as all facets of your life.

ID: 06-03
Friday;
Aug. 18, 2006
$4.50

Many parents finally fall prey to their own insecurities and critics’ darts when their children reach age 14 (and sometimes much earlier). They consider abandoning home-based and home-guided education. The cacophonous voices of professionals, generations of institutional schooling, “public” school giveaways and enticements, personal misperceptions of reality, and the world’s opinion about what is important muddy the waters. Getting closer to the source — the headwaters — brings refreshment and clarity to vision and action. Dr. Ray focuses on key educational goals and philosophy (biblical), research findings, the importance of separating the state from education, and homeschooling for the long term in order to reap the harvest of its excellent fruits.

ID: 06-04
Friday;
Aug. 18, 2006
$4.50

Dick Karman presents a short update on homeschool freedom, a reminder of God's providence in the past, and a call to be prepared for the 2007 legislative session, along with a heart-felt look at home education a decade from now.

God has not called Christians to be influenced by society around them, but to be salt and light in that society. Every family must instill children with a sense of mission and equip them with methods to shine a light into the darkness of our community, city, and nation.

ID: 06-11
Friday;
Aug. 18, 2006
$4.50

Many home educators are intimidated by the common myth that children who are taught at home are at a disadvantage in social development. Rick Boyer draws on Scripture, scientific research and the experience of thousands of home-teaching families to show that the opposite is true. To prepare children for the real world, they need to be in the real world: family, church, and community - not locked away from society in age-segregated schools. This session will help you respond to the constant challenge: "What about socialization?"

It's a blessing but it can be stressing! Home schooling with tiny ones around the house is a special challenge, but one that many moms handle with great success. Come hear how Marilyn Boyer,mother of 14 and a home schooler of 22 years' experience, makes her little ones a valuable part of the team!

ID: 06-13
Friday;
Aug. 18, 2006
$4.50

Dr. Ray's major new study examines the lives of 7,306 adults from across the United States who were homeschooled. This research, a long time in the making, focuses on these adults' general demographics, attitudes toward their own home-school experience, and success in life. Success was evaluated with respect to civic, social, educational, employment, and worldview traits. In many ways, they are very "normal". On the other hand, they are remarkably different than the general U.S. population. Generally speaking, the findings defuse many of the long-held negative criticisms of those who doubted homeschooling's benefits, whether practiced in the U.S. or other nations. And the findings will likely be a great encouragement to those parents and advocates of home-based education over the past two decades.

ID: 06-14
Friday;
Aug. 18, 2006
$4.50

Rather than raising children to follow formulas, let us teach them using the principles of discipleship, and then have them "follow me as I follow Christ." And, rather than trying to force your home schooling to look like someone else's, let's learn to hear from the Lord just what is best for your own family. Instead of falling victim to preconceived judgments, from ourselves or from others, let's learn to find God's way for us in this home schooling journey.

ID: 06-15
Friday;
Aug. 18, 2006
$4.50

Is it possible to grow up in a Christian home and not know Christ? What if your Christian life seems boring? With tenderness and grace, this message looks closely at the hearts of home schooled young people and tells the story of a home school student who found Christ.

This workshop covers the various ways to set up a home learning environment that appeals to students of all learning styles. It addresses visual, sensory-motor, verbal and auditory methods of teaching, utilizing hands-on projects,visual aids, learning centers and restructuring school subject matter to fit a multi-sensory approach.

Are you just beginning homeschooling or have you recently started? This session discusses why homsechool, where to find support and resources, how to assess your children's needs and how to plan for the school year and choose curriculum.

Many home educators see the father's job as either that of substitute teacher standing in for Mom occasionally, or school janitor - doing housework to give Mom more time in the classroom. But the father's role is much more than that. Rick Boyer explains the seven functions of a father in Scripture and shows how they apply in the home teaching family to make the whole operation come alive.

Topics: VisionFathers
ID: 06-22
Saturday;
Aug. 19, 2006
$4.50

Child rearing is not behavior modification, applying rewards and punishments to get unthinking responses. Nor is it a recipe, in which blending the right ingredients in the right amounts always brings the same results. It is a matter of accepting a God-given calling and pursuing it by His principles. It is a heart-to-heart relationship in which children are not just trained, but discipled. Marilyn Boyer brings 28 years of parenting experiences with 14 children to this enlightening and encouraging workshop.

ID: 06-23
Saturday;
Aug. 19, 2006
$4.50

In this seminar, Dr. Jay L. Wile, a nuclear chemist, explores the complicated Creation Versus Evolution debate. He discusses Christian attempts to make the Genesis account compatible with the theory of evolution and shows how these attempts fail. The conclusion is that a literal interpretation of Genesis is completely incompatible with the theory of evolution. He then proceeds to show that this is not at all a problem for someone who is both a Christian and a scientist. He presents strong scientific evidence that supports a literal interpretation of Genesis and equally strong scientific evidence that discounts the theory of evolution. He discusses evolutionists’ attempts to explain away this data and how such attempts fail. Perhaps the most intriguing part of this seminar comes when Dr. Wile details some of the fantastic life forms on this planet whose existence can never be explained using the theory of evolution.

ID: 06-24
Saturday;
Aug. 19, 2006
$4.50

When we discover that the "key to success" in home schooling is found in relationship, we go beyond survival mode and into abundance. Through an insightful and humorous word picture based on the scripture, "Unless the Lord builds the house...", the audience gets a look at the tools and materials used to build an educational "house." Diana also offers a very transparent and inviting description of her family's entry into home schooling, complete with reactions from grandparents, garage sale desks, and the first three false starts.

ID: 06-25
Saturday;
Aug. 19, 2006
$4.50

Dr. Ray will first ask "Should you teach your own children?" then proceed to help his audience answer the question which is the title of this message. Brian will use Christian thought, his experience as a long-time home education father of eight children, ideas from the education profession, and research to stimulate, challenge, and encourage both veteran and novice educators.

How to recognize your student’s level of motor, visual and language skills, learning style, possible learning glitches or a learning disability. Included in this workshop is an overview of Dyslexia, ADD, Autism, Sensory Integration Dysfunction and Motor Perceptual Interferences.

Topics: Special needs
ID: 06-27
Saturday;
Aug. 19, 2006
$4.50

What composition skills does the elementary student need to master? Writing skills must develop step-by-step, so these early years are critical to later success. Come and learn age appropriate objectives and teaching strategies for achieving them. View samples and practice working with some of the exercises that I use in my home and classroom.

In this lecture, Dr. Wile uses his development as a scientist to explain why most scientists are not creationists, even though the scientific evidence for creation is so compelling. His frank discussions of indoctrination, discrimination, and bias show quite clearly that most scientists do not reject creationism on the basis of science. If you’ve ever wondered why evolution is so heavily entrenched in the scientific community, you will want to hear this lecture!

ID: 06-32
Saturday;
Aug. 19, 2006
$4.50

Before mass compulsory schooling, students learned to investigate, reason, and form independent attitudes. Today's home educating parents are discovering many exciting ways to get beyond packaged curriculum and experience real books, real experiences, real relationships-real learning!

ID: 06-33
Saturday;
Aug. 19, 2006
$4.50

Are you fathers wondering just exactly what it looks like to be involved in your family's homeschool? The homeschool fathers panel is a unique opportunity to hear 5 different perspectives ont he father's role in 'real' homeschools. Hear from godly dads who lead their families, support their wives, help at home and go to work everyday - just like you.

Topics: Fathers