Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania

Recordings Listing

Conference:

Harrisburg, PA Farm Show Complex
Friday & Saturday
May. 13 through 14, 2016

PA-2016 Renewing Our Minds

Presented by: Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania
Recording ID: 2016-000
Original Price: $324.00
Set Price: $135.00

The Complete Set of 2016 Recordings

Included is every recording that is listed for sale individually.

Show Included Sessions
Sessions Included In This Set: 2016-101Homeschooling FromThe Beginning by: Melanie Young, Hal Young2016-102These Kids are Driving Me Nuts! : Turning Irritations into Victories by: Rick Boyer2016-103Passing the Baton by: Melanie Young, Hal Young2016-104Character is the Key by: Marilyn Boyer2016-105Shining Armor: Your Son's Battle for Purity by: Hal Young, Melanie Young2016-106Boys Will Be Men by: Rick Boyer2016-107How To Restore Constitutional Limited Government by: Michael Farris2016-108Gotta Love Those Preschoolers by: Marilyn Boyer2016-111Ballistic Homeschooling: Teaching Your Son by: Melanie Young, Hal Young2016-112Stop the Fighting! Solving Family Conflicts Through the Power of Forgiveness by: Rick Boyer2016-113 Raising Real Men: Understanding and Appreciating Boys by: Melanie Young, Hal Young2016-114My Kids Hate School! Setting Them Free with Passion-Driven Learning by: Marilyn Boyer2016-115Dating, Courtship, and All That by: Melanie Young, Hal Young2016-116Amazing America—How to Make Your Kids Love History by: Rick Boyer2016-117I was a Hitler Youth Leader – Sonya's Story by: Michael George2016-118Best Curriculum Choice: Your Marriage by: Beth Mora2016-201Raising Children to be Intentional Christians in a “Whatever”World by: Zan Tyler2016-202What's a Mom to Do with Teenage Sons? by: Norm Wakefield2016-203How God Uses Our Weaknesses and Limitations as Homeschool Moms by: Zan Tyler2016-204Homeschool From a Heavenly Perspective by: Norm Wakefield2016-205The Inspiring Task of Raising Servant Leaders by: Zan Tyler2016-206How to Build Security in Your Children by: Norm Wakefield2016-207The Role Christianity Played in the Declaration of Independence by: Michael George2016-208SAT and ACT Preparation by: James Stobaugh2016-211Mixed Messages: Teaching Kids Media Discernment by: Tyler Hogan2016-212How to Build a Foundation of Faith by: Norm Wakefield2016-2137 Tools for Cultivating Your Child's Potential by: Zan Tyler2016-214The Power of Humility In Parenting by: Norm Wakefield2016-215Corrie ten Boom by: Louise Gernert2016-216The Most Powerful Words You Can Say by: Norm Wakefield2016-217The Eye of the Storm: Preparing for the New SAT by: Jim Stobaugh2016-218Fanny Crosby by: Debi Wahl2016-301When Life BroadsidesYour Homeschool by: Vicki Bentley2016-302Teaching Mathematics as a Language – What Gets Lost in the Translation? by: Tom Clark2016-303Hope for the Organizationally Challenged by: Vicki Bentley2016-304Simplifying Algebra for the Hesitant Learner (When are we going to need this stuff anyway?) by: Tom Clark2016-305Raising Girls to be Ladies by: Monica Irvine2016-306Homeschooling on a Shoestring Budget by: Vicki Bentley2016-307 Raising Boys to be Gentlemen by: Monica Irvine2016-308Getting Kids to Help at Home by: Vicki Bentley2016-311 Multi-level Teaching by: Vicki Bentley2016-312Homeschooling Math Without a Plan? You've Got to be Kidding! by: Tom Clark2016-313Schedules…Helping Our Children to be Happy by: Monica Irvine2016-314Teaching Mathematics with Art (or is it Teaching Art with Mathematics?) by: Tom Clark2016-315Creating a Successful Team Atmosphere by: Michael George2016-316Keeping Your “Smartcookie” Challenged by: Beth Mora2016-317Starting in the Middle by: Vicki Bentley2016-318Talk with Me: How Conversation Stimulates Learning by: Zan Tyler2016-401How to be a Unit Study PRO by: Gina Burmeier2016-402Q/A: Getting to Know PA's New HSLDA Attorney by: Dan Beasley2016-403Getting Started Homeschooling by: Barb Beideman2016-404Take those thoughts C.A.P.T.I.V.E. by: Denise Grove2016-405Nuts and Bolts of Homeschooling High School by: Barb Beideman2016-406Finding Pieces To The Puzzle by: Beth Mora2016-407 Entrepreneurs At Home by: Tyler Hogan2016-408Biblical Principles of Communication for the Family by: Steve Demme2016-411The Myth of Neutral “Science” by: Craig Biehl2016-412You Can Do It! – Getting Started by: Bruce Eagleson2016-413Reading ABCs by: Gina Burmeier2016-414What Worked? by: Bruce Eagleson2016-415Dads Who Homeschool by: Darren Jones2016-416Entering the High School Zone by: Gina Burmeier2016-417A Field Trip to Ancient Egypt by: Hope Auer2016-418All Things Support the Christian Worldview by: Craig Biehl2016-502You Don't Have to Be Pinterest Perfect – You Are Already Enough by: Denise Grove2016-503 Confessions of a Homeschool Grad by: Tyler Hogan2016-506How to Write a Novel: A Homeschooler's Journey by: Hope Auer2016-507Homeschool Apologetics 101—For Teens by: Zan Tyler2016-512What Do I Do for the Rest of My Life? by: Hope Auer2016-513 How to Develop a Comprehensive and Intellectually Defensible Christian Worldview by: Craig Biehl2016-516 Writing Boot Camp for the Almost Graduated by: Tyler Hogan2016-517Paul Revere by: Philip Jacobson This set is subject to change without notice based on recording availability. Recordings that are lost due to technical difficulties or that are no longer available due to contractual agreements with the speakers, will not be included. No refund for missing sessions is guaranteed or implied.
ID: 2016-101
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

When do you get started and what do you do first? We’ve had precocious readers and late bloomers, but every one of them has benefited from being homeschooled from the beginning. Learn to relax and introduce your little ones to the joy of learning in a gentle and realistic way that will prepare them to succeed academically.

Have you ever had one of those days when it seems your children are constantly misbehaving, yet they really don’t seem to be rebellious? How do we discern the difference between irritating childish behavior and real disobedience? Here’s a sane, practical and proven method to turn irritations into solutions!

ID: 2016-103
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

It makes no sense to pour our lives into homeschooling, only to stumble at the finish line. We’ve got to pass the baton of Christian adulthood to our children and it can’t happen overnight. Hal and Melanie talk about this critical time in our children’s lives and how to transition from the benevolent dictator our 11-year-olds need, to the trusted advisor of our adult children. Let’s all finish well and prepare our sons and daughters to be servants of the Most High, even when we can’t make them any more!

ID: 2016-104
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

The most important part of an education is the teaching of worthy character. Otherwise, we are only training more competent rebels! We sometimes fail to recognize that annoying traits such as whining, arguing, disobedience and tattling are not so much behavior issues as character needs. Character is the key that opens the door to successful adult living. It is the first thing that wise people examine when evaluating a prospective employee, spouse or friend. That’s why character is the most important subject you will ever teach your children! Come hear Marilyn Boyer, mother of 14 homeschooled kids and learn as she shares how to intentionally teach this most important of all subjects!

Many purity resources these days focus on girls, but purity tends to be a much larger problem for young men, and many parents seem hopelessly naïve about the battles their sons are facing. In a time when over 90% of teens have been exposed to Internet pornography, how can we teach our boys to keep their way pure? What can we do when temptation is lurking on friends’ phones and beckons just a click away? How can we give them a Biblical contact for sexuality–from their toddler years to adulthood? Come hear the parents of six sons give you frank, practical advice on raising your son to be a virtuous knight.

ID: 2016-106
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

Eighty percent of the children labeled “Learning Disabled” in school are boys. That’s why wise parents understand that the confinement, boredom and regimentation of school are things to be avoided if boys are to thrive. The key to understanding and cooperating with the drives God has built into boys is in recognizing that boyhood is preparation for the roles of family protector, provider and leader that naturally and Biblically fall upon men. We must understand that we are not raising boys, but training future men if we are to make boyhood the exciting and profitable season of life that God intended it to be.

Michael Farris discusses the importance of knowing the content and purpose of the founding documents of our country, and how that can impact our interpretation of issues today. Citizens concerned for the future of their country, under a federal government that’s increasingly bloated, corrupt, reckless and invasive, have a constitutional option. We can return the country to its original vision of a limited federal government that is of, by, and for the people. Come hear how you can make a difference.

ID: 2016-108
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$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 your little ones a valuable part of the team!

Find out why Thomas Jefferson wrote at a standing desk, how a whiteboard can turn on a light bulb, and why your son does the things he does. Make school more fun for everyone and equip your boy with the learning he needs for manhood.

“Why do little tiny offenses start big fights between my kids?” Both Scripture and history illustrate how simple forgiveness can stop great conflicts before they get started. Come and learn from Bible heroes and a hero of World War II how the ability to forgive is the key to peace in the home.

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

Scripture tells us to train up a child in the way “he” should go–not the way “they” should go. Every child is a unique creation of God, with his own fascinating blend of talents, interests and yes, weaknesses. To help them fulfill their life calling, we must develop a specific plan for the training of each one. Come and learn how to work “with” the uniqueness of your child. Escape the bondage of expectations and set your child free to pursue his passions and be the whole person God created him to be.

ID: 2016-115
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

With the average age of first marriage approaching thirty, how can we make sure Christian young people are really prepared for marriage and parenting? It doesn’t happen overnight. How can we navigate the confusing years of singleness and honor God and each other? Should young men and young women be friends? Will I ever get married? Will my children ever marry? Hear Hal and Melanie’s own courtship story and get practical encouragement.

ID: 2016-116
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

You may have been bored by it in school—just a bunch of names, dates and events. But history is critically important. And when you and your kids learn the truth about America’s past, you will find that it is also fascinating! Today as never before, Americans are ignorant of their own history. And because of this, we are losing the freedom that makes America so exceptional among the nations of the world. By returning to the way your great-grandparents learned history, you can give your children a passion for their heritage and prepare them for the battle to preserve it.

ID: 2016-117
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

Hear the true life account of Sonya who grew up as a member of the Hitler Youth. Discover the incredible similarities of what she was taught and what we see happening in America today. Every parent and child should hear this message.

ID: 2016-118
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

Your marriage is a living curriculum that daily instructs your children on the subject of marriage. Ladies, join Beth Mora, a homeschool mom for a look at the unique challenges of a homeschool marriage. Beth and her husband Forrest are the founders and past directors of their church’s marriage ministry that is still thriving ten years later. In this workshop, Beth gets real and practical. Take the time to invest in the one subject that will impact your child’s future even more than learning Latin or Algebra 2. You’re going to walk away from this workshop just as excited about your marriage as you are unwrapping that new curriculum you just purchased!

Our children live in the midst of a secular culture facing a host of issues and moral dilemmas that we never had to deal with at their age. Because many children are not prepared to counter their culture, startling percentages of those raised in evangelical homes abandon their faith and beliefs as they move into adulthood. For this reason, training our children to develop a strong biblical worldview is one of the most important things we can do for them. Teaching them to think biblically about all areas of life equips them to become powerful thinkers, leaders, and communicators. Most importantly, it also gives staying power to their faith as they face opposition. In this session, Zan Tyler provides practical answers to the following questions: •What is a biblical worldview and why is it crucial for my children? •How can I teach worldview—especially if I don’t understand it myself? •How can I teach worldview to my elementary-aged children? •How can studying the life of Daniel change my teenager’s life? Our goal as Christian homeschoolers must be bigger and broader than turning out kids with exceptional talent and high SAT scores. By incorporating worldview training, we can better equip them to use their gifts to impact the world for Christ, help others by solving real problems, and bring glory to God in the process.

ID: 2016-202
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

Blossoming young men can be very challenging to a mother. What’s a mom to do with her son’s seeming disrespect? How should she correct him? Does there come a time when a mom can no longer tell her son what to do? Wives have similar questions about relating to their husbands. What’s a mom or wife to do? Norm provides answers to these questions and more.

Do you ever have those moments of panic when you wonder if you are giving your children everything they need to succeed in life? Do you worry that you are inadequate for all that homeschooling requires of you? Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night plagued by the long list of important things that still need to be done—and know there will never be enough time in the day to accomplish them? In this session, we will discuss five areas that pose particular challenges to homeschool moms and be reminded that He always holds us in the palm of His hand. This workshop contains many practical tips for solving problems and overcoming obstacles. It also encourages a biblical vision for what you are ultimately trying to accomplish in your children’s lives through homeschooling—a vision that will sustain you through the hard times and difficult days that are sure to come.

ID: 2016-204
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

What makes Christian home education distinct from other educational philosophies is the perspective from which we teach and live–a heavenly perspective. You’ll learn how to live in heaven while you are on the earth and bring the presence, perspective, and power of God near to your children as you live your life before them and teach them daily.

ID: 2016-205
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

Teaching your children to love and serve others is the second most important principle you will ever teach them. This principle, in turn, provides the necessary foundation for training them to become leaders. Come to this workshop and learn how you can effectively teach the lessons of service and leadership in the midst of your already-full homeschool days. We will also discuss how to build powerful, life-changing service and leadership projects into your everyday lives. Be prepared to see your children come alive as they experience the joy of serving others!

ID: 2016-206
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

One of the greatest needs of children is to feel secure. When they feel secure they are more teachable and more responsive. You’ll learn four powerful, practical ways you can make a difference in their lives–ways that build security in them.

Most Americans know about July 4th, 1776, but few know about the two other important dates which proceed our independence. Learn how these powerful events and the role Christianity played in our nation’s history.

ID: 2016-208
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

The secular ACT and SAT are the single most important credential students bring to admission committees. Fortunately, home schooled Christians, of all race, gender, and nationality are the leading scorers in these exams. Preparing for these exams is one avenue God has before our children to prepare to be the kind of Christians who will change their world no matter what the obstacles. In light of the changes to the new 2016 SAT I, this workshop is especially relevant. Dr. Stobaugh has scored more than 25,000 CollegeBoard SAT essays grader and has many pertinent insights about this part of the SAT. No family with a college bound student should miss this workshop!

ID: 2016-211
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

Movies and music are the languages of this generation—but what does Scripture say about how we should interact with the good, the bad, and the ugly in our culture? How do we teach kids to think about the arts from a biblical worldview? With concrete examples and easy-to-apply principles, this workshop provides valuable tools that anyone can use. You will be challenged to grow in wisdom and grace as you choose and appreciate movies, books, music, and more.

ID: 2016-212
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

One of the goals of Christian home education is to lay foundations for faith that will stand the tests of life. You’ll learn how to teach your children to draw near to Christ and hold fast to the foundational tenets of the Christian faith.

ID: 2016-213
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

When you look at your children, what do you see? Do you see little people making constant demands on your time, or do you see what God sees—lives brimming with possibilities? Author and homeschool mother Zan Tyler wants to take you beyond the demands of everyday life to embrace a wondrous, life-giving vision for your children’s future. You will learn to recognize the signs of potential in your children’s lives—signs that are easy to miss yet ripe for cultivation. You will begin to see every facet of each child’s life through the eyes of faith and the lens of Scripture. You will be inspired as you realize the crucial role you and your family play in shaping the identity and gifts of each child. The Master Gardener has given you powerful tools for cultivating your child’s potential; don’t miss this opportunity to discover what they are.

ID: 2016-214
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

When parents display humility, their children are attracted not only to them, but to Christ. You’ll be encouraged as you see the power of humility in the lives of Jesus Christ and the Apostle Paul. You’ll learn how you can grow in humility and add tremendous value to your relationship with your children.

ID: 2016-215
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

A breathtaking account of God’s design… Corrie ten Boom’s incredible story of “faith in action” is vividly portrayed by Louise Gernert in this poignant show written by Debi Irene Wahl, founder and director of Act 1 Productions. Telling the story of Corrie was laid upon Debi’s heart more than a year ago when she was inspired to write this original work. Debi believes Corrie’s message of forgiveness and God’s love will touch the lives and minister to all who experience this presentation.

Topics: Entertainment
ID: 2016-216
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

Do you know what the most powerful words are that you can say to your children? God said them to all of the Hebrew fathers. Then He said them repeatedly through His Son to His disciples. These words will encourage your hearts and fill you with faith as you homeschool and disciple your children. (By the way, it’s not, “I love you.”)

ID: 2016-217
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

Christian homeschoolers find themselves on the horns of a dilemma: how do they prepare for the Common Core rich SAT debuting in March 2016? These students will face a test quite different from the preceding SAT. How do parents and students prepare for this great opportunity ahead of them?

ID: 2016-218
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

Seeing in the Darkness, the story of Fanny j. Crosby written and performed by Debi Irene Wahl will take you back in time to the life and time of one of the greatest hymn-writers in history.

Topics: Entertainment
ID: 2016-301
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

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

Did you know that Mathematics has parts of speech and sentence structure, just as does any spoken language? Did you know that understanding the “grammar” of Mathematics greatly helps student understanding of problem-solving and applications? In this workshop, Tom Clark, founder of VideoText Interactive, and author of “Algebra: A Complete Course,” and “Geometry: A Complete Course,” clearly and humorously demonstrates this quality of mathematical language. At last, you will truly understand the roles of all types of mathematical symbols, and you will see how easy it is to translate between Mathematics and English, enabling you to improve your understanding, and teaching, of “story problems” at all levels.

ID: 2016-303
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

A recurring theme among homeschoolers is: Help! I’m committed to homeschooling, but I’m feeling overwhelmed just by everyday life! For many of us, standard organizing suggestions don’t “stick,” and we wonder what’s wrong with us. In this workshop, Vicki shares some tools that have helped her (and other busy moms) to homeschool and get dinner on the table. . . on the same day. (If you were “born organized,” you may find yourself in this workshop anyway, to possibly pick up one more idea!)

Algebra is the study of relations (equations and inequalities). It is therefore essential that students completely and conceptually understand the basic concepts necessary to solve them. In this workshop, Tom Clark, founder of VideoText Interactive, and author of “Algebra: A Complete Course”, and “Geometry: A Complete Course”, will help you to develop an inquiry approach which is applicable to all basic relations. You will discover the analytical questions students need to ask, in order to “undo” all of the complications they may encounter, when solving equations and inequalities.

ID: 2016-305
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

Our precious daughters…do they know how special they truly are and are they confident enough in this truth that they will one day only accept the hand of a true gentleman? Today, our society is teaching girls that being a lady is a thing of the past. This is FALSE. Today’s young ladies need now more than ever to have conviction in what it means to be a lady, as they have an amazing opportunity to be an example to so many. Come, bring your daughters and listen to national motivational speaker and certified Etiquette Coach, Monica Irvine, teach what being a lady is all about. They will walk away inspired and excited to continue to learn the skills that will lead them to happiness. This is not just for moms…dads please come too.

ID: 2016-306
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

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

ID: 2016-307
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

Parents, this is such an important workshop if you are raising boys! We’ve got to do all that we can to help our boys understand that these life skills will directly impact every part of their life, both personally and professionally. These skills change lives and contribute to happier, healthier and more stable relationships. These skills are essential for true success. Dads, you will be so grateful you attended this as well. You can’t raise a gentleman if you’re not a gentleman. Let’s make sure we are. Don’t miss this!

ID: 2016-308
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

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

ID: 2016-311
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

When you had one child, it seemed easy, but adding more children sometimes makes homeschooling feel like a zany plate-spinning act. Vicki shares ideas for keeping the homeschooling “plates” from crashing to the floor! Practical tips for teaching multiple ages—from a mom of 17 homeschooled students (seven school-age at a time).

This workshop is designed to help parent-educators understand the scope, the sequence, and the logic of mathematics instruction from pre-school through adult. Join Tom Clark, founder of VideoText Interactive, as he takes you on a sometimes humorous journey, describing all levels of arithmetic and all mathematics courses encountered in high school and college. In addition, considerable attention will be given to identifying the “why” of the study of mathematics with an emphasis on the development of concepts, instead of rote memorization. (NOTE: This workshop is especially helpful for beginning homeschooling parents.)

ID: 2016-313
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

One of the absolute greatest gifts we can give our children is a schedule. Studies show that keeping our children on a schedule & creating routines produces stability, calm, trust, discipline and most importantly, happiness. Yes, we’re busy. Yes, we don’t want to be burdened down with trying to stay on a schedule, but wait…you’ve got to come and see and hear why scheduling gives us the freedom to have fun and to accomplish great things. You will walk away from this workshop with wonderful ideas to implement in your home that will be a gift to the whole family.

Can your child’s future really be boiled down to something as simplistic as whether they are right-brained, or left-brained? Surely, as homeschooling parents, we want our children to believe that they are capable of using “both sides” of their brains. In this educational and entertaining workshop, we will explore the natural and logical connections between Mathematics and Art. We will investigate mathematical principles, and see how they are related to, and illustrated by, artistic applications. Likewise, we will explore several artistic concepts, and see how they are based on mathematical ideas. Of course, throughout, the importance of language and communication will be stressed, as it must play a key role in the understanding of both areas.

ID: 2016-315
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

Learn how to create an atmosphere of service instead of one that is dominated by selfish desires and division. This presentation will help any group, church, business or family develop a spirit of unity. Great for large families.

ID: 2016-316
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

Is your second grader building a fusion reactor in your backyard or calculating rates of speed and velocity? Forrest and Beth Mora’s daughter, SmartCookie #1 received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in three short years at 21 years of age and is a state certified teacher. Their son, SmartCookie #2 and twin to #1, received a 104% in Calculus 2 in his senior year of high school and reads C++ programming textbooks for enjoyment. Join Beth Mora as she travels back through time to when their “smartcookies” were in their elementary years. Beth candidly shares about her journey home educating her two academically advanced children and learn how she kept the wheels of opportunity turning. She’ll also share about the challenges “smartcookies” can present and what you can do to help.

ID: 2016-317
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

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

ID: 2016-318
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

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

ID: 2016-401
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

Whether you want ready-made unit studies or the tools to develop your own, this workshop could be the answer! Come for an overview and explanation of definitions, comparisons, and resources for implementing unit studies into your home. In this workshop, we will also develop your personal Unit Study P.R.O. skills and provide you tools to create your own unit study at home.

ID: 2016-402
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

Dan Beasley is the “new lawyer on the block” at the Homeschool Legal Defense Association, and he’s advocating for homeschoolers in Pennsylvania. Come get to know Dan and catch his vision and passion for homeschool freedom.

ID: 2016-403
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

Are you new to homeschooling or new to Pennsylvania? Are you thinking about homeschooling at some point in the future? Do you have questions about what homeschooling might look like and how to get started? This session is designed to encourage and equip you to homeschool your children. Topics include: Why homeschool?, how to get started in PA, a typical day, curriculum, record keeping, testing, portfolios, and evaluations. There will also be time for questions.

ID: 2016-404
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

After some desperate moments of crisis and crying out to the Lord I learned that many of my problems were a direct result of my thought life. Learn to get your thought life out of the dumpster and onto the Most High. Based on 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 I will share with you an acrostic that has helped me live in freedom and truth. This tool can also be used to teach our children who they are in Christ and how they too can walk in the truth.

ID: 2016-405
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

Homeschooling high school can seem intimidating. This is an informational session for those with children approaching high school or in high school. Basic information about transcripts, credits, tests, course descriptions, and some of the options available for high school courses and curriculum will be presented. This overview is designed to provide insight and encouragement as you enter this new phase of the homeschooling adventure.

ID: 2016-406
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

How to develop an educational plan for your student with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and other special needs. Beth Mora brings her background as a registered nurse, case manager and certified rehabilitation specialist (C.R.R.N.) to this workshop. She is a student of her patients and has learned a great deal from the families she has served. In this workshop, Beth will introduce the S.O.A.P. method to help you develop an educational plan for your child with special needs and help you locate that missing puzzle piece. Plan to leave this workshop feeling strengthened and empowered to continue your special needs journey.

ID: 2016-407
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

Are you or your teens looking for some extra cash? Want to get some great experience with work and finances? Then entrepreneurship may be for you! Come learn the ins and outs of home business formation, growth, and management from the ground up. Whether you’re looking to build your product, service, ministry, or web-based enterprise, you will find great ideas, resources, and scriptural principles to help you on your way.

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

ID: 2016-411
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

People often view scientists as neutral, disinterested observers that draw conclusions from the data without bias. This, however, is a myth. Believing and unbelieving scientists, alike, view and interpret the universe through a set of faith assumptions regarding God and all things (their worldview). These assumptions are determined by one internal and simple reality: love or hostility toward God as the creator of all things. The nature of one’s heart drives speculation about life and the universe that cannot be derived by the scientific method, even as they are often considered “settled science.” Come hear how the nature of our heart (will) influences how we view, interpret, and draw conclusions regarding God and His world.

ID: 2016-412
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

Dr. Eagleson draws on 30 years of homeschooling to share the how and why of homeschooling. What are the two ways to learn. What matters the most when teaching.

ID: 2016-413
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

Teaching reading is as easy as A-B-C…or is it? Join us as we examine the popular approaches of teaching children to read, current research on reading success and provide an overview of the wide range of available curriculum. Pre-reading exercises and tips designed to develop reading fluency and comprehension will be shared to equip your emergent reader.

ID: 2016-414
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

Dr. Eagleson looks at what worked from the research and from real life. If you wanted your children to be Christians as adults what would you do?

ID: 2016-415
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

Although in many homeschooling families, Mom is the day-to-day teacher with input and support from Dad, it doesn’t have to be that way—and often isn’t. What happens when Dad is the primary educator–and not just for the seriously cool science experiments? Navigating play dates, setting schedules, maintaining the routine—all bring their own special challenges. Darren Jones gives advice and encouragement for Dads Who Homeschool.

ID: 2016-416
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

Does the idea of homeschooling a high school student strike fear deep into your heart? Or are you ‘in the trenches’ of homeschooling high school and looking for direction. Join us in this practical workshop designed to provide you with a road map for navigating high school. High school record keeping, graduation requirements, transcripts, apprenticeships, and PSAT/SAT and ACT testing will be explored. We will also journey across the myriad of college and military opportunities available to our young adults a they reach their final destination in the homeschool expedition. Q & A time will be specifically set aside to get your questions answered!

ID: 2016-417
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

In this new and exciting talk, Hope Auer, author of “A Cry From Egypt,” and “A Stand At Sinai,” becomes the story-teller in the incredibly fascinating tale of the Exodus of the Israelites from Ancient Egypt. She’ll lead you through the land, tell you all about Egyptian customs, architecture, and royalty, and show you new revelations about Moses’s upbringing in the palace. She’ll even follow the Israelites out of Egypt and to Mount Sinai! For those getting ready to study Ancient Egypt in their homeschooling, it’s educational and fun! Everyone will be captivated by this old story with many new twists!

ID: 2016-418
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

Romans 1:18-22 tells us that all people are without excuse for not honoring and giving God thanks. Why? Because His handiwork so clearly display His power, genius, and goodness that they “know” God, even as they go about denying His existence and authority. Every known fact and scientific discovery shouts the existence and glory of its Creator, while nothing in the universe supports the idea that all things are founded and operate according to random chance. Unbelievers ask for evidence as they deny the obvious. Imagine the aid to our faith and hope in our darkest trials when we never lack clear testimony of God’s goodness and power. Imagine the help to our witness and interaction with unbelievers when we understand how all things support the truth of our worldview and faith in Christ. Imagine the encouragement to our faith when we rightly view all things as supporting God’s ultimate purpose and plan in Christ, when every atom, bite of food, and star in the sky declare His infinite glory.

Who am I? Do I have a purpose? Will I ever be good enough? These are the questions we ask ourselves as we compare our weakness with someone else’s strength. In a social media age it is very easy to become discontent and stuck in the trap of comparison. It is also easy to become discouraged when we look to others for approval or with envy instead at looking to God and the purpose He has for us. We were each created for a purpose and given the exact circumstances that our uniquely ours. Learn to embrace who you are and where God has you!

ID: 2016-503
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

Tyler Hogan graduated homeschool and went to college when he was 16. During his college and young adult years, he made some really stupid mistakes (and stumbled onto a few things that worked out really well). You will hear frank and timely words about busting stereotypes, owning your faith, navigating relationships, and how not to wreck your life after homeschool.

ID: 2016-506
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

As a thirteen-year-old homeschooler, Hope started writing her first historical fiction book. It was published in Spring of 2012 as the first of a four part series, and she now has a second book and a radio drama released to the world! She knows that the process from concept to publishing can be overwhelming, especially for a young, first-time author writing for God’s glory. She is here to inspire and encourage other homeschoolers who are starting their own writing journeys. She has made the talk enjoyable and beneficial to aspiring writers, parents of aspiring writers, parents of struggling writers, or anyone who likes writing in general.

ID: 2016-507
Friday;
May. 13, 2016
$4.50

One thing is for sure, if you have homeschooled for more than a week, people everywhere will question you about it—from grandparents and neighbors to pastors and friends to grocery store clerks and legislators. You need to be able to articulate the apologetics of homeschooling and answer questions that come from those who know you, from curious by-standers, and from those who are hostile toward homeschooling. Do you know why your parents have chosen to homeschool you? Do you know the advantages of being given a custom-designed, tailor-made education? Do you know the spiritual, emotional, and social benefits of being homeschooled? We will have fun learning how to answer these questions, as well as others that people love to ask you when they can get you away from your parents: Do you really like homeschooling? What do you think you’re missing in life? What have you been studying lately? When it comes right down to it, you will probably be called upon more frequently than your parents to make the case for homeschooling. Come and learn how to do it well.

ID: 2016-512
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

As a teen in high school and then a college-aged person, Hope struggled with finding God’s plan for her life. She wants to provide help and encouragement to those who are trying to figure out careers and a life purpose while still homeschooling and living at home, and ultimately point them to Christ so that they discover His plan for their lives

How do we acquire and nurture in our children a God-honoring worldview that strengthens joy, comfort, and faith in God and Scripture, even while exposing the unreasonable blind faith of unbelief? It’s much easier than you think if you start in the right place. God is the infinitely excellent creator and sustainer of all things, apart from whom we have nothing, including life, knowledge, truth, authority, and moral absolutes, on whom we depend for everything, to whom we owe all things. God, then, constitutes the proper starting place for a proper worldview. You will be surprised how many mysterious and confusing threads fall into place in the marvelous tapestry of God’s work and purpose when we begin with the source and explanation of all things. Indeed, apart from God as their source and sustainer, life and all things reduce to an impossible and pointless absurdity.

ID: 2016-516
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

Don’t settle for being a pretty good writer—become an outstanding communicator! Whether you’re polishing a bibliography for that 10-page research paper you just wrote or you’re putting your résumé together for the job fair on Tuesday, college- and career-bound homeschoolers need impeccable writing skills. This workshop will explain what skills colleges and employers expect and give you a game plan for mastering them.

ID: 2016-517
Saturday;
May. 14, 2016
$4.50

Paul Revere, aptly portrayed by Philip Jacobson, will speak to the audience not only of his famous midnight ride but his life as a silversmith, husband, father and patriot for the freedom he and so many other men and women lived and died for. While remembered most for that ride into Lexington, Paul was instrumental in much more of America’s history. Paul will share candidly, engaging the audience with the true story of how he and a group of shopkeepers and artisans who called themselves The Loyal Nine came to be known as the Sons of Liberty.