2015 Workshop Schedule

Need Some Help and Encouragement? So Many Workshops – So Little Time!

Choose from Educating the Gifted Child, Homeschooling Special Needs, Making Learning Fun with Hands-On Activities, Homeschooling Dads Panel Discussion, and more! The Alabama Homeschool Expo is committed to bringing you the most enjoyable and informative homeschool and parenting workshops ever – all under one roof

Most workshops are one hour in length, attendance is FIRST COME – FIRST SERVED basis.

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Workshop Description

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Friday, June 12, 2015

Successful Not Stressful
Dr. Monica Powell
Academic Coaching Consultant
Riverview 3
To empower homeschoolers to be Success not stressful’ This workshop will help parents and students plan and implement the best teaching strategies that will insure that their home-schooler is college and career ready. Presenter will plan, model, and demonstrate benefits of academic coaching and how to use these services to take the stress out of homeschooling.guarantee that homeschooling can be “successful and not stressful. This workshop will cover: DIFFERENTIAL INSTRUCTION STUDENT NEEDS ASSESSMENT ?? SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION ? INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN ?? CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT ACTION PLAN DEVELOPMENT HOMESCHOOL LEARNING ACTION PLAN DEVELOPMENT ?INTERVENTION.

Stop Missing Out! Learn What 90% of the Population Lacks in Their Diet; + Save over $700 with Natural Cleaners!
Micah Clark
GNLD Products
Riverview 5
Did you know: 73% of new mothers fail to meet omega3 sufficiency guidelines? Our nation’s top killers – heart disease, cancer and diabetes – are preventable lifestyle diseases? How to boost natural energy, immunity and anti-aging through proper nutrition? Skip fad products…use products based on research for true health needs…backed by a solid 57-year-old pharmaceutically licensed whole food supplement company and their world renowned Scientific Advisory Board scientists. Interested in free product every month for one of our most popular products? PV+ is backed by clinical trials and peer review studies showing it works – including 50% better nutrient utilization, 37% boost in immunity, 68% lower inflammatory index. As an additional bonus don’t miss how to save over $700 with natural biodegradable cleaners; safe for your kids to drink.

Growing Into Homeschooling
Jennifer Henn, Homeschool Mom
Riverview 7
Whether you are considering homeschooling with a five year old or bringing your older child home from public or private school, this class will go over homeschooling basics. Questions answered include: What does Alabama Law Require? Where do I find help? Tackling Curriculum Concerns. Bring your questions; this will be an informative relaxed workshop.

This is It
Tracee Wood, Homeschool Mom
Montgomery 4
The planner world is a huge industry. It also is certain it is a form of torture for us OCD, super-organized, unorganized, and nervous homeschooling MOMS. There are many things that we have to keep up with and figuring out how to put up with it and figure it all out is a puzzle – most often without all of the pieces. Take the mystery out of finding the perfect system for you and doing it all without spending lots of dollars.

Spelling, Reading, and Children Who Are Hopelessly Dyslexic
Randi St. Denis, Homeschool Mom
Montgomery 5
This workshop is a list of the many books and materials for the best possible teaching of a child who struggles with reading.

Homeschool Coops: How to Have a Group That Blesses Families (not stresses them!)
Lisa Cherry, Homeschool Mom
Frontline Moms & Dads
Montgomery 6
A homeschool coop can be a tremendous tool to parents, children, and teens. Done right, our children can gain rich learning experiences while developing healthy relationship skills. Done wrong, our families can become so overburdened they want to quit homeschooling! After leading a successful homeschool coop for over 8 years, Lisa will share what excites her about the group and why she finds coops so helpful for today’s homeschool family. Whether you are a member of a coop or are considering starting your own group with a few friends, she will walk you through simple tips and strategies that can help any group (large or small) find success.

The Excellence Curriculum
Jenni & Jody, Homeschool Moms
Montgomery 7
Are you raising an 80%-er? You know the kind — they do 80% of a job and then choose to be done. What parent doesn’t want a confident, hard working, innovative kid who perseveres and strives to be his very best? In this talk, Jenni and Jody will equip parents with practical tools that can be integrated into any homeschool curriculum for raising the kind of kids who follow directions immediately with optimism and a willingness to be thorough.

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Friday, June 12, 2015

Work at Home as a Medical Transcriptionist – The MT Service is actively recruiting!
Deborah Burns
The Medical Transcription Service
Riverview 3
There’s a huge demand for good medical transcriptionists. Work from home or on-site. The workshop will include what medical transcription is and how it compares with billing/coding, how to get started, using transcription equipment, earning potential, and much more.

What Should Homeschool Students Look for in a College?
Rebecca Watford
Judson College
Riverview 5
Homeschoolers study independently, think critically, and learn eagerly— traits necessary to thrive in higher education. Finding the college that will help your student cultivate each of those invaluable skills is instrumental to life beyond higher education. During this workshop, Admissions Representatives (and homeschool graduates) from Judson College will talk with you about what your student should look for in a college, when to handle the application process, why colleges are looking for homeschool students, and how your student can shine after high school graduation. Inside information about financial aid, scholarships, the admissions process, the ACT, transcripts, and a question and answer session will also be included.

Make Homeschooling a Lifestyle
Cynthia L Simmons, Homeschool Mom
Riverview 7
Moms who choose to teach at home often juggle thousands of responsibilities, and they can feel crushed under the load. Cynthia will share how to blend education into your life so that it brings your family closer.

The Mom Book and her Spiral Friend
Tracee Wood, Homeschool Mom
Montgomery 4
A workshop based on the greatest tool for organizing key information for your whole household and partner it with a simple and inexpensive habit to form to help keep all those “important things” in order and not allowing them to consume your thoughts or your daily life. . Easy to use and made to custom fit your needs with “over the counter” items.

Courting/Dating, Waiting and Parenting
Teresa Knight, Homeschool Mom
Knight’s Book Knook
Montgomery 5
How do we prepare our children for the lifelong decision of finding “the One”? Are there really any godly men and women out there or do we have to just settle for the best we can find? How do we challenge them to be patient in waiting? What can we do as parents to better prepare them? It is never too early to start preparing our children and ourselves. Join Teresa Knight as she shares what God has done in their lives and others and how you as a teen can find peace in the waiting, confirmation of the right one and purpose along the way.

“Yes, I am STILL Homeschooling!”
Lisa Cherry, Homeschool Mom
Frontline Moms & Dads
Montgomery 6
As the years roll by, parents may face moments of burnout with the demands of home educating their children. After 26 years of homeschooling, Lisa can relate to your feelings. In those dry seasons of life, we can even forget why we started homeschooling in the first place! This session is for you if you need to laugh at yourself, rekindle your passion for your homeschooling assignment, and receive some fresh strategies for making school enjoyable again. Come as you are….and leave saying “YES! I can do this again!”

How to Home School in the 21st Century
Mari Fitz-Wynn, Homeschool Mom
Montgomery 7
Are you confused, considering, or contemplating home schooling your child or children? This workshop is designed to help guide parents in making the decision to home school and the variety of pathways available to help them arrive at their destination, and how to make solid choices from Traditional to Techie to Tutors, what is the right fit for your family?

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Friday, June 12, 2015

Prime Numbers – The Gateway to Algebra and Beyond!
Dennis DiNoia
Riverview 3
This hands-on workshop will show how to use prime numbers to simplify both numerical and algebraic fractions, greatest common factors, least common multiples, simplifying roots and determining patterns in sequences. This workshop is for anyone who is pre-algebra to pre-calculus. The workshop is fast paced and fun whether you are a middle school student, high school student or parent. This is a must for parents of younger children preparing for pre-algebra!

Identity and Destiny for Amazing Kids
Dr. Libby Hodge
Riverview 5
God created us for a purpose-filled life. How old must a child be before he/she can begin to understand his/her God-given purpose? Most of us can remember playing games as children about being, teachers, doctors, preachers, parents, actors, athletes and so on. Children are imaginative, adventurous, often fearless, and bold about discovering, “What I want to be when I grow up.” So often, when children get older, they lose their focus and childlike zeal as the events of life take over the outcomes of life. Help children identify the skills and gifts that God has placed within them so that they might learn at a young age, and begin to direct their education, hobbies, and relationships in the direction that is most pleasing to God, and most fulfilling to them.

The Logic of English: A Way to See Words that Changes Everything!
Debi Lowery
The Logic of English
Riverview 7
Your understanding of English will be transformed! No longer will you need to tell your children “that is an exception” learn the tools that explain 98% of English words. You will learn: • The rule that explains the two sounds for C in accent. • Why there is a silent final E in have. • Why we drop the Silent Final E in servicing but not in serviceable. • Why many math- and science-minded kids often struggle with reading and spelling and how to help them! You will leave wondering why someone didn’t tell you this in kindergarten!

Our HomeSchool Vault
Tracee Wood, Homeschool Mom
Montgomery 4
“Lions and Tigers and Bears – oh my.” These may have been the things that caused Dorothy and her friends to second guess their travels along the yellow brick road but for the homeschooling mom – it’s Papers and Tests and Plans – huge sigh. This workshop will center around focusing it all into one place, deciding what to keep, how to keep it, and finding it all when you need it. It is the reference book of your homeschool journey and the wish book of the things to come; and, it’s all practical and no “fru-fru.”

Homeschooling Multiple Children at Once
Randi St. Denis
Montgomery 5
Learn the secrets of homeschooling many children by combining their curriculum for many ages.

How to Eradicate Lying
Jenni & Jody
Montgomery 6
Lying is a big deal, and it affects most families at some point. For one thing, it comes straight from Satan himself. John 8:44 says when the devil lies “he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”On the flip side, Jesus—our role model—is the Truth. Proverbs 6:16-19 lists seven things that are abomination to God, and lying is on the list twice! In this workshop, Jenni and Jody will talk about the curious root of lying. They’ll debunk seven myths about lying and share the 6 Steps to Overcome Lying. They’ll talk about how shaming a liar creates a better liar and how to stop the ministry of hints, and they’ll empower parents with practical ways to help kids take responsibility for their choices.

(K-12) 26 Things to do before your student graduates
Mari Fitz-Wynn, Homeschool Mom
Montgomery 7
This fun and informative workshop will give you tips and great ideas to continue to look for opportunities to make the most of each stage of your child’s education and time at home. We’ve heard it said before, “Time flies,” and when you are both parent and teacher it seems especially true. First, your student is learning to color in between the lines and (seemingly) the next time you look they are ready to graduate.

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM – Friday, June 12, 2015

The problem with modern secular education (and it isn’t humanism)
Martin Cothran
Memoria Press
Riverview 3
“The problem with modern education is not that it thinks too highly of human beings,” says speaker Martin Cothran, “but that it is anti-human.” Modern education has changed the purpose of schooling from its original purpose of passing on the culture of the Christian West to political correctness and vocation training. Underlying this is a wholesale rejection, not only of God, but of the traditional view of human nature. Cothran, the editor of Classical Teacher magazine, explains how this happened and how classical education restores schooling to its original purpose.

Essential Oils of the Bible & How We Use Them Today
Kalli Kenney
doTERRA Essential Oils
Riverview 5
We will explore how these safe, powerful, natural “gifts of the earth” were used in biblical times and how we can still use them today for health and wellness support.

Surviving Your Special Needs Child
Cynthia L Simmons, Homeschool Mom
Riverview 7
Raising a disabled child feels like swallowing razor blades for breakfast. As a mom of a disabled child, Cynthia will offer ideas and tips on how to handle the intense emotions and pitfalls while meeting your child’s needs.

The Ultimate Timeline & Mapping Book
Tracee Wood, Homeschool Mom
Montgomery 4
A way to create a timeline for your student or students that makes sense. It will showcase how they have grown, what they have learned, and it isn’t purchasing another program that almost works. This system is a “make your own” that appeals to ALL learning
styles. Responding to the many requests, a portion of this workshop will be spent discussing applying this concept and design to other subjects and as a tool to dig deeper in those areas that really shine for you and your family.

Ways to Improve the Education of Gifted Children
Randi St. Denis, Homeschool Mom
Montgomery 5
Help gifted children adapt to their curriculum while continuing to work on their social skills.

Straight Talk on Love, Romance, and Sexuality For Today’s Homeschool Family
Doug and Lisa Cherry, Homeschooling Parents
Frontline Moms and Dads
Montgomery 6
How will we help our children navigate the world of romance and sexuality in a world that trashes Godly values? How will they be prepared to make wise choices in selecting a spouse? Rules and regulations are not enough. Every homeschool family will need a plan…..but not many of us know how to get one! This session will encourage parents to tackle this important topic with wisdom, courage, patience and humility. As a mom who has already walked several children through the teen years and beyond, Lisa will help you explore key issues as you develop your own family’s strategy.

Homeschooling With the End Result in Mind
Jenni & Jody
Montgomery 7
We wouldn’t dream of planning a vacation without knowing first where we were going. Every piece of our plan hangs on that one detail — how much money we’ll need, how we’ll get there, what activities we’ll do, what we’ll wear — it’s all based on where we’re going. Homeschooling is no different. In this talk Jenni and Jody will encourage parents to create a picture of where each child is headed. Then they’ll help them map the route and offer resources to stay fueled along the journey. ! In addition, they will debunk the myth of the well-rounded child and instead teach parents how to raise the well-lopsided child. They’ll talk about helping kids discover passion and purpose, choosing curriculum that fits the goal, partnering with college admissions officers, sailing on the right ships (internships, apprenticeships and mentorships), the role of the homeschool co-op, investing rather than spending free time and being intentional with extra curricular activities.

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Friday, June 12, 2015

Striving for Excellence While Homeschooling Outside of the “Box”
Teresa Knight, Homeschool Mom
Knight’s Book Knook
Riverview 1
“Canned” curriculum just not working for your family? Are you feeling alone because everyone is talking about a certain curriculum or they are part of a group doing “School” one or two days a week, but you know this just isn’t what God has for you? How do you go about “school” when the normal picture of homeschooling doesn’t seem to fit for you or your children? Be encouraged, you are not alone. There are ways to go about home educating your children that don’t fit into the normal homescool box. Join Teresa Knight as she shares ideas and insights from her years of experience educating her 9 children at home.

SAT Math – It’s not the math, it’s the question that is confusing!
Dennis DiNoia
Riverview 3
Workshop Description #4: Join Mr. D for a mini-SAT Boot Camp. Mr. D will be showing the tips and techniques from his SAT Boot Camps. This workshop will focus on math, the language behind the questions and show participants what they really need to know before taking the math section of the SAT. Find out the words on the test that give tips for how to solve the questions as well learning what formulas you really need to know before the taking the SAT. Students and parents alike will learn how to unravel the questions being asked into something they can solve quickly and easily. These techniques can be used for other testing situations and subject areas as well.

Can Spelling Be Remediated? Yes! But It Requires a Constructivist Approach
Dee Tadlock
Read Right
Riverview 5
Spelling ability seems to be something that students either have or they don’t have. Attempts to improve spelling through memorizing word lists or studying word etiology have little effect. Learn about an innovative, constructivist-based approach that works quickly to remediate spelling problems and how you can access it for your child.

Overcoming Challenges
Jennifer Henn, Homeschool Mom
Riverview 7
Called, but not confident? You’re not alone. Feelings of inadequacy or second guessing choices will rob you of energy and joy. God’s grace is abundant in homeschooling. He isn’t surprised by sickness, an unscheduled move, learning disabilities, or any other myriad of things that can interrupt your plans for schooling. This workshop will discuss common fears and give you practical tools to overcome.

The Electronic Mom
Tracee Wood, Homeschool Mom

Montgomery 4
We live in an age of electronics, digital media, technology, and so on.  Everyone of us is either used to having information at our finger tips or wants information at our finger tips but how do we do our homeschool and our household justice and keep our fingertips happy.  Do we need paper anymore?  How do we tell what works for us?  How does the no technology for me parent fit into the techno world?  How does the all tech, all the time parent adapt to the paper and how to identify the best fit for you.

Raising & Homeschooling Boys
Randi St. Denis, Homeschool Mom
Montgomery 5
In this workshop, Randi St. Denis shares curriculum that works for boys.

Parents in Trouble: How to Prevent or Overcome a Parenting Crisis
Doug & Lisa Cherry, Homeschool Parents
Frontline Moms & Dads
Montgomery 6
Nobody plans on having a crisis with their kids. And certainly homeschool parents take extra care to make sure their homes are secure. But what if, even after all your careful planning and work, you have a significant problem with one of your kids? What if their childhood or adolescent years are not easy? What if they became so difficult that you were tempted to send them out to school or give up your dreams for a happy home? We prepare for all other kinds of emergencies in our lives. Shouldn’t we be prepared to weather a parenting storm? In this session, you will discover confidence building strategies that will help if you are currently living in a crisis….or just hoping to prevent one from coming your way. (Lisa and her husband Doug have tested these principles when they had to navigate an extremely tough season in their home!)

Homeschooling on Purpose
Jenni & Jody
Montgomery 7
Got boys? How often does it occur to us that we are currently raising the future head of a household? One day, that boy is probably going to lead a family. He might also lead church or a company or a baseball team or a homeowner’s association. And what about girls? We’re all familiar with Proverbs 31, but a close look at that woman reveals an impressive skill set. As homeschoolers we have an unparalleled advantage to prepare our kids for life, but we’ve got to be intentional about it. The standard American school system spends 13 years on academics, but doesn’t usually teach kids how to run a business or invent a product and take it to market or comparison shop or grow food or invest money or do house and car repairs or file taxes or resolve conflicts — the list goes on and on. We live in the land of opportunity, but most of the public hasn’t learned how to take advantage of the wide range of opportunities here. This doesn’t have to be the case for homeschoolers.

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Saturday, June 13, 2015

A Hidden Source of Learning and Behavior Problems
Dr. Randy Snider
Snider Therapy Centers, Inc.
Riverview 3
Many students struggle with undetected visual and sensory processing disruptions. These disruptions interfere with the brain’s ability to process information efficiently, which will lead to poor performance in reading/writing, attention/focus, behavior, social skills, and athletics. Individuals with ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, and other learning related problems often have deficits in their visual and sensory processing skills, which are not typically detected during routine evaluations. The goal of this workshop is to educate parents as to the specific signs and symptoms of performance issues (i.e. Is it visual? Is it auditory? Is it multi-sensory?). More importantly, parents are then taught appropriate treatments and resources to remediate and/or rehabilitate the deficits.

Academic Coaching
Dr. Monica Powell
Academic Coaching Consultant
Riverview 5
Workshop will give examples and models of how to identify possible reading difficulties in your student

Use Scripture to Teach Reasoning Skills
Cynthia L Simmons, Homeschool Mom
Riverview 7
In our modern society kids need to learn how to discern truth from error. Cynthia will demonstrate how to move your kids toward independent thought with an in depth study of Scripture.

Take Heart: 26 Steps to a Healthy Home School
Mari Fitz-Wynn, Homeschool Mom
Montgomery 4
Home Schooling is not for the faint of heart, while deeply rewarding, home schooling takes hard work, dedication and planning. It’s a full time job and burnout is all too common among home school families.Join Mari as shares valuable lessons she learned about creating , building, and establishing a home school that is happy , healthy , and full of heart.

How to Think and Talk Math!
Dennis DiNoia
Montgomery 5
What if math was its own language? Learn to speak math similar to the way you learn to speak other new languages. Learn the basic foundations on which the math language is created and how to see Algebra skills in basic math. This workshop will give participants wanting to expand their thinking to higher levels of math using basic operations they already know. Learn how the “secrets” of mental math and how to apply them in everyday situations.

10 Homeschool Dad Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Doug Cherry, Homeschool Dad
Montgomery 6
No dad wants to look back and regret his fathering. A fathers role in the homeschool family is vital and yet many dads struggle to know how to balance work and home in a way that both honors God and builds healthy, strong children. Come learn from a seasoned dad who has launched adult children yet is still in the trenches with young ones too. In this session, Doug will share what he wish someone would have told him when he began the homeschooling journey with his family over 25 years ago.

Turn Your Kids Into Clean Machines
Jenni & Jody
Montgomery 7
Ever struggle to start your homeschool day because you’re elbow deep in dishes and knee deep in laundry? It may seem mundane, and not at all academic, but cleaning is a very real part of the homeschool day. Wouldn’t it be great if you could mobilize your whole team of kids to clean the house with excellence? In this workshop, Jenni and Jody will teach the two big secrets to turning your kids into bonafide clean machines!

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Power Of Community
Classical Conversations
Riverview 3
Classical Conversations is a Christ-Centered home education program designed with YOU in mind. We believe that families should never have to walk alone. We’re better together! Whether you have children ahead, behind, or right in the middle Classical Conversations meets your child exactly where they’re at! Classical Conversations is a community based program designed to breath simplicity, consistency, and inspiration into your home education experience. Discover what makes us different. We believe that you are the best teacher your child could ever have. When you join a licensed Classical conversations community you will find forever friends that will walk right alongside you in this incredible journey of home education. Find out how we’re better together! Join us to discover how Classical Conversations breathes beauty and simplicity into home schools across the nation. Our goal is to partner with our parents in their journey. Weekly community gives your students the opportunity to practice the skill of communication, debate, and learning to love and serve others in good times and bad. Whether your child is behind, ahead, or right on target Classical Conversations meets each student where they are at and helps them grow at their own pace. Discover how Classical Conversations can breathe beauty and simplicity into your home education journey!

Essential Oils and Nutrition for Improved Cognitive Health
Kalli Kenney
doTERRA Essential Oils
Riverview 5
Using essential oils and nutrition to improve cognitive health and even emotional support is safe, powerful, and affordable. This workshop is intended to empower and support you with the tools and knowledge to help you become a “healer in your own home”.

Transforming Struggling Readers to Excellent Readers in Months—Not Years!
Dee Tadlock
Read Right
Riverview 7
“If we are to obtain results never before achieved, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.” (Francis Bacon) Learn about Read Right, an innovative reading intervention program that challenges mainstream thinking in the field of reading and explains why so many students have reading problems. Research results will be presented, confirming the power of Read Right to dramatically transform struggling readers to excellent readers—in a matter of months, not years! This is possible because the methodology is in alignment with how the brain learns a process. Your son or daughter can access Read Right at home through real-time live tutoring via the internet.

Respecting the Man the Boy will Become: A Father Tries to Explain to Mothers Why They Can’t Make Sense of Their Boys
Martin Cothran
Memoria Press
Montgomery 4
Martin Cothran, editor of Classical Teacher magazine and father of three boys, shares his experience with mothers who are now raising their own boys and are considering putting them up for sale. Why do they fight with each other? Why are they obsessed with doing dangerous things? Why can’t they sit still? What exactly is wrong with them? Drawing on lessons learned over some twenty years, Cothran will give useful advice on how to make it through the experience without having to seek treatment. He will also give a list of great boys literature which will not only help your student make sense of his own actions, but will help you to understand him.

The Benefits of Homeschooling through High School
Randi St. Denis
Montgomery 5
Eighty percent of homeschoolers are younger than grade 6 and many parents can’t wait until they can send their child to high school.   But, Randi believes that high school is the most important time for a parent to homeschool.  Should you consider extending your time together and homeschool your child for high school?  Replace the humdrum teen age years with the advantages of a unique homeschool high school experience.

Dare to Compare
Jennifer Henn, Homeschool Mom
Montgomery 6
The numerous schooling options can be overwhelming. When Jennifer went through several years of illness, her children attended public school, private school and cyber school. She talks candidly about her family’s experiences and welcomes your questions: Is Public School that bad? Can my child get into public high school if I’ve always homeschooled? What should socialization mean for a homeschooler?

Strategies For Helping Math Make Sense (no matter what curriculum)
Cassidy Cash, Homeschool Mom
Montgomery 7
No matter what grade your high school student is in right now, I will offer you three sure fire strategies to help math make more sense. If you find yourself sitting across the table from your student and the textbook confuses you both, this is the workshop for you. I’ll address common problems, major obstacles to watch out for, and deliver sound strategies you can use right now to help ease frustration and find understanding in math—no matter what textbook you are using. Every attendee leaves with a free classroom activity to take home.

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Saturday, June 13, 2015

Nerf Guns and Shaving Cream: Teaching Reading and Spelling to Kids Who Can’t Sit Still
Debi Lowery
The Logic of English
Riverview 3
Engage your active learners through movement, and let the fun begin! In this workshop, Debi will reveal the natural kinesthetic components to reading and spelling and teach parents how to tap into them to enhance learning for all students. You will discover the God-given gifts of kinesthetic learners and how to work with them rather than against them. Though this workshop will focus on reading and spelling, the concepts are easily applied to other subjects.

Discover Why a Home Based Business Should Be Part of Your Curriculum.
Micah Clark
GNLD Products
Riverview 5
NeoLife has supported our family for 22 years while providing the undergirding inspiration in homeschooling 10 children. It also provided time freedom to travel the USA – an education in itself – and even the world. These homeschooled students experienced successes, such as: Georgia House of Representatives, college UN delegate, real estate firm, application development company, US Army Ranger, etc. Learn why our family is excited about how home based businesses creatively add to a homeschool environment.

Teach Excellence without Oppressing your Child’s Spirit
Cynthia L Simmons, Homeschool Mom
Riverview 7
As homeschool moms we long for our children to reach excellence, but there’s a fine line between high goals and perfectionism. Cynthia will teach ways to communicate both your love for your child and the need for high standards.

Transcripts that Colleges Notice
Mari Fitz-Wynn
Montgomery 4
Want the college of your student’s choice to pay close attention to his transcript, to really sit up and take notice? There are tips, but no secrets or magic to creating an effective transcript. Anyone can create a transcript that highlights and focuses on what you already know- Yours, is an outstanding student.

Math in the Real World: Answering the question “Why do I have to learn math?”
Cassidy Cash, Homeschool Mom
Montgomery 5
Your parents make you take math. Your teacher say it’s important, but beyond Einstein and that way over-used baking analogy, you’re not convinced. If you find yourself burnt out with math because you think you’ll never use it in “real life” this is the workshop for you. Come listen as I walk through Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus 1 to show you where the most common lessons from those courses are used in real (dare I say fun?) ways. No baking, I promise. From your iphone, to video games, astronauts, musicians, and maybe even a few surprises, you’ll leave this workshop with a new appreciation for your math class.

Sexual Abuse Prevention 101 for the Homeschool Parent and Child
Lisa Cherry, Homeschool Mom
Frontline Moms and Dads
Montgomery 6
Without question the best way to deal with sexual abuse issues is to stop them before they ever occur! Every parent, child and teen today needs to be trained to recognize danger and flee. Stranger danger education is limited in value as about 90% of sexual predators are known and trusted by their victims. In this session, Lisa will arm you with the basic tools you need as a parent to prevent the tragedy of sexual abuse. She speaks from the perspective of a victim’s mother as she helps you develop an educational plan for your children and teens that teaches them to recognize and flee the traps of a perpetrator. This may be one of the most important educational subjects that you infuse into your homeschool next year!

The Power of Definitions and Routines
Jenni & Jody
Montgomery 7
This workshop is all about bringing peace and order to the home. A shared vocabulary amongst family members puts everyone on the same page and eliminates feelings of injustice. In this workshop, Jenni and Jody will talk about the definitions for disobedience, willful disobedience, honor vs. respect, fairness vs. justice, tattling vs. telling and sarcasm vs. facetiousness. Routine is the superhero that saves the day. It has the power to override our emotions and take over where anger might normally do the driving. Routine also provides predictability, which makes kids feel safe and helps them develop lifelong habits that will add to their peace and productivity. In this workshop, Jenni and Jody will share routines that are sure to add peace and order to any homeschool family, including an effective correction routine and a restoration routine, along with suggestions for other daily routines.

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM – Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Homeschool Edge
Jordan Crenshaw
Birmingham-Southern University
Riverview 3
The Homeschooling Edge will highlight the advantages of homeschooling when transitioning to college. This session will also share helpful tips to consider as your begin your high school and college careers.

Work at Home as a Medical Transcriptionist – The MT Service is actively recruiting!
Deborah Burns
The Medical Transcription Service
Riverview 5
There’s a huge demand for good medical transcriptionists. Work from home or on-site. The workshop will include what medical transcription is and how it compares with billing/coding, how to get started, using transcription equipment, earning potential, and much more.

Goal Setting – A Family Event!
Dennis DiNoia
Riverview 7
Join Mr. D for a fun and hands-on experience for the entire family. Goal setting is often thought of as a great idea and something everyone needs to do but we rarely do it and when we do, we usually lose track of the goal along the way. In this workshop, goals are brought to life through creation and conversation. Everyone participating will create a goal and a visual display for that goal during the workshop. This process can be done with family members over and over again as well as with other homeschool groups as activities. The process is created in a fun and fast paced style with everyone having an opportunity to create and share their goal that will leave each participant inspired by their goal and by the goals of others.

Help Your Student Transition Well From Middle School, to High School to College
Mari Fitz-Wynn, Homeschool Mom
Montgomery 4
Once our students leave the elementary grades, much of the fun field trips, crayon, crafts, and play days that occupied the majority of their days are past. Due dates, disciplined studies, independence and self motivation become the order of the day. Developing good work habits and study skills does not happen overnight. Join Mari as she discusses ways to effectively help your student prepare for each stage of their educational development, from start to finish.

Teach Your Children All About God and the Bible 
Randi St. Denis, Homeschool Mom
Montgomery 5
One of the pure joys of homeschooling is the opportunity to teach our children about the Bible but sometimes parents don’t know where to find great materials.  Randi recommends a variety of well written Bible curriculums, devotional and study materials, CD’s, DVD’s and gives study ideas.

How to Teach Biblical Worldview That Sticks in the Heart… Not Just the Head
Lisa and Lucas Cherry
Frontline Moms and Dads
Montgomery 6
Tragically, only 1% of the young millennial generation has an authentic biblical worldview! How will we aim our kids for that 1% statistic? We, as homeschoolers know that teaching apologetics classes and bible in our homeschool is important. But for many students, these subjects are treated much like the algebraic formulas: lessons are just learned, memorized, passed and forgotten. How tragic! After watching some homeschool students graduate without a passion to walk out their faith, Doug and Lisa were not content to watch that happen in their home. In this session Lisa and her 24 year old son Lucas will demonstrate vital keys for building a relationship with your kids that encourages them to think like a bible based Christian while walking out authentic heartfelt commitment to Jesus.

Kidpreneurs
Jenni & Jody
Montgomery 7
This workshop goes deeper than lemonade stands and babysitting jobs. Kids can come up with some pretty wild ideas, but they need help to bring their concepts to reality. Whether your kid will one day be a stay at home mom or a doctor, having an entrepreneurial mind set and skill set will be a big help. Besides, wouldn’t it be great if your kids could pay for their own field trips or summer camps or extra curricular activities? In this workshop, Jenni and Jody will give you tools to integrate business education into your homeschool plan. They’ll show you how to help your kids fund their ideas and build a thriving business that fits neatly into their education.