2015 Vendor Workshops

Vendor Workshop Schedule

THURSDAY, MAY 21

Session 1: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Solutions for Growing Vocabulary, One Stop Word Shop (LaTina Robinson)—Vocabulary acquisition and instruction is essential for rich reading and writing. This powerful workshop provides practical ideas and examines a useful resource to organize and deliver effective vocabulary instruction. We immerse participants in best vocabulary practices to support students in conquering complex text. Participants will be given information they can use immediately. (Room 5-7)

Building a Solid Math Foundation, RightStart Mathematics by Activities for Learning, Inc (Kathleen Cotter Lawler)—The foundation of mathematics is patterns and relationships. Build on your children's natural abilities and enhance their learning by using guided discovery. Help them master the facts and solve problems while understanding concepts and the relationships. RightStart™ Mathematics builds a strong foundation for your child. (Ardmore 1)

Is Your Child Interested in Electronics? Applied Inspirations, LLC (Karen Miller)—Electronics is all around us and is a growing field, but should you teach electronics to your child? Have you ever thought about teaching electronics but did not know where to begin? Or, you did some circuits that snapped together and your child loved them, but did not know where to go from there? Do you have a “science kid” and are looking for more in depth hands-on science material? Then come hear a down-to-earth, non-technical talk about electronics from a homeschool mom. (Ardmore 2)

Session 2: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Step by Step: Elementary School Science Success, Apologia Educational Ministries—In this workshop, you will learn how to most effectively use the Apologia Young Explorers Science curriculum with your elementary-aged homeschool students. (Room 5-7)

Understanding a Brain-Based Approach to Academic, Behavioral and Social Struggles, The Brain Balance Achievement Center (Doug Jackson)—The objective of this workshop is to better understand the root issues of struggles such as ADHD, autism and dyslexia. More importantly, the workshop covers how improvements can be made without drugs. (Ardmore 1)

Living a Christian Worldview in a Global Context, Fruitland Baptist Bible College (Dr. Scott Thompson)—In the contemporary global context, the need to prepare young men and women to live like Christ in diverse environments around the world is more important than ever. This workshop will address the foundational philosophical issues found in all cultures and the unique biblical approach to the questions raised. (Ardmore 2)

Session 3: 5:20-6:20 p.m.

Manners Matter and Mean Success, The Etiquette Factory (Monica Irvine)—Children don't always just "pick-up" on things like integrity, compassion, empathy, table manners, work ethic, responsibility, etc. These are skills that must be taught, but can be taught in a loving and positive way. Manners are so much more than which fork to use. They are skills that determine our personal and professional success. Come and learn how to help your children become the individuals that God designed them to be. You will be so grateful that you attended this workshop. It is a must attend. (Room 5-7)

New Income Stream for Individual and Coop Instructors, Apprenticetown’s Crankin Engines Course—This workshop shows how you can earn extra income using the Crankin Engines curriculum. Instructors learn how to teach students the science behind the four stroke lawnmower engine and help students tear an engine apart and reassemble it. The business model is presented clearly during the workshop. (Ardmore 1)

Establishing Identity, Cornerstone Crests (Dan Copeland)—Learn about a creative process to engage your child in a discussion about their Christian identity. This helps them build on the foundation of their gifts—and also allows for ongoing conversation with you about who they are becoming in Christ. (Ardmore 2)

FRIDAY, MAY 22

Session 4: 11:00 a.m.-noon

Solutions for Growing Vocabulary, One Stop Word Shop (LaTina Robinson)—Vocabulary acquisition and instruction is essential for rich reading and writing. This powerful workshop provides practical ideas and examines a useful resource to organize and deliver effective vocabulary instruction. We immerse participants in best vocabulary practices to support students in conquering complex text. Participants will be given information they can use immediately. (Room 5-7)

Three Keys to a Great Art Education, Artistic Pursuits (Daniel Ellis)—Discover simple keys to unlocking your child's God-given talents in the visual arts. All children can excel in art with teaching methods that address creative thinking and a good working knowledge of art materials. Learn how you can provide a great art education at home by focusing on visual awareness, creativity and well-timed instruction in the basic principles of art! (Ardmore 1)

I Thought I Had This High School Thing Figured Out: A Fresh Approach to Homeschooling Teenagers, The Pilgrim's Journey (Kelly Rogers)—As parents, you are well aware every child is different. Not all of them will go to a four-year college or even attend a two-year program. We will look at the different options for your high school student while you are homeschooling and beyond. We will discuss the important things our family has discovered with each of our high school students and talk about what they "should know." Who knows, maybe algebra 2 isn't one of them! (Ardmore 2)

Session 5: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Minecraft and Beyond: Being Creative with Technology, Youth Digital Studio (Justin Richards)—The founder of Youth Digital will demonstrate how learning to design, program and create with technology at a young age can begin to open your child up to nearly unlimited possibilities. (Room 5-7)

Teaching with Tapestry of Grace, Lampstand Press (Marcia Somerville)—Many want to give their children a biblical, classical education but are unsure about what and how to teach. For some, this is made challenging because our children are on multiple learning levels. You can hear about an integrated unit study, Tapestry of Grace, for six humanities disciplines for children on all learning levels. All students study the same slice of history on their own levels, promoting full family education in a story-driven approach. (Ardmore 1)

Understanding a Brain-Based Approach to Academic, Behavioral and Social Struggles, The Brain Balance Achievement Center (Doug Jackson)—The objective of this workshop is to better understand the root issues of struggles such as ADHD, autism and dyslexia. More importantly, the workshop covers how improvements can be made without drugs. (Ardmore 2)

Session 6: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Solutions for Growing Vocabulary, One Stop Word Shop (LaTina Robinson)—Vocabulary acquisition and instruction is essential for rich reading and writing. This powerful workshop provides practical ideas, and examines a useful resource, to organize and deliver effective vocabulary instruction. We immerse participants in best vocabulary practices to support students in conquering complex text. Participants will be given information they can use immediately. (Room 5-7)

Step by Step: Middle School and High School Science Success, Apologia Educational Ministries—In this workshop, you will learn how to most effectively use Apologia Science curriculum with your middle and high school students. We’ll walk you through each step necessary to go from mentoring your middle school student towards high school independent learning. Although teaching science can seem like a daunting task, you can break through the barrier of self-doubt and provide a positive and successful science education that prepares your child for university-level studies. (Ardmore 1)

How to Build-Lifelong Learners with Math-U-See, Demme Learning/Math-U-See—Come see how to teach math using a skill-based, multi-sensory approach from counting to calculus. Teach your child to understand math and build a foundation for a lifelong love of learning. (Ardmore 2)

Session 7: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

See the World through the Eyes of an Artist, Artistic Pursuits (Daniel Ellis)—Your child can develop observation skills by using the elements of art to create artworks that are original, inspired and informed. As children are taught what to look at, their skills in making art dramatically improve. Learn what these elements are, how artists use them and how your child can develop a working knowledge of these key components to a finished work of art. In this session, you will see the world through the eyes of an artist! (Room 5-7)

Experience Excellence in Writing, The Institute for Excellence in Writing (Laura House)—Come and discover award-winning Excellence in Writing, a method of teaching composition that really works. Using this program, students of all ages will learn to write stories, reports and essays with style. This workshop will give you an overview of the program and show you how you can get started. (Ardmore 1)

Abacus-Based RightStart™ Mathematics, RightStart Mathematics by Activities for Learning, Inc (Kathleen Cotter Lawler)—Approaching math using the AL Abacus for a sure-fire path to success. See how the abacus fosters quantity recognition and develops addition strategies. (Ardmore 2)

Session 8: 4:50-5:50 p.m.

Wilberforce's Anti-Slavery Movement as a Model for Exodus Mandate, Frontline Ministries, Inc. (E. Ray Moore)—Come and hear Chaplain Ray Moore explain the similarities between Wilber Wilberforce's anti-slavery movement and growing homeschooling today. Our world is in desperate need of a new generation of Wilberforce-like Christians. Homeschoolers can duplicate a biblical reformation of the family in our time, which will impact our culture as well. (Room 5-7)

How Do I Teach My Non-standard Learner? BJU Press—Not every child learns the same way. What are the best methods to teaching your children who are non-standard learners? Discover helpful tips from one veteran homeschooling mom of six. (Ardmore 1)

The Struggling Reader, The Struggling Reader (Kristen Eckenwiler)—Can you identify the most critical elements of the reading process that every child must master in order to become an accomplished reader? Learn how you can evaluate your own child’s reading strengths and weaknesses in these critical areas and then focus your instruction where it is most needed. Attendance at this workshop entitles you to a 10% discount on all purchases. (Ardmore 2)

 

SATURDAY, MAY 23

Session 9: 11:00 a.m.-noon

Minecraft and Beyond: Being Creative with Technology, Youth Digital Studio (Justin Richards)—The founder of Youth Digital will demonstrate how learning to design, program and create with technology at a young age can begin to open your child up to nearly unlimited possibilities. (Room 5-7)

Spelling You See, Demme Learning/Math-U-See—Learn how hundreds of children have become confident, successful spellers using the methods taught in Spelling You See. There are no weekly spelling lists, no weekly spelling tests and no time-consuming instructor preparation. Instead, a brief daily activity helps students integrate writing, reading, speaking and listening. (Ardmore 1)

Teach Your Youth the Constitution with a Biblical View, Institute on the Constitution (Jake MacAulay)—Jake MacAulay is a homeschool father of four children and a national director for Institute on the Constitution. He will speak on the importance of educating our youth with the correct biblical view of American law and government. (Ardmore 2)

Session 10: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Active Students Need Active Instruction and Resources, Bouncy Bands, LLC (Scott Ertl, M.Ed.)—This high-energy, entertaining and hands-on session will help parents learn simple and fun ways to engage students with learning. Kids need to move! Discover easy ways to teach with movement to increase comprehension and stimulation. Door prizes and reproducible handouts provided. (Room 5-7)

Trail Life USA (Daryl Norris)—Ready for adventure? We are a Christian adventure, character and leadership program for boys and young men. Our mission is to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others and experience outdoor adventure. (Ardmore 1)

Calling Not College, CollegePlus (Chance Melton)—College is not the end goal but a tool to help you live out God’s calling on your life. In this workshop, we will look at how CollegePlus can help you not only earn your degree affordably but help you uncover God’s calling on your life and live it out! (Ardmore 2)

Session 11: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Learn to Read and Write with PAL, Institute for Excellence in Writing (Laura House)—Discover IEW’s Primary Arts of Language (PAL). This innovative program makes teaching your child to read and write fun for him, easy for you—guaranteed. (Room 5-7)

Improving Learning, Attention, Integrated Listening Systems (Rebecca Goniwich)—This talk will explain cutting-edge methodology for improving learning. The method is a brain training device which has proven success in clinics and is now available for home use. The program is applicable for learning difficulties and autism. (Ardmore 1)

Understanding a Brain-Based Approach to Academic, Behavioral and Social Struggles, The Brain Balance Achievement Center (Doug Jackson)—The objective of this workshop is to better understand the root issues of struggles such as ADHD, autism and dyslexia. More importantly, the workshop covers how improvements can be made without drugs. (Ardmore 2)