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The First Five Years of Homeschooling (I Mean Parenting)

The first five years of parenting are crucial times of development for young children. Foundations are set that give them a perspective of God, themselves and others. During these early years, children gain an understanding of love, obedience and responsibility. Their worldview will be shaped by the books you read to them (including the Bible) and the freedom they are given to sing, dance, play and explore the great outdoors of God’s wonderful Creation. Is this parenting, homeschooling, or both?

Give Me One Good Reason to Homeschool (2014)

Are parents really qualified to teach their children everything? What about socialization? These are just a couple of the concerns that make homeschooling seem impossible. But you know homeschooling is continuing to grow. More and more families are considering it and taking the plunge. What are the top reasons? In this session, Davis discusses the moral, academic and practical reasons to homeschool and helps dispel the myths we all tend to believe. When you finish this workshop, you will know that if there was ever a time to homeschool, it is now.

Teaching Styles 101

We’ve all read lots of books on learning styles. Here’s a look from the other side of the chalkboard. What are teaching styles? Why, as a home educator, do I need to know them? What’s the best one for my students? These and other questions will be addressed in this interactive session. speaker notes

Creating a Solid Biblical Education with the Best of Academic Methods

What is the perfect homeschool education? It is one that prepares your children academically but more importantly teaches Christian values and a solid understanding of the Bible. Learn how to combine the Bible, the greatest history book, with literature, science, world history, music, art and multi-sensory activities. Integrate the best from classical education, Charlotte Mason and unit study style learning to create a biblically directed, academically challenging education that prepares your children to change the world for Christ.

Getting Started and the NC Homeschool Law

“Do I need a school room? Is homeschooling legal? Can I do this? What if they don’t listen?” Charles will cover getting started homeschooling as well as the NC homeschool law. Charles provides the “details” along with sharing personal experiences from twenty-eight years of homeschooling. He provides information for dads as well as lots of encouragement and practical tips for moms.

Homeschool Encyclopedia: A Whirlwind Tour of Methods, Skills, Vocabulary and People You Need to Know

Sometimes homeschool conferences can be a confusing blur of new terms, confusing concepts and casual references to people and ideas you’ve never heard of. Join us for an overview of some of the most important ideas and people you’ll encounter during your homeschool journey, including the classic stages of learning, seven laws of teaching, learning styles, Charlotte Mason and much more.

Understanding DNPE

This workshop is designed to provide an overview of NC statutory requirements for homeschools to operate in North Carolina. It will be both informative and engaging with active audience participation. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a better understanding of DNPE with any myths dispelled.

Give Me One Good Reason to Homeschool

Are parents really qualified to teach their children everything? What about socialization? These are just a couple of the concerns that make homeschooling seem impossible. But you know homeschooling is continuing to grow. More and more families are considering it and taking the plunge. What are the top reasons? In this session, Davis discusses the moral, academic and practical reasons to homeschool and helps dispel the myths we all tend to believe. When you finish this workshop, you will know that if there was ever a time to homeschool, it is now.

Getting Off to a Great Start

Are you new to homeschooling? Come learn the things that we wish we had known when we began homeschooling sixteen years ago. This seminar covers the basics of homeschooling in NC, the common pitfalls for beginners and includes important tips to get off to a great start!   

Mike and Ronda Marshall will present together.

The 7 E’s for Choosing Curriculum

As an admitted curriculum junkie, Jeannie Fulbright bought everything that sounded good. From A Beka to Hillyer to e-books, she has tried every kind of curriculum and method available. Out of this experience, she has formulated the 7 E’s to help her carefully choose curriculum that works for her family. Following the 7 E’s in choosing homeschool curriculum will enable you to enjoy a successful homeschooling year and avoid wasting money on things that won’t work for you.

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