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Parents of older elementary age/middle school

Secrets to Making Writing Fun during the Elementary Grades

Writing can be an enjoyable activity for budding writers. Come be equipped with fun, engaging ideas for encouraging and motivating your elementary-age children as they learn to write. The result? Your children will not only produce polished writing projects, they’ll be begging for the next lesson!

Stories through Stage and Screen

Come learn the importance of the dramatic arts as we examine the impact stories have on our lives and culture.

Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day

Children like to do what they can do; they want to do what they think they can do, and they hate to do what they think they cannot do. If you want excited and enthusiastic children who learn well, you must understand these key laws of motivation and focus on the essential requirement of relevancy. If it matters, children will learn it, and if it doesn’t, they won’t. This session will enlighten you with specific ways to find and create relevancy for children, even when they have no apparent interest.

Learning All the Time: Make Learning a Lifestyle during Childhood

When your children are exposed to schooling as a lifestyle, they will seek to grow in knowledge well past adulthood. Some serious ideas, as well as creative, funny and enjoyable ideas will be shared. The goal of this workshop is to instill that love of learning to go well beyond your years as their teacher.

How to Help Your Children Become Self-Motivated

Are you tired of working so hard to get your child to do their work or make the right choices? When will they be self-motivated? How can you help them develop this? Discipline is when parents provide external motivation for right choices (which is a necessary part of the process). Discipleship is when parents help children develop their own motivation for making the right choices because of their love for Christ. In this session, we will discuss how to make the difficult transition from discipline to discipleship.

Homeschooling "Outside of the Box"

In this workshop, Erik, Rachel and some of their children will share how "homeschooling outside of the box" has benefited their family. With no ocean experience, the Hemingways lived and traveled for over three years on a sailboat. They will share their travel testimony and how God can use "real life experiences" to shape character, teach valuable life lessons and instruct in academics as a bonus!

Teaching Your Child to Love Reading

If you teach your child to read, you have accomplished something. If you teach him to love to read, you have made his life richer and your own job easier! Learn ways to begin to create this love of reading and writing at an early age and to foster it as your child grows older.

Equipping Your Budding Technology Entrepreneur

"It is good for a man to bear the yoke in his youth." (Lam. 3:27) There was a time when older children and younger teens could find work. Child labor laws and other cultural conditions have made that more difficult—or have they? Technology has opened up the world to the budding entrepreneur. Many young people have learned how to build apps that sell in Apple's App Store, have built and run popular web sites and sell Software as a Service.

Building Dynamic Essays in Middle and High School

Essay-Writing is a building process that begins with planning, tools, and organization and ends with a final product – a well-written essay.

This Can’t Wait Until High School! Teaching a Biblical Worldview to ages 6-14

Establishing a clear, biblical worldview and a strong foundation in basic Christian doctrine can help protect your children from false teachings.