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Parents of young children preschool to early elementary

Using Lapbooks in Your Homeschool

What is a lapbook? Glad you asked! It is a wonderful way for your student to document whatever topic he is studying. He will create small booklets along the way, and put them all together at the end of the study to create a keepsake called a lapbook. Lapbooks are great ways to review, and children really enjoy displaying their work in this way. In this workshop, Debra will take you through the process of creating a lapbook, discuss different types of unit studies and introduce you to several resources.

Creating a Love of Learning in the Early Years

Homeschooling is widely accepted with many resources available. Choosing curriculum can be overwhelming to those who are just embarking on this journey. My goal is to encourage parents to make learning fun and educative all at the same time. I hope this will help new homeschoolers who may not feel creative. Much of what can be taught in the early years does not require a formal curriculum. Creative ideas will be shared; there will be suggestions on parenting books, read-aloud books, games, age-appropriate field trips and more.

The Toddler Toolbox

Are the Terrrible Twos eating your lunch? Need help managing your homeschool day with toddlers in the house? In this workshop Megan draws on her many years of homeschooling experience with eight toddlers in tow to help you craft a plan for success. This workshop is intensely practical and will help you transform the terrible twos into the terrific twos!

The Socratic Method for Dummies—Become a Great Teacher the Easy Way

What is the Socratic Method and how can it make me a better teacher? Is it a separate curriculum? Is it difficult to learn? Is it a lot of work to apply? Can I use it with what I'm already doing? Adam lays out simple answers to all of these questions by explaining and demonstrating a Socratic discussion that will encourage and inspire parents to imitate the ancient philosopher himself. Parents of kids K-12 will learn a simple technique that can be applied in any subject to dramatically increase the power of contact time.