2021 Vendor Workshops

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

eat2explore (Rowena Scherer), Explore the World in Your Kitchen; Cooking as a Teaching Tool—Learn how to transform your home kitchen into a vibrant classroom, using cooking as a way to incorporate lessons in math, reading, geography, science, writing and social studies. (Conference 1)

The Constitution Defender (The Lilly Family), Be a Constitution Defender for ALL Ages—Join Tweety-Pie, Mrs. Madison, and The Constitution Conductor on the Defender Express and learn all seven articles of the U.S. Constitution. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind, interactive time of learning one of our nation’s most important documents. Be a Constitution Defender today! (Conference 2)

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

BJU Press/HomeWorks by Precept (Kaye Roberts), Homeschooling through Distractions, Disruptions and Disaster—Using her 23 years of experience as a distracted, disrupted and disaster-surviving homeschool mom, Kaye will discuss how we can prepare for, eliminate and grow through events that are not on the lesson plan. (Conference 1)

ACE-Accelerated Christian Education (Wayne Musson), Secrets to Developing Christ-like Character—“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” Proverbs 22:6. This verse tells the importance of children learning Christ-centered character not only for now, while they are young, but also for when they are grown. (Conference 2)

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

Uncle Rocky – Fireman (James Brewster), How to Write and Publish Your First Book—Writers (poetry, prose, novels, cookbooks, children’s books) will be walked through the steps involved in writing, publishing and printing a professional book. Learn pitfalls to avoid, gain valuable tips, receive resources/links for success, and pitch your own book idea. Ages 10-99 are welcome. (Conference 1)

Growing Thyme Cooking (Nellie Johnston), Growing Healthy Little Chefs—The Growing Thyme Cooking workshop will give you pointers on how to incorporate cooking lessons into your homeschool curriculum. We will cover everything from the educational benefits of a cooking course to teaching techniques that get the kids excited to be in the kitchen. (Conference 2)

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

Blue Tent Online (Brigid Thompson), Online Classes:The Pros and Cons in 8th-12th—Online learning has surged to the forefront, but should it be a part of your homeschooling mix in the future? This overview will identify the types of online classes, offer a list and categorize some of the many online providers, and examine the strengths and potential pitfalls of online instruction. (Conference 1)

National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (Sharon Hisler), Excellence in Communication with NCFCA Speech and Debate—Learn how competitive speech and debate for 12-19 year-olds can help your student develop critical thinking skills using a biblical worldview. The National Christian Forensics and Communications Association is a nationwide speech and debate league offering three styles of debate and ten speech events. (Conference 2)

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

RightStart Mathematics (Eve Hullette), RightStart™ Fractions—Prepare your middle school student for higher level math by encouraging them to think critically and creatively with RightStart™ Math Level G. This entry level, student-lead course emphasizes the practical use of knowledge learned up to this point. The hands-on approach has real-life applications. (Conference 1)

Richard Morrison Writing (Michael Angwin), Teens and Money: How to Set Them Up for Success—Student loan debt is a fast-growing problem in our country, compounded by a lack of budgeting practices. This workshop provides parents with an overview of the Plant and Grow Your Money guide and shares simple concepts that teens can use to make their money work for them rather than against them. (Conference 2)

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

Classical Conversations (Heather Mangum), How to Homeschool with One or Many—Homeschooling with one or many? Come and learn some tips and tricks to enjoy your homeschooling journey. Join us as we explore ways to help our children and others to discover God’s created order and beauty with the classical tools of learning. (Conference 1)

Carolina University (Kent Oviatt and Sally Evans), ASL as a World Language—The ASL As a World Language workshop is designed to highlight the areas of the program at Carolina University and to distinguish the importance of ASL as an additional language. (Conference 2)

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

Student CareerPath Planning Program (Cathie Clarkson), Personality, Perspective and Planning— Learn how self-awareness can shape your future. Emotional intelligence based on self-awareness is the leading indicator of success in life. Parents and students can learn the importance of gaining self-awareness, including personality discovery and helping to make decisions for education and career. (Conference 1)

NC Virtual (Crystal Pullen), Your à La Carte Solution for Your Curriculum Needs—Discover how NC Virtual’s Virtual Advantage can supplement your homeschool curriculum. Learn about our 150+ course offerings and extensive student supports. Tour a course, engage with our outreach and support staff, and have your questions answered. (Conference 2)

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

Excel College (Andrew Chambers and Isaiah Schmidt), The End of Higher Education as We Know It—Through the homeschool movement, there has been a revolution in education from elementary to high school. But higher education has remained mostly untouched…until now. Come and learn how some bold voices are redefining higher education. (Conference 1)

The Struggling Reader (Kristen Eckenwiler), The Struggling Reader—This workshop helps parents understand the most essential elements of the reading process and will empower them to assess their own children in these critical areas. Multi-sensory teaching materials can then be used to target your child’s areas of need. PreK-8th grade reading. 10% off for attending. (Conference 2)

Saturday
Session 9 11:00 A.M.-Noon

Excel College (Andrew Chambers and Isaiah Schmidt), The End of Higher Education as We Know It—Through the homeschool movement, there has been a revolution in education from elementary to high school. But higher education has remained mostly untouched…until now. Come and learn how some bold voices are redefining higher education. (Conference 1)

Exploring Expression (Brandy Champeau), Turning a Book into a Unit Study—The Turning a Book into a Unit Study workshop walks parents through the process that Brandy uses to create unit studies based upon her line of children’s books. Brandy will demonstrate the proven formula that can be used to take any book and create a multi-subject area unit study out of it. (Conference 2)

 Session 10 12:30-1:30 p.m.

The Lukeion Project (Amy Barr), Latin Might Make You a Genius—It is easy to understand how good nutrition will make you healthier and exercise will make you stronger, but are there subjects that can make you smarter? In this workshop, we’ll talk about how (and why) one old language can change everything for those who dare to master it. (Conference 1)

RightStart Mathematics (Eve Hullette), RightStart™ Middle School Math—Prepare your middle school student for higher level math by encouraging them to think critically and creatively with RightStart™ Math Level G. This entry level, student-lead course emphasizes the practical use of knowledge learned up to this point. The hands-on approach has real-life applications. (Conference 2)

Session 11 Saturday 1:50-2:50 p.m.

The Lukeion Project (Amy Barr), The Lukeion Project: Expertly Taught Classical Courses—The Lukeion Project offers live online classes in Latin, Greek and classical subjects. Expert instructors who love their subjects create an engaging, mastery-based classroom experience where students thrive. Learn about our philosophy, instructors and courses. (Conference 1)

Pathway Christian Prep Academy (Dr. Chris Dunn), A Complete K-5 Homeschool Solution—Learn more about Pathway Christian Prep Academy’s unique K-5 homeschool solution. (Conference 2)