Vendor Workshop Schedule

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Session 1 Thursday 2:30-3:30 p.m.
CreatEd Institute (Davis Normet), What Is the Purpose of Education? Beyond the Facts: Pursuing Maturity, Wisdom and Integrity—The liberal arts are often scorned as the pastime of the privileged or a waste of time for the worker. But we believe the aim of a liberal arts education is to equip a personality to relate with maturity in all dimensions of reality as a reflection of the Author of our shared humanity. Come see why! (Conference 1)

US Army (Deborah Saltmarsh), Free Education Programs for High School Students & Army Scholarship Opportunities—Free online college exam preparation tools and full-ride scholarship opportunities will be presented. (Conference 2)

ecree (Jamey Heit), Combining Forces: How Writing Technology Can Be an Invaluable Partner for Students and Teachers—This session will examine the four-step process that students follow to learn any skill (presentation, practice, assessment and feedback) and look specifically at how ecree’s writing technology has been developed to deliver middle and high school opportunities that emphasize the last two steps. (Ardmore 1)

America’s Remedy (John Ainsworth and Cliff Muncy), Critical Supplements for Your American History Student—Little is taught of political motivations behind, and outcome of, the post-Civil War Reconstruction Acts. Historian and legal activist John Ainsworth explains why these Acts are vital to understanding America’s current condition and reviews valuable teaching resources offered by America’s Remedy. (Ardmore 2)

Session 2 Thursday 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Frontier Christian Academy (Dave Mugg), If You Are Paying for Content, You’re Paying Too Much—There is not a single topic or question that you can think of that within 5 clicks of an initial Google search, you can’t know as much as someone who has sat at the feet of an expert for an hour. There are things worth paying for. Come learn why content itself is rarely one of them. (Conference 1)

Transform. Evolve. Transcend., LLC (Dahlia Ashford and Tracey Gooch), How to Avoid the College Student Debt Trap and Graduate College Debt-Free—Participants will learn strategies on how to finance their college education using scholarships and grants to pay for college and to avoid accumulating debt while in college. College debt is larger than the US national debt and is expected to steadily climb. (Conference 2)

Brain Balance (Doug Jackson), Addressing Academic, Behavioral and Social Issues from a Brain Based Perspective—Often in our lives, we are dealing with the symptoms of an issue and not the underlying problem. The same can be true when we look at a child struggling from an academic, behavioral or social perspective. In order to make deeper improvements for these children, we must look beyond the symptoms. (Ardmore 1)

Notgrass History (Donna Ellenburg), Your Child Can Love History with Notgrass—Notgrass History combines engaging lessons, primary source documents, full-color photographs, classic literature and hands-on activities to help your child love learning about history. (Ardmore 2)

Session 3 Thursday 5:20-6:20 p.m.
Beyond Personal Finance (Charla McKinley), How to Raise an Adult—Tips and tricks to help you raise a child who is prepared for the world to come. (Conference 1)

CreatEd Institute (Davis Normet), What Is the Purpose of Education? Beyond the Facts: Pursuing Maturity, Wisdom and Integrity—The liberal arts are often scorned as the pastime of the privileged or a waste of time for the worker. But we believe the aim of a liberal arts education is to equip a personality to relate with maturity in all dimensions of reality as a reflection of the Author of our shared humanity. Come see why! (Conference 2)

The Etiquette Factory (Monica Irvine), Disciplining Our Children without Breaking Their Spirits—Come and join me as we discuss essential principles that we must understand before discipline can be effective. Parents, if we’re not careful, even with the best of intentions, we can absolutely damage our children’s precious spirits. Come and listen. This could change everything in your home. (Ardmore 1)

Triangle Visions Optometry (Dr. Hilary Gesford), Vision Skills & Your Child’s Academic Performance—Learn how to enhance your child’s academic performance through fun and engaging visual-based games and activities like Zingo, Spot It, and Swish. Included will be demonstrations of several activities along with explanations of the correlation between certain visual exercises and visual development. (Ardmore 2)

Friday, May 31, 2019

Session 4 Friday 11:00 a.m.-noon
Beyond Personal Finance (Charla McKinley), How to Raise an Adult—Tips and tricks to help you raise a child who is prepared for the world to come. (Conference 1)

Educational Travel Adventures (Amy Wooten and Jan Atkinson), Educational Group Travel—This presentation will be about providing educational travel opportunities to homeschool groups of varying sizes. We will provide sample itineraries with sample student prices for inbound and outbound travel. We will discuss the learning opportunities and experiences provided by travel. (Conference 2)

Math U See/Spelling You See (Gretchen Roe), Spelling Success Achieved in Cooperation with How the Brain Learns—Spelling You See’s research-based methods empower students to develop skill and confidence in spelling through an effective, engaging, low-stress learning experience using four activities: listening, reading, copy work and dictation. Join us to learn how to teach spelling without stress or drama. (Ardmore 1)

JAARS (Debbie Newby), Airplanes to Alphabets—Be transported around the world at the Museum of the Alphabet which traces the history of the world’s alphabets from hieroglyphics to Chinese syllabary. Learn how you can take an educational adventure at JAARS, which can include multiple possibilities such as airplane and four wheel drive rides. (Ardmore 2)

Session 5 Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m.
BJU Press/ HomeWorks by Precept (Laurie Beachell), Master My Monster—Perils of a Classroom Teacher Turned Homeschool Mom—Do I dwell on my inadequacies? Do my feelings stem from soaking my thinking in self-pity? Join me as we choose to marinate our anxious thoughts in biblical truths! (Conference 1)

US Army (Deborah Saltmarsh), Free Education Programs for High School Students & Army Scholarship Opportunities—Free online college exam preparation tools and full-ride scholarship opportunities will be presented. (Conference 2)

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 3 styles of debate and 10 speech events. (Ardmore 1)

Awana (David Roach), Raising a Modern-Day Joseph—Powered by Awana—Do you have a spiritual plan for your children that goes from age 2-18? What if your child developed a faith as strong as Joseph’s that we read about in Genesis? We will look at some characteristics of Joseph’s life and how Awana can help you instill those characteristics in your children. (Ardmore 2)

Session 6 Friday 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Patrick Henry College (Beth Crossmon), How to Prepare Your Best College Application—You have questions as you begin your high school journey. Where will my student attend college? How will he get there? What preparation should I give? Learn about the high school-to-college process from a PHC recruiter who has helped families through the process and has had three sons attend PHC. (Conference 1)

My College Journey (Judy Williams, MS, EdS, NCC), My Bridge Year: A Structured Transition Program—My Bridge Year offers a structured transition year program for college-bound high school graduates with learning differences or on the autism spectrum—includes college advising, career exploration & transitional academics, including transferable college courses. (Conference 2)

Brain Balance (Doug Jackson), Addressing Academic, Behavioral and Social Issues from a Brain Based Perspective—Often in our lives, we are dealing with the symptoms of an issue and not the underlying problem. The same can be true when we look at a child struggling from an academic, behavioral or social perspective. In order to make deeper improvements for these children, we must look beyond the symptoms. (Ardmore 1)

RightStart Mathematics by Activities for Learning, Inc (Eve Hullette), RightStart™ Math: Why It Works—Have you heard the buzz about RightStart™ Math? Hear about our philosophy and what sets us apart from other curricula. We will teach children that a real mathematical problem is like a puzzle, that math is more than memorization, and that math is fun. Learn what’s special about our math program! (Ardmore 2)

Session 7 Friday 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Frontier Christian Academy (Dave Mugg), Transferable Skills vs. Recall: How a Different Educational Focus Can Make High School Resume-Relevant!—When you think back to high school, is “relevant” the word that springs to mind? Are you tired of answering your high schooler’s questions about whether a course is relevant? Learn how to make high school “resume relevant” with adult accomplishments and transferable skills. (Conference 1)

The Etiquette Factory (Monica Irvine), Raising our Boys to Be Gentlemen—Moms and dads of both girls and boys, come! Giving both your sons and daughters an example of a true gentleman in the home is the most powerful gift to give them. If you want your sons to be good husbands, good fathers and if you want your daughters to find such, then please come. You’ll love it. (Conference 2)

The Struggling Reader (Kristen Eckenwiler), The Struggling Reader—The Struggling Reader material has been designed for parents to have the ability to test their own children and to use the curriculum to teach to their individual weaknesses. This curriculum is not graded. It’s for beginning readers and struggling readers of all ages. Attend for additional 10% off. (Ardmore 1)

Math U See/Spelling You See (Gretchen Roe), Why Using Mathematics and Manipulatives Helps Your Child—(Ardmore 2)

Session 8 Friday 4:50-5:50 p.m.
Institute for Excellence in Writing (Laura House), Experience Excellence in Writing—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. (Conference 1)

ShillerLearning: Montessori at Home (Antoinette LaGrossa), 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Teaching Homeschool Math—Just starting out or seeing math frustration in your child? ShillerLearning can help you dodge mistakes most people unwittingly make when teaching math and put you on the path to true math understanding and success with easy-to-implement techniques. Help your child to learn and love math! (Conference 2)

HomeschoolTransitionCoach.com (Michele Wilcher), Planning for after High School—College Admissions, Gap Years or Other Options—Michele Wilcher is a homeschooling parent who also has over 30 years of experience in higher education admissions and financial aid. In this workshop, Michele will walk parents and students through the process of preparing for the transition from high school to college or other opportunities. (Ardmore 1)

America’s Remedy (John Ainsworth and Cliff Muncy), Critical Supplements for Your American History Student—Little is taught of political motivations behind, and outcome of, the post-Civil War Reconstruction Acts. Historian and legal activist John Ainsworth explains why these Acts are vital to understanding America’s current condition and reviews valuable teaching resources offered by America’s Remedy. (Ardmore 2)

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Session 9 Saturday 11:00 A.M.-Noon
BJU Press/HomeWorks by Precept (Bill Harmon), How to Successfully Teach Science to Your Teen—Teaching secondary science can be daunting. How can I make science interesting? How can I teach so as to promote understanding and not just memorization? How can I get my child to comprehend those difficult concepts like electricity and equilibrium? (Conference 1)

ACE- Accelerated Christian Education (Wayne Musson), Meeting Your Child’s Need through Individualization—Who are we to say that all children should learn the same way? God wants each individual to use the strengths and talents He has given them to achieve their special calling in life. Find out how different minds work differently. (Conference 2)

Brain Balance (Doug Jackson), Addressing Academic, Behavioral and Social Issues from a Brain Based Perspective—Often in our lives we are dealing with the symptoms of an issue and not the underlying problem. The same can be true when we look at a child struggling from an academic, behavioral or social perspective. In order to make deeper improvements for these children we must look beyond the symptoms. (Ardmore 1)

RightStart Mathematics by Activities for Learning, Inc (Eve Hullette), RightStart™ Math Card Games—Are you tired of flashcards? Use games to practice and review math facts. This workshop will show you fabulous and effective math card games that are easy and fun. Imagine your kids asking you to practice their math facts! Discover RightStart™ Math card games to help your child learn their math. (Ardmore 2)

Session 10 Saturday 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Classical Conversations (Jennifer Riels), Set Apart for a Purpose—Are you new to homeschooling? Do you need a fresh spring breeze in your home education? What does it mean to be set apart for a purpose? How do we learn? What do we learn? Why should we learn? Join us as we consider these questions and more. (Conference 1)

Bible In Stories (Glenn Ransom), Kiss Excuses Goodbye: Bringing Back Family Time and Bible Devotions—Want to bring your family together? Desire to help your family grow a relationship with God? Get caught up in not having enough time? Struggling to understand things or cannot find what you’re looking for? This session shows you a tool to overcome these and discover the benefits of family devotions. (Conference 2)

US Army (Deborah Saltmarsh), Free Education Programs for High School Students & Army Scholarship Opportunities—Free online college exam preparation tools and full-ride scholarship opportunities will be presented. (Ardmore 1)

Session 11 Saturday 1:50-2:50 p.m.
CreatEd Institute (Davis Normet), What Is the Purpose of Education? Beyond the Facts: Pursuing Maturity, Wisdom and Integrity—The liberal arts are often scorned as the pastime of the privileged or a waste of time for the worker. But we believe the aim of a liberal arts education is to equip a personality to relate with maturity in all dimensions of reality as a reflection of the Author of our shared humanity. Come see why! (Conference 1)

ecree (Jamey Heit), Combining Forces: How Writing Technology Can Be an Invaluable Partner for Students and Teachers—This session will examine the four-step process that students follow to learn any skill (presentation, practice, assessment and feedback) and look specifically at how ecree’s writing technology has been developed to deliver middle and high school opportunities that emphasize the last two steps. (Conference 2)

Beakers & Bricks, LLC (Dale W. Cox), Food Science Defined—This workshop will give an overview of food science. (Ardmore 1)

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