Workshop Descriptions

Learn more about our 2014 general workshop and keynote speakers here. A tentative workshop schedule is posted here

30th Anniversary Celebration
CHEO – Friday Keynote Two Session
Join us as we celebrate the faithfulness of God to Ohio’s homeschoolers over the past 30 years.  Special guests, a walk down memory lane, music, a plan for the future and more will be part of this special time.

A-Z of a Character Healthy Homeschool
Megan Scheibner
If we homeschool simply to achieve high academic marks, we are squandering the opportunity to influence our children for Christ. Character healthy leaders are those children who have learned to elevate virtues above feelings. If we spend our homeschooling hours simply on academics and activities, we may win the praise of man, but we risk losing the hearts of our children. In this conference, Megan, a homeschooling mother of eight, will challenge your homeschoolers to use every opportunity to teach their children to serve God by loving others and to love others by faithfully serving God.

Answers…to All the Reasons You Should Quit Homeschooling
Todd Wilson 
Do you have a child who doesn’t want to be homeschooled, in-laws who don’t understand your reasons for homeschooling, a spouse who isn’t sold on the idea, or a guilt complex reminding you that you have no business homeschooling your children? After all, those nagging, sometimes-silent disapprovals can crush a person under the weight of guilt and despair. You feel like a wave tossed to and fro because in your heart of hearts you feel God would have you homeschool…but then again, the arguments against it are almost drowning you. Join Todd, as he goes face to face with the naysayers and shows you how to address their concerns of why you shouldn’t homeschool your children.

Becoming a Successful Work from Home Homeschooling Mom
Jennifer Beck
Are you thinking of starting a home businesses?  Are you considering adding a part time job in addition to your family’s homeschooling schedule?  Since walking away from her television news career at the end of 2001, Jennifer has been a working homeschooling mom.  This includes working from home, working part time in an office, traveling for her job, and working full time out of the home. What is the formula for success in such a venture?  How can you be sure you are making the right decision and what is the best way to balance it all?  Jennifer uses Biblical principles to help you create your own, successful, work-homeschool plan.

Choosing Curriculum
Jennifer Beck
Whether you are a brand new homeschooler trying to plan your first year, or a veteran looking to change some things in your curriculum course, this workshop takes an in depth look at the curriculum options, learning styles, and what might work best for your individual family. In addition to curriculum, we’ll talk about how to teach multiple ages (including preschoolers and babies.) Plus, where do extracurricular activities, service projects, and chores fall into place? Time will be available for Q & A at the end.

Classical Astronomy: The Biblical Purpose for the Sun, Moon and Stars
Jay Ryan
From their very creation, the Sun, Moon and stars had been made by the LORD for the practical purposes of finding direction and for telling time… “for signs and for seasons and for days and years.” (Genesis 1:14). Down through history, the cycles of the Sun, Moon and stars had been used to mark the days, months and years. Everyone from common folk to scientists understood the signs in the sky. As part of the Quadrivium of sciences, Classical Astronomy was part of the classical liberal arts education, learned by everyone from ancient philosophers through the Founding Fathers of the AmericanRepublic. However, somewhere down the line, this knowledge was forgotten, and is now neglected or even omitted in contemporary classrooms and curricula. A knowledge of Classical Astronomy can be easily regained by Christian homeschoolers through systematic observation of the Sun, Moon and stars. Perhaps in so doing, our generation can truly come to appreciate how “The Heavens Declare the Glory of God.” (Psalm 19:1).

Common Core 101
Sarah Fowler – Friday at noon, Buckeye Room
In Common Core 101, Ohio State Board of Education Member, Sarah Fowler will provide an overview of the Common Core State Standards and aligned assessments.  Learn who developed the standards, why forty-six states have adopted them to date, and why some states are moving to “opt-out.”  Ms. Fowler will discuss the potential impact of the standards and assessments upon homeschooling families and college entrance.

Confessions of a Home School Grad: A look back at my education and how it has prepared me for the real world
Hannah Beck
As a parent, do you ever wonder if you’re doing enough? Do you question your plans and get tempted to lean on the public or virtual schools for high school direction? Homeschool graduate Hannah Beck gets personal with her experience as a homeschooler, her decision to delay college, despite being offered scholarships, and how homeschooling has shaped her focus on God’s plan for the future. If time, this session will can also include a Q & A session with former homeschool curriculum consultant/high school advisor Jennifer Beck.

Dad’s Hats
Larry Pruett
Do you realize the major role that dad needs to play in your homeschool? Learn the four major hats that dad needs to wear and how to handle these roles.

Dealing with Depression and Anxiety while Homeschooling: A Virtual Cup of Tea and a Reminder of Who You Are in Christ
Jennifer Beck
Your friends might homeschool a different way, and you wonder if you’re missing something. Your family questions what you are doing and quietly rumble about your kids’ math skills and social lives. You’re the only one in the neighborhood who avoids Halloween. And to top it all off, you just burnt supper while the baby clogged the toilet. Is there more? And are you really doing what God has called you to do? If so, why is it so tough?? Come to this workshop for a backrub and a cup of tea. A virtual backrub, using the loving hands of Jesus to work out all the stress and knots. Jennifer Beck, and her daughter, Hannah, combine music and ministry to give you just enough respite to prepare you to stand up again and say, “Yes, I can overcome and I will stand firm in God’s calling for our family’s life.”

Dream Dating
Larry Pruett
Larry will walk you through the ‘dream dating’ process; dating your wife…with a purpose. Learn how to create dates where you dream together and form a family purpose statement to use in guiding your family.

Equipping Your Child for a Focused Future
Jonathan Brush
With so many options and opportunities how do parents prepare their children to become  focused and successful adults? It is an age of information overload, we need decision makers. Education in America has primarily focused on transmitting knowledge, but the great challenge of our time is how to translate knowledge into wise choices. The priority of employers is not finding who has the most academic credentials, but working with those who can solve their company’s problems. Young men and women who become masters of making decisions have an exciting future ahead of them! Join us as we talk about what tools parents can use to train future generations to become the focused leaders of the information age.

Establishing a Family Identity
Steve and Megan Scheibner
In this session Steve and Megan discuss the 3 Pillars of Faith and how to utilize traditions, rituals, and daily routines to build a firm family identity and legacy. This teaching time is full of practical tips and techniques for nurturing a strong family foundation built on loyalty and faithful service to God.

Family Relationships and the New Commandment
Steve Demme
The new commandment is to love one another as Jesus has loved us, or “As I have loved you, love one another”. How has Jesus loved us? Focusing on God’s love through Jesus, we are given the pattern for how to love each other in our marriage and family.

Todd Wilson
Are you convinced that every homeschooling family except yours is great? Do you believe the lie that others are more organized, better prepared, have smarter kids, are wiser parents, and have a child in the national spelling bee? Well, let me set the record straight…that’s not the way it is! The truth is most moms feel inadequate. Homeschooling moms fear that they’re letting their kids down in their education and in example. They feel like their house is out of control, their children are beasts, and the sizzle has left their marriages. Join us as we unleash the power in being REAL. You’ll never be the same again.

Getting Started
Melanie Elsey
This workshop will include information on how to complete the entire notification form, developed in 1989. This form remains the current information required by our regulations. Suggestions for a curriculum outline will be included as well as the exact information required by the Ohio Regulations. Three assessment options will be presented. Information will be presented on how to fulfill the testing and written narrative requirements in the regulations. This is a practical “how-to” workshop intended to help new home educators meet the Ohio state requirements for notification and assessment.

Guiding Your Child through Discovery, Direction and Decision
Jonathan Brush
This presentation is for those who are thinking: “What is the 100% guaranteed way for parents to get their children make wise and thoughtful decisions?” Most parents have a secret fear of watching their children grow up to make poor, purposeless choices. You are not alone. When speaking with young adults, we find that many of them feel overwhelmed by the amount of choices they face. However, parents can walk with their children through these decisions, not by knowing the future, but through exploring their child’s life purpose by asking the right questions.

HomeschoolingHigh School: Can I do it? Why should I do it? How do I do it?
Rich and Barb Heki
Whether you’re just thinking about homeschooling high school, or you’ve already dived into the thick of it, you’ll learn how to design and implement a high school plan that will strategically hone each child’s skills and prepare them for God’s plan for the next chapter in their life, whether that be college, missions, marriage/family, the military, job or entrepreneurial endeavors … while simultaneously keeping family life and their relationship with Jesus Christ paramount.

“iGramma, iGrampa™ — Connecting with the Grandkids in the Digital Age”
Rich and Barb Heki
Are you tech-savvy? Or do you flee from computers and smart phones? This workshop is for all of you! Kids do everything digitally these days, so prepare to discover a variety of creative ways that grandparents can stay connected with their grandchildren in today’s digital world. Whether you prefer the simple or the complex, we’ll help you navigate past all the “iThis and iThats” and focus on the aspects of today’s technology that will enhance relationships. Parents, we’ll give you lots of ideas to share with grandparents who are unable to attend with you.

In My Seat
Steve Scheibner – Saturday Keynote Session
As a pilot for American Airlines, Steve was very close to the events of September 11th, 2001. Originally scheduled to be the First Officer on Flight 11, the first plane to hit the WorldTradeCenter, Steve knows first hand what it means to have someone die in his place, not once, but twice. His powerful and moving testimony of God’s provision will stimulate your church or organization to examine their own lives in light of eternity. Steve’s message entitled “Are You a Someday Saint or a Borrowed Time Believer?” will motivate believers to a life of purpose and challenge non-believers to recognize their need for the Savior.

Intro to Charlotte Mason
Sue Pruett
Sue will introduce you to the gentle, natural, successful methods developed over a century ago by a woman dedicated to seeing that every child receive an excellent education.

It’s Not Rocket Science!
Joan Hartley
This workshop is designed to take the mystery out of teaching children with unique learning styles or challenges. It will give a general overview of topics in special education including terminology and common disability categories. Its goal is to equip parents with basic knowledge in order to gain confidence in teaching their special needs children at home. Various community based services available to special needs children will be explored as will the question, “How do I know if I’m in over my head?”

Journey of a Husband and Father
Steve Demme
With all of the best intentions, Steve set out to be the best Dad he could be for his four sons who are now adults. This adventure in parenting is a lifelong process and he is still learning how to have his heart restored to his children. As a dad he made many mistakes and had many of his own blind spots revealed. Thankfully God is a Redeemer and does work all things together for good.

Legislative Update
Melanie Elsey
Updates will be provided on current state and federal legislation and other policies that affect our families, including our capacity to home educate our children.

Launching the “Next Greatest Generation”
Bryan Hart
The coming years will be filled with challenge and adversity, but those who decide to contend with the current of the culture will have a powerful impact on their world. Our children’s generation is labeled the “Pampered Generation” or the “Me Generation” by those who say that they have big visions with no desire to act. But we say that your children will be called “The NEXT Greatest Generation.” This session is for those who believe in a decisive vision for their children.

Living Books to Language Arts
Sue Pruett
Sue will define what a living book is, share examples of living books, and give you a guide on how to evaluate a book to determine if it is genuinely a living book. She will also share with you how to use a living book in your child’s education, and show you just how EASY it is to use living books.

Mini Maestro: Tips for your musical and not so musical Mozart
Hannah Beck
So you know the value of music in your home school curriculum, but when is it a good time to start and when are you demanding too much from your child? Homeschool graduate and professional recording artist, Hannah Beck, reflects on her years of musical instruction as well as her experience as a music lesson teacher. Yes, music is important, but for whom, when, and how much?

More than Math Facts (Psalm 78:6-7)
Todd Wilson – Friday Keynote Session
If you’ve ever wondered if what you’re doing really matters, then you need to hear what Todd has to say…and more importantly what GOD has to say about parenting and homeschooling.

It’s hard to believe that what you do matters when your kids are throwing tantrums, you can’t stand to sing (or hear) the alphabet song another time, and your non-homeschooling friends seem to be having the time of their lives. But what you do in your home and homeschool does matter…it matters more than you could ever imagine.

Nine Practices of Proactive Parents
Steve Scheibner
Intensely practical and Bible based, the nine practices of the proactive parent is designed to give parents both the tools they need and the hope necessary to build a Christ-centered character-driven home environment. The nine practices are a great way to revitalize parents in the all important task of parenting. This session with take highlights from the 10- week Parenting Matters small group study. Together, we will unwrap the Three Pillars of Parenting, The Motivation Model, The Growth Continuum, The Proactive vs. Reactive Parent, and more.

Nurturing Hearts of Worship
Sandra Allen Lovelace
We spend a lot of time focusing on academics. Ever wonder what God says about teaching our children to worship? Curt and Sandra Lovelace have spent more than 30 years pursuing the topic. Sandra will offer insights on uncovering God’s call to you and your family. Join her as she sorts out the answers to the what as well as the why and how.

Our Journey to Charlotte Mason Math
Sue Pruett
It’s not easy teaching math to someone who just doesn’t want to learn it. Sue will share her journey, and how she came to a place where her children now look forward to math lessons, and so does she!

Please Touch!
Joan Harltey
Join us as we learn about and experiment with multi-sensory approaches to learning. Simple yet specific strategies for teaching reading, math, and writing will be presented. Intervention packets will be provided and some fun, manipulative instructional materials will be made for use at home.

Put Off/Put On of Parenting
Steve Scheibner
Parenting and Marriage have a great deal in common. Both are loaded with challenges and pitfalls. Ephesians 4:22-24 gives us insight into parenting and marriage success by introducing us to the principle of Put-off and Put-on. This joint seminar will give you the practical tools to raise the standard in your marriage and in your parenting.

Streams of Mercy: Concert with Hannah Beck
Hannah Beck
Hannah Beck, homeschool graduate and recording artist, will present an hour of original music sure to sooth and encourage.  If you need to be refreshed in your journey, or just appreciate excellent music, be sure to stop by the Harrison room.

Strength Based Instruction
Joan Hartley
This workshop will provide ideas for building upon and teaching to the God given strengths of individual children. Parents attending this session should come with their child’s specific strengths and interests in mind. A guided framework will be provided to strategize ways to build our children’s confidence and proficiency by teaching to their strengths.

Support Group Leader Meet and Greet
CHEO – Saturday at 12:00, Taft Room
Support group and co op leaders are welcome to this hour of encouragement geared for those who are currently helping to facilitate support for homeschooling families across Ohio.  This event is sponsored by Classical Conversations.

That You May Not Grow Weary
Larry and Sue Pruett
This session will give you the ‘shot in the arm’ to leave this conference energized and ready to run with endurance the race that is set before you- inspired homeschooling!

The Battle between the Two Dogs
Joe Schillero
A teaching on Galatians 5:16-17. Teaching people to be victorious in the battle between the flesh and the Spirit; Helping  people to understand how what we allow into our eyes, ears and minds effects this battle.

The Busy Child
Joan Hartley
According to a study by NorthwesternUniversity, the diagnosis of ADD and ADHD rose 66% between 2000 and 2010. Just how reliable are all these new identifications? This workshop is designed to take a balanced look at our busy children in order to evaluate and address behaviors that may prove challenging but which are an integral part of the way in which they are “fearfully and wonderfully made”. Building upon the strengths of our busy children as well as creating learning environments that will bring out their best selves will be a central theme.

The Character Conscious Mom
Megan Scheibner
Being a Mom is about so much more than feeding, dressing, and driving our kids to play-dates. With only a few short years to impart important spiritual truths to our children, every day becomes an important opportunity for teaching, training, and modeling Christlikeness. A Discipling Mom conference will give mothers the tools they need to disciple their children in the important areas of prayer, service, Bible study, scripture memorization, and true fellowship. Mom’s will walk away encouraged and strengthened, knowing that although discipling their children seems a huge task, God is on their side.

The Reluctant Reader
Dr. Karen Holinga
This workshop will focus on the reluctant reader, the difference between a phonics and a whole language approach, how to decide the right curriculum for your child, and children with reading disabilities.  Join us for a lively discussion and bring a notebook!

Understanding One Other and Building Each Other Up in the Lord
Steve Demme
Each member of the family is uniquely qualified and designed to understand and support one another. From communication tips and personality insights, we will look at practical ways to love one another and build each other up in the Lord. “Bear one another’s burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

“What’s A Grandparent to Do … Beyond Babysitting?”
Rich and Barb Heki
Grandparents and Parents — Bring your notebooks, because this workshop will present an amazing array of practical, creative, hands-on ideas to help grandparents deepen their relationships with the grandchildren (and give parents some much-needed help!) by actively engaging the grandparents in the family’s home-education adventure — whether they live locally or long-distance.

What’s the Message behind the Media?
Joe Schillero 

A teaching on Colossians 2:8. Teaching people that behind every media choice is a message or philosophy that is being taught to us.  How do we have discernment?

What to Do When Your Plan Doesn’t Go According to Plan
Todd Wilson
We like things nice and neat, orderly, and with a predictable outcome. And while it plays out nicely on television, the honest truth is that most of the time OUR plans don’t ‘come together’. Instead, our plans too often fall apart, disintegrate right before our eyes, and leave us dumbfounded and stunned.

I’ve talked to plenty of homeschooling parents who were sold a plan. They followed the plan and then later stood before me with tears in their eyes because the plan “didn’t come together.” “We did everything THEY said to do,” they say. “We didn’t have TV…we homeschooled…we ate organic…we only wore dresses…we sheltered and protected…our kids played the violin…we emphasized the classics…we never missed family devotions…we emphasized purity…we birthed our children at home…we had a home business” and on and on the list goes. They feel betrayed, angry, and lost.

I have to admit that several years ago when I heard their sob stories I inwardly wondered what they had done wrong. I believed that they must have gotten the WRONG plan…or didn’t carry the plan out according to the instructions. And while some of that may be true, I know NOW that sometimes our plans don’t come together because God has a DIFFERENT PLAN. Join me as we take a honest and humorous look at plans, why they fall apart, and what to do when they have.

Plan to be reinvigorated and challenged by funny guy Todd Wilson as he shares the impact you make in the world when you’re teaching math facts.

“When Grandpa and Grandma Don’t Support Homeschooling”
Rich and Barb Heki
Got stress? The most wonderful home education journey can become stressful, agonizing, even overwhelming when Grandpa and Grandma (or other family members) oppose homeschooling. This workshop will equip you with survival tactics, plus strategies for getting them on board, as well as navigating the everyday interactions with grandparents who don’t share the homeschooling parents’ religious convictions.

“When Grandpa or Grandma Lives with the Homeschooling Family”
Rich and Barb Heki
This workshop addresses the family dynamics, individual character issues and ministry opportunities, not to mention schedule modifications and “territory” adjustments, that arise when a grandparent moves in with the homeschooling family.


The following workshops are offered by our exhibitors.  Workshops are may include information about the presenting exhibitor’s product or service.  Exhibitor workshops are not recorded.

V*A Light for Our Path
Daughters of Decision
This workshop is for daughters. Melanie, Kristen, and Melissa Thomsen (homeschool graduates) will share about Scripture memory and how God is using verses they have memorized in their lives. Come and be encouraged as they share from personal experience and offer practical ideas on memorizing God’s Word. Bring your Bible and a pen.

V*Clever Crazes for Kids
Clever Crazes for Kids
This workshop will show you exciting ways to use our FREE educational website (, for students in Kindergarten through 8th grades. You’ll learn about our interactive, academic activities and our physical fitness challenge, through which your kids can even win great prizes! You’ll also learn how you can access lesson plans for problem-solving unit studies. Yes, it’s really all FREE! Plus, come to this session and receive a FREE backpack!

V* College Plus—Training For A well-Lived Life
College Plus, Session Saturday Noon
College Plus – Training for a well-lived life, and a degree! Find out how your student can be equipped to determine their purpose, gain the skills they need to be successful, and launch into life with a fully accredited bachelors degree.

V*Evolution vs. God DVD Showing & Presentation
Master Books, Session Friday Noon
The 35min DVD, Evolution vs. God, will be shown, a brief presentation will follow, and everyone who attends (10 and up) will receive 1 FREE copy of the DVD. Follow Ray Comfort as he unravels Darwin’s beliefs and reveals the truth of a Creator God. This is a perfect evangelistic tool for anyone questioning the existence of God and His hand in creation.

V*Experience Excellence in Writing
Institute for 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. This workshop will give you an overview of the program and show you how you can get started.

V*How to Build Lifelong Learners With Math-U-See
Come see how to teach math with a skill based, multi-sensory approach from counting to Calculus.  Teach your child to understand math and build a foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

V*Holistic Living through Healthy Home-Ec
Healthy Home Ec, Session Saturday Noon
In this workshop, Maryann Iffland, a home-educating mom of 4 for over 15 years, and a registered nurse with a passion for holistic living, will share how we are being misinformed and deceived in what constitutes healthful food choices, and how returning to the truth of God’s Word can guide us into healthier living.

V*Learn to Read and Write with PAL
Institute for Excellence in Writing, Session Friday Noon
Announcing IEW’s Primary Arts of Language (PAL), a beginning reading and writing program based on Anna Ingham’s 70-year legacy. Designed to provide everything you need to start your K-2 students reading and writing, these multisensory, interactive materials will give your children a foundation for excellence in writing as they take delight in learning

V* Life-Changing Devotions For Your Family
AbideWithHim, Session Friday Noon
Perhaps the most important thing parents can model for their children is a consistent, life-changing daily devotion. Yet many of us struggle as parents to do this. Consequently we are robbed of a certain amount of joy, peace and wisdom, and we deny our children the opportunity to see us embrace the daily habit that pays some of the greatest dividends in life. Through AbideWithHim, Noel Dear leads people in devotions thousands of times each week in a system that’s easy, family-focused, Bible-centered and life-changing. Listen to Noel share this comprehensive program families around the world are embracing.

V*Medical Transcription from Home
The Medical Transcription Service, Session Saturday Noon
Deborah is actively recruiting medical transcriptionists to work from home. Discover a step-by-step guide to what medical transcription is; medical transcription versus medical billing and coding; learning medical transcription simply and cost-effectively, avoiding expensive and common mistakes.  You will learn how to work for a national service, as a scribe, editor, or transcriptionist.  Topics include earning potential, computers and software, transcription equipment, electronic files, how to get hands-on work experience, and more. Your instructor has been a medical transcriptionist for more than 30 years, operates a large MT biz, and teaches for colleges.  You’ll enjoy her warmth, humor, and practical advice. Any questions?

V*Preparing for Life, Not Just a Degree
College Plus
We need Christians trained to achieve excellence in whatever they are called to do. Learn how your student can determine their purpose, master powerful thinking skills, and be prepared to launch into college and beyond.

V*Preschool and Kindergarten without Tears
Ready-Made Preschool
Preschoolers and kindergarteners are like sponges, ready and eager to learn, but it must be fun and engaging!  Learn the important skills young children need to learn, how to develop lessons that are age appropriate and engaging, and how to incorporate quality literature into your day.  You will leave this session confident that you can homeschool your young child!

V*Raising Children to Affect Change (Matthew 28:19-20) –
Concerned Veterans for America, Session Saturday Noon
We don’t have to accept the world as it is. In fact, as Christians, we are called to actively engage our culture and change the world we live in. So how do we develop an activist mindset in our kids? How do we teach our kids to critically engage our world to affect positive change? Some of the last words Jesus left us with before His ascension was the Great Commission. We are not called to “make salvations” but to “make disciples.” This is done through actively engaging in relationships, and getting involved in our communities. It implies community and it implies active engagement. You simply cannot be effective while being disengaged and disconnected from what is going on in the world. This applies to our families, our communities, the culture in general, and in the political sphere as well.

V*Remember SB 248, the Worst Home School Bill EVER!
Ohioans for Educational Freedom
Out of nowhere, SB 248 interrupted our lives! For four days last December, homeschoolers around Ohio dropped their Christmas plans and went to work. OEF Director Mark Stevenson shares what he believes gave us victory during that week and how we, not only as homeschoolers but citizens, can have continued success in dealing with legislators and policy makers to remain vigilant and show quick and lasting results for the next go round. Mark gives an easy-to-learn outline on what it takes to be effective in making sure you are heard and understood by public officials. He points to resources that can be used to teach your children in your home school setting how to act appropriate and what techniques work. You will walk away from this workshop and be ready to show others in your group how it works!

Demme Learning
Learn how hundreds of children have become confident, successful spellers using the methods taught in Spelling-U-See.  There are no weekly spelling lists, no weekly spelling tests, and no time-consuming instructor preparation. Instead, a brief daily activity helps students integrate writing, reading, speaking, and listening.

V*Using Essential Oils in Your Home
Joel & Deena Royalty, Young Living Independent Distributors,
Session Friday Noon
Come and experience a basic course on the origin and uses of essential oils. You will be amazed at the versatility of these oils and how they work for your home and family. Did you know that essential oils can be used to replace almost every item in your medicine cabinet? Used as far back as Bible times for healing and health, oils continue to be a source of alternative and wholesome healing, aromatherapy, flavoring, and more for many people.  Not all oils are created equal, so you need to be informed concerning your sources for oils.  This session will include free giveaways and exciting opportunities!  You don’t want to miss it!

V*Using Online Flashcard-Like Drills
Amy’s Flashcards
Discover how your child can benefit from using online flashcard-like drills found at Mental math involves a lot more than memorizing basic math facts. When you get to more advanced levels like two and three digit addition or multiplication one needs to know certain tricks and strategies to perform these calculations without pencil or paper.  Retired math and computer teacher, Steve Sobek, will go over some of these tricks and demonstrate how the drills should be used to maximize benefit.  Steve will also cover how to use drills relating to geography, music, Bible and vocabulary.

V*Walking with Jesus
Daughters of Decision
This workshop is for daughters.  Melanie, Kristen and Melissa Thomsen (homeschool graduates) will share about the Quiet Time and how God uses this special time with Him in their lives.  They will also share the what, why, where, when and how to having a daily Quiet Time.  Bring your Bible, a pen and join others in looking at what God’s Word says about spending time with Him.

V* You Can Teach Your Child to Play Music, Even if You Don’t Play Yourself!
Barr None Music/ Learn to Play
You can teach your child to play music, even if you don’t play yourself! Topics include: Everyone can learn to play– Barr None, getting starting, everything you need to know, how to teach yourself or your children, questions and answers.