Enjoy listening to past recorded webinars. You may listen at anytime – day or night – by clicking the webinar title. Special thanks to HSLDA for sponsoring the CHEO webinars, and to CHEO’s Webinar Coordinator, Dawn Borris, for arranging and managing each session.
Melanie Elsey, CHEO Legislative Liaison
Melanie Elsey has a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a Bachelor of Science degree in special education. After serving as a learning disabilities teacher in Ohio’s public school system, she stepped out the classroom to fulltime responsibilities at home. She and her husband, John, home educated their three children (K-12) and are now enjoying grandparenthood. Melanie has served as CHEO’s legislative liaison since 1994. In this capacity she provides analysis of pending legislation and potential changes in policy that would have an impact on home educating families. She and John, currently serve on CHEO’s Board of Directors.
In this webinar, Melanie gives updates on current legislation and other policies that affect our families, including our capacity to home educate our children. There is also a review of the education reforms sweeping the nation and reasons home educators should be paying attention to state and federal policies.
Melanie Hexter is the author of Winning With Literature! This webinar includes a “back-to-the-basics” conversation about how to recover from the mid-year blues that many homeschoolers face this time of year. Melanie addresses 8 practical ideas for Christian moms who want to redeem these winter months & hopefully recover some hope and joy for themselves! Struggles WILL Come, Seasons Come and Seasons Go, Don’t Isolate Yourself, Get Practical, Avoid Comparisons, Start Planning, Do Something Outside the Box, & Stay Anchored.
SUE PRUETT (aka: The Charlotte Mason Girl)
EXTRA’S THAT AREN’T EXTRA
Music, Composer Study, Artist Study, Handcrafts, Folk Songs, Hymns, Foreign Language, Free reading, and Poetry. Do these sound like the always-just-out-of-reach icing on the cake? Do you feel you have too much else to do, and you just can’t fit in all these ‘fun’ studies? Are these just special treats reserved for the super-organized mom sitting next to you at home school group? Well, Sue Pruett would like to encourage you that you CAN do these, and give your children the excellent education you desire for them! These subjects are just as vital as history, math, and science to your curriculum! Come, learn how you can have that icing on the cake – and give it to your children, as well – even first thing in the morning! (Now who’s mother ever told them to have dessert first?!)
TAMING YOUR TIME
Join Laura Geis, founder of HomeschoolAdviceOnline.com and 2012 CHEO convention speaker, as she shares “Don’t Get Tired, Get Results: How to Tame Your Time.” You’ll learn how to eliminate four common time-wasters and practical tips on how to make time for the important things in your life – God, your spouse, your kids, school, housework, and yes, YOU! This presentation is brimming with practical tips tailor-made for busy, homeschooling moms.
Steve shares the first hour on the topic of Matthew 11, Learning with Jesus whose yoke is easy and whose burden is light, followed by a 30 minute Q&A session. Fun session with lots of encouragement!
STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT COLLEGE
Today, students leave college with an average student loan debt of about $30,000. Only 53% of entering college freshmen graduate within six years, and almost half of college sophomores show no significant improvement in learning compared to when they entered college. At the end of it all, students often have no idea what they want to do with their life, and, sadly, they discover that only about half of their graduating class can even find a job. It doesn’t have to be this way! What if there were ways for your student to discover their life purpose first and then build a college education around that? What if they could earn a college degree debt-free in less than four years? What if your student could be 30% more likely to find a job upon graduation because they were spiritually mentored and prepared to pursue their God-given calling? Would you be interested in learning more?
THE SELF PROPELLED ADVANTAGE
Joanne, a favorite speaker at the 2011 and 2012 CHEO conventions, will teach us how to incorporate self-mastery, mastery, and self-learning all in one. No matter the age of your child you will go away gleaning new ways to get your children self-motivated. If you have had the privilege of hearing Joanne in the past you know she is full of excellent wisdom. Join us for this one of a kind webinar topic.