Heart for Home School Ministries, Inc.
Annual Winter Conference
"Back To Basics"
Keynote Speakers: Hal and Melanie Young
Where: Church of the Holy Cross
2301 W. Millbrook Rd
Raleigh, NC 27612
Friday evening registration 6 pm and workshops 7 pm- 9 pm
Saturday registration 8 am and workshops 9 am- 3 pm
Be sure to register early for this conference
Pre-register through midnight tonight! 1/31/13
If you have pre-registered you may pay at the door!
Pre-register online, Call (919) 872-2782 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Children's Workshop Track
students grades K-8
7:00 pm- 8:00pm Friday evening
9:00 am- 2:00 pm Saturday
Explore colonial family life and learn about the cultures of four groups that settled in the state’s three regions.
- Come have a look at reproduction
- play with toys, and
- listen to period music.
- Learn about clothing, housing, cooking, education, and trade
Hal and Melanie Young
have eight children, six of them boys, and have home schooled from
the beginning. They've served seventeen years in local support group
leadership, as well as thirteen years on the board and three terms as
president of NCHE ( North Carolinians for Home Education) . We've written on
homeschooling, family issues, and educational policy for journals and
magazines in three countries and spoken all over the country
including HSLDA's international leadership conference in 2008.
Janice Campbell and her husband Donald of Ashland, Va.homeschooled their sons from preschool into early college using a lifestyle of learning approach influenced by Charlotte Mason, classical learning, and the Thomas Jefferson method. Her books and resources reflect Janice’s focus on twaddle-free, active learning (she did have boys, after all!).Janice speaks at conferences nationwide on subjects including literature, writing, high school records and transcripts, as well as microbusiness and multiple streams of income for homeschool families. She is the author of the Excellence in Literature curriculum for grades 8-12, Transcripts Made Easy and Get a Jump Start on College, among other things. She is also Director of the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE). Her website, www.Everyday-Education.com, offers inspiration, resources, and a free e-newsletter
James and Tanya Dickens, Home School Advocates, have been married for nearly fifteen years after being introduced by a mutual friend and dating only six weeks. After nearly ten years of marriage they decided to adopt a child. BUT God thought it better that they adopt two. One year and three preschools later, home school became the perfect solution for the Dickens family. After becoming a full - fledged home school family and serving on state and local home school boards, they decided to adopt a little boy accompanied by a little sister.
This is only the beginning of the new found success that Tanya and James are enjoying.
Mari Fitz-Wynn is a home school veteran of 17 years. Together with her husband Edward, they home schooled their six children. Mari is Founder and President of Heart for Home School Ministries, Inc. Mari regularly contributes to the NCHE Green House Magazine and a variety of other magazines and e-zines of interest to home school families, and women. She speaks to local home school support groups and at women's conferences and retreats across the country. Mari is the Lobbyist for NCHE. ( North Carolinians for Home Education)
Diane Allen has been homeschooling for over 15 years. Diane was a highschool science teacher before homeschooling her own three children..She has been a certified Woodcock-Johnson administrator for over 12 years.
Kristy Daughtry, NC Division of Non Public Education
Lynne Taylor has been homeschooling since 1998. She and her husband Andy have 3 daughters, two are home school graduates. Lynne is a partner in the LLC. "The Fieldtrip Gals!" She's been a guest writer for Heart For Home School Ministries, Inc. "Heart Matter." She is a local support group leader, a co-op teacher, speaker for the NCHE Home school conference and Heart For Home School conferences.
Michael Taylor, and his wife Lynn raised four sons whom they home educated from the beginning through high school. They started two local support groups in Gastonia and Lexington. Michael is currently president of the Lexington group. He was instrumental in the formation of NCHE, and with the battle in the legislature to pass a favorable home school law. He subsequently served on the NCHE board 17 years, three years as president and 15 years as coordinator of the NCHE Book Fair. He is a professional electrical engineer who works for utility clients up and down the east coast.
Toriano and Angela Highsmith Armstrong graduated their first son this past June, and have home schooled over 8 years. During their first years of home schooling, they used their trucking company as an educational tool by schooling over the road on the big rig. This gave their oldest as well as their middle child the unique opportunity unlike any other - to be able to understand geography by exploring the highway. Now that they are starting all over again with one in kindergarten. Angela is a local support group leader and the Administrative Assistant for Heart for Home School Ministries, Inc. They have 3 young men; 18, 10,and 5 years old, they have been married 12 years.
Dori Staehle has close to 20 years of tutoring and consulting experience and has worked with public, private, and home schooled students and their families. She is a former homeschooling parent and a former Admissions Counselor.Dori loves to speak to homeschooling groups about managing ADHD symptoms naturally, homeschooling tips, transcript preparation, and the college maze.
Workshop presenters and workshop descriptions:
Friday Evening Keynote Speakers:
Hal and Melanie Young
Teaching Styles for Home Educators
heard lots about our children's learning styles, but what about those
on the other side? Come join me as I lead you through the ups and
downs, ins and outs of teaching at home. Hands- on activities, tips
and worksheets to help you discover the best teacher you can be
Left Brain, Right Brain
I'm Not So Sure About This(Especially for dads)
So your mate wants to home school your children, but you're full of questions, concerns,and uneasiness. Will they get into college? Can they find a job? Will they have any frineds? What about sports? Will we be weird? Hal has answered the concerns of hundres of new home schoolers, and especially dads. He'll help you find out the truth and figure out what's best for your family..
Keynote: Homeschooling Is Not Enough (Hal and Melanie)
None of it will matter if they don't follow Christ. Many homeschoolers hope and pray that because they've home schooled, their children will turn out all right, but unfortunately we are seeing a number of home schooled children turning away from God in rebellion. We can't make our children serve Christ, but we can make sure we aren't standing in the way! Find out about the power of delighting in your children and loving them as Christ loves us. Hear how to point them to the Savior and teach them to serve Him.
Saturday Morning 9:00 AM
Starting Over Again
Just when you think you're headed down the home stretch of the home school journey, along comes another blessing - a child. Angela will share her experience of how she found encouragement and motivation as her family transitioned from one milestone to the next. Come learn how to take the challenge of teaching children with vast age differences, and turn it into an opportunity for greater adventures, and gain innovative ideas for teaching.
Homeschooling Your Gifted Child Without Losing Your Mind Yes, they're bright, but they're also challenging, exasperating, and know which buttons to push. This workshop will help you choose the right materials, methods, and address your child's unique social, emotional, and physiological needs.
"Testing 1,2,3" Angie Cutlip
Testing, One, Two, Three: We will discuss the model of Assessing,
Planning, Teaching, and Evaluating as an on-going part of your
home school. This is way more important than standardized testing! With
that being said, this workshop will describe the legal requirements in
N.C. for standardized testing. You will receive an overview of the
different test options to help you determine which option is best for
your home school. Based on the needs of the group, we can cover such
topics as interpreting your child’s scores, testing for students with
special needs, how to prepare your students for standardized testing
situations, and more. We can even cover what government has to do with
home school and why you should be active at protecting your rights to
home school. I will start the session out with an overview and then
assess the needs of the group to determine our focus.
What to Read and How and Why to Read It: A Practical Look at Student Reading
Sometimes homeschooling feels like one of those plate-spinning acts and you wonder how in the world you're going to meet everyone's needs. The baby needs to be changed, the toddler is playing in the toilet, your high schooler is impatiently waiting for you to help with his biology experiment, and two other children say, "I can't do anything else without you, Mom." Melanie Young, mother of eight, shares encouragement and ideas for how to keep all of those plates spinning at once without your life spinning out of control. Learn how to raise independent learners, keep the household moving, and be sure the little ones get enough attention.
James and Tanya Dickens
When Purpose Outweighs Common Sense
James and Tanya are both rational and logically thinking people, but all of their major life decisions seem to be devoid of any common sense:Marrying each other after only dating six weeks Adopting two children at the same time. Tanya, quitting her career to stay at home to raise and homeschool their two daughters; Adopting two additional children at the same time, and now homeschooling four children on one income.
Come and hear how committing to homeschooling your children can be one of the best decisions you can hope to make for your family, even though on paper, a decision like that makes no common sense.
Melanie Young ( with Samuel Adams Young)
Surviving Learning to Read
What do you do when reading's not that easy? When reading isn't happening when you thought it would? Melanie and her son Samuel, who learned to read well at 11, talk about the struggle and five you hope for the future.
Luncheon Keynote Speaker:
Michael Taylor, Founder and President of H.O.P.E. home school support group
"The Purpose of Our Homeschooling"
1:00 PM Saturday
How We Chose to Home School and How We Get it Done
Hal and Melanie Young, James and Tanya Dickens, Angela and Toriano Armstrong Take advantage and learn from the many and varied experiences as these home school veterans provide their take on what has made their home school journey successful, and what they won't try again!
Freedom in America
This workshop takes a serious look at what freedom we have and how to protect it in a modern day society convinced that we as homeschoolers know nothing.
Keynote:My Beloved and My Friend
Homeschool marriages break up, too. How can this be? What is wrong when a family at the forefront of the culture war spins apart? If you homeschool, you know you're in a spiritual battle. Don't let your marriage be the weak point in your family's armor. Find out about challenges your marriage may face and how to work through them, not just to stay together, but to find joy and strength in each other as your mirror the relationship of Christ and the church to your children -- and the rest of the world.
Annual Winter Conference 2012
Phil Downer is a popular national speaker at many men's events such as Promise Keepers, and he has been featured twice on Focus On the Family.
He brings passion and experience to help your family navigate their way to answer these questions and more. Plan to join us as he shares his practical insight in teaching and modeling spiritual truths that will encourage and inspire your family's attitude toward home education . Each of his compelling workshops will re-energize your approach to home school!
NCHE Regional Director
Saturday Featured Keynote Speaker:
When: February 3-4, 2012
Friday Evening Registration 6 PM
Workshops 7:00-9:00 PM
Saturday Morning Registration 8 AM
Workshops 8:30 AM- 3:30 PM
- Full conference attendance-
$20.00 (individual) /$30.00 (family)
- 1 Day conference attendance-$15.00 (individual) $25.00 (family)
- Scholarships Available
- Lunch is included
- Children are welcome to attend student workshops, but no childcare will be provided.
Workshop presenters and descriptions: Times TBA
Where: Celebration Family Church
8700 Capital Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27616
Three ways to register for this conference
Call (919) 872-2782
Register and pay at the door
Conference Program Agenda
Exposing a Trojan Horse by Beal Media.Hosted by Lynne Taylor
"Experience is the Best Teacher" Sharon Henderson
Sharon and her husband Dave serve as the Region 8 Directors for NCHE. Sharon is also the moderator for the 'spiceline' homeschool loop.
"Live and Learn for Kids" Sharon Puryear
. Sharon and her partner Debbie Jackson own Live&Learn Folders,llc.
8:00 PM Friday Evening Keynote: "Parental Choice and You"
Do you know about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Dave Henderson, NCHE Region 8 Director.
Saturday 8:30 AM
"Supporting the Homeschool Mom" Phil Downer
"Navigating Two Worlds: Disability Services and Home School"
"Home School is a lot like the DMV" Lynne Taylor
"Introducing 'Live and Learn Folders" Sharon Puryear
"Building Effective Teamwork and Intimacy in Homeschool" Marriage Phil Downer
"Car Care Tips for Teens" ( and others) Andy Taylor
He resides with his wife Lynne, and their three daughters in Mooresville, NC
Live & Learn's Make It/Take It: Birds! Sharon Puryear
"Fresh Techniques for Teaching Your Struggling (Possibly Right Brained) Student" Diane Allen
www.dallenhomescholreviews.com. You can learn more about her business at www.dallenassociates.com
"Career and College Promise programs 101" Jennifer Willis
Jennifer Willis serves as the Director of Government Relations, North Carolina Community College System
"Team Athletics for Home School Athletes" Ernie Hodges
"Testing 1,2,3" Angie Cutlip
"Re-energize, Mom First" Angela Armstrong
11:00 AM Saturday Featured Keynote Speaker Phil Downer:
"Resolving Conflict in Homeschool Families"
"Keeping in Touch with the Real You" Sybil Mitchell Simmons
Sybil Mitchell Simmons, mother of Troy, Justin and Bryan and wife of Cleveland, is at home in schooling in Supply, NC.
"Athletic Scholarships for Home School Students" Ernie Hodges
Hosted by Diane Allen
"Leaving a Legacy: How Fathers and Sons Can "Team Up" For A Life Of Impact Through Discipleship" Phil Downer
"Changing Our World"! Anna Cunningham and Lynne Taylor
True Colors Dr. Chena' Flood,Director, DNPE (NC Division of Non-Public Education)
"So, What’s Your Home School Look Like"? or “Choosing and Using Curriculum” Angie Cutlip
"Changing the World by Reaching One Person at a Time through Homeschooling" Phil Downer