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2007

Below are listed some of the exhibitor workshops from the 2007 expo.  Be sure and check back soon for the 2008 exhibitor workshops.
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 30 2007:

Fri., 8:30 am: John Thrower of Family Vision Library

Are Classics really Classics?" A discerning view of what God's standards for a classic book is and what the worlds standard is.

Fri., 9:45 am: Tameka Easter of MOST--Missouri's 529 College Savings Plan This workshop will highlight the importance of saving for college and how the MOST plan makes it easy and affordable.

Fri., 11:00 am: Molly Nesham of Mathnasium (N Lightening Education) Put Some Pep in your Math: This hands-on workshop will provide information on using games to teach math. Participants will play, learn, and get to take home a new game courtesy of the Mathnasium Learning Center in St. Peters, MO.

Fri., 12:15 pm: Michael Cordner of The Pillar Foundation

Come and hear about The Pillar Foundation of Ellisville, MO, which offers free courses for high school homeschoolers in the St. Louis area.

Fri., 1:30 pm: Steve Moitozo of North Atlantic Regional High School Learn about a highly-flexible home school diploma program that is well-regarded throughout the nation. Implement your high school program based on your student's gifts and interests using parent-selected curriculum and materials. You can maintain the autonomy of a self-designed high school program while benefiting from the experience and expertise of the NARHS staff to guide and answer your questions. For every attendee of this workshop, a special pricing program will be explained that can save you over 50%! Steve Moitozo, the founder of NARHS, is one of America's featured conference speakers. He is polished, humorous, insightful and dynamic as he explains the very creative, very home school-friendly NARHS program. You'll enjoy the entire hour you spend with him. Bring your high school student with you!

Fri., 3:00 pm: Joanne Calderwood of URtheMom.com (1st part) The Self-Teaching Method of Education Part One explains the need to train a child's heart before true self-learning can take place. It is a very important pre-cursor, and it also gives parents the opportunity to examine their homes and their hearts to see if peace reigns in both areas. This workshop is relevant for parents with children of all ages.

Fri., 4:30 pm: Joanne Calderwood of URtheMom.com (2nd part)

The Self-Teaching Method of Education Part Two is the actual hands-on workshop of teaching/training a child to become self-teaching. This workshop is also relevant for parents with children of all ages. I teach on the benefits and freedom that come from enabling one's student to become a self-learner. It is an encouraging and confidence-boosting session for both parents and students! Students are encouraged to attend as well. A free booklet is given to all participants which recaps both sessions, and it contains a wealth of additional, uncopyrighted information to further the message of Home Educating Freedom for all via self-learning for life!

SATURDAY, MARCH 31 2007:

Sat., 8:30 am: Sharon Jeffus of Visual Manna

Teaching Art at Home: This workshop focuses on how to teach art to children at home at any age. How to teach appreciation, techniques, and the vocabulary of the arts to children as young as four is presented.

How to encourage creativity, what materials and supplies to use, mentoring, portfolios, and more are also explored. This workshop will answer all your questions. Howe to save money is also covered and handouts are given. We will also talk about the creatively gifted and how to teach them.

Sat., 9:45 am: Brian H. Wells of Waddell and Reed

This workshop will feature values-based comprehensive financial services for families and small businesses covering retirement planning, college savings, tax management, life, disability, and long term care coverage, and estate planning.

Sat., 11:00 am: Fran Hamilton of Hands-On-English (Portico Books) Learn how this user-friendly, economical curriculum that makes grammar visual will help your children master English fundamentals and become effective communicators. Also discover free resources to enhance your teaching of English, including a writing contest that will get your children involved in family history and might even make them published authors! For ages 9+.

Sat., 12:15 pm: Michael Cordner of The Pillar Foundation

Come and hear about The Pillar Foundation of Ellisville, MO, which offers free courses for high school homeschoolers in the St. Louis area.

Sat., 1:30 pm: Steve Moitozo of North Atlantic Regional High School Learn about a highly-flexible home school diploma program that is well-regarded throughout the nation. Implement your high school program based on your student's gifts and interests using parent-selected curriculum and materials. You can maintain the autonomy of a self-designed high school program while benefiting from the experience and expertise of the NARHS staff to guide and answer your questions. For every attendee of this workshop, a special pricing program will be explained that can save you over 50%! Steve Moitozo, the founder of NARHS, is one of America's featured conference speakers. He is polished, humorous, insightful and dynamic as he explains the very creative, very home school-friendly NARHS program. You'll enjoy the entire hour you spend with him. Bring your high school student with you! (repeat)

Sat., 3:00 pm: Sharon Jeffus of Visual Manna

Using Art to Reinforce Core Subjects: This workshop focuses on how to teach science, English, geography, and history through art. It shows how to teach and give students opportunities for problem solving and creative thinking. It shows how to teach art as a jumping off place for engineering and invention. Our latest book series for younger children, "Artsy Animals Learn to Read" is loosely based on The New England Primer. It teaches reading through drawing. Using master works of art as a catalyst for teaching all the core subjects is also presented.

Sat., 4:30 pm: John Thrower of Family Vision Library

HELP - I'm having a Bad Book Day: 10 helpful ways to choose quality books for your family.

 

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