October 29, 2020

Global Online Christian Home Educators Conference – Day 1

REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN: https://heart-academy1.teachable.com/p/global-christian-homeschool-conference/?affcode=700268_xiwyz63t

Once registered, please join the Facebook Group, “GCHC Community,” and start talking to speakers, vendors, and panelists all over the world! https://www.facebook.com/groups/887963911694105 There are interviews and panels throughout the week on this interactive Facebook Group.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN until 31 August 2020: https://heart-academy1.teachable.com/p/global-christian-homeschool-conference/?affcode=700268_xiwyz63t

Under each video section, you will find the description of the session as well as the bio of the speaker and their picture!

Day 1
Theme: The ABC’s of Homeschooling, Diligent Prep for College

1. Welcome to the 1st annual Global Christian Homeschool Conference!

Please don’t feel rushed to watch all videos at once. You get unlimited, lifetime access to ALL videos and any handouts provided by the Speakers.

What you DO want to take advantage of is the SWAG BAG and it’s offers as some may be time sensitive. Obtain your bag download inside the vault. It is in PDF form so all you have to do is click the image provided to redeem the offer mentioned.

Comments have been enabled on the speakers sessions so please feel free to ask questions! Our prayer is that you are greatly touched by this conference! GOD BLESS YOU!

2. Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing (Andrew Peduwa)

We’ve all suffered it at one time or another: frustration about writing assignments. Either on the receiving end, orperhaps now on the giving end, there can be a few distinctly discouraging aspects to teaching and being taught writing. The tough questions include: What do I correct and how do I give a grade? How much help is too much?Isn’t the assignment clear enough? Why don’t students find their own errors? Learn and avoid four teachingmistakes that contribute to this frustration: Overcorrecting, Holding Back Help, Unclear Assignments, and Over- Expectation.

3. But..but..but…what about grammar? (Andrew Peduwa)

Knowing how to teach grammar is especially challenging for the parent who doesn’t feel confident in his or her owngrammar proficiency. Grammar programs often consist of piles of workbooks, wasted dollars, and way too much time spent trying to fulfill that subject. Often what is taught in those workbook pages doesn’t translate into success in writing. The results are poor mechanics and a less than stellar understanding of “What is a verb?” or perhaps more importantly, “How doverb choices enhance writing?” If you are asking, “But what about grammar?” AndrewPudewa has answers.

4. However Imperfectly: Lessons Learned from 30 Years of Teaching (Andrew Pudewa)

In this talk, Andrew shares many humorous experiences (and painful lessons) he has learned over thirty years ofteaching and homeschooling, including: It’s hard not to do to your kids what was done to you; process over product;all kids are different; “progressive” education doesn’t mean progress; what real “college and career readiness” is;and two secret keys to successful teaching. You will be challenged or reassured (or both!) but sure to leave with an expanded vision of your calling as a home educator.

5. Unschooling for Christians (Barbara Smith)

I love parts of the Unschooling Philosophy but as a Christian, I dislike other parts of it. Why? Because the Bible is very clear in saying we are to be diligent in training our children all the time. So what is different for Christians? In this video, I will talk about the first six goals that will help you disciple your children and train their minds.

6. The Adventurous Road from Homeschool to College (Denise Boiko)

It’s the journey of a lifetime. But as you think about homeschooling through high school, do the questions seem to outweigh the answers? You’re not alone! In this session, I’ll walk you through the most common questions that come up on the adventurous road – with the goal of providing answers, insights, and a sense of direction rather than confusion. Questions such as “What should our priorities be?” “What are colleges looking for” and “How do I begin my high school course planning?” will be front and center. You’ll also see a snapshot of what the college applications tasks will look like, and you’ll discover how you can begin to plan your students personalized “best route to college.” Come here and hear about how to personalize the GPs for this adventurous road trip!

7. Homeschool Resources – So Many! (Glenn Ballard)

The prospect of homeschooling can seem daunting, yea nigh impossible, to a parent contemplating homeschooling for the first time. I certainly felt that way. My wife did too. But the truth is there are so many resources – curriculum, books, DVDs, online classes, homeschooling communities, homeschooling co-ops. And we have the Internet, which opens upa “new world” of online possibilities that did not exist just 20 or 30 years ago. On top of all that,we have a wonderful organization called the Home School Legal Defense Association
(“HSLDA”), which helps protect us from a legal and regulatory standpoint and also provides guidance on how to comply with the regulations for homeschooling in every state. Thanks to a few wise and brave trailblazers in the United States about 40-45 years ago, and the LORD’smerciful providence, homeschooling has never been as easy as it is right now. Homeschooling is like parenting – just x10 (some days, maybe x100). Parents who earnestly desire to homeschool tend to find a way. And there are many fellow Christian homeschooling parents, who want to help you along the way.

8. Homeschooling with a Charlotte Mason Philosophy (Justina Ford)

In this training, Justina Ford shares the 20 Principles of a Charlotte Mason Philiosophy from the AmblesideOnline.org website. She shares why every Christian Homeschool family should be incorporating these principles whether or not you choose to use CM specific curriculum.

9. Fear Not, You and Your Student Can Learn Math Together (Steve Demme)

Math is so much more than memorizing rules and facts. With a unique and humorous approach, Steve demonstrates how to use hands-on manipulatives to illustrate important math concepts such as place value, double digit multiplication, fractions, algebra, exponents, squares, square roots, and factoring trinomials.

10. A Theocentric Christian Education (Graham & Alison Shortridge)

School years teach children so much more than just academics. They learn the basics of who they will become as adults, and the lessons learnt as children stay with them for the rest of their lives. Are you certain that your children are in the best hands? Are they being trained up in the way they should go? Are their minds, spirits and souls being cared for? Are you concerned about any of the following: A decline in the academic standardsSchoolyard bullying, The lack of individual attention in class, The introduction of interfaith and humanismLawless peer pressure, Theneed for instruction based on Christian values and principles, Moral decay and lack of discipline, Rising costs. If you are, and have not already discovered the solution to your concerns by HOME SCHOOLING. Why not start now?

11. Cultivating Language from Preschool to High School (Andrew Pudewa)

Listening and reading well, speaking and writing clearly, thinking and debating effectively are abilities that most parents hope to cultivate in their children. With that goal in mind, Andrew will explore various environments and activities which will accelerate the development of these language skills, beginning with the youngest students and continuing into the high school years.

12. How To Plan Your Homeschool Year for Success! (Sue Ruggles) In this session you will gain skills in:

  • Creating academic goals for your children.
  • Setting clear expectations for you and your family.
  • Brainstorming for planning lessons, weekly plans, and schedules.
  • Staying flexible when life doesn’t go as planned.
  • Incorporating health & wellness goals.

13. How to Make Curriculum Choices for Homeschool Sanity (Melanie Wilson)

Choosing curriculum is one of the most challenging parts of homeschooling, but it doesn’t have to be so hard. If you’re overwhelmed, you’ll benefit from using a checklist of simple criteria. You can save time and feel moreconfident that you’ve chosen materials that serve your family. Christian psychologist and veteran homeschooler, Dr. Melanie Wilson, will reassure you that even poor curriculum choices don’t have to steal your sanity.

14. Creative Writing with Kids (Katie Andrews Potter)
TBD

15. Homeschool to College (John Travis, Liberty University)
Listen to Admission Recruiter John Travis talk about the following:

  • Who is Liberty University?
  • What does the general admissions process look like at Liberty?
  • What does the International Admissions process look like at Liberty?
  • What does the Homeschool Admissions process look like?
  • What do students on Liberty’s campus have available to them?
  • What opportunities do students have available to them to have fun?
  • What scholarships are available to students?
  • How safe will my student be on campus?
  • How do we come visit?
  • What was your favorite part of your Liberty experience and what tips do you have for incoming students?

REGISTRATION OPEN until 31 August 2020: https://heart-academy1.teachable.com/p/global-christian-homeschool-conference/?affcode=700268_xiwyz63t

Day 1

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