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Convention 2019

 

34th Annual
2019 Home Education Expo

Florida Homeschooling

We are here to serve you!
Galatians 5:13...through love serve one another

 

Evangel Temple
5755 Ramona Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205

Friday, July 19      10 am - 7 pm
Saturday, July 20      9 am - 4pm

 

If you are thinking of homeschooling, are new to homeschooling, or a veteran, then this event is for you! Come learn about local laws regarding homeschooling. Come be encouraged and inspired. Do you need help understanding Florida home school laws, year-end evaluations, high school transcripts and grading? Come to our expo and get your questions answered.  Duval County has more than 7,000 registered homeschool students.  Come meet some friends if you feel you need support or new friends in the home education community!

 

Our convention also serves all families! Yes, even those who do not homeschool. Are you looking for apologetic material, music education, college admissions, creation material, leaning to grow your own food, or Christian books for your family, church or community? If so, come join us!

 

EXPO REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION MEMBER PRICE:

REGISTRATION NON-MEMBER PRICE:

$20 PER FAMILY - Pre Registraton

$25 PER FAMILY - At Door

$25 PER FAMILY - Pre Registraton

$30 PER FAMILY - At Door

 

  • Family = Spouses, Home Educated Children and Grandparents
  • To Attend Register HERE
  • Payments must be made at the time of registration. No refunds on registration
  • Registrations are non-transferable
  • After July 14th, pay at door only

 

EXPO REGISTRATION ADD-ONS:

NE FL Homeschool STEM Fair

HERI will be joining with Edison Kids to host a science fair at this year's expo on July 19-20.   The judging will occur on July 20.  THIS EVENT IS FOR HERI EXPO ATTENDEES ONLY.  This means you must purchase a ticket to the 2019 HERI Expo.  Attendance registration will be verified.  

If your child is interested in participating, please complete the below registration. Please direct any questions to: lesley@edisonkidsinc.com (with a cc to herijax@yahoo.com).

Cost to participate:
$3 Edison Kids Member (membership will be verified)
$5 HERI Member (and not an Edison Kid's Member).  Membership will be verified
$7 Non HERI and Non Edison Kids Member 

 

Click HERE to Register for the STEM Fair

 

Judging will be on Saturday from 2:00-4:00.  Science projects should be dropped off before the convention on Friday morning or Thursday evening between 4:00-6:00pm.  

REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 7.

For contest information go to:  www.edisonkidsinc.com/stemfair/

QUESTIONS?  Email HERIjax@yahoo.com

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Workshops Being Offered

Exhibitors

Raffle Donors and Items

 

Workshop Descriptions
Scroll down to view all workshops or click on links below to go to topics

Finances
Health, Hygiene & Nutrition
HomeSchool Basics - FL Homeschool Requirements
How To Home Educate - General Workshops
High School, Middle School, College & Career
Leadership
LEGISLATIVE UPDATES FOR FLORIDA HOMESCHOOLING
Methods of Educating
Miscellaneous

Special Needs Students
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) & Creation

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES FOR FLORIDA HOMESCHOOLING

 

2019 Legislative Update and Threat's to Home Education
Speaker: Brenda Dickinson of The Home Education Foundation (HEF)
Webpage: http://www.flhef.org/

Brenda Dickinson, President of the Home Education Foundation, will give an overview of the 2019 Legislative Session and will discuss possible future legislation and threats to home education

Ms. Dickinson and her husband, Craig, were pioneers in the present-day home education movement. She successfully home educated her two children from kindergarten through high school. She has served as an advisor, consultant and mentor to parents and has lectured on various home education topics. She became the President of the Home Education Foundation after the death of her husband in 1993. As a result of her lobbying work in the Florida Capitol, home education students enjoy participation in dual enrollment, Bright Futures Scholarships, extracurricular activities, the Florida Virtual School, and the Gardiner Scholarships for students with disabilities.

 


Homeschool Basic – FL Homeschool Requirements

(See High School for High School Requirements)

Homeschooling 101 (How to Homeschool in Florida according to Florida's law)
Speaker: Lindley Rachal – Owner of R.O.C.K. Solid Home School Books
Webpage:  
www.rocksolidinc.com

Are you brand new to homeschooling? Come and find out where to start and how to get there. Topics will include the law, curriculum choices, testing, groups, local events, as well as a question and answer session. Learn about private umbrella schools versus traditional homeschooling. Taught by Lindley Rachal. Owner of R.O.C.K. Solid Home School Books, a local homeschool curriculum provider.

Lindley Rachal and her husband, Nathan, have lived in Jacksonville for more than twenty-seven years. They are owners of R.O.C.K. Solid, a homeschool curriculum company which began in 1994. They successfully homeschooled their three children from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Two went on to college and one to the military. Lindley and her husband continue to be actively involved in the homeschool community through speaking on homeschool topics, sponsoring various homeschool workshops, and bringing curriculum to local homeschool book venues.

 

Homeschooling 101 in Spanish
¿Qué es “Educar en Casa” o “Homeschooling”?
Speaker: Bitia Leal

¿Yo? ¿Educar en casa? No estás solo. Muchos lo han pensado, y muchos lo estan haciendo exitosamente. Únase a nosotros para una reunión informativa que esperamos responder a sus preguntas con respecto a la educación en el hogar.

 

Florida Requirement for an Annual Homeschool Portfolio and Record Keeping
Speaker: Kim Ebbers

Florida homeschooling law requires you to keep a portfolio and have it ready to possibly present it to your school board upon their request. Come learn about what is required to keep in your annual portfolio. Are lesson plans and samples of your child’s school work required to be in your portfolio? Come, look at portfolios from an experienced mom. Portfolios can also act as an annual year book for your family to look back on memories and see your child’s progress.

 

My Kids Have To Be Tested? – Florida Requirements for Year End Evaluations
Speaker: Jan Koncar with HERI
Webpage:  www.herijax.com

Confused about which choice is right for your child when it comes to yearly evaluations? The Florida statute requires that an annual evaluation of a student's progress be submitted to the county superintendent's office where the student resides. We will look at and discuss the five options from which a parent may choose to comply with this requirement. Concerned as to what is needed in a student portfolio? Join us to see what to include to make yours a successful one!

Jan Koncar is a Florida-certified teacher in early childhood and elementary education and is currently the testing coordinator for HERI. She is a former teacher in both public and private schools, a former county office resource teacher for kindergarten through ninth grade, and a former homeschooling mom.

Jan and her husband, Bob, have two daughters: Katie, a graduate of LSU, and Olivia, a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana.

Jan continues to be involved in the homeschool community as a home educator consultant, providing information and evaluation services, both standardized testing and portfolio reviews, to homeschooling families.

 

How To Home Educate General Classes

 

"Fun Strategies and Ideas for Teaching Grammar Easily and Effectively"
Speaker: Dr. Wanda Phillips with Easy Grammar
Webpage:  www.easygrammar.com

Join Dr. Wanda Phillips of Easy Grammar Systems as she discusses memorable and fun ways to teach grammar. This seminar is appropriate for parents of students in Grade 1-8. However, everyone is invited.
 

"This was the best seminar I attended during the conference!" -parent at the 2017 El Paso Homeschool Conference.

 

The Most Valuable Homeschool Resource

Speaker: Cheryl Bastian – Owner of Celebrate
Simple Webpage:  www.cherylbastian.com

Bright bottles of tempera paint line the art shelf. New math books arrive on the doorstep. Fifty-cent glue bottles wait to be squeezed by small hands. Another homeschool resource, the most valuable of all, often goes unnoticed and underappreciated amid all the new and fresh. Over the course of twenty-five years of homeschooling, Cheryl continues to marvel at brightly colored paper and the fresh smell of Play-doh, but she also realizes none of these fancies offer her children—toddler to adult—the life-long value of the most important learning resource. Come discover what that resource is!

Cheryl Bastian can’t remember a time when she wasn’t teaching. What started with making her brothers play school evolved to job shadowing and tutoring in high school. Through experiential learning, Cheryl’s passion for education grew. She completed post-secondary coursework and internships at Illinois State University, first as a special education major and then continuing in early childhood education. Concerned she would miss once-in-a-lifetime milestones in her children, Cheryl left the classroom and brought learning home.

Twenty-six years of homeschooling, eight children—ages thirty to four— allow Cheryl and her husband Mike to journey alongside families at many stages of parenting and learning, from toddling to adulting. As a magazine columnist, blogger, and speaker, Cheryl shares her experiences, stories and challenges as she enthusiastically encourages parents to be intentional, real, and relational as they raise life-long learners. Her resources are available at Celebrate Simple www.cherylbastian.com.


 

How to Build a Unit Study Your Children Will LOVE
Speaker: Cheryl Bastian – Owner of Celebrate Simple
Webpage:  www.cherylbastian.com

We know books encourage reading, but what about mathematics, social sciences, and natural sciences? This workshop offers participants an easy-to-follow framework on which to build a unit study, practical tips for engaging learners, and a bunch of book suggestions for building literature-based unit studies which will breathe life into the content area skills and keep curiosity alive.

Cheryl Bastian can’t remember a time when she wasn’t teaching. What started with making her brothers play school evolved to job shadowing and tutoring in high school. Through experiential learning, Cheryl’s passion for education grew. She completed post-secondary coursework and internships at Illinois State University, first as a special education major and then continuing in early childhood education. Concerned she would miss once-in-a-lifetime milestones in her children, Cheryl left the classroom and brought learning home.

Twenty-six years of homeschooling, eight children—ages thirty to four— allow Cheryl and her husband Mike to journey alongside families at many stages of parenting and learning, from toddling to adulting. As a magazine columnist, blogger, and speaker, Cheryl shares her experiences, stories and challenges as she enthusiastically encourages parents to be intentional, real, and relational as they raise life-long learners. Her resources are available at Celebrate Simple www.cherylbastian.com.

 

Our Natural Florida - Creating Homeschool Adventures
Speaker: Holly Giles of The Giles Frontier
https://www.thegilesfrontier.com/

Create a year of adventures with community and natural resources right where you live. Holly shows you how to organize a master calendar for Florida-based opportunities to use throughout your children's homeschooling years.

Holly is a wife, mother and storyteller. She has a passion for helping families discover their own learning style and use it to nurture their children's God-given gifts. The importance of a strong family relationship is woven in each message. Holly gleans from her own life with boys, embracing the outdoors and navigating the challenges of a special needs child, to tell stories, woven with humor, that are sure to encourage the weariest of souls. Nature is her springboard to inspire you to a more abundant life at home. Holly is the author of Blaze New Trails, creator of the Learning Lifestyle Revival, and opens her home and life to you at thegilesfrontier.com.

 

Roadschool: No RV Needed
Speaker: Mary Beth Goff of the Road Trip Teacher
Webpage: www.roadtripteacher.com

Take your homeschool on the road. Nothing ignites the spark for learning more than enthusiasm for a road trip. As a mom of four who traveled full-time on the road in an RV, Mary Beth shares her experiences for discovering road school opportunities just around the corner. Join the Road Trip Teacher for easy ways to take your family on a learning adventure.

Mary Beth Goff is a homeschool mom who loves to have the wheels rolling under her family's feet. She felt the call to hit the road and travel across the USA for the experience of a lifetime with her family. She incorporates nature, the National Park System, and out-of-the-way spots for a roadmap where education meets adventure. Her love of history has fueled many road trips including all of Laura Ingalls Wilder home places. Mary Beth's passion is sharing the beauty and education offered by exploring America's backyard. She is the creator of the website Road Trip Teacher, writer at Diary of a Road Mom, and partner on Roadschool Moms.

 

A Modern Pioneer's Guide to Living Simple in a Busy Culture
Speaker: Holly Giles of The Giles Frontier
https://www.thegilesfrontier.com/

Using modern conveniences and old fashion values, Holly shows you how to live simply with your family and build a culture of lasting relationships.

Holly is a wife, mother and storyteller. She has a passion for helping families discover their own learning style and use it to nurture their children's God-given gifts. The importance of a strong family relationship is woven in each message. Holly gleans from her own life with boys, embracing the outdoors and navigating the challenges of a special needs child, to tell stories, woven with humor, that are sure to encourage the weariest of souls. Nature is her springboard to inspire you to a more abundant life at home. Holly is the author of Blaze New Trails, creator of the Learning Lifestyle Revival, and opens her home and life to you at thegilesfrontier.com.

 

Seven Reasons to Plan a Family Road Trip
Speaker: Mary Beth Goff of the Road Trip Teacher
Webpage: www.roadtripteacher.com

Are you missing an opportunity to share intentional time with your clan? Seven reasons to plan a road trip for your family is just a hint of what Mary Beth will share from seven years of RV life. Design a roadmap for your tribe and be on your way to making meaningful connections that will last a lifetime. The Road Trip Teacher will show you how to carve out a day trip, a weekend, or even a full-time life on the road where education meets adventure.

Mary Beth Goff is a homeschool mom who loves to have the wheels rolling under her family's feet. She felt the call to hit the road and travel across the USA for the experience of a lifetime with her family. She incorporates nature, the National Park System, and out-of-the-way spots for a roadmap where education meets adventure. Her love of history has fueled many road trips including all of Laura Ingalls Wilder home places. Mary Beth's passion is sharing the beauty and education offered by exploring America's backyard. She is the creator of the website Road Trip Teacher, writer at Diary of a Road Mom, and partner on Roadschool Moms.

 

 

High School & Middle School / College and Career

 

Homeschooling Through Highschool
Speaker - Cathy Kaplan of Classical Conversations
Webpage: www.classicalconversations.com

Enjoy the high school years with relational learning. Classical Conversations can help you educate your child through high school and instill a Biblical worldview that will carry them into adulthood.

 

Alternatives to a 4-year College Degree: Career and Technical Opportunities
Speaker: Brenda Dickinson of The Home Education Foundation (HEF)
Webpage: http://www.flhef.org/

What are the options if your child does not want to go to college or incur the debt of a 4- year degree? Learn about career and technical education in Florida that can lead to high-skill, high-wage jobs.

Ms. Dickinson and her husband, Craig, were pioneers in the present-day home education movement. She successfully home educated her two children from kindergarten through high school. She has served as an advisor, consultant and mentor to parents and has lectured on various home education topics. She became the President of the Home Education Foundation after the death of her husband in 1993. As a result of her lobbying work in the Florida Capitol, home education students enjoy participation in dual enrollment, Bright Futures Scholarships, extracurricular activities, the Florida Virtual School, and the Gardiner Scholarships for students with disabilities.

 

Piecing Together the High School Puzzle
Speaker: Joanne Mastronicola – Author of Piecing Together the High School Puzzle
Webpage: http://highschoolpuzzle.com

Join Joanne Mastronicola, to learn about Homeschooling Through High-School in Florida

  • Components of a Transcript
  • Calculating GPA
  • Honors vs. Standard vs. AP
  • Activity Resumes
  • Volunteer Work and Documentation
  • Course Descriptions and Documentation
  • Curriculum/Reading List and Documentation
  • Third Party Validation
  • Earning high-school credit in middle school
  • Dealing with classes I don't feel qualified to teach
  • Recommendation Letters-the process, who to ask
  • Working toward scholarships for college
  • My child would prefer a technical or vocational certification
  • Assurance that yes, you can do this on your own!

Joanne Mastronicola homeschooled her three children for eighteen years. All three children successfully entered college with the benefit of several scholarships. In addition, Joanne has worked with a non-traditional private school in Jacksonville overseeing high school transcripts, and she provides individualized guidance counseling for homeschoolers and teaches classes frequently on homeschooling your high school student. She is the author of the very detailed book, Piecing Together the High School Puzzle. You’ll find more information at www.highschoolpuzzle.com.

 

Personal Development Electives High Schoolers Need
Speaker: Cheryl Bastian – Owner of Celebrate Simple
Webpage:  www.cherylbastian.com

The middle and high school years are pivotal to young adults knowing their why: who they are, what they believe, and what value they bring to their communities. When given the time and resources, homeschoolers have an edge up--there's time to ponder and process these questions. Cheryl empowers parents in this workshop with ready-to-use ideas and real-life experiences which foster personal growth in high schoolers and prepare them for life...while earning high school credit in the areas of personal fitness, personal finance, nutrition and wellness, philosophy, and ethics.

If you're looking for ways to keep intentional, real, and relational learning alive in high school, this topic will interest you!

Cheryl Bastian can’t remember a time when she wasn’t teaching. What started with making her brothers play school evolved to job shadowing and tutoring in high school. Through experiential learning, Cheryl’s passion for education grew. She completed post-secondary coursework and internships at Illinois State University, first as a special education major and then continuing in early childhood education. Concerned she would miss once-in-a-lifetime milestones in her children, Cheryl left the classroom and brought learning home.

Twenty-six years of homeschooling, eight children—ages thirty to four— allow Cheryl and her husband Mike to journey alongside families at many stages of parenting and learning, from toddling to adulting. As a magazine columnist, blogger, and speaker, Cheryl shares her experiences, stories and challenges as she enthusiastically encourages parents to be intentional, real, and relational as they raise life-long learners. Her resources are available at Celebrate Simple www.cherylbastian.com.

 

Explore Virtual Learning Solutions with Florida Virtual School (FLVS)
Speaker: Jimminda Thompson M.Ed. Leadership 
Webpage:  
https://flvs.net/

FLVS gives homeschool families many choices. Our course options meet a wide range of student needs. We offer educational programs tailored precisely to your needs. FLVS will highlight the many courses available for home-school students at the elementary and secondary level. FLVS offers outstanding core, elective, foreign language and Advanced Placement classes.

After joining the Florida Virtual School Team, as a District Relations Manager, Jimminda continues to express her excitement about sharing the valuable choice of virtual education through FLVS. She currently serves Clay, Duval, St. Johns and Volusia Counties. Jimminda attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and continued to quench her thirst for learning by earning a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from American College of Education. She is married to Royce Thompson II and the mother of Kylah, Kennedy and Kicker Thompson.

 

Career & Technical Education: The Benefits of Skills Training in Today's Economy
Speaker: Jennifer Wills with First Coast Technical College
Webpage: www.fctc.edu

Learn about why Career and Technical Education is the way of the future of our economy. Change your lingo to "post -secondary credential" for all, paving the way for students to stay out of debt while earning their degrees.

Jennifer Wills, Recruitment Specialist with First Coast Technical College has been in the post-secondary education world since 2008 and brings wealth of experience regarding the benefits of Career and Technical Education and relevant REALISTIC career pathways.

 

Dual Enrollment for Home School students
Speaker: Dr. Nancy K. Webster (FSCJ Dual Enrollment Coordinator)
Webpage: fscj.edu

This workshop will describe the process for home school students to participate in dual enrollment courses while completing high school and the different types of courses available.

Dr. Nancy Webster is the Executive Director of Articulations at FSCJ. She holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Loyola University Maryland and a Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences (Microbiology) from Georgetown University.

 

Planning Ahead: Characteristics of Highly Successful Teens

Speaker: Naita B. Guine, Ph.D. – Previous dual enrollment coordinator with FSCJ
Webpage:  www.drnaita.com

This workshop will identify three characteristics of highly successful teens, and challenge participants to re-examine the purpose of education. This fifty-minute workshop is a critical discussion, and it is ideal for parents of high school level/home school students. Parents will be challenged to look beyond the present, and develop strategies to work with their student to identify interests and strengths while exploring various career options and educational pathways for their student. Emphasis will be placed on two and four year educational programs and workforce/industry certifications.

 

How To Guide Your Child to Get a Full Scholarship
Speaker: Tanya Wang – FPEA Board Member

Essential tools and information to help your child find scholarship opportunities for college. Having helped her daughter obtain 95% of her education funding through Scholarships, merit aid, and grants, she is excited to share with other families how they too can help their child go to college almost debt-free.

Tanya is a homeschooling mother of three girls. She and her family have been homeschooling for thirteen years, and her oldest daughter attends college.  Having helped her daughter obtain 95% of her education funding through scholarships, merit aid, and grants, she is excited to share with other families how they too can help their child go to college almost debt free. 

 

Homeschooling Through High School and College
Speaker: Elicia DiPietro, Aaron and Nathan DiPietro (home educated graduates and college graduates)

As home educators we have chosen an educational path that best complements our families. Learn how to continue your education individuality and save time and money on a college degree. Join a mom (who has homeschooled for 17 years) and two of her sons as they share how while in high school and after graduation the sons earned college credit with Credit By Examination. Using this alternative, one son earned his bachelor's degree in two and a half years after high school graduation. The other son will complete his degree this summer. Come and find out how to complete one class, one semester of credit, or earn your entire degree from home.

 

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) & Creation

 

The Family that S.T.E.M.s Together Learns Together!
Speaker: Lesley Rester
Webpage:  
www.edisonkidsinc.com and www.stemtrainingresources.com

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) can sound intimidating to a home educator. Bring your family and join my family in this workshop. You will see how it can be a fun, simple journey you take with your student that opens up a world of inspiration and innovation to them. We will do a hands-on STEM project together, with practical resource ideas and tips, that will demystify STEM learning and show you how it can be a wonderful tool in a home educators toolbelt!

Lesley Rester is a home educator and Maker STEM Mom to her three boys. Alongside her husband, they follow a hands-on STEM-focused education with their family that includes their mini-farm in Hilliard. Lesley has been providing STEM-focused resources for five years, has a blog STEM Training (www.stemtrainingresources.com) and is the president of Edison Kids, Inc.(www.edisonkidsinc.com), a home education group based in North Jacksonville. Her passion is to see home-educated students get the opportunities and tools to excel in all that God has called them to.

 

A Biblical Approach to Science
Speaker: Rich Overman

While the modern scientific method is useful in many ways, it does not have a scriptural foundation. This workshop demonstrates a biblical approach to science. The biblical scientific method starts with the Bible as the foundation upon which to engage in scientific inquiry.

Richard Overman, born in 1957, graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University). Rich has more than thirty-two years of engineering experience. In 1992 he and Ginger accepted a call by God into a creation ministry. In 1994 this led to the formation of Creation Education Resources, where he is a researcher, lecturer, teacher, and president. He completed his Master’s in Science Education from the Institute for Creation Research in 1997 and his Master’s in Divinity from the Conservative Theological University in 2015. His is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Conservative Theological University. Rich has published articles in technical journals and magazines about engineering, creation science, and other topics.

 

Science Little Learners Love
Speaker: Cheryl Bastian – Owner of Celebrate Simple - www.cherylbastian.com

Magnets. Animals. Water. Science is innate for little learners. In this workshop, Cheryl Bastian offers practical, inexpensive, ready-to-use learning activities. You will walk away from this session with a renewed understanding of how and why to foster your child’s sense of discovery and wonder, naturally. Active, curious learners between ages three and eight? This workshop is for you!

Cheryl Bastian can’t remember a time when she wasn’t teaching. What started with making her brothers play school evolved to job shadowing and tutoring in high school. Through experiential learning, Cheryl’s passion for education grew. She completed post-secondary coursework and internships at Illinois State University, first as a special education major and then continuing in early childhood education. Concerned she would miss once-in-a-lifetime milestones in her children, Cheryl left the classroom and brought learning home.

Twenty-six years of homeschooling, eight children—ages thirty to four— allow Cheryl and her husband Mike to journey alongside families at many stages of parenting and learning, from toddling to adulting. As a magazine columnist, blogger, and speaker, Cheryl shares her experiences, stories and challenges as she enthusiastically encourages parents to be intentional, real, and relational as they raise life-long learners. Her resources are available at Celebrate Simple www.cherylbastian.com.

 

Special Needs Students

 

The Gardiner Scholarship Panel
Speaker: Brenda Dickinson of The Home Education Foundation (HEF)
Webpage: http://www.flhef.org/

The Gardiner Scholarship for children with certain disabilities will be discussed and a panel of mothers who have used the scholarship will talk about their experience having this Scholarship for their child.

Ms. Dickinson and her husband, Craig, were pioneers in the present-day home education movement. She successfully home educated her two children from kindergarten through high school. She has served as an advisor, consultant and mentor to parents and has lectured on various home education topics. She became the President of the Home Education Foundation after the death of her husband in 1993. As a result of her lobbying work in the Florida Capitol, home education students enjoy participation in dual enrollment, Bright Futures Scholarships, extracurricular activities, the Florida Virtual School, and the Gardiner Scholarships for students with disabilities.

 

Protecting your Child’s Future
Speaker: Paul McMullan and Briana Tremble of National Life Group
Webpage: https://www.nationallife.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Briana-Tremble-Financial-

Protecting your Child’s Future
Speakers: Paul McMullan and Briana Tremble

This is a subject that can be difficult for many people to talk about because it deals with loss – a loss of property, the ability to work, or of a loved one. Unfortunately, many times people are sold the wrong amount or wrong types of insurance for the wrong reasons. It is very important for us to
understand how we can best manage risk so we can avoid the common mistakes made in this area. There are additional benefits associated with our life Insurance and annuity solutions provided by
optional riders. We call them Living Benefits, and we have been providing them since 1937. Based on the product, living benefits can provide benefits should a qualifying terminal, chronic or critical illness or critical injury occur, or if your desire is to have an income that you cannot outlive.

Planning For College
"You have to start saving for college now." How many times have you heard that? Providing the opportunity for your kids to gain the advantages of higher learning is every parent's wish, but it requires a disciplined approach. With tuition on the rise, it's never too early to start saving.
Where should you begin? Relax, we can help. We will work with you and for you to figure out the best ways...for you. Our solutions-based approach will help ensure that your college savings goals will be achieved, even if you're not able to complete them.

Special Needs
You have been blessed with having a special needs child. With those special needs comes special planning. No one knows what your child needs more than you. Over time, you have learned everything about them, including what their future holds and what will be required for them to live their best life. We have a dedicated team of professionals that are thoroughly prepared to help. Let's plan for the expected and prepare for the unexpected.

Briana Tremble is a Registered Representative and Investment Adviser Representative of and offers securities and investment advisory services solely through Equity Services, Inc., a broker-dealer affiliate of National Life Insurance Company, Member FINRA/SIPC, 5011 Gate Parkway, Bldg 100, Ste 200, Jacksonville, FL 322256 (904) 296-3300. ESI is independent of all named entities unless specified. National Life Group is a trade name for National Life Insurance Company and its affiliates. TC108232(0619)1.

Paul McMullan is a Financial Representative with National Life Insurance Company. TC108232(0619)1 Living Benefits are provided by no additional premium Accelerated Benefit Riders. Riders are supplemental benefits that can be added to a life insurance policy and are not suitable unless you also have a need for life insurance. Riders are optional and may not be available in all states or on all products. This is not a solicitation of any specific insurance policy.

 

 

Methods of Education

 

The Most Important Thing You Can Learn is How to Learn!
Speaker: Patrick Keeney – www.shootingstarlearning.com

Unfortunately, school can be a treadmill of gaining skills and knowledge and can be an uphill battle. Yet, learning itself is a natural, human function - like breathing! This workshop will show you how to learn 10x more efficiently! The workshop will cover how to learn more, faster, and for better retention.

Pat Keeney has enjoyed 30 plus years of building innovative, educational products and programs. He has worked for NYSE companies, startups, government organizations (NASA) and school districts. He has launched and implemented sustainable programs that include AP programs, NASA mission-related lessons and outreach, virtual labs, online career academies, and even his own start up. He is passionate about helping learners rekindle their curiosity and enjoy learning.

 

Educating the Whole Child

Speaker - Cathy Kaplan of Classical Conversations
Webpage: www.classicalconversations.com

Our children have multiple needs to consider as we are educating them and preparing them for adulthood. How can we do this so that they are a well-rounded person? How does relational learning play a part in accomplishing this?

 

How to Craft an Education Specific to Your Children's Talents and Skill
Speaker: Holly Giles of The Giles Frontier
https://www.thegilesfrontier.com/

Holly shares personal stories and specific ideas on how to craft an education that tailors to each of your children's talents and skills.

Holly is a wife, mother and storyteller. She has a passion for helping families discover their own learning style and use it to nurture their children's God-given gifts. The importance of a strong family relationship is woven in each message. Holly gleans from her own life with boys, embracing the outdoors and navigating the challenges of a special needs child, to tell stories, woven with humor, that are sure to encourage the weariest of souls. Nature is her springboard to inspire you to a more abundant life at home. Holly is the author of Blaze New Trails, creator of the Learning Lifestyle Revival, and opens her home and life to you at thegilesfrontier.com.

 

Finances

Personal Finances God’s Way
Speaker: Joshua Keenan

A different perspective of how to manage money for God’s Glory.  Teaching our children the responsibility of personal finances.  Learn how to build Wealth and Give.

Joshua Keenan is a Master Financial Coach with Ramsey Solutions. His passion is to teach others how to budget and learn that there is freedom when there is no debt.

He has been married 9 years to his beautiful wife, Ashley. Joshua and Ashley have a little girl named Brynley, and another on the way. They have also served in their church’s middle school youth group for 16 years and also lead a weekly Bible Study of college aged singles.

An entrepreneur the last 18 years serving clients with property maintenance, real estate needs and financial coaching.
 

Protecting your Child’s Future
Speaker: Paul McMullan and Briana Tremble of National Life Group
Webpage: https://www.nationallife.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Briana-Tremble-Financial-

Protecting your Child’s Future
Speakers: Paul McMullan and Briana Tremble

This is a subject that can be difficult for many people to talk about because it deals with loss – a loss of property, the ability to work, or of a loved one. Unfortunately, many times people are sold the wrong amount or wrong types of insurance for the wrong reasons. It is very important for us to
understand how we can best manage risk so we can avoid the common mistakes made in this area. There are additional benefits associated with our life Insurance and annuity solutions provided by
optional riders. We call them Living Benefits, and we have been providing them since 1937. Based on the product, living benefits can provide benefits should a qualifying terminal, chronic or critical illness or critical injury occur, or if your desire is to have an income that you cannot outlive.

Planning For College
"You have to start saving for college now." How many times have you heard that? Providing the opportunity for your kids to gain the advantages of higher learning is every parent's wish, but it requires a disciplined approach. With tuition on the rise, it's never too early to start saving.
Where should you begin? Relax, we can help. We will work with you and for you to figure out the best ways...for you. Our solutions-based approach will help ensure that your college savings goals will be achieved, even if you're not able to complete them.

Special Needs
You have been blessed with having a special needs child. With those special needs comes special planning. No one knows what your child needs more than you. Over time, you have learned everything about them, including what their future holds and what will be required for them to live
their best life. We have a dedicated team of professionals that are thoroughly prepared to help. Let's plan for the expected and prepare for the unexpected.

Briana Tremble is a Registered Representative and Investment Adviser Representative of and offers securities and investment advisory services solely through Equity Services, Inc., a broker-dealer affiliate of National Life Insurance Company, Member FINRA/SIPC, 5011 Gate Parkway, Bldg 100, Ste 200, Jacksonville, FL 322256 (904) 296-3300. ESI is independent of all named entities unless specified. National Life Group is a trade name for National Life Insurance Company and its affiliates. TC108232(0619)1.

Paul McMullan is a Financial Representative with National Life Insurance Company. TC108232(0619)1 Living Benefits are provided by no additional premium Accelerated Benefit Riders. Riders are supplemental benefits that can be added to a life insurance policy and are not suitable unless you also have a need for life insurance. Riders are optional and may not be available in all states or on all products. This is not a solicitation of any specific insurance policy.

 

Health, Hygiene and Nutrition

 

Benefits of Freshly Made Flour
Speaker: Kim Ebbers

Kim began making homemade flour after hearing her mentor in the field, Sue Becker, speak about the health benefits of “real” whole wheat flour at a HERI homeschool convention in 2003. After 3 months of cooking with fresh flour, Kim and her family began to experience amazing health benefits such as complete relief of seasonal allergies, oral aphthous ulcers & constipation. They also noticed increased energy levels as well as decreased doctor visits. Come learn about the history of flour and the detrimental health effects of commercial milling. Different types of wheat berries & where to purchase them will be discussed, along with how you can easily make fresh, homemade flour. Also learn how you can easily adapt recipes to make delicious, nourishing food.

Kim is passionate about nutrition and feels that good sleep, regular exercise, and eating food as close to the way God created it are very important ways to help a homeschool family thrive. 

Earning a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of South Alabama and a Master of Nursing degree from Louisiana State University, Kim worked as a registered nurse and as a primary care nurse practitioner until God called her to homeschool. She and Kurt have been married for twenty-one years and reside in Jacksonville, where they have homeschooled their three sons for the past seventeen years. Kim is the coordinator of First at Home, a local homeschool support group.

 

Cooking Once A Month
Speaker: Joanne Mastronicola – Author of Piecing Together the High School Puzzle

Webpage: http://highschoolpuzzle.com

I am not a super-mom. Cooking is not my thing, but the family had to eat and I was looking for a more efficient way to do my job. Come learn how to spend one day cooking 30 meals -- and fitting them all into the freezer above the refrigerator. Planning sheets, recipes and instructions will be included!

Joanne Mastronicola homeschooled her three children for eighteen years. All three children successfully entered college with the benefit of several scholarships. In addition, Joanne has worked with a non-traditional private school in Jacksonville overseeing high school transcripts, and she provides individualized guidance counseling for homeschoolers and teaches classes frequently on homeschooling your high school student. She is the author of the very detailed book, Piecing Together the High School Puzzle. You’ll find more information at www.highschoolpuzzle.com.

 

Hidden Causes Of Chronic Illness
Speaker: Andy Harrold

In this workshop we will dig deeper into your health and explain what could be causing symptoms that your Medical Doctor cannot diagnose. Chronic infection, auto immune disease, hormonal imbalance, leaky gut, metal toxicity, or hiatal hernia could be causing your health problems. In this workshop you will learn how to overcome these problems.

Andy Harrold is a Firefighter/Paramedic with 23 years of experience. He is a cancer survivor who has intensely studied human health since 2009. He is passionate about sharing a message of diet and lifestyle change because he does not want others to suffer as he and many of his family members have. He is not selling anything and is speaking solely out of a desire to help people regain their health and avoid disease.

 

Eight "Miracle" Cures You Have Never Heard Of
Speaker: Andy Harrold

In this workshop we will be discussing at least eight fantastically effective treatments that are ignored or denigrated by mainstream medicine. Most of them are very inexpensive. Diseases and conditions that have been cured by them include cancer, malaria, lyme disease, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, and autism.

Andy Harrold is a Firefighter/Paramedic with 23 years of experience. He is a cancer survivor who has intensely studied human health since 2009. He is passionate about sharing a message of diet and lifestyle change because he does not want others to suffer as he and many of his family members have. He is not selling anything and is speaking solely out of a desire to help people regain their health and avoid disease.

 

Cancer: How To Avoid It And How To Cure It
Speaker: Andy Harrold

This workshop will explain the physiological processes in the human body that lead to 50% of men and 33% of women being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. It will explain why conventional treatment rarely results in completely eradicating cancer and it will explain how to truly cure cancer.

Andy Harrold is a Firefighter/Paramedic with 23 years of experience. He is a cancer survivor who has intensely studied human health since 2009. He is passionate about sharing a message of diet and lifestyle change because he does not want others to suffer as he and many of his family members have. He is not selling anything and is speaking solely out of a desire to help people regain their health and avoid disease.

Supplements 101
Speaker: Andy Harrold

This workshop will give an overview of nutritional supplements, make a case as to why they are needed, and explain which ones are needed most to promote good health.

Andy Harrold is a Firefighter/Paramedic with 23 years of experience. He is a cancer survivor who has intensely studied human health since 2009. He is passionate about sharing a message of diet and lifestyle change because he does not want others to suffer as he and many of his family members have. He is not selling anything and is speaking solely out of a desire to help people regain their health and avoid disease.

 

How To Cure Any Health Problem
Speaker: Andy Harrold

This workshop will explain the root causes of disease, the failures of conventional medicine, and how you can use diet and lifestyle change to cure most any medical problem. It will explain how you can completely transform your health in as little as three weeks.

Andy Harrold is a Firefighter/Paramedic with 23 years of experience. He is a cancer survivor who has intensely studied human health since 2009. He is passionate about sharing a message of diet and lifestyle change because he does not want others to suffer as he and many of his family members have. He is not selling anything and is speaking solely out of a desire to help people regain their health and avoid disease.

 

Miscellaneous
 

The History of Homeschooling in the Bible
Speaker: Adam Fannin of Law of Liberty Baptist Church
Webpage: http://lawoflibertybaptist.com/

A walk through the history of homeschooling in the Bible, contrasted to the origins of public school with comparative results.

 

How to teach your friends about Jesus
Speaker: Adam Fannin of Law of Liberty Baptist Church
Webpage: http://lawoflibertybaptist.com/

A Basic workshop of how to share your faith in Jesus with friends, family & new acquaintances.

 

A World to Reach
Speaker: Nathan Carpenter, Shun Wu, Heather Arcuri of Youth With A Mission Jacksonville
Webpage: https://ywamjax.org/
Facebook: YWAM Jacksonville

There are opportunities for young people to serve and reach out to those who have physical needs and spiritual needs both in Jacksonville and in other nations of the world. Come and learn about Youth With A Mission. Hear how God can use YOU to impact this world!

 

Leadership Workshops

 

Incorporating Your Homeschool Group
Speaker: Larry Wang of FPEA (Florida Parent Educator Association)
Webpage: https://fpea.com

Attorney and FPEA Treasurer, Larry Wang will underscore the benefits of incorporating your homeschool group and guide you through the process. He will also touch on the benefits of registering as a 501(c)(3) and if it's appropriate for your group.

 

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Exhibitors  

 

American Heritage Girls
https://www.facebook.com/AHGFL1512/

https://americanheritagegirls.org/
Building Women of Integrity
American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered character and leadership
development program for girls 5 to 18 years of age. AHG is dedicated to
the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family,
community, and country.

 

BJU Press Homeschool/HomeWorks by Precept
www.bjupresshomeschool.com
complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional
textbooks and video courses available

 

The Bookmark Ark
www.facebook.com/bookmarkark/
Original artwork bookmarks, homemade and creative bookmarks

 

Breakthroughs of North Florida
https://www.breakthroughsnf.com/
Lindamood-Bell Programs, tutoring for all subjects, ACT/SAT Prep,
Counseling, P.R.O.V.E. Program (Special Needs Program)

 

Celebrate Simple
https://www.cherylbastian.com/
author, speakers, educator, evaluator & consultants;
leader & mentor

 

Christian Light Education
www.clp.org/cle
A complete selection for Kindergarten-Grade 12, including high school electives.
Also reading books for all ages.

 

Classical Conversations
https://www.classicalconversations.com/
Classical Education parent support, online book sales

 

Cornerstone Payment Systems
Cornerstone.cc

Christian Credit Card Processing

 

Creation Education Resources, Inc.
904-213-1177
Creation science books, videos and other material

 

Easy Grammar Systems
https://www.easygrammar.com/
Grammar & writing texts

 

Edison Kids Inc
https://edisonkidsinc.com
Home Education non-profit support group 
STEM competitive teams - FIRST - Field Trips

 

Florida Virtual School
www.flvs.net
on line curriculum via the Florida School Board
One does not have to pay for this curriculum!

 

FPEA – Florida Parent Educator Association
https://fpea.com
The Florida Parent-Educators Association exists solely to serve homeschooling families in Florida. It executes that mission through support for the legal right to homeschool, local school board education and interaction, support group networking, a state convention, local conferences and events, informative communications, and individual encouragement, all in accordance with Judeo-Christian principles.

 

FSCJ – Florida State College at Jacksonville – Dual Enrollment
https://www.fscj.edu/academics/college-readiness-programs/dual-enrollment
Dr. Nancy Webster – (904) 632-3261

Students can take academic college-level courses and/or career and technical courses. Depending on educational and career goals, students can earn college credits that are transferable to any public college or university within the state of Florida and to most other public and private schools. Students looking to go into a career field more quickly can take courses toward one of Florida State College at Jacksonville's many associate in science degrees or career certificates.

 

FSCJ – Florida State College at Jacksonville – Engineering & Industry
https://www.fscj.edu/academics/areas-of-study/construction-manufacturing/engineering-technology-as
Darrell High – (904 )598-5639
Robotics, Machine Tool, Hydraulic and Pneumatic and Electrical displays

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Engineering Technology degree is an advanced manufacturing technology degree that prepares students for success in the installation, repair and maintenance of industrial/manufacturing environments. This hands-on advance manufacturing program is designed to respond to the needs of regional businesses and provides industrial/manufacturing related technical skills for the industry.

 

The Giles Frontier
https://www.thegilesfrontier.com/

Curriculum books on nature, community, life skills and literature
(chicken keeper, homesteader, author, outdoor explorer,
entrepreneur, coaching, on-line courses, blogger, author)

 

HEF - Home Education Foundation
http://flhef.org/
Homeschool consulting and our Florida lobbyist for home education

 

HERI – Home Education Resources & Information
www.herijax.com
home educator support and information group,
homeschool curriculum lending library,
used curriculum sale host, teacher ID badges

 

HSLDA – Homeschool Legal Defense Association
https://hslda.org/

HSLDA members receive unique services, special discounts, and
personal advice to support and equip their family’s homeschool program.
Members have direct access to:

Lawyers who focus on homeschool law and are homeschooling parents
Preschool–8th and high school consultants

Special needs consultants
Forms and sample letters for your state
Advice for DMV and work permits
PerX discounts on nationwide products and services

 

Homeschooling Eternally
ministry Dvds/CDs books, etc.

 

Impact Christian Academy
www.icajax.com
STEM, Fine Arts Classes, Sports

 

Jacksonville Children’s Chorus
https://www.jaxchildrenschorus.org/

The Jacksonville Children's Chorus (JCC) was founded in 1995 at Jacksonville University to fill a need for a children’s music program in the area. Because music education is important to a child’s development, JCC offers a scholarship program to ensure every child who desires to participate may do so regardless of a family’s ability to afford tuition. Thirty-five percent of enrolled singers currently receive either partial or full scholarship support. In addition to providing quality music education to deserving singers, the scholarship program ensures diversity in JCC. This program is supported solely by donations.

 

Jacksonville Symphony
www.jaxsymphony.org
Family and field trip concerts

 

Law of Liberty Baptist Church
http://lawoflibertybaptist.com/

free New Testament Bibles & Information about our free
Homeschooling events at our Family Integrated Church.

 

National Life Group
https://www.nationallife.com/

Briana Tremble - (904) 296-3300
Tremble_Briana@nlgroupmail.com
Financial Services
Life Insurance

 

RightStart Mathematics by Activities for Learning, Inc
https://rightstartmath.com/
Kinesthetic-based Mathematics Curriculum

 

Road Trip Teacher
www.roadtripteacher.com
Mary Beth Goff
destination resources, specializing in road-school
products for traveling, homeschool families

 

R.O.C.K. Solid Inc – Home School Books
https://www.rocksolidinc.com
various types of curriculum and readers

 

STEM Training
www.stemtrainingresources.com
STEM curriculum and kits

 

Teaching Textbooks
www.teachingtextbooks.com
math curriculum designed specifically for homeschoolers, Math 3 through Pre-Calculus

 

Trail Life USA
https://www.traillifeusa.com/
Church-Based, Christ-Centered, Boy-Focused mentoring and discipleship journey that speaks to the heart of a boy. Established on timeless values derived from the Bible and set in the context of outdoor adventure, boys from Kindergarten through 12th grade are engaged in a Troop setting by male mentors where they are challenged to grow in character, understand their purpose, serve their community, and develop practical leadership skills to carry out the mission for which they were created.

 

Trinity Baptist College
www.tbc.edu
dual enrollment, undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees

 

Usborne Books & More
www.becauseofbooks.com
Educational and interactive children's books

 

Youth With A Mission Jacksonville, Inc.
www.ywamjax.org
Our Mission
to inspire, equip, and send people 
to share the Good News of Jesus with those who have never heard.

 

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Raffle Donors and Items

 

Berean Builders
bereanbuilders.com

Items donated for raffle:

Science in the Beginning (multilevel elementary)


 

Discovering Design with Chemistry (high-school chemistry)

 

Thank You Berean Builders!


 

 

the 101 series
https://the101series.com/

the 101 series

The objective of the 101 series is to glorify God by providing easy to use, understandable and visually rich high school-level home school curriculum from a biblical perspective. The series includes Biology 101, Chemistry 101 and Physics 101. The next slated film is General Science 101 with an expected release date of Fall/Winter 2019.

Items donated for raffle:  

Items donated for raffle:

Biology 101 DVD Curriculum ($69.95)

Chemistry 101 DVD Curriculum ($69.95)

Physics 101 DVD Curriculum ($69.95)

 

Thank you 101 Series!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Apologia
https://www.apologia.com/

 

Advanced Biology 2nd Edition ($89)
Student Textbook and Solutions and Test Manual

 

Astronomy 2nd Edition with Junior Notebooking Journal

 

Astronomy 2nd Edition with Regular Notebooking Journal ($63)

 

Marine Biology 2nd Edition ($128)
Student Textbook, Solutions and Test Manual and Student Notebook

 

Physical Science 2nd Edition Advanced Set ($119)
Student Textbook, Solutions and Test Manual and Student Notebook

 

Zoology 2 Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day ($63)
Student Textbook with Junior Notebooking Journal

 

Thank You Apologia!

 

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CONVENTION SPONSORS

 

 

 

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