2008 CHEACT Conference Workshops

Friday, June 27 - 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, June 28 - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

 

Friday

9:00 am

Room 1-2: Jeff Baldwin
Worldview 101
This introduction to worldview analysis will help teachers learn the best methods for communicating the scope and significance of worldview to their students. Jeff emphasizes a manageable approach to identifying non-Christian worldviews, as well as methods for teaching worldview in the grammar (K-6), logic (7-8), and rhetoric (9-12) stages.

Room 3: Jan Bedell
Unlocking Your Child's Fullest Potential (The Neurodevelopmental Approach) Part 1
The potential of an individual is determined by the opportunities presented to them. Great opportunities must be targeted and specific to have a lasting effect on your child. Random and generic opportunities are not effective. In this workshop we will give you insight and understanding into what makes great opportunities. We will give you specifics for how to implement them in daily life. Helping your child reach their full potential is much easier than you may think!

Room 4: Lindsay Lambert
Homeschooling: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
An honest and realistic presentation on homeschooling from the perspective of a 16-year veteran and mother of four. Besides discussing the ways that homeschooling has blessed her family, Lindsay covers some of the problems encountered by homeschoolers in this day and age and gives some tips on how to deal with them. For the new homeschooler: a preview on what to expect... for the experienced home educator, a word of encouragement for tough times.

Room 5: Razzle Dazzle Learning Company
Stress Free Language Arts and Writing
Learn how to set up a student directed language arts/writing program that will be stress free for the parents and the child with the Razzle Dazzle Learning Company's easy to implement and use materials. Your children will be turned on to writing and able to assess it along with you or independently if desired. The writing prompts are designed specifically for children and the lessons guide the child all the way through the writing process including the assessment. Students learn mechanics, grammar, editing, parts of speech, and much more independently using the Daily Dazzle.

10:00 am

Demo Booth: Driver Ed in a Box
The Best Tool Kit for Producing Collision-Free Drivers
Driver Ed in a Box is for the parent/teen who wants a program that focuses on giving the parent and student more tools for them behind-the-wheel phases to truely help the new teen driver become a safe, collision-free driver. The course blends the classroom with behind the wheel time.

11:00 am

Room 1-2: Andrew Pudewa
Conquering a Corrupt Culture by Raising Christian Communicators
In a time when "conveyor-belt" education and the madness of the multiple-choice mentality dominate schooling (both public and private), what must families do differently to raise up a generation of wise and thoughtful Christians, competent in communicating Truth in a world of lies? Do we choose "school-at-home" and imitate the very system that brought us the culture we have, or is there a different way? Focusing on the pedagogical, practical, and curricular strategies that will help raise up the culture warriors of the next generation, this message will likely challenge your concept and help you rethink your priorities in homeschooling.

Room 3: Jan Bedell
Unlocking Your Child's Fullest Potential (The Neurodevelopmental Approach) Part 2
The potential of an individual is determined by the opportunities presented to them. Great opportunities must be targeted and specific to have a lasting effect on your child. Random and generic opportunities are not effective. In this workshop we will give you insight and understanding into what makes great opportunities. We will give you specifics for how to implement them in daily life. Helping your child reach their full potential is much easier than you may think!

Room 4: Rick Andreassen
Ministering to the Heart of a Child
Rick has recently been inducted into the "Who's Who Among America's Teachers," a national recognition to honor the most respected teachers in our country. He is the first homeschool educator to receive this award! Rick's sincere love for the Lord and his deep passion to encourage young people of their great potential in Jesus Christ, will be sure to inspire all. His warm, unique, and enthusiastic communication style will bless and encourage parents.

Room 5: Thomas Umstattd, Jr.
The Dangers of Video Gaming
Digital games are not the innocent pastime that they appear. In this talk, Thomas Umstattd, Jr. shares his journey into and out of computer gaming as a homeschooler. He explains how video games can cause a chemical and emotional addiction and how homeschoolers are particularly vulnerable to these dangers. As a former closet gamer, Thomas gives life-giving solutions and a relevant message of hope.

1:00 pm

Room 1-2: Jeff Baldwin
What Kind of Monster Are You? (two hours)
Effective apologetics begins with understanding the distinction between Christianity and the world. This seminar compares various worldviews assumptions about the nature of man and draws the logical conclusions. Based on an analogy between Jekyll and Hyde and Frankenstein's monster and the two possible beliefs about the nature of man, this lecture demonstrates the uniqueness of Christianity and the bankruptcy of political, legal and ethical systems based on the assumption that man is basically good.

Room 3: Tim Lambert
What Every Texas Homeschooler Needs to Know About the Law
The president of THSC gives an explanation of the law concerning home schooling and the history of home education in Texas and the Nation. Time relates ways home schooling families can avoid problems with school authorities and procedures for being prepared for the truant officer or a social worker at the door. Tim also shares how homeschoolers can answer those oft-asked questions such as, "What about socialization?"

Room 4: Wade Hulcy
How to Keep Your Child From Hating Homeschool and His Teacher
Every child has strengths and weaknesses in his or her learning style. Wade Hulcy, homeschooling father of four boys for 24 years, president and CEO of KONOS Inc., and former public school teacher/coach, has spent years helping moms get off the textbook/workbook conveyor belt and start making school fun, interesting, and tailored to their child's learning style. When school is fun, interest levels rise, retention skyrockets and recall is instantaneously transferable to life applications. Wade will show you the importance of teaching to your child's strength and then give you methods for strengthening each child's areas of weakness. Your kids will be glad you attended this workshop!

Room 5: Common Sense Press

2:00 pm

Demo Booth: Thomas Umstattd, Jr.
How to Turn Your Drive Time into School Time
Learn how to inexpensively listen to MP3's and audio books in the car and turn your car into a classroom for free!

3:00 pm

Room 1-2: Andrew Pudewa
Developing the Essayist
What's the difference between a "report" and an "essay"? How do we help a student move from simply reporting facts to the more sophisticated skill of using facts in order to support an opinion? With several different essay models and a gradual method of building the analytical writer, you can feel confident in training your child to be an excellent essay writer. Come and get the plan right now-you can even start the process at the elementary level!

Room 3: Jan Bedell
How to Homeschool Your Preschooler in 15 Minutes or Less
Ages 0-4 are crucial for children's later school success. Enhance your child's ability by utilizing this neurodevelopmental information in those 1-5 minute segments that you have with your preschooler. This information is your child's insurance policy against learning difficulties. School will be a breeze for youngsters that achieve neurological organization.


Room 4: Dr. Virginia Armstrong
Reviving the Constitution: The Courts, the Constitution and the Culture War
America is engulfed in the flames of a Culture War, and we must empower ourselves with the knowledge necessary to rescue our Constitution and our culture! This workshop highlights our unique, exciting high school course, “Reviving the Constitution: The Courts, the Constitution, and the Culture War.” This online, multi-media course reveals Humanistic judges warping our Constitution into a Humanistic weapon to bash America into a Humanistic culture. Learn how to fight back and receive practical training in fighting for the Judeo-Christian worldview in our Culture War!

Room 5: Right Start Math
The Right Start to Critical Thinking in Math
We want our children to become critical thinkers. Learn about a way of teaching mathematics that emphasizes thinking, not just memorizing. One reason we teach math is to help the child learn critical thinking. Hear why the teacher’s role is to ask questions, encouraging the child toward deeper thinking.

4:00 pm

Demo Booth: Wade Hulcy
Strugling Laernrs: How to Make Them Sor!
Education research has recently discovered that half the school population learns in non-traditional learning styles creating frustration for over half the studen population! Wade Hulcy, homeschooling father of four boys for 24 years, president and CEO of KONOS, Inc., and former public school teacher/coach, believes it is paramount to identify why children are struggling and then adopt the strategy that replaces struggling with success. Learn to help struggling learners soar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

9:00 am

Room 1-2: Andrew Pudewa
Instant Improvement in Writing
For those who enjoy writing or for those who don’t, this concrete method of teaching and learning stylistic variety will seem almost like magic. Useful at the elementary level and equally as useful for the university student, this approach to sentence pattern mastery is powerful! Likely you’ll ask, “Why didn’t I learn this when I was in school?” The words “writing style” will take on a whole new dimension.

Room 3: Tim Lambert
Restoring Parental Rights
Tim Lambert will outline the attack on parental rights in Texas that has been used to drag some families into court when grandparents disagree with family decisions including home schooling. He will discuss the Texas Statute that has been used to allow this to happen and how you can protect yourself and help change the law to restore parental rights in Texas.

Room 4: Tapestry of Grace
Teach all the children in your home in a unified, orderly way that will draw the family together while delivering a classics-based, subject integrated, curriculum with a biblical worldview. Tapestry of Grace Curriculum philosophy of education and methods for implementing that philosophy will be covered.

Room 5: Dr. Virginia Armstrong
Reviving the Constitution: The Courts, The Constitution, and the Culture War
America is engulfed in the flames of a Culture War, and we must empower ourselves with the knowledge necessary to rescue our Constitution and our culture! This workshop highlights our unique, exciting High School course, “Reviving the Constitution: The Courts, the Constitution, and the Culture War.” This online, multi-media course reveals Humanistic judges warping our Constitution into a Humanistic weapon to bash America into a Humanistic culture. Learn how to fight back and receive practical training in fighting for the Judeo-Christian worldview in our Culture War!

10:00 am

Demo Booth: Dr. Durrell C. Dobbins
Creation Based Science Curricula
Dr. Dobbins, president of Beginnings Publishing House will present "The Rainbow" (for Jr. high) and "The Spectrum" (for high school) creation based science curricula which features hands-on student-driven labs with all materials and equipment needed. Dr. Dobbins uses illustration, color and humor, as well as text, to teach. He also understands the value of having everything conveniently on hand for labs and his lab kits insure that you will never again have to go in search of materials.

11:00 am

Room 1-2: Jeff Baldwin
The New Age Worldview
A systematic comparison of the New Age movement with Christianity, based on David A. Noebel’s “Understanding the Times” chart. Explains the New Age worldview with regard to; theology, philosophy, ethics, biology, psychology, sociology, law, politics, economics and history.

Room 3: Jan Bedell
Create a Positive Learning Environment
Home schooling is the most flexible form of education. Learn how to utilize that flexibility through three keys: frequency, intensity, and duration. Discover behavior management techniques that will turn those frustrating encounters with your children into positive, joyful living. Recommendations will include techniques for “No Tears Reading and Math.”

Room 4: Rick Andreassen
Ministering to the Heart of a Child
Rick has recently been inducted into the “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers,” a National recognition to honor the most respected teachers in our country. He is the first homeschool educator to receive this award! Rick’s sincere love for the Lord and his deep passion to encourage young people of their great potential in Jesus Christ, will be sure to inspire all. His warm, unique and enthusiastic communication style will bless and encourage parents.

Room 5: Right Start Math
Getting a Right Start in Fractions
Anyone, ages 6 and up, can understand basic fractions with a very concrete linear model (not circles). This fraction refresher will give you confidence in teaching (or re-teaching) this important topic. You will also learn a few fraction card games.

1:00 pm

Room 1-2: Andrew Pudewa
Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing
We’ve all suffered it at one time or another, frustration over writing assignments. Either on the receiving end, or perhaps now on the giving end, there can be a few distinctly discouraging aspects to teaching and learning writing. The tough questions include: What to correct and how to 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 teaching mistakes that contribute to this frustration: Overcorrection, Holding Back Help, Unclear Assignments, and Over-Expectation.

Room 3: Wade Hulcy
Teaching to Their Bent
Scripture speaks of teaching to our children’s bent, but what exactly is a child’s bent? We know each of our children is uniquely created by God. Many things make them unique, and Wade Hulcy will equip you to evaluate each child according to bent (or interest), personality, brain dominance and learning styles.

Room 4: Lyndsay Lambert
Keeping Peace at Home
How do I deal with conflict at home? How do I teach my children to get along? Lyndsay Lambert discusses scriptural principles as outlined by Peacemaker Ministries that can help you and your children overlook offences, ask for forgiveness, forgive each other, and more - skills that are important in the home and all other places for the rest of their lives.

Room 5: Rosie Watson
Homeschooling High School
The high school student brings new opportunities and challenges to the homeschool family. Teaching the ‘difficult’ subjects and providing positive social interaction combined with the pressure of college applications and transcripts can be daunting. Rosie Watson (mother of three homeschooled students now in University), will bring encouragement, direction and practical advice to those facing the final years.

2:00 pm

Demo Booth: Brian Richardson
Web Design for Kids (...and Curious Grown Ups!)
Have your child learn a 21st century skill by learning HTML. Instruction is presented in a friendly "hand-holding" manner that increases the comfort level of the learner, while decreasing the "intimidation factor" of learning about computer concepts.

3:00 pm

Room 1-2: Jeff Baldwin
Charting Worldviews
A systematic comparison of Christianity with non-Christian word views with regard to seven categories: views of man, God, the universe, truth, morality, the family and politics. Introduces students to some of the most influential worldview leaders, and provides practical instruction about the virtues that flow from a Christian worldview with the vices that flow from non-Christian views. Will arm a student’s faith with apologetics.

Room 3: Jan Bedell
Dyslexia, ADD, and ADHD: A Drug-Free Approach
Explore the symptoms and discover the root causes of Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD and other learning difficulties. Understanding these causes can change the way you relate to and educate children with learning challenges. Parents can be the key to unlocking their child’s learning potential. Learn to say “no” to labels, and “yes” to HOPE.

Room 4: Tonya Stevens, Classical Conversations
The Foundation and Essential Tools of Learning for a Lifetime
Come learn how to establish the tools of learning for a lifetime and how to have accountability with flexibility. Accountability, support, Christian community, and strong academics are the reasons parents join Classical Conversations one-day-per-week academic programs with their children. This is different than any cooperative or other group you’ve ever known, come learn why!

Room 5: Razzle Dazzle Learning Company
Stress Free Language Arts and Writing
Learn how to set up a student directed language arts/writing program that will be stress free for the parents and the child with the Razzle Dazzle Learning Company's easy to implement and use materials. Your children will be turned on to writing and able to assess it along with you or independently if desired. The writing prompts are designed specifically for children and the lessons guide the child all the way through the writing process including the assessment. Students learn mechanics, grammar, editing, parts of speech and much more independently using the Daily Dazzle.

4:00 pm

Demo Booth: Thomas Umstattd, Jr.
What I Wish I Knew Before Going to College
Mr. Unstattd, a recent college graduate, speaks on the challenges of being a homeschool student on a college campus. He gives practical advice for picking the right college and application tips. Learn how to get credit for up to a semester worth of school in the application process. He will talk about whether college is necessary and give helpful tips on making the transition from homeschool to college as smooth as possible.