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Linwood Wesleyan Church, 1101 E 57th ST, Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Colossians 3:23 “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men...”

The theme for this year's conference is “Educating for Excellence”. It is around this core thought that the speakers and presenters will instruct, engage and inspire families to strive for educational excellence.


SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE

WORKSHOP

Andrew Pudewa

Nancy Bjorkman

Diana Waring

Denise M. Eide


Scott Woodruff


VENDORS

A Beka Book

Add-A-Century Timeline

BJU Press/HomeWorks by Precept

Child Evangelism Fellowship

Christian Light Education

Classical Conversations

Dordt College

Family Heritage Alliance

Golden Prairie Press

Heppner's Legacy

Herbs4You

Home School Foundation

HomeSchoolWorks

Institute for Excellence in Writing

Landry Academy

Liberty University

Logic of English

RightStart Mathematics

Rod & Staff Publishers/Truth & Life Ministries

South Dakota Christian Home Educators

Teaching Textbooks

TeenPact Leadership Schools

Usborne Books



SCHEDULE/SUMMARIES

The conference schedules and session summaries are provided as printable PDFs.

Speaker Schedule

Vendor Workshop/Activity Schedule

Session Summaries


PRICING

Early Bird*

At the Door

SECHE Member Family

$20

Non-member Family

$30

SECHE Member Family

$40

Non-member Family

$50

* Early Bird pricing applies to registrations postmarked before April 25th, 2014


Seen enough? Ready to register?

Click HERE to view the Registration Form.

If you're unable to view the form in your browser, please download the document and open it in your PDF reader of choice.

Early Registration ends April 25th.

ACTIVITES

EVENTS

SERVICES

Let's Paint Run-A-Ways

Want to try your hand at painting? Or maybe learn a few more skills on canvas? Back by popular demand is the painting workshop from Let's Paint Run-A-Ways. Workshops will be 2 ½ hours long and are offered for conference attendees aged 7 – adult. The cost for each workshop is $15 and includes the required materials and instruction. Participants will complete an original painting in each workshop. Workshop registration is at the conference on a first-come, first-served basis. The workshop instructor, Connie Buskohl has recently been certified as a Mneme Therapist with The Art Without Boundaries Association and will be available after the Friday afternoon session to discuss this passionate pursuit.


Snappy the Squirrel

A returning activity that will be sure to thrill the little ones. Angie Batho-Barth will be joining us again this year to read her book Snappy the Squirrel: A lesson in Friendship, for children ages 3 to grade 5. The story is based around the golden rule and will be the basis for interaction and discussion.


Christian Teen Fiction

Struggling to find fiction books that are inspirational and edifying for teens? Join Jamie Kimmons as she talks about her quest to find morally safe and spiritually uplifting works of fiction for teen readers. A former homeschooler, with a BA in Elementary Education and Bible, and an MA in Teaching Reading, Jamie has devoured and reviewed over 600 teen fiction books in 6 years. In this presentation, she will provide hints, based on her experience, on how to sift through the insidious dross and discover worthy literature. A large number of her recommended titles will be on hand for viewing, and as a bonus, some of her most highly rated books will be given away. See Jamie's webpage and blog here.

IEW High School Essay Intensive Class

This exciting opportunity, presented by the Institute for Excellence in Writing, will be offered on May 1st for high school students or adults. Because of limited space in this advanced essay writing class, preregistration is required. Additional details and registration links are available on the class registration page.


Scrumptious Snack Fundraiser

We know how hard it is to concentrate over a growling stomach, but also understand that you can't leave the venue without missing something. So we've come up with a solution that can remove the rumble, keep you engaged and help SECHE. The Scrumptious Snack fundraiser will offer an opportunity to make a donation and enjoy a tasty morsel. This event will be located in the “Garage” across from the south end of the Vendor Hall.


Pizza Patrol Roundup

Back by popular demand is the Saturday Noon Pizza Roundup. We'll be taking orders all day Friday and Saturday morning until 9:30am. Pizzas will be distributed at 11:15am and 12:15pm, depending on your preference. This year a $6 donation will get you a medium, single topping pizza with 2 bottles of water. Sign up will be at the registration table.

Unattended Nursery

Need a place to let the little ones unwind? An unattended nursery is there to provide respite. The nursery is located just east of the Vendor Hall. Follow the hallway up the ramp and take a left. A room with toys and fun is on the right. Please note that the respite is not for the adults, the unattended nursery means you'll need to attend to your kids while they're there.


Session Recording

Had to flip a coin to decide which session to attend? Wondered what you might have missed? Wonder no more. This year all the conference speaker sessions will be available in mp3 format for $10. Register for your copy with an email address, and you'll receive an email message with a download link by May 7th.


Family Photo Sessions

Expressions by Stacey Photography will be providing family photo sessions on Saturday at the conference venue. There will be a sign up sheet at the registration table on Friday, and sessions will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Each session will cost $25 and will include a family portrait, individual kids' pictures and other groupings if time permits. The session cost includes a photo CD, with release form, from which prints of your choice can be ordered. Stacey has been doing photography professionally since 1999 and has operated Expressions by Stacey Photography since 2006. Examples of her work can be viewed at her Facebook Page


Legislator, Pastor & Grandparent Complimentary Pass

Legislators, non-homeschooling pastors and non-homeschooling grandparents are invited to attend the SECHE Conference as our guests. SECHE does not endorse any political party, legislator or denomination but instead uses their attendance at the SECHE Conference to acquaint them with home education as a successful, proven educational choice. Please feel free to take a moment and introduce yourselves to them. Legislators, please bring credentials to receive your free pass.

Seen enough? Ready to register?

Click HERE to view the Registration Form.

If you're unable to view the form in your browser, please download the document and open it in your PDF reader of choice.

Early Registration ends April 25th.

Lodging

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the following area hotels for use by the conference attendees. When you call to make reservations specify that you're staying for the Sioux Empire Christian Home Educators homeschool conference to secure the special rate.


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sioux Falls Southwest

3821 West Avera Drive

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Reservations: (605) 275-4155

Conference Rate: $99/night + tax

Features: Airport Shuttle, Hot Complimentary Breakfast, Complimentary Wired and Wireless High Speed Internet

Map Link


Residence Inn

4509 W Empire Pl

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Reservations: (605) 361-2202

Conference Rate: $109 - $159/night + tax **Rates guaranteed if booked by April 1st**

Features: King-sized Beds, In-room Kitchen with Dishes, Hot Breakfast and Evening Social, Complimentary Wireless High Speed Internet

Map Link



Super 8

4100 W 41st St

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Reservations: (605) 361-9719

Conference Rate: $65/night + tax

Features: 2 Queen Beds, Deluxe Continental Breakfast, Complimentary Wireless High Speed Internet

Map Link


Hilton Garden Inn`

5300 S Grand Cir

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Reservations: (605) 444-4500

Conference Rate: $104 - $114/night + tax **Rates guaranteed if booked by April 10th**

Features: 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed, Complimentary Breakfast, Complimentary Wireless High Speed Internet

Map Link


Ready to register?

Click HERE to view the Registration Form.

If you're unable to view the form in your browser, please download the document and open it in your PDF reader of choice.

Early Registration ends April 25th.

Linwood Wesleyan Church, 1101 E 57th ST, Sioux Falls, SD 57108

May 2-3, 2014