Southern Utah Homeschool Convention Workshops
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Equipping Minds Through Games with a Brain Fitness Program for K-12 by Dr. Carol Brown. The brain can change, as the latest research has proven. Cognitive and educational gains have been proven with this evidence-based cognitive training curriculum which everyone can replicate and use. Participants can put these cognitive games and exercises into their homeschool day with K-12 students and watch reading, math, writing, and spelling improve. Equipping Minds is designed to help any individual wanting to strengthen their ability to learn. This includes Autism Spectrum, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Gifted, Learning Challenges, ADD/ADHD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Memory, Comprehension, Down Syndrome, Processing Disorders, Dementia, Executive Functioning, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Communication Disorders, and Neurodevelopment Disorders.
Equipping Minds to Reach Their Full Potential Through Increasing Working Memory by Dr. Carol Brown. Working memory is a stronger predictor of personal and academic success. This workshop will present the latest scientific research on neuroplasticity, working memory, and the brain’s ability to change for children and adults of all ages and etiologies. You will learn exercises to improve working memory, long term memory retrieval, attention, and the ability to follow multi-step directions. You will leave with a deeper understanding of these challenges and equipped to implement exercises to develop every individual’s capacity to learn in the classroom and workplace.
The Role of Imagery and Memory in Learning by Dr. Carol Brown Learn how to visualize letters, numbers, and objects to improve reading, math, and comprehension. The ability to visualize letters is necessary for spelling and reading, the ability to visualize numbers is necessary for math, and the ability to visualize pictures and concepts is necessary for reading comprehension and critical thinking. Learn the exercises to connect these pathways.
To Grade or Not to Grade: A Practical Workshop on Grades in Homeschool by Linda Lacour Hobar. Shaped by our personality types, grades have the power to motivate some and the propensity to destroy others! So, how do you decide when to grade or not to grade? Join Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, and a veteran homeschool mom, for varying theories on grade keeping, tips for grading numerous subjects, and practical ideas for managing the grades you choose to keep. With Linda’s “real life” examples from the work ofher own children, this session is designed to encourage both new and experienced homeschool teachers.
The Threat of Socialism An alarming number of U.S. millennials favor “socialism” as a means of government. What is socialism? What does history teach us about socialism? What is the threat of socialism to faith, families, and freedom? Join Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, for a historical overview of socialism and why it matters now
Exploring Curriculum Options by Vicki Bentley. Drawing on her experience as a mom of 17 homeschooled students and a curriculum counselor for a statewide homeschool organization, Vicki shares the secrets to mapping out a successful course of study for your children. This workshop helps beginners to get a solid start in home education and encourages veteran homeschoolers to re-examine their goals and priorities. It also includes a basic overview of different teaching approaches.
Multi-level Teaching by Vicki Bentley. When you had one child, it seemed easy. But adding more children sometimes makes homeschooling feel like a zany plate-spinning act. In this workshop, Vicki shares ideas for keeping the homeschooling “plates” from crashing to the floor! Come hear practical tips for teaching multiple ages from a mom of 17 homeschooled students (up seven school-aged kids at one time!).
Getting Started by Vicki Bentley. Are you overwhelmed by all the homeschooling options? Not sure where to begin? In this workshop, Vicki walks you through a planning checklist to help you prepare for this homeschool journey (good planning is the key to any successful road trip)! Topics include research, goal-setting, getting supplies, scheduling, six tips for success, and more! Appropriate for parents with children of any grade level.
Free College at Your Fingertips by Jean Burk (Learn different ways to get scholarships as well as FREE college!) Are you ready to make $500 an hour? Although it sounds too good to be true, it’s possible to earn this much in scholarships for college. Author, Jean Burk, will teach you two important concepts: how to get into the college of your choice and how to find the scholarships to pay for it. You will learn methods of receiving substantial scholarships that go beyond tuition and may include room and board, graduate school, and money to study abroad! Unlock the keys to finding free college at your fingertips!
Build an Amazing Homeschool Transcript by Jean Burk (Don’t fear the high school years but learn little-known information that can give your student an edge.) There is only ONE secret ingredient to giving credibility to a homeschool transcript. If you don’t know it, author Jean Burk will share the answer in this incredible lecture. Discover the insider criteria that Harvard uses to judge applicants and why summer break needs to be more than just a vacation. Learn the differences between AP, Dual Enrollment, and CLEP courses and the pros and cons of adding them to your schedule. Find out about the 3-Tier credit plan, so you can correctly build a portfolio that will impress any admissions counselor. If your kids are planning to go to college, you cannot afford to miss this engagement.
How to Ace the SAT/ACT by Jean Burk (Discover how these are learnable tests and every question can be answered in 30 seconds or less.) Test-prep Guru, Jean Burk, will share her secrets of SAT success that have helped tens of thousands of students raise their test scores as much as 600 points! Learn how to find shortcuts in test patterns and save time on all types of questions. Math, Writing, Reading and "optional" Essay are all covered in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If you have kids in high school, you can’t miss this seminar about preparing them for the SAT!
Finding Your Teen’s Passion and Developing a Love For Learning by Michelle Osborn. One of the best things about homeschooling a teen is watching them light up when they are spending time on what they are passionate about. When your teen is able to connect their passion and their schoolwork, they will begin to develop a love for learning. Their passions can easily become a class or classes for learning and developing those skills.
Picky Little Eaters by Aimee McKee. Do you have a picky little eater? Wondering how to break them from their bad habits? Come and listen to our health coach and expert! Do you worry about your child’s eating habits? If so, we are excited to have Aimee McKee (Mom of two + Certified Family Health Coach) help us learn how to solve common toddler feeding problems and bring home new strategies for your picky little eater(s)!
Aimee will be focusing on...
-current nutrition struggles we as Americans face and how to overcome them.
-how to help your children form healthy eating habits + CRAVE better foods.
-simple + effective ways to sneak nourishing food into your kid’s meals + snacks!
-and how to implement more whole food nutrition into your daily life!
These are tools every parent needs! We look forward to having you join us!
Christian Sports-Parenting & Coaching by Ron Hobar. Join Ron as he shares "how to NOT destroy your child through youth sports". This workshop will present principles of sports-parenting and coaching that will help you shape your son or daughter into individuals and leaders with Christ-like character, while developing a passion for excellence in whatever they do in life, in and beyond sports. Hopefully these principles will positively impact your life, as well, as you seek to navigate the shark-invested waters of today’s youth sports culture as a parent and/or coach.
Universal Model and the science behind Noah's Flood by Russ Barlow
Life & The Human Body by Russ Barlow - A faithful way to teach our children about their bodies
Dr. Thomas Edwards- Will speak on topics geared toward homeschooling dads- why homeschool and what is the motivation and what is the best use of the fathers time and energy Specifics coming soon!
*Workshop topics are subject to change
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