Session Five Descriptions

Teen Girls and Their Moms

Brooke Hamlin, Room A-1

Life Skills, Chickens, and More

Terrie McKee, Room C

In this session, Terrie McKee of will dive into the importance of chores, pet responsibilities, encouraging entrepreneurship, and life skills as they relate to homeschool and life. 

Tackling Tricky High School Issues: Practical Help & Guidance

Rochelle Sommerville, Room D-1

This workshop addresses some of the challenges associated with teaching struggling or atypical learners at home in the high school years. Do you have questions such as “How do I award my child with special needs a diploma?” or “What do I do since my child with dyslexia can’t read typical high school level material?” She discusses alternative coursework, specialized curricula and learning materials, assistive
technology, transcript options, possible graduation guidelines, high school programs for special learners, and post–high school options. She also offers tips for navigating the process of applying for testing accommodations for College Board tests.

Extra-Curriculars and Electives for High School

LaNissir James, Room D-2

Should an activity be an elective on a transcript or extracurricular activity on a resume? Which will benefit your teen most? Which has higher visibility? This seminar explains the options your homeschool has and the documentation that makes the most of these opportunities.

Questions for Kelly Edwards

Kelly Edwards, Room E

Have you been drinking all the goodness out of the fire-hose and want some time to ask questions before leaving for the day?  Have you drilled down to a few stuck places you’d like to talk through?  Curious about certain resources or methods?  All questions are welcome, come to ask them or come to listen to the ones asked.  Ideas spark ideas!

Dad’s Q&A

Brent Page, Chris Neal, Steve Lewis, Lodge

We answer some of the most frequently asked questions by dads about homeschooling as well as questions you bring. We even tackle a few questions maybe you never thought to ask!

Mom’s Q&A

Jeannette, Vanessa, and Becky, Blue Room

Come ask your homeschool questions to these mom’s who have all homeschooled their children from Kindergarten through high school.

When Life Broadsides Homeschool

Vicki Bentley, Green Room

You had a wonderful plan at the beginning of the school year for a well-rounded education, envisioning academic excellence and character development in your smiling, well-adjusted offspring. But then . . . life happened. How do you find “normal” again? In this workshop, Vicki helps you focus on the essentials when you’re on the frontlines, especially in a crisis situation.