1 downloadable ZIP file that contains all the sessions in MP3 format (Caution: this is a LARGE download — 1.2GB)
Making a Difference: the Family Impacting Society – God has not called Christians to be influenced by society around them, but to be salt and light in that society. Every family must instill children with a sense of mission and equip them with methods to shine a light into the darkness of our community, city, and nation.
Calvin Smith TEENS
Living in the ‘Real’ World…- This talk explains the key concepts surrounding the creation/evolution issue and shows how it affects your entire World View. Many topics relevant to youth (media, science, ethics, evangelism, morality) are explored. It demonstrates the foundational cause of the culture wars that rage in our society and how young people are affected. Shows young people that there is no controversy between ‘real science’ and the Bible.
Internet Innocence: Protecting Your Household With Easy Security Tips – Does your household have an on-line device? Are there ways to know as a parent where your child has been (on the web)? How do I protect my household from wandering onto sites that are not appropriate? What resources are there that don’t block you out of everything? These are some questions we need to ask with progression of the World Wide Web. Come and find out how to implement free resources to keep your household accountable without them even knowing it. Links to on-line tutorials will be provided to allow you to “parent your household’s access to the Internet.”
Multi-level Teaching – Robin will be sharing on different aspects of teaching many children touching on scheduling, doing some subjects together, training children to help around the house, and prioritizing.
New Home Educators – Are you just starting the home education adventure? As you look ahead it can be exciting and overwhelming. Come and let Louise help you get ready to have the adventure of a lifetime. Learn about planning your day
and choosing your curriculum. Find out what subjects you need to teach and how you can manage teaching multi-levels and so much more. Above all, come and let your heart be encouraged as Louise shares about being a blessing to your children and being blessed by the Lord as you begin a journey that can transform your family.
Laziness, Late Bloomer or Learning Disability – You decided to homeschool your child. The curriculum is bought, the lessons are planned, the school room is ready, and you are filled with excitement. And then… instead of peace and harmony, you feel like you’re in a battle with your child. Is he just being stubborn? Is this a battle of the wills? You’ve heard many people say, “Don’t worry, they’ll catch up”. But, you are the parent and you wonder will this really change? In this workshop, Diane will share strategies, suggestions, and teaching tips to launch your struggling learner on the road to success. There is HOPE!
Working Together – Working together as a family is an essential learning goal of every homeschool both for growing students and for the sanity of the mom who wants to conquer the laundry mountain. In this workshop we first look at the biblical basis for teaching our children to work together, then discuss the basics of working together in order to develop self-care skills, hospitality skills and a servant’s heart. Because Working Together is framed around acquiring practical life skills, this seminar also includes how to set up a routine that will get the whole family involved in the essentials of running a Christian household. *** Note: I have an exciting new publication, Working Together: Teamwork Starts at Home Base released in 2011 that corresponds to this seminar.***
Karen Knor and Joanne van’t Voort
Highschool and Beyond – The little blessings God has given us have suddenly grown into the teen years, and we need to prepare them for the work world. Your teens still need guidance, and parents are still the best resource God has given for Godly instruction. In this session we hope to touch on the topics of curriculum, are “credits” necessary, volunteer opportunities, and highschool co-ops. We will also share our experiences in how to get your student into college, university, or apprenticeships.
Randy Sims TEENS
Servant Leadership – Our culture is in dire need of direction. Christians are called and equipped to provide Christ-like leadership. Randy Sims presents a biblical approach to leadership that is both timeless and applicable. The basis of this session are the five pillars of leadership that provide students with fresh insights from God’s Word. This session redefines what a leader truly is and teaches students and adults that everyone is called to be a leader for the cause of Christ.
Getting It All Done – Have you ever felt overwhelmed with the demands of parenting? Life is certainly a challenge for parents, and especially those who accept the added responsibility of home education. But there are ways to make life easier and more productive, and this workshop discusses some of those. Marilyn Boyer, mother of fourteen children and a veteran home educator of twenty-seven years, shares her techniques for accomplishing a mammoth amount of housework while giving her children a superior education at the same time.
What Is Education? – Many people succeed in school but fail in the real world outside. Real education prepares the student for every aspect of life; practical, professional, spiritual, economic, civic. Jesus came not to be served, but to serve. Those things that make us most useful for service add up to a real education.
The Battle for the Child – Canadian parents are in a battle for the souls of their children. We at HSLDA invite you to join us on the front lines of this battle as we seek to protect the right of Canadian parents to direct the upbringing of their children. Sometimes the only thing standing between us and the future indoctrination of our children, as foreseen in Brave New World, are a few good men and women who simply refuse to surrender the minds of their children. In this seminar Paul offers insight into where the battle lines are being drawn and what we can expect in the next several years.
Branding – We live in a culture of brands. Millions are spent building and protecting brand identity. Brands are what people think of when they see a logo, hear a jingle, or even see a colour. As Christians, we have a brand and we are building our own brand within it. Randy Sims lays out practical principles for developing a brand as a leader as well as creating a reputation that is above reproach.
Holding Their Hearts – explains how the key to raising children who love God is in the heart-to-heart relationship between parent and child, where children are not just trained, but discipled. Take the time to give your children the security of knowing they have your heart. In so doing you are making it easier for them to freely give their heart back to their Creator, and that is our mission. Catch a vision of how you can reach and hold the heart of your child and build fulfilling family relationships that will be passed on through generations.
Beyond the Textbooks – Before mass compulsory schooling, students learned to investigate,reason,and form independent attitudes. Today’s home educating parents are discovering many exciting ways to get beyond packaged curriculum and experience real books, real experiences, real relationships-real learning!
Inspiring Bell Boy – Handbell Soloist for 7 years. Kedric Gabriel Ireland is an only child of Bruce & Vivian Ireland. Kedric will inspire you to smile, laugh and praise God! Hold onto your chairs while Kedric plays his Bells Fast! Amazing is what they say! Praise God!
Bible Quizzing Demonstration
Is there an effective incentive to encourage youth to memorize scripture? YES!!! In Bible Quizzing, the incentive is friendly competition. Bible Quizzing is a program that encourages teenagers to memorize 15 books of the New Testament over an 8 year cycle, through competing for tournament and season recognition, both for personal and team placement. The most obvious and real benefit of Bible Quizzing is gaining an intimate knowledge of the word of God. A secondary benefit is the uplifting atmosphere resulting in strong, edifying relationships among the quizzers. We’d love to meet with you! Michael Zwart and Sharlene Togeretz, both homeschooling and quizzing graduates themselves, are the founders of CHABQ© – The Christian Homeschooling Association of Bible Quizzing. Come visit us at our booth ! Quiz our quizzers on site!
The Driven Leader – Everyone as a leader is driven by one of two powerful motivations: Charisma or Character. This presentation looks at the leader’s “sphere of influence”, the five areas in which to evaluate your driving force, and the biblical and historical examples of each.
The Third Wave of Homeschooling Persecution – Homeschooling in Canada has enjoyed a great deal of success over the last 20 years, but there are storm clouds on the horizon. Current trends projected into the future suggest we may be in for a stormy ride over the next years. But do not despair, we will be looking at how we can not only weather the storm, but come through it stronger than before.
Randy Sims TEENS
Edify.com – Communication is the conduit through which the truth of God’s Word flows. In this presentation Randy Sims discusses practical techniques to insure intended meaning perceived, levels of communication, the “FAD” principles of effective listening, and a call to biblical empathy.
Learning to Delight in Your Children – If you sometimes feel like homeschooling is drudgery, you can bet your kids feel the same way! It’s such a temptation to stress over teaching predicate nominatives or the steps of division that we forget to delight in our children and make time to enjoy being with them. In this session, Marilyn shares how she and Rick have found this to actually be the key to instilling values that stick and building in them a heart for things of the Lord.
The Making of Mountain Movers – Using the secrets of high achievers in educating your kids. What makes the difference between a child who just jumps through the hoops to get his “school” work done and one who sees himself as preparing to change the world? In this workshop Rick Boyer shares key lessons from the lives of several people, past and present, who made a lasting difference in the culture around them. You will hear practical methods for applying the powerful lessons of high achievers to your day-to-day teaching. Don’t just school your children—prepare them to be world changers!
High School Panel
Now more than ever, we need to prepare our children to be Godly Soldiers for Christ. Research shows that children who homeschool through high school are more likely to retain their Christian values thoughout life. Join a panel of experienced home educators who have conquered highschool and launched young adult children into post secondary institutions, trades and the work force. Panelist will discuss how to keep records, choose curriculm, enter into aprenticeship programs, apply for college or university admissions and much more. Come prepared with questions. You will be encouraged as you learn there are many excellent resources available to successfully homeschool our high school students.
In Search of the Secret: The Practical Road to Contentment. – Do you ever wonder what is it that you are searching for, what would make you truly happy? Living in a homeschooling family is a counter-cultural lifestyle just as being
content is a counter-cultural value nowadays. In this seminar, we will search out the secret of the true meaning of contentment; how to practically work towards this ever elusive paradise in a home that is lived in 24/7, and on a limited income. Looking at our goals and expectations, our priorities, our stuff, our money, and our relationships, we will set out on a journey that will prepare us to not only endure the trials of everyday life as a home educating family but to thrive and to be truly content.
Randy Sims TEENS
Roadblocks to Leadership – In this discussion-based session, Randy explains the obstacles to effective leadership and how to overcome them.
The Journey of Home Education – The decision is made: “Now what?” Where is the first trail marker on this “Home Education Journey?” How do you cross the bridge from school to home? Who will be your trail guide? Is there a place to get
off and enjoy the sights? Diane will share some lessons learned about traveling this journey: lessons about knowing your destination, planning your mode of transportation, and packing the appropriate materials. Yes, you can be assured that there will be amazing discoveries as well as challenging experiences. Diane is eager to encourage parents on this homeschool journey, with all its joys and struggles. You will be inspired and encouraged to travel down this path with confidence!
Homeschooling the Child with a Label and/or a Disability – A child labeled, whether with ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome etc, is typically expected to achieve less. The label often limits the child from achieving their full potential. As expectations are lowered so are opportunities to succeed. For example: It is a common misconception that a child with Down Syndrome cannot learn to read, or a child with ADHD will always be impulsive and unfocused, or a brain injury will never be overcome. When given the correct tools in the form of a neurodevelopmental program parents can break the bonds that accompany labels. A neurodevelopmental program, which combines neurological organization along with an academic program, can be your strongest weapon against the limiting impact of a label.
Stress Free Homeschooling – Robin will be sharing on home schooling without stress. She will talk about prioritizing, serving God, and balancing the teaching of academics with the rest of life. She will encourage participants in the uniqueness
of each family and in the ways that God directs and provides unique opportunities for the homeschooling family. “I love to encourage parents to relax and enjoy the journey.”
Fearless – I Can Teach Math! – We all use math every day! Do you have a “mental block” or do your “palms sweat” when you have to teach your children their math. Jacki Knight knows and understands your fears and she will help you come to the realization that math really is fun and not as scary as it seems!
Leaders Workshop – Chapter Leaders and potential leaders, Area Reps and Board Members are invited to gather for a time of fellowship, discussion and meditation geared specifically to those who bear the responsibility of leadership in the Homeschool community. We appreciate what you do and want to treat you to a special session just for you.
Marilyn Boyer MOTHER/DAUGHTER TEA
Training Up Daughters for Womanhood – In our day, girls are being offered a twisted view of what it means to be a fulfilled woman. “You must go to college, you must have a professional career, you must be independent.” But real joy is not found in fitting into the mold of contemporary culture. It is found in conforming to God’s perfect plan for womanhood. In this workshop, Marilyn Boyer lays out the fulfillment and blessing that come from experiencing girlhood by God’s standards and the eternal potential of being a godly woman.
What’s A Dad to Do? – There are plenty of misconceptions about the role of the father in a home schooling family. Some people think that if he can’t be at home during “school time” he can’t be involved. Others think his job is to take over some of Mom’s chores in order to free her to spend more time with the children. But Scripture gives seven functions of a father in a godly home, and each of these can be applied very practically and powerfully in home education. Enjoy the wisdom and humour of this presentation as Rick answers the question of “What’s A Dad to Do?”
Betty Van Gils Kloet TEEN BOYS
Movin’ and Groovin’, Phys-Ed for Boys – Boys, come out and challenge yourself! Learn to increase your personal fitness level this year! We will learn some noisy, creative moves, test your core strength, test yourself against against fitness standards, and try some new balance challenges to do at home. Try out some equipment that helps to develop balance, strength and cardiovascular fitness. Most importantly, learn how to have fun while getting healthy! Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to MOVE!
Take Back the Land – It has been said that the parents of the 1980’s and 90’s were the Moses generation; they left Egypt, government schooling, and headed for the Promised Land, as the Israelites once traversed the wilderness to return to Canaan. The generation of Moses completed part of the mission, getting as far as the Jordan River. But it was left to Joshua and the younger Israelites to cross the river and take back the land that had been promised to their father Abraham centuries before. Today, home schooling parents have broken free from the bondage of Godless philosophies and are raising up the Joshua generation that will carry the battle over the Jordan – taking the banner of Christ back into Canadian government, law, medicine, business, education and the arts, where God and His Word were once universally honoured. The enemies of God are trembling today at the thunderous approach of the Joshua generation!!