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Home Education Conference
May 4 & 5, 2012
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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This information is from WPA's previous conference. Our 30th Annual Home Education Conference will be held on May 3-4, 2013, at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Workshops by Exhibitors

Remember that these lists are only suggestions. We strongly recommend that you review the entire list of workshops to find the ones that suit you best.

F-3 Exhibitor: Components of a Complete Language Arts Program

Beth Ellen Nash, Cornerstone Learning Connection

Aspects of a comprehensive language arts program including: phonics and phonemic awareness; spelling; vocabulary and word study; reading strategies, fluency, and comprehension; grammar, usage, mechanics; and written composition. Resources in each area for struggling learners. A thumbnail look at what speaker’s top picks offer and what audience would most benefit from each.

A-1 Exhibitor: Choosing Textbook-Based Curriculums for Your Family

Beth Ellen Nash from Cornerstone Learning Connections

Overwhelmed by all the homeschool curriculums available? Brief descriptions of basic facts and features of a number of textbook-based curriculums including A Beka, ACE, Alpha Omega, Bob Jones, Christian Liberty Press, Mystery of History, Pandia Press, Power Basics, Singapore, and Story of the World will be presented to help you decide which components might work well for your family. A purchased textbook curriculum can serve as a core for one or more subject areas and serve as a springboard in a rich and varied homeschool program.

A-2 Exhibitor: The Logic of English: A New Way to See Words

Sara Eppinga, Logic of English

Struggling with reading and spelling? Learn phonograms and spelling rules that explain 98% of English words, two sounds for C, reasons for silent E, and more. Why many kids drawn to science and math struggle with reading and spelling. Helpful to people of all ages.

A-3 Exhibitor: Tuning Up Your Science Toolkit

Susan Haydock and Al Horey, Wisconsin Educational Innovations

Learn how the JASON Project, Immersion Learning, Engineering is Elementary, and STOP for Science improve student performance, are interdisciplinary, and provide a wonderful introduction to science, technology, engineering, and math for kids of all ages.

A-7 Exhibitor: Canoe Camping: A True Outdoor Educational Experience

Scott A. Teuber, Wisconsin River Outings

A paddlesports adventure offers opportunities for planning and preparation; physical and mental stimulation and learning; leadership and camaraderie; and more. Wisconsin River Outings offers guided trips, outfitted trips, and canoe and kayak rentals. Hear how we can make this an easy adventure for you and your kids anywhere in Wisconsin.

B-3 Exhibitor: Sonlight Curriculum

Vickie Olson, Sonlight Curriculum

Hear a homeschooling mom explain how Sonlight Curriculum can be used with a variety of homeschooling philosophies. Whether you prefer a tightly or loosely scheduled curriculum, or no schedule at all, you can adapt Sonlight to your needs.

B-9 Exhibitor: Struggling and Special Needs Learners: A Brain-Based Perspective

Jeremy Fritz, Brain Balance Achievement Centers

Gain a comprehensive understanding our "Disconnected Kids" and the issues you and your child are facing by seeing autism, Asperger's, dyslexia, learning disabilities, and ADHD as a functional disconnection syndrome (FDS), a functional imbalance of brain activity between the two sides of the brain.

C-2 Exhibitor: Overview of Curriculum Choices for Science and Math

Beth Ellen Nash, Cornerstone Learning Connection

An overview of choices available to help you decide which are best for your family. Math options include Bob Jones, Key To, Mathletics, Math-U-See, Right Start Math, Saxon, Singapore Math, Teaching Textbooks, and Thinkwell. Science options include curriculum with creation-based, evolutionary, and origins neutral programs including Alpha Omega, Apologia, Bob Jones, Power Basics, Pandia Press R.E.A.L. Science, Real Science 4 Kids, and Singapore Science.

C-11 Exhibitor: Motivate with Moti-Venture

Rob Snavely

Looking for ways to motivate your children to do their schoolwork and have positive attitudes and good behavior? Moti-Venture may be for you! An innovative way to motivate your kids through creative adventures while strengthening family bonds in a fun and exciting way!

D-3 Exhibitor: The Stuff of Legend: Teaching Heritage and History Through Heroes

Dave Drake, FreedomProject Education

Catch your children's imagination and spark their interest through personal connections. Cement concepts and principles for a lifetime by weaving into lessons the vivid lives of heroes and heroines of history, faith, and legend. Learn to be a storyteller, become a guide to a bright new world for students through biographies and stories.

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To help you choose workshops, click on a category that interests you and look over the list. Remember that these lists are only suggestions. We strongly recommend that you review the entire list of workshops to find the ones that suit you best.

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