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TEEN WORKSHOPS

Various Presenters

UNLEASHING OPPORTUNITIES IN 4-H & BEYOND
By Danielle & Joy Miller

HOW TO EMBRACE THE ART OF CONVERSATION TO SHARE YOUR FAITH
By Ginnie Zemaitis

FROM PAGE TO STAGE: UNLOCKING THE ART OF WRITING FOR FILM AND THEATER
By Angela Sarabia

NAVIGATING THE PATH TO A CAREER IN POLITICS THROUGH LOCAL ENGAGEMENT
By Angela Sarabia

MASTERING THE DIGITAL REALM: UNLEASHING SUCCESS THROUGH SELF-REGULATION
By Kristi Moore, Ph. D

CREATING A WINNING DIGITAL FOOTPRINT THAT OPENS DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY
By Mike Kawula

SAT MATH - IT’S NOT THE MATH, IT’S THE QUESTION THAT IS CONFUSING!
By Cindi Schultz

EMPOWER YOUR INSTINCTS: UNVEILING THE WARNING SIGNS OF PREDATORS
By Jim Howard

NAVIGATING THE DIGITAL WORLD: EMPOWERING TEENS WITH INTERNET SAFETY STRATEGIES
By Jessica Howard

3 KEYS TO COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP
By Frederic Gray

INVESTING IN ONE'S PERSONAL DISCIPLESHIP AND MARRIAGE IN THE MIDST OF HOMESCHOOLING

By Jennelle Sherman

Homeschooling can be all consuming day in and day out, year after year but we cannot allow this very good thing we are doing to distract us from the call on our lives as followers of Christ: to be a disciple who can contribute to making disciples. Ultimately discipleship is how God transforms us, getting the character of Christ, the message of Christ, and the ministry of Christ operational in and through our lives. Marriage is an amazing tool for God to do just that because marriage exposes in us what still needs to be transformed. Join us for this session, as we discuss living in the tension between the physical family God gives us and the spiritual family that God wants through us.

FOLLOW YOUR CALLING - HOW TO OVERCOME FEARS AND KNOW WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT

By Kristin Leigh

If you've felt a calling to walk in a new direction, you'll want to be present for this session. That pull on your heart, that feeling in your gut, or that voice from deep within knows all that you're capable of. K.A. Leigh, Author and Co-Creator of the Brudders® Children's Book series, shares the moment she put all of her faith in God to leave her corporate career behind and embark on a new journey to share God's love with children. From overcoming fear of the unknown to living uncomfortably, to finding the strength to keep moving forward, Kristin shares her best advice to those eager to follow their calling and the divine message she received from God that has helped her to see success every day.

KNOWING THE TIMES AND WHAT WE SHOULD DO AS HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS ABOUT CULTURAL MARXISM

By Frederic Gray

1 Chronicles 12:32 reveals that “the sons of Issachar knew the times and what they should do.” With the growing influence of cultural Marxism, Frederic shows how it is anti-freedom, anti-Bible, anti-God. Considering that homeschooling is the ultimate freedom in educating our children, this talk teaches parents how to help their children navigate cultural Marxism’s progressive creep into the culture, as well as our minds. Also, this talk will show the opportunity to glorify God in response to cultural Marxism’s influence, all while raising warriors for Christ.

THE GIDEON FACTOR—THE GREATEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE YOUR HOMESCHOOLED CHILDREN

By Frederic Gray

While we get caught up in the day-to-day decisions of homeschooling, it may be easy to lose the big picture. Employing the Gideon Factor will help you crystallize your main objective in homeschooling, and will be the greatest gift you ever give your children. Whether you are a new or veteran home educator, the Gideon Factor will help you sharpen your focus and empower your children to be the best they can be.

EMPOWER YOUR INSTINCTS: UNVEILING THE WARNING SIGNS OF PREDATORS

By Jim Howard

Most parents have seen the movie “Taken” and are worried about their daughters and sons when they travel abroad. But the majority of parents don’t understand the threat of losing a child can happen in their own circle of influence. Let me walk you through several warning signs that every parent and child needs to be familiar with to spot a predator that may be the neighbor next door or the charming new friend your child just introduced you to. Come hear 38-year law enforcement veteran Jim Howard, who has been teaching others how to protect themselves in a fallen world for the past ten years.

NAVIGATING THE DIGITAL WORLD: EMPOWERING PARENTS WITH INTERNET SAFETY STRATEGIES

By Jessica Howard

In today’s world, our kids have never been more at risk. With more and more kids accessing the Internet at younger ages, it is essential that parents know what threats are out there AND how to prevent them. As the Internet continues to grow, so do its associated risks, including online predators and groomers, human trafficking, and cyberbullying. Learn about different tools available for parents, how to start the conversation on Internet Safety, and safety tips and tricks for the whole family.

LET’S TALK

By Deborah Stickmon

Parents of middle school age students will be presented with a summary of changes and challenges expected during the adolescent years as their children’s bodies mature and social influences begin to have an impact on their decision-making. In addition, proven strategies, tips and ideas on how to talk to their child about sex and other important topics will be covered.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – HOW TO INSTILL HEALTHY FINANCIAL HABITS

By Ryan Malo

This is a 30-45 minute session, in which Ryan will discuss the benefits of raising financially responsible children, review financial basics to share with them, and explain how examples that you set can instill habits that impact the entire family. He will also touch on the importance of saving, as well as avoiding debt. Finally, Ryan will show specific examples that demonstrate the power of compounding interest, and cover some basics of investing.

GOAL SETTING - A FAMILY EVENT!

By Candi Schultz

Goal setting is often thought of as a great idea and something everyone needs to do but we rarely do it and when we do, we usually lose track of the goal along the way. In this workshop, goals are brought to life through creation and conversation. Everyone participating will create a goal and a visual display for that goal during the workshop. This process can be done with family members over and over again as well as with other homeschool groups as activities. The process is created in a fun and fast paced style with everyone having an opportunity to create and share their goal that will leave each participant inspired by their goal and by the goals of others.

CREATING A FAMILY PLAN FOR COURTSHIP/DATING THAT IS SAFE, FUN AND PURPOSEFUL

By Monica Irvine

(Families are encouraged to attend this session together!) Imagine your children being committed to keeping themselves pure and chaste so that they can enter marriage without regrets and with great anticipation for intimacy designed between a husband and his wife. Imagine you and your children being able to openly discuss specific plans, real temptations, hopes and dreams with honesty and without inhibition. Listen to Master Motivator, Monica Irvine, as she walks you through principles and specific plans to create purpose and success. It is essential that you and your teens are completely united on the long term goal of remaining virtuous. Don’t miss this!

RAISING CONFIDENT, GENEROUS & COMPASSIONATE LADIES REQUIRES SKILLS

By Monica Irvine

Imagine what it feels like to watch your daughter continue to strive for excellence in all aspects of her life, because she knows she has endless potential and a great responsibility. She matures with a desire to be a voice for good and a contributor to making our world a better place. She seems fearless, yet uses great wisdom. Parents, this Master Class will help you understand how to create the example your daughter needs to become a confident, generous and honorable lady.

RAISING OUR BOYS TO BE TRUE GENTLEMEN, WHO LIVE WITH HONOR

By Monica Irvine

Parents, I know you want to raise sons who live with honor, but our society continues to strip away opportunities for our children to do honorable things. Here’s the great news...you can make sure that you are creating opportunities for your children to practice living with honor, but it requires parenting with purpose. Come and listen to master motivator Monica Irvine, inspire your family with lots of ideas of how to teach your sons the skills of honor through small simple acts of generosity. It truly can change their lives and yours as well.

IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT ACADEMICS

By Kristi Moore, Ph. D

What is self-regulation and why it is so essential to develop in our children: From toddlers to teens, what parents can do to help their children develop self-regulation. This session is designed for parents with children of all ages. It will cover some basics of cognitive and emotional development at each stage – toddlers, preschoolers, elementary, and adolescents – related to self-regulation. Tips will be given for what parents should and should not do at each stage to help their children develop this vital skill.

PICKY EATERS OR PROBLEM FEEDERS: WHEN FOOD LIMITATIONS INTERFERE WITH LEARNING

By Kim Hazelton

Parents will gain a deeper understanding of how and why children limit the variety of foods they will eat, including sensory challenges, tongue/lip/and cheek ties, motor challenges, and head & neck postural control issues. They will leave with some practical strategies to implement immediately in the home to improve their child's nutrition, life, and learning.

HOW TO DISCIPLE A GENERATION OF "LOST" CHRISTIAN TEENS.

By Ginnie Zemaitis

Through interactive discussions and practical tools, parents will learn how Jesus' model of discipleship is essential in helping their child understand the "why" behind their faith while also meeting them in their personal struggles (ie depression, anxiety, loneliness, suicidal thoughts, etc.) Drawing from biblical principles and contemporary insights, this session will provide parents with successful strategies to guide their child in developing a firm foundation of faith, rooted in a personal relationship with God and a solid understanding of their beliefs.

SAT MATH - IT’S NOT THE MATH, IT’S THE QUESTION THAT IS CONFUSING!

By Candi Schultz

Join Mrs. C for a mini-SAT Boot Camp. Mrs. C will be showing the tips and techniques from his SAT Boot Camps. This workshop will focus on math, the language behind the questions and show participants what they really need to know before taking the math section of the SAT. Find out the words on the test that give tips for how to solve the questions as well as learn what formulas you really need to know before taking the SAT. Students and parents alike will learn how to unravel the questions being asked into something they can solve quickly and easily. These techniques can be used for other testing situations and subject areas as well.

SENSORY SUPERHIGHWAY: NAVIGATING LEARNING CHALLENGES THROUGH SENSORY PROCESSING STRATEGIES AT HOME.

By Kim Hazelton

Parents will gain a deeper understanding of the impact the sensory systems have on learning, and some practical strategies to implement immediately in the home to improve learning.

HIGH SCHOOL MADE SIMPLE

By Sue Puchferran

Learn everything you need to know about homeschooling in the middle and high school years. A straightforward approach to understanding a high school scope and sequence, high school credits, testing, record keeping, transcripts, college applications, scholarships and more. You will leave equipped and empowered to complete your journey.

HOMESCHOOLING WITH TODDLERS IN YOUR HOME.

By Maurie Lieber

As if homeschooling was not stressful enough, let's add some toddlers into the mix. Join Maurie as she gives some tips and tricks on how to not lose your mind while trying to school with sweet, sticky, attention seeking, toddlers running amuck.

STICKY MATH: SIX STRATEGIES TO MAKE MATH COME ALIVE

By Nicole Thomas

Since math builds heavily upon itself, it's important for students to grasp concepts firmly before moving on. But what do you do when you have a student who doesn’t easily get it? You need to teach it in a way that makes it “sticky.” Come learn the six strategies of sticky math.

MY MIDDLE SCHOOLER IS DRIVING ME CRAZY

By Leilani Melendez

This workshop will take a look inside the middle-schooler's brain, discuss what pre-teens and early teens are thinking and feeling, and offer guidance for maximizing (and surviving!) the middle school years in home education. Above all, parents will learn to enjoy these fleeting, emotional, and pivotal years with their kids.

ENHANCING YOUR HOMESCHOOL THROUGH FIELD TRIPS

By Stefanie Dozier

Learn about the amazing field trip opportunities that we have right here in central Florida! Learn how these field trips, outside classes, and real-world, hands-on experiences can boost everyday learning, stimulate interest, and improve academic understanding. (And they’re fun too!)

EDUCATION IS A LIFE - A LOOK INTO THE CHARLOTTE MASON PHILOSOPHY

By Julia Brown

Charlotte Mason concluded that “Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life.” This talk will explore how it is a life sustained by ideas. It will discuss the role of the homeschool parent in properly “feeding” children’s minds so they will grow intellectually and form intimacy with a wide range of subjects. Come learn the principles of this early 1900s philosophy that has greatly influenced the homeschool community.

CUSTOMIZING YOUR HOMESCHOOL - PIECED-TOGETHER CURRICULUM & UNIT STUDIES

By Stefanie Dozier

Learn how to create your own curriculum based on your child’s needs, learning style, and interests. Piece together materials from various means to create a customized educational program. Then, learn how to create your own unit studies by adding hands-on projects and experiences for more in-depth, defined, and exciting learning opportunities!

INTRODUCTION TO UNSCHOOLING

By Maurie Lieber

Unschooling is natural and can be a game changer on your homeschool journey. Come learn about the different approach that unschooling takes and how freeing it actually is.

EXECUTIVE SKILLS FOR HANDWRITING PROFICIENCY

By Marla Scaglione, MS, OTR/L

Are you ready to empower your child with crucial life skills that will shape their success at school, at home, and in the community? In this presentation, I will share and discuss the underlying executive skills needed for your child to excel in the complex art of handwriting, and practical activities you can implement on your homeschooling journey. Handwriting proficiency isn't just about dotting i's and crossing t's, it also requires robust executive skills which will also support your child's growth, maturity, and self-confidence for life.

STRENGTHEN YOUR CHILD'S HANDWRITING FOUNDATIONS AT HOME

By Marla Scaglione, MS, OTR/L

Ever wondered about how to improve your child's handwriting skills while homeschooling? Do you have neurodivergent children who challenge and frustrate your best efforts to improve their handwriting skills? Improving handwriting skills doesn't have to be a chore, neither for you or your child. I'll be sharing the latest innovative and effective therapeutic learning strategies that I use to improve children's handwriting proficiency, and also some simple practical ways you can support the development of strong handwriting skills in your own homeschool program.

HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS DEMYSTIFIED

By Lupita Eyde-Tucker

The official high school transcript is the single most important document a homeschooling parent will prepare for their student and a well-prepared transcript can be the ticket to admission to a university. In this informative session, Lupita Eyde-Tucker, transcripts guru and homeschool advisor, will teach parents exactly what information belongs on a high school transcript, and what does not, and help you avoid the top five mistakes that homeschooling parents often make when preparing this crucial document.

DYSLEXIA - EARLY WARNING SIGNS

By Lindsey Leist

Parents will learn the initial steps of identifying dyslexia. How is it diagnosed? Who can help your child with Dyslexia? What are the characteristics of students needing reading intervention? Tips and strategies to get you started on the right path to teaching your child.

WHAT IS HOMESCHOOL SUCCESS?

By Elyce Tate

What really is "successful"
homeschooling? Who defines it? We may have moments, even days, of doubt but we were given each one of our children by grand design. Perhaps the key lies not in the definition of "success" but in the questions themselves? Maybe whatever "success" looks like boils down to one simple yet profound question.

HOMESCHOOL SURVIVAL KIT

By Angela Sarabia

The homeschooling journey is a marathon, not a sprint. Veteran homeschool mom Angela Sarabia has been running this marathon for over 10 years and will share essential tools, tips, and practices you can put in place now to avoid burnout and ensure success.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I CAN DO THIS?

By Rachel Good

If you’re upright and breathing, you can do this! God has equipped each of us to fulfill the mission to which He has called us. This is the pep talk every parent needs before the big game, and you will walk away with the confidence to succeed in your endeavor! You are more than qualified to oversee your children’s education, and this session is for anyone who may be doubting their abilities.

EMBRACING OUR FREEDOM TO TEACH

By Leilani Melendez

Many of us have a hard time realizing just how much our thinking has been influenced by the current public education system. In this talk, we’ll look at the history of public school education in America and how it has affected our thoughts and priorities. Once we recognize that the current model is not the be-all, end-all of education, we can minimize the impact of such narrow philosophies in our homes and allow ourselves the freedom to broaden our approach and homeschool based on informed choices.

TRANSITIONING FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE LIVING ROOM

By Rachel Good

School at home should not imitate school in the classroom. If you’re wondering what that change would look like for your family, come get plenty of ideas on how to help your kids (and yourself) make the switch. It takes time to de-program and establish a new normal, but the process can be a joyful time as your family begins this adventure.

I’M NOT SURE I WANT MY KIDS TO BE HOMESCHOOLED

By Rachel & Joel Good

Calling all doubters – come hear from a homeschooling mom, and the man who supports and encourages her. Ask your questions, learn how to take that step of faith, and gain some clarity on whether home education is right for your family.

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