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Ultimate Homeschool Expo

Exceptional Children

March 12-14

Whether you have a child with special needs or a child that is gifted, or perhaps someone that is inbetween this expo event is filled with hints, tips and methods to bring your homeschool to a new level. Learn ways to improve on teaching the reading, writing, and math as well as the subjects often forgotten such as science, history and art and music. What are proven techniques to deal with special needs issues or how can you learn along with your gifted child? These and many other topics will be explored by our wonderful hand-selected speakers of this set. This set is included in our bundled year-round expo! Listen live or listen On-Demand on your time. You will have access to the information to use again and again.
  • Workshops presented with amazing topics and insights.
  • Bonus audios with how-to-teach various subjects, making your homeschool easier!
  • Access to our exclusive, Membership Site with audios, handouts, and bonus gifts from our speakers.

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Pre-Recorded Sessions

Learning About Science and Loving It

Felice Gerwitz - Expo Host

MediaAngels.com
Do your kids ask you to do more science? Do they follow you around with a dog-eared, pond life book asking you what ducks eat? Does the word, "my hypothesis" replace, "I think" in general conversation? If not, Felice will share how-to instill a love for science and encourage your child to learn as well. Download Session Handout Coming Soon Download or Listen to Audio Coming

Teaching History

Meredith Curtis - Expo co-Host

MeredithCurits
Meredith is a homeschool mom who is a prolific author and encourager. Meredith will share her tips and techniques for teaching history that goes beyond the textbook, delving into real books and the history of the men and women who lived HIS-story. This is a lively and informative session you will not want to miss! Download Session Handout Here Download or Listen to Audio Coming Soon

Therapy for My Child

Annie Eskeldson

Ashi'sGift
Annie has researched and had success in implementing several therapies for her children that work! She will share her success, heart-aches, and how she learned what her child needed and the remediation techniques through trial and error that work for her family. This is an ongoing process, however, and results will vary with each family. Handout Coming Soon Download or Listen to Audio coming soon.
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Teaching Children to Write Fiction

Felice Gerwitz

Media Angels.com
When Felice's daughter (Christina) shared her desire to write a book - a fiction, Felice didn't know where to turn! The books that lined her shelf were for adults, but Christina's enthusiasm didn't pass. Three novels later (that have been selected as "required" summer reading across the USA for Christian schools), the Truth Seekers Mystery Series is a testament one homeschooler's perseverance! In this session Felice gives a step-by-step outline of elements of fiction. Based upon the book by Susan K. Marlow, "Reach for the Stars: Young Author's Fiction Workbook," Media Angels, Inc. Download Handout Coming Soon Download or Listen to Audio -- Coming Soon.

Artistically Gifted - Encore Presentation

Sharon Jeffus Visual Manna.com Sharon has a gift of teaching and with her enthusiasm and encouragement has held workshops for thousands of children all over the USA. Sharon will encourage all learners through her methods of teaching art for all children. Download Handouts
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Understanding Your Child's Learning Struggles

Kathy Kuhl Learn Differently
How do you prepare to homeschool a child who has difficulty learning and paying attention? Can you teach this child? What kinds of help are available? Learn about resources to help you and mistakes to avoid. Whether you are new to homeschooling or not, this will help you help a child with learning problems.
Sample Audio Here

Creation Unit Studies

Felice Gerwitz
MediaAngels.com
Felice shares why her preferred method of instruction is still unit study and her children are currently in high school! Unit studies bring families closer together, they are for multi-aged children and they are a great source of life-long learning.
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Multi-Sensory Homeschooling for Children with Special Needs

Jennifer Janes

JenniferAJanes.com
Multisensory Homeschooling for Children with Special Needs: Multisensory teaching methods are great for all children, but they are critical for helping children with special needs understand and apply the concepts necessary for academic success. Jennifer shares ideas for teaching using reference cards, educational apps, board games, therapy apps, and books and programs that use multisensory methods. Download Handouts Coming soon Download or Listen to Audio coming soon

Dealing with Your Difficult Child

Kathie Morrissey

TheCharacterCorner.com
Do you struggle with a child that is difficult or challenging?  One that causes you exasperation and takes more time and energy than all your other children put together?  How do you respond to the resentment and anger he stirs up in you?  How do you respond to him/her?  There IS hope and help!!  Get answers to these questions that will encourage you and help you deal wisely and lovingly with that child. Handouts Here
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Teaching Your Child Literature

Meredith Curtis
MeredithCurtis.com
Have you wondered what your children should read? What makes a good English class? Can I use a book club to teach literature? Can I use blogging to teach literature? What about worldview? Can you give me a brief history of literature? Meredith will answer these an many others question about teaching literature!
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Bridging the Gap: Creating Community

Jennifer Janes
JenniferAJanes
Bridging the Gap: Creating Community for Families of Children with Special Needs: Parents of children with special needs often feel isolated, both in the community at large and in their homeschool groups, churches, and other organizations. Jennifer has talked to both sides to determine why this is and what each side can do to bridge the gap. This session shares tips and information based on personal experience and survey results. Download Handouts Coming soon Download or Listen to Audio coming soon

Encouraging Your Child

Kathy Kuhl Learn Differently
How do you prepare to homeschool a child who has difficulty learning and paying attention? Can you teach this child? What kinds of help are available? Learn about resources to help you and mistakes to avoid. Whether you are new to homeschooling or not, this will help you help a child with learning problems.
Sample Audio Here

Math Games

Cecilia Villabona

PathsToMath
Playing games can be fun - and educational, this session deals with both! Download Handouts Coming soon Download or Listen to Audio coming soon

Sibling Squabbles in the School Room

Kathie Morrissey

TheCharacterCorner
Sibling rivalry and squabbling is something we all deal with every day. It can be very frustrating, as well as discouraging! It's important that we teach our children how to respond to conflict God's way. Don't let the arguing and strife disrupt your home. Find out what some of the most common causes are, and learn about some practical solutions to the problem. Download Handouts Here Download or Listen to Audio coming soon

American Government & Elections

Woody Wilson

AmericanHistoryKidsClass.com
Woody Wilson has received many history honors as an outstanding professor on the highschool and college level. He shares his love of history in this ground-breaking class. There are two links to videos Woody created especially for homeschoolers! This class is offered as a high-school credit. Try two classes for free with this expo ticket Handouts Here
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Live Session Details - March 12, 2013

11 a.m. (est) Meredith Curits - MeredithCurtis.com

Children with Character
Building godly character in gifted children can sometimes be a challenge. Meredith will share ways to inspire your exceptional children to live wholeheartedly for Jesus Christ. She will also help you walk children through some common trouble areas such as pride, insecurity, boredom, and laziness. Join Meredith for encouragement and practical advice.
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1 p.m. (est) Heather Laurie - SpecialNeedsHomeschooling.com

Gifted & Twice Exceptional Children at Home
What a joy to have a child that is gifted! A gifted and twice exceptional child comes with a life of intensity. Simply trying to keep up with their curriculum needs (3 grades in one year!) can be expensive and tiring. Future plans like PSAT, SAT, and ACT testing is not something in the distant future for your family, it’s approaching fast! Twice exceptional parents have additional issues like should I test my child for a learning disability? This is a workshop packed with ideas of how to deal with your fast learner, and not break the bank. Guidelines on when your child might need testing or not. Where to go in the important high school range of learning. Most importantly how to help your child’s emotions and personal skills keep up with their intellect.
 
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7 p.m. (est) Kathie Morrissey - TheCharacterCorner.com

Frustrated & Stressed
Are you a frustrated homeschooling parent? Many homeschooling parents struggle with stress, anger, and discouragement. Kathie discusses several causes of frustration, and then tells how to deal with them. She also stresses the importance of having the right spirit in dealing with our children.
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Live Session Details - March 13, 2013

11 a.m. (est) Kathy Kuhl - LearnDifferently.com

Staying Sane: Balancing Your Priorities

Is your homeschool in a rut? Getting less done without knowing why? Losing the joy of learning? Veteran homeschooling mom Kathy Kuhl shares common sense Biblical strategies to take care of yourself, be a better teacher, parent, and spouse, and have a happier, healthier family.   Download Session Handout
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1 p.m. (est) Jenny Herman - ManyHatsMommy.com

The Power of One As a special needs mom, Jenny understands there are times you feel like you just can't take anymore. Not one more unexplained behavior, not one more non-verbal day, not one more meltdown, not one more unkind stare. Jenny will share how the power of one has helped her get through many challenges over the past five years. This little change in your thinking can make a huge difference in your daily life. Join us!
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7 p.m. (est) Kim Kautzer - WriteShop.com

Writing Strategies for Struggling Learners It’s not just your child. Truth be told, most students struggle with writing at some level. But when a child learns with difficulty, the challenges are even greater. Poor spelling, illegible handwriting, attention and processing disorders, and physical limitations interfere with the ability to communicate on paper. Typically, the result is short, disorganized, writing that’s riddled with errors. The good news? You know your child better than anyone and care more deeply about his needs—there is much you can do! If your child has mild to moderate learning challenges, this workshop will offer practical ideas and steps you can take to instill both confidence and writing skills in your child. Topic: Writing, Struggling Learners, Learning Challenges
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Live Session Details - March 14, 2013

11 a.m. (est) Tara Jenner - TheBrainTrainers.net

Brain Training Is your child's corpus callosum weak? What is it and what does it do? What can you do to strengthen this vital part of the brain. Whether your child is special needs, gifted, or somewhere in between, training this part of the brain through fun and effective techniques is sure to improve their skills from reading to following multi-step commands to memory and more. Tara shares different games and activities you can incorporate in your teaching, to help strengthen the brain. Auditory processing skills are predominantly in the left hemisphere and visual skills are primarily in the right – A strong and efficient corpus callosum is vital for effective and efficient “communication” between the two hemispheres allowing for fluent association of sounds with the written code (spelling and reading) as well as converting instructions to a visual understanding for accurate execution and retention of information.
[The corpus callosum is the arched bridge of nervous tissue that connects the two cerebral hemispheres, allowing communication between the right and left sides of the brain.]
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1 p.m. (est) Tara Jenner - TheBrainTrainers.net

Strategies for Organization & Planning Is your child's room totally disorganized? Do they have trouble when you ask them to clean up their room or the kitchen? Tara shares strategies to make your life and theirs easier using a simple approach that will combat this very real problem. All you need is a roll of masking tape, a stop watch or kitchen timer, garbage bags and maybe some Ziploc bags or other sorting system! Have a camera ready to take before and after photos.
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7 p.m. (est) Cecilia Villabona - PathsToMath

Algebra Basics for All Other Math Did you realize that Algebra is the basis on which all other math resides? Learn how to demystify math for your children. Algebra is known as the gatekeeper subject in Mathematics.  This presentation will illustrate with examples why this is the case and will provide you with some insights about why and when to teach Algebra to your students. Special ALERT - As a special offer to OUR expo guests, please join this live event and learn how you can sign up for a FREE year's worth of upper grade math! Paths to Math is offering our listeners this amazing offer. Details at the end of Cecilia's presentation. - LIVE only - or those who hold a ticket to this and our yearly event.
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Mommy Jammies Nights Special Speakers

9 p.m. (est) Kim Kautzer

Twitter Party: 8:00 PM ET / Seminar 9 PM ET

When I Am Weak: Homeschooling Through Crisis or Depression Homeschooling can be challenging enough when the sea is smooth and calm. But what do you do when depression, a wayward teen, or some other personal crisis blows in the dark clouds and stirs up a few towering waves? Is it even possible to navigate the waters of homeschooling when you can barely stay in the boat yourself? Our trials are unique, but God is constant and unwavering. Kim shares her personal story, bringing light and hope to your situation, tips for staying on course in a storm, and encouragement that you can finish well.
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9 p.m. (est) Mary Jo Tate

Live April 9, 2013 TBA Details Coming Soon
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