In this workshop session, Adam Andrews relies on the audience’s familiarity with C.S. Lewis’ classic novel, “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.” It is recommended that the listener read that work before listening in order to avoid misunderstanding the literary references.
Click here to listen to and download: Witches and Wizards and Wands, Oh My!
As fantasy grows ever more popular in our culture, books and movies teem with elements that many Christian parents find objectionable. How can we equip our children to engage and influence their culture while protecting them from its evils? Adam makes a case for a type of reading that can accomplish both of these goals, and a vision for the Christian imagination that can restore our civilization to its roots in the transcendent God of all worlds, seen and unseen. Will the future of our culture be dominated by fairy tales and fantasy? Will it be ruled by wizards and dragons and enchantments? Help your students become the ones who will decide!
Click here to listen to and download: Lessons from the Valley
After diagnosing her youngest daughter with autism, Sonya found herself in a spiritual valley. Though your valley may look different, the giants that she encountered there may seem eerily similar to your own. Learn what Scriptures the Lord used to help her overcome five giants in the valley: the giants named Fear, Faltering Faith, Uncertainty, Guilt, and Self-Pity.
Education is not an object we can posses; it’s a state of the heart, mind and soul. All great leaders share certain attributes in these areas, and Job was one of the greatest! Adam’s unique perspective on Job’s career inspires parents to prepare their own students for leadership. The lecture sends them away with renewed vision for the liberal arts and practical suggestions for applying this vision in the classroom.
This will be an interactive presentation, exploring scripture memorization within the context of Bible quizzing, a ministry associated with the Christian Missionary Alliance. Learn how to memorize, how to disciple and mentor youth in God’s Word, and hear how to start a team in your own church or join an already existing team. Pastors and elders are especially encouraged to attend this session.
Bible Quizzing 101
Is there really a battle? Don’t we live in a free country? In this session the reality of threats and what they mean to you will be presented. There are significant attacks to freedom and parental choice of home education in Canada (yes Canada). These will be outlined along with what is being done to advance home education rights in Canada. The session will also give you the information on what you can do to help the cause in Canada and around the world.
The Battle for Freedom
If someone in your house is struggling to read, how can slinkys help? How do we go from the baby steps of learning to read to making it a wonderful part of our family culture? Be encouraged to make reading a joyful part of everyday life. First, we will address methods of teaching reading, the theoretical and the practical, relying on input from many different families using many different methods, including helpful exercises. Then, more importantly, let’s talk about how to cultivate a love of reading, gleaning from our family’s experience and the classical style of learning from great minds through reading whole, living books.
Slinkys, Sand and Shakespeare
Me? Homeschool through high school? Of course you can do it! The high school years can be both challenging and rewarding as teens and parents adapt to their changing roles, and there are so many advantages that make the journey worthwhile. This workshop will provide practical insights regarding course design & selection, record keeping and transcripts in preparation for university, trade school or the workplace. Come and be encouraged to finish the race, that God has called you to, with excellence!
Homeschooling Through High School
You might be asking- Can I do this? Where do I start? This session will provide encouragement and practical advice for the key challenges often confronting new homeschoolers, including: How do I notify the government? What curriculum should I use? How do I keep records? And more.
Feeling overwhelmed and intimidated by the pressure of homeschooling teens? (i.e. not only preparing them for university, but somehow manufacturing those crazy transcripts/portfolios and figuring out which hoops you need to jump through in order to have your child accepted into university in the first place?!) High school should not have to be a negative, scary experience for parents or their children! Come to this session and learn how it can be a fun and unique journey, exploring alternative ways to prepare our teens for life.
High School Outside the Box
Have you ever wanted to sit in on another mom’s homeschooling day? In this workshop you can do just that, as several moms with lots of experience will share their insight on what worked for them, what didn’t, and even what they would change looking back. Come hear successful moms tell how they got to where they are, and what they learned regarding how to juggle different ages and keep everything running in a busy home.