2017 Convention Workshops


Below is the workshop schedule for the 2017 TPA Convention.  Click here for the workshop descriptions.

Friday, March 10

9:00 a.m. Featured Speaker Session: Equipping Minds - Carol Brown

10:30 a.m. Session 1
Help! I Need A Crash Course In Social Media - Leah Nieman
I Never Imagined I'd Be Homeschooling! - Steve Lambert
Entering the High School Zone - Sara Carothers
What Homeschoolers Won't Talk About - Dara Halydier
More Help From An Older Mom - Mary Ellen Tippin
Mom, Don't Make Me Think - Julie Davis

1:00 p.m. Session 2 - Exhibitor Workshops
Raising Children With Character - ACE
Classic Literature: Starting Point For Teaching Language Arts - Jennifer Pierce
Light & Brain Function - Cathy Hay
Homeschool Athletics & Fitness - Kris Wheeler
Art: Building The Habits Of Creativity - Dan Ellis
WATC - The College Advantage - Jena Roth

2:00 p.m. Session 3
Take A Walk In The Shoes Of A Child With A Learning Difference - Tammy Kofford
Schedules...Helping Our Children To Be Happy - Monica Irvine
Makers and More - Victoria Gillmartin
Managing Anger & Conflict In Your Home - Beth Mora
10 Sensational Sensory Strategies - Kris Dickinson, OT
Study Your Children - Jim Hodges

3:00 p.m. Session 4
Role Of Imagery And Memory In Learning - Carol Brown
God Didn't Make A Mistake - Dara Halydier
Giften Children: Who Are They? How Do We Educate Them? - Cathryn Hay
Homeschooling With A Broken Spirit - Dennis Gundersen
Plan? What Plan? - Jeanine Schantz & Lona Gorman
Biblical Authority - Brian Young

7:00 p.m. Featured Speaker Session: Becoming Your Child's Favorite Teacher - Steve Lambert

Saturday, March 11

9:00 a.m. Featured Speaker Session: Guiding Kids Through Social Media - Leah Nieman

10:30 a.m. Session 5
Understanding, Identifying, Assessing & Strengthening Cognitive Abilities - Carol Brown
Teach Your Children To Listen - Jim Hodges
Pediatric Therapy 101 - Kris Dickinson, OT
The 7 Laws Of Teaching At Home - Tom Clark
How To Make Colleges Compete For Your Student - Gene Walter
Teaching Biblical Creation Science In The Homeschooling Classroom - Steven King

1:00 p.m. Session 6 - Exhibitor Workshops
Unit Study Made Easy: Five In A Row - Steve Lambert
Dating For Ladies & Gentlemen - Monica Irvine
What Colleges Want - Gene Walter
Experience Excellence In Writing - Chris Aldrich
Classical Conversations: Cultivating The Love Of Learning - Ellen Janoski
Financial Plan For Colleges: Getting There From Here - Jonathan Hoskins

2:00 p.m. Session 7
Learning With Technology - Leah Nieman
Educational Life Hacks For Students With Dyslexia, Dysgraphia Or Dyspraxia - Beth Mora
Triangles And Other Building Blocks To Writing-Readiness - Kris Dickinson, OT
How To Teach Math to Children With Learning Difficulties - Julie Davis
Now What? Gracefully Letting Go - Dara Halydier
Humanism Is The State Religion - Stan Bryant

3:00 p.m. Session 8
ADHD And Executive Functioning - Tammy Kofford
For Men Only - Steve Lambert
Support Group Leader Session - REVIVE - Carol Brown
Keeping Your "SmartCookie" Challenged - Beth Mora
Homeschooling Math Without A Plan? - Tom Clark
Go For The Goal: Shepherding Your Child With Eternal Aims - Dennis Gundersen