2016 Convention Workshops

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Below is the workshop schedule for the 2016 TPA Convention.  Click here for the workshop descriptions.


Friday, April 8

9:00 a.m. Session 1

Constitutional Literacy - Michael Farris
Finding the Faith to Homeschool Through High School - Lee Binz
Schedules...Helping Our Children to be Happy - Monica Irvine
ART: An Eye Opening Experience - Dan Ellis
Boost Your ACT/SAT Scores - Gene Walter
Preserving A Nation Through Political Involvement - Rep. Pete DeGraaf

10:00 a.m. Session 2
Absolutely Amazing & Incredible Animals - Brian Young
Experience Excellence in Writing - Chris Aldrich
Raising Our Boys to be Gentlemen - Monica Irvine
Books - Standing the Test of Time - Mary Ellen Tippin
Use that Education to Move Into Surveying - W. Anderson & E. Cantu
Take the Shocker Pathway at WATC

11:00 a.m. Session 3
REAL LIFE Homeschooling - Heidi St. John
Planning High School Courses - Lee Binz
Real-Life Courtship - Micahael Farris
Pediatric Therapy 101 - Kris Dickinson
Vocabulary Matters! - Sara Carothers
Treating Writing Allergies - Beth Mora

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Michael Farris - The Coming Attack on Homeschooling

2:45 p.m. Session 4
The Distracted Mom - Heidi St. John
Answers for the Homeschool Critics in Your Life - Todd Wilson
High School Record Keeping - Lee Binz
Christianity Under Attack - Brian Young
Cultivating a Love for Nature in Your Children - Ellen Janoski
Business By the Books - Jan Bloom

3:45 p.m. Session 5
The Spiritual Impact of Educational Choices - Michael Farris
Serving With Love & Loving to Serve - Dennis Gundersen
Raising Our Girls to be Ladies - Monica Irvine
Dyslexia 101 - Tammy Kofford
Preparing for the Journey: The Preschool Years - Alicia Butler
Making Science a Cinch - Jackie Rankin

7:00 p.m. Heidi St. John - Strong Roots, Strong Families

Saturday, April 9:


9:00 a.m. Session 6
Critical Thinking Skills are Critical in ACE - Roger Cole
Challenge Your Students to the Three C's - Lohren Meier
ART: Unraveling the Mystery of Creativity - Dan Ellis
ADHD or Irlen Syndrome? - Cathryn Hay
Cultivating the Love of Learning - Nathan King
Math U See - Michael Sas

10:00 a.m. Session 7
First Three Years - A Workshop for Homeschooling Rookies - Heidi St. John
College Admission & Scholarships - Lee Binz
Kindling A Passion for Missions in a Child's Heart - Dennis Gundersen
Staying Active & Healthy While Homeschooling - Dave Yordy
Looking Back: An Older Mom's Perspective - Mary Ellen Tippin
Big Bang or Big God - Stan Bryant

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lee Binz - Creating Homeschool Balance

2:45 p.m. Session 8
Taming the Techno Beast - Todd Wilson
Toddlers, Tweens & Teens Oh My! - Heidi St. John
Why is My Child Doing That? - Kris Dickinson
Textbook Inaccuracies - Brian Young
How You're Already Doing Things Classically - Nathan King

Math RX - Sara Carothers

3:45 p.m. Session 9
What to do When Your Plan Doesn't Go According to Plan - Todd Wilson
Homeschool CONNECTion
As They Sit & Stand - Dara Halydier
Creating Capacity: Preparing Your Children to Love Life - Jan Bloom
Making History Live - Dr. Paul Barkey
Foreign Language: How to Work it Into Your Homeschool - Sara Carothers