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ULTIMATE HOMESCHOOL BOOTCAMP DATES
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Whether you are an experienced homeschooler - or a newbie at the starting gate - there is something for everyone and you will want to register immediately for this event so you don't miss a thing. There are many powerful presentations lined up on real homeschool topics that you simply will not find answers to in a box.
This is NOT a collection of audio files. Our conferences include engaging LIVE video streams where you can hear, see, and ask questions to the speakers - just as if you were sitting in a convention room with them! It's empowering, and we have gathered the BEST mentors to help and support you.
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MEET THE MENTORS
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Andrew is the founder, principal speaker, and director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing. Presenting throughout North America, he addresses issues relating to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor. His seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students’ skills. Although he is a graduate of the Talent Education Institute in Japan (Suzuki Method) and holds a Certificate of Child Brain Development, his best endorsement is from a young Alaskan boy who called him “the funny man with the wonderful words.” He and his beautiful, heroic wife Robin are parents of seven, grandparents of five, and educators of their two youngest children at home in Oklahoma’s Green Country.
Dr. Shanon Brooks
Dr. Shanon Brooks is a co-founder and president of Monticello College. He has over twenty years experience in teaching and the administration of entrepreneurial higher education organizations. He is the former president of George Wythe University and a founder of the Center for Social Leadership. Dr. Brooks is the co-author of A Thomas Jefferson Education for Teens. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, a Master’s degree in education, and a PhD in constitutional law. He lives in Monticello, Utah with his wife Julia and their children. He loves hiking and the great outdoors. His favorite toy is a backhoe. He is passionate about liberty, liberal arts education and the organic concept of Georgics.
"My husband, Roger, and I are parents of seven children (four sons and three daughters). We are also grandparents to thirteen grandchildren (three granddaughters and ten grandsons)! We have home educated our children since 1983 and we are still in the trenches." Donna loves to be a wife, mother, and grandmother. She also loves frugality, learning, creativity, living providently, gardening, hiking, creating stained glass murals, oil painting, writing poetry, research, and sharing! BA Art '80. MA Ed. ‘08.
Donna is owner and The Homeschool Mommy Mentor at MentoringOurOwn.com She has presented at dozens of home school conferences in California, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Virginia, since 1995. She created the Mentoring Our Own Yahoo Group in 2002. Donna founded a private cyber-school and cottage school / home education hybrid in 2002. In 2009, Donna and her daughters Julia Groves and Jennifer Walton co-founded Princess Academies, which became Royal Academe 2013, and finally Mentoring Our Own.
Connect with Donna at: http://mentoringourown.com/
Dianne has been homeschooling since 2003. She has worked with thousands of homeschoolers and hundreds of homeschool groups to pioneer social activities, help form group policies with leaders, and participated in issues which affect the homeschool community as a whole. Her approach is always practical and effective. She also specializes in working with middle to high school level groups to help prepare for college entry and is familiar with the latest developments of Common Core and how it is affecting future college students. She directs a national support organization, Home Education Council of America; and has developed numerous other websites to help home educators in their efforts. Dianne has been leading online seminars, webinars, and classes online in an innovative online setting to offer live interaction no matter where you live in the world. You can connect with her at Home Education Council of America.
Kevin Strong is a personal development expert, business innovator, and author of Being Wise. He uses humor and illustrations with business insight to show individuals and organizations on how they can unleash their inherent potential. He is a relative of Steven Covey and has built 2 businesses and worked in sales and management for several years in a Fortune 500 Company. He delivers easy to implement steps to self-improvement and business success, using humor and memorable stories.
Steven Spivey, president of Writing Express, left corporate America in 2012 to carry on his father’s legacy. Trained by Dr. William Spivey, founder and creator of Writing Express, Steven is a passionate teacher, writer, and keynote speaker. He received a BS in Speech Communications from Bradley University. Steven and his wife Nancy travel across the nation to help create a “Writing Revolution.”
Steven offers Professional Development and Writing Workshops for homeschoolers and teachers to immediately improve the quality of student writing from K-University. www.writingexpress.net
Steve and his wife Sandra have been married since 1979. They have been blessed with four sons, three lovely daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren. Their fourth son, John, has Downs Syndrome and lives with them in Lititz, PA.
Steve has served in full or part time pastoral ministry for many years after graduating from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has served on the board of Joni and Friends Eastern PA. He is the author of Math-U-See and the founder of Building Faith Families
A pioneer in homeschooling, Diana Waring cares about how and what people learn. Not only is she an international speaker (4 continents and counting!), she is the author of the Experience History Through Music series and the History Revealed curriculum series. Follow her witty and practical blog at dianawaring.com/blog, check out her fast-paced, God-honoring, sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat-in-suspense world history products http://www.dianawaring.com/store/history-curriculum , and discover America’s fascinating history as seen through folk music http://www.dianawaring.com/store/experience-history-through-music Learning has NEVER been this fun!
Connect with Diana at: http://www.dianawaring.com
Dr. Jay Wile
Jay Wile learned about his love for chemistry when his dedicated parents bought him his first chemistry set. Many stink bombs and a few explosions later, he was hooked! Although he loved chemistry, he also had many other interests. For a while, he thought about becoming a concert pianist, but unfortunately, his fingers were not long enough (no kidding!). As he was finishing up his high school years, he became extremely interested in the theater and began to pursue a career in acting. Partly because he learned the science behind some of the special effects of the plays in which he performed, he eventually went back to his first love: chemistry. He went to the University of Rochester in upstate New York to study chemistry, and his fascination with nuclear chemistry earned him a Ph.D. in that field. For several years, he did research in the field under the auspices of the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. This research led to several grants and many publications. Dr. Wile's love of science is demonstrated by the many awards he has won for excellence in teaching and research. He has also presented numerous lectures on the topics of Nuclear Chemistry, Christian Apologetics, Homeschooling, and Creation vs. Evolution. He has published more than 30 articles on these subjects in nationally-recognized, peer-reviewed journals, and has 9 books to his credit, most of which belong to the award-winning “Exploring Creation with” series of junior-high and high-school science courses.
You can visit Dr. Wile at: http://www.drwile.com
Tresta Kay Neil
Tresta was raised under the New Mexican sunsets and loves Mexican and Navajo food. She learned about the miracle of the body in nursing school at Weber State. After living in four different states she calls Utah her home. She is becoming well educated while homeschooling her eight children. She remains hungry for knowledge about symbols, rituals and patterns within the scriptures and the ancient Hebrew and Persian cultures. She is the author of “God Saw That It Was Good”, “The Theology Tree” and co-directs a popular Homeschool Conference in Utah with her husband, Thom. Her passion is teaching and writing. If she had to choose only one subject to study she would study the stars. If you ask her about her most embarrassing moment she will tell you a story about sitting on a cactus.
SJ is a CMA (Consultant, Mentor, & Advisor), as well as the founder + C.E.O. (Chief Encouragement Officer) of SBSL, an Educational Solutions Provider.
At 41 years old, he has been an entrepreneur in the education field for 5 years as of the Fall of 2016.
His business model includes designing and/or implementing customizable business solutions for families, individuals, faith institutions, and business owners to help address three deep, fundamental problems with the traditional approach in the K-12, college/university,, and also gradaute tracks of education in our world today.
He is presently involved (or has been actively involved) in the following mentorship and/or advising programs/organizations:
He is a National Steering Committee member
SJ serves his alma mater, Ohio Wesleyan (OWU) on the Central Ohio Alumni Leadership Board and is also an active member of a non profit board (ChefVet)
His favorite past-times are: traveling, reading (220+ paper and audio books in the past six+ years); listening and watching inspirational content; connecting people who may not otherwise have met in the course of time; and being a futurist/visionary when it comes to organically transforming the education system for the Gig Economy age/era in which we now find ourselves.
Connect with SJ: http://www.servicebeforeselfleadership.com/
Dr. Marie-Claire Moreau
Dr. Marie-Claire Moreau is a college professor who traded in her tenure to become a homeschool mom 20+ years ago. The founder of many homeschool groups and organizations, she works to advance home education, and is an outspoken supporter of education reform coast to coast. Her book, Suddenly Homeschooling: A Quick Start Guide to Legally Homeschool in Two Weeks, is industry-acclaimed as it illustrates how homeschooling can rescue children and families from the system, and how anyone can begin homeschooling within a limited time-frame, or with no educational background whatsoever. A liaison for regional school-to-home organizations and a homeschool leader in Florida, Marie-Claire also mentors homeschool families nationwide.
Dr. Moreau can be reached at email@example.com http://www.quickstarthomeschool.com/
Matthew Blackwood has been involved in Homeschooling since 1981 when his mother saw John Holt, a pioneer of the modern homeschooling/unschooling movement, on the Phil Donahue show. Matthew brings the unique perspective of being both a homeschool graduate and also a homeschool parent. He and wife Alesia (fellow homeschool alum) homeschool their 3 children and expect number 4 to make it's arrival Jan 2016. Matthew & Alesia are also the founders of UnLock Math, Inc. Founded in 2013 UnLock Math serves a growing community of students around the globe with an interactive online math curriculum for middle & high school that "Brings the Math Teacher right into your home".
Jim Weiss and his wife Randy founded Greathall Productions in 1989. Raised by parents who valued literature and history and with the additional influence of grandfathers who loved to tell stories to their grandsons, Jim grew up in the presence of literary and real-life characters in the tradition of oral language. Jim is a masterful and thoughtful storyteller of whom to date has produced over 50 Greathall recordings featuring classical literature and history, enjoyed by people all over the world. He is the recipient of more than 100 national awards from prestigious sources, and travels extensively across the United States and Canada presenting at library, school, store and community events; teacher workshops; and his favorite - educational conferences! Jim and Randy reside in Charlottesville, Virginia and are the ever-proud parents of their daughter and son-in-law.
Pat Hade’s business works with youth sports and educational organizations to form their presence in the digital world, so her team sees hundreds of thousands of posts, tweets, searches and images from students every month. In addition to writing and presenting about using and abusing Social Media and the Internet she collaborates with Virtual Safety Monitoring entities to develop educational content for parents and students.
Her book, Social Media for the High School Athlete, has become a staple in the youth sports community and both Teaching Social Media and a new educational series on Social Media are slated for publication in the spring of 2016. Hade’s work has been featured in numerous publications, media and blogs including USAToday
Marlene Peterson has raised eight daughters and one son with her husband, Brent and is thoroughly enjoying being a grandma. She is founder and president of Libraries of Hope which is all about stories and educating the heart. In addition to bringing many of the forgotten treasures of children's literature back into print, Libraries of Hope is also working to restore the ageless and beautiful art of storytelling to our culture. Marlene has compiled a manual for beginning storytellers, 'Restoring the Art of Storytelling in the Home'. She graduated from BYU where she studied Child Development and Family Relations. She and her husband reside in Appomattox, VA, blissfully surrounded by the stories of history.
Lynn Dean is a veteran homeschool mother of two successful, godly young adults and taught a couple of hundred others over a dozen years as a co-op teacher. She and her husband led their city's support group for three years. She started her own residential design business and is also a published author and illustrator. Sixteen years ago she created Discover Texas, a hands-on history program designed to appeal to all ages and learning styles. As an experienced homeschool conference speaker, she enjoys meeting new homeschool parents and showing them how to encourage their children to become enthusiastic lifestyle learners.
Kim Hoyer is a strategic thinker and implementer. He is in the business of helping entrepreneurs accomplish anything they set their minds to. He has been a start-up, turnaround and sales and marketing specialist with Factor X Solutions Inc. since 1999. In that role, he has a history of producing strong results for a number of clients including: Cirque du Soliel, Leviton, Panorama Mountain Village, The Calgary Flames, RBC Royal Bank, Castle Mountain Resort, Manulife Bank, The Calgary Exhibition & Stampede, Grand Pacific Resorts, Farm Credit Canada, TRAK Kayaks, The Brick, Medican Construction, and Lufkin. Kim’s approach combines fun, flexibility, attention to details, and an entrepreneurial style. He and his team are committed to providing unique and innovative educational programs and hands on solutions based on solid strategic thinking and meticulous attention to detail. Kim knows what it takes to motivate people and lead teams to victory and knows that you can accomplish anything…with the right planning, people, performance, and promotion. Kim lives with his wife Carmel and their four homeschooled kids in either Calgary, Canada or San Ramon, Costa Rica (depending on how cold it is in Canada).
You can connect with Kim at any of the following outlets:
Website 1: www.factorxsolutions.com
Website 2: www.wpdoneforyou.com
Nancy Fileccia is a fifteen-year homeschooling veteran and co-owner of A JourneyThrough Learning lapbooks with her best friend, Paula Winget. They create fun, hands- on learning products for ALL homeschooling families. Nancy loves helping parents enjoy their daily lives with their special kids! Nancy’s oldest daughter, now 21, and in medical school, has Tourette Syndrome and OCD. Her daughter Candace was blind. Instead of dwelling on the things her kids had, her and her husband chose to raise their children to know they could do EVERYTHING! Her motto is, “we do it differently, but we WILL do it!” Nancy and her husband, Rusty, make their home in Shreveport, Louisiana, with their three children.
Connect with Nancy: www.ajourneythroughlearning.com
Author Jean Burk is a veteran homeschooling mother and creator of the revolutionary and award-winning College Prep Genius curriculum which has helped thousands of high school students prepare for the SAT & PSAT/NMSQT. Her expertise has been featured on FOX, CBS, NBC, ABC, Forbes Living TV, UShopTV, and The Homeschool Channel. Jean currently travels across the United States speaking about how to go to college for FREE! After both her children received full-ride scholarships, Jean began teaching these secrets to other homeschool, public, private and charter school students. Her daughter also received free grad school and her son received free law school! You can learn more about her curriculum at: www.CollegePrepGenius.com
Israel Wayne is a homeschool graduate and father of nine who is passionate about defending the Christian faith and developing a Biblical worldview. He is the author of the books, "Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview", "Full Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship", "Questions God Asks", "Questions Jesus Asks", and co-author of "Pitchin' a Fit!: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting"
Greg and Rachel Denning
Greg Denning was out on his own at the age of sixteen. The following years were tough, with hard life lessons about what matters and what doesn't, and how to create a life worth living. With grit and a clear vision of the life he wanted to build, Greg was able to graduate college, serve a mission for his church and marry the woman of his dreams. Together they have six incredible children, whom they homeschool and have traveled with to seventeen countries (and counting); worked with leprosy affected in India; started a non-profit organization teaching self-reliance principles in Guatemala; explored beaches and ruins in Mexico and Central America; and driven overland from Alaska to Panama. The Dennings are always on the lookout for a new escapade, are incredibly passionate about education and believe raising a family is the greatest adventure in the world. They currently live in Germany, and are enroute to Morroco. http://gregdenning.com
Connect with the Dennings: http://gregdenning.com
Thom and Tresta Neil are happy parents of eight wonderful children. We met while working at a nursing home in Provo, Utah. Thom is from New Hampshire and served a mission for his church in Italy. Tresta is from New Mexico and served her mission in the Netherlands. Thom waited for Tresta as she served and were married shortly after her return. After they had their first four children, in 4 1/2 years, Thom brought up his desire to homeschool. Tresta thought he was mad! After much persuading she decided to try it and has never looked back! Together they are the owners of Keystone Education and the directors of a popular Homeschool Conference in Utah. They are sought after presenters. They both have a unique resumes: Thom delivered half a dozen sets of twins as a teenager and Tresta sat on a cactus and was involved in grand theft auto.