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Join thousands of homeschoolers for the Annual
NOT Back to School Summit AUG 24-28, 2020

Featuring many POWERFUL speakers to get your homeschool year going !

  • Totally free LIVE video sessions - get your questions answered in real time 
  • Complimentary 24 hr replays
  • Completely online - watch from anywhere!
  • NO traveling, NO babysitters, NO costs

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The NOT Back To School Summit offers:

How To Do It All

Mentors who have been through all the issues and challenges, will guide you. Whether you have one child, or multiple children; special needs or not.. get great ideas to help along the way.

Intensive Training

Powerful, life-changing advice and instruction on a wide variety of topics!  Receive personal direction and inspiration. Get back on track. 

Overcome Obstacles

What is holding you back?  Learn the truth about homeschooling.  Our mentors help you move forward with confidence and the right resources and tools so your family can be successful.

Encouragement

Having difficult days?  Don't throw in the towel!  Get real tips you can implement right away to make positive changes in your homeschool.  Let's talk!

~ COMPLETED PRESENTATIONS ~


Audrey Rindlisbacher
Monday, August 24 at 10am Eastern
(7am Pacific, 8am Mountain, 9am Central)

Finding (and Maintaining) Peace Amidst Your Homeschooling Challenges

Homeschooling is a great joy - and a great challenge. It brings out the best in all of us, but unfortunately, it can also bring out the worst. How can we, as parents, find and maintain peace within ourselves no matter how hard things get? What are the principles, practices, and tools that will keep us feeling in control of ourselves so we can respond to difficult situations with more kindness, patience, and love? What is the secret to confidently maintaining peace in our hearts so that peace can reign in our homes? 

Join Audrey as she shares principles she has learned in her 25 years of homeschooling that have empowered her to maintain peace amidst her challenges—principles you can begin applying immediately!

Greg Denning
Monday, August 24 at 1pm Eastern
(10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central)

The WHOLE Homeschool Part 1

You want your homeschooling efforts to be successful, really successful. You want your children to have a happy, healthy childhood, to earn a great education and to grow up to superb adults. And you're putting in so much energy, effort and attention because you so desperately want them to succeed. Way to go!
In order to dramatically increase our probability of success as homeschooling parents, and to keep our children from becoming part of the massive 'failure to launch' epidemic, we have to carefully consider and work on the WHOLE homeschool. It's not just about the curriculum, or the charts, or the systems, or the routines. It's all of that and much more. If we neglect to carefully manage and direct each important piece of the WHOLE homeschool, we risk the success of our entire homeschooling experience. Come learn what you HAVE to pay attention to (and what many homeschools are missing) and the simple steps to make sure your WHOLE homeschool is succeeding!

Dr. Monica Burns
Monday, August 24 at 4pm Eastern
(1pm Pacific, 2pm Mountain, 3pm Central)

10 Creative Projects Students Can Do At Home

What type of projects can students create at home? Students of all ages can make movies, websites and posters as they get creative at home! Join Dr. Monica Burns, as she shares ten creative project ideas students can do at home with the free Adobe Spark tools. You'll learn about project ideas you can tailor to different age groups and subject areas, as well as tips to celebrate student work with the world!

​Jen Holmstrom
Tuesday, August 25 at 10am Eastern
(7am Pacific, 8am Mountain, 9am Central)

Homeschooling 101: The Basics of Home Education

New to homeschooling? Have no idea where to start or what to do? Have no fear! I'm here to answer all your questions and concerns and walk you through the beginning steps of homeschooling.
My goal is to empower you to move forward with confidence in yourself as your child's primary educator.

Karyn Tripp
Tuesday, August 25 at 1pm Eastern
(10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central)

Easy Ways to Make Your Homeschool More Creative

I love finding ways to make learning more fun and creative. I have an entire website focused on these ideas. In this presentation, I will share some fun and easy ways to make learning more engaging and hands-on.

Jeanie Cisco-Meth
Tuesday, August 25 at 4pm Eastern
(1pm Pacific, 2pm Mountain, 3pm Central)

Taming the Bully Between Your Ears

So many times, our worst bully lives in our own head. It’s time to tame those little voices that shut you down every time you want to improve. Jeanie’s five step method will help you create the life you have always dreamed of by improving your relationship with yourself and others.

Hurt people hurt people and healed people heal people. It’s not ego it’s self-care. It all starts with emotional management. Learn how to manage your emotions and you can control your life and its trajectory.

Your Students will learn how to:
1. Manage their negative emotions through activities.
2. Harness their positive emotions to implement the needed changes.
3. Create lasting change and improvements to their environments.

Robert Hartwell
Wednesday, August 26 at 10am Eastern
(7am Pacific, 8am Mountain, 9am Central)

The Benefits of Musical Theatre Training in a Selfie Obsessed Generation

This course is all about the benefits of training in Musical Theatre in a child’s life.  Together we will talk about how training in all three disciplines - singing, dancing, and acting is not only fun, it improves self discipline, confidence, and creativity both in the classroom and beyond.

Julie Bogart
Wednesday, August 26 at 1pm Eastern
(10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central)

Home Not School

Tempted to recreate a classroom in your living room? Let's embrace the properties of home in our children's educations and watch learning flourish! What are the conditions of home that support learning? How can you design your house to enhance learning opportunities? Family culture, “hygge” (the Danish word for coziness), and nurturing connection between parent and child offer the best environment for learning. The brain research says so! Let’s take a look at how you can transform your house into a home of natural learning opportunities.

​Christopher Hurtado
Wednesday, August 26 at 4pm Eastern
(1pm Pacific, 2pm Mountain, 3pm Central)

The Hero's Journey in Literature and Life

My hero's journey as a homeschool dad has taken me from the ordinary world of the public school system into the belly of the beast of the special world of homeschooling and I've returned with a life-giving elixir to share with you to help see you through it.

You've probably heard of the Hero's Journey as identified by mythologist Joseph Campbell in his seminal book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. You may even have heard that George Lucas consciously created Star Wars using the Hero's Journey as a template for his story. But are you aware of how prevalent the Hero's Journey is in literature, and how powerful a pull it has on the psyche and why? There's a reason it's also known as the Monomyth: it is present in human stories, real and imagined, across time and space and in all of human history, including in the story of your own life. 

This presentation will teach you how to identify the Hero's Journey in literature and in life, including in homeschooling life, and in the lives of the great men and women the homeschooler loves to learn about. In the cavernous depths of the lives of these great men and women, be they real or fictitious lives, lies a hord of hidden treasure. Joseph Campbell once quipped, "the cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek." Join the journey—the Hero's Journey! But first, come get the map to see you successfully through it!

Greg Denning
Thursday, August 27 at 10am Eastern
(7am Pacific, 8am Mountain, 9am Central)

The WHOLE Homeschool Part 2

You want your homeschooling efforts to be successful, really successful. You want your children to have a happy, healthy childhood, to earn a great education and to grow up to superb adults. And you're putting in so much energy, effort and attention because you so desperately want them to succeed. Way to go!
In order to dramatically increase our probability of success as homeschooling parents, and to keep our children from becoming part of the massive 'failure to launch' epidemic, we have to carefully consider and work on the WHOLE homeschool. It's not just about the curriculum, or the charts, or the systems, or the routines. It's all of that and much more. If we neglect to carefully manage and direct each important piece of the WHOLE homeschool, we risk the success of our entire homeschooling experience. Come learn what you HAVE to pay attention to (and what many homeschools are missing) and the simple steps to make sure your WHOLE homeschool is succeeding!

Jill Stowell
Thursday, August 27 at 1pm Eastern
(10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central)

Help Your Dyslexic Child Become an Empowered, Independent Learner

Your child avoids reading and is a terrible speller.  Is he dyslexic?  And if so, what can you do to help?  Join Jill Stowell, Dyslexia Remediation Specialist to learn:
·      What dyslexia is
·      Simple strategies for supporting your dyslexic learner, and
·      Resources for removing the "disability" part of dyslexia while retaining the brilliant, creative aspects of the thinking style.

Megan Thomas
Thursday, August 27 at 4pm Eastern
(1pm Pacific, 2pm Mountain, 3pm Central)

Educating the Mind, the Heart, the Body, and the Soul

There is so much more to education than just the curriculum you choose. I want to show you how to educate the whole person and give them skills to become responsible and independent adults.

Nicholeen Peck
Friday, August 28 at 10am Eastern
(7am Pacific, 8am Mountain, 9am Central)

Pandemic Parenting That Will Brighten Your Days and Energize Your Homeschool

This will always be the year the world shut down. It's historic, but can also feel a little annoying and heavy from time to time. Since society has changed pace lately, this is the perfect time to improve our family relationships and increase our energy and fun times. This class will talk about 3 Plans and 3 Focuses used by optimistic families to thrive amidst times of crisis.
In her candid way, Nicholeen will share practical, easy to use strategies for finding greater bonding and happiness during these troubling times. 

Dr. Leeanne Marquez
Friday, August 28 at 1pm Eastern
(10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central)

Parent and Child Mental Health and Homeschooling

Due to COVID, many parents and children found themselves experiencing anxiety, sadness, frustration and anger with the transition to homeschooling. However, many parents are now encouraged and want to explore their options to homeschooling but may feel apprehensive or nervous in navigating this option.

I'm a post-doctoral psychologist, neuropsychology expert, and a homeschool mom. Working and being a homeschool mom can be challenging but also rewarding too! I’d like to offer support, suggestions and practical solutions in helping you find emotional balance for both you and your child(ren). Hopefully this will provide you with the confidence and re-assurance to your transition and journey to homeschooling.

Jillian Newkirk
Friday, August 28 at 4pm Eastern
(1pm Pacific, 2pm Mountain, 3pm Central)

Mom AND Teacher:
5 Tips to Maintaining a Positive Relationship with Your Child(ren)

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