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The whole world has been shaken be the events of 2020. We are all learning how to live effectively under unfamiliar and many times disappointing circumstances. This year "special needs" takes on a new meaning. We have new unconventional needs in home education. Join us this year as we address topics such as pandemic homeschooling and getting fathers to be supportive of homeschooling, dealing with anxiety in the home, and struggles with literature and math development.


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Kent & Amy Bowler
Monday, Dec 7 at 10am Eastern
(7am Pacific, 8am Mountain, 9am Central)

Helping Teens Have Confidence in a Chaotic World

These are difficult times and our youth can feel it.  In fact, they are acutely aware of the anxiety and stress that has been mushrooming in our homes over the last year.  Today more than ever it is easy for them to quickly become overwhelmed, disconnected, and unsure.  
  Our role as homeschool parents is absolutely crucial.  We know better than anyone else that the buck stops with us.  We are responsible to give them the belief they need to overcome, to thrive, and to make a difference for good.
  Join us to learn a quick paradigm shift that you can implement right now so that your youth recognize their own greatness, feel more competent, and reconnect with you in a beautiful way.  We will also teach a simple tool to help you practice that paradigm shift each day so that the change in your home becomes brilliant and permanent!

Jill Stowell
Monday, Dec 7 at 1pm Eastern
(10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central)

Is Auditory Processing the Cause of Your Child's Struggles in School?

Auditory processing has a profound impact on learning, but it can mask as other difficulties such as attention problems, poor comprehension, trouble reading, or weak language or social skills. In this session you will get to experience what it feels like to have an auditory processing problem and learn how it could be at the root of your or your child’s learning or attention challenge. We’re going to talk about what can be done to change it and I’m going to give you 7 tips for working with your child with auditory challenges.

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Daniel Holmstrom
Monday, Dec 7 at 4pm Eastern
(1pm Pacific, 2pm Mountain, 3pm Central)

Getting Dad To Support Homeschooling

Sharing my personal experience in being against homeschooling, my wife persisting in her desire to do so, and how and why I came around to fully supporting homeschool and really appreciating the experience.

Kathleen Cotter Lawler
Tuesday, Dec 8 at 10am Eastern
(7am Pacific, 8am Mountain, 9am Central)

Math Myths, Math Anxiety, and Math Challenges

Is your child facing learning challenges? Does your child have math anxiety? And what myths are we talking about?? Children with learning challenges must truly understand in order to remember. The traditional approach of teaching mathematics does not work for them. In this workshop, you will learn some teaching strategies and techniques that will help children with learning challenges, reduce math anxiety, and debunk the myths that make your task harder than it needs to be.

Valerie Harmon
Tuesday, Dec 8 at 1pm Eastern
(10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central)

4 Tips for Teaching Special Needs Teens How to Write Essays the Fast Way

Teens with dyslexia or other special needs need to learn how to write essays--but most curriculum is too confusing or complicated. Valerie Harmon demonstrates 4 tips for teaching teens with special needs how to write "the Fast Way." Ms. Valerie's mission is to "Transform Anxious Teens into Confident Writers." She has seen this transformation happen over and over, and she has seen what amazing things happen when that confidence builds inside an adolescent. Teenagers have ideas worth sharing--but their ideas can only have impact when they're made visible. They must learn to write!

Jillian Newkirk
Tuesday, Dec 8 at 4pm Eastern
(1pm Pacific, 2pm Mountain, 3pm Central)

Subtracting Anxiety from Your Homeschool Equation

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Andrew Pudewa
Wednesday, Dec 9 at 10am Eastern
(7am Pacific, 8am Mountain, 9am Central)

Overcoming Obstacles in Reading and Writing

In this talk Andrew Pudewa combines his knowledge of child brain development with the real-life experience of teaching his son, a true dyslexic. Find hope in Andrew's story while examining practical tools that you can use with your own students at home.

Nicholeen Peck
Wednesday, Dec 9 at 1pm Eastern
(10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central)

Cultivating Grateful Hearts in An Entitled World

Whether your child is acting entitled or you want to make sure you don’t raise a generation of entitled children, this class is for you! This class focuses on teaching and touching the heart of your child so that they focus more on having an attitude of gratitude than on what stuff or treatment they get or don’t get. I’ll share 7 keys for turning the hearts of your children toward gratitude, even if the other people around them are entitled.

Pamela Clark
Wednesday, Dec 9 at 4pm Eastern
(1pm Pacific, 2pm Mountain, 3pm Central)

SPECIAL NEEDS in the Homeschooling Community

Tips and advice to help the home school family.


Gretchen Roe
Thursday, Dec 10 at 10am Eastern
(7am Pacific, 8am Mountain, 9am Central)

Teaching Independence -
Ways Your Middle Schooler Can Accomplish Math, Composition, and Spelling

Middle schoolers are at the delicate age where they need to learn executive function,
but it can be tough to launch them. Join Gretchen Roe as she offers you practical
guidance in teaching time management, math word problems, compositional writing,
spelling confidence, and study skills.

Adelaide Olguin
Thursday, Dec 10 at 1pm Eastern
(10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central)

Connecting with Your Family by Learning a Foreign Language

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Beth Downs
Thursday, Dec 10 at 1pm Eastern
(10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central)

Success Is Moving from Failure to Failure Without Any Loss of Enthusiasm

As a homeschooling parent of a child with special needs,  do you ever feel the weight might crush you? I have felt that way, too! My goal with this presentation is to bring new perspective to your journey, to help you feel hope and encourage you to keep going, despite your weaknesses and the challenges your are facing.


Jocelyn Vance
Friday, Dec 11 at 10am Eastern
(7am Pacific, 8am Mountain, 9am Central)

Using Relationships to Enhance the Education of Our Children

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Anne Cleveland
Friday, Dec 11 at 1pm Eastern
(10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central)

Adding Playful Movements that Heal for Home & Screen Learning

Sometimes learning challenges occur because of sensory overload or
the need to complete early movement patterns. Without needing to diagnose your child, I help homeschoolers understand how to incorporate playful movements that support sensory and movement integration overall for home and screen learning.

SJ Barakony
Friday, Dec 11 at 4pm Eastern
(1pm Pacific, 2pm Mountain, 3pm Central)

Supplemental Homeschool & Pandemic Homeschooling:
Assessing which is best for your Household/Family

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