workshops at the Virginia homeschool convention

Be renewed. Be inspired. Be transformed.

Choose from among hundreds of workshops! Here are just a few of the topics perfect for the beginning homeschooling to those near the end their homeschool journey.

Pick the topics that are most important to you!

Introduction to Homeschooling ~ Yvonne Bunn FREE

How to Begin: What You Really Need to Know ~ Yvonne Bunn FREE

Know the Law: Notifying and Testing Demystified ~ Yvonne Bunn FREE

The Five Flavors of Homeschooling ~ Sonya Shafer

Lessons from the Valley ~ Sonya Shafer

Charlotte Mason and Her Methods ~  Sonya Shafer

Laying Down the Rails: The Power of Good Habits in Your Home School ~  Sonya Shafer

Designed for Purpose: Help Your Children Discover God’s Call ~ Joy Moore

Transitions: Childhood to Adolescence to Adulthood ~ Joy Moore

The Power of a Blessing ~ Joy Moore

Intentional Parenting ~ Joy Moore

Knowing Who you are and How to Get there ~ James R. Glenn

“What Do You Think You Think?” Critical Reasoning and Thinking Skills~ James R. Glenn

Equipping Your Child for a Focused Future~ James R. Glenn

Critical Skills Your Child Needs to Be Successful~ James R. Glenn

To Grade or Not to Grade: A Practical Workshop on How, When, and Why to Keep Grades in Homeschool ~ Linda Hobar

Beyond the Books:Take Away Thoughts for Heading Home ~ Linda Hobar

“My Kids Hate School!” Setting Them Free with Passion-Driven Learning ~ Marilyn Boyer

Slaying the Giant of Selfishness ~ Marilyn Boyer

Our First 30 Years of Homeschooling: Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Teaching 14 Kids ~ Rick & Marilyn Boyer

“My Kids Hate School!” Setting Them Free with Passion-Driven Learning ~ Marilyn Boyer

Our First 30 Years of Homeschooling: Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Teaching 14 Kids ~ Rick& Marilyn Boyer

Hypergraphia Genius: Good Notes, Good GradesCCCCCC ~ Jean Burk

Limited Language, Limited Mind ~ Jean Burk

Developing Unit Studies: A Hands-On Approach to Learning ~ Dr. Lainna Callentine

Designed for Purpose: Help Your Children Discover God’s Call ~ Joy Moore

When You Have a Child Who Is Not Driven ~ Sherri Seligson

Lessons From the Valley ~ Sonya Shafer

Laying Down the Rails: The Power of Good Habits in Your Home School ~ Sonya Shafer

Slaying the Giant of Selfishness ~ Marilyn Boyer

The 12 Most Important Soft Skills to Teach Your Children ~ Jean Burk

Freeze Your Teenagers Until They’re 23 ~ Jean Burk

Knowing Who You Are and How to Get There ~ James R. Glenn

“What Do You Think You Think?” Critical Reasoning and Thinking Skills ~ James R. Glenn

Equipping Your Child for a Focused Future ~ James R. Glenn

Critical Skills Your Child Needs to Be Successful ~ James R. Glenn

To Grade or Not to Grade: A Practical Workshop on How, When, and Why to Keep Grades in Homeschool ~ Linda Hobar

Beyond the Books: Take Away Thoughts for Heading Home ~ Linda Hobar

The Five Flavors of Homeschooling ~ Sonya Shafer

Charlotte Mason and Her Methods ~ Sonya Shafer

Encouraging Your Child ~ Kathy Kuhl

Helping Teens Overcome Learning Challenges ~ Kathy Kuhl

When Handwriting & Spelling Don’t Come Easily ~ Kathy Kuhl

When Math Doesn’t Come Easily ~ Kathy Kuhl

Adapting Instruction: Modifications and Accommodations ~ Judy Munday

What’s Making It So Hard for My Child to Make Progress? ~ Judy Munday

Learning Accommodations ~ Dr. Kenneth Westcott

Vision and Learning: Understanding Learning Related Vision Problems ~ Dr. Kenneth Westcott

ADHD and Vision: Unlocking the Mystery ~ Dr. Kenneth Westcott

Celebrate ADHD/Special Needs: How to Motivate Your Child Without Crushing His Spirit ~ Kirk Martin

Visit the Special-Needs Table (next to Registraton), staffed with experienced moms available for listening, advice, and counseling.

The Father’s Big Four ~ Shaun Alexander

The Talk ~ Shaun Alexander

Courageous Fatherhood – Alex Kendrick

Stop the Yelling, Lecturing & Power Struggles ~ Kirk Martin

Discipline That Works: Get Your Kids to Listen the First Time ~ Kirk Martin

Messy Marriage Stuff: 10 Things Your Spouse Desperately Wants You to Know ~ Kirk Martin

10 Ways to Stop Defiance, Disrespect & Meltdowns ~ Kirk Martin

When You Have a Child Who Is Not Driven ~ Sherri Seligson

The Truth About Wheat ~ Sue Becker

Hospitality ~ Sue Becker

Not by Bread Alone ~ Sue Becker

Family Fiefdoms ~ Joel Salatin

10 Threads of Success for Starting a Farm ~ Joel Salatin

Personal Awareness & Self-Protection ~ Mark Langowski

The New SAT ~ Jean Burk

Graduation Commencement ~ Chad Burns

Why College Freshmen Fail: A Professor’s Perspective ~ Carol Reynolds

Scholarships ~  Lorraine Santa Lucia

Homeschool High School  ~ Joy Moore

Transcripts and Preparing for College ~ Joy Moore

The Apprentice: Getting High School Credit for Internships ~ Sherri Seligson

Teens, Technology, and the Truth! ~ Jean Burk

The 12 Most Important Soft Skills to Teach Your Children ~ Jean Burk

FreezeL Your Teenagers Until They’re 23 ~ Jean Burk

Personal Awareness & Self-Protection~ Mark Langowski

Transitions: Childhood to Adolescence to Adulthood ~ Joy Moore

The Digital Dulling of our Children ~ Carol Reynolds

Preschool Science: Encouraging a Lifetime of Orderly Thinking ~ Lesli Richards

The Classical Preschooler: Building a Foundation of Wonder ~ Lesli Richards

A Year of Playing Skillfully: Getting Organized for Young Learners ~ Lesli Richards

Encouraging Your Child ~ Kathy Kuhl

Discipline That Works: Get Your Kids to Listen the First Time ~ Kirk Martin

10 Ways to Stop Defiance, Disrespect & Meltdowns ~ Kirk Martin

The Truth About Wheat ~ Sue Becker

Hospitality ~ Sue Becker

Not by Bread Alone ~ Sue Becker

Homeschooling and Homemaking: From Mis-organization to Miss Organization! ~ Sherri Seligson

The Distracted Mom (iMom) ~ Heidi St. John

The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide™ to Daylight: How to Fit Your Size 16 Day Into a Size 10 ~ Heidi St. John Better

Better for Best: Keeping Christ as the Center of Your Home ~ Heidi St. John

Biblical Discernment in an Unbibilical Age ~ Heidi St. John

The Secret in the Sunset ~ Heidi St. John

Messy Marriage Stuff: 10 Things Your Spouse Desperately Wants You to Know ~ Kirk Martin

Easy Ways to Incorporate Literature Analysis into Your Language Arts Program ~ Matthew Stephens

Overview of Components That Are Needed for a Balanced Language Arts Program ~ Matthew Stephen

Fathers: Building Relationships Through Effective Communication ~ Matthew Stephens

Unlocking Reluctant Writers ~ Matthew Stephens

Evaluating Student Writing ~ Brian Wasko

Great Books for Regular Students ~ Brian Wasko

How to Do Literary Analysis That Doesn’t Ruin the Book ~ Brian Wasko

Don’t Swallow the Pizza Whole: Middle School Writing $ ~ Matthew Stephens

High School writing $ ~ Brian Wasko

Teaching Mathematics with Art (or is it Teaching Art with Mathematics) ~ Tom Clark

Homeschool Math Without a Plan? You’ve Got to be Kidding! ~ Tom Clark

Is Math Straining your Relationship with your Children? (Let’s Identify the Trouble Spots) ~ Tom Clark

Simplifying Algebra for the Hesitant Learner (When Are We Going to Need This Stuff Anyway?) ~ Tom Clark

X and Y Got Nothin’ on Me: Algebra Like a Boss ~ Ruth Cooper

Buttons, Beans and Coins: Making Math Come Alive ~ Sonya Shafer

Critter Study ~ Lainna Callentine

The Battle that Wages Within: Our Immune System and Its Endless Combat on Microbiological Enemies ~ Lainna Callentine

Shark dissection $ ~ Sherri Seligson

Marine Biology and What the Oceans Have to Say About Evolution ~ Sherri Seligson

Why Teaching Science is a Critical Part of Education (Even for Poets) ~ Sherri Seligson

Teens, Technology, and the Truth! ~ Jean Burk

Teaching Art at Home ~ Sharon Jeffus

Teaching Your Children the Story of Christian Music ~ Carol Reynolds

Seven Artists of the Renaissance That Everyone Ought to Know ~ Linda Hobar

Director’s Breakdown: Script to Edit ~ Chad Burns

Producing a Film from Concept to Completion ~ Chad Burns

Beauty over Decadence: Winning the Battle Against Pop Culture ~ Carol Reynolds

Mountain Building: Geological Apologetics ~ Patrick Nurre

How to Identify Those Rocks Your Kids are Bringing Home ~ Patrick Nurre

Creation Geology:The Key to Unraveling Earth History ~ Patrick Nurre

Legislative Update ~ Yvonne Bunn

Constitutional Literacy 1: Limitations on Government Power ~ Michael Farris

Constitutional Literacy 2: Religious Liberty & Parental Rights ~ Michael Farris

Constitutional Literacy 3: Judicial Activism & Cultural Destruction (Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage)—and a Solution ~ Michael Farris

The New SAT ~ Jean Burk

Graduation Commencement ~ Chad Burns

Why College Freshmen Fail: A Professor’s Perspective ~ Carol Reynolds

Scholarships ~ Lorraine Santa Lucia

Transcripts and Preparing for College ~ Joy Moore

Character Lessons from World War II ~ Rick Boyer

When Bible History Meets World History ~ Linda Lacour Hobar

Unleashing the Power of World History ~ Linda Lacour Hobar

Director’s Breakdown: Script to Edit ~ Chad Burns

Producing a Film from Concept to Completion ~ Chad Burns

Knowing Who You Are and How to Get There ~ James R. Glenn

“What Do You Think You Think?” Critical Reasoning and Thinking Skills ~ James R. Glenn

Train Up ~ Shaun Alexander

Transforming Our Families & Our Nation ~ Michael Farris

Church-Made Films – A Modern Miracle ~ Alex Kendrick

Marine Biology and What the Oceans Have to Say About Evolution ~ Sherri Seligson