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Maker Workshop Series

Have Fun and Learn to Make

Your hands-on, maker workshops by experienced makers include

The Joy of Notebooking Science
Bullet Journaling
Evaluating Your Child’s Writing
Teach History Through Art
Designing Hands-On Science Lessons
Soldering for Kids

Homeschool Bullet Journaling, Lapbooking, Soldering, Writing Workshops

Hands-on learning is powerful — yes, even for homeschool moms and dads!
You see and appreciate the benefits of hands-on learning with your children — now it’s your turn!

This is experiential learning at its best. You’ll get hands-on learning that you can quickly apply to your homeschool or co-op class.

Whenever you have a hands-on experience, you better understand the process, the tools needed, and the potential outcomes — whether it is launching a bullet journal or evaluating your child’s writing skills or creating your own maker space at home to teach science and history. Making is guaranteed to spark your imagination and creativity.

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Soldering for Kids

Peter T. Miller, CEO Applied Inspirations, LLC Are you a “science kid?” Do you have a future engineer? Let’s connect kids to the passion for which God has designed them! This could be an event that defines their future careers. Students will learn to solder and learn some basic electronics, including reading a simple schematic and component functions. Also, they’ll have FUN as  they build and take home their kit. This workshop is perfect for teens and younger. We have seen students change their career because of this workshop. This workshop is presented by Applied Inspirations – Electronics Curriculum & Kits. www.appliedinspirations.com. Booth #600. $15/student, ages 12 and up; Session 1; Friday at 10:30 a.m.

The Joy of Notebooking Science

Rachael Yunis of Apologia Science Every student has a unique learning style, and lapbook-style notebooking journals are created to embrace and enhance each student’s science experience. Come and discover how notebooking journals can help you create an understanding of science that is hands-on, hearts-on, and minds-on for your elementary student. Using resources from Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Astronomy course, we’ll explore how notebooking journals help your young scientist navigate, investigate, and create unique materials that support the textbook materials. $5 – Adults Only Session 2; Friday at 1:30 p.m.

“How Do I Know If It’s Good?”: Evaluating Student Writing

Matthew Stephens Grading and scoring writing can be frustrating and difficult. In this interactive, sit-down, hands-on, personalized workshop, Matthew Stephens explains the ins and outs of the writing journey and provides guidance on how to assess something so subjective. First of all, you’ll be led through the scoring process with compositions submitted by attendees. Then, Stephens will also provide you with multiple scoring options to help you feel comfortable in assessing your student(s) writing. Because Stephens understands there is not a one-size-fits-all for scoring, he will provide personalized attention by explaining the writing journey and answering individual questions. $5 – Adults Only Session 3; Friday at 3 p.m.

Teach History Through Art

Come join Penny Mayes, from Take Time for Art, as she explores teaching history through art. In this hands-on workshop, you will explore the Middle Ages while learning about the Lewis Chessmen and making a chess piece using Sculpy.
$5 – Adults Only Session 4; Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Taking a Hands-On Approach to Teaching Science: Forensic Investigations

Let’s face it. Teaching science may feel daunting at times. Have no fear! You can bring science alive again using the engaging hands-on world of forensics. The number of disciplines that an investigator must be familiar with when exploring the world of forensics is very broad, including general science, biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science. Forensics is an inquiry-rich field that integrates all the branches of science while emphasizing critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on exploratory methodology. Dr. Callentine will help you unpack and address your concerns about teaching science by using forensics as the backdrop in this hands-on workshop. Come put your investigative hat on and dive into the world of forensics. Finally, parents will come away with a planning guide for teaching hands-on science and a forensics case file mini kit. $10 – Adults Only Session 5; Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Bullet Journaling Workshop

Kyndra Steinmann Are you trying to keep track of lesson plans, activities, and your own thoughts and plans, but you keep running out of space or losing your notes? Do you need a place to write down a great quote for later use? Do you want to be creative but have limited time? Bullet journaling combines planning with journaling to provide mothers (and fathers) with one place to keep their thoughts, plans, and dreams in an individualized and organized fashion. As a result, this hands-on workshop will teach you some of the principles and practices of bullet journaling while explaining how and why this method is uniquely suited to homeschooling. $5 – Adults Only Session 6; Saturday at 3 p.m.

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