HSLDA Workshops

Forsyth Home Educators will host a day of workshops on Saturday, January 27th. Vicki Bentley and Carol Becker, both from HSLDA, will each be offering four workshops. This event will be held at Calvary West in Advance. Doors will open at 9am. The cost is only $10.00 person or $15.00 per couple. Lunch prices and options are below.

Vicki Bentley is an author, speaker, and homeschooling veteran with almost three decades of personal and professional experience in the homeschool world.

Her four sessions will include:

Starting in the Middle 9:30-10:30

Maybe you haven’t always homeschooled—you’re starting a few years in, or even mid-year. Can you start mid-year? What does it look like? Where do you begin? What should you expect? How can you ease the transition for all of you? This workshop answers these questions and more. Bring your questions.

Exploring Curriculum 10:45-11:45

Drawing on her experience as a mom of 17 homeschooled students and a curriculum counselor for a statewide homeschool organization, Vicki shares the secrets to mapping out a successful course of study for your children. This workshop helps beginners to get a solid start in home education and encourages veteran homeschoolers to re-examine their goals and priorities. It also includes a basic overview of different teaching approach.

Multi-level Teaching 1-2

When you had one child, it seemed easy. But adding more children sometimes makes homeschooling feel like a zany plate-spinning act. In this workshop, Vicki shares ideas for keeping the homeschooling “plates” from crashing to the floor! Come hear practical tips for teaching multiple ages from a mom of 17 homeschooled students (up seven school-aged kids at one time!).

Juggling Life and Lesson Plans 2:15-3:15

As a busy mom, do you sometimes struggle with lesson planning, keeping the house somewhat presentable, teaching your kids, keeping up with the laundry, AND getting dinner on the table the same day you homeschool? Learn to apply these 7 truths of juggling skills to take your homeschool journey from sanity-defying circus act to a joyful and peaceful experience.

Carol Becker Carol is an educational consultant with experience running homeschool co-ops and tutoring students from middle school through community college.

Her four sessions will inlcude:

Developing a High School Plan 9:30-10:30

How do you plan a program for your homeschooled high school student? What subjects do you teach and when? Do you follow a basic high school plan, a general college prep plan, or a rigorous college prep plan? How do you evaluate credits? Determine grades for a course? What about a transcript and diploma? If you are just beginning to think about homeschooling during the high school years, this seminar will help you organize your thoughts and begin laying the groundwork for a viable four-year plan.

High School Transcript Clinic 10:45-11:45

The session will guide you through transcript essentials, evaluation of credit, grading guidelines and scales, and calculation of grade point averages (GPAs). In addition, you’ll receive sample transcripts showing other formats for you to consider.

Charting Path Through High School for College, Workforce and Military 1-2

Preparing your teens for their post-graduation goals requires advance planning. This seminar provides a timeline and checklist to ensure that important items are not overlooked! For parents of college-bound teens, discover tips for the application and financial aid process. For parents of teens headed directly into the workforce, explore job hunting and workplace skills. For parents of teens interested in a military career, learn about the military’s homeschool enlistment policy and hear tips for applying to the service academies.

You Can Home School High School…If You Make it Through Tomorrow 2:15-3:15

As a parent homeschooling a teen (or thinking about homeschooling a teen), you may have doubts about your ability . . . and your sanity. Are you weighed down by the seriousness of high school? Do you question your competence to teach your teen? Come and be encouraged as you discover a new long-range perspective for teaching your teen that is filled with much hope, faith, help, and joy!