Forsyth Home Educators will host a day of workshops on Saturday, January 15, 2022.
We welcome to Winston Salem Anita Gibson from Maryland and Krisa Winn from Arkansas. Both ladies offer workshops through the Home School Legal Defense Association.
We will have two tracks of workshops.
- Homeschooling Through High School
- Homeschooling Struggling Learners
You can attend all 4 workshops of one track or mix it up and go to workshops from both tracks throughout the day. See the workshop descriptions and speaker bios at the end of the registration.
Location: Twin City Bible Church, 1337 Ebert St, Winston Salem
Time: Check-in begins at 9 am
Workshops run from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm with Lunch from 12 – 1 pm.
Lunch: Chick Fil A lunch reservations are now closed but please lunch to eat as we fellowship together from 12 – 1 pm.
Workshop Cost: $15 a person or $22 a couple
At HSLDA, Krisa Winn provides guidance and encouragement for parents homeschooling children with special needs. She has taught in private and public schools and has worked as an early childhood intervention specialist. She has worked with students with attention deficit disorder, processing disorders and autism. Krisa has a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She and her husband homeschool their two children.
Anita Gibson is an author, speaker, and educational strategist. Her bookSTAR Finder assists parents with finding their children’s strengths, talents, and abilities and provides resources for discovering their future potential. She is the homeschool director at Shabach Christian Academy in Maryland as well as the president of a nonprofit educational consulting firm, The RAS Foundation. Anita and her husband have homeschooled three children from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Struggling Learners – Krisa Winn
- Nuts and Bolts for Success
This workshop offers ideas for designing a unique home instruction program tailored to your child’s specific challenges. This workshop also addresses homeschooling and working, teaching multi-ages, scheduling the day, and practical teaching strategies you can use regardless of your curriculum program. Krisa explains multi-sensory teaching methods, direct instruction, and modeled teaching.
- Motivating a Reluctant Learner
Could you use some encouragement and strategies to help re-ignite your student’s love of learning? If so, this session is for you! There are many factors that impact a child’s motivation level—stress, executive function, nutritional needs, media usage, and more. With a little bit of theory and a whole lot of practical application, Krisa equips parents with the tools they need to tap into their child’s God-given gift of curiosity.
- Calming Stormy Behavior
Emotions that go from 0 to 100 in no time at all, little problems that turn into full blown meltdowns, tantrums that leave their mark on the rest of the day—these behaviors and others are stressful to all involved and have derailed many a school day. In this session, discover practical ideas for teaching your child self-regulation, explore ways to prepare your homeschool environment for success, and consider strategies to head-off difficult behaviors. You’ll leave with the resources you need to come alongside and calm your student.
- Keeping a Perspective on Progress
Do you ever wonder, “Are we really on the right track?” Most likely, the answer to that question is, “Yes!” It is very possible that progress is being made, but not in the way you are hoping or expecting. In this workshop, Krisa points out the sometimes-forgotten areas of progress. She also provides teaching strategies, assessment ideas, and other resources that will help you persevere when it seems your efforts are in vain.
Homeschooling Through High School – Anita Gibson
- Homeschooling High School – You Got This!
As a parent homeschooling a teen (or thinking about it), you may have doubts about your ability . . . and your sanity. Come and be encouraged as you discover a long-range perspective for teaching your teen that is filled with much hope, faith, help, and joy!
- Developing a High School Plan – Sample 4-Year Plans
What plan would suit your 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? This seminar will help you organize your thoughts and lay the groundwork for a viable four-year plan. You’ll learn about high school credits, simplifying grading, and the fundamentals of recordkeeping—transcripts, extracurriculars, and diplomas.
- High School Transcript Clinic – Practical Help & Tips
Creating a high school transcript is a vital part of your teen’s high school records. In this interactive, practical seminar, you’ll create a transcript that can be used as a template when designing your own. The session will guide you through the essentials of transcripts, how to evaluate credit, steps to simplify grading, and how to calculate grade point averages (GPAs).
- Charting Your Path through High School for College, Career, or Military
Consider a Guidance Counselor’s perspective for each year of high school! For college-bound teens, this includes entrance tests, applications, and financial aid information. Students headed directly into the workforce can benefit from career aptitude testing, exploring training opportunities, and building a resume. Learn about the military’s homeschool enlistment policy and advice for applying to the service academies.