Here we have archived the speakers, vendors, and schedule for 2011.
Schedule and Vendor list now available!
Now in its fifth year, this conference has a relaxed and confortable environment and each year has been able to attract excellent speakers. This year will be no different with Mr. Dale Ahlquist, host of the EWTN series “G. K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense” and other great speakers.
Although we love children, attendance is restricted to adults, teens accompanied by an adult, and nursing babies.
St. Adalbert Parish
66 Adalbert St
Berea, OH 44017
Friday June 24th, 2011 @ 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday June 25th, 2011 @ 9:00am to 4:00pm
Tilma, Inc. (Books and Gifts)
Friday, June 24
|4:00pm||Registration/Vendor Area Opens|
|4:15pm||Mr. Dale Ahlquist||
What is the Basis of Education?
Many parents who are investigating the possibility of homeschooling wonder how well their children will make the adjustment. This talk will offer a concrete look into that process and how you and your children can renew and refresh a real love of learning together.
|5:00 – 7:00pm||Dinner/Vendor Time|
|7:00pm||Mrs. Terry Arnold||
Tips I’ve Learned Over the Years
Looking for the secrets to homeschooling? Ican’t promise all of the answers, but as a homeschooling mom of 5 children, I will share tips and overviews learned in 20 years of homeschooling. Some topics covered will be “short-term or long-haul homeschooling?” “why homeschool for high school?” and “mom-parent vs. mom-teacher tips.”
Who’s That Knocking at Your Door?
As a youngster, one of my favorite songs was “Open the Door, Richard!” Little did I realize the importance of that song, which is actually a reflection of Revelation 3:20: “I am now standing at the door and am knocking. If anyone listens to My voice and opens the door, I will go in to be with him and feast with him, and he shall feast with Me.”
Saturday, June 25
|9:00am||Registration and Holy Rosary|
|9:30am||Dr. Kevin Vost||
Memorize the Faith!
Dr. Vost will explain how Sts. Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas revived and transformed the ancient Greco-Roman “art of memory,” provide a live demonstration with the audience, and show how teachers and students can adapt these ancient methods to learn and remember just about anything.
|10:30am||Mrs. Amy Kalscheur||
Confessions of a Homeschooling Mom
Is it just me? Am I alone in this? I’ll open up and tell you about the real reason why I homeschool, the mistakes I’ve made, and the thing that irritates me the most. Through my personal witness, I hope that you can learn the lessons I’ve learned and rest assured that you’re not alone out there.
|11:30am- 1:00pm||Vendor Sales/Lunch|
|1:00pm||Mr. Dale Ahlquist||G. K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense
Chesterton was one of the most important Catholic writers of the 20th Century: prophetic, profound, and paradoxical. After disappearing from the curriculum for two generations, there is a growing revival of interest in his writings. Delightfully counter-cultural and amazingly timely, Chesterton’s common sense is just the cure for the insane ideas of the modern world.
|2:00pm||Dr. Catherine Moran||
Overwhelmed, Unmotivated, Disobedient, or Just Plain Lazy?
Is your child struggling to learn, or avoiding it? Are there days when teaching your child turns into “who’s in control–me or my child?” We all want our children to be obedient and diligent, especially where their studies are concerned. learn some helpful tips on how to teach these virtues to your children.
|3:00pm||Dr. Kevin Vost||From Atheism to Catholicism
Dr. Vost will highlight the enticing ideas of the atheistic philosophers and scientists who pulled him away from the Faith, and of the philosophers and scientists who brought him back to Christ. He will show how only the Church can answer our spiritual–an intellectual–yearnings.