Here we have archived the speakers, vendors, and schedule for 2015.
Friday July 10th, 2015
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday July 11th, 2015
9:30am to 3:30pm
Arlington Convention Center
1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011
Mrs. Virginia Seuffert
Mrs. Virginia (Ginny) Seuffert, a native New Yorker and mother of 12, has been homeschooling for over 20 years! While in New York, Mrs. Seuffert lectured, debated, and wrote a number of articles for the Pro-Life movement. After moving to Illinois, she became a founding member of the Illinois Association of Roman Catholic Home Educators...
Dr. Bill Thierfelder
Dr. Bill Thierfelder is currently President of Belmont Abbey College, a Catholic Benedictine institution founded in 1876, located 10 miles west of Charlotte, NC. Prior to his appointment as President of Belmont Abbey College, Dr. Thierfelder successfully lead and transitioned fitness legend, York Barbell Company, from a manufacturer to a solutions-based partner providing sales, marketing, product development...
Mrs. Maureen Wittmann
Mrs. Maureen Wittmann and her husband Rob are parents to seven children who have always been homeschooled. Maureen is co-founder of Homeschool Connections, which provides several services for Catholic homeschoolers: Online courses for middle and high school students, free webinars for parents...
Mr. Gary Zimak
Mr. Gary Zimak is a full time Catholic evangelist and the author of A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible, Listen To Your Blessed Mother and From Fear To Faith. He is a frequent speaker at parishes and conferences across the country and is well known for his talks on overcoming...
Dr. Catherine Moran
Dr. Catherine Moran received her B.A. in Biology, Chemistry, and Speech/Hearing Therapy from Kent State University, and her Masters and Ph.D. in Education from Breyer State University. A mother of five, she has over 20 years of homeschooling experience....
Mr. Ken Davison
Mr. Kenneth Davison was a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He was a Rhodes Scholar and earned a Master of Arts from Oxford University and a Master in Theological Studies from Ave Maria University.....
THE ANGELICUM ACADEMY HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM is a nursery-12th grade curriculum for home education. It is complete - includes all subjects for all grades. Optional services for enrolled students include grading, transcripts, online literature discussion classes and the finest online resources (such as Encyclopaedia Britannica for students). Our Great Books Program may be taken for high school, college credit, or both.
At Belmont Abbey, you will find a campus that is physically beautiful, an atmosphere that is friendly, and classes that will stimulate your mind, cultivate your spirit, and gladden your heart. At the Abbey, your classes will be small. Your professors will know you by name. You will get to know your classmates well and they will get to know you. You become part of the Catholic intellectual tradition that founded the world’s first universities and that continues to animate many of them today. You also partake of the Benedictine tradition of learning and holiness that has been a light to individuals and to nations for 1,500 years.
Catholic Schoolhouse is designed to help homeschool families enrich their educational experience through a flexible approach to learning inspired by classical elements. Using the Catholic Schoolhouse materials or joining a local CSH chapter can help bring structure and cohesiveness to your entire homeschool experience and will bless your family.
Recognized as one of America’s premier Catholic Liberal Arts colleges, Christendom offers its students a fully Catholic education, integrating Faith and Reason, while immersing them in a vibrant and joyful Catholic culture steeped in the ageless traditions of the Church.
Educational and Developmental CD's, toys, games and books for all ages. Birth to Adult. Lifetime warranty except CD's and books have 39 days. Ask how you can save up to %50.
Dr. Catherine Moran
EWTN, the world's largest religious media network, airs family and religious programming from a Catholic viewpoint through television, radio, and the internet. EWTN offers talk shows, children's animation, live coverage of church events, and documentaries, all consistent with the Magisterium, and in English and Spanish. EWTN also publishes the National Catholic Register bi-weekly.
Academically Excellent. Passionately Catholic. About 20% of our incoming freshmen are homeschooled. Study in a supportive atmosphere that demands your best. Learn from highly respected, faith-filled faculty. Live what you believe at Franciscan University.
Herald Entertainment is an award-winning production house dedicated to wholesome entertainment by means of animation, documentaries, music and publishing. We provide content-rich, quality media for the enjoyment of audiences of all ages thorugh the production of original material.
We are a family owned and operated apostolate with over 20 years experience dedicated to education and evangelization, and known for our large selection of wholesome and orthodox books, CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Materials focus on family life, prayer, spirituality, and Church Teaching. Take advantage of the CLEARANCE TABLES and enjoy used curriculum books, $1.00 CDs and savings up to 60% off!!!
Holy Heroes provides materials and free online “Adventures” to help you bring "the joy of the Faith to your family." You may have heard of their Glory Stories saint story audio CDs which have been broadcast on Catholic Radio or perhaps your family was one of the 40,000 families who participated in one of their free online "Adventures" – Advent Adventure or Lenten Adventure, or last year’s new “Spiritual Adoption – Prayer Adventure.”
Homeschool Connections is a Catholic online curriculum provider, bringing the best Catholic instructors to you from around the world. Answering Blessed John Paul II’s call to the New Evangelization, Homeschool Connections uses the latest technology to give you live, interactive classes; independent-learning classes; free webinars for Catholic parents; and the Catholic History Video Project.
Since 1983 HSLDA have been pioneers in the homeschooling movement, and they are still fighting for homeschoolers today. They are the only organization that lobbies on behalf of homeschoolers in Washington D.C. and are a bastion of support, not just providing legal, but also practical, everyday support for 85,000 homeschooling families across the country.
Come and discover award-winning Excellence in Writing, a method of teaching composition that really works. Using the program, students of all ages will learn to write stories, reports and essays with style. The workshop will give you an overview of the program and show you how you can get started.
JMJT Cards is a family-owned online gift shop. We specialize in original designed handmade rosaries, Catholic jewelry, stationary and much more. We also offer customized diplomas and announcements to reflect your homeschooling journey.
Kolbe Academy Homeschool provides curriculum and books that are CATHOLIC–loyal to the Magisterium, CLASSICAL in approach, IGNATIAN in method, and FLEXIBLE in practice.
Northeast Catholic College is a residential Catholic liberal arts college in New Hampshire. The College seeks through the rigorous study and discussion of primary texts through its “Great Books” liberal arts program—and through its vibrantly Catholic student life, to call students to the lifelong pursuit of intellectual and moral virtue.
Since 1977, OLVS has been providing Roman Catholic homeschooling curriculum and publishing our very own line of textbooks (LEPANTO PRESS). The curriculum (including daily lesson plans) used in our homeschooling program is well organized, doctrinally sound and very affordable.
Queen of Heaven Academy (QHA) offers an economical online curriculum that is faithful to the intellectual, moral, and spiritual traditions of the Catholic Church. Founded in 1995, Queen of Heaven Academy carries on the proven classical curriculum, 4 - 12th grade that has prepared students for acceptance in colleges across the nation and internationally. Homeschoolers, groups, co-ops, and schools all benefit from Queen of Heaven Academy's Catholic curriculum that is conveniently scheduled across three different time zones. Queen of Heaven offers assistance for special needs students and makes the internet a safe place for students with our exclusive St. John's SafetyNet program. Queen of Heaven Academy's high school program is accredited through the National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS).
See You In Heaven book, the life and writings of Rosie Gil. Includes her Phonics book, Advent customs book, and dvds.
We are a family owned apostolate bookstore, dedicated to our Lord and Lady. We focus on serving the family by providing discounts on a majority of our products year round. We offer 1000’s of homeschool materials for all styles of learning along with with a vast array of Catholic books and gifts. We carry products that are used in various homeschool programs including Mother of Divine Grace School, Catholic Heritage Curricula, Memoria Press, Kolbe Academy, Mater Amabilis, Catholic Schoolhouse, St. Thomas Aquinas Academy and so much more!
Seton is a full-service Catholic curriculum provider and the largest publisher of Catholic textbooks in the English language. Serving over 15,000 enrolled students, Seton assists families by providing books, lesson plans, grading services, counseling services, and a wealth of online resources. At the conference, we are offering a $30 per child discount on enrollment (grades 1-12).
At St. Augustine Academy Press, we believe that what children read really matters. To meet this need, we offer classic out-of-print titles portryaing Catholic virtues that both children and parents will love. We also specialize in reprinting the work of Mother Mary Loyola, author of The King of the Golden City, so that a new generation may benefit from the strength of her catechetical work as well as her unique insight into the truths of our Faith.
St. Gregory's is a Roman Catholic University, offering through the master's degree level a liberal arts education that has been cherished and handed down in the educational institutions of the Benedictine Order. We promote the education of the whole person in the context of a Christian community in which students are encouraged to develop a love of learning and to live lives of balance, generosity and integrity. As Oklahoma's only Catholic university, St. Gregory's reaches out to members of other faiths who value the distinctive benefits which it offers.
Math curriculum specifically designed for Homeschoolers. Math 3 through Pre-Calculus. Teaching Textbooks is approved by Seton Home Study School as a replacement math curriculum for Saxon Math.
Usborne Books and More is an independent, award-winning publisher of high-quality educational and fun books for children of all ages, newborn through high school. We offer books and teaching materials in all formats, all reading levels and on a multitude of subjects.
Friday, July 10
12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens
12:30pm – 1:15pm
Wake up the Smart in Your Child: Understanding Learning Difficulties
Is your child a happy, active child outside of school work, yet when doing school work appears stressed, worried, distracted and at times even bored? Does your child seem bright but struggles with learning his day to day subjects? Do you sometimes feel that if you could understand why your child struggles with learning, that you could help him?
1:30pm – 1:50pm
The Joy of Reading Aloud: A Family Adventure
This talk will give you the tools you need to find more joy in homeschooling, create close bonds with your children, and produce an academic atmosphere that will prepare your children for success—all of this in addition to raising your family’s hearts to God. Join us in this adventure as we learn the hows and whys of reading aloud.
2:00pm – 2:45pm
“Be Not Afraid” (to Homeschool)!
Gary will share some of the techniques that he and his wife Eileen use to combat the anxiety of the homeschooling experience. They know first hand that a strong faith plays a big part in a peaceful homeschooling experience. Drawing from his best-selling book, A Worrier’s Guide to the Bible, you’ll find that it is possible not to worry…even if you’re homeschooling!
3:00pm – Coffee Social
3:30pm – 4:15pm
Put Excellence at the Center of Your Curriculum
Faith binds us together, but Catholic homeschooling parents often differ when choosing curriculum and teaching styles. Learn why excellence should be at the center of every homeschooling home, and how to foster it in yours.
4:30pm – 4:50pm
Staying Positive and On Track: Avoiding Teaching Burnout
What causes teacher burnout and how to avoid it is something every homeschooling mom needs to know. Keeping your enthusiasm and initial joy in teaching your children is very important. This presentation will discuss the pitfalls and tips for staying positive and on track in your role as parent and teacher.
5:00pm – 5:45pm
The Catholic Vision and Practice of Sports
Learn why play and sport are essential to who you are as a person. Listen to fascinating stories about incredible athletes who exhibited virtue under the most difficult circumstances. Learn the secrets to world-class performance and how your mental, physical, and spiritual gifts can be doubled so that in all things God may be glorified.
6:00pm – Day Ends
Saturday, July 11
9:30am – Registration
10:00am – 10:45am
For the Love of Literature
Literature isn’t just for reading! You can teach math, science, language arts, and more using living books. This is always a fun talk! Maureen brings lots of examples with her for “show and tell”. Maureen’s book For the Love of Literature is based on this topic.
11:00am – 11:45am
Keeping It All Together
Trying to balance parenting, homemaking, schoolwork, and a prayer life, and feeling like you are always on overload? You’ll be surprised how just a few ideas will really simplify your life.
12:00pm – Vendor Sales/Lunch Break
1:30pm – 1:50pm
Ten Tips from the Parents of Saints
What do the saints themselves say about their parents? What influenced them on their paths to sanctity? And what do the parents of future saints teach us about raising “Holy Heroes” in our own families today?
2:00pm – 2:20pm
5 Steps to Better Behavior
Often homeschooling succeeds or fails based on students’ behavior. Discipline can be tough to enforce, but is not complicated to understand. Ginny offers five simple ideas to get you started.
2:30pm – 3:15pm
Am I Doing Enough?
One of the biggest challenges facing homeschooling parents is the feeling that they aren’t doing enough for their children. When is it time to step back and let the Lord take over? In this talk, Gary will offer practical advice for learning how to do your best and then let God do the rest!