Thursday

12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens

12:30pm – 1:15pm

A Matter of Life and Death: The Battle for a True Education

Prof. Joseph Pearce

Education is quite simply a matter of life and death. The poisoning of education by the architects of secular fundamentalism, and the culture of death it promotes, can only be countered by a restoration of tradition-oriented learning. Joseph Pearce will discuss the deadliness of the poison and will present the ingredients of the life-giving antidote.

1:30pm – 1:50pm

Tips I’ve Learned over the Years

Terry Arnold

Looking for the secrets to homeschooling? Although she can’t promise all of the answers, Mrs. Arnold, as a homeschooling mother of 5 children, 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 versus mom-teacher tips.”

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Put Excellence at the Center of Your Curriculum

Ginny Seuffert

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.

 

3:00pm – Coffee and Cookie Social

4:00pm – 4:20pm

Unlocking the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings

Prof. Joseph Pearce

J. R. R. Tolkien described his masterwork, The Lord of the Rings, as “a fundamentally religious and Catholic work.” Prof. Pearce unlocks the Catholic dimension of this bestselling trilogy. Discover the hidden meaning of the One Ring, the spiritual significance of the elves, the hidden meaning of the members of the Fellowship of the Ring, and much more.

4:30pm – 4:50pm

5 Steps to Better Behavior

Ginny Seuffert

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.

 

5:00pm – 5:45pm

Teaching Values to Your Children

Colleen Hammond

This talk offers ideas and suggestions on how parents can help children’s all-around development. It discusses which virtues to focus on at a particular age in a child’s development.

6:00pm – Conference Ends