Here we have archived the speakers, vendors, and schedule for 2018.
Friday, June 29, 2018
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday, June 30, 2018
9:30am to 3:30pm
St. Peter Catholic Church
Family Life Center
6161 Chambersburg Rd.
Huber Heights, OH 45424
Used Book Sale
The Used Book Sale features an extensive amount of books, DVDs, manipulatives, etc… We usually have a nice selection of Math-U-See, Singapore Math, Seton curriculum, Mother of Divine Grace curriculum, lots of historical fiction, flashcards, puzzles, games, and educational movies. The sale will be open on Friday, June 29th from 12pm – 6pm and Saturday, July 30th from 9:30am – 3:30pm. Please note this is a cash only sale. Please contact Elizabeth Williams at email@example.com for more information.
Prof. Joseph Pearce
Prof. Joseph Pearce is a native of England and the Director of the Center for Faith and Culture at Aquinas College, in Nashville, TN. He is editor of the St. Austin Review, an international review of Catholic culture, series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions…
Dr. Kevin Vost
Dr. Kevin Vost obtained his Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Adler University in Chicago with internship and dissertation research at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Center, Memory and Aging Clinic. His dissertation was entitled…
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….
Mrs. Alice Kompar
Mrs. Alice Kompar is a homeschooling mother of 6 and the former coordinator of the Dayton Catholic Homeschool Conference. She graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in Communication Management and worked in Long Term Care prior to staying home to raise her children.
Fr. Martin Fox
Fr. Martin Fox was born in 1962 and is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. Although he was born a Catholic, he considers himself to be a revert to the Catholic Faith. After attending the University of Cincinnati, he got involved in Bible Study, and eventually joined an Assembly of God congregation…
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.
Kolbe Academy is committed to the Church’s vision that Catholic Education be authentically Catholic, academically challenging, and accessible to all who desire it. For almost 30 years, Kolbe has partnered with parents, co-ops and starter schools, to offer a classically focused curriculum that is delivered via traditional homeschooling, live online classes, and blended self-paced instruction. Kolbe’s approach to education offers multiple options to best implement its world-class curriculum, while remaining flexible to meet the needs of families all over the world. Kolbe Academy has all the materials and tools necessary – course plans, tests, answer keys, books, and optional grading and testing services – to achieve the dream of authentically Catholic, academically rigorous and affordable home education.
Publisher of “In the Footsteps of the Saints” series and workbooks. We carry many used books for all ages. We also carry a variety of religious art and other religious items.
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). Please visit www.queenofheavenacademy.org to learn more or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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, Seton offers a $30 per child discount on a full enrollment (grades PreK-12).
There is only a handful of conferences where Seton sells the used books that families return to us over the year. This one-day only sale is your only chance to pick up these great deals.
The Little Angel Readers make it easy for parents to teach their child to read. Over 90 phonograms are taught, using a variety of proven phonics methods. Child-appealing stories include Catholic family life, saints, Bible and folktales. Series of 4 readers, workbooks, and teacher manual. Grades K-2.
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 offers fantastic educational children’s books as well as an ideal home business opportunity. Utilized by many home school curriculums, our award-awarding books range from infancy – high school. Topics include phonetic readers, science, history, art, literature, math and creative writing. These are great books to supplement and enrich any subject your child is studying.
Wyoming Catholic College offers a liberal arts education in three dimensions—mind, body, and spirit. We accomplish this by immersion: immersion in the profound truth of our Western tradition in the Great Books; immersion in the challenging beauty of mountains and wilderness in our Outdoor Leadership Program; and immersion in the divine goodness of our Catholic spiritual heritage in liturgy, sacraments, and community. Wyoming Catholic is also the the closest Newman Guide College to Denver, just 6 hours away, and offers four-year, full-tuition scholarships for Colorado students each year.
Friday, June 29
12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens
12:45pm – 1:30pm
Homeschooling 101: You Got This!
Alice will share tips, techniques, and insights she has gained in her 15 years as a home educator. Come and learn practical tips and advice on how to overcome common struggles for both new and veteran homeschool parents.
2:00pm – 2:45pm
The Catholic Art of Memory
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.
3:15pm – 4:00pm
Discovering and Implementing Your Child’s Learning Style
What do you do when your child just can’t seem to continue with his lessons? Various learning styles and methods for teaching reading, writing, and mathematics will be explored. Learn how to identify and establish the necessary core foundation for your child with numerous practical tips.
4:30pm – 5:15pm
The Catholic Literary Revival
Three hundred years of persecution against the Church in England took place until the conversion of Blessed John Henry Newman. This talk explains the Catholic cultural revival that gave to the world the works of Hopkins, Chesterton, Belloc, Eliot, Waugh, Tolkien and many others.
6:00pm – Day Ends
Saturday, June 30
9:30am – Registration
10:00am – 10:45am
A Matter of Life and Death: The Battle for a True Education
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.
11:15am – 12:00pm
Scrupulosity is often underestimated, but it can be a serious issue for the spiritual growth of a soul. God wishes us to have confidence in His loving Mercy, and not to be distracted with incessant worry and anxiety. This talk will cover the danger of scrupulosity, and will provide remedies for increasing trust in Divine Providence.
12:00pm – Vendor Sales/Lunch Break
1:15pm – 2:00pm
Controlling and Eliminating Stress in Homeschooling
There are many factors that cause unnecessary stress in homeschooling. Some stresses can be avoided; others minimized by pre-planning and making arrangements beforehand, while others require simple planning on a day-to-day basis. This is an excellent talk on this important subject for homeschooling families.
2:30pm – 3:15pm
How to Think Like Aquinas
A practical guide to happiness and holiness through perfection of your intellectual powers, this talk builds upon St. Thomas’ presentation of the parts of the virtue of prudence or practical wisdom, and addresses topics like improving memory, learning, studiousness, and reasoning abilities.