Here we have archived the speakers, vendors, and schedule for 2019.
Friday, July 12, 2019
12:00pm to 6:00pm
St. Michael Catholic Church
1125 St. Michael’s Road
Mt. Airy, MD 21771
Mrs. Amy Kalscheur graduated from Marian College in 1995 with a BA in Elementary Education and Mild Disabilities. After teaching in public schools for 2 years, Amy and her husband, Michael, decided that when their son was ready for school, they would begin by homeschooling…
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…
A Lost Sheep Catholic Store is a homeschooled family owned business that provides inexpensive books and gifts to further the faith of the Church, different parishes, and families wherever they may be. We are a mobile store that moves between events, activities, and conferences to provide the best avaialibity that we can.
Arx Publishing gives a voice to authors whose books uphold traditional Catholic values and promote the Culture of Life. Specializing in new historical fiction for young adults, Arx also publishes high fantasy fiction, devotional and scholarly works.
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.
Ginger Himes Art Classes
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.
The curriculum provider for R.A.S. Online Academy and Schola Rosa: Co-op & Home Curriculum. R.A.S. Online Academy (7th – 12th Grade) fosters Catholic identity through a liberal arts and great books inspired classical curriculum. Schola Rosa provides a robustly Catholic, classical curriculum for Pre K – 12th Grade at an affordable family rate.
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 is a great chance to pick up these great deals.
Teaching Textbooks was founded by two brothers, Shawn and Greg Sabouri (a Harvard math tutor). The two realized that software could be used to make math instruction better, easier, and more affordable. Today the company produces a whole range of math programs that enable students to learn from top-notch tutors while in the comfort of their homes. The products available are curriculum designed specifically for homeschoolers, Math 3 through Pre-Calculus. To view a current selection of Teaching Textbook products, please visit www.teachingtextbooks.com.
Thomas Aquinas College is the only Catholic college in America to read exclusively from the Great Books!
The Liberal Arts program, guided by the light of Faith, aims at truth in all the major academic disciplines. Students grapple with prominent and pivotal works of Western civilization: Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Shakespeare, Newton, Einstein, Tocqueville, and many others. With this broad, integrated education, graduates go on to successful careers in fields ranging from medicine and law to journalism, higher education, and several pursue a religious vocation.
The College’s student body is represented by 40 states and 9 foreign countries, and is 95% Catholic. Also, over 40% come from homeschool or distance learning programs. This year we are proud to announce the opening of Thomas Aquinas College’s branch campus in New England! To find out more about the College or Summer Program for high school students, please stop by the Thomas Aquinas College table in the vendor area.
Usborne Books & More is well-known for creating books that kids love to read. You will enjoy enhancing your homeschool program with these colorful and educational materials.
Friday, July 12
12pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens
12:45 – 1:30pm
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.
2:00 – 2:45pm
From Homeschool Parent to Homeschool Teacher
Discover educational methods and applications of long-standing academic principles that can make a parent a better, goal-oriented teacher.
3:15 – 4:00pm
How to Think Like Aquinas
As 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 improved memory, learning, studiousness, and reasoning abilities.
4:30 – 5:15pm
There Are Those Days
You’re a strong Catholic homeschooling mom, and you can do anything. But some days are better than others. Amy will tell about some of her not-so-great days and how she got through them, because even though homeschooling is a blessing, well, “There are those days….”