Here we have archived the speakers, vendors, and schedule for 2017.
Friday, July 28, 2017
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday, July 29, 2017
9:30am to 3:30pm
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Robert A. Scott Student Center
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Fr. Gerard Saguto
Fr. Gerard Saguto, a priest of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, is a native of Long Island (New York) and the youngest of three children from a family of Sicilian descent. Ordained in 2004, he was appointed by Fr. John Berg, Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity, as the North American District Superior…
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…
Mr. Martin Cothran
Mr. Martin Cothran is a writer and teacher who lives in Danville, Kentucky with his wife of 30 years in close proximity to their four children, two daughters-in-law, and their first grandchild. He is the director of the Classical Latin School Association and editor of the Classical Teacher magazine, a quarterly periodical for parents and professional educators…
Mrs. Amy Kalscheur
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…
Aquinas Learning is a Catholic, classical education mentoring program which guides students toward wisdom and virtue. Students meet once a week for a class day with their mentors and peers and, using materials and online support that we provide, continue the curriculum with their parents and siblings at home.
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.
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.
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.
Our mission is to help Catholics understand, live, and share their faith. We do so by providing CDs, books and video-based study programs for individuals and parishes to grow in their faith. We have a web-based subscription program, FORMED, for parishes including movies, audio talks, downloadable books and video based study programs available to everyone right in their own homes on their own Internet devices. Spanish and children’s content included. Stop by the table and see!
Memoria Press creates quality, easy-to-use classical education materials for home, charter, and private schools. We are dedicated to passing on the classical heritage of the Christian West through the liberal arts and the great works of the Western tradition. Explore our large selection of classical homeschool resources including Pre-K through 10th grade complete curriculum packages.
Mother of Mercy Catholic Center
Our purpose is to nourish the faith-life of Catholics and others of good will through hosting events and selling books, films, and cds that reflect the official teaching of the Catholic Church.
Pauline Books & Media, the publishing house of the Daughters of St. Paul, provides a wide variety of quality faith-formation media resources for “tots to teens” (and beyond!), including Catholic Bibles, books on the saints and prayer, teen fiction, posters, music, movies—and more! Visit our website: www.pauline.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, we are offering a $30 per child discount on enrollment (grades 1-12).
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.
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.
Thomas Aquinas College is a genuinely Catholic college where original works replace textbooks and class discussions replace lectures. Aiming at truth in the major arts and sciences, students grapple with prominent and pivotal works of Western civilization: Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Homer, Shakespeare, Newton, Einstein, Madison, 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 religious vocations. The College’s student body comes from 37 states and 9 foreign countries, and is 95% Catholic. As well, over 40% come from homeschool or distance learning programs. To find out more about the College or Summer Program for high school students, speak with Scott Benigar, Associate Director of Admissions, in the vendor area or visit our website.
Friday, July 28
12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens
12:45pm – 1:30pm
Managing Goals in the Sanctification of Marriage and Family
This talk deals with false conceptions of perfection, holiness, and God’s use of just about everything for our genuine conversion—with some practical advice.
2:00pm – 2:45pm
Why You Should Homeschool and Why You Must Persevere
Government schools are more troubled than ever before, frequently graduating students unprepared to assume their roles as the next generation of citizens. Veteran homeschooler Ginny Seuffert will explain why homeschooling may be the best answer.
3:15pm – 4:00pm
How to Teach “That” Kid
Some children take to schoolwork like a fish takes to water. For others, they might show a complete lack of interest or find the work so difficult that they get discouraged. How do we help them? This talk gives practical ideas for teaching the difficult learner.
4:30pm – 5:15pm
Common Life in Marriage
This talk will focus on the need for married couples to foster a life between themselves as a basis and support for the raising of their children.
6:00pm – Day Ends
Saturday, July 29
9:30am – Registration
10:00am – 10:45am
The War Against Knowledge and What to Do About It
There is a rival philosophy of education that undergirds the problems schools have been experiencing since the beginning of the 20th century of which Common Core is only one manifestation. What is it, and how do we make sure it doesn’t destroy the education of our children?
11:15am – 12:00pm
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.
12:00pm – Vendor Sales/Lunch Break
1:15pm – 2:00pm
Overcoming the Hurdles of Homeschooling
Some of the toughest hurdles in homeschooling can be corrected with calm and confident parenting. This talk offers some insight into just what might be holding us back and how some easy, common sense adjustments will make all the difference.
2:30pm – 3:15pm
Respecting the Man the Boy Will Become
A father tries to explain to mothers why they can’t make sense of their boys. Why do they fight with each other? Why are they obsessed with doing dangerous things? Why can’t they sit still? Martin will give useful advice and a list of great boys’ literature which will not only help your student make sense of his own actions, but will help you to understand him.