Here we have archived the speakers, vendors, and schedule for 2018.
Friday, July 27, 2018
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018
9:30am to 3:30pm
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Robert A. Scott Student Center
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
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…
Mary Ellen Barrett
Mrs. Mary Ellen Barrett is a mother of eight children and wife to David. She is a lifelong New Yorker and an active member of her parish Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lindenhurst, New York. Mary Ellen is a columnist for The Long Island Catholic and chronicles the journey of living a faithful, but imperfect, Catholic family life on her weblog, Tales from the Bonny Blue House…
Susie Lloyd was born into a large Catholic family that spanned the baby boom through the hippie and preppie decades. She was educated in parochial and public schools and a parent-run catechetical center. She is a frequent contributor to various Catholic magazines. She has won two Catholic Press Association awards for her columns in Faith and Family…
Mrs. Celeste Behe is a senior writer for Catholic Digest, a blogger for the National Catholic Register, and a columnist for CatholicMom.com. A member of the Catholic Press Association, Celeste has discussed her articles on both the Son Rise Morning Show and Register Radio, and has also been a guest on…
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 not only publishes a 3-year cycle of memory work for your family, it is also comprehensive in scope and sequence. It’s a foundation to build a true,one-room schoolhouse for your family. Joining a Catholic Schoolhouse chapter brings you right into the middle of a loving, prayerful community of national and international families.
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.
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 Augustine Institute serves the formation of Catholics for the New Evangelization. Through our parish and academic programs, we equip Catholics intellectually, spiritually, and pastorally to renew the Church and transform the world for Christ. We do so with the very best Catholic speakers and authors in the Catholic world today, available on CDs and through books and our on-line FORMED platform. Please stop by our table and pick up some spiritual food for your journey.
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.
Northeast Catholic College is a residential Catholic liberal arts college in New Hampshire. The College is one of only 20 colleges in the U.S. to be named to the Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. Northeast Catholic offers a Great Books education rooted in the Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions. We offer 5 majors, Philosophy, Theology, Literature, Political Science and Great Books, and a concentration in the Fine Arts. Our fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church is a source of joy for students, their parents, the faculty, and the entire collegiate community.
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, 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.
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.
Friday, July 27
12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens
12:45pm – 1:30pm
How to Harness the Humor When Schooling is Grueling
Having taught her children at home for 27 years, Celeste knows what to put into a homeschool survival kit. At the top of her list of must-have’s is a good sense of humor—which is something you won’t be able to pick up at even the most extensive curriculum sale! It’s easy to cultivate a sense of humor, and Celeste will show you how to do it.
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
Bless Me Father for I’m Exhausted
Are you feeling frazzled? Tired? Listless? Irritable? Does the idea of one more Algebra problem make you want to weep? Homeschool burnout is a real thing that happens to all of us at some time. Mrs. Barrett will help you identify the symptoms and causes of burnout and give you the keys to allow you to enjoy your homeschool lifestyle once again.
4:30pm – 5:15pm
“I Think I Can!”: A Parent’s Guide to Storytelling
The early Christians lived in a storytelling culture, so it’s no wonder that, in instructing the people, Jesus “did not say anything to them without using a parable.” Today, the Church still recognizes the usefulness of stories for religious instruction. This presentation will explain the value of storytelling as a teaching method and will offer tips for incorporating stories in your homeschool curriculum.
6:00pm – Day Ends
Saturday, July 28
9:30am – Registration
10:00am – 10:45am
How Homeschooling Can Save Souls and the World
Like the Irish monks who labored to preserve the culture that was being destroyed by barbarians, so too do Catholic homeschooling parents protect and preserve the faith and Catholic traditions in modern society.
11:15am – 12:00pm
A View From Over the Hill
Susie lets you in on what she has learned after 25 years of homeschooling. Listen to fun tips for zealous, new homeschoolers; burned out, veteran homeschoolers; and homeschooler wannabes.
12:00pm – Vendor Sales/Lunch Break
1:15pm – 2:00pm
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 improving memory, learning, studiousness, and reasoning abilities.
2:30pm – 3:15pm
Help for the Desperate Homeschooler
Susie shares her success story, which involves families working together with other homeschooling families while still remaining primary educators.