Here we have archived the speakers, vendors, and schedule for 2019.
Friday, July 26, 2019
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday, July 27, 2019
9:30am to 3:30pm
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Robert A. Scott Student Center
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Mrs. Laura Berquist is the founder of Mother of Divine Grace School, a distance learning school currently serving 4700 students and providing ongoing training to parent educators. Inaugurated in 1995 with 75 students, MODG now offers various levels of classes for students and parents…
Dr. Ray Guarendi
Dr. Ray Guarendi is the father of 10 adopted children, many of whom have been homeschooled. He is a clinical psychologist, author, public speaker and nationally syndicated radio and television host. His radio show, “The Doctor Is In,” can be heard weekdays on ETWN Radio…
Mrs. Krista Thomas, wife of Sean for 25 years, mother of three, veteran homeschooling mother, and Catholic convert, embarked upon the homeschooling venture to create a more authentic domestic church…
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…
Aquinas Learning is a Catholic, classical curriculum. Cultivating wisdom and virtue by teaching students to behold truth, goodness, and beauty.
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.
We connect your Catholic homeschool to the experts. And in the spirit of the New Evangelization and in the light of Pope St. John Paul II’s teaching on the domestic church, Homeschool Connections seeks to use technology to enhance a homeschool family’s educational efforts by providing them the needed resources to achieve this endeavor. We aspire to help parents with their education of their children in two respects: (1) to provide free, informative webinars for parents; and (2) to provide affordable and engaging courses from University-level professors and practitioners for students.
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.
Mother of Divine Grace School offers a Catholic, classical approach to homeschooling. We want to meet the needs of each individual family, and we ralize that these needs will vary from family to family. Our consultants, teachers, lesson plans, materials, standardized testing, and assessments can provide families with clear educational goals, the appropriate level of support, as well as the needed structure and flexibilty.
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 is the publishing house of the Daughters of St. Paul; an international community of Sisters whose mission is to use all forms of media to communicate Jesus Christ and the Gospel. The Sisters publish for all different age levels but with a strong focus on faith-formation material for children and teens.
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 delivers educational excellence one book at a time. Build your curriculum or suplement the one you have with books kids love to read!
Friday, July 26
12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens
12:45pm – 1:30pm
Raising a 1 in 100 Child Against a Culture No Longer On Your Side
Good parents are finding themselves battling against the immoral forces of the modern culture. This presentation offers what to watch out for and how to counter those forces.
2:00pm – 2:45pm
Homeschool Socialization: Debunking the Myth
A light-hearted but factual look at the real way that homeschooling properly socializes children to function as well-rounded, moral adults. Mrs. Barrett offers encouragement and advice about how socialization really works in the Catholic homeschool.
3:15pm – 4:00pm
Navigating High School and Beyond
How can you best prepare your homeschooler for the momentous changes in this season of life? Lay the course for a better future with strategies that help your high schooler embrace unforeseen blessings, maneuver around potential pitfalls, and hold fast to the Faith!
4:30pm – 5:15pm
Marriage: Small Steps, Big Rewards
Building a better relationship with your spouse doesn’t mean learning exotic new communication techniques or rearranging your lifestyle. In fact, a few of Dr. Ray’s ten “small steps” are lessons you learned in grade school. Plus, with his “resistance rationales,” Dr. Ray helps you overcome any reluctance you might feel to taking these small steps.
6:00pm – Day Ends
Saturday, July 27
9:30am – Registration
10:00am – 10:45am
Eternal Reasons to Homeschool
Homeschooling provides an excellent education, real socialization skills (as well as valuable life skills, especially family life skills), and provides, most importantly, more opportunities to develop a relationship with God. No other educational venue provides the same opportunities for excellent formation.
11:15am – 12:00pm
Good Habits Make a Great Homeschool
Even as our houses need the occasional freshening up, so too do our habits and routines. This talk will help you discover the tools that you need to develop good habits and keep the homeschooling flowing peacefully all year.
12:00pm – Vendor Sales/Lunch Break
1:15pm – 2:00pm
What Mommy Needs: How to Give It Your All Without Giving It All Up!
Whether you’re new or seasoned in the homeschooling dynamic, there’s much to glean from Krista’s talk based on many years of up-and-down experiences. This talk will infuse hope and happiness in the homeschool lifestyle, and offer helpful strategies to help carry you through in faith, hope, and charity.
2:30pm – 3:15pm
Character Formation: Time-tested Techniques to Teach Virtues
Our goal, for ourselves and our children, is heaven. We need to form ourselves and our children to live well here and now, and to attain the vision of God in eternity. For the Catholic, this is the first end to which character formation is directed. This talk focuses on practical, time-tested techniques that help children acquire the virtues that they will need.