Here we have archived the speakers, vendors, and schedule for 2018.
Friday, July 6, 2018
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday, July 7, 2018
9:30am to 3:30pm
Grapevine Convention Center
1209 S. Main Street
Grapevine, TX 76051
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….
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. 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…
Mrs. Melissa Savage
Mrs. Melissa Savage resides in North Carolina with her husband, Jerome, and their six children.
The Savages began homeschooling after realizing the public school system would not work for their oldest, Thomas. Melissa was reluctant to homeschool because she thought she lacked what it would take…
Fr. Paul Weinberger
Father Paul was born in Dallas and, in 1989, was ordained a priest for his native diocese. His service began with three years as parochial vicar at St. Augustine Church in Dallas, then as administrator of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Grand Prairie for three months…
Angelicum Academy is a Catholic homeschool program for nursery-12th grade. We offer a complete home study curriculum and many online classes. Beginning in 9th grade our Great Books Program and Theology courses enable students to earn up to 60 college credits while in high school.
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.
Herald Entertainment is an award-winning production house dedicated to wholesome entertainment by means of animation, documentaries, music and publishing. We provide content-rich, quality media for the enjoyment of audiences of all ages thorugh the production of original material.
We are a family-owned and operated apostolate dedicated to education and evangelization. We offer a wide variety of whoelsome and orthodox books, CDs, adn DVDs for adults, teens, and children. Materials focus on family life, prayer, spirituality, and Church Teaching. Take advantage of the DISCOUNT TABLES where you will find used books and curriculum, scratch and dent, $1.00 CDs and savings up to 70% off!!!
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.
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.
Northeast Catholic College is a residential Catholic liberal arts college in New Hampshire. The College seeks through the rigorous study and discussion of primary texts through its “Great Books” liberal arts program—and through its vibrantly Catholic student life, to call students to the lifelong pursuit of intellectual and moral virtue.
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.
Sacred Heart Books & Gifts offers a variety of Catholic homeschool curriculum and supplements for all grades. We offer most of our products at 15% off retail price to help our customers save money.
See You In Heaven book, the life and writings of Rosie Gil, a homeschool mother of eight children. The book was written at the request of the Bishop of Birmingham. Her cause is being looked into. Many of Rosie’s writings on motherhood is available. The book is widely read and praised.
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).
At St. Augustine Academy Press, we believe that what children read really matters. To meet this need, we offer classic out-of-print titles portryaing Catholic virtues that both children and parents will love. We also specialize in reprinting the work of Mother Mary Loyola, author of The King of the Golden City, so that a new generation may benefit from the strength of her catechetical work as well as her unique insight into the truths of our Faith.
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.
The University of Dallas is a private, Catholic liberal arts university dedicated to developing the whole person: mind, body, soul. UD offers students a rigorous and comprehensive Core curriculum, a solid foundation for spiritual growth, an opportunity to participate in our nationally recognized study-abroad Rome Program, and a lively campus community.
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, July 6
12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens
12:45pm – 1:30pm
You’re a Better Parent Than You Think!
Anyone who works with children today is having his confidence, peace of mind, and authority undercut by widespread myths of “experts” and the media. Dr. Ray identifies several of the most pervasive of these myths, and helps moms and dads realize they are better parents and teachers than they might think.
2:00pm – 2:45pm
The Role of the Saints According to Pope St. John Paul II
Pope John Paul II stresses the importance of bringing the saints to the frontlines of daily life to help us with all of our daily tasks and routines. This talk will emphasize the importance of praying to the saints for their involvement in the seemingly mundane routines of our lives.
3:15pm – 4:00pm
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.
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 7
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
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.
12:00pm – Vendor Sales/Lunch Break
1:15pm – 2:00pm
Homeschool Expectations vs. Reality
When you start out homeschooling, you have an image of what it will be like for you and your kids. You jump on this journey and throw your whole self into it, sometimes with blinders on. What happens when your child hits a speed bump, or if your family hits potholes along this journey? How do you pull yourself back together, find your way, and form a new plan?
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.