Meet the 2017 THSC Arlington Exhibitors
A Reason For
Scripture based learning, featuring science, guided reading, handwriting, and spelling.
Christian textbooks and video program for kindergarten through grade 12.
Abiding Truth Ministry, Inc.
We sell Biblical Life Management studies from Proverbs for high school credit, along with other Bible studies and Bible based history devotions and research.
ACE-Accelerated Christian Education
A.C.E. provides a whole curriculum, diagnostically individualized to meet a student’s specific learning needs and capabilities.
Adam and Eve Family Tree
This is our 42nd year providing home school families with charts, posters, and software to help learn the Bible.
Everything greatly discounted!
AE Money Quests
Making cents of money. A life skill made fun! Financial literacy games and books kindergarten – college.
Alpha Omega Academy
AOA is an accredited online academy for grades K-12, with thousands of students enrolled worldwide.
Alpha Omega Publications
We are offering 20% off our curriculum at the convention. You can also receive a FREE AOP globe by visiting our booth.
American School offers accredited middle school and high school courses at an affordable cost.
Apologia exists to help families learn, live, and defend the Christian faith. We offer K-12 curriculum: creation-based science, biblical worldview, history/geography, online classes, language arts, encouraging resources, planners, and much more!
Barr None Music/Learn To Play
Teach music online, music books, instruments. Guitars, piano, violin, ukulele, and mandolin. More to come.
Beautiful Feet Books
Award-winning history and literature curriculum for home educators.
Classical Christian history and literature curriculum
Bilingual Books, Inc.
Publishers of workbooks, audio, and software to teach foreign languages.
BJU Press/HomeWorks by Precept
Complete preschool through 12th grade curriculum with both traditional textbooks and video classes available.
Receive 25% off BJU Press products, plus free shipping on every order! Visit the BJU Press booth for other specials and promotions and learn more about our other home school materials.
A superb selection of wonderful books; out-of-print, vintage, and current favorites.
BookShark is a complete, literature-based, homeschool curriculum developed for students ages pre-K to 16.
A discipleship ministry equipping young ladies to use their youth fully for Christ!
Celebrate Kids, Inc.
Celebrate Kids helps teachers, parents, grandparents, administrators, and those who volunteer with children understand today’s children and teens, value them, and help them use their strengths only for good and not to do harm. We do this by providing speakers, books, workshop CD’s and DVD’s, and other products.
Center for Essential Education
Educating the whole child through character building, scholastics, and craft skills.
Center for Home Education
Classes from kindergarten through high school graduation. Performing Arts program, vocal lab, improv, musicals, curriculum, community, individualized support, and a little coffee shop!
Register during the convention and earn a $100 discount! New Family Discount – first time registration with the Center for Home Education will receive $100 off the total Fall, 2017 – Spring, 2018 class tuition. Class deposits of $50 are required at time of registration.
Center for Home Education
Classes from kindergarten through high school graduation. Performing Arts program, vocal lab, improv, musicals, curriculum, community, individualized support, and a little coffee shop!
Christian Liberty Press
Full-service, accredited K-12 home school program, complete curriculum resources, and achievement testing for independent home educators.
Christian Light Education
Christian Light Education offers a complete selections of curriculum for kindergarten – grade 12.
Christian Warrior Books
Christian fantasy books and historical wooden swords.
Classical Academic Press
Classical Academic Press is an educational publishing, media, and consulting company. We seek to produce classical curricula and media with clear design and structure and incremental and systematic instruction, all with a touch of delight, creativity, and flair.
20% off and free shipping for THSC orders (excludes online products, math, and history)
Weekly classical, Christian community for families, cultivating a love for learning through a Christian worldview.
College Prep Genius
We show you how to ace standardized tests and receive free college tuition!
Free $30 upgrade on Fundamental and Expanded eCourses
Since 1984 the Quine’s have assisted parents in discipling their children according to the Biblical world view.
Resources from Heather Haupt that inspire the imagination and foster learning.
Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy
Occupational, physical, and speech therapy services.
Dallas Baptist University
The purpose of Dallas Baptist University is to provide Christ-centered quality higher education in the arts, sciences, and professional studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to traditional age and adult students in order to produce servant leaders who have the ability to integrate faith and learning through their respective callings.
Demme Learning comprises Math-U-See, Spelling You See, KinderTown, and Building Faith Families.
Texas History and other hands-on social studies curricula.
We pay the tax when you purchase one of our Discover Texas programs at the Convention!
Premier educational toys, books and games. Dedicated to helping children learn through pure play.
Bible-based parenting materials and Bible studies.
Dual Credit at Home
We provide a 49-week study plan that walks students through the process of earning dual credit for core high school or college subjects. High school subjects are completed at the college level and upon graduation, students are well on their way to earning their regionally accredited bachelor’s degrees.
20% discount on Dual Credit at Home’s Study Plans
Duke University Talent Identification Program
Identification, support services, and educational programs for academically advanced students grades 4 – 12.
Essentials In Writing
We sell grammar, writing, and literature curriculum, grades 1-12.
Etiquette Factory, The
The leader in etiquette and life skills education including accountability, responsibility, empathy, manners, and more!
$10 off the 3 Phase Learning Program
Exploration Education Science
Exploration Education offers K – 10th grade year-long, project-based, self-directed science curricula. All materials included. Interactive text (CD) with read-aloud capabilities.
Lower conference prices and free shipping
Explorer’s Bible Study
In-depth bible study curriculum.
Familyman Ministries is dedicated to encouraging home school families and reminding moms and dads of what is most important – family.
Find Me A Van
Findmeavan.com is a home school family-owned dealership that specializes in nearly new, one owner, fleet maintained, clean Carfax passenger and cargo vans. We put each van through an 88-point mechanical inspection and offer customizable 3-month to 5-year extended warranties on each vehicle. Our intent is to offer our clients the very best van at the very best price. Whether you are a large family, church, or daycare, we are here to serve our clients both locally and throughout the continental U.S.!
Flip Flop Spanish
Learn with your children in a way that works best for you ALL. From ages three to 93, Flip Flop Spanish has a life-giving, fun-filled, low-stress method for you!
Whole Family Spanish $99 ($30 off!). A full TWO YEAR program for the entire family.
Games for Special Needs/My Early Learning Box
Original, hands-on games, teaching kits, and activities for early learning and special needs.
Giles Frontier, The
We sell products to encourage simple learning activities, promote family relationships, and inspire children to find their talents.
Grace & Truth Books
Christian character-building books from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Courtship resources, parenting books, and books on Bible themes for all ages.
Greater Than I Ministries provides worldview teaching resources for parents, teens, churches, and home study groups. Our primary resource is our Thinking Like a Christian video series, a 12-subject, 14-hour, in-depth study for the purpose of better equipping the saints for the work of the ministry (Eph. 4:11-12) so that we will not be deceived or led astray by the toxic ideas of the world.
Hank the Cowdog
Hank the Cowdog books, audios, and more!
Heart of Dakota
Complete home school curriculum.
HEART of Texas
HEART of Texas is the north Texas regional home school support organization, providing information, education resources, training, and events for families and support group leaders.
Door prize drawings held throughout the weekend, including two $25 Convention gift certificates for any vendor at the THSC Convention in Arlington.
High School Math Live
High School Math Live offers live and interactive classes that meet online twice weekly. Our teachers have degrees in mathematics and education certification. Courses include Pre-Algebra through AP Calculus AB. We offer excellence, feedback, and accountability. Let us be your family’s math solution!
Historical Conquest, LLC
This is an educational card game that teaches history, geography, and more while the player enjoys an epic adventure.
Join our tournament! Learn how to play and compete in many games with other students for world domination or world peace. Winners will receive a great gift to be announced at the tournament. This is the fastest growing educational game in the world. Come try it out!
Homegrown Preschooler, The
The Homegrown Preschooler is dedicated to providing books, curriculum, and educational tools for young learners. The latest brain research continues to confirm that beginning with a hands-on approach enables children to progress easily to more complex subject matter. We give you the tools to ensure that your child has a rich and enjoyable childhood while growing in knowledge and character.
Homeschool Moms’ Winter Summit
A unique event designed to REFRESH, RENEW and RESTORE the home school mom’s heart!
Convention Special – $79 registration for a weekend of encouragement at the Homeschool Moms’ Winter Summit!
In The Gap, Inc.
In The Gap is a ministry dedicated to inspiring, empowering, and impacting the next generation of leaders. We give young people ages 15 – 25 the opportunity to develop communication skills and obtain experience teaching children.
Institute for Creation Research
The Institute for Creation Research is devoted to uncovering the science that confirms biblical creation.
Institute for Excellence in Writing
Andrew Pudewa’s award-winning writing curriculum Teaching Writing: Structure and Style and other writing helps. Literature, grammar, and spelling programs for home-educating families.
Interactive CLEP and AP Prep
Earn up to 34 college, math, and science credits with expert video instruction, video solutions, Q&A email support, and a biblical foundation.
MSRP $39 – Sale $29
Kingdom Code, The – JOEYS Educational Systems, Inc.
Selling an innovative program that teaches money management and entrepreneurial skills for kids.
We will be having a Give Away Contest in our booth of an Amazon Fire and a yearly subscription to Amazon Prime. (The drawing will take place in the last hour of the Convention and you do not have to be present to win.) We will announce the winner on our Facebook, The Kingdom Code, after the Convention.
La Clase Divertida (The FUN Class!)
Spanish curriculum on DVD/CD for ages 4-14 and high school Spanish 1,2,and 3, live and interactive online through video teleconferencing.
Lamp and Quill Bible Curriculum
LQI provides application-oriented Bible studies, allowing all ages to study together book by book.
Character building literature and audio dramas.
Any four dramatic audios for $79.
Logic of English
Logic of English curriculum is designed to teach reading, writing, spelling, phonics, and grammar to students of all ages in a fun, logical, systematic way.
Lumindeo is a non-profit production company that produces quality entertainment.
Master Books® is the world’s largest publisher of creation-based material for all ages including apologetics, home school resources, reference titles, and quality children’s literature. It is one of New Leaf Publishing Group’s three imprints.
Masters University, The
Offering dual enrollment and college enrollment.
Classical Christian education for all ages. Complete curriculum packages for junior Kindergarten through 10th grade.
Free Shipping on any purchase.
Miller Pads & Paper
Miller Pads & Paper sells a variety of educational supplies and supplemental materials including: paper, art supplies, educational toys, educational games, and a large variety of educational supplies to meet your home schooling needs.
Nature’s Workshop Plus
Science, education, and fun in that order. A wide variety of educational (and fun) supplies.
The mission of the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA) is to promote excellence in communications through competitive opportunities where home school students develop the skills necessary to think critically and communicate effectively in order to address life issues from a biblical worldview in a manner that glorifies God. In keeping with its mission statement, the NCFCA has developed a Philosophy and Vision Statement to guide league activities.
Nest Family Entertainment
World renowned animated stories from the Bible & Hero Classics DVDs and curriculum.
Over half off Nest Collections with amazing bonuses! WE ALWAYS BEAT COMPANY PRICES! You will always get tremendous discounts and specials.
Novare Science & Math
Mastery-based science curriculum and resources for middle and high school.
Olive Tree Homeschool Resources
Hebrew language, Biblical feasts curriculum and resources, Bibles, Biblical studies, Hebrew roots, Israel, children’s books, and DVD’s.
Owlegories is a faith-based animated series and app that teaches kids about God’s word and His creation.
30% off Owlegories DVDs, Volumes 1-5
Bosch mixers, grain grinders, cookbooks, bakeware, and consumables.
We equip families to draw their way through the Bible, plus many Bible memory resources.
Positive Action Bible Curriculum
The Bible is God’s self revelation, so our studies are written to magnify His majesty, His works, and His nature. In each passage, students are encouraged to look for how God reveals Himself, then delve into context, language, culture, and application. We offer comprehensive preK – 12th grade Bible curriculum.
Our mix of family-friendly and wholesome entertainment includes movies for all ages, kid’s animated titles, documentaries, how-to’s, hobbies, educational, health and fitness, sports, outdoors and travel, plus many inspirational and devotional titles. It’s all delivered in the highest resolution possible and with a user-friendly viewing experience. We provide a wholesome viewing experience for your entire family that is fun, entertaining, inspirational, and educational.
We sell a wide-range of games for all ages and educational supplies for K-12.
Real Reading Company
Provides proven curriculum for struggling and beginning students. Reading and Spelling, Pure & Simple.
Book is available at the convention for a reduced price – only for attendees.
Our vision at Real Science-4-Kids is to help every child learn, understand, and use scientific facts and ideas to solve real-world problems. Our program introduces and then builds upon the basic building blocks students need in order to apply scientific thought and methods to answer real-world questions. We want the Real Science-4-Kids curriculum to reach every child so they can discover that it is possible for them to change the world through science.
RightStart Mathematics by Activities for Learning, Inc.
Free shipping to be offered to customers. 15% discount on all orders.
Rod & Staff – Christian Education Ministries
Publishers of school curriculum in all major subjects.
10% discount on all school curriculum
Samaritan Ministries members are a group of believers that have come together in Biblical community to help bear one another’s medical burdens without the use of health insurance.
Scripture Memory Fellowship
Systematic scripture memorization tools for all ages including the SMF App.
Free three books on Scripture memorization for every family. Just mention this offer when you visit our booth!
Sewing Basket, The
Books, kits, patterns, and notions for beginning/intermediate/advanced sewing and quilting, plus 18″ doll accessories.
Sharing Great Health
Nutrition curriculum and educational books and resources for the home schooling family. Exhibiting at home school conferences for 26 years.
ShillerMath: Montessori at Home
Montessori-based, multi-sensory math and language arts with diagnostic testing, songs, manipulatives, and family downloads of replacement consumables.
Enjoy free shipping and incredible convention discounts on ShillerMath language arts and math kits, plus additional multi-kit discounts of $25 off any two kits or $50 off any three kits.
Shormann Interactive Math
College preparatory self-paced courses featuring expert video instruction, automated grading, video solutions, Q&A email support, and a biblical foundation. Includes preparation for the newly redesigned PSAT and SAT, as well as ACT, CLEP, and AP exams.
MSRP $139 – Sale $119
Shurley Instructional Materials, Inc.
Concrete, interactive, engaging. Learn how SHURLEY creates a Language Arts foundation that lasts a lifetime.
Simply Charlotte Mason
Enjoyable curriculum, living books, and enriching fine arts for a Charlotte Mason-style education.
With more than 100 award-winning products that support the needs of today’s kids, parents, and teachers, SimplyFun games are repeatedly recognized for their unique and easy to learn concepts, interactive components, and specific skill–building features. SimplyFun games meet the educational needs of children in language development, math, critical thinking, spatial reasoning, and more. Plus, the games are fun for the whole family – an award–winning combination.
Singapore Math® Live
Support for home school families who use Singapore Math® curriculum, Primary Math 1- Primary Math 6.
Smoothing the Way
Smoothing the Way began in 1999 as a monthly support group for those new to home schooling. Since then it has experienced many changes in format, but the heart of Smoothing the Way remains mentoring parents who want to teach their children at home. Through teacher training material, convention counseling, and private consultation, our mission is to equip and encourage parents in the rewarding but often daunting task of home schooling.
Odyssey, Jim Weiss, Your Story Hour audio CD’s. Readers and Bio’s and history curriculum.
Odyssey’s – $16.95, 2-4 $15.95 each, 5 or more $15 each.
Jim Weiss CD’s – $12 each, 5 or more $11 each.
Hundreds of Who, What, Where is/was books – $3.99 each, 10 or more $3.75, and 25 or more $3.50 each.
Sonlight is a literature-based, full-scope, preschool – grade 12 curriculum.
Southern Science Supply
Magnify what you do with the MicroSight Dlite and ProScope Microscopes. These magnificent microscopes are available in USB, WiFi, and portable models and will allow you to see the world in brilliant detail. Many accessories are available for each model as well as unique specimen observation kits and lesson plan booklets. Come scope us out!
SumBlox, a new, incredibly fun way to teach kids math.
Math curriculum specifically designed for home schoolers. Math 3 through precalculus.
TeenPact Leadership Schools
TeenPact Leadership Schools train 8 to 19 year olds to understand the political process, value their liberty, defend the Christian faith, and engage the culture—at a time of life when, typically, they are not interested in such things. The Texas TeenPact State Capitol class in Austin and national alumni events are “changing lives to change the world.”
Texas Christian Homeschool Prom
Texas Christian Homeschool Prom is a non-profit organization that provides a fabulous prom experience to home schoolers in the north Texas area and surrounding states.
Texas Tech University
Texas Tech has more than 32,000 students pursuing 150 degree programs through 11 colleges. Our alumni have governed states, flown space missions, and won Grammys and Pulitzers.
Total Language Plus
Total Language Plus is a comprehensive Language Arts Program for grades 3-12.
Trim Healthy Mama
Trim Healthy Mama is more than a nutrition book, although you’ll be armed with knowledge that will revolutionize your life. It is more than a recipe book, although you will find hundreds of quick and tasty recipes to satisfy your family and trim your waistline at the same time. Serene and Pearl coach you all the way through to freedom from food restriction and excess pounds. They go far beyond food and talk exercise, how to balance your hormones, and how to keep the fire alive in your marriage relationship.
University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington is a public research university located in Arlington, Texas. The campus is in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area and is adjacent to downtown Arlington.
Usborne Books & More
Educational children’s books.
VideoText Interactive Math
VideoText Interactive Homeschool Math is an educational materials company, specializing in multi-sensory programs for middle and high school mathematics (Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry/Trigonometry).
WallBuilders & Patriot Academy
An entertaining approach to civics education and elite leadership training for the next generation.
Why-Games sells over 500 different family-safe board and card games useful for educating and for family bonding.
Engaging writing and grammar resources to help parents teach writing with confidence (kindergarten – high school).
Publishers of the number one, best-selling Christian Heroes: Then & Now/Heroes of History Biography Series.
Friday, May 12 9:30 am
When It Comes to Learning Another Language,There Is No Magic Pill
With all the new technology that is available today, please don’t fall for the false mantra, ”there’s an app for that,” when trying to learn
another language. In this workshop, Señor Gamache will explore the
different methods of language acquisition, if and why they work, and even
more important, why they don’t work. Before you spend money on a program,
please come join us to discuss the options that are available, including the
important elements of age appropriateness, time requirements, teacher
involvement, and effectiveness.
Exhibitor: la Clase Divertida (The FUN Class!)
Presenter: Dale Gamache
Raising Boys to Be Gentlemen
Parents, this is such an important workshop if you are raising boys and girls! We’ve got to do all that we can to help our boys understand that these life skills will directly impact every part of their life, both personally and professionally. These skills change lives and contribute to happier, healthier, and more stable relationships. These skills are essential for true success. However, we also must ensure that our daughters know what a gentleman looks like so they will know how to find one someday. Dads, you will be so grateful you attended this.
Exhibitor: The Etiquette Factory
Presenter: Monica Irvine
Building Christian Character
A discussion of the interfacing relationship between education and child rearing. Home schooling mother and advisor Amanda Lancaster shares practical advice on how to use the “windows” of opportunity in a child’s learning and development to build their character as well as to teach academic skills. She will include a brief presentation on how to use the Building Christian Character curriculum for both child training and education.
Exhibitor: Center for Essential Education
Presenter: Amanda Lancaster
The Positive Value of Play
Has your child ever struggled with a concept or social skill? Are you looking for new ways to overcome these challenges in your family? Perhaps the answer is much simpler than suspected! Play changes everything! During this workshop, Sara Yezefski will present the positive impacts that play brings to family life and learning. Join her for some fun activities and important takeaways that will make a difference in your family.
Sponsor: Simply Fun
Presenter: Sara Yezefski
Friday, May 12 10:45 a.m.
5 Training Tips for Success in the Marathon of Homeschooling
Homeschooling is a marathon- it doesn’t happen in a day, a week, a month, or even a year or two. Since God recruited us for this demanding yet exhilarating race, He will provide the teammates, equipment, and encouragement specifically needed to run our race with endurance. Planning and tweaking are essential for reaching our training goals. 1 Corinthians 3:9 reminds us that we are “co-laborers” with God. Thus, with God coaching our families, we will be strengthened to make the necessary sacrifices to coach our children alongside Him: leading them through the long training miles and across the finish line, enjoying the race and all the perks that accompany being on God’s team.
Exhibitor: Classical Conversations
Teach Kids How to Make and Manage Money… God’s Way!
Introducing The Kingdom Code. Discover dynamic, innovative tools to equip your children with money management skills and a code of integrity. Learn how this amazing program can easily fit into your schedule, develop Godly character traits, essential life skills, and teach students how to build a business and manage money successfully.
Exhibitor: The Kingdom Code – JOEYS Educational Systems
Presenter: Louanne Marshall
Write the Word
When our children learn to speak, it is by imitating the syllables we repeat. When they learn to use a fork, to properly clean a bathroom, and to be courteous, it is because they imitate what they see. The same is true for proper penmanship. Like all disciplines, penmanship is mastered by practice, and what better words to practice writing than the Holy Word of God? Long before you and I were quoting the Charlotte Mason method or the benefits of a classical education, painters learned by copying master works, aspiring writers copied masterpieces of literature, and those desiring to be maestros learned from great composers. The benefits of copy work are widely applauded by home, secular, and parochial educators. Laura Macfarlan will challenge parents to instill a passion for the Word of God in their children by encouraging them to write the Word. Come learn how to choose what they should write, ensuring passages are grade appropriate and incorporating ideal letter combinations for handwriting mastery.
Exhibitor: A Reason For
Presenter: Laura Macfarlan
What You Need to Know About Starting Home Schooling in Five Simple Steps
Starting to home school can be intimidating, overwhelming, even scary. In this workshop, we want to break down the mystery of what’s involved to five simple steps in order to help you find a way to start home schooling with confidence.
Sponsor: Alpha Omega Publications
Presenter: Emily Fort
Friday, May 12, 2:15 p.m.
Parents, Your Worldview Is Vital – Your Kids Are Watching!
The church in America is being pummeled because Christians have not been taught to battle the ideas that are confusing and corrupting our children and our nation. We cannot model what we have not learned ourselves. This workshop will show you how to quickly and effectively develop and model a powerful, biblical worldview.
Exhibitor: Greater Than I Ministries
Presenter: Roger Wheelock
Math-U-Hate Becomes Math-U-Love With Math-U-See
Math-U-See’s unique instructional approach using simple but powerful manipulatives, videos, and textbooks helps students master math concepts and fundamental skills. Our manipulatives are used to represent abstract math concepts to be represented in clear, relatable ways. Come see how even reluctant mathematicians can help children develop a positive relationship with math.
Presenter: Sue Wachter
Slaying the Cram-Pass-Forget Dragon
Most students get through their science and other courses by following the Cram-Pass-Forget cycle. Students cram for tests, pass them, and then forget most of what they crammed in just a few weeks. Instead of cramming and forgetting, students should learn, master, and retain what they have learned. This requires both the teacher and the students to make significant changes in the ways they approach the tasks of teaching, testing, practicing, and studying. Methods that promote the Cram-Pass-Forget cycle must be eliminated through pedagogy, based on more effective methods and a more sensible classroom dynamic.
Exhibitor: Novare Science & Math
Presenter: Jeffrey Mays
Ask Better Questions
There is more to questioning than simply asking children to recall facts. Questioning should arouse interest, stimulate critical thinking, encourage commentary, and inspire ideas. Can you design effective questions in the midst of your daily home school routine? Learn how intentionality and practice can help you think past literal questions and learn to ask better thinking questions—whether teaching, on a field trip, or at the grocery store!
Sponsor: BJU Press
Presenter: Evanna Walker
Friday, May 12, 3:30 p.m.
H.E.L.P.! Hope in Educating Your Child With Learning Problems, Using RightStart Math
Teaching is not for the faint of heart. Mix in a child with learning challenges and you may end up becoming very discouraged and possibly ready to throw in the towel. Be encouraged, you are NOT alone. Whether your child has been diagnosed with a learning challenge or simply doesn’t ‘get’ math, RightStart Math can help. In this workshop, you will learn some teaching strategies and techniques that will help children with learning challenges.
Exhibitor: RightStart Mathematics by Activities for Learning, Inc.
Presenter: Debbie Oberste
Naturally Unlock Your Child’s Learning Potential
Debra Raybern, ND, MH, CNC, ICA, home school veteran, and 22-year health and wellness educator shares amazing tips on how every school day can be filled with learning and great health. Discover an easy way to unlock your child’s learning potential, boost memory, avoid sick days, and more. We will cover topics such as: five brain foods and nutrients, four learning personalities for school, three amazing immune boosters, and does aromatherapy belong in the classroom.
Exhibitor: Sharing Great Health
Presenter: Debra Raybern
Free College at Your Fingertips
Are you ready to make $500 an hour? Although it
sounds too good to be true, it’s possible to earn this much in scholarships for college. Author Jean Burk will teach you two important concepts: how to get into the college of your choice and how to find the scholarships to pay for it. You will learn methods of
receiving substantial scholarships that go beyond tuition and may include room and board, graduate school, and money to study abroad! Unlock the keys to finding free college at your fingertips!
Exhibitor: College Prep Genius
Presenter: Jean Burk
Health Care Needs Met Without Insurance
Join more than 68,000 Christian households, sharing more than $23,000,000 in medical needs every month through Samaritan Ministries’ Biblical, non-insurance approach to health care that has existed for over 22 years.
Sponsor: Samaritan Ministries
Presenter: Brian Estell
Saturday, May 13 9:30 a.m.
How to Earn a Bachelor’s Degree During High School
Your student has the amazing opportunity to begin, or even complete, their college degree while still in high school. If you’re ready to explore college options for your teen, come hear Becky explain how your student can bypass traditional college courses while earning their degree debt free. She’ll share how they’ve accomplished this in their family and give you a plan to get your teen started on the path to college graduation!
Exhibitor: Dual Credit at Home
Presenter: Becky Muldrow
Experience Excellence in Writing
Discover award-winning Excellence in Writing, a method of teaching composition that really works. Using this program, students of all ages will learn to write stories, reports, and essays with style. This workshop will give you an overview of the program and show you how you can get started.
Exhibitor: Institute for Excellence in Writing
Presenter: Chardell Novotny
Are You Smarter Than a 2nd Grader? Math Skills in the Early Years!
Students in Singapore consistently outscore every other country on mathematics tests. Their curriculum teaches problem solving at a whole new level, and the majority of their students excel in math – not just the gifted few. The Singapore Math® curriculum develops incredible skills and teaches students to think mathematically. With Singapore Math®, you’ll be amazed at what your student will achieve. And with SingaporeMath® Live support, you’ll confidently help them every step of the way!
Exhibitor: Singapore Math® Live
Presenter: Brenda Barnett
Why Story Is the Only Thing That Matters
Story telling is the single most influential tool on the planet; it wins elections, attracts the largest audiences, and changes cultures overnight. Those who tell the best stories rule the world, but is it in your educational plan?
Presenter: Chason Laing
Saturday, May 13 10:45 am
Home Schooling With Scripture Memory
Make Scripture memorization a rewarding part of your home school journey. Discover why Scripture memory is still important and how to make it fun for the whole family!
Exhibitor: Scripture Memory Fellowship
Presenter: Dakota & Laura Lynch
Home Schooling Through Suffering
Suffering can take many forms, and most home school families will be affected at some point by illness, special needs, divorce, death, or despair. Understanding how to make adjustments and flow through these seasons of life is not only helpful, but can ultimately bring families closer to Christ.
Exhibitor: Memoria Press
Presenter: Mary Kaufman
Dyslexia? Autism? ADHD? Spelling and Comprehension Problems? WE HAVE ANSWERS!
Reading and Spelling Pure & Simple Phonics-Based Lessons For Elementary, Teen, and Adult Students – shorter version: Learning Disabilities? We have answers!
Learn simple steps you can take to avoid or overcome learning disabilities when you use the new, proven, and award-winning curriculum, Reading and Spelling Pure & Simple. This workshop explains how we learn to read and spell with a brief discussion of recent research and how these lessons will change the way your student processes information in the brain. Learn why some students dislike or struggle with reading – including but not limited to those with learning disabilities (comprehension and spelling deficits, dyslexia, ADHD, autism spectrum, dysgraphia, and ESL). Parents can be confident that their children will be good readers who have comprehension skills, a strong vocabulary, and the ability to spell accurately. The curriculum, which consists of 90 lessons, is all-inclusive and complete; there are no additional worksheets or yearly levels to purchase. Leave this workshop knowing how to relax with and guide your student so that reading is easy – the way it was meant to be.
Exhibitor: Real Reading Company
Presenter: Deede Cauley
Exhibitor: Dive Interactive
Saturday, May 13 2:15 pm
Connect With a Unique Local Home School Community!
If you want to be part of an authentic, unique community offering social events, activities, and home school support, we are the community you have been looking for! Come listen to our students, teachers, and regular home school parents showcase what they love about our community, and be entertained by students from our inspiring theatre program. We offer classes from K-12 in a myriad of core subjects and electives. Whether you are just starting or have been home schooling for years, stop in, join the fun, and check out all we have to offer your family!
Exhibitor: The Center for Home Education
Presenter: Donna Jones & Company
Learning Brain Regions Can Help You Teach World Regions!
Learning any subject material can be made significantly easier when we understand and take advantage of how the Lord has designed our brains! This is a very user-friendly workshop for any home schooling parent. It sheds light on specific brain regions in order to help parents/educators make the most efficient use of their time, while building great relationships with their children/students. The Visualize World Geography method illustrates practical teaching techniques derived from brain research.
Exhibitor: Visualize World Geography
Presenter: Theresa A. Blain
Learning and Teaching Spanish (Or Any Foreign Language) in “Home School World”: the Nitty Gritty
What do I actually need to do, what do I actually need to have, how do I start, and what will I know at the end? Seminar given by former public school teacher, seasoned by more than 1000 students over 20 years of teaching.
Exhibitor: Flip Flop Spanish
Presenter: Suzanne Gose
UT-Arlington Admissions Information
The University of Texas at Arlington is one of the most diverse, dynamic, and innovative colleges in the state of Texas. Come learn about the admissions standards, popular programs, student involvement, and what it takes to be a Maverick!
Presenter: Eric Mason
Saturday, May 13, 3:30 pm
What Is Happening With America and What You Can Do About It
The importance of raising sons, who will be the leaders of the next generation, to live “all out” for Christ.
Exhibitor: ALERT Academy
Presenter: Phillip Vanderford
Raising up World Changers
In a time filled with uncertainty, it is critical that godly young people are willing to escape the ordinary and stand as beacons of light in this dark world. Corporate, political, and spiritual circles are searching for a generation of leaders willing to break out of their comfort zone and attempt great things for God. Families are also in desperate conditions without individuals who know what they believe and have the ability communicate effectively. Chad will clearly share the need for young leaders and empower you to raise up a generation that is passionate about making a difference. Help the next generation understand what they believe and why it is so important! Come learn how to equip and inspire your children to use their talents in ways that will count for eternity!
Exhibitor: In The Gap
Presenter: Chad Christiansen
How to Make Learning Meaningful, Memorable, and Fun
Are you tired of coaxing less-than-enthusiastic students to complete their assignments? Do your children struggle to recall the lessons they’ve learned? Instead of the home schooling adventure you imagined, have your days devolved into the drudgery of recreating traditional school at home, copying the same old methods, and winding up with the same frustrating results? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it’s time to re-imagine the education process! You CAN create learning experiences for your family that will inspire, interest, and ignite imagination. Learn specific ways you can launch your students to a lifetime learning adventure that is meaningful, memorable, and fun!
Exhibitor: Discover Texas
Presenter: Lynn Dean
PARENTS OF BEGINNING READERS (Preschool Through Second Grade)
Reading and Spelling Pure & Simple: Phonics-Based Lessons for Elementary, Teen, and Adult Students
Parents want the assurance that they are creating good readers with excellent comprehension skills, a strong vocabulary, and the ability to spell. This workshop will explain how students learn to read and spell. Simply put, research shows that good readers process information using the language and vision area of the brain; poor readers, by comparison, use the area of the brain that involves memorization. Poor readers “read” by recalling memorized words and guessing at the words they have not yet memorized. Come understand the reading process so you can have confidence in your selection of curriculum and gain insight into how to avoid or lessen the effect of learning disabilities. You will also learn about the award-winning curriculum, Reading and Spelling Pure & Simple. You will understand why it is structured the way it is and how it works.
Exhibitor: Real Reading Company
Presenter: Deede Cauley
Exhibitor Workshop Presenters
Brenda Barnett, home school mom since 2001, has a B.S. in mathematics and taught AP Calculus in Texas public schools. However, it wasn’t until she taught her four children using the Singapore Math® curriculum that she learned to think mathematically. As the founder of both Singapore Math® Live and High School Math Live, Brenda has nationwide influence in the home school community. She is thrilled to help families provide their children with an excellent mathematics education. Brenda and Brent live in Houston, have two home school graduates/college students (including a National Merit Scholar), and continue to home school their other two children.
Theresa A. Blain
Theresa A. Blain, a Christian, veteran homeschooling mom, and author of the Visualize World Geography Curriculum, received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Chicago. She believes that when we provide our students with meaningful, enjoyable learning experiences that produce successful outcomes, while always keeping God in the equation, they will gain confidence in their capacity to learn, and to overcome life’s challenges.
Jean Burk is on a mission to help you get your kids free college, and she knows what she’s talking about. Both of her children were home schooled and earned incredible scholarships that included free college, room and board, study abroad stipends, free grad school, and free law school, all because of their high standardized test scores. Since that time, Jean has taught tens of thousands of students how to ace these tests all over the USA and the world. She is a sought-after speaker who equips and educates families on how to navigate the waters of college prep. She is the author of the award-winning College Prep Genius program and is a frequent Fox News contributor who has been featured on numerous television networks, radio shows, and has been published in various magazines.
DEEDE HINCKLEY CAULEY, creator of the highly successful curriculum, READING AND SPELLING PURE & SIMPLE, will be the workshop presenter. Ms. Cauley drew from her years of experience as an FBI Special Agent, teacher, and professional counselor in designing this reading program. Her method is research-based and distills the process of teaching reading into simple, manageable steps. Students of all ages and abilities learn to read quickly and with mastery. These are “can’t miss” reading workshops!
Chad serves as the Executive Director of In The Gap and works to maintain a Christ-centered culture, a learning environment, and a spiritually vibrant atmosphere for the In The Gap staff and Leaders in Training. Chad worked with Character First! Education in Oklahoma City for over six years before founding his own organization. He has also traveled to seven different countries serving with various children’s programs. He has a strong desire to see young people become leaders by training them in developing personal character. Chad believes that as young people learn to apply good character in their lives, they will be positive role-models for the next generation.
Chad and his wife Alissa founded In The Gap, Inc., in the summer of 2010 to stem the tide of negative influences pervading our culture today and to lay a foundation of truth for the next generation. Their organization accomplishes this primarily by teaching character, facilitating after-school Bible clubs, and training young adults to be world changers. Over the years, Chad has helped train 400+ young adults in communication, leadership, and teaching skills. Last year In The Gap worked with over 11,000 intercity children and desires to continue serving God in the future.
Lynn Dean is a veteran home school mom, speaker, and curriculum designer. She is passionate about discovery learning, Socratic teaching, individualized study, godly leadership, and awesome teenagers. She enjoys helping home school parents create hands-on activities that make learning an adventure. In 2000 she created Discover Texas to fill the need for an age-integrated, hands-on history curriculum for the great state of Texas. In 2015 she launched HandsOnHomeschoolResources.com to develop age-integrated, hands-on programs for other subjects.
Brian Estell, home schooling father of six, has taught in Christian education for 17 years. He and his wife Carla have a creation ministry called The Stone’s True Story (www.stonestruestory.org) and have traveled some 48 states, along with their children. For 19 years they have been Samaritan Ministries members, and now Brian works for Samaritan Ministries International, located in Peoria, IL.
A strong advocate for homeschooling, Emily Fort was homeschooled herself and worked at Alpha Omega Publications for a number of years before marrying, moving to Texas and starting a family.
Dale Gamache is retiring from the public school system after 35 years teaching the Spanish language…⁄¡VIVA! …He has taught elementary, middle and high school students in the Volusia County , FL school system including the past 30 years at Seabreeze High. Señor Gamache and his family established their own private Spanish language after-school program where they taught public, private, and home school children in the Daytona Beach, Florida area. They have instructed hundreds of elementary and middle school students in these after-school programs. They developed the LA CLASE DIVERTIDA DVD curriculum in 1999 while teaching these classes. Their program has reached tens of thousands of families all over the World. He and his wife Robin have also developed a survival Spanish computer program in conjunction with the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes with a focus on missions for adults. Sr. Gamache instructs high school students from all over the country live (NOT virtual) thru internet classrooms for HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH I, II and III credit.
Sr. Gamache has been a featured speaker on Foreign Language Acquisition at both homeschool and public school conventions throughout the country.
Dale and his wife Robin live in the Daytona Beach area and have one daughter, Erin (Jason) and a grandson Jensen born in 2014.
Monica Irvine, President and creator of The Etiquette Factory, LLC, is a master motivator and dedicated instructor who loves to help children and adults see the benefits and rewards of having proper etiquette, mastering professionalism and excelling in social skills. As a Certified Etiquette Instructor and working in the hospitality industry for 26 years, Mrs. Irvine specializes in etiquette and professional instruction to help ensure the success of each individual both personally and professionally.
Mrs. Irvine is the published author of four books on etiquette including Etiquette for Beginners, Etiquette Intermediate, Etiquette Masters and Raising a Generation of Ladies and Gentlemen. In addition, Mrs Irvine authors several monthly columns in national publications. She is also the author of A Schedule Makes for a Happy Family. Mrs Irvine is a national speaker, speaking to thousands of parents, educators and children every year.
Residing in Knoxville, TN with her husband as a retired homeschool teacher, Mrs. Irvine spends her free time playing tennis, running and enjoying her family of three boys and a granddaughter. You may contact Mrs. Irvine at monica@TheEtiquetteFactory.com or via her two websites at www.TheEtiquetteFactory.com and www.BusinessEtiquetteStandards.com
Donna Jones & Company
Donna Jones is the Director and Owner of the Center for Home Education. She has a MSSW (Master of Science in Social Work), and spent almost six years with CPS and another six years with MHMR where she served as the Clinical Supervisor of the outpatient mental health program. She began homeschooling in 1997 after the birth of her third child — at the time she had a five year old, a three year old, and a newborn. She continued to home school all of her children through graduation. Her last child graduated in 2016, concluding 20 years of home educating her own children.
Mary earned her master’s degree from New York University and worked in the neuro-developmental unit of a New York City hospital before having children. She fell into home schooling and then fell into Texas. In order to get needed medical and therapeutic intervention for her two oldest children (one of whom was autistic, the other with multiple medical issues), she and her husband left the East Coast and moved to the Dallas area. Thankful for the home schooling freedom Texas offers, they decided to put down permanent roots. When not in doctors’ offices or hospital waiting rooms, she lives in Fairview with her husband and three children.
Chason is an avid writer, filmmaker, and snowboarder. Home schooled through high school, he received his B.A. from Ouachita Baptist University and a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary. In 2012 he and his father launched lumindeo.org, a non-profit film company. He lives in Arlington with his wife Cassie who is expecting their fourth child in May, and together they home school their three other miscreant children who are probably tracking mud through the house right now. Follow Chason on Twitter & Instagram @lumindeo.
Dakota & Laura Lynch
Dakota and Laura Lynch serve full-time at Scripture Memory Fellowship, promoting Scripture memorization and developing support tools. Dakota began memorizing in 9th grade after realizing Scripture memorization deserved prioritization in his life. Laura grew up memorizing in Awana, youth quizzing, and the National Bible Bee. Married in 2016, they now work together at SMF, Dakota as the IT & Communications Manager and Laura as the Office Manager. The Lynches reside in Mesquite, Texas, near Dallas.
Laura Macfarlan holds a Master of Accountancy with a concentration in taxation from Virginia Tech. She is a CPA, adjunct instructor of business at John Brown University, and has operated a sole proprietorship tax practice for 30 years. Laura is the mother of four adult children, all of whom she home educated for 20 years. Laura writes, speaks, and teaches through her non-profit, Cross My Heart Ministry. A popular speaker at women’s events and conferences, she has a passion for encouraging others to love God and His Word.
Louanne Marshall is a home school mom of seven. She began teaching her children at home in 1987, a pioneer in the home school movement. Three of her grown children have attained bachelor degrees, and the others are working toward their degrees. She still home schools her youngest, who is a junior in high school, and is also home schooling two of her grandchildren. Louanne has participated and taken leadership positions in various home school groups through the years. She has also spoken at conferences, encouraging other home school families on their journey. Louanne has a heart for teaching, but more than that, her desire is to build strong families and encourage them toward working together in ministry and in finding a family business. While raising her seven children, their family had a handbell ministry, raised standard poodles, and participated in a Christmas boutique every year. These experiences, along with home schooling, brought their family closer together and opened doors of opportunity that helped shape the way her children live today.
Eric Mason is an admissions counselor with the University of Texas at Arlington that oversees home schooled students and their families. He earned a Master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Bachelor’s in History from Bradley University. A native of Illinois, he enjoys running, reading, and hiking with his two dogs in his free time.
Jeffrey Mays is part of the team of brothers heading up Novare Science & Math. Besides overseeing customer services and marketing, Jeffrey is a writer and conference speaker. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Baylor University and a master’s from Covenant Theological Seminary. Jeffrey has been a pastor and has also taught middle school and high school science, history, math, Bible, and apologetics. He is an avid reader and is interested in advocating the harmony and compatibility between science and Christian faith. Jeffrey has been married for 25 years and has four adult children.
Becky Muldrow, married to Gene for 34 years and mom to 10 great kids ages 12-30, loves to share the alternative approach to traditional college that their kids have taken as they have earned their accredited college degrees during high school by doing college-level studies at home. This has enabled their home school graduates to enter graduate school debt free. After writing the Study Plans that walk students through this process, she now enjoys coaching students across the US! At Dual Credit at Home, she provides families with free resources to compile both a four-year-plan and a professional high school transcript, along with offering the Study Plans to students seeking a viable alternative to the time-consuming and costly college years.
Chardell Novotny is a home school veteran of 26 years. As an education major, Chardell became one of IEW’s biggest fans when she witnessed first-hand the captivating and masterful way that Andrew Pudewa teaches the complexity of writing and makes it simple. She has been busy writing and teaching these concepts ever since through workshops and classes, guiding families through a program that truly works!
Debbie and her husband Chris have been married for 27 years and have been blessed with 6 children. In 1993, led by the Lord, she started the journey of educating her children at home; four have since graduated. Her children present a wide range of talent and challenge, which has kept Debbie “on her knees” seeking the best ways to help them. Despite the challenges, she still believes educating your child at home is one of the best and most difficult decisions a parent will make. She does what she can to come alongside parents to encourage and empower them to do the best job possible. Her oldest daughter is now married and has blessed her with three grandbabies. Debbie is looking forward to helping home educate the next generation.
Christian Naturopath, Master Herbalist, Certified Nutritional Counselor, author, and speaker, Debra Raybern has been sharing natural health care solutions using traditional naturopathic and herbal remedies in conjunction with proper body system specific nutrition since 1992. She has been a contributing writer for several publications such as Countryside, Home School Digest, This Old Schoolhouse, The Link, and An Encouraging Word. Debra is a popular speaker at expos, trade shows, church and civic groups, midwifery and home school conferences, speaking on the power and benefits of God’s plants as natural alternatives, nutrition, family health, and more.
Sue has been serving the homeschooling community for 28 years. She owned an educational supply store and specialized in assisting families with curriculum choices. She has been working with Math-U-See for 23 years and has a desire to impact parents’ and students’ lives in a positive way.
Evanna Walker has been involved in teaching children to love books for over 35 years. After earning a degree in elementary education in 1981, she taught in traditional classrooms and wrote educational curriculum until she found her niche teaching home schooled children through BJU Press Distance Learning. For the past 20 years, she has had the unique privilege of teaching thousands of students around the world, recording nearly 2000 different video lessons for K-5 through 6th grade students. Using humor and candor, she communicates a fierce joy of reading that encourages students to become discerning readers. Evanna was raised in a Christian home in Michigan. Her parents were pioneers in the Christian school movement in the early ‘50s and in the early home school movement since the early ‘70s! Evanna and her husband JD have been married for over 30 years and have two grown children.
Roger Wheelock is President of Greater Than I Ministries, a non-profit corporation established for the purpose of providing creative Biblical Worldview teaching materials for Christian individuals, churches, families, and home-schools in America. Roger is an ordained pastor, worship leader and songwriter with over 30 years of intimate experience in Christian leadership.
His burning passion is to help light a fire in Christians to once again lead our culture by applying the brilliance of the Word of God in every vocation and location of life… To know what we believe and to take a STAND!
Julie, her husband Joe, and their three children — Samuel 16, Micah 15, and Abigail 10 — have been home schooling since the beginning of their children’s educations and have been with Classical Conversations for seven years, during which Julie has tutored Foundations, Challenge A, and Challenge B. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas Tech and a Master of Arts in public policy from Regent University. She intermittently teaches college courses in US and Texas Government. Julie competed in cross country, indoor, and outdoor track in college and has finished one official marathon.