Cincinnati Homeschool Convention Schedule

Hi everyone!

This is the convention schedule for my workshops for those who are coming. I hope to post the audio files some time in April for all of you who can’t attend. For those who can, please stop by my booth (#710) and say hello! I love to hug all my customers.

The schedule and descriptions of each talk follow:

Thursday—8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Room: Duke 206-208

Nurturing Brave Writers
Working with a reluctant writer? Wanting to inspire a resilient one? This workshop will help you become an effective writing coach and ally to your children through the understanding the writing process. I explore the relationship between how professional writers teach writing and how educators typically instruct students. Then we look at the tactics that work—empowering YOU to sustain and enhance your relationship with your kids while they learn to write.

You’ll also go home with an 8 week writing plan that you can implement right away!

Friday—11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Room: Duke 206-208

The Natural Stages of Growth in Writing
Do you wonder if your child is ready to write on his or her own? How much help should you give a struggling writer? When is the right time to introduce format writing? This workshop offers the homeschooling parent a model for evaluating your child’s current developmental stage in the process of becoming a competent and confident writer. By the end of the workshop, you will have an understanding of how to tailor your children’s writing program into one that suits your child’s skill level while challenging him or her to grow as well.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Room: Duke 206-208

Help for High School Writing
When should my student learn to write an essay? Shall I teach the research paper? What if I’ve neglected writing until now? Is it too late? This session deals specifically with all the dynamics of high school writing—the necessary formats, the timing of that instruction, how you can effectively prepare your son or daughter for college and how to evaluate the work they do. Don’t despair! It’s not too late and you are the right person for the job! (And bring your high school students—I’d love to meet them.)

8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Room: 206-208

Brave Writer Lifestyle
The best way to cultivate writing in your home is to create a context for a language rich environment! We’ll explore the role of nature study, art appreciation, film, poetry, literature, and word play in the development of great writers. Don’t miss this workshop! It will bring the “home” back into your homeschool. Promise!

Saturday: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Room: Duke 206-208

SAT/ACT Essay Preparation
Timed essay writing demands a different kind of skill and preparation than the typical prepared essay. The SAT and ACT essay tests require a student to respond to a prompt sight-unseen in 30 minutes or less. We’ll look at strategies to make these tests less of a beast! Bring your high schoolers with you.

I hope to see many of you there. It’s been a great convention season so far. We have two more to go!

2 Responses to “Cincinnati Homeschool Convention Schedule”

  1. Tracy says:

    I was able to attend the convention but finances only allowed admission to the curriculum hall. I would LOVE to hear your convention talks if you are able to get them up and running. I have The Writer’s Jungle and have implemented a few ideas from it but most of all it has helped me to relax and not to get so uptight about teaching writing. No longer do I worry that it can’t be done. 🙂
    Thank you!

  2. P31Wanna-Be says:

    Oh, I hope you do get them posted. I have long wanted to attend a conference where you were presenting. Like Tracy, I’ve been able to implement some things, but I still have much to learn.