2020 Webinars

Thanks for joining us for our first ever online conference!
Enjoy listening to the webinars and we'll see you next year!

May 20th

  Hidden Earthquakes in a Shaky World, by Travis Parry

The adversary has been trying to thwart the Plan of Salvation since its inception, yet we discuss very little of how the adversary seeks to do this. Learn how the adversary tries to shake us and the principles of withstanding these temptations.

Raising a Sinless Generation:Turning the Hearts of the Children to the Lord, by Eric Richards

Fear, worry, and anxiety can creep into our minds and into the lives of our youth. Come to learn gospel principles about how to combat negative thinking and to better obey the Savior’s command to “Fear Not” in a positive and happy message geared toward turning our children’s hearts to the Lord.

May 13th

Art is for Everyone , by Kari Brimhall

Art enriches lives and is for everyone. This hands-on art lesson is for parents. Art can open your eyes to beauty, history, creativity and more! Kari Brimhall has taught art for years and is a docent at Virginia’s Chrysler Museum of Art. Come learn how to jump into a painting; secrets to enjoying an art museum with kids (even if you don’t know much about art!); and how you can add art to your curriculum. She will also share her favorite art supplies. Then, we will make some art in class, no experience necessary!

Wrangling and Ruminating Rabbits: Our First Foray into Georgics, by Chelsea Johnson

As it is my aspiration to become a homesteading family, I figured we should start by taking small steps to prepare ourselves for that lifestyle. So last year, we began raising meat rabbits. As a girl who grew up far from farmland and going through bouts of vegetarianism, there were a few {read: a lot of} learning curves, but I’m happy to report that we have come out of this year closer as a family and with a greater appreciation for Heavenly Father and His creations. Come to this class prepared to think about the goals your family has for various nature-based projects. We will discuss strategies to overcome your hesitations, resources that are available to you, and the benefits of incorporating Georgic based projects into your homeschool.

May 6th

Taking Charge of Your Own Education and Loving It!, by Adelin Bates

Have you ever wanted to learn something but didn’t have the time? Have you ever felt “forced” to learn things that you have zero interest in? Or, have you ever felt that you just don’t want to learn anything at all? In this class, we will explore ways that will help you lead out in your own education so that it is custom fit for you. We will also unlock the secret to “learning to love to learn” any subject – even those you are “forced” to study and hold little interest for you.

Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Other Reading Struggles,

by Dana Wood & Tiffany Salter

Does your child struggle with seemingly easy tasks? There may be more going on than you realize. Dana and Tiffany have years of experience addressing the needs of children with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia. They will share with you an explanation for what is going on in the brain of a child with these challenges, as well as providing practical ways to address, mitigate and maybe even overcome these learning disabilities and other reading struggles.

April 29th

Creators in a Consumptive World, by Nephi Zufelt

We live in a world of consumption where it is commonplace to sit and consume hours and hours of content (Netflix, video games, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) every single day. As a society, we are losing our ability to create and produce because of our tendency to consume. This class is not intended to teach you how to avoid consumption through screens and social media. Instead, we want to focus on teaching ways that you can change your usage of modern technology from consumption to creation. The tools we have been given are amazing, but we absolutely must use them to create and produce in lieu of using them as tools of consumption. We will discuss strategies to change our use of technology and introduce the production/consumption ratio.

Seek Scientific Knowledge by Study and Also by Faith, by David Handy

Brother Handy cuts through the confusion and shows the clear connection between science and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Using examples from the Brethren and his own experiences, he shows that the Lord wants us to succeed in science and will help us to do so. Good science and bad science will be compared and contrasted, to help you avoid being deceived. Strengthen your faith, broaden your horizons, boost your ambition, and develop even more gratitude for all that God has given us.

April 22nd

Strategies: What to Do When They’re Stuck, by  Jennifer Georgia

This class will focus on the critical points in a math education where many children begin to struggle. We will discuss how to diagnose whether the problem is anxiety or the lack of a specific thinking skill. And you’ll be given strategies to aid in problem-solving which apply to many kinds of situations in life, not just in math.

Trust the Journey- The Unexpected Fruit, by Holly Tippetts

I have prepared to give this talk for twenty-six years! This year I get to graduate!!! My homeschooling journey with my six children is coming to a close. I love stories that give hope and that is why I am excited to share the Unexpected Fruits I found along the way. I started homeschooling with just three goals in mind. All of them have come to pass, with so many more unexpected blessings. Being able to look back on this awesome journey helps me to see that every moment was worth it! I will do my best to cast a vision of hope and encouragement with a vulnerable dose of laughter and tears.

April 15th

First-Aid for Your Homeschool Woes, by Rachel Spigarelli

Bring your toughest homeschool issues to this class and we’ll solve them, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle style. For the child who lags, she has the “won’t-get-it-done” cure. Does your child convince herself that some tasks are beyond her reach and impossibly hard? There’s a cure for that “might-as-well-give-up-now” mindset.

Not only does Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle understand child psychology better than most professionals, she also understand the unique demands a homeschool mother faces. Feeling fatigued? There is a cure if you are “starting-every-day-empty.” Overwhelmed with curriculum decisions? Learn to filter out the unnecessary details with a custom pair of blinders. Practical advice delivered with humor means that this class will help you recognize simple strategies for shifting the homeschool attitudes in your home.

The Kill Zone: Overcoming Personal Battles, by Justin Zufelt

Life is full of amazing adventures and opportunities, but it also has disruptions like temptation, pornography, and addiction. In this class, we’ll discuss a military tactic called the Kill Zone that has been used throughout history, and which Satan also uses to try and enslave us, keeping us from reaching our full potential. We will learn exactly what this tactic looks like and how to escape its grasp using tools and principles that can be applied by every family. Avoiding disruptions and surviving the Kill Zone is the key to helping our children discover their strength and achieve their purpose!

April 8th

Helping Your Children Become Self-Propelled, by JoAnn Toronto

I will be sharing tools to help children have the knowledge on how to accomplish things themselves through sharing my experiences on learning from the good days and rough days. These tools will help children in areas of chores, habits, school work and other areas of being independent and self motivated!

Eliminating Feelings of Guilt and Failure, by ToriAnn Perkey

Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been homeschooling for years, feelings of guilt and failure can easily overwhelm your homeschool. What’s a mama to do? Come learn how to banish the negative feelings that can suck the joy and delight out of your homeschooling.

April 1st

Leading Dynamic Book Discussions with Any Age Group,

by Audrey Rindlisbacher

As homeschooling parents, reading great books with our families is the backbone of our educational pursuits. Although reading them is critical, a quality discussion of them can be the catalyst for having those great books change us for the better. In fact, dynamic book discussions have the power to help you accomplish your deepest purposes as a homeschooling parent—to shape the characters of your children. With a few simple tools, you will know better what to look for in the books you’re reading, how to ask stellar questions and how to discuss their key ideas in meaningful ways.

Join me to learn some of the best tools I’ve discovered in fifteen years of studying, practicing and teaching the skills of creating and leading transformational discussions!

Homeschooling After Public School, by Amy Palmer

Are you pulling your kids out of school? Come hear how things went for our family when we decided public school wasn’t for us anymore and pulled our four kids out of elementary school, middle school, and high school. We had a lot of transitioning, some bumbling, some dashed expectations, a whole lot of blessings, and of course learning (but not the kind you might think).

March 25th

Ten Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Homeschooling,

by Cara Rector

There are many reasons families choose homeschooling. No matter what your reasons are or what your background might be, big changes come with insecurities and beliefs that cause challenges. I want to go over ten things I wish I had known when our family started homeschooling.

Take Time to Breathe, by Jessica Croker​

“If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!” This phrase is so cliché because it’s true. As a homeschool mom you give yourself a lot of hats to wear, you use your precious creativity and energy to see to it that your children’s needs are met, and you wouldn’t want it any other way! But— who sees to it that your needs are met? Your energy is a precious resource. Let’s learn about managing it and multiplying it by finding pockets of stillness in your hectic days and tapping into your source of deep renewal so that you can give at your greatest capacity. Sometimes less is more. You efforts are enough. You’ve got this, mama!