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C O N V E N T I O N

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Empowering Families to Raise the Next Generation

Sponsored by

Keeping Texas Families Free

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THE WOODLANDS—MAY 31–JUNE 2, 2018


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TABLE OF CONTENTS: 2 — GENERAL INFO 3 — MAP

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aking charge of your children’s education is certainly a noble act. We here at THSC believe that families have a God-given right to raise their children as they see fit. As such, we strive to protect all families and to support those who decide to answer the calling to teach their children themselves.

Over the past 32 years, THSC had been working relentlessly to support and empower homeschooling families like yours throughout Texas by providing resources, advocating for and promoting homeschooling, and keeping a watchful eye on the Texas Legislature. Called to Teach is the culmination of our efforts. Since we believe that homeschooling is one of the best models for educating children, we strive to equip homeschooling families with all the tools they need to educate their children. In the Exhibit Hall you will find countless teaching resources, curriculum guides and learning materials to assist you in your homeschooling journey. The many sessions and workshops will both edify and revitalize you. With so much to offer, Called to Teach promises a wonderful experience for everyone. We hope to educate you on the foundation upon which THSC was built—freedom. However, unprotected, the freedom we depend on to continue raising up our children can disappear in an instant. It is our ultimate goal to ensure that every family in Texas remains free to pursue homeschooling without the threat of oppression. At this very moment, lawmakers in the Texas Legislature are writing, revising, and considering bills which could affect our basic family rights and freedom to homeschool. Because of this and thanks to you, THSC already participating in those conversations in preparation for the coming session. Our goal is to ensure your liberty to raise up the next generation is never diminished. To learn more about your influence through THSC in the Texas Legislature, visit the THSC booth in the Exhibit Hall and ask how you can help secure our freedoms. Thank you for partnering with THSC in Keeping Texas Families Free. Enjoy the Convention! In your service and His,

4 — EXHIBIT HALL 7—C  ONVENTION SPECIALS 8 — FEATURED WORKSHOP TRACKS 10 — SCHEDULE 15 — KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 18 — CONVENTION SPONSORS 20 — FEATURED SPEAKERS 32 — WORKSHOPS 52 — KIDS CONVENTION 53 — PRETEEN PROGRAMS 54 — TEEN STAFF PROGRAM 57— SPECIAL BUDDIES 60 — TEXAS LEADERS CONFERENCE

Tim Lambert, THSC President

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GENERAL CONVENTION INFORMATION

BOOK CHECK

For your convenience, a Book Check area will be available for your purchases to be stored safely during Exhibit Hall hours. No overnight storage is available. The Book Check is located in Booth 725.

CONCESSIONS AND DINING

THSC Convention attendees are welcome to bring in outside food (including sack lunches from home) as long as they are consumed in the public areas of the Marriott (e.g. foyer space and lobby seating areas). Please do not take food into the meeting rooms. Pre-ordered lunches may be picked up in the Town Center Exhibit Hall foyer. Other on-site dining options include: Ristorante Tuscany — Open for breakfast. Acqua Lounge — Open for lunch and dinner. Serving Starbucks Coffee and light breakfast options. Offering a concession stand in the hotel lobby with light lunch items, snacks and beverages Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

IDENTIFICATION

Your name badge is your ticket for both days. Please have it visible at all times while at the Convention Center and do not share it with anyone. If you should lose your badge, stop by the Information Booth for a replacement.

MOM AND TOT PLAY LOUNGE

When your little ones need to stretch their legs, head to the Upper Level and visit the Mom and Tot Play Lounge. It is equipped with Discovery Toys for the kids and a comfortable seat for mom or dad! In Spring meeting room on the Upper Level.

THANK A VOLUNTEER

It takes a lot of people to bring this Convention to YOU! 2  Called to Teach Homeschool Convention — The Woodlands

NURSING MOTHERS’ ROOM

For your convenience and privacy, a Nursing Mothers’ Room is located next to Oak Ridge North on the Upper Level. Nursing mothers are encouraged to be discreet or to take advantage of the unstaffed Nursing Mothers’ Room. See location on the facility map on Page 3.

PETS

No pets of any kind are allowed in the Convention Center. Seeing Eye dogs or mobility dogs are welcome.

CASH GIVEAWAY

Buy on-site from any Woodlands Called to Teach Exhibitors and be entered in a drawing scheduled to take place Saturday at 4:45 p.m. at the THSC Booth #404. Three winners will receive $200 in cash! Must be present to win. See the flyer in your registration bag for details.

STROLLER AND ROLLING BOOK CART POLICY

Most strollers and rolling book carts are allowed in the Exhibit Hall. No side-by-side strollers or wagons will be allowed, though. Due to space constraints and fire marshal regulations, strollers will not be allowed into workshops, but they may be parked in designated Stroller Parking Areas. The Stroller Parking Areas will be monitored, but please do not leave valuables in strollers while parked.

WORKSHOP RECORDINGS

Remember, workshops are first come, first seated. Popular workshops are likely to fill up and seats may not be available. Please plan ahead and get in line early. All sessions will be recorded and available for purchase from Resounding Voice in the upper foyer.


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Inner Princess Preteen Girls Program

Kids Convention Mighty Men of Valor

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GENERAL INFO — FACILITY MAP

Nursing Mothers Room

Mom and Tot Play Lounge

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EXHIBIT HALL MAP AND BOOTH LIST

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SPEAKERS

ENTRANCE

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EMERGENCY EXIT

COFFEE STATION

8th Kid Games

310

BookShark 704

A Reason For

320

Chess Unlimited, LLC

Abeka 114 Abiding Truth Ministry, Inc., Dara Hlydier

912

Accelerated Christian Education 204 Alpha Omega Publications

304

American Heritage Girls

226

American School

907

Answers In Genesis, Ken Ham

604

Apologia 807 Barr None Music/Learn to Play 517 Beautiful Feet Books

620

Belhaven University - High Scholars Dual Enrollment

902

BJU Press/HomeWorks by Precept 614

EXHIBIT HALL ENTRANCE

Friends and Heroes, LLC

408

626

Great Products

820

Christian Light Education

913

Greater Than I Ministries

722

CHSC – Girls Basketball

719

GW Bridge Academy

326

Classical Academic Press

419

HEP 111

Classical Conversations

804

College Prep Genius

801

Here I am Orphan Ministries, Suzanne Faske

300

Cornerstone Curriculum

420

HIS Classes

908

Creating A Masterpiece

214

Historical Conquest LLC

122

Demme Learning

714

Discovery Toys

109

Doorposts 905 Dual Credit at Home, Becky Muldrow

416

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

117

ESA 115

Blue Duck Education — Mangahigh 826

Essentials in Writing

806

Family Life

518

Book Check

Flip Flop Spanish

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Historical Conquest Tournament 121 Homeschool Louisianna

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Horizons Education Center

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Houston Baptist University

515

Houston Gem and Mineral Society 527 iFly 607 In The Gap, Chad Christiansen 906 Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

315


Instruments of Praise Homeschool Bands and Orchestras 819 International ALERT Academy

702

iSchool Virtual Academy

506

La Clase Divertida (The FUN Class!)

321

Lake Houston Conquerors

825

Lamplighter Ministries

522

Learn Your Way, Bev Parrish

108

LearningRx 520 Logic of English

816

Lone Star College—Montgomery 225 Love and Respect Ministries, Emerson Eggerichs

710

Loving Life at Home, Jennifer Flanders 701

Singapore Math® Live / High School Math Live

201

Smoothing the Way, Mary James 501 Sonlight Curriculum

314

South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau

207

Southern Science Supply

721

SPED Homeschool, Peggy Ployhar 609

Timothy Plan

504

Toddler Play Area

107

Torchbearers His Hill Bible School 325 Train Up a Child Ministries

101

uHandy Mobile Microscope

525

University of St. Thomas

610

Usborne Books & More

301

VideoText Interactive Math

210 909

SumBlox Group

709

Visualize World Geography

Teaching Textbooks

206

Why-Games? 220

TeenPact 526 TEL Library

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Texans for Vaccine Choice

406

Texas Renaissance Festival

514

Lumerit Education

305

TTU K-12

309

Mandala World

510

The Kindgom Code

608

Marie's World, Inc.

901

The Sewing Basket

418

Maverick Books & Hank the Cowdog, John Erickson

613

Memoria Press

104

Mentor 4 Moms, Susan Seay

102

Montgomery County Right to Life

426

My Little House

110

Winter Summit Ministries, Inc., Roxanne Parks

814

Worldview Academy, Nathan Pegors 218 YWAM Publishing

414

Zook Books

120

THSC 404

NCFCA 910 Nest Family Entertainment

916

PACES, Drs. Ted and Johnnie Seago 409 Patriot Academy, Rick Green

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Pensacola Christian College

209

PREP Classes

401

Probe Ministries

103

Pure Flix Digital

708

Real Reading Company

605

Reeves Tutoring

914

Retro Outfitters

617

RightStart Mathematics by Activities for Learning, Inc

516

Samaritan Ministries

216

Scripture Memory Fellowship

700

Sharing Great Health

720

Sherry Garland, Author

726

ShillerLearning: Montessori at Home

821

Register at our Booth: 121 Learn How to Play: May 31st–June 2nd Compete: June 1st – June 2nd Join Anytime and Win Prizes!

EXHIBITOR MAP & LISTING

Positive Action Bible Curriculum 219

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LOCAL VENDOR

8TH KID GAMES

20% off $tock Exchange game.

ABIDING TRUTH MINISTRY INC. “As They Sit and Stand” for $10, “Practical Proverbs for Older Students” for $39.95, “Practical Proverbs for Younger Students” for $32.95.

Christian Home School Athletics (CHSA) Karate of The Woodlands Loy Performing Arts Music Homeschool Group—Montgomery County Area One Day Academy— Houston West Salt and Light Homeschool Sports Trail Life

BARR NONE MUSIC/LEARN TO PLAY Free lesson giveaway.

BJU PRESS/HOMEWORKS BY PRECEPT

25% off BJU Press products plus free shipping on every Convention order.

CHESS UNLIMITED, LLC

$10 off registration for Chess Unlimited online chess club with code HOMESCHOOL. Offer valid through Aug. 31, 2018.

COLLEGE PREP GENIUS

Free $30 upgrade on “Ace the SAT” eCourses.

DOORPOSTS

$10 off 1-year memberships to new Bible study site, MamasRefill.com. Visit our booth for details.

DUAL CREDIT AT HOME

Save $150 on Dual Credit at Home's study plans when you use coupon code THSC150 during Convention.

GREATER THAN I MINISTRIES 20% off worldview videos and curriculum workbooks.

MEMORIA PRESS

Free shipping on Convention orders.

REAL READING COMPANY

Word study workbooks for elementary students (kindergarten-fifth grades) for $20 (including shipping/handling) and “Reading and Spelling Pure & Simple” for $80 (including shipping/handling).

RIGHTSTART MATHEMATICS BY ACTIVITIES FOR LEARNING INC.

Free shipping and 15% off all Convention orders.

SCRIPTURE MEMORY FELLOWSHIP

Free book on Scripture memorization for every family (just mention this offer when you visit our booth).

THE SEWING BASKET

20% off sewing and quilting books for kids and teens.

TIMOTHY PLAN

Biblical stewardship workbook for $5 (good for 1 high school credit).

LOCAL VENDOR SPOTLIGHT & EXHIBITOR CONVENTION SPECIALS

Spotlight

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NEW HOMESCHOOL TRACKS Explore the Convention Based on Specific Interests Homeschooling 101 FRIDAY

Follow the Green Boxes on Pages 10–13

9:00 am With ALL Your MIND—Rick Green (Waterway 5)

10:30 am Oops! My Child's Not Perfect!—Dara Halydier (Waterway 7-8) 1:45 pm If It Weren’t for the Kids, I’d Be a Great Parent!—Emerson Eggerichs (Waterway 5)

4:30 pm Don't Stress Out: Hope for the Harried Homeschool Mom—Jennifer Flanders (Waterway 7-8)

SATURDAY

9:00 am Have Children, Will Travel—Jennifer Flanders (Waterway 7-8)

10:30 am The Intentional Mom—Susan Seay (Waterway 5)

1:45 pm Mom-to-Mom Panel—Lyndsay Lambert, Roxanne Parks, Bev Parrish (Waterway 1-4)

3:00 pm The 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Kids Every Year—Susan Seay (Waterway 1-4)

Special Needs

Follow the Blue Boxes on Pages 10–13

FRIDAY

9:00 am Beyond Hormones: Homeschooling Teens with Emotional or Psychological Challenges—Mary James (The Woodlands) 10:30 am Navigating the Trends in Special Needs Homeschooling— Peggy Ployhar (Alden Bridge)

1:45 pm How to Write an IEP and Use It Effectively in Your Homeschool—Peggy Ployhar (The Woodlands)

SATURDAY

4:30 pm Homeschooling Adopted Children and Those Who Have Experienced Trauma— Suzanne Faske (Alden Bridge)

9:00 am When It Hurts to Homeschool—Dara Halydier (The Woodlands)

10:30 am Raising Exceptional Children—From Geniuses to Those with Learning Disabilities—Dara Halydier (Alden Bridge)

1:45 pm Skill & Transition Planning for Homeschool Education—Peggy Ployhar (The Woodlands)

3:00 pm How Can I Motivate My Unmotivated Child—Drs. Ted and Johnnie Seago (Waterway 7-8)

8  Called to Teach Homeschool Convention — The Woodlands


High School/College FRIDAY

Follow the Orange Boxes on Pages 10–13

9:00 am Creating a 4-Year Plan for Your High School Student—Becky Muldrow

10:30 am How Your High School Student Can Change the World—Chad Christiansen 1:45 pm Post-High School Options—Drs. Ted and Johnnie Seago

4:30 pm Developing An Impressive High School Transcript—Becky Muldrow

9:00 am The Power of Communication: Why Your High Schooler Needs Speech and Debate—Jeremy Newman

SATURDAY

VISIT WATERWAY 6

10:30 am Surviving and Thriving Through the Teen Years—Roxanne Parks

1:45 pm High School Fun! All the Subjects Without All the Textbooks— Dara Halydier

3:00 pm Want To Earn A Bachelor's Degree During High School? Here's How! —Becky Muldrow

for Dads

TRACK SPONSOR

Follow the Yellow Boxes on Pages 10–13

FRIDAY

9:00 am Why the 20's Generation Will Change the Church and Culture— Ken Ham (Waterway 1-4)

1:45 pm Developing a Truly Christian Worldview—Ken Ham (Waterway 1-4)

4:30 pm Upcoming Public Policies: What's at Stake for the Future of Homeschooling— Tim Lambert, Rick Green, Jeremy Newman (The Woodlands)

9:00 am Defending the Christian Faith in Today's World—Ken Ham (Waterway 5) 10:30 am How to Present the Gospel in Today's Secularized Culture—Ken Ham (Waterway 1-4) 1:45 pm "Homeschooling Ruined My Life": Will You Ever Wish You'd Taken a Different Path? — Peter Lambert (Waterway 7-8) 3:00 pm What is THSC Thinking? The Purpose and Goals of Your State Organization— Stephanie Lambert (Alden Bridge)

HOMESCHOOL TRACKS

10:30 am So, What's the Dad Supposed to Do?—Tim Lambert (The Woodlands)

SATURDAY

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Convention Schedule — THURSDAY, MAY 31 Exhibit Hall

Registration Open

5:00-7:00 P.M.

12:00 P.M. − 8:00 P.M.

Texas Leaders Conference

New To Home School Seminar

Waterway 7-8

Waterway 5

Ready, Set, Now What Do I Do?

1:00 P.M.

Tim and Lyndsay Lambert

2:15 P.M.

3:30 P.M.

The Three P's of Homeschooling Thara Reinitz Hindsight is 20/20: If We Could Do It All Over Again!

Time Management for Busy Homeschool Leaders

1:15 P.M.

Ted and Johnnie Seago State of the State

2:00 P.M.

3:15 P.M.

Tim Lambert Incorporating Civics into Your Cooperative—A Time Especially for Leaders

Lyndsay Lambert & Roxanne Parks

Rick Green

Convention Schedule — FRIDAY, JUNE 1 Waterway 1-4

Waterway 5

Waterway 7-8

Waterway 6

8:00 A.M.

9:30 A.M. EXHIBIT HALL OPENS

10:30 A.M.

Kids Convention, Inner Princess, Mighty Men of Valor, Special Buddies and Teen Staf Why the 20's Generation Will Change the Church and Culture

With ALL Your MIND Rick Green

Teen Staff Orientation

Ken Ham

Creating a Four-Year Plan for Your High School Student Becky Muldrow

Beyond Hormones: Homeschooling Teens with Emotional or Psychological Challenges Mary James

America's Greatest Sin—It's Not What You Think

If It Weren’t for the Kids, I’d Be a Great Parent!

Ray Comfort

Emerson Eggerichs

Oops! My Child's Not Perfect! Dara Halydier

How Your High School Student Can Change the World Chad Christiansen

So, What's the Dad Supposed to Do? Tim Lambert

The Fear of Money: Have We Separated Our Faith From Our Finances? Part 1 Dan Celia

Navigating the Trends in Special Needs Homeschoooling Peggy Ployhar

LUNCH AND SHOPPING

11:45 A.M.

1:45 P.M.

Alden Bridge

REGISTRATION OPENS

8:30 A.M. 9:00 A.M.

The Woodlands

Developing a Truly Christian Worldview Ken Ham

If It Weren’t for the Kids, I’d Be a Great Parent! Emerson Eggerichs

Defend Your Family! Rick Green

Post-High School Options Ted and Johnnie Seago

How to Write an IEP and Use it Effectively in Your Homeschool Peggy Ployhar

TechnoBabel: Navigating a Technology Saturated Culture Nathan Pegors

SHOPPING BREAK 2:45 P.M.

4:30 P.M.

Special Fellowships:

How to Raise Godly Children in an Ungodly World Ken Ham

Navigating Today's Media Greg Gudorf and Billy Hallowell

Minority Families Special Fellowship

High School Families Special Fellowship

Don't Stress Out: Hope for the Harried Homeschool Mom

Developing An Impressive High School Transcript

Jennifer Flanders

Becky Muldrow

DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 P.M.

Upcoming Public Policies: What’s at Stake for the Future of Homeschooling Tim Lambert, Rick Green, Jeremy Newman

Grandparents Special Fellowship Homeschooling Adopted children and Those Who Have Experienced Trauma Susan Faske

EXHIBIT HALL CLOSES Kids Convention, Inner Princess, Mighty Men of Valor, Special Buddies and Teen Staff

6:00 P.M.

7:30 P.M.

Single Parent Special Fellowship

Hank's Family in Concert John Erickson

10  Called to Teach Homeschool Convention — The Woodlands

"The Unexpected Blessings of the Homeschool Mom" at Encouragement by Chocolate Pam Tebow


General GeneralSessions Sessions- -Waterway Waterway1-4 1-4 SPECIAL SPECIALTRACKS TRACKS- -COLOR COLORKEY KEY 7:15 7:15 P.M. P.M.

The The Respect Respect Effect Effect

HOMESCHOOLING HOMESCHOOLING101 101

Emerson Emerson Eggerichs Eggerichs

SPECIAL SPECIALNEEDS NEEDS

Creekside CreeksidePark Park

Exhibitor Exhibitor Workshops Workshops

HIGH HIGHSCHOOL/COLLEGE SCHOOL/COLLEGEPREP PREP

Divine Divine Justice Justice Ray Ray Comfort Comfort

College CollegePark Park

Sponsor Sponsor Workshops Workshops

FOR FORDADS DADS

Sterling SterlingRidge Ridge

Exhibitor Exhibitor Workshops Workshops

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Your Student Doesn't Your Student Doesn't Have "Graduate Have toto "Graduate from God" After High from God" After High School! School!

Classical Academy Classical Academy Online: Classical Online: Classical Education Home Education atat Home

Probe Ministries Probe Ministries

iSchool Virtual iSchool Virtual Academy Academy

Teaching Multiple Teaching Multiple Ages with Your Sanity Ages with Your Sanity Intact Intact

The Fear Money: The Fear ofof Money: Have We Separated Have We Separated Our Faith From Our Our Faith From Our Finances? Part Finances? Part 22

Friends Heroes LLC Friends && Heroes LLC

Timothy Plan Timothy Plan

Spelling Spelling and and Comprehension Comprehension Problems? Problems? We We have have Reading Reading and and Answers! Answers! Spelling Spelling Pure Pure && Simple Simple

Real Real Reading Reading Company Company

Kids Kids Convention Convention & &Pre-Teens Pre-Teens

Exhibit Exhibit Hall Hall

8:30 8:30 A.M. A.M. Program Program Begins Begins Program Program Begins Begins Program Program Begins Begins

Exhibit Exhibit Hall Hall opens opens atat A.M. A.M. 9:30 9:30

Math More than Math is is More than Just Numbers Just Numbers RightStart Math RightStart Math 11:45 11:45 A.M. A.M.

12:0012:001:30 1:30 P.M. P.M.

Experience Excellence Experience Excellence Writing inin Writing

Institute for Excellence Institute for Excellence Writing inin Writing

Learning Strategies Learning Strategies for Better Retention for Better Retention BJU Press BJU Press

Maximize Potential Maximize Potential with Montessori with Montessori Teaching Tips Teaching Tips

Special Special Fellowship Fellowship for for Dads Dads

Special Special Needs Needs Special Special Fellowship Fellowship

Dyslexic Thought Dyslexic Thought and Perception -A and Perception -A Different Perspective Different Perspective

STEM Field Trips STEM Field Trips iFly atat iFly

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Lunch Lunch Break Break Please Please bebe Prompt! Prompt!

Resumes Resumes atat 1:30 1:30 P.M. P.M.

Resumes Resumes atat 1:30 1:30 P.M. P.M.

1:45 1:45 P.M. P.M.

11:45 11:45 A.M. A.M. -1:45 -1:45 P.M. P.M. Please Please bebe prompt! prompt! Buddies Buddies may may remain remain in in SBP SBP rooms rooms with with their their parents/caregivers parents/caregivers toto eat. eat.

SchillerLearning SchillerLearning

Families Families Dealing Dealing with with Mental Mental Health Health Issues Issues

Learn Your Way Learn Your Way

Lunch Lunch Break Break Please Please bebe Prompt! Prompt!

Scripture Memory Scripture Memory Fellowship Fellowship

Dismiss f Dismiss

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6:00 6:00 P.M. P.M.

Dismissed Dismissed for for the the Day Day

Child Child Pickup Pickup

Child Child Pickup Pickup

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CONVENTION SCHEDULE — THURSDAY/FRIDAY

8:15 8:15 P.M. P.M.

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Convention Schedule — SATURDAY, JUNE 2 Waterway 1-4

Waterway 5

Waterway 7-8

Waterway 6

8:00 A.M.

Kids Convention, Inner Princess, Mighty Men of Valor, Special Buddies and Teen Staff

9:00 A.M.

10:30 A.M.

The Gift and the Goal Pam Tebow

How to Present the Gospel in Today's Secularized Culture Ken Ham

Defending the Christian Faith in Today's World Ken Ham

The Intentional Mom Susan Seay

Have Children, Will Travel Jennifer Flanders

The Power of Communication: Why Your High Schooler Needs Speech and Debate

Confessions of an Organizationally Challenged Homeschool Mom Lyndsey Lambert

Surviving and Thriving Through the Teen Years

Lyndsay Lambert, Roxanne Parks, Bev Parrish

The 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Kids Every Year Susan Seay

Raising Exceptional Children—From Geniuses to Those with Learning Disabilities

Roxanne Parks

Valerie Felder

Dara Halydier

Susan Seay

"Homeschooling Ruined My Life": Will You Ever Wish You'd Taken a Different Path?

Homeschooling: The Marriage Priority

How Can I Motivate My Unmotivated Child

Roxanne Parks

Ted & Johnnie Seago

5 Questions to Ask When Your Kids Won't Listen

Peter Lambert

High School Fun! All the Subjects Without All the Textbooks Dara Halydier

Want to Earn a Bachelor's Degree During High School? Here's How! Becky Muldrow

Skill & Transition Planning for Homeschool Education

Skin Deep Nathan Pegors

Peggy Ployhar

A Season to Shine Jennifer Flanders

What is THSC Thinking? The Purpose and Goals of Your State Organization Stephanie Lambert

COOKIES, COFFEE AND SHOPPING BREAK

4:00 P.M.

5:00 P.M.

Minding the Muddle: Schooling Multiple Children in Multiple Grades with Just 1 Teacher

Nathan Pegors

LUNCH AND SHOPPING

Mom-to-Mom Panel

3:00 P.M.

Dara Halydier

Finding Yourself: Transgender, Homosexuality and Identity in Christ

When It Hurts to Homeschool

Jeremy Newman

11:45 A.M.

1:45 P.M.

Alden Bridge

REGISTRATION OPENS

8:30 A.M.

9:30 A.M. EXHIBIT HALL OPENS

The Woodlands

Called with Purpose... Help Your Students Find Theirs! Rick Green

EXHIBIT HALL CLOSES Kids Convention, Inner Princess, Mighty Men of Valor, Special Buddies and Teen Staff

6:00 P.M.

7:30 P.M. DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 P.M.

Comedy and the Constitution Brad Stine and Rick Green

12  Called to Teach Homeschool Convention — The Woodlands


SPECIAL SPECIALTRACKS TRACKS- -COLOR COLORKEY KEY HOMESCHOOLING HOMESCHOOLING101 101 SPECIAL SPECIALNEEDS NEEDS HIGH HIGHSCHOOL/COLLEGE SCHOOL/COLLEGEPREP PREP Creekside CreeksidePark Park

Exhibitor Exhibitor Workshops Workshops

College CollegePark Park

Sponsor Sponsor Workshops Workshops

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2018 Keynote Speakers

PAM TEBOW

Ken Ham, originally from Australia, is the president and founder of Answers in Genesis and the highly acclaimed Creation Museum. He also oversaw the construction of the popular full-size Noah’s Ark in Kentucky. As one of the most sought-after Christian conference speakers and talk show guests, Ken is recognized worldwide as a strong voice for creationism and biblical truth. He became internationally known for his 2014 creation versus evolution debate with Bill Nye “the Science Guy,” which has been watched by an estimated 25 million people. A biblical apologist, Ken gives numerous faith-building talks to tens of thousands of children and adults each year on topics such as the reliability of the Bible, witnessing more effectively, dinosaurs, “races,” how compromise over biblical authority has undermined society and the church, and more. Ken is also a published author and popular radio host. He and his wife Mally reside in the Cincinnati area. They have five children and 16 grandchildren.

Pam Tebow, the mother of successful college and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is a homeschool pioneer along with her husband Bob. They began teaching their children at home in 1982, before the term homeschool was even coined. All five of their children were homeschooled from kindergarten through high school and each one received college scholarships. The Tebows lived for several years as missionaries in the Philippines, where Bob continues to have a ministry, the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association. Pam loves speaking to families across the country, having become more widely known since Tim Tebow won the Heisman Trophy. After ESPN aired Pam’s comments about refusing to abort “Timmy,” she has gained a national platform to spread the pro-life message. Pam passionately encourages women to trust the Lord and use the incredible influence God has given them to eternally impact their world. Additionally, THSC is proud to support the Tim Tebow bill in Texas, which would allow homeschoolers to participate in extracurricular activities offered at local schools.

Answers in Genesis—Booth #604

Friday, June 1, 9:00 am, Waterway 1-4—Why the 20's Generation Will Change the Church and Culture Friday, June 1, 1:45 pm, Waterway 1-4—Developing a Truly Christian Worldview Friday, June 1, 4:30 pm, Waterway 1-4—How to Raise Godly Children in an Ungodly World Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am, Waterway 5—Defending the Christian Faith in Today's World Saturday, June 2, 10:30 am, Waterway 1-4—How to Present the Gospel in Today's Secularized Culture

Friday, June 1, 7:30 pm, Waterway 6—The Unexpected Blessings of the Homeschool Mom at Encouragement by Chocolate (Tickets available at registration while space lasts.) Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am, Waterway 1-4—The Gift and the Goal

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

KEN HAM

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2018 Keynote Speakers

RAY COMFORT

DR. EMERSON EGGERICHS

Ray Comfort is the founder and CEO of Living Waters and the best-selling author of more than 80 books, including “Hell's Best Kept Secret,” “Scientific Facts in the Bible” and “The Evidence Bible.” His booklet “The Atheist Test” has sold more than 1 million copies. He co-hosts the award-winning television program “The Way of the Master” with actor Kirk Cameron, now seen in 200 countries; blogs daily about atheism at “Atheist Central”; has debated atheistic evolution on ABC's Nightline and on the BBC and was a platform speaker at the 2001 annual convention of American Atheists Inc. He was also the executive producer for several movies that have been seen by millions, including “Audacity,” “180,” and “Evolution vs. God.” Ray is from New Zealand. He and his wife Sue live in Southern California, where they have three grown children.

Emerson Eggerichs is an internationally-known public speaker on the topics of marriage, parenting, communication and more. Based on over three decades of counseling as well as scientific and biblical research, Emerson developed the Love and Respect Marriage Conference which he presents to live audiences around the country. This dynamic and life-changing conference is impacting the world, resulting in the healing and restoration of countless relationships. Emerson has graduate degrees from Wheaton College and Dubuque Seminary and a doctorate in child and family ecology from Michigan State University. He has authored several books, including the New York Times bestseller “Love and Respect.” Having sold over 1.6 million copies, it has also won a Book of the Year Award and a Platinum Book Award. Prior to launching the Love and Respect Conferences, Emerson served as senior pastor of Trinity Church in Lansing, Michigan, for nearly 20 years. Emerson and his wife Sarah have been married for 40 years and have three adult children. He is also the founder and president of Love and Respect Ministries.

Living Waters

Thursday, May 31, 8:15 pm, Waterway 1-4—Divine Justice Friday, June 1, 10:30 am, Waterway 1-4—America's Greatest Sin—It's Not What You Think

Love and Respect Ministries—Booth #710

Thursday, May 31, 7:15 pm, Waterway 1-4—The Respect Effect Friday, June 1, 10:30 am, Waterway 5—If It Weren't For the Kids, I'd Be a Great Parent! Friday, June 1, 1:45 pm, Waterway 5—If It Weren't For the Kids, I'd Be a Great Parent!

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Maverick Books and Hank the Cowdog—Booth #613 John R. Erickson has written and published 78 books and more than 600 articles. He is best known for his “Hank the Cowdog” series of books, audiobooks and stage plays. His stories have won a number of awards, including the Audie, Oppenheimer, Wrangler, and Lamplighter Awards and have been translated into Spanish, Danish, Farsi and Chinese. John began self-publishing “Hank the Cowdog” in his garage in 1982, and it has become one of the nation’s most popular series for children and families. Through the eyes of Hank the Cowdog—a smelly, smart-aleck Head of Ranch Security—Erickson gives readers a glimpse of daily life on a ranch in the West Texas Panhandle. USA Today called the series “the best family entertainment in years.” Friday, June 1, 7:30 pm, Waterway 5—Hank's Family in Concert

RICK GREEN

Patriot Academy—Booth #507 Rick Green is a former Texas State Representative, national speaker, author and radio host. Rick and his family travel the nation and speak about America’s forgotten history and heroes with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage. Rick Green and David Barton co-host the national daily radio program “WallBuilders Live!” Rick is also the author and executive producer of “Constitution Alive,” America's most engaging and entertaining study of the U.S. Constitution. Rick and his wife Kara have four kids and have homeschooled for 17 years. They also founded Patriot Academy, an elite leadership training program specializing in applied civics with a biblical, historical and constitutional foundation. The Green family challenges each of us to help preserve and pass the torch of freedom by living out our liberty as the Founding Fathers envisioned. Thursday, May 31, 3:15 pm, Waterway 7-8—Incorporating Civics Into Your Cooperative—A Time Especially for Leaders Friday, June 1, 9:00 am, Waterway 5—With ALL Your MIND Friday, June 1, 1:45 pm, Waterway 7-8—Defend Your Family! Friday, June 1, 4:30 pm, The Woodlands—Policy Panel: What's at Stake for the Future of Homeschooling Saturday, June 2, 5:00 pm, Waterway 1-4—Called with Purpose … Help Your Students Find Theirs! Saturday, June 2, 7:30 pm, Waterway 1-4—Comedy and the Constitution with Brad Stine

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

JOHN ERICKSON

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2018 Featured Speakers

DAN CELIA

CHAD CHRISTIANSEN

Dan has worked for 35 years as an entrepreneur and businessman, starting eight corporations and co-founding two others. In 1999 Dan sold his small trust company (managing over $900 million) to go into ministry. Dan developed and uses a biblically-responsible system of financial management with great success. He started a part-time radio ministry in 1997 and has seen the Lord expand and bless this endeavor into his current full-time ministry. Dan is now on over 640 television stations three hours daily, including NRB TV, BizTV, Dove TV and CBN Lifestyle. “Financial Issues” is heard in every state in America and throughout the internet globally. He is a conference speaker, author of six books, publishes a weekly newsletter, and has been executive producer of several video productions. FISM TV (home of “Financial Issues”) produces original family-friendly content and other video projects all keeping within FISM’s Christian worldview.

Chad serves as the executive director of In The Gap Inc. 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. He has a desire to see young people become leaders by training them through personal character development, communication, leadership and teaching skills. By applying 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. to stem the tide of negative influences pervading our culture and to lay a foundation of truth for the next generation. Their organization teaches character, facilitates after-school Bible clubs, and trains young adults to be world changers. Last year, In The Gap worked with over 6,000 inner-city children. Their goal—one day every child in Oklahoma City will have a chance to hear the gospel.

Timothy Plan—Booth #504

Friday, June 1, 9:00 am, Alden Bridge— The Fear of Money—Have We Separated Our Faith From Our Finances? Part 1

In the Gap Inc.—Booth #906

Friday, June 1, 10:30 am., Waterway 6—How Your High School Student Can Change the World

Friday, June 1, 10:30 am, College Park— The Fear of Money—Have We Separated Our Faith From Our Finances? Part 2

TIM LAMBERT

Texas Home School Coalition—Booth #404 Tim Lambert is president of the Texas Home School Coalition, the largest state advocacy organization for homeschool families in the U.S. Tim has been instrumental in developing the homeschool community into a recognized political force in Texas. As an authority on home education and parental rights, Tim has testified before numerous Texas legislative committees. He regularly engages with state and federal government agencies, such as the Texas Education Agency, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and the Social Security Administration. He has testified as an expert witness on home education in various court cases and was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve on a parental rights advisory committee to Child Protective Services. Thursday, May 31, 1:00 pm, Waterway 5—Ready, Set, Now What Do I Do? with Lyndsay Lambert (New to Homeschooling Session) Thursday, May 31, 2:00 pm, The Waterway 7-8—State of the State (Texas Leaders Conference) Friday, June 1, 10:30 am, The Woodlands—So, What's the Dad Supposed to Do? Friday, June 1, 4:30 pm, The Woodlands—Upcoming Public Policies: What's at Stake for the Future of Homeschooling

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Here I Am Orphan Ministries—Booth #300 Suzanne and her husband Jay are founders of Here I Am Orphan Ministries, a Christian nonprofit ministry dedicated to reaching orphaned children within the community and abroad. Their desire is that every child knows the love of a family and their Heavenly Father. Jay and Suzanne are the parents of three birth children, 24 adopted children, and two foster children. Their adopted children are from seven different countries and speak more than 10 different languages. Their adopted and foster children come from a background of trauma. Some of the Faske’s children were babies or toddlers when adopted, but most of them were older children who were considered unwanted children. Many have medical special needs. Suzanne has been a homeschool mom for more than 20 years. Her heart is that children from hard places find healing in loving families, get a good education, and break the cycle that led to the painful past that made them orphans. Friday, June 1, 4:30 pm, Alden Bridge— Homeschooling Adopted Children and Those Who Have Experienced Trauma

VALERIE FELDER

JENNIFER FLANDERS

Valerie is a family team builder whose life demonstrates God's call to grow and serve. Growing up in a Chicago ghetto, her parents taught her to be in that world while not being of it. After earning a math degree and a commission in the United States Air Force, she served at the rank of captain. She later became a homeschool mom, shaping her own family team of nine children by combining a mother's loving heart with the military principles of integrity, accountability, respect and responsiveness. Valerie and her husband Lee have homeschooled for over 26 years, teaming up to help her "feed God's sheep" as they mold their family for service. They work on-site with her SeniorFit fitness training program for 60 to 99-year old seniors and also support her as she educates expectant couples on natural childbirth. Valerie also serves as an adjunct professor, teaching business communication skills to female college students. Valerie is a nationally certified personal trainer and black belt martial artist who loves staying fit with her family. Valerie and Lee have graduated five of their children with four still in their nest. They love their close-knit family and their wonderful grandson.

Jennifer Flanders is passionate about faith and family. She is blessed to have a husband, Dr. Doug Flanders, who shares those passions. Their willingness to speak openly and honestly about their Christian beliefs and family values has led to television interviews with the BBC and America Tonight. Jennifer is a prolific writer, with more than 20 books to her credit (including “25 Ways to Communicate Respect to Your Husband,” which was voted CSPA’s Book of the Year), a weekly newspaper column entitled “Family Matters,” and two blogs for mothers: Loving Life at Home, where she writes about marriage and motherhood; and Flanders Family Homelife, where she posts tips on homeschooling, organization, family travel, and saving money. Jennifer holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Dallas Baptist University, where she met her husband in 1986. She completed two years of graduate work at Southern Methodist University in the same field, before they began their family. A mother of twelve, this thirty-year homeschool veteran is still teaching four children at home.

The Close-Knit Family

Saturday, June 2, 10:30 am, The Woodlands—Minding the Muddle: Schooling Multiple Children in Multiple Grades with Just 1 Teacher

Loving Life at Home—Booth #701

Friday, June 1, 4:30 pm, Waterway 7-8—Don't Stress Out: Hope for the Harried Homeschool Mom Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am, Waterway 7-8—Have Children, Will Travel Saturday, June 2, 3:00 pm, The Woodlands—A Season to Shine

FEATURED SPEAKERS

SUZANNE FASKE

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GREG GUDORF

BILLY HALLOWELL

DARA HALYDIER

Greg Gudorf is the CEO of Pure Flix Digital, a subsidiary of Pure Flix Entertainment. Pure Flix is the worldwide leader in faith and family-based entertainment. In his role, Greg has helped PureFlix.com become a top on-demand video subscription service. PureFlix. com provides alternatives to typical Hollywood content by streaming family-friendly movies, children's programming, documentaries, original series and more. Greg was also responsible for the company's foray into homeschooling, helping families complement their curriculums with video content that informs and enlightens.

Billy Hallowell works for Pure Flix Digital as the director of communications and content. Billy has been a journalist, commentator, public speaker and author for nearly 20 years. He is a frequent guest on programs such as Fox & Friends, The Sean Hannity Show and others. Billy is a former senior editor for FaithWire.com and a former faith and culture editor for TheBlaze.com. He is the author of "Fault Line" and two other books. Billy also made a cameo appearance in Pure Flix's recent movie "God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness."

Dara Halydier is a pastor’s wife, Bible teacher, conference and retreat speaker, mentor, friend and mother of five grown boys. She homeschooled for 21 years and now encourages others across the nation. Dara helped begin local homeschool support groups in Fort Worth and Georgetown. She is the executive director of Abiding Truth Ministry and author of the “Practical Proverbs” series and “As They Sit and Stand: A Resource and Guide for Teaching Your Children the Bible.” Her newest book is “Living Beautifully: Practical Proverbs for Women.” Dara shares from truths that she has learned through dealing with chronic pain and a disability, moving over 30 times, raising four boys with learning disabilities, and having overcome a past of abuse and shame to proclaim God’s grace, forgiveness and freedom. Dara teaches with humor, wisdom and vulnerability as she reaches out to encourage and equip the next generation.

Pure Flix Digital—Booth #708

Friday, June 1, 4:30 pm, Waterway 5— Navigating Today's Media, with Billy Hallowell

Pure Flix Digital—Booth #708

Friday, June 1, 4:30 pm, Waterway 5— Navigating Today's Media, with Greg Gudorf

Abiding Truth Ministry—Booth #912

Friday, June 1, 10:30 am, Waterway 7-8—Oops! My Child's Not Perfect! Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am, The Woodlands—When It Hurts to Homeschool Saturday, June 2, 10:30 am, Alden Bridge—Raising Exceptional Children—From Geniuses to Those with Learning Disabilities Saturday, June 2, 1:45 pm, Waterway 6—High School Fun! All the Subjects Without All the Textbooks

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MARY JAMES

LYNDSAY LAMBERT

Mary James lives in Conroe, Texas, and is the mother of eight children. She began homeschooling in 1989, and expects to be homeschooling for several years to come. In 1999, Mary founded Smoothing the Way, a non-profit organization which seeks to meet the needs of new homeschoolers. In addition to serving as president of Smoothing the Way, Mary serves on the Texas Home School Coalition’s Board of Directors, and continues her popular speaking ministry at several homeschool conferences each year. In her workshops, Mary draws not only from her personal experience as a homeschooling mom, but also from her many years of working with families new to this lifestyle. Speaking from her heart with warmth and humor, she encourages her listeners to face the often daunting task of educating their children at home. For more information, visit www.smoothingtheway.com.

Lyndsay Lambert graduated from Texas Tech University and homeschooled her four now-grown children for 16 years. She has assisted Tim (her husband of more than 40 years) in serving the homeschool community for several decades. Together they founded and led their local homeschool support group. From 1990 to 2013 she assisted in running Texas Home School Coalition. Lyndsay has now retired in order to have more time to be a grandmother to her seven grandchildren and to be the biblical older woman that she believes God has called her to be. Join Lyndsay at her blog: FromAnOlderWoman.com.

Friday, June 1, 9:00 am, The Woodlands—Beyond Hormones: Homeschooling Teens with Emotional or Psychological Challenges

FromAnOlderWoman.com

Thursday, May 31, 1:00 pm, Waterway 5—Ready, Set, Now What Do I Do? with Tim Lambert (New to Homeschooling Session) Thursday, May 31, 3:30 pm, Waterway 5—Hindsight is 20/20: If We Could Do It All Over Again! with Roxanne Parks (New to Homeschooling Session) Saturday, June 2, 10:30 am, Waterway 7-8—Confessions of an Organizationally Challenged Homeschool Mom

STEPHANIE LAMBERT

Texas Home School Coalition— Booth #404 Stephanie Lambert was homeschooled before homeschooling was officially legal in Texas, because her parents had a vision for instilling strong values and providing a quality education to their four children. Since graduating, she has volunteered for various political campaigns (including President George W. Bush's campaign) and served as a staff member on Texas Governor Rick Perry's campaign. Stephanie ultimately dedicated her life to serving Christ through her local church and her work with the Texas Home School Coalition (THSC), the homeschool, family advocacy and support organization for the state of Texas. During her time with THSC, Stephanie has served as Director of Events, Director of Development, and now as THSC’s Executive Director. She has a passion for empowering and encouraging parents to raise their children to know Christ and be the next generation of leaders our country needs. Saturday, June 2, 3:00 pm, Alden Bridge—What is THSC Thinking? The Purpose and Goals of Your State Organization

Saturday, June 2, 1:45 pm, Waterway 5—Mom-to-Mom Panel

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Smoothing the Way—Booth #501

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PETER LAMBERT

BECKY MULDROW

Peter Lambert is a small business owner with many years of experience in youth-related work, including Director of THSC’s Teen Staff. He and his wife Rita are beginning homeschool parents of an inquisitive five-year-old. Peter greatly enjoyed his own homeschool education, and considers himself a highly gruntled homeschool graduate. However, he warns that his childhood exploits as a student have been clouded in myth and legend by the mists of time, so you can’t believe everything his mother says in those other workshops.

Becky Muldrow is the founder and creator of Dual Credit at Home, a 49-week study program that helps students of all ages pursue an accredited bachelor’s degree through earning credits by exam. Becky, wife and homeschool mother of 10, used this system successfully with her own children and eagerly shares her technique of earning accredited degrees while still in high school with families across the nation. Becky looks forward to helping high school students not only reach but exceed their academic goals.

Saturday, June 2, 1:45 pm, Waterway 7-8—"Homeschooling Ruined My Life": Will You Ever Wish You'd Taken a Different Path?

Dual Credit at Home—Booth #416

Friday, June 1, 9:00 am, Waterway 6— Creating a 4-Year Plan for Your High School Student Friday, June 1, 4:30 pm, Waterway 6— Developing An Impressive High School Transcript Saturday, June 2, 3:00 pm, Waterway 6—Want To Earn A Bachelor's Degree During High School? Here's How!

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JEREMY NEWMAN

Texas Home School Coalition—Booth #404 Jeremy Newman became director of public policy for THSC in the fall of 2013 after serving as a policy analyst on the 2013 THSC Watchmen team. Jeremy is a homeschool graduate and has been involved in homeschooling from an early age when he moved to Texas from California. The third of six children, Jeremy now lives with his wife Addi in Dallas where he teaches Lincoln-Douglas debate in the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA), a national homeschool speech and debate league. Friday, June 1, 4:30 pm, The Woodlands—Upcoming Public Policies: What's at Stake for the Future of Homeschooling Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am, Waterway 6— The Power of Communication: Why Your High Schooler Needs Speech and Debate


ROXANNE PARKS

NATHAN PEGORS

PEGGY PLOYHAR

Roxanne's passion is to speak power and truth into the lives of women. She has spoken in hundreds of venues both large and small. As a certified life coach accredited by the American Association of Christian Counselors, Roxanne delights in cheering her clients toward discovering direction and purpose through Christ. Roxanne leads fourday power-packed weekends that offer small group life coaching sessions in a retreat-type environment. In her first book, “Are You Enough?”, Roxanne shares the ups and downs of her homeschool journey—an inspirational story whether you homeschool or not. "Roxanne is the ultimate encourager! With passion and transparency, she connects with her audience and offers inspirational wisdom—all delivered with love and humor."

Nathan Pegors has worked with Worldview Academy since 2006 as a discipleship staff member, discipleship director, and member of the theology faculty. He received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from LeTourneau University and his master’s in humanities from Faulkner University. Nathan and his wife Heather have one daughter. They reside in Cañon City, Colorado, where Nathan teaches at Worldview Academy's gap year program, Worldview at the Abbey.

Peggy's homeschool journey started when her oldest child was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. With 15 years of homeschooling now under her belt, she thanks God for all the experience that He has given her so that she can encourage other special needs homeschooling parents. Peggy and her husband Doug live in Conroe, Texas, where they still homeschool the youngest of their three children (21, 19 and 13).

RoxanneParks.com—Booth #814

Thursday, May 31, 3:30 pm, Waterway 5—Hindsight is 20/20: If We Could Do It All Over Again! with Lyndsay Lambert (New to Homeschooling Session)

Worldview Academy—Booth #218

Friday, June 1, 1:45 pm, Alden Bridge— TechnoBabel: Navigating a Technology Saturated Culture Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am, Alden Bridge—Finding Yourself: Transgender, Homosexuality and Identity in Christ Saturday, June 2, 1:45 pm, Alden Bridge—Skin Deep

SPED Homeschool—Booth #609

Friday, June 1, 10:30 am, Alden Bridge—Navigating the Trends in Special Needs Homeschooling Friday, June 1, 1:45 pm, The Woodlands—How to Write an IEP and Use It Effectively in Your Homeschool Saturday, June 2, 1:45 pm, The Woodlands—Skill and Transition Planning for Homeschool Education

Saturday, June 2, 10:30 am, Waterway 6—Surviving and Thriving Through the Teen Years

Saturday, June 2, 3:00 pm, Waterway 5—Homeschooling: The Marriage Priority

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Saturday, June 2, 1:45 pm, Waterway 1-4—Mom-to-Mom Panel

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THARA REINITZ Thara (pronounced like Sarah with a "th") Reinitz is a second-generation homeschooler. A graduate of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, she has been teaching in various capacities from after-school to preschool to birth education for the last 10 years. A self-proclaimed "crunchy mom," Thara loves learning, and her three kids keep her busy. Visit her West Texas home and you might find her in the kitchen, garden or posting tips about green beauty on Instagram. Find her on her blog at www. prov31inprogress.com Thursday, May 31, 2:15 pm, Waterway 5—The 3 P's of Homeschooling

DRS. TED AND JOHNNIE SEAGO Parent and Child Educational Services —Booth #409

Ted Seago has been married to Johnnie Seago for 39 years. Together, they have raised eight children (five of which are adopted) and spent 22 years home educating their children. The Seagos have 14 grandchildren and live in the Houston area. Ted Seago has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in education from Lamar University and earned his doctorate in education from the University of Houston. In addition to his duties as pastor of community life at Restoration Church in Montgomery, Texas, he has served as a headmaster, a classroom instructor and a college professor. He is also a certified life coach, teacher, and speaker with the John Maxwell Team. Johnnie Seago has been an educational leader in public, private and home education since 1981. She is active in for-profit and not-for-profit private education, public school and educational research. Additionally, she is a consultant to corporations involving leadership and team-building training, and an expert witness in court hearings regarding educational options for families. Thursday, May 31, 1:15 pm, Waterway 7-8—Time Management for Busy Homeschool Leaders (Texas Leaders Conference) Friday, June 1, 1:45 pm, Waterway 6— Post-High School Options Saturday, June 2, 3:00 pm, Waterway 7-8—How Can I Motivate My Unmotivated Child

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SUSAN SEAY

Mentor 4 Moms—Booth #102 Susan Seay is a Mentor 4 Moms, mother of seven, author, speaker and voice of hope to moms around the globe. Come join her sessions to be encouraged and receive practical tools to use when you get home today! Learn what intentional parents do differently and how to apply these principles in your own home. Saturday, June 2, 10:30 am, Waterway 5—The Intentional Mom Saturday, June 2, 1:45 pm, Waterway 5—5 Questions to Ask When Your Kids Won't Listen Saturday, June 2, 3:00 pm, Waterway 1-4—The 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Kids Every Year


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Workshops & Events THURSDAY, MAY 31

10:00 am Teen Staff Begins 11:30 am - 12:45 pm Teen Staff Lunch Break 12:00 pm Registration Opens

TEXAS LEADERS CONFERENCE (WATERWAY 7-8) Thursday, May 31, 1:15 pm—Drs. Ted and Johnnie Seago Time Management for Busy Homeschool Leaders

NEW TO HOMESCHOOL SEMINAR (WATERWAY 5) Thursday, May 31, 1:00 pm—Tim and Lyndsay Lambert Ready, Set, Now What Do I Do? Where do I get curriculum? Do I have to make bulletin boards? How do I teach several grades at once? Do I need to have lesson plans and give grades? Do I need a lawyer? What about socialization? What exactly does Texas law say about homeschooling? Tim and Lyndsay Lambert answer these questions and more as they give advice to new homeschoolers.

Time management is an invaluable tool for busy families, but it's an absolute necessity for homeschool group leaders. Come learn time management tricks from Ted and Johnnie Seago and become more efficient in your leadership lifestyle. Thursday, May 31, 2:00 pm—Tim Lambert State of the State Join Tim Lambert and fellow homeschool group leaders for this candid perspective and review of current and potential issues impacting homeschooling families in the great state of Texas.

Thursday, May 31, 2:15 pm—Thara Reinitz The Three P's of Homeschooling

Thursday, May 31, 3:15 pm—Rick Green

Homeschooling has changed a lot since those first years, but the stress felt by parents as they start this journey remains the same. There is help! Come hear some strategies, tips and maybe even some homeschool hacks based on my years as a homeschool student and now as a homeschool mom.

Incorporating Civics Into Your Cooperative—A Time Especially for Leaders

Thursday, May 31, 3:30 pm—Lyndsay Lambert and Roxanne Parks Hindsight is 20/20: If We Could Do It All Over Again! Sometimes, don't we wish we could go back and have a "do-over"? There are so many lessons that we learn through experience! Since age (supposedly) brings wisdom, come hear Lyndsay Lambert and Roxanne Parks share a few tips that life has taught them.

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Government, history, economics … these topics usually put students and parents to sleep, yet they are some of the most important things we must teach if we expect the next generation to be good citizens and preserve the republic. Come listen as Rick shares tips and methods for incorporating history and civics into your support group, bringing them to life, keeping them fun, engaging the students, seeking truth and making the lessons count for generations to come. 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Opens Teen Staff Dismissed Exhibit Hall Closes


Thursday, May 31, 8:15 pm—Ray Comfort

GENERAL SESSIONS (WATERWAY 1-4)

Divine Justice How could God, whom the Bible says is both good and loving, possibly create hell?

Thursday, May 31, 7:15 pm—Dr. Emerson Eggerichs The Respect Effect Emerson Eggerichs will decode simple and powerful communication tips that will unlock your son's soul and empower you as a parent.

8:00 pm 9:30 pm

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FRIDAY, JUNE 1

9:00 AM WORKSHOPS Ken Ham (Waterway 1-4) Why the 20's Generation Will Change the Church and Culture Statistical research shows that approximately two-thirds of young people in America are leaving the church by the time they reach college age—with very few returning. In this keynote session, Ken Ham looks at data published in the book "Already Gone" which shows that a lack of teaching foundational apologetics and biblical worldview in churches and Christian homes is a leading cause for this mass departure. He compares this data with new statistical research published in the book "Ready to Return," showing that the millennial generation is more secularized in their worldview than ever. Millennials who currently attend church are going to be the voice of the Church in the future, and we need to do something before we lose another generation. By taking a strong stand on biblical authority, rooting out compromise, and teaching apologetics, we can reclaim lost and coming generations for Christ. Rick Green (Waterway 5) With ALL Your MIND The Bible has always told us to think on those things which are noble and good and true, to let the weak say they are strong, that as a man thinketh so is he, and on and on … now,

neurological science is proving the Bible right once again as it reveals to us how God designed the brain to be renewed—literally rewired and retrained. When we intentionally, purposefully, consistently wash our thoughts with His Word and program our computer with His promises, the brain is literally remade … the old neurological connections are overridden with new ones and we truly replace the old man with what Paul called the new man. Learn how to practically replace bad habits, how to restore a joyful attitude, and how to instill your children with one of the most important life skills of all … renewing the mind! Becky Muldrow (Waterway 6) Create a 4-Year Plan For Your High School Student A detailed plan can pave the way for a smooth high school experience. Come listen as Becky walks you through the creation of a comprehensive four-year plan. You'll personalize what you learn and pencil in a plan that will motivate both you and your teen! You will not want to miss this detailed session which is sure to set you on the path to success. Mary James (The Woodlands) Beyond Hormones, Homeschooling Teens with Emotional or Psychological Challenges As a homeschool parent, you have experienced your share of challenges. None are more difficult than teaching through an emotional or psychological challenge. Join Mary James for this firsthand look at emotional challenges that your teen may encounter and how to successfully teach through each trial. Topics covered in this session include eating disorders, selfharm, depression and more.

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Dan Celia (Alden Bridge) The Fear of Money—Have We Separated Our Faith From Our Finances? Part 1 Money is the one subject in the Bible on which the Lord actually tells his followers to test Him. (Malachi 3:10) Faith blots out financial fear when we choose to both test Him and trust Him. So how do we start? Trust is developed by learning biblical principles on the nature of God as our Father, understanding parables on finance and receiving timely advice. Learn how to infuse your finances with faith—and remember, it's okay to test Him on this! Part 1: Luke 12:29-32—The Father Knows Our Needs

tion 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 students). Exhibitor: Real Reading Company 9:30 am

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10:30 AM WORKSHOPS Ray Comfort (Waterway 1-4)

Dr. Ray Bohlin (Creekside Park)

America's Greatest Sin—It's Not What You Think

Your Student Doesn't Have to 'Graduate From God' After High School!

One prevalent sin opens the door to every other sin, and most Christians couldn't even define what it is.

Probe Ministries has been teaching worldview and apologetics for 40 years and has offered a total-immersion high schoolers' camp for 20 years which allows students to grow in their faith, gaining confidence and learning evidence for Christianity. This workshop provides insight and suggestions on how to strengthen your students' faith before they leave home. Exhibitor: Probe Ministries Mind Games Camp

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs (Waterway 5) If It Weren't For the Kids, I'd be a Great Parent! Emerson Eggerichs gives practical tools and hilarious insights on how to be a parent who functions in freedom.

Dr. Shannon M. Nason (College Park)

Dara Halydier (Waterway 7-8)

Classical Academy Online: Classical Education at Home

Oops! My Child's Not Perfect!!

Classical Academy Online provides a distinctive classical education that pursues knowledge, promotes virtue and prepares students for prosperous lives in a free society. A tuition-free school, we meet the needs of Texas families who prefer the safe and nurturing environment of home. Come learn about our innovative program! Sponsor: iSchool Virtual Academy Deede Cauley (Sterling Ridge) Spelling and Comprehension Problems? We Have Answers! Reading and Spelling Pure & Simple Learn simple steps that 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 informa34  Called to Teach Homeschool Convention — The Woodlands

What does a godly child look like, compared to a perfect child? Trying to raise a perfect child will lead to rebellion, low self-esteem and other problems, while raising a godly child will lead to grace, joy and freedom. How did God raise His kids? First came the law, then grace. We as parents need to start out with law and then move to grace as our kids get older (with a scriptural basis in Galatians 3:22-26 and 4:1-7). Join Dara to walk through aspects of the law that can be incorporated into your family (written rules, concise expectations, rewards and punishments, etc.), after which she will discuss moving toward grace as the child matures and grows. Chad Christiansen (Waterway 6) How Your High School Student Can Change the World In a time filled with uncertainty, it is critical that godly young people be willing to escape the ordinary and stand as beacons of light in this dark world. Corporate, political and spiritual circles are searching for leaders who are willing to break out of


Tim Lambert (The Woodlands) So, What's the Dad Supposed to Do? What is a father's responsibility before the Lord? Aren't most homeschools the domain of the mother? Tim Lambert, a homeschooling dad of 16 years, helps dads discover their part in a successful homeschool experience for their families. Peggy Ployhar (Alden Bridge) Navigating the Trends in Special Needs Homeschooling Special education homeschooling has changed a lot since homeschooling started. Each year the changes are becoming more dramatic. Some of these changes have been tremendously helpful to parents who homeschool children with special educational needs, while others have made navigating the option to homeschool much more challenging. Join Peggy Ployhar, the Founder and CEO of SPED Homeschool, as she takes you through the history, current trends, and her projections for the future of special education homeschooling, She'll show how amidst these changes parents can best tap into a supportive community, helpful resources, and workable curriculum options for their children and most of all help their child succeed. Laurie Stilwell (Creekside Park) Teaching Multiple Ages Together With Your Sanity Intact Have kids of different ages? Want to teach all of them without losing your sanity in the process? We can help! Learn how to group suitable subjects so that everybody learns together. Develop a plan that grows with your kids, giving them gradual ownership and responsibility over their own learning. Exhibitor: Friends and Heroes

Dan Celia (College Park) The Fear of Money: Have We Separated Our Faith From Our Finances? Part 2 Money is the one subject in the Bible on which the Lord actually tells His followers to test Him. (Malachi 3:10) Faith overcomes financial fear when we choose to test and trust God. How do we start? Trust is developed by understanding that our Father knows our needs (Luke 12:29-32), learning parables on finance, and receiving timely advice. Learn how to infuse your finances with faith—and remember, it's okay to test Him on this! Part 2: Galatians 6:7—Finances—Sowing and Reaping Sponsor: Timothy Plan Debbie Oberste (Sterling Ridge) Math is More Than Just Numbers with RightStart Math Poetry is beautiful because it has rhyme, reason and pattern. It is more than letters, just as math is more than numbers. RightStart Math becomes poetry when it's explored and understood. Do you see patterns in math? If you said "no," you need to come and discover the beauty of math! Exhibitor: RightStart Mathematics by Activities for Learning Inc.

11:45 am - 1:45 pm Adults Lunch and Shopping Break Special Buddies Lunch Break 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Kids Convention, Preteen and Teen Staff Lunch Break

1:45 PM WORKSHOPS Ken Ham (Waterway 1-4) Developing a Truly Christian Worldview This workshop shows how Genesis 1-11 is foundational to developing a truly Christian worldview. As Ken Ham walks you through the Seven C's of history, you will see how all the Christian doctrines essential for a truly biblical worldview are founded in the geology, biology, astronomy and anthropology recorded in Genesis.

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their comfort zones and attempt great things for God. Families are also in a desperate state without individuals who know what they believe and who have the ability to communicate effectively. Chad will share the urgent need for young leaders and will equip you to raise a generation passionate about making a difference. Come learn how to equip and inspire your children to use their talents in ways that will count for eternity!

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Dr. Emerson Eggerichs (Waterway 5)

Julie Marshall (Creekside Park)

If It Weren't For the Kids, I'd Be a Great Parent!

Experience Excellence in Writing

Emerson Eggerichs gives practical tools and hilarious insights on how to be a parent who functions in freedom. Rick Green (Waterway 7-8) Defend Your Family! What does the Second Amendment really mean to your family? Most importantly, how do you practically live out your rights and defend your family? Rick and his family will share the history of the Second Amendment and how they have enjoyed learning proper firearms tactical training to defend themselves and others. You will learn how to intellectually defend the Constitution and will also receive some practical and powerful tips on the actual physical defense of your family. Drs. Ted and Johnnie Seago (Waterway 6) Post High School Options A review of all the "other" options that a homeschool graduate may consider, such as internships, online classes, travel, workstudy programs, ministry and local college classes. Peggy Ployhar (The Woodlands) How to Write an IEP and Use It Effectively in Your Homeschool An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is a tool public and private school special needs teachers use to set progress goals for their students. Join Peggy Ployhar, the CEO of SPED Homeschool, for a very "how-to" oriented introduction on the basics of writing and implementing an IEP, homeschool style. This talk will take you through the entire process of the hows and whys of an IEP, the legality of using a homeschool IEP based on the American Disabilities Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as well as many teaching strategies on how to reach IEP goals for specific diagnosis and learning struggles.

Come and discover award-winning Institute for 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 Michelle Jarrell (College Park) Learning Strategies for Better Retention Has your child ever read something only to completely forget it five minutes later? Come learn about effective strategies that help students organize, retain and explain most types of reading material. Sponsor: BJU Press Christy Quintanilla (Sterling Ridge) Maximize Potential with Montessori Teaching Tips Montessori is a unique educational approach that nurtures a child's intrinsic desire to learn. Personalized learning focuses on the whole child and advances development. Discover the power of the three-period lesson, multisensory teaching and the importance of presenting the concrete before the abstract. Exhibitor: ShillerLearning: Montessori at Home 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm Coffee and Shopping Break

2:45 PM SPECIAL FELLOWSHIPS Facilitator: Valerie Felder (Waterway 7-8) Minority Families Special Fellowship Are you interested in meeting other families who relate to the struggles you face? Join in for this time of sharing and friendship. Facilitator: Becky Muldrow (Waterway 6) High School Families Special Fellowship

Nathan Pegors (Alden Bridge) TechnoBabel: Navigating a Technology Saturated Culture What does the Bible have to say about technology? More than you think. In this lecture, you’ll examine the Tower of Babel story (Genesis 11) to build a biblical understanding of technology. Then, you’ll contemplate how to apply those principles to your life. 36  Called to Teach Homeschool Convention — The Woodlands

Join fellow families currently walking through life with a high school student and be encouraged in this time of sharing and friendship. Facilitator: Valerie Bolieu (The Woodlands) Single Parent Special Fellowship Talk with single parents who understand the struggles you face. Come visit with others who have shared similar experiences.


Facilitators: Drs. Ted and Johnnie Seago (Alden Bridge)

Jennifer Flanders (Waterway 7-8)

Grandparents Special Fellowship

Don't Stress Out: Hope for the Harried Homeschool Mom

Facilitator: Mary James (Creekside Park) Families Dealing with Mental Health Issues Special Fellowship Join fellow families to discuss the implications of teaching a child with emotional challenges or mental health struggles. Learn about potential solutions and strategies to deal with issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, depression and more. Facilitator: Nathan Macias (College Park) Special Fellowship for Dads Camaraderie is important! Come hang out with other homeschool dads during this special time of fun and fellowship. Facilitator: Peggy Ployhar (Sterling Ridge) Special Needs Fellowship Join families who have walked the path of dealing with special needs for a time of fellowship and encouragement.

4:30 PM WORKSHOPS Ken Ham (Waterway 1-4) How to Raise Godly Children in an Ungodly World In this discussion, Ken Ham will help parents understand the importance of training children on a truly biblical foundation by giving examples from his own upbringing. What does the Bible say (not your opinion) on how to bring up children, train them, discipline them and educate them? What should your priorities be in educating your child? Come be inspired and equipped with answers as you lead your family in the truth! Greg Gudorf and Billy Hallowell (Waterway 5) Navigating Today's Media As a homeschool parent, it's difficult to navigate today's media landscape. There's so much content to choose from and most of it simply isn't appropriate for school-age children. But there are clean, valuable programs out there. The question is, how do you find this content and can any of it actually enhance a homeschool's learning? Find out in this special session featuring Greg Gudorf (CEO of PureFlix.com) and Billy Hallowell as they provide you with a roadmap.

Are there more things on your to-do list than you can accomplish in a week, a month or a year? Do you feel hopelessly hurried and harried? Are you plagued with anxiety? If so, this talk is for you! Learn strategies for dealing with stress in ways that will restore health and happiness and that will make your home the haven of peace that it was meant to be. Becky Muldrow (Waterway 6) Developing an Impressive High School Transcript A high school transcript can be one of the most intimidating parts of homeschooling through high school. What do you include? What should it look like? If you are homeschooling a high school student, or are preparing to do so, this session is for you! From volunteer credits to actual transcript design, Becky's got you covered. Included in this session is access to a fantastic free template that you can modify for your family! Panel Members: Tim Lambert, Rick Green and Jeremy Newman (The Woodlands) Upcoming Public Policies: What's at Stake for the Future of Homeschooling The stakes have never been higher for homeschoolers. Join our panel for a valuable Q&A session. We address increasing scrutiny, suspicion and even intolerance from many elected and appointed officials as the popularity of homeschooling has increased and as successful graduates have entered the public eye. Recent cases have drawn negative attention to homeschooling, and many states are responding with efforts to regulate homeschooling. That may happen in Texas as well. Come for a discussion of how we can be prepared to defend homeschooling. The impact of public policy on American homeschoolers cannot be overstated! Join our experts for the latest insights on the future of homeschooling. Suzanne Faske (Alden Bridge) Homeschooling Adopted Children and Those Who Have Experienced Trauma Will my children ever heal from their painful pasts? How does knowing more about our brains and relationships help open up a child's mind to learning? How can we create a therapeutic environment, where healing is infused within the educational process? This workshop will explore these

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Meet other grandparents who play a role in the education of their grandchildren and understand the challenges that you face. Come fellowship with others who are walking a similar road.

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and other questions related to homeschooling children from hard places. We will discuss spiritual healing, breaking down barriers, and practical strategies to help your adopted or foster children reach their fullest potentials. Beverly Parrish (Creekside Park) Dyslexic Thought and Perception—A Different Perspective Unlike most experts, the Davis Dyslexia Correction program understands how dyslexic people think and capitalizes on their strengths instead of focusing on what is "wrong" with their brains. It is a simple approach in contrast with typical interventions for dyslexic thinkers. Would it be the right fit for your child? Exhibitor: Learn Your Way Michelle Brumley (College Park) STEM Field Trips at iFLY iFLY's unique vertical wind tunnel provides the perfect opportunity to show students how exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) can be! Our education program was designed by professional educators to support and enhance STEM learning in the classroom. Sponsor: iFly Dakota Lynch (Sterling Ridge) How to Memorize a Book of the Bible in 15 Minutes a Day Master the techniques used by Scripture memorizers around the world. Then, use them to memorize any book of the Bible in just 15 minutes a day! We'll cover audio and visual memory methods, as well as how to lay the groundwork for successful memorization through structural analysis. Exhibitor: Scripture Memory Fellowship

6:00 pm Kids Convention, Preteen and Special Buddies Programs Pick-up (Please be prompt) Teen Staff Dismissed Exhibit Hall Closes 7:00 pm Doors Open for Evening Programs 7:30 pm Evening Programs Begin

7:30 PM EVENING PROGRAMS John Erickson (Waterway 1-4) Hank's Family in Concert Come join John and Kris Erickson as they invite you into the endearing and wholesome world of Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security. Enjoy hearing the Ericksons sing the songs and tell the stories that you've come to love in the "Hank the Cowdog" books. Get to know Hank's "family" as the Ericksons also share their experiences with homeschooling their own children, creating Hank stories and yes, living life on a ranch. While Mom is enjoying Encouragement by Chocolate, Dad and the kids can laugh and sing with Hank! Pam Tebow (Waterway 6) "The Unexpected Blessings of the Homeschool Mom" at Encouragement by Chocolate A long list of unexpected blessings resulted from Pam homeschooling for 25 years. Regardless of whether you're a beginner or a seasoned veteran, the hope of God's blessings on your family through your efforts to homeschool is an encouragement to keep on keeping on.

SATURDAY, JUNE 2 8:00 am 8:30 am

Registration Opens Kids Convention, Preteen, and Special Buddies Programs Begin Teen Staff Begins

9:00 AM WORKSHOPS Pam Tebow (Waterway 1-4) The Gift and the Goal How do we really love our kids as gifts from the Lord and aim them toward a target like the archer aims an arrow? With the biblical framework of Psalm 127 and with practical tips from

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25 years of homeschooling five children, Pam encourages imperfect parents to love and train imperfect children. You can help them lead a life of purpose and influence!

Nathan Pegors (Alden Bridge)

Ken Ham (Waterway 5)

Who am I? This lecture is a personal look at how we struggle with identity and how we can help others in this area.

Many people believe that the battle between Christianity and humanism (or creation and evolution) is a battle over who has more "facts." However, the real battle is actually over the interpretation of the same facts, based upon different presuppositions or biases. Until Christians understand that, they will not learn how to defend the Christian faith and think in a true biblical manner. After attending this session, your perspective may never be the same! Jennifer Flanders (Waterway 7-8) Have Children, Will Travel Discussion points of this talk include packing and traveling tips for families on the go and ideas for planning memorable vacations and educational field trips that are both budget-friendly and family-minded. Jeremy Newman (Waterway 6) The Power of Communication: Why Your High Schooler Needs Speech and Debate Speech and debate is perhaps the single most practical and universally applicable component of education accessible to our society. Communication is the first and last tool in the resolution of any social conflict or social problem. Although its benefits are almost universally appreciated, they are taken advantage of far less often. Come and hear the joint presentation from THSC Director of Public Policy Jeremy Newman and a representative of NCFCA speech and debate. You will learn what speech and debate can offer to your students and why high school is the time to do it. Dara Halydier (The Woodlands) When It Hurts to Homeschool Life happens—even to homeschoolers. Dara will share her story of homeschooling against the norm of the 1980s and her parents' wishes. She tells of homeschooling through difficult pregnancies, the birth of twins, five major surgeries, a child with a broken back, four children with learning disabilities, 27 moves and chronic pain. Dara tells her story with humor, God's grace and joy in the midst. Sometimes it hurts to homeschool, but with God, all things are possible!

Kate Alva (Creekside Park) Reaction vs. Reason: How the 5 Common Topics Can Help Navigate the Teen Years Discover how to use a classical tool of learning, the Five Common Topics, and immediately improve communication with your teen! This discussion is more than just theory; participants will be equipped with a powerful tool to begin using today to lead your teens into truth, wisdom, and deeper relationships with you and the Lord. Exhibitor: Classical Conversations Woody Robertson (College Park) How to Homeschool High School In this session, Woody walks parents through the high school years and provides a fresh look at the unique opportunities available to homeschoolers. He'll talk about dual credit, transcripts and getting ready for college. But most of all, he'll discuss how to escape the conveyor belt of modern education, which confines students to a curriculum's prescribed scope and sequence. Instead, he'll encourage a personalized education that will give students autonomy to learn at their paces and abilities, provide hands-on application, and ultimately inspire lifelong learning. Sponsor: Lumerit Education Robert Logan (Sterling Ridge) Making A Difference: Children with Character What can you instill in your children that will count for eternity? The answer is teaching them a Christ-centered character that yields social, scholastic and spiritual growth. What a difference a godly child could make in this world! Exhibitor: ACE—Accelerated Christian Education 9:30 am

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Defending the Christian Faith in Today's World

Finding Yourself: Transgender, Homosexuality and Identity in Christ

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10:30 AM WORKSHOPS Ken Ham (Waterway 1-4) How to Present the Gospel in Today's Secularized Culture Today, most missionaries and evangelists do not see Genesis as a key to reaching people with the Gospel. In these times, however, an understanding of the history recorded in Genesis (e.g., the origin of sin) is foundational to fully grasping the Gospel message. Realizing how our culture has changed its thinking regarding earth history is critical to knowing how people should be presented with the Gospel! Susan Seay (Waterway 5) The Intentional Mom With busy schedules and long to-do lists, it's easy to get swept up and feel lost, but some moms seem to thrive in the midst of it all—the Intentional Moms. Come to an encouraging message for moms to remind you that no matter what you may be facing, God didn't make a mistake in choosing you to be the mom. Learn a practical tool that has helped moms to silence "the committee" (those cranky voices in your head).

counselor, financier and more. With all those responsibilities, how is it possible to teach multiple children at different academic levels? This session offers creative solutions from a mother of nine children who was determined to neither lose her mind nor waste her children's minds in the process. Come listen as Valerie shares effective strategies to masterfully manage your own multifaceted schooling experience. Dara Halydier (Alden Bridge) Raising Exceptional Children—From Geniuses to Those With Learning Disabilities This is Dara's personal story of raising five boys with various needs. Let her encourage you that God has a purpose for your child, just like he or she is. God did not make a mistake! She will discuss how to accept each child's individual challenges and how to help that child reach fullest potential. Dara and Tracy raised two boys with genius IQ's and homeschooled them successfully! One of these children also had ADHD, dyslexia, and Asperger's syndrome. The other three boys were of average intelligence and successfully graduated despite their dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADD and ADHD. Each is on a very unique path, but all are becoming the men that God created them to be. They have good self-esteem, are excited about life, and love and follow God. What more could a parent ask for?

Lyndsay Lambert (Waterway 7-8) Confessions of an Organizationally Challenged Homeschool Mom Like 99 percent of homeschool moms, do you have more to do than can possibly be done? Do you need encouragement? Would you like to know about a secret weapon that can help you in that battle? Lyndsay will share ideas that helped her be a (reasonably) successful domestic engineer while juggling homeschooling, raising four children, being a helpmeet to her husband and more. Roxanne Parks (Waterway 6) Surviving and Thriving Through the Teen Years Roxanne gives 12 insightful ways to understand and keep sanity through the often-turbulent years of hormones and teenagers. Valerie Felder (The Woodlands) Minding the Muddle: Schooling Multiple Children in Multiple Grades with Just 1 Teacher When you answered the call to homeschool your children, you all at once took on the roles of bus driver, nurse, school 40  Called to Teach Homeschool Convention — The Woodlands

Daniel Shaw (Creekside Park) Preparing Students for College Writing This workshop will survey the strong writing skills that students are expected to have in college and will suggest methods to develop readiness. Among the necessary proficiencies are higher-level writing tasks such as analysis, synthesis, argumentation and evaluation. Students must be able to think and write strategically, critically and independently, whether they're analyzing a short story in a literature course, studying a scientific method in a biology class or drawing conclusions about a marketing strategy. Exhibitor: Belhaven University—High Scholars Dual Enrollment Lisa Branch (College Park) Unlock the Einstein Inside: Applying New Brain Science to Wake Up the Smart in Your Child Are you an educator or parent seeking to understand the effects that cognitive skills (visual and auditory processing, working and long-term memory, attention skills, and more) have on learning? If so, this fun and interactive workshop


Peter Lambert (Waterway 7-8) “Homeschooling Ruined My Life”: Will You Ever Wish You'd Taken a Different Path?

Ashley Black (Sterling Ridge)

Isn't homeschooling supposed to be the perfect educational model? Why, then, are some grads disgruntled about their homeschool educations? Let's move beyond the easy answers and take a challenging, thought-provoking look at what we can reasonably expect from the homeschool experience.

Empower Your Children To Be Successful Money Managers

Dara Halydier (Waterway 6)

Introducing The Kingdom Code, a groundbreaking, Bible-based program that introduces money management, budgeting and entrepreneurial skills to kids. Discover how integrity, confidence and a strong work ethic can be developed as students create and operate a business of their very own! Exhibitor: The Kingdom Code 11:45 am - 1:45 pm Adults Lunch and Shopping Break Special Buddies Lunch break 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Kids Convention, Preteen and Teen Staff Lunch Break 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Texas Renaissance Festival School Days Presents: Sword Fight (Dining Hall)

1:45 PM WORKSHOPS Lyndsay Lambert, Roxanne Parks, and Bev Parrish (Waterway 1-4) Mom-to-Mom Panel Have you ever wanted to gather a group of experienced homeschool moms together and ask them a million questions? Now is your chance! From curriculum questions and toddler troubles to dinner prep and marriage tips—no question is too small! Come and be encouraged as these homeschool moms share their hearts and answer your questions. Susan Seay (Waterway 5) 5 Questions to Ask When Your Kids Won't Listen If you find yourself saying the same things over and over to your kids and being met with their blank stares, you need to know the 5 questions that can turn this around.

High School Fun! All the Subjects Without All the Textbooks Textbooks have their place, but all textbooks and no fun makes a lot of homeschoolers want to throw schooling out the window! Dara will share ideas about how to carry on with the spontaneity of fun through the high school years without compromising the knowledge needed to get into college. Having five boys in or through college, she has insight and experience about what is really required to attend college. She will inspire your creative genius to think outside the textbook box and enjoy the last few years that your teenager will be at home. Peggy Ployhar (The Woodlands) Skill & Transition Planning for Homeschool Education Any parent knows a student's learning goes beyond basic academics. But, parents of special needs students are even more aware of this truth. Successful post-homeschool transitioning of a special needs student requires planning. In this talk, Peggy Ployhar, the CEO of SPED Homeschool, takes parents of special needs homeschooling students through a plan that helps them be intentional in setting up a transition plan that will ready their student for life beyond homeschool. Nathan Pegors (Alden Bridge) Skin Deep Be prepared for controversy as you consider what culture has taught you about beauty in all of its dysfunction. The culture firmly believes that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but is it? Is beauty really all that important? Find out what God thinks about beauty.

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Larry Blythe (Creekside Park) Exploring Homeschooling With Apologia Why do you homeschool? What do you hope to achieve? How will you get there? Every homeschool family should ask themselves these questions. Apologia is here to help you as you answer them. Come explore our resources and curricula which will help you find joy in the journey as you build strong families through an atmosphere of learning together. Exhibitor: Apologia Woody Robertson (College Park) 5 Mistakes Parents and Students Make When Planning for College Affordability, efficiency and effectiveness are not typically associated with college. In this session, however, we lay out five proven strategies that will help you avoid common traps and navigate the college process like a professional. These strategies will save you 30 to 50 percent—about two years—of your college costs. But most importantly, they will give your student a huge head start on the competition. Is it possible to get a college degree without debt? We'll reveal the secrets that colleges don't tell! Sponsor: Lumerit Education Amy Norris (Sterling Ridge) Protection, Prevention and Preparation Gender identity, pornography addiction, drug and alcohol abuse, child molestation—these are all serious problems facing our families today. Train Up A Child Ministries seeks to bring these issues to light and help parents start the prevention process early. We must give our children spiritual armor with which they can stand and be fully equipped to face the world. Exhibitor: Train Up a Child Ministries

3:00 PM WORKSHOPS

same 10 questions. Children's answers will reveal hidden issues that are on their hearts and will help bring you closer than ever. This blueprint for deep conversation will build a lasting connection. Roxanne Parks (Waterway 5) Homeschooling: The Marriage Priority Often, we get busy and our marriages fall onto the back burner. Roxanne shares great insights that will restore the priority of your marriage and help deepen your life-long commitment. Ted and Johnnie Seago (Waterway 7-8) How Can I Motivate My Unmotivated Child As parents, we all struggle to motivate our children toward excellence, but motivating an unengaged student is particularly difficult for homeschool parents. In this informative session, Drs. Ted and Johnnie Seago will share creative ideas to motivate even the most challenging child. Becky Muldrow (Waterway 6) Want to Earn a Bachelor's Degree in High School? Here's How! Earning an accredited degree during high school can save your family years of time and thousands of dollars. In this informative session, Becky will show you how to replace high school-level studies with college-level studies using the tried and true credit-by-exam method that every family can follow. Jennifer Flanders (The Woodlands) A Season to Shine Are you nearing the end of your homeschool journey and wondering what's next? This talk will give you a game plan for impacting future generations even after your nest is empty and the daily lessons are done.

Susan Seay (Waterway 1-4)

Stephanie Lambert (Alden Bridge)

The 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Children Every Year

What is THSC Thinking? The Purpose and Goals of Your State Organization

It's amazing how one good question can open up a rich conversation. Now, imagine having 10 good questions. For the past 12 years, Susan Seay has asked her children the same 10 questions every year. She encourages every parent to have a one-on-one with each of their children each year and ask those

Why are we active in politics? What are our goals in the legislature? Why pass the Tim Tebow bill? Where is the online opposition coming from? What is THSC's purpose, anyway? How will we protect freedom for the next generation? THSC's executive director Stephanie Lambert will share the heart and vision of your state homeschool organization.

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Melanie Kriewaldt (Creekside Park)

5:00 PM WORKSHOP

Basic American Civics

Brad Fisk (College Park) Health Care Confusion Our health care system is more confusing than ever! Many households are paying a huge portion of their incomes toward health insurance with devastatingly high deductibles and budget-busting premiums. However, many incredible options are available that you may not know about. Come and discover what you might be missing! Sponsor: Samaritan Ministries Laura Macfarlan (Sterling Ridge) Mary Heart + Martha Home = Peace and Joy For the homeschool parent, our home is our work and ministry. We struggle keenly with the Mary versus Martha tension— we long to sit before our Lord, soaking in His Word so that we can speak truth, live well and honor God in everything. Yet we struggle with the burden of keeping an organized and healthy home and with raising our children to be godly, responsible adults. After 20 years as a home educator, Laura Macfarlan understands the struggle of Mary hearts living in a Martha world. Come join Laura for insights on how to meet with Jesus daily. Learn how to tackle your home and maintain order with a personalized "Do It List." Have a Mary heart in your Martha home and reap the blessings of peace and joy! Exhibitor: A Reason For 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Coffee, Cookies, and Shopping 4:30 pm THSC Lifetime Members Reception 4:45 pm Cash Giveaway at the THSC Booth #404

PM WORKSHOP

Rick Green (Waterway 1-4) Called With Purpose … Help Your Students Find Theirs! Desperate for ethical leaders in every area of our culture, America needs a kingdom-driven generation with biblical application and life purpose. Every child of God is blessed with gifts and a calling. Parents are responsible for helping their children discover their passion and begin living their purpose, but we don’t have to start from scratch or figure it out on our own. God’s Word points to His design, and we can learn from those who have followed it well. Rick will share some of his stories and a few simple yet time-tested strategies for guiding our kids to their passion and purpose. 6:00 pm Kids Convention, Preteen and Special Buddies Programs Pick-up (Please be prompt) Teen Staff Dismissed Exhibit Hall Closes 7:00 pm Doors Open for Comedy and the Constitution 7:30 pm Comedy and the Constitution Begins

7:30 PM FAMILY NIGHT EVENT Brad Stine and Rick Green (Waterway 1-4) Comedy and the Constitution Freedom is not a boring subject … especially when comedian Brad Stine is in the mix! This one-of-a-kind approach to history will leave a lasting impression on you and move you to action as you live out your freedom with a biblical worldview. Have you ever been frustrated with a lack of interest from individuals when it comes to the issue of being salt and light in the culture? This is the opportunity to both entertain and educate everyone from that person who always talks about the Constitution to the person who has never even voted. Using humor mixed with the inspiring stories of the Founding Fathers, Brad and Rick will equip you with the foundational, biblical truth of America's founding and give you very specific, practical ways to live out your freedom.

CONVENTION SCHEDULE & WORKSHOP INFORMATION

Basic American Civics covers both personal responsibility and forgotten constitutional freedoms. Civics and patriotism are under assault by the mainstream media and the public education system. It's time to set the record straight. Hmm … what does the United States Constitution say? Exhibitor: GW Bridge Academy

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MONTGOMERY A & B - SCHEDULE FRIDAY 8:30 A.M.

SATURDAY Doors Open

8:30 A.M.

Rotation of Small Group, Large Group, Little Theater, Games & God's Art Studio

8:30 A.M.

Rotation of Small Group, Large Group, Little Theater, Games & God's Art Studio

12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.

LUNCH BREAK! Please pick up your children promptly.

12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.

LUNCH BREAK! Please pick up your children promptly.

1:30 P.M.

Rotation of Small Group, Large Group, Little Theater, Games & God's Art Studio

1:30 P.M.

Rotation of Small Group, Large Group, Little Theater, Games & God's Art Studio

6:00 P.M.

CHILD PICK UP

6:00 P.M.

CHILD PICK UP

Attention Parents! (Applies to Kids Convention, Inner Princess & Mighty Men of Valor) DROP OFF

PICK UP

DROP OFF/SIGN IN for INNER PRINCESS is in Shenandoah. MIGHTY MEN OF VALOR is in Cochran's Crossing.

Pick up is at 6:00 p.m. Please pick your children up promptly.

Please sign children onto their teams beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

DROP OFF/SIGN IN for KIDS CONVENTION is upstairs in Montgomery A & B.

LUNCH

Please PICK UP your children at 12:00 p.m. for lunch and drop them off again at 1:30 p.m. Please do not send food/ snacks with your child unless it is necessary for health reasons. Please make your child’s team leader aware of these situations.

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It is imperative that you sign in/out at the team's location each time you drop off and pick up your child.

Parents may pick up children at any time other than during the Large Group Sessions (restriction for security reasons). Pick up locations will be the same as drop off unless you pick up your child BEFORE 6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Before this time you will need to find them at their team station to sign them out.


Preteen Program

SHENANDOAH - FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8:30 A.M.

DOORS OPEN/SMALL GROUP

9:00 A.M.

Large Group

9:45 A.M.

Team Activity

11:00 A.M.

Large Group

12:00 P.M.

LUNCH BREAK Please pick up young ladies promptly!

1:30 P.M.

Small Group

2:00 P.M.

Games

2:45 P.M.

Movie Time

3:30 P.M.

Small Group

4:00 P.M.

Large Group

4:45 P.M.

Small Group

5:15 P.M.

Team Activity

6:00 P.M.

PRETEEN PICK UP

Security Information

Parents’ cell numbers must be written on the child's wristband. Parents will be given wristbands with ID numbers matching their child's wristband. Parents must present these ID numbers in order to pick up their children.

If your child shows any sign of illness, we ask that you refrain from bringing him/her to the children’s or preteen programs. If your child becomes ill while attending our program, you will be contacted immediately.

COCHRAN'S CROSSING - SCHEDULE TIME 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

8:30 8:45 9:00 9:15 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:15 10:30 10:45 11:00 11:15 11:30 11:45 12:00 12:15 12:30 12:45 1:00 1:15 1:30 1:45 2:00 2:15 2:30 2:45 3:00 3:15 3:30 3:45 4:00 4:15 4:30 4:45 5:00 5:15 5:30 5:45 6:00

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Memory/Activity Book

Memory/Activity Book

Singing & Welcome

Singing & Scripture Memory

Guest Speaker - Ray Comfort

God's Word & Proverbs

Questions/Answers

Questions/Answers

Drill Steps & Marching

Final Derby Races

Derby Car Design & Prep (Individual & Group Pictures)

Evangelism for 12 yr. olds

Singing

Questions/Answers

Character Qualities of a Man of Valor

Flight Dynamics - Final Races ALERT Overview

LUNCH BREAK 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Please pick up young men promptly! Skit

Skit

Drill Steps & Marching Truth of the Gospel

Guest Speaker Questions/Answers

Derby Flight Dyn (Teams 1-2) (Teams 3-4) Team Winners Team Winners

Outside Discovery Challenge

Singing & Scripture Memory

Singing & Scripture Memory

Flight Dyn Derby (Teams 1-2) (Teams 3-4) Team Winners Team Winners

AWARDS

The Value of the Cross

World's Deceptions

Questions/Answers

Questions/Answers

Skit

Outside Discovery Challenge Discovery Project (Cross) Commitments Student Pick Up - 6:00 P.M.

Student Pick Up - 6:00 P.M.

KIDS CONVENTION & PREETEEN PROGRAM SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE

MIGHTY MEN OF VALOR

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Sponsored by The THSC Teen Staff is a one-of-a-kind experience. It was created to serve the Called to Teach Conventions but has grown to be so much more! Teen Staff not only serves our beloved Convention attendees, it also allows teens to develop valuable skills and provides a platform for teens to build valuable friendships within an atmosphere of service-minded teamwork. Each teen will be placed on a team. Over the course of the Convention, teams will move through a series of workshops, activities and service jobs. Teens in this program are pushed to be hardworking, mature and responsible team players and leaders in every activity they participate in.

Workshops

“Developing a Truly Christian Worldview” Ken Ham (bio found on page 15) “Defending the Christian Faith in Today's World” Ken Ham (bio found on page 15) “Homeschooling Ruined My Life: Will You Ever Wish You’d Taken a Different Path?” - Peter Lambert (bio found on page 24)

Attention, Parents! Lunch is not provided. Your teen may meet up with you or eat on their own with friends. Please plan accordingly. We recommend that you schedule a specific time and place if you wish to meet up with your teen. Check-in and opening activities will be held in Waterway 7-8 on the second level. If you need to find your teen during scheduled events, check with Base Ops (located in the second-level foyer). Teen Staff will be treated as young adults. They need not be checked in or checked out by parents. Teens will move about the facility freely during service jobs, breaks or other scheduled activities. If you wish to meet up with your teen, please make prior arrangements as to when and where you wish to meet. Please make your teen aware of your own family rules for the Convention. All questions regarding Teen Staff should be directed to Base Ops. Teens are expected to conduct themselves in a manner respectful of Teen Staff, Convention leaders and speakers. For the benefit of Teen Staff as a whole, teens who are disrespectful and uncooperative will be excused from the program.

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TEEN STAFF SCHEDULE 8:30 a.m.

Group One

Group Two

Welcome/Opening Activities

10:15 a.m.

Activity

Service

11:15 a.m.

Service

Activity

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 p.m.

Team Regroup

1:45 p.m.

Workshop: "Developing a Truly Christian Worldview" — Ken Ham

3:00 p.m.

Activity

Service

4:15 p.m.

Service

Activity

5:30 p.m.

Service

6:00 p.m.

Dismissed for the day

Saturday

Group One

Group Two

8:30 a.m.

Worship/Teen Staff Group Photo

9:00 a.m.

Workshop: "Defending the Christian Faith in Today's World"— Ken Ham

10:15 a.m.

Service

Activity

11:15 a.m.

Activity

Service

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

Community

Friendship

1:30 p.m.

Team Regroup

1:45 p.m.

Workshop: “Homeschooling Ruined My Life”: Will You Ever Wish You’d Taken a Different Path? ­— Peter Lambert

3:00 p.m.

Service

Activity

4:15 p.m.

Activity

Service

5:15 p.m.

Teen Staff Wrap Up — Montgomery C

6:00 p.m.

Dismissed for the day

6:00 p.m.

Optional Service Time until 7pm

Fun!

TEEN STAFF PROGRAM

Friday

Teamwork

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THE WOODLANDS SPECIAL BUDDIES PROGRAM INFORMATION The THSC Conventions are all about families and we want to ensure that every member of your family has the opportunity to participate. Special Buddies welcomes individuals age 3-99. We offer care in three different levels: medically fragile, sensory, and active and mobile. THSC has worked very closely with our Special Buddies director Misty Northcutt to present a program that we believe will be an incredible blessing to families who have loved ones with special needs. Special Buddies will provide two full days of Bible lessons, praise and worship, arts and crafts, and fellowship time. The Special Buddies will hear the word of God and be loved like Jesus loves all of us!

Meet Our Staff

Misty Northcutt directs a well-trained staff that is able to provide care for children with specialized needs. Misty’s certified nursing assistant certification and experience as a foster parent, caretaker and private school teacher in a special needs classroom has perfectly equipped her to serve as the Special Buddies program director. Sarah Chute has worked with the THSC Special Buddies program since 2010. Before her involvement in Special Buddies, she worked with the THSC Kids Convention for two years. Sarah and her husband now enjoy partnering together to help lead this amazing program.

SPECIAL BUDDIES PROGRAM

Misty Northcutt and her husband Justin Northcutt have been with the Special Buddies program almost since its conception. Misty, Justin and their two children have hearts as big as Texas for the special needs community. They are dedicated to providing excellent care for special needs children at Convention.

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t the University of St. Thomas in Houston, embracing faith and reason helps us prepare

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“Time Management for Busy Homeschool Leaders”

Keynote—Drs. Ted and Johnnie Seago

2 p.m.

“State of the State: What Leaders Need to Know”

• Students participate in research across all majors as early as their first year. • Proximity to downtown Houston and the Texas Medical Center provides opportunities for internships and networking.

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2:45 p.m.

Leader of the Year recognized

2:55 p.m.

Break

3:10 p.m.

Announcements

3:15 p.m. “Incorporating Civics Into Your Cooperative—A Time Especially for Leaders”

Rick Green

4:00 p.m.

Q&A

4:30 p.m.

Dismissal

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