Workshops & Retreats

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VIDEO WORKSHOPS

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This new ability to invite you to join in our workshops real time, face time, and interactive has come about due to many of you wishing to attend but being unable to drive the distance.  Now you don’t have to.  Simply sign up for the workshops you wish to attend, check off to be invited to the meeting via Zoom, and set your calendars and watches to be ready to accept the invite just before the start of your workshop(s)!

ON WITH THE SHOW…

Faithful Scholars goes beyond accountability association basics and seeks to encourage and equip your family in understanding the varied methods of learning/schooling as well as in your homeschool administration responsibilities.  Teaching tends to come naturally while the fears of legalities hang over our head causing us to wonder if we are indeed doing enough and fully covering our bases.

If you are employing some method of record keeping, et al you ARE administrating legally.  There are no secret formulas.  There are easier methods to be discovered, and there is confidence to be gained.  Those are the goals of our Faithful Scholars workshops.   As with most things, a bit of education makes a world difference.

  • Open to all homeschoolers regardless of membership with Faithful Scholars
    • $5 members pre-paid;  $10 non-members pre-paid;  add $5 at the door
  • Daytime workshops to protect precious evening hours with Dad
  • Children welcomed (please bring snacks/water bottles as needed)
    • Teens downstairs/outside to supervise -tipping is welcomed
  • Tea provided by Faithful Scholars
  • Questions provided by you.

purple flowers2018-2019 Workshops & Retreats

All workshops must be registered and paid in advance.  No refunds.

Getting Started & RecordsRegister Online
September 14, 2018  10:00am

Middle School Records & Days- Register Online
September 14, 2018  1:00pm

Elementary Records & Daily RhythmRegister Online
October 5, 2018 10:00am

DyslexiaRegister Online
October 8, 2018 1:00pm

High School Records & 4 Year Plan leap of faith
October 5, 2018 1:00pm
Free for high school members (RSVP required by email)
$10 all others Register Online

High School Transcripts & College
March 8, 2019  10:00am
Free for high school members (RSVP required by email)
$10 all others Register Online

~SOME THINGS THAT WILL BE DISCUSSED AT WORKSHOPS~

PRE-SCHOOL / KINDERGARTEN   piano dad and baby

Teaching pre-schoolers / kindergarteners are relatively similar yet vastly different than teaching older grades.  It is still precept upon precept as the child is ready, but school is not compulsory until the age of 6 and detailed records need not be kept.  Yet, most of us feel a weight to achieve some form of academic goals with our little ones.  We don’t credit events or lessons that do not mimic/mirror traditional school, we worry that our Littles (we) will be found lacking if we don’t push them ahead, and we generally become anxious over the possibility of being a step behind or heading down the wrong path.  Oddly, research shows that the longer we allow our young ones to be young the stronger their foundation (to learn) becomes and, amazingly, wonderfully, the greater their future academic gains.  In this workshop we will share our own experiences, observations from home, public, and college prep schools, and those from hundreds of families we have served and taught alongside.

  • What expectations are realistic
  • Free or inexpensive curriculum ideas
  • What spoken words promote hard work vs anxiety-ridden work
  • The importance of slowing down to eventually race to the top
  • Gender differences
  • Personalized Q & A time

ELEMENTARYfeet on book pile

Elementary years are exciting and perfect times to master the building blocks that you ‘played’ with in previous years.  It is an important time to practice/master grammar work, weave subjects together, sprinkle in a bit of formal learning, and dive deeper into areas of interest. But you may also be wondering if you might ruin your child’s learning ability forever by omitting something, getting off track, being too relaxed, not keeping pace, etc. You won’t.  You can’t!  We aim to send you on your way with an inner confidence and a bubbling excitement towards these fun and precious years.

  • How to discern true academic readiness vs eagerness to please mom
  • What to do with younger children/toddlers
  • Why faster might not be better and why it might
  • How early limited academic focus builds toward future unlimited academic ability
  • Personalized Q & A time

RECORDS AND REPORTS MADE SIMPLE  turn off the boxEach homeschool has a distinct method of daily record keeping, portfolio building, and reporting style… And we each continually seek to create a more streamlined, effective system as we live through each incident of catching them up and wondering what a real teacher (okay, gotta giggle here- just pinched myself and found that I AM real). Learn how to save time, space, and money while being organized and legally fulfilling administrative requirements. Join us to discuss, examine and share various methods.

  • Look at various methods of record keeping
  • Discover methods that resound within and learn how to implement them
  • Realize that you are doing a great job
  • Be encouraged that your method is wonderful
  • Personalized Q & A time

MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL  high school

Traditional school may seem a very appealing option during these years of transition from childhood to adulthood, but, through prayer, listen to find confirmation or denial that fear is not leading the way.  This will strengthen your knowledge that you will be equipped for all things God calls you to whether it be traditional school or homeschool. Together we will share routines and resources that can help your middle and high school years run as smoothly as your middle schoolers become independent thinkers/learners through their questions, arguments, and debates.  Sigh. What is fair to expect of them and to not expect of them, and how do we achieve both?
High school brings on Next-Level-Fears of its own:

  • What courses does my highschooler need?
  • Am I equipped to create courses, tests, assignments?
  • How do I grade- and what is a weighted grade?
  • Understand the state’s requirements
  • Provide you with a roadmaps for your student’s
    • four-year plan
    • rubrics
    • grading
    • transcripts
    • testing
    • electives

Come discover the edge that homeschooling through high school gives your child when applying for college or embracing the next journey of life.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

math artThis aspect of each workshop is particularly wonderful as we linger to chat over any/all questions, concerns and thoughts in a safe small group environment.  There is no need to feel that one ought to stay on topic.  We tear up over the crazies that get into our lives and giggle over the incredible, incredible????, incredible!!! daily events that become the norm as we discover commonalities among our home schools, frantically take notes on amazing ideas, and enjoy finding/sharing answers on the wide variety of topics involved in homeschooling– from training, encouragement techniques, consequence ideas, and methodology to self examination, various approaches, curriculum, day to day basics… and not so basics.