Beverly is a third-generation educator and a mom of seven who began home schooling her kids in 1990… and she’s still at it! Bev has spent years mentoring new homeschool moms, tutoring struggling students and is a favorite among conference attendees as a speaker and overall encourager. Bev is excited about delivering practical truths to families so they may be relieved from unnecessary burdens. She is a licensed Davis Dyslexia Correction® Facilitator and in her spare time enjoys reading and sailing with her family.
11:00 AM, Friday 6/7
Playing Academic Catch-up with Teens
Does it seem that your older teen is ‘behind’ in school? It could be because of learning challenges, family or health distractions, previous school history, etc. Whatever the reason, the school ‘to-do’ list seems to be larger than the amount of time you feel you have left with your child. In this session, Bev will talk about strategies you can use when determining what concepts must be covered, how to capitalize on your child’s strengths to cover the material, the necessity of supporting their sense of self, and what resources might be ‘friendly’ to this type of situation.
1:30 PM, Friday 6/7
Secrets of the Boy Whisperer
Parents have a dream for how they envision their sons will ‘turn out’ at the end of the journey. How can you carry out the plan successfully if your son spends all day under the direction of a woman? In this session, Beverly will share ways to implement practices that will encourage your teen boys to grow into happy, mannerly, intelligent leaders for their future families – leaders who respect and protect women, embrace their role with confidence, and are comfortable in their manhood. Come be encouraged from a mom with six sons that it is in fact possible…and fun!
3:00 PM, Friday 6/7
Can I Help My Child with Special Needs?
Homeschooling parents of a child with special needs often ask themselves many questions like “Am I qualified to do this?” or “What can I possibly offer?” and “Shouldn’t I leave this to the experts?” As a mom of four dyslexic learners and a daughter with Down Syndrome, Beverly has a unique insight into the doubts and concerns of parents wondering whether they can adequately educate their special needs child. Come and find encouragement for this challenging task.
11:00 AM, Saturday, 6/8
Preparing Your Child to Read Well
Some children practically teach themselves to read, but most will need to begin with good preparation and continue with sustained instruction along the way. Before beginning to work with a phonics curriculum, there are helpful things you can do right now to ensure that your child is prepared to read successfully. Come learn more about the value of pre-reading skills, what those skills are, and what to look for in a sound, thorough phonics curriculum.
1:30 PM, Saturday, 6/8
Strategies for Struggling Learners: Creating a helpful learning environment in their heads and in your home
You can homeschool a struggling student! Although there isn’t one single quick fix, there are specific things you can be doing in your home to help lessen the burden on your student. Come listen as Bev shares the little things you can easily implement to help your struggling learner find success. Strategies that support our children’s thinking skills and set the stage for more effective learning can become part of your daily routine. You won’t want to miss this session!
3:00 PM, Saturday, 6/8
Reading Strategies for Struggling Learners
Learning to read shouldn’t be unnecessarily hard for our children… or exhausting for moms! Come learn some practical things that can help open the door to understanding for your child in the area of Reading. We’ll cover small changes you can make using any curriculum, including what you are already using, that can help both mom and child find success.