Teen Workshops

We are excited to announce the schedule for the 35th Annual UHEA Homeschool Convention and Curriculum Fair.

Opening Ceremonies/Keynote Speaker                     9:00 AM – 10:20 AM

Workshop #1                                                              10:30 AM – 11:20 AM

Lunch Break                                                               11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Workshop #2                                                              1:00 PM – 1:50 PM

Workshop #3                                                              2:00 PM – 2:50 PM

Workshop #4                                                              3:00 PM – 3:50 PM

Workshop #5                                                              4:00 PM – 4:50 PM

The Vendor Hall will be open from 9 PM to 6 PM to allow for plenty of viewing time.

Exploring the World of Duct Tape

Presented by Sarah Bird

Come learn about the wonderful world of duct tape. And create your very own Duct Tape creation.

Increasing Historical Empathy through Living History: Mountain Men and the Fur Trade

Presented by Hadyn B. Call

The National Park Service (NPS) defines living history as “a general term encompassing a variety of interpretive techniques in which the interpreter uses period reproduction clothing and objects to interpret and present impressions of the people, events, and practices of the past.” This presentation will use a living history approach to give students an opportunity to learn experientially (hands-on) about mountain men and the fur trade through its unique and intriguing material culture in an effort to help them understand the past. Students will be able to handle period correct clothing, trade goods, and accoutrements, while learning about the significance of the fur trade in United States history.

Dream Big, Build Bigger, Builders Start Small

Presented by Joshua Chapman

What can you build? Anything you want. The world needs amazing builders right now. By the time you graduate from college your world will be filled with self driving cars, robotic waiters, cashiers, gas stations, and mechanics. Even your doctor could be a robot. But who is going to make it all happen? You. Welcome to the new industrial revolution. Today Josh Chapman will demonstrate a 3D printer, a mini industrial robot arm, and other home made projects that are sure to blow your mind. All while teaching you the art of building anything.

How are YOU smart?

Presented by Becca Evenson

Come learn about the different strengths and gifts we each have, and how to use your specific abilities to learn more, set goals, and become who you are meant to become!  Exploring the idea of Multiple Intelligences can help you discover ways to maximize your time and talents, learn how to relate to others more effectively, and find things to appreciate in them you may never have noticed.

Getting Your Students to Own Their Education

Presented by Adam Hailstone

Do you or your students ever struggle with motivation to get it all done? Do you or your students need more initiative? In this presentation, Adam Hailstone will explore the sub-conscious drives that decrease our motivation and stifle our initiative.

We humans have a tendency to project our drives on to others and then blame them for our shortcomings. Adam will train you on a simple process of taking ownership of your drives and how to help your students do the same. The result: while also learning to help yourself, you will learn to help your students own their education and live their lives on purpose.

What Do I Do Now?

Presented by Mary Beth Mogenhan

In this class students will learn about how to respond to an active shooter event in a public place, what to do in an earthquake, and what they can do if someone is bleeding uncontrollably.

Introduction to Sketchnotes

Presented by Ben Norris

An interactive class where you will learn the principles of sketchnoting, and immediately put them into practice. Come prepared to listen, draw and have fun.


How Do I Keep My Car From Blowing Up?

Presented by Remington Shingleton

This is a intro level class on mechanic and car maintenance.  Everyone should know how to keep their car “happy.” Come learn how to check fluid levels, (learn what fluids have levels that need checking) change windshield wipers, how to change a tire, how to maintain your battery, and how to jump start a car.  We will also have a Q&A section so you can ask your own questions about your car.

Cha Cha and Viennese Waltz

Presented by Silhouette Ballroom Studios

Each class will teach you how fun ballroom dancing can be! One Latin Dance Class and One Standard class will show you different styles of Ballroom in a series of really fun steps! Come and enjoy “walking with style” because if you can walk, you can dance!

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