Adult Workshops

2018 Adult Workshops

 

We are excited to announce this year’s UHEA Fall Convention! We will be meeting at the lovely Miller Campus in the Miller Free Enterprise Center on November 3rd. The address is 9750 S 300 W, Sandy, UT 84070.

Join us for a wonderful and informative day from 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

 

We are very pleased to have such wonderful Presenters this year to bring ideas and inspiration to you in your home education adventure!

JENNY PHILLIPS – KEYNOTE

    8:30 am

As a Christian songwriter and music producer, Jenny Phillips has shared her love of music across the world, speaking at over 1,100 events in 23 countries and selling over a million CDs. When Jenny’s children began going to school, she turned toward another one of her passions–education. Jenny began homeschooling in an effort to provide a faith-based, high-academic education focused on building noble character. Not wholly satisfied with any curriculum she could find, she began creating her own “dream” curriculum, utilizing her life-long love and study of literature and history. In August 2015, she launched The Good & The Beautiful. Thousands of hours and tens of thousands of dollars have gone into this curriculum, much of which is offered for free, in an effort to help children seek out and appreciate the good and the beautiful in life and in learning.

Jenny has a life-long love of literature and learning and received a degree in English from Brigham Young University. While in college, and after college, Jenny worked as a writer and editor before having her first child. Jenny has written three best-selling books for youth. Driven by the goal to help lead others to literature that is of high moral, literary, and educational value, Jenny has spent thousands of hours studying literature and its effects on character development, reviewing books, and running a national reading program.

Jenny lives in Utah with her husband and five children. In addition to music, motherhood, and good literature, Jenny loves family history, volleyball, gardening, exercising, and cooking.

Change Your Children’s Lives Through Good & Beautiful Books

Can the diet of books a child reads change their lives? Absolutely! In this entertaining and informative presentation, gain fascinating knowledge about the change literature and education has gone through over the past 150 years, learn why literature has such power to influence, and gain motivation and practical ideas on how to get your children interested in good books now and for the rest of their lives.

 

 

KELLI POLL

9:30 am

Kelli Poll has been wife to her husband Clint for 30 years and a homeschooling mom of 5 (2 boys and 3 girls) for the past 24 years. Her youngest son is 15 and currently does part time private and part time homeschool. She has been called on several quests over the years including strengthening her marriage, homeschooling her family, becoming a tutor for struggling readers (inspired by her dyslexic son), and improving and expanding her own education in many areas. She has been a mentor and helper to others on their educational and personal development quests; such as leading and teaching groups for children, youth, and adults in almost every subject area; and speaking at various homeschool conferences and gatherings over the years in Utah and Virginia. She currently has two reading students she tutors and teaches grammar to a wonderful group of homeschool youth. In addition, she is an Instructor, Teaching Assistant, and Director of Staff and Student Relations and Staff Training at Wife for Life University, an online marriage education course, supporting other women in their quest for healthier and happier relationships. Of all the things she has taught and presented over the years what she is most passionate about sharing is what she is offering here. Her exciting presentation today is about The Hero Cycle: Teaching Literature and Growth Mindset. It is a life changing lens to see our stories, ourselves, and our pursuits through!

MARILEE BOEKWEG

10:30 am

Marilee Boekweg has fifteen children and has been homeschooling for almost thirty years.  Three of her children have graduated from college.  One went to law school and is now a lawyer, and one is in medical school.  Eight more are currently pursuing college degrees, and the youngest four are still being homeschooled.

Marilee is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a degree in flute performance and pedagogy.  She loves homeschooling and spending time with her family and also serves as a member of the UHEA Board of Directors. She is excited to talk about Homeschooling: A Way of Life at this year’s UHEA Convention.  She will discuss starting or fine-tuning your own homeschooling system, tailoring it for your family’s individual needs, and keeping it going through life’s changes and challenges.

 

DONNA GOFF

12:30 pm

Donna Goff has homeschooled since 1983, raising a large family of 7 children. While homeschooling, she earned her MA Ed. Donna has also mentored homeschool moms in home management, parenting, and homeschooling. She has presented and keynoted at homeschool conferences since 1995. Donna has owned and operated a cottage school in her home and online since 2002. She is currently the Mommy Mentor at MentoringOurOwn.com.

Donna enjoys time with her family, family history work, the cultural arts, the lost arts, writing, frugality, and creativity.  She will be speaking to us about Homeschooling with a Spine. Learn how to simplify homeschooling, teach more effectively, and increase the love of learning for one or multiple children. Learn how using a Spine and the developmentally appropriate mastery approach work together.

 

 

 

PANEL DISCUSSION  1:30 pm

Transitioning to Higher Education and/or Work

CINDY HAMPTON

Homeschooling mom of 7, Cyndi started homeschooling 25 years ago, when it wasn’t quite so fashionable.  She has successfully launched 6 of her 7 children to the world of university studies.  They have earned 5 degrees, including BYU Law, so far. She helped found Polar Star Academy, a commonwealth school, in 2001 and it continues to serve youth in the Weber and Davis County areas of Utah.  She has directed Shakespearean plays for 15 years and loves the magic of seeing youth transform as they do hard things.  She is a big believer in extreme volunteerism and has seen the payback in her own family.

DONNA GOFF

Donna Goff has homeschooled since 1983, raising a large family of 7 children. While homeschooling, she earned her MA Ed. Donna has also mentored homeschool moms in home management, parenting, and homeschooling. She has presented and keynoted at homeschool conferences since 1995. Donna has owned and operated a cottage school in her home and online since 2002. She is currently the Mommy Mentor at MentoringOurOwn.com.

Donna enjoys time with her family, family history work, the cultural arts, the lost arts, writing, frugality, and creativity.

MARILEE BOEKWEG

Marilee Boekweg has fifteen children and has been homeschooling for almost thirty years.  Three of her children have graduated from college.  One went to law school and is now a lawyer, and one is in medical school.  Eight more are currently pursuing college degrees, and the youngest four are still being homeschooled.

Marilee is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a degree in flute performance and pedagogy.  She loves homeschooling and spending time with her family. She serves as a member of the UHEA Board of Directors.

KARIANNE LISONBEE

Karianne Lisonbee is a passionate and dedicated homeschooling mom. She has successfully transitioned her children to higher education experiences ranging from university to medical school. She served the home education community of Utah for several years as the UHEA Legislative Liaison but resigned that position to serve as an elected member of the Utah House of Representatives. She continues to serve on the UHEA Board of Directors.

 

EMMALEE HASKELL

Emmalee Haskell has a background in book editing, law practice, and private music instruction. Educated at home until college, she received a juris doctorate from BYU Law with a focus on scholarship and writing. Emma believes that homeschool is a powerful tool for motivating children to dream and giving them the discipline to pursue goals. Homeschooled by a musician mother and an economist father, she loves the freedom homeschool affords to explore all avenues of study, and she looks forward to homeschooling her own young family. She now serves on the UHEA Board of Directors.

 

 

 

 

SUZZETTE LIU

 

2:30 pm

Suzette has been a former small business owner and a former private school administrator but her most rewarding occupation has been homeschooling her own children for 14 years. For 11 years she has also been a home education science teacher through various homeschooling co-ops. She will be speaking to us about Finding the Joy in Science. Drawing on her many years of experience she will help us understand how to make science fun, exciting, interesting, and easy.  There are many options and ideas for the ways and the what to teach in science.   Come and find what fits best in your family homeschool!

TEENA HORLACHER

3:30 pm

Teena Horlacher is a homeschooling mother of 10 children, all of which have studied at home from the beginning. She loves to homeschool, even amidst the challenges that life brings. “There is nothing better than sitting and reading to my children or having a discussion about every little thing!”

Teena has Bachelor Degrees in Political Science and Journalism and a Masters Degree in Political Economy. She has taught at the college level and every other level of education. She has held a happy, little private school in her home for the past 12 years. She currently has 15 students who come to classes on Wednesday and Thursday and are taught the subjects of history, logic, science, grammar, literature, current events, and political economy. The Constitution is one of her favorite subjects. She believes it is imperative that every citizen should understand The Constitution of the United States and will be talking to us about How to Teach the Constitution to Kids.

Teena currently holds an elected position as the Chair of the Davis County Republican Party. She is a firm believer of the caucus convention system as the only system that upholds a true Republic.


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