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2019 Speakers

Ana Willis
ANA WILLIS
Dollie Freeman
dollie freeman
Kay Chance
KAY CHANCE
John and Crystal Schindele
Crystal & John Schindele
Tatiana Rivera
TATIANA ADURIAS
Amy Fischer
Amy Fischer
Sara Bliss
sara bliss
Meghann Dibrell
Meghann dibrell
Angela O'Dell
Angela O'Dell
Jennifer Dowdy
Jennifer Dowdy
Jeannie Fullbright
Jeannie Fulbright
Julie H Ross
Julie Ross
Chelli
Chelli Guthrie
Diana Waring
Diana Waring
Gena Mayo
Gena Mayo
Dachelle McVey
Dachelle McVey
Erica Johns
Erica johns
Ashley Wiggers
Ashley wiggers
Cori Dean
Cori Dean
Kathie
kathie morrissey
Tara
Tara Wohlford
Charlene Notgrass
Charlene Notgrass
Lee Felix
lee felix
Lindsay Lane
Lindsay Lane
Leah Martin
leah martin
Rachel Lebowitz
Rachel lebowitz
Amy Bodkin
Amy Bodkin ed. s.
Lara Molettiere
Lara Molettiere
Cindy West
Cindy West
Emily
emily ekegren

Workshop Information

WWCD? A CHARLOTTE MASON EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY

SELF-EDUCATION: THE PINNACLE IDEAL OF THE CHARLOTTE MASON WAY WORKSHOP

How to Grow Faith & Disciple Kids with Bible Study + Journaling

WHY? NOT JUST A QUESTION FOR PRESCHOOLERS

FOSTERING A CHARLOTTE MASON COMMUNITY

Tatiana Adurias

day 1: Getting Started with Charlotte Mason

WWCD? A CHARLOTTE MASON EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Join Ana Willis as she dives into the wisdom of Miss Charlotte Mason, a 19th-century British educator who not only revolutionized education on her days but who is still influencing our homeschools today. Ana will give you an overview of a Charlotte Mason’s philosophy of education and help you find out why Miss Mason’s approach is still so relevant and much needed in this 21st century’s fast pace and multitasking society. From habit training to Shakespeare, narration to nature studies, come discover and be inspired by a feast of ideas to implement in your homeschool.
Ana willis
SELF-EDUCATION: THE PINNACLE IDEAL OF THE CHARLOTTE MASON WAY WORKSHOP
Charlotte Mason stated that “Self-education is the only possible education; the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child’s nature.” With this statement as the pinnacle ideal of everything that is taught in this method of education, a homeschool mother must secure in her mind what contributes to self-education. Dollie Freeman has devoted her homeschool journey to unlock the mysteries of self-educating inside Charlotte Mason’s original writings to discover the four roles of a teacher that naturally leads to self-education. Inside this workshop, Dollie will unfold these core elements that outline the true part a teacher has in her children’s education. You may be surprised just how easy these roles truly are for a mother.
DOLLIE FREEMAN
How to Grow Faith & Disciple Kids with Bible Study + Journaling
Disciple your children out of an overflow of your personal relationship with Christ. Learn how creating a spiritual growth notebook and journal can help you cultivate a deeper, more intimate relationship with your Savior.
KAY CHANCE
WHY? NOT JUST A QUESTION FOR PRESCHOOLERS
A discussion on the importance of learning about the philosophy behind a Charlotte Mason Education. We will cover studying Charlotte Mason's own words, finding the foundation of proper education, and using the 'Why' to motivate your 'What' and 'How’.
CRYSTAL & JOHN SCHINDELE
FOSTERING A CHARLOTTE MASON COMMUNITY
Miss Mason said: “All other bodies of workers, whether of hand or brain, enjoy the help and profit of association; commonly, of cooperation. Thus the wisdom, the experience, the information of each is made profitable for all; enthusiasm is generated by the union of many for the advance of a cause, and every member is cheered by the sympathy of his fellow workers.” - Charlotte Mason understood the importance of community, not only for the child, but for the parent as well. In this workshop, you'll be encouraged to join and even lead real-life Charlotte Mason communities in your area, because true connections are crucial for your parental support and development, as much as they are for your children.
TATIANA ADURIAS
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Day 2: Early Years, Nature Study & Handicrafts

Before Curriculum: Using Charlotte Mason's Educational Tools in your Home
Bring the Charlotte Mason philosophy into practical application no matter your circumstances. In her philosophy, Charlotte Mason gives three tools for educating our children: atmosphere, discipline, and life. These tools give us the ‘how-to’ of the Charlotte Mason way, whether you have toddlers or high schoolers. In this session, deepen your understanding of these tools and develop a vision for how to use them in your home now. This session will be especially helpful to those who want to apply the Charlotte Mason philosophy outside of traditional, formal lessons, including those in the early years, families who are deschooling, or even those on summer vacation.
Amy Fischer
The Intricacies of Nature Study
How to begin nature study. Discussing supplies and then diving into the intricate details of nature study.
Sarah Bliss
Handicrafts for Whole Body Learning
Charlotte Mason tells us that “the child is only truly educated who can use his hands as truly as his head, for to neglect one part of our being injures the whole.” Handicrafts are often nudged aside as an “extra” but in truth, developing the creative side of the brain and learning to use one’s hand is just as important as arithmetic and reading. Children can learn handicraft skills that challenge their capabilities, bless others, and make the world a more beautiful place. When handicrafts become part of the atmosphere of your home, children will develop fine motor skills, creativity, self-awareness, and so much more. This workshop will include details on how to introduce handicrafts in the early years and during formal lessons as well as ideas on handicrafts to get started.
Meghann Dibrell
Growing Naturally in Language Skills
Confident writing ability is the result of well-developed thinking and communication skills. Charlotte Mason placed high value on encouraging the children to tap into and develop their God-given love of telling what they know. In this session, Angela speaks from her own experience of employing the Charlotte Mason approach to teaching language skills to her own children. This session will give helpful information about: - the importance of communication - the power of “living books” - the why’s and how’s of oral narration - how and when to transition into written narration - the incredible value of copywork - no-stress composition in the higher grades - the humble servants: spelling and grammar - building vocabulary in a natural way
ANGELA O'DELL
Charlotte Mason in the Early Years
A mother's authentic journey living out the Charlotte Mason lifestyle. What's important in the early years and how to thrive! Smooth and easy days is our goal: The steps to creating that critical foundation and loving the journey.
Jennifer Dowdy
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Day 3: Charlotte Mason Curriculum for All Ages

Learning & Teaching History from a Biblical Worldview
In this session, Angela dives into the hows and whys of teaching history from a Biblical worldview. As an author who has worked for more than a decade to produce history curriculum that reaches into the heart of the student, she shares her heart and passion for teaching history in a fresh and relevant way for this generation of homeschooling parents and children. A few of the topics covered in this workshop: I don't want to teach my children a religiously sterilized version of history. What does history from a Biblical worldview look like? Why is it important to learn history from a Biblical worldview? Isn't history just history? My kids don't like history; how do I make it interesting to draw them in? [Teaching children their place in history.] When should I start teaching my kids history? Do I have to teach history in chronological order? Angela talks about her new podcast for kids that launches July 1st
Angela O'Dell
5 Steps to a Superior Science Education
There is a reason that American school children score at the very bottom on international science assessments. It is the ineffective way in which science is taught in schools. Most of us were subjected to this system and obtained only a cursory understanding of science. As homeschoolers, we have the freedom and opportunity to throw out those unproductive techniques. We can truly impart a deeper knowledge and love for science. Jeannie will share five vital steps, inspired by Charlotte Mason, that will ensure you impart a superior science education. These five steps will not only enrich your homeschool, they will prepare your children for high school and college.
Jeannie Fulbright
The Pageant of History
Charlotte Mason said, “Next in order to religious knowledge, history is the pivot upon which our curriculum turns.” (Vol. 6, p. 273) What does this mean? How is Charlotte Mason’s approach to history different than unit studies? What order did her programmes give to History? Is teaching History with living books the only way her philosophy impacts the study of this subject? In this in-depth workshop, Julie H Ross, creator of A Gentle Feast will break down how to practically approach History with Miss Mason’s methods of living ideas, narration, short lessons, notebooks, and more.
Julie H. Ross
Encouraging You and Your Reluctant Writer
Writing, in some form, is an integral part of modern life and a Charlotte Mason education. Both homeschool parents and students, however, sometimes find themselves struggling to enjoy the writing process. Chelli Guthrie, Charlotte Mason blogger and writing teacher, will help you lay the groundwork to help your child enjoy writing and to recognize your role as a homeschool parent in spreading the feast of writing.
Chelli Guthrie
Making Geography Memorable
Geography helps students understand cause and effect and teaches critical thinking effortlessly. Don’t miss the opportunity to help your children see the big picture of learning with the essential pieces of cultural and geographic knowledge. Come hear Ashley (a homeschool graduate and author) share about the importance of geography and how to integrate it into your homeschool.
Ashley Wiggers
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Day 4: Living Literature, Shakespeare and the Arts

Doing Music the Charlotte Mason Way
You know you love the gentle, yet effective, Charlotte Mason approach to education. Did you know she had a lot to say about music education as well? We will talk about Miss Mason's ideas on teaching children music. You can do it even it you and your kids aren't musically inclined!
Gena Mayo
"Me? Teach Shakespeare? Then is has to be easy."
Are you surprised that Charlotte Mason who espoused the idea of a restful and peaceful style of education encouraged the study of something as difficult as Shakespeare? Gena Mayo was, and so she set off to learn how to make the study of Shakespeare not only attainable but fun and enjoyable as well! Learn about it in her session, "Me? Teach Shakespeare? Then it has to be easy".
Gena Mayo
Add Enchantment to Your Homeschool through Literature
Using Charlotte Mason's core principles, we'll learn ways to add enchantment to your homeschool through poetry teatimes, rabbit trails, and a little magic dust. We'll bring literature to life using living books and a little inspiration.
Dachelle McVey
The Gift of The Arts
Art, music, poetry: Each offers gifts to your whole family. How can we receive these gifts, rather than adding more items onto the To Do list? Enrichment Studies founder Erica Johns will inspire us to allow the gifts of the arts into our lives in a way that offers life-enhancing peace and beauty.
Erica Johns
From Ordinary to Extraordinary—A Multi-Faceted Approach to Learning
What happens when our children come "face to face" with a breath-taking event in history that is captured by a painting, architecture, music, literature, drama or engineering feat? In her day, Charlotte Mason invited children to move beyond superficial acquaintance with a historical "fact," and welcomed them into a rich environment where they actually engaged with learning, where they had their own thoughts and questions and ideas. This approach is what transforms the everyday, ho-hum experience of education into an extraordinary adventure! Join Diana Waring as she explores this topic with a wealth of practical concepts and stories. You will be refreshed and encouraged!
Diana Waring
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Day 5: HABIT TRAINING & GOD'S PURPOSE FOR OUR HOMESCHOOL

What is a Biblical Home Education?
Learning is so much more than filling with knowledge! To be truly educated our children also need to be in touch with their Creator, and to be of good character. Let’s look at some of the problems that we, as Christian parents, face in preparing our children for adulthood. The scriptures give us the foundation for our providing this abundant education and Charlotte Mason’s methods bring alive many practical tools for nurturing our children into mature Christian adults.
Cori Dean
Training Character Into Your Children
Character is the most important fruit that parents can nurture in their children and is the foundation for academic learning. Discover how character is learned and how to establish a plan for teaching it to your children. Kathie will give several creative ways you can encourage your children to develop in this important area. After hearing this, you will be motivated, and full of ideas to use with your own children.
Kathie Morrisey
Spirit Led Homeschooling
As homeschool moms, we feel the pressure to do everything we can possibly do to make sure our children succeed. That is a lot of pressure, but what if it is not really up to us? Charlotte Mason challenged us to trust the Holy Spirit as the ultimate leader and teacher. We should not only pray over our curriculum, but we must fully embrace the belief that the God of the universe is also the God of math, science, reading, and all subjects. Charlotte Mason calls this, "the great recognition, that God the Holy Spirit is Himself, personally, the Imparter of Knowledge, the Instructor of Youth, the Inspirer of Genius." She believed that "every fruitful idea, every original conception, whether in Euclid, or grammar, or music, was a direct inspiration from the Holy Spirit." We should teach everything in a way that leaves room for the Holy Spirit to do His work.
Tara Wohlford
Homeschooling: The Making of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore and Mittie Roosevelt homeschooled their children in New York City in the 1860s and 1870s. One of them grew up to become President of the United States. The story of the Roosevelt family will inspire your homeschool journey with practical ideas for helping your children become all that God has created them to be.
Charlene Notgrass
4 Keys to Keep an Encouraged Homeschool Mama Heart
In our walk with the Lord and in our homeschooling we can be our own biggest challenge to overcome .. or is that just me? 🙂 Join me, Lee Felix of Like Minded Musings, as we walk through 4 practical keys to help you keep an encouraged heart and run the race set before you, well!
Lee Felix
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SEPTEMBER BONUS WORKSHOPS

How to homeschool where you are, with what you have
Are you overwhelmed? Feeling the pressure to get it all done, or are you worried that you're not doing enough? Let's talk about how to make homeschooling work for your family. Take a breath, my friend.
emily ekegren
Nature Study with Older Kids
Once your children move into middle and high school, is nature study even valuable anymore? Yes, yes it is! There is so much more to nature study than you might think - and that "so much more" is perfect to highlight as you consider maintaining a nature study practice with older students. In this workshop, we'll focus on how to teach real, in-depth science to middle and high school kids through the use of nature study. We'll talk about important things like science labs and higher-order thinking skills, but don't think for one minute that we're going too deep! On the contrary, in easy-to-understand terms you'll will leave feeling confident and ready to make nature study an important part of your homeschool schedule. P.S. Parents of younger children can certainly glean practical ideas for creative nature study in this workshop, too!
cindy west
Tailoring a Living Education through Travel
What does it look like for a living education to be inspired by travel? What does it look when you take the inspiration from rich, living books and instead of simply reading about the cobblestoned streets of early America or the Native American dwellings carved into the sides of cliffs your education extends to experiencing those locations together as a family. Join me as I share with you how we've taken our Charlotte Mason Inspired education on the road to experience the places we've only read about, until now. I'll explain how I cater our home education to the places we'll be traveling and how our life has truly transformed into a rich atmosphere of learning in everything we do with our life while traveling full-time as a family.
lindsay lane
Consistency in Habit Training
Habit training, an essential aspect of Charlotte Mason's philosophy, is easier said than done. We can read and learn about habit training, bursting out of the gates at full speed, but without consistency, our efforts will fall flat. In this workshop, we'll discuss habit training with consistency. Learn the Biblical first step in habit training that is often overlooked, how to set up your environment for success, and how our personalities might effect our consistency. You can find Leah at www.Mylittlerobins.com, and on her new podcast, at ThinkingLove.education
leah martin
CHARLOTTE MASON YOUR WAY
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Need a plan to find the peace and joy your family deserves in your homeschool? Let Rachel show you how to Charlotte Mason Your Way. Learn how to create a simple, customized plan that will make your homeschool more joyful and more effective. How? Rachel unabashedly reminds parents that Charlotte's philosophy is a method, not a system and that it should be adapted to uniquely fit your family. During Rachel's workshop, she will walk you through the three easy steps in her Charlotte Mason Your Way approach so that you can find the peace and joy that is a Charlotte Mason education.
RACHEL LEBOWITZ
Your Special Needs Child and a Charlotte Mason Education
Do you struggle to figure out how a CM education can work for your special needs child? Let Amy show you why there is no better education for special needs children than a Charlotte Mason education. During Amy’s workshop, you will learn simple ways to implement Charlotte Mason's principles for your neurodiverse family, how a Charlotte Mason education is perfectly designed for your special needs child, and how it honors your child’s personhood.
AMY BODKIN
Morning Time 101
Is morning time really all that everyone says? Can it really simplify my homeschool? How does it work with so many ages together? Where do I even start? - Right here! Join us as Lara walks you through the myriad of subjects that you can successfully cover with morning time to make your home and homeschool more delightful.
LARA MOLETTIERE
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