Homeschool Northland 2022 Conference Sessions

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022

7:00 PM

OPENING KEYNOTE SESSION: “This We Believe” Todd Wilson, Familyman Ministries

Dads and moms, in all the busyness of life and swell of expert advice, we’ve forgotten the fundamental truths of homeschooling and family. In short, we’ve forgotten why we do what we do. We have plenty of “how tos” but have forgotten the “why tos” and it evidences itself in our lack of joy of homeschooling, family, and parenting.
Join funny guy and familyman, Todd Wilson, as he sets the stage for a great homeschool conference and the best year ever as he brings us back to the basics of what we believe about family and homeschooling. You’re not going to want to miss this for the world.


7:30 AM

SPECIAL TICKET SESSION – DADS AND DONUTS with Todd Wilson, Familyman Ministries

 “Help! I’m married to a Homeschooling Mom” – It’s a fact! The only thing tougher than being a homeschooling mom is…being married to a homeschooling mom! Dad, your wife needs your help. Come join me as we discuss how to support and assist our wives in the homeschooling journey. We’ll also do a lot of laughing, as I encourage men to be encouragers of their homeschooling wives. More info on this talk in the “Special Sessions” tab

9:00 AM

Room A: “What Does the Future Hold for Homeschool Freedom?” Amy Buchmeyer, HSLDA

Between a worldwide pandemic and a new administration, the face of homeschooling looks dramatically different than it did even a year ago. Amy will talk through what you should expect for homeschooling freedom and why there are so many reasons for hope.

Room B: “Exploring Learning Styles for More Effective Instruction” Nancy Bjorkman, Heppner’s Legacy

Gain a fresh perspective on how your children’s actions and attitudes help you discover their natural bent, so you can plan strategies that will help them grow into the person they were created to be. We’ll peel back the layers to reveal pieces of the puzzle that go beyond the usual “auditory, kinesthetic, and visual” discussions. This workshop will provide you with insight into a variety of ways you can effectively teach to various learning styles in your children.

Room C: “Project-Based Education and Does it Really Work?” Matthew Rocke, Unbound

Many can see the growing issues in the traditional college world and how it is slowly devastating the church and young people. Debt has created massive disadvantages for students who are leaving the education world to start their careers. This session talks about why something different is needed and offers the solutions project-based education is providing. Through skills and experience, rather than just information and knowledge, project-based education offers students the ability to get ahead of their peers and become better prepared to reach their goals.

10:30 AM

KEYNOTE SESSION: “Priority Homeschooling” Todd Wilson, Familyman Ministries

For over ten years now, I have been reminding moms and dads of the truth behind homeschooling. I tell them it’s about relationships and letting their children be what God has created them to be, and blah balh blah blah blah…
Moms often come up to me and say, “I believe everything you say…but how do I do that? How do I homeschool in light of all these truths?”
Well, Madam Homeschooler, I’m going to show you. Join me as we get down to the nuts and bolts of homeschooling in light of these truths. Buckle your seat-belts and hold onto your seats.

12:00 PM

Room A: “Schoolhouse Rocked” A Homeschool Documentary (See in “Special Sessions” tab)

Room B: “Math Myths, Math Anxiety, and Math Leaning Challenges” Kathleen Cotter Clayton

Is your child facing learning challenges? Does your child have math anxiety? And what myths are we talking about?? Children with learning challenges must truly understand in order to remember. The traditional approach of teaching mathematics does not work for them. In this workshop, you will learn some teaching strategies and techniques that will help children with learning challenges, reduce math anxiety, and debunk the myths that make your task harder than it needs to be. Grab your lunch and listen as Kathleen talks!

Room C: Lunch with a Homeschool Mentor
New to homeschooling? Homeschooled awhile but still have questions? Come eat your lunch with experienced homeschool moms who would love to listen and encourage you!

1:30 PM

Room A: Taming the Techno Beast” Todd Wilson, Familyman Ministries

X-Boxes, Game-Cubes, the INTERNET, Faecbook, and iPhones have changed the way we live, have fun, and interact. Children quietly glued to game monitors for hours have replaced laughter and creativity. They beg to play, whine when they can’t, and even lie about the time they’ve spent on “the gadget”. Teens and pre-teens spend most of their waking hours texting, chatting on Facebook, or ‘tweeting’ on Twitter. Today’s latest-breaking technology becomes tomorrow’s obsession, demanding more time, attention, and sacrifices.
               Technology has become a powerful tool and ‘everyone is doing it’…but maybe you feel like you’ve lost control in your own home. Does the chill down your spine tell you that something is terribly wrong? Do you feel like a beast has invaded your home, but you don’t know how to handle it? If so, then join me as we talk together about the timely topic of taming the TECHNO-BEAST!

Room B: “Help! I’m Homeschooling & I Have a Toddler Strapped to My Leg!“ Jamie Erickson

Mom, Johnny’s drinking from the dog dish again!” Homeschooling with little ones under foot can feel a bit like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos—counter intuitive. But, the fact is, the foundation of homeschool is HOME and everyone in it, even the toddler who’s currently feeding Cheerios to the goldfish. Discover how you can engage your little ones CONstructively during the harried homeschool day.

Room C: “PSEO, A Tuition Free Head Start to College” Tami Treder, UNWSP

Minnesota residents have access to the Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program that allows high school junior and senior students to take college-level courses from approved institutions. If you have a high school student, please come to explore how PSEO may fit into your homeschooling experience and your student’s educational goals.

3:00 PM

Room A: “Unharried Homeschooling: Scheduling 101” Jamie Erickson, The Unlikely Homeschooler

Do your homeschool days feel like an endless exercise in treading water? Is there constant animosity between you and Monday morning? Do you feel like a hamster on a wheel, running at full speed, but getting nowhere fast? Perhaps you need to re-order your days so that your school schedule works for your home, and not against it. Learn the secrets of planning your days and year using Sabbath schooling, loop scheduling, block scheduling, traditional scheduling, rhythm planning, and many more. Put your homeschool day on auto-pilot by forming the right plan.

Room B: “Jump Start College with CLEP” Cheri Frame, Credits Before College

Studying US History? How about Algebra? This popular workshop will teach you how to earn college credit for subjects your student may already be studying in middle and high school. CLEP and DSST are nationally accepted exams that cost less than $100 and are available to all ages. Whether your student is gifted, motivated, or looking for direction, this workshop can help them save time and money earning their college degree. Teens are encouraged to attend with their parents!

Room C: ‘Teaching Math with Card Games? Yes, You Can! ’ Kathleen Cotter Clayton, RightStart Math

Are you tired of flashcards? Does your child cry when you give another timed test? Are you frustrated because your child can’t seem to remember the multiples of 7? Use games to teachand review math facts. This workshop will show you fabulous and effective math card games that are easy and fun. Imagine your kids asking you to practice their math facts! Come and discover games to help your child learn math!

4:30 PM

KEYNOTE SESSION: “Smile Stealers and Smile Makers” Todd Wilson, Familyman Ministries

You started this homeschooling journey because you thought it was going to be fun. You envisioned yourself teaching your children and smiling through each day. Then something happened. You stopped smiling. There’s a reason for that and some things you can do to bring back those smiles not only for yourself but for your children as well.

During our time together we’re going to look at the smile stealers and makers in your homeschooling world and get you smiling again. Because you have a lot to smile about!!!

Please note, this list, like any detail on this site, is subject to change without notice.