New Workshops or Descriptions May be Added and Workshop Times are Subject to Change!

Homeschooling the Classical Christian Way     Classical Conversations

Have you ever wanted to know how to homeschool classically, and with an integrated approach, allowing God to be the center of all subjects? Please join us to find out how! This approach allows your family to experience learning "in community" with other homeschooling families in the Charleston area.

SESSION 2 2:00-3:00

Charleston Latin- Connecting the 1st century to the 21st Century    Kyle Brown

Using the Latest interactive cloud based technologies honed in a classroom environment over many years, Charleston Latin is dedicated to bringing the teaching of the Classical Latin language to homeschool students and independent learners who live in a world of ever growing technological sophistication. By using modern digital tools in a mindful and judicious manner, Charleston Latin can provide personalized Latin Lessons to students and their families who want to work at their own pace and schedule but also want to have constant and meaningful feedback and assistance from an experienced teacher.

USC Salkehatchie Nursing Program   Mike Smith, MBA, Director of Enrollment Management University of South Carolina Salkehatchie
Ms. April Cone (Nursing Program Director), Dr. Kay Burks (Education Program Director), and Dr. Allan Kanapala (Engineering Program Director) will be on hand to discuss these Bachelor's degree programs at USC Salkehatchie located in Walterboro. Information regarding curriculum, requirements, and eligibility will be discussed. Come check out how you can get a USC Education while staying right here in the Lowcountry of South Carolina!

USC Salkehatchie Financial Aid  Mike Smith, MBA, Director of Enrollment Management   University of South Carolina Salkehatchie

Staff will go over what scholarships, grants, and other financial aid opportunities are out there for students planning to attend college. They will also discuss opportunities provided by USC Salkehatchie for HS students who take college courses, and how financial aid may help them take those courses for free! We will also discuss how coming to a campus like Salkehatchie may help your financial aid go a bit further during your college career!

Homeschooling High School    Wendy Graham, Director, Christian Homeschoolers' Association of South Carolina

Thinking about homeschooling through high school is intimidating, but it doesn't have to be rocket science (at least not every class!). I will present some guidelines for planning and starting your home high school years.

ALord Ashley Driving School​    Helen Breen

EVENT:      Aerospace & STEM for All Ages (for free!!!!)   Major Crystall Eudy    Civil Air Patrol


Does your student have an interest in STEM or Aerospace? Are you struggling to find STEM curriculum for your high-schooler? Come learn how to get materials and STEM kits for FREE! Also learn how to get your middle-schooler and high-schooler involved in a wonderful program that offers leadership skills, flying, and search & rescue training. There's opportunities for scholarships, camps, and ROTC, all while getting high school credits.

Homeschooling Middle School  ​Wendy Graham, Director, Christian Homeschoolers' Association of South Carolina

Parents often begin to second guess themselves when it comes time to homeschool the middle school aged child even if they have been successful and gained confidence while homeschooling the primary years. Middle school is a time of transition and you can be confident that you can make that transition to hisgh school and adulthood by looking at some of the changes you and your student will be going through.


Homeschooling Kindergarten​    Wendy Graham, Director, Christian Homeschoolers' Association of South Carolina

Kindergarten should be an enjoyable beginning ofyour homeschool journey and yet because itis the first step can be intimidating and overwhelming. Join me for a time of encouragement as well as some pointers and resources. Time for Q&A as well

Special Education - A Crash Course   The Family Resource Center

This workshop will cover a wide range of Special Education needs and how to obtain services for your child. Discussions will include, Autism, Learning Disabled Speech or Language Impairment, Emotionally Disabled, Educable Mental Disabled/Mild MR, Trainable Mental Disabled/Moderate MR, Profound Mental Disabled/Severe MR, Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Orthopedically Impaired, Traumatic Brain Injury, Deaf/Blind, and Multi-handicapped.

Black Tie Academy​    Braeden Kershner

EVENT : Colony to Country : The Powder Magazine of SC   Alan Stello

Join museum director Alan Stello for a one-hour interactive discussion of South Carolina's Colonial History. This program will be given from the perspective of The Powder Magazine - the State's oldest public building. Stello will highlight the Proprietary Colony, issues with pirates, the Stono Rebellion, and the American Revolution.

How Does A Christian College Experience Stand Out​  Charleston Southern University

Starting to Homeschool with 3rd Option    Hazel Douthit Director, At Home in the Lowcountry Homeschool Association
Starting to homeschool with 3rd Option is a workshop for South Carolina homeschoolers to help you understand the South Carolina Homeschool laws. We will cover how to choose the Association that will work best for your style of homeschooling, how to keep your records, and what  you need to report to your Association. We will help you with choosing a curriculum and creating a social life. A booklet will be given to each workshop attendee to help them with their homeschool journey.

Foster Parenting   Regina Proby, South Carolina Mentor

The Socialization Myth   Jane McGreevy, Lowcountry Christian Co-Op

Dead Men Talking: How Learning a Dead Language Can Make Your Homeschool Come Alive!

Adrian B. Swain, Highlands Latin Cottage School

Why would you want to learn a dead language? How does studying the classics fit in modern times? What exactly is a Classical Education? Come find out the answers to these questions and more! Docere, Delectare, Movere!

Dead Men Talking: How Learning a Dead Language Can Make Your Homeschool Come Alive!  Adrian B. Swain, Highlands Latin Cottage School
Why would you want to learn a dead language? How does studying the classics fit in modern times? What exactly is a Classical Education? Come find out the answers to these questions and more! Docere, Delectare, Movere!

Homeschooling the Classical Christian Way       Classical Conversations
Have you ever wanted to know how to homeschool classically, and with an integrated approach, allowing God to be the center of all subjects? Please join us to find out how! This approach allows your family to experience learning "in community" with other homeschooling families in the Charleston area.

EVENT : Starting and Coaching a FIRST LEGO League Team    Linda Stewart   4-H Rohming Robots Project Club

This workshop will help parents understand the FIRST robotics programs for Elementary and Middle School students, and empower them to have the confidence to start and coach a homeschool team themselves. Chock full of STEM and hands-on learning opportunities, these programs also develop teamwork and respect in a competitive environment. Come learn about the program and how to get your students involved this coming school year.

The Writers Block and Ligon Music      Tawanah Reeves

Savannah College of Art and Design   Will O'Donnell

​I will do a presentation about the value of a SCAD education and specifically talk about our Summer Programs in Savannah, Atlanta, and now Online as well. I will focus on how participating in a pre-college program will help acclimate students to university life, and how to prepare them for the rigors of an art school education. I will highlight our successful alumni, our collaborative projects, our excellent employment rate (%98), give details about applying to our college, and to our Rising Star Program.

Crash Course in Special Education  Susan Clark, The Family Resource Center for Disabilities and Special Needs

Special Education, a Crash Course gives a brief overview of how to request assessments and related services from the school district. It reviews the components of an IEP, who needs to attend the meeting, different categories of disabilities that are eligible, and other information needed to develop a successful IEP or 504 plan.

SESSION 4 5:00-6:00

EVENT:  CHILD SAFETY    CINDY IVEY, DAMSEL IN DEFENSE

SESSION 3  3:30-4:30

EVENT : Science Fair    ​Tracy Emond

"Orphan Care and Homeschooling"    Matthew & Crystal McCall

Does the phrase "orphan care and homeschooling" intimidate you? Are you thinking of adoption or foster care, but wonder how you can manage the process amidst an already demanding homeschool day? Are you currently having trouble adjusting to an adopted or fostered child in your home? In this session on "Orphan Care and Homeschooling" some topics discussed will be : A general introduction to orphan care, managing and organizing paperwork, creating successful fundraisers, incorporating new cultures as a multi-cultural/conspicuous family, coping with related emotions and adjustments of a changing family dynamic, handling the opinions of others, and more. Participants will leave with pratical tips, ideas, resources, advise, and encouragement from those who have successfully integrated the journey of orphan care and homeschooling.

THURSDAY MAY 31ST

SESSION 1  12:30-1:30

 Workshops for 2018     High School Track   Just Starting or Want to know a little More    Something For Everyone        Vendors

How to Get into College and Pay for It​      Charleston Southern University

Learn to Read - Read to Learn   Mary Davies   Education Station

Learn to read: Early Reading Games will be modeled, and parents will participate in Make It - Take It activities. Read to Learn: Multiple levels of reading passages, reading games for older learners, and strategies to develop great readers.

Starting to Homeschool with 3rd Option   Hazel Douthit Director, At Home in the Lowcountry Homeschool Association
Starting to homeschool with 3rd Option is a workshop for South Carolina homeschoolers to help you understand the South Carolina Homeschool laws. We will cover how to choose the Association that will work best for your style of homeschooling, how to keep your records, and what  you need to report to your Association. We will help you with choosing a curriculum and creating a social life. A booklet will be given to each workshop attendee to help them with their homeschool journey.

Constitution Game

SESSION 5    4:00-5:00

Help! I Don't Want to Homeschool Today!​     Allison Singleton

​Encouragement for the homeschool parent to draw from on the hard days.



Struggling Readers? At Last--Something that Works & Works Quickly!    Dr. Dee Tadlock, Read Right Systems
Find out why, in spite of your best instructional efforts and your child's cooperation in the learning environment, he (or she) still struggles with reading. More importantly, learn about a unique, paradigm-shifting intervention program that compels the brain to figure out how to make excellent reading happen. Even the most challenged reader can be transformed to an excellent reader in a matter of months--not years.

KOMBUCHA   Dr. Melissa Ferry and Dr. James Ferry

Kombucha what is it? What are the benefits? How do I make it?


FRIDAY JUNE 1st

​SESSION 1 9:30-10:30

From Storybooks to College Prep - Free K-12 Online Resources for Homeschools   Linda Heimburg, MLS
Come and learn about your free online access to animated storybooks, chapter book, reference books, research articles, multimedia, PSAT/SAT/ACT practice exams, and more! Take-Home help sheets for K-12 will introduce you to Discus - South Carolina's Virtual Library, a service of the South Carolina State Library.Type your paragraph here.

Beginning Reading Instruction Dr. Dee Tadlock     Read Right Systems

Every year there is a small percentage, but a fairly large number, of three and four-year-olds who learn to read excellently without ever being instructed. When you ask parents how this happened, they shrug their shoulders and say, "I have no idea. She got up last Saturday morning and started reading." These children's parents, by accident, created the kind of environment required to enable their children's brains to painlessly and seamlessly figure out how to make excellent reading happen. Come to this presentation and learn how to create such an environment on purpose.

SESSION 2   11:00-12:00

Starting to Homeschool with 3rd Option     Hazel Douthit   Director, At Home in the Lowcountry Homeschool Association

Starting to homeschool with 3rd Option is a workshop for South Carolina homeschoolers to help you understand the South Carolina Homeschool laws. We will cover how to choose the Association that will work best for your style of homeschooling, how to keep your records, and what  you need to report to your Association. We will help you with choosing a curriculum and creating a social life. A booklet will be given to each workshop attendee to help them with their homeschool journey.

The Socialization Myth​     Jane McGreevy, Lowcountry Christian Co-Op

SESSION 4    2:30-3:30

EVENT : What is Discus and How to use It​      Linda Heimburger, MLS Elecronic Resources, Training and Outreach

THE WRITERS BLOCK TAWANNAH REEVES

EVENT: ART SHOW      WILL O'DONNELL

SESSION 3    1:00-2:00

Homeschooling High School and More   Wendy Graham  Director, Christian Homeschoolers' Association of South Carolina

​This workshop is designed to help answer all those questions you may have about co-ops, course descriptions, records, and transcripts. There will be time for lots of questions as well.

Help! I Don't want to Homeschool Today       ALLISON SINGLETON

Encouragement for the homeschool parent to draw from on the hard days.

Keynote Speakers   7:35 - 8:35

Homeschooling Together

Crystal & Matthew McCall

Praxis   Cameron Sorby

EVENT : Child Safety​   Cindy Ivey


Need Content for Lessons, Activities, and Test Prep? Ask Discus! Linda Heimburger, MLS  Electronic Resources, Training and Outreach Coordinator

Discus - South Carolina's Virtual Library is a platform of online resources free to all South Carolina citizens. A service of the South Carolina State Library, Discus hosts a robust collection of over 40 online resources. From animated storybooks to interactive practice tests for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT exams. Discus has you covered! Come learn about our K-12 videos, image libraries, articles, reference works, and informational text!

Let's Play Games with RightStart Math!     Stacy Brown   Right Start Math

Are you tired of flashcards? Does your child cry when you give another timed math fact test? Are you beating your head against the wall because your child can't seem to remember the multiples of 7? This workshop will show you fabulous and effective alternatives to worksheets and flashcards by playing easy and fun math card games from the RightStart Math curriculum. Imagine your kids asking to practice their math facts more! Come and discover games to help your child learn their math facts!

College Fair    5:00 - 7:30

Charleston Southern University, Trident Technical College, USC Salkehatchie, Savannah College of Art and Design, American College of the Building Arts, Kenneth Shuler, The Citadel