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The 2015 CHOH CONFERENCE
"Preparing a People for the Lord"
March 13 - 14, 2015
Kalihi Union Church
2214 N King St
Honolulu, Hawaii
Bill Jack Worldview Academy
Debra Bell DebraBell.com
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    The purpose of CHOH is to share information and provide support for home schooling families. One of the major ways we accomplish this is through our annual conference.

    Keynote Speaker

    Our keynote speaker for our 2015 conference is Bill Jack

    Bill Jack Photo

    Bill Jack is faculty advisor for Worldview Academy, an academic leadership program that seeks to train Christian students to think and live in accord with a Biblical worldview so that they will serve Christ and lead the culture. Bill has appeared on numerous radio and television programs. Bill's passion is to raise up a generation who have the vision to reach their culture with the gospel, who have the valor to engage that culture with the truth and who rely on the virtue of the Word of God. Bill and his wife, Tabby, live with their three children in Colorado.



    CHOH is pleased to present the following general sessions by Bill Jack

    Friday evening general session:

    Saturday morning general session:

    Bill's workshop topics are:

    Featured Workshop Speaker
    Featured Workshop Speaker: Debra Bell

    Debra Bell, Ph.D., is the best-selling author of the award-winning Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling, Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens, and the Ultimate Planners for moms, teens, and students (Apologia Press). Writers-in-Residence: A Writing-Focused Language Arts Program and Readers-in-Residence: A Literacy Program will be released in 2015, along with a companion website. A former high school and college English teacher, Debra and her husband Kermit home educated their four kids K-12; all of whom are now married, degreed, and employed (They also love Jesus). Her articles on homeschooling have been widely published, including, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Homeschooling Today, The Teaching Home, and Thriving Families Magazine. She has been a keynote or featured speaker at numerous international and national venues for more than twenty-five years. Debra holds a bachelor's of science in communications education, and a master's degree in English. After homeschooling, she completed a Ph.D. in educational psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where she also held a teaching assistantship in the College of Education. During her homeschooling years, Debra founded three homeschool co-ops which continue today (one for elementary, one for high school, and one for drama). She and her husband, Kermit, also founded Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services, a major non-profit ministry serving women unprepared for pregnancy throughout South-Central Pennsylvania. A pioneer in online education, today she is executive director and lead teacher for Aim Academy, which provides online college prep and AP® courses for 7th-12th graders both stateside and abroad.


    Debra's workshop topics are:
    • Hope for Weary Moms: There is a Redeemer
    • 21st Century Homeschooling
    • Study Smart Student Strategies
    • Cultivating a Love for Learning in Our Homes
    • Raising an Independent Learner
    • Homeschooling Teens
    Debra Bell Photo

    2015 CHOH
    Conference Exhibitors
    Arts
    High School
    College Prep Genius
    Christian Living/Parenting
    Doorposts
    Marriage and Homeschool Ministries
    Language Arts
    Institute for Excellence in Writing
    Classes/Post High School
    Associated Builders & Contractors of Hawaii
    Hawaii Baptist Academy
    Pacific Rim Christian University
    Wayland Baptist University
    Math
    Demme Learning/Math-U-See
    Teaching Textbooks
    Full Service
    BJU Press/HomeWorks by Precept
    Christian Light Education
    Music
    General Curricula and Resources
    Camp Kupono
    Child Evangelism Fellowship
    HomeBase Family Resource Center
    Home School Legal Defense Association
    Logos Bookstore
    TeenPact
    Special Needs
    BJU Press/Homeworks by Precept

    Conference Schedule
    Friday, March 13
    11:30 am Exhibit Hall Opens
    12:30 - 1:30 Workshop One
    2:30 - 3:30   Workshop Two
    4:30 - 5:30   Workshop Three
    6:30              Exhibit Hall Closes
    7:00 - 9:00   General Session
        Keynote Speaker: Bill Jack
        "Whatever!"


    Saturday, March 14
    9:00 - 10:30 am General Session
        Keynote Speaker: Bill Jack
        "Reality Check! Demolishing Ignorance and Apathy"
    10:30 am       Exhibit Hall Opens
    11:00 - 12:00 Workshop Four
    12:00 - 1:00   Lunch Break
    1:00 - 2:00     Workshop Five
    3:00 - 4:00     Workshop Six
    5:00                Exhibit Hall Closes

    Workshop Grid

    Instructions:
    Conference Workshop Outlines
    Look over the Workshop Grid below. Click on a workshop title to read a description of the workshop. A link for the outline will also appear. If you plan to attend the workshop, be sure to print the outline and bring it to conference with you. Remember, CHOH is not including any outlines in your conference syllabus this year.

    Conference Recordings
    When you click on the workshop title in the Workshop Grid, you will also notice a link for recordings. Click on the link to order the recording. Once on the site, you can order the recording or any general session or workshop session from the 2015 CHOH Conference.

    Bill Jack -- Worldview Academy
    Friday Keynote: Whatever!


    Saturday Keynote: Reality Check! Demolishing Ignorance and Apathy



    Session One
    Friday 12:30 - 1:30
    Session Two
    Friday 2:30 - 3:30
    Session Three
    Friday 4:30 - 5:30
    Session Four
    Saturday 11:00 - 12:00
    Session Five
    Saturday 1:00 - 2:00
    Session Six
    Saturday 3:00 - 4:00
    Torn Between Two Worldviews
    Bill Jack
    Worldview Academy
    Simple Tools for Brain Surgery
    Bill Jack
    Worldview Academy
    Creation-Evolution --What's the Big Deal? I Just Want to Tell People About Jesus
    Bill Jack
    Worldview Academy
    Follow Christ? It's Just a Fad! Will it Pass the Test of Time?
    Bill Jack
    Worldview Academy
    Counterfeit Reality
    Bill Jack
    Worldview Academy
    Artificial Authority
    Bill Jack
    Worldview Academy
    Cultivating a Love for Learning in Our Homes
    Debra Bell
    DebraBell.com
    Raising an Independent Learner
    Debra Bell
    DebraBell.com
    21st Century Homeschooling
    Debra Bell
    DebraBell.com
    Homeschooling Teens
    Debra Bell
    DebraBell.com
    Study Smart Student Strategies
    Debra Bell
    DebraBell.com
    Hope for Weary Moms: There is a Redeemer
    Debra Bell
    DebraBell.com
    Homeschool 101
    Lora Burbage
    CHOH
    Choosing Curriculum
    Lora Burbage
    CHOH
    Co-ops
    Lora Burbage
    CHOH
    Homeschool 101
    Lora Burbage
    CHOH
    Choosing Curriculum
    Lora Burbage
    CHOH
     
      Saving Surface Learners
    Esther Wilkison
    BJU Press/HomeWorks by Precept
    Teach the Way the Brain Learns
    Esther Wilkison
    BJU Press/HomeWorks by Precept
    Transforming Your Struggling Reader
    Esther Wilkison
    BJU Press/HomeWorks by Precept
    Why Citizenship Matters
    Peter Martin
    TeenPact Leadership School
     
    Traditional Programs & Adult Education & Financial Aid Options
    Emma Graham/Heide San Nicolas
    Wayland Baptist University
    How to Build Lifelong Learners with Math-U-See
    Paula Judy
    Demme Learning/Math-U-See
    Experience Excellence in Writing
    Karen Shimabukuro
    Institute for Excellence in Writing
    Traditional Programs & Adult Education & Financial Aid Options
    Emma Graham/Heide San Nicolas
    Wayland Baptist University
    Spelling You See
    Paula Judy
    Demme Learning/Math-U-See


    Igniting Passion in Your Marriage While Homeschooling
    Mike and Kim Marquez
    Marriage & Homeschool Ministries
    Building Your Future
    Ken Wilson
    Associated Builders & Contractors
    Igniting Passion in Your Marriage While Homeschooling
    Mike and Kim Marquez
    Marriage & Homeschool Ministries
    Building Your Future
    Ken Wilson
    Associated Builders & Contractors
    Essay Writing
    Karen Shimabukuro
    Institute for Excellence in Writing
    Igniting Passion in Your Marriage While Homeschooling
    Mike and Kim Marquez
    Marriage & Homeschool Ministries
    Free College at Your Fingertips
    Jean Burk
    College Prep Genius
    Teens Technology and the Truth
    Jean Burk
    College Prep Genius
    Hypergraphia Genius, Good Notes- Good Grades
    Jean Burk
    College Prep Genius
    How to Ace the SAT
    Jean Burk
    College Prep Genius
    Limited Language: Limited Mind
    Jean Burk
    College Prep Genius
    The Best Kept Secret to Free College: The PSAT
    Jean Burk
    College Prep Genius
    A Grammar Tune-Up for Parents
    Dr. Wanda Phillips
    Easy Grammar System




    A Grammar Tune-Up for Parents
    Dr. Wanda Phillips
    Easy Grammar System
















    Torn Between Two Worldviews
    Bill Jack
    Train your students to discern world views and to understand their impact on every aspect of our culture. We will analyze the impact of world views on our culture through interviews with those who hold opposing world views. Great opportunity to learn practical tools to learn how to reach non-Christians and to confront the culture with the Truth.
    Outline    Recording
    Simple Tools for Brain Surgery
    Bill Jack
    Non-Christians seem to have the advantage in our culture. We, as Christians, are sometimes intimidated by or even afraid to talk with many atheists, new-agers, evolutionists and other Wizards. Too often, we fear we won’t have answers to their tough questions.
    Outline    Recording
    Creation-Evolution --What's the Big Deal? I Just Want to Tell People About Jesus
    Bill Jack
    “Who cares whether it was 6 days or 6 million years!?!?!? Isn’t this discussion unnecessarily divisive to the Christian community? Are we not losing credibility with the scientific community and hurting the cause of Christ among non-Christians by insisting on a literal interpretation of Genesis 1-3?” Learn to respond biblically to such charges so that “no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception.” Old-earthers, progressive creationists and other Wizards come try and stump the wild-eyed, fanatical, six-day creationist.
    Outline    Recording
    Follow Christ? It's Just a Fad! Will it Pass the Test of Time?
    Bill Jack
    Be encouraged. Learn four killer questions that will help to destroy the Wizards’ secular thinking that is encasing the minds of friends, relatives and others. Learn to destroy the Wizards’sloppy, secular arguments without destroying the person.
    Outline    Recording
    Counterfeit Reality
    Bill Jack
    The biggest and most enduring Counterfeit Reality of all time is most cleverly foisted upon people through film. See how moviemakers convey a secular worldview to the public…in the blink of an eye! Keep in mind Colossians 2:8, and keep focused on Bill Jack’s media examples and use of technological illusions. Otherwise, you may lose sight of True Reality.
    Outline    Recording
    Artificial Authority
    Bill Jack
    What can evangelical Christians, evolutionists and atheists have in common? The Pharisees wanted people to observe the law, but they forgot the purpose of the law and ended up honoring God with their lips but having hearts far away from Him. Learn how to recognize the masquerade of artificial authority when it parades in culture and even marches into church.
    Outline    Recording
    Cultivating a Love for Learning in Our Homes
    Debra Bell
    A love for learning is a blessing God has for His children-- one that is meant to enrich our lives, give us purpose and draw us into a quest to know the Creator. This workshop will give you a biblical foundation for safeguarding a child’s natural curiosity and joy of discovery; and suggest ways to approach homeschooling that keeps this important element alive and growing in your child.
    Outline    Recording
    Raising an Independent Learner
    Debra Bell
    Do you want a lifelong learner who initiates studies on his own? Then let go of the wheel and start giving your kids responsibility for their education. Here are practical, inexpensive steps that will encourage children to pursue their own learning, and prevent parent burnout as well.
    Outline    Recording
    21st Century Homeschooling
    Debra Bell
    Welcome to the digital age. What does the future of education look like, and how can the homeschool community take advantage of this? Here's a look at free tools and free content sites online that can make your homeschool more efficient, more economical and more powerful. Harness the educational advantage of online learning and give your kids a jumpstart on their future. We will look at how Web 2.0 applications are changing the definition of education - blogs, wikis, Google applications, Skype, VoiceThreads, open courseware, YouTube, Facebook and even Twitter, when used appropriately can really help kids learn.
    Outline    Recording
    Homeschooling Teens
    Debra Bell
    From the perspective of a mom who raised four teens, long time high school level teacher and evaluator of numerous high school homeschool programs. The high school years are your child's resume for the future. Here's how to maximize his time, prepare him for a changing job market, get doors to open, and facilitate non-traditional learning experiences.
    Outline    Recording
    Study Smart Student Strategies
    Debra Bell
    The 20 Power Tools of Learning and the brain science behind them. For teens and their parents. Cut your study time in half, remember what you learn, recall it when you need it.
    Outline    Recording
    Hope for Weary Moms: There is a Redeemer
    Debra Bell
    God is working redemptively through homeschooling. Here is the hope we have for our failures, weaknesses and frustrations. God is at work to make Himself known to you more deeply and fully.
    Outline    Recording
    Homeschool 101
    Lora Burbage
    This workshop will give you solid reasons for educating and training your children through homeschooling. You can teach your children positive socialization skills, train their character and develop an academic program to fit their needs.
    Outline    Recording
    Choosing Curriculum
    Lora Burbage
    By understanding your child's learning style, determining an educational approach and deciding on objectives, you will be able to make a better decision when choosing curriculum.
    Outline    Recording
    Co-ops
    Lora Burbage
    Working with other families who are homeschooling can be a huge blessing! What makes for a better working relationship in a co-op situation? What are some potential pitfalls to avoid? You can successfully put one together to meet the needs of your students. Come and get ideas to get started!
    Outline    Recording
    Homeschool 101
    Lora Burbage
    This workshop will give you solid reasons for educating and training your children through homeschooling. You can teach your children positive socialization skills, train their character and develop an academic program to fit their needs.
    Outline    Recording
    Choosing Curriculum
    Lora Burbage
    By understanding your child's learning style, determining an educational approach and deciding on objectives, you will be able to make a better decision when choosing curriculum.
    Outline    Recording
    Saving Surface Learners
    Esther Wilkison
    Are any of your children surface learners? Some students just float along the surface of each subject without much comprehension. Will surface memorization of facts help a child succeed in later education and in life? How do you motivate him to go deeper? What about the struggling learner who can’t keep up? Are there ways to connect with them and connect them with learning? Discover how help each child make better use of his abilities so that he can thrive with the mind God has given him.
    Outline    Recording
    Teach the Way the Brain Learns
    Esther Wilkison
    If you have more than one child, you know each one learns differently. Knowing how the brain learns can help you motivate as well as teach more effectively. Knowing how the brain learns can help you overcome many challenges related to attention, comprehension, and retention.
    Outline    Recording
    Transforming Your Struggling Reader
    Esther Wilkison
    Understanding how the brain reads can give you ideas on how to help your child in reading fluency and comprehension. Come learn nonstandard strategies that have the potential to get your child reading for life.
    Outline    Recording
    Why Citizenship Matters
    Peter Martin
    Join Peter Martin, TeenPact CEO, to learn more about TeenPact, a program that is training youth to understand the political process, value their liberty, defend their faith and engage the culture.
    Outline    Recording
    Traditional Programs & Adult Education & Financial Aid Options
    Emma Graham/Heide San Nicolas
    WBU is a regionally accredited Christian University offering Associate, Bachelor, and Master Degree programs.  We offer concurrent courses for High School Juniors and Seniors at discounted costs.  To aid families with college costs, we offer financial aid and scholarship support.
    Outline    Recording
    How to Build Lifelong Learners with Math-U-See
    Paula Judy
    Come see how to teach math using a skill based, multi-sensory approach form counting to Calculus. Teach your child to understand math and build a foundation for a lifelong love of learning.
    Outline    Recording
    Experience Excellence in Writing
    Karen Shimabukuro
    Discover how to teach students of all ages to write stories reports and essays with style using the award-winning Excellence in Writing.
    Outline    Recording
    Traditional Programs & Adult Education & Financial Aid Options
    Emma Graham/Heide San Nicolas
    WBU is a regionally accredited Christian University offering Associate, Bachelor, and Master Degree programs.  We offer concurrent courses for High School Juniors and Seniors at discounted costs.  To aid families with college costs, we offer financial aid and scholarship support.
    Outline    Recording
    Spelling You See
    Paula Judy
    Learn how hundreds of children have become confident, successful spellers using the methods taught in Spelling You See. There are no weekly spelling lists, no weekly spelling tests, and no time-consuming instructor preparation. Instead, a brief daily activity helps students integrate writing, reading, speaking and listening.
    Outline    Recording
    Igniting Passion in Your Marriage While Homeschooling
    Mike and Kim Marquez

    Outline    Recording
    Building Your Future
    Ken Wilson
    Not every student will want to attend college. ABC Hawaii Chapter offers Apprenticeship training in five trades; Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Painter, and Roofing. Employers participate as “sponsors,” agrees to train the apprentice in the individual trade while he/she earns a living and builds a reputation as a skilled, knowledgeable and reliable professional.
    Outline    Recording
    Igniting Passion in Your Marriage While Homeschooling
    Mike and Kim Marquez

    Outline    Recording
    Building Your Future
    Ken Wilson
    Not every student will want to attend college. ABC Hawaii Chapter offers Apprenticeship training in five trades; Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Painter, and Roofing. Employers participate as “sponsors,” agrees to train the apprentice in the individual trade while he/she earns a living and builds a reputation as a skilled, knowledgeable and reliable professional.
    Outline    Recording
    Essay Writing
    Karen Shimabukuro

    Outline    Recording
    Igniting Passion in Your Marriage While Homeschooling
    Mike and Kim Marquez

    Outline    Recording
    Free College at Your Fingertips
    Jean Burk
    Learn different ways to get scholarships as well as FREE college!
    Outline    Recording
    Teens Technology and the Truth
    Jean Burk
    From dumbing down to danger to destruction, learn how and why today’s devices are destroying the hearts and minds of our children.
    Outline    Recording
    Hypergraphia Genius, Good Notes- Good Grades
    Jean Burk
    In a world of ever changing technology, students must not lose the art of effective note taking to carry them throughout life.
    Outline    Recording
    How to Ace the SAT
    Jean Burk
    Discover how this is a learnable test and every question can be answered in 30 seconds or less.
    Outline    Recording
    Limited Language: Limited Mind
    Jean Burk
    Learn life-long skills to sound smart when speaking and writing
    Outline    Recording
    The Best Kept Secret to Free College: The PSAT
    Jean Burk
    Parents and teens will learn about amazing scholarships from this misunderstood test.
    Outline    Recording
    A Grammar Tune-Up for Parents
    Dr. Wanda Phillips
    In this seminar, Dr. Wanda Phillips helps parents to assess their own grammar usage. Through easy explanations and strategies, she helps parents to change any errors in their own usage.
    Outline    Recording
    A Grammar Tune-Up for Parents
    Dr. Wanda Phillips
    In this seminar, Dr. Wanda Phillips helps parents to assess their own grammar usage. Through easy explanations and strategies, she helps parents to change any errors in their own usage.
    Outline    Recording
    Whatever!
    Bill Jack
    “Whatever is the meaning of life?” “Whatever happens when one dies?” “Whatever is your highest value?”--questions that demand more than a “Whatever!” answer. The “Whatever!” answer of Secular thinking dampens and even squelches serious thought and attempts at engaged conversation in our culture. The “Whatever!” of Secularism even invades the church. Rather than be discouraged, take heart in God’s command in Deuteronomy 12:32
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    Reality Check! Demolishing Ignorance and Apathy
    Bill Jack
    “Would you agree the Bible teaches…that men are superior to women…that God helps those who help themselves…that Jesus’ main message was to love one another…?” Listen and watch in amazement at the responses from college students and people on the streets give when Bill Jack asks about their knowledge of Scripture. See how people love to display their ignorance. Learn how conversationally to destroy “arguments raised up against the knowledge of God.”—II Corinthians 10:5
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