The Homeschool Curriculum Summit 2017-10-06T14:10:43+00:00

The Homeschool Curriculum Summit

Prepare for Your Best Year of Christ-Centered Homeschooling Ever!

Get practical, exclusive guidance from top curriculum experts & providers

The Homeschool Curriculum Summit will help you evaluate your curriculum options with a Christian worldview to identify the right fit for every subject, for every child, so you can homeschool with confidence.
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This entire event was hosted for free in May 2017. But it’s not too late to participate!

The live Summit is over – but you can still access 7 of our 25+ power-packed speaker interviews and lots more for FREE!

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Pay just $97 to access the ENTIRE event, including:
  • Anytime, lifetime access to 25+ Curriculum Summit sessions
  • PLUS audio downloads of all sessions ($125 value)
  • PLUS The Homeschool Guidebook ebook (over 200 pages of how-to guidance, helpful worksheets, and more ($30 value)
  • PLUS Upgrade by Kevin Swanson, and ebook with ten secrets to the best education for your child ($15 value)
  • PLUS Proverbs Family Bible Study Guide ($20 value)
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What makes this event unique?

100% Online

No travel costs for you (or speakers!) so you can get FREE access to their wisdom and tools. Plus, fit it in your schedule whenever (and wherever) it’s convenient for you.

Laser-Focused

You’ll find help for choosing the right curriculum for your kids, whether you’ve homeschooled forever or just decided to begin. And while homeschooling itself encompasses a huge range of topics like scheduling and legal issues, just to name a few, we’ll be focused just on the curriculum with this event. (If you’re looking for general homeschool help, check with your state homeschool organization!)

Christ-Centered

Every speaker and every curriculum that is part of this summit is geared to help you raise kids who love God. The world is full of stuff that will educate our kids, but we want to educate them AND equip them to know God and serve Him through Christ-centered curriculum.

Our Distinguished Speakers

Davis Carman

Apologia

Rachael Carman

Apologia

Katherine Loop

Master Books

Steve Demme

Demme Learning

Sharon Fisher

BJU Press

Tom Clark

VideoText Interactive

Donna Krahn

Rainbow Resources

Ken Ham

Answers in Genesis

Dr. Jason Lisle

The Institute for Creation Research

Sherri Seligson

Apologia

Dr. Lianna Callentine

SciExperience

Deanne Crawford

Rainbow Resources

Kevin Swanson

Generations

Andrew Pudewa

Institute for Excellence in Writing

Debra Bell

DebraBell.com

Renee Ellison

Homeschool How-To’s

Mark Hamby

Lamplighter

Janice Price

Rainbow Resources

Michelle Howard Miller

TOS/Truth Quest History

Bill Jack

Worldview Academy

Diana Waring

DianaWaring.com

Jeremiah Lorrig

HSLDA/Generation Joshua

Gina Burmeier

Rainbow Resources

Israel Wayne

Master Books

Sonya Shafer

Simply Charlotte Mason

Calvin Lindstrom

Christian Liberty Press

Michael McHugh

Christian Liberty Press

Jeannie Fulbright

Apologia

Hope  Deffinbaugh

Timberdoodle

Grace Deffinbaugh

Timberdoodle

Bill Roach

CHEC

Stephen Craig

CHEC

7 Speaker Sessions are available for free or view all 25+ with the All-Access Pass (Signupto find out more).

Why attend this event?

1.Watch the incredible lineup of hand-selected speakers discuss practical things that you want to know about different curriculum options.

2.Ask your own questions and discuss Christian homeschooling in the private Facebook group.

3.Search the curriculum section and narrow your search by grade, subject, format (workbook/online/video/etc.), and more, and then find some awesome discounts and deals.

4.Learn proven strategies for homeschooling your children with a Christ-centered focus.

And ALL of this is exclusive. You won’t find it anywhere else.

Sign up now to evaluate your curriculum options with a Christian worldview, identify the right fit for every subject, for every child, and homeschool with confidence.

Register & get these fabulous bonuses!

Bonus #1:

Online Vendor Hall

Our easy-to-search online hall with 20+ Christ-honoring curriculum companies.

Bonus #2:

Free E-Book

Get instant access to our Family Education e-book by Kevin Swanson for a fresh reminder of what matters most in education.

Bonus #3:

Exclusive Discounts

Exclusive, only-get-it-here discounts from vendors!

Bonus #4:

Private Facebook Group

Join the community to get curriculum advice, practical tips, and more!

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What can I expect?

Math

Science

Language Arts

History & Social Studies

Finding the Right Tools for You

Choosing the right curriculum from a gazillion options (give or take a few) can be seriously mind boggling AND expensive. Where do you even start?

Enter the Homeschool Curriculum Summit. You’ll get super-practical help that includes:

  • exclusive video interviews with top Christian homeschool curriculum creators, authors, and providers
  • discussion in the private Facebook group
  • simple shopping after you’ve narrowed your search

… and it’s all available exclusively online.

You’ll be able to nail the right curriculum fit for every child, for every subject, with a Christ-centered focus — AND get exclusive shopping discounts. We’re serious about helping you homeschool with confidence!

Get Access to these 7 Sessions for FREE!

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Opening Keynote Session

Prepare for Your Best Year of Christ-Centered Homeschooling Ever

You’ll probably agree homeschooling is “the adventure of a lifetime.” But are you ready to have this year be the best ever? In this opening session, Davis and Rachael Carmen share from their years of homeschooling experience on the key to successful homeschooling: keep your eyes on God. As they share from their journey of faith, Davis and Rachael will answer practical questions like, “How can I survive as a mom of young children?” “How do I help my children adjust from the public schools to homeschool?” “And, How do I get to know my kids?” It’s time to break paradigms, get out of your comfort zone, and be equipped for the amazing task of educating your children!

Davis and Rachael were married in 1986, and God has blessed them with seven children and one grandchild; so far, three children have graduated from their home school. They live in Waxhaw, North Carolina, where they enjoy the homeschooling adventure of a lifetime, complete with roller-coaster twists and turns and the occasional lazy river ride. Davis is an international speaker and advocate for home education; he has a degree in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree from Purdue University. Davis is also the author of three illustrated children’s books designed to instill a biblical worldview: Good Morning, God, A Light for My Path, and In the Beginning. Rachael is a speaker and the author of How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You? and How to Have a HEART for Your Kids, where she challenges mothers to surrender their will and draw closer to their heavenly Father. Together, Davis and Rachael own Apologia Educational Ministries, the #1 publisher of Creation-based science and Bible curriculum. In his role as president of the company, Davis’ mission is to help homeschooling families learn, live, and defend the Christian faith.

Math

Teaching Math from a Christian Worldview

We see God’s hand in science and history, but what about in math? While most of us have come to look upon math as “neutral,” it’s not! Worldviews do matter in math — and there’s much more to looking at math from a biblical worldview than adding a scripture or Bible word problem to the lesson. In this interview with Katherine Loop, you’ll discover biblical principles that make math come alive and give math meaning, helping children really understand what they’re learning. Find out how “neutral” presentations are really not neutral. Leave excited to begin looking at and teaching math from a new perspective!

After recognizing the tremendous difference it made in her life to have a biblical worldview regarding math, Katherine Loop began to share that vision with others. She has now been researching, writing, and speaking on math for more than a decade. Her writings include several books on teaching math from a biblical worldview along with a math curriculum published by Master Books. Several of her books are used by homeschool families, as well as by Christian colleges and Christian schools to help train teachers. A homeschool graduate herself, Katherine loves encouraging homeschool parents and helping them in this area that is a challenge for many. She has has been a speaker at various homeschool conferences across the nation. Her heart is to point people to “seek the Lord and His strength” (Psalm 104:4) in everything.

Science

The Importance of Teaching a Biblical Worldview as It Relates to Science

Does real science contradict biblical facts? Is young earth creationism a valid understanding of origins? Is teaching science from a neutral perspective even possible? In answering these questions and more, Ken Ham explains how the Bible creates the only foundation for truly understanding science. This session will help you prepare your children to defend their faith against a culture of skepticism.

Ken Ham, a native Australian who now lives near Cincinnati, is the president and CEO of Answers in Genesis, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, and America’s latest major tourist attraction, the Ark Encounter (with a life-size Noah’s Ark as the centerpiece, south of Cincinnati). He is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America and appears frequently on TV. Ken is a prominent blogger and the author of numerous books on the accuracy and authority of the Bible, starting with its very first verse. As CEO of a ministry that has over 700 full-time and part-time staff, Ken hosts the daily radio program, ANSWERS with Ken Ham, heard on more than 900 stations in America and is one of the editors and contributing authors for AiG’s Answers magazine, an award-winning biblical worldview publication with over 70,000 worldwide subscribers.

Language Arts

Teaching Literature from a Christian Worldview

We live in an age that has forgotten God — especially in the area of literature. When staggering numbers of children from Christian families are walking away from the faith, it is crucial that we teach literature in a way that equips them to stand strong on a biblical foundation. In this session, Kevin Swanson explains the key sequence of teaching the vast array of literature from the Bible to classics such as Hawthorne or Twain. Equip yourself and your children to analyze literature from a biblical perspective — it will transform your liberal arts.

Homeschooled himself in the 1960s and 70s, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Kevin has 43 years of experience in the homeschooling movement and serves as the director of Generations, a ministry he founded to strengthen homeschool families around the country. As a father who wants to leave a godly heritage for his own children, Kevin’s passion is to strengthen and encourage the homeschooling movement all over the world and to cast a vision for generations to come. For the last 13 years Kevin has hosted a daily radio program – Generations Radio – the world’s largest homeschooling and Biblical worldview program that reaches families across the US and in over 100 countries. He has also authored several popular books for homeschoolers, including Freedom, Apostate, Upgrade: 10 Secrets to the Best Education for Your Child, the Family Bible Study Guide Series, and others.

History & Social Studies

Teaching History from a Christian Worldview – God Initiates, People Respond, History Happens!

When asked about history, most people respond in two ways, describing it first as the “story of mankind,” and then as “boring.” Is it either, or both? Does the first view create the second view? How does the Lord define “history,” and how can we use it is a technicolor display of all that we know matters most?

Michelle Howard Miller is a veteran home educator, author, columnist, magazine writer, speaker, consultant, and librarian who founded and operates two large “living books” libraries in Michigan and Florida. Her deep insights about education and her knowledge of living books – and their power – is extremely expansive, and she consults with individual home educating families and helps others around the country found libraries. She also has written an award-winning, literature-based, spiritually-focused history curriculum: TruthQuest History. It was born from her own yearning to teach deep biblical truth through history to her four children and from her work with the many who learn through her libraries and consultations. Michelle offers personal book recommendations to families and schools via www.LivingBooksLady.com and also consults for a non-profit foundation in support of a classical school library. Michelle graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama, has served in local churches and educational groups, and now has seven cute grandsons!

Finding the Right Tools for You

Homeschooling: Preference or Conviction?

Why do you homeschool? And how does understanding the purpose of life create the foundation for successful homeschooling? Conference speaker and homeschool graduate Israel Wayne explains how the motivation behind homeschooling is key to determining grades and curriculum choice. Discover the key role of a family mission statement and learn how the homeschool lifestyle not only transforms your children’s lives but yours as well.

Israel and his wife Brook are homeschooling their nine children in southwest Michigan. Since 1995, Israel has traveled the nation speaking on family, homeschooling, revival, discipleship, and cultural issues. He is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview; his books include Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview, Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, Questions God Asks, and Questions Jesus Asks. He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs. Israel has been featured in national and international publications including TIME Magazine, The Arizona Republic, WORLD Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. Israel serves as the Director of Family Renewal, LLC and is the site editor for ChristianWorldview.net (a Christian apologetics site).

Closing Keynote Session

Homeschool Curriculum – Tools for Discipleship

Education is never neutral. From science to liberal arts, everything has bias. So how do we be intentional about the kind of education we’re giving our children? The three R’s are a start in education — but is there more? And even more importantly, if the first view a child has of God comes through his parents, what glimpse are we giving them? Join Kevin Swanson, Bill Roach, and Steve Craig as they discuss the role of discipleship in homeschooling and the incredible influence parents can have on the future of their children.

Bill Roach has been on the board of CHEC for almost 20 years and has served as president for well over half of those years. He and his wife Shalyn have been blessed to be able to disciple all five of their children and homeschooled them all since the beginning. Bill and his family work in various family businesses and enjoy the blessing and challenge of working with each other. Even as the older ones get married, the Roaches have been blessed to continue to minister and work together. The Roaches have served in various positions within CHEC including Conference Coordinators. Their heart’s cry is to continue to see more families draw closer together and closer to their church community as they grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Roaches have lived in Castle Rock since 2009.

Homeschooled himself in the 1960s and 70s, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Kevin has 43 years of experience in the homeschooling movement and serves as the director of Generations, a ministry he founded to strengthen homeschool families around the country. As a father who wants to leave a godly heritage for his own children, Kevin’s passion is to strengthen and encourage the homeschooling movement all over the world and to cast a vision for generations to come. For the last 13 years Kevin has hosted a daily radio program – Generations Radio – the world’s largest homeschooling and Biblical worldview program that reaches families across the US and in over 100 countries. He has also authored several popular books for homeschoolers, including Freedom, Apostate, Upgrade: 10 Secrets to the Best Education for Your Child, the Family Bible Study Guide Series, and others.

Stephen Craig is the Executive Director for Christian Home Educators of Colorado (CHEC). Stephen and his wife Tara were both homeschooled for all of their primary and secondary school years. One of Stephen’s primary life goals has been to raise a godly family for the glory of Christ and he has a strong belief in the significance of home discipleship toward accomplishing that end. Stephen & Tara live in Parker, CO with their four children, Carson, Christiana, Angelina, and Jewel.

Get access to 7 of our 25+ power-packed speaker interviews and lots more for FREE!

Get Free Access

Want to take it all in?

Pay just $97 to access the ENTIRE event, including:
  • Anytime, lifetime access to 25+ Curriculum Summit sessions
  • PLUS audio downloads of all sessions ($125 value)
  • PLUS The Homeschool Guidebook ebook (over 200 pages of how-to guidance, helpful worksheets, and more ($30 value)
  • PLUS Upgrade by Kevin Swanson, and ebook with ten secrets to the best education for your child ($15 value)
  • PLUS Proverbs Family Bible Study Guide ($20 value)
Purchase Now

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HomeschoolSummits.com is a project of CHEC.org and Generations.org

     

 

Common Questions

After you sign up, you’ll receive an email with a link to the summit where you can watch the videos, check out curriculum shopping (with handy search fields to find just what you are looking for), and snag some freebies and discounts.

Just open up the link from your email, select a session to watch, and click play to stream the video onto your device. Super simple! Each video is about 45 minutes long, and you can watch from your computer, smart TV, or mobile device.

Yep, for sure! The vendor hall, discounts, and videos listed for free on this page are all just that – no cost to you and no strings attached. (You can opt to register for an All-Access Pass to get even more exclusive video content, but that’s up to you.)

Short answer = nope! We have pulled together a fantastic lineup of speakers and shopping options, but it doesn’t replace the value of attending your local homeschool conference. We highly recommend checking with your state organization (find a list here) for more information about their conferences. As awesome as this summit is, we still believe that the in-person networking of a local conference is invaluable!

They are the ministries behind HomeschoolSummits.com. Based in Colorado, both organizations exist to help parents raise their children to love and serve God. CHEC is a state organization that fights for homeschool liberty and helps parents get started homeschooling and stay the journey. (Learn more here.) Generations is a national organization that offers a daily radio program, family events, curriculum, and more. (Learn more here.) Together, they are working to bring HomeschoolSummits.com to your home.

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About our fantastic hosts:

Hi! We’re Todd and Jessie. We have seven kids, preschool through high school, and we’ve homeschooled them from the start. Over the years we’ve lived around the country, but now we’re back in the place where we were both raised – Colorado Springs, Colorado.

We love the flexibility that homeschooling gives us to tailor education to the different learning styles of each child (as evidenced by the wide variety of curriculum we’ve used!). We’re 14 years into the homeschooling journey, but we’re still learning! As your hosts for the Homeschool Curriculum Summit, we’ve discussed with the speakers (wow, some really terrific ones!) about how to find the best curriculum fit for each child.

Most importantly, we will be focused on our overall purpose, which is to raise our kids in the fear and admonition of the Lord. That’s our goal, and we’re grateful to be able to homeschool so we can choose curriculum that reflects that purpose.

This entire project, both the Homeschool Curriculum Summit and HomeschoolSummits.com, is a project of CHEC.org and Generations to bring Christian families the resources and encouragement they need to homeschool with confidence and pass on the faith to their children.

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