Homebound Online Conference


Homebound 2020: Hosted by Julie Bogart and Susan Wise Bauer #

Presented by Brave Writer and The Well-Trained Mind

Thank you to everyone who joined us and our friends for our free Online Homeschool and "Suddenly-at-Home" School Conference! 

Replays are available to EVERYONE (registration not necessary for replay) on this page. Feel free to share with friends and family.

Our hope is that you will gain renewed courage and energy for the challenging task at hand: educating your children during this unusual season in our global history.

Fondly, Julie and Susan


*NEW* Susan Wise Bauer and I held a follow-up webinar: "Now What?"

HERE'S THE REPLAY


Schedule
Every Day Any time Amy Ludwig Vanderwater
Daily share for writing notebooks for children
  1 PM Jim Weiss
Storytelling
  4 PM Melissa Wiley
Reading aloud from her book, The Prairie Thief
Monday
March 23
7 PM Josh MacNeill
Brain Breaks: Relieving Stress, Preparing the Brain to Learn
  8:30 PM Julie Bogart
Home, not School: Creating the Context for Learning and Life
Tuesday
March 24
7 PM Charnaie Gordon
Same, Same, But Different: Diversity in Children’s Literature
  8:30 PM Susan Wise Bauer
Homeschooling Real Children, Good Kids, and Odd Kids Out
Wednesday
March 25
7PM Kate Snow
How to Teach Math Facts That Stick
  8:30 PM Julie Bogart
Word Play: Creating a Reading and Writing Rich Life!
Thursday
March 26
7 PM Rita Cevasco
Foundations in Reading: Help Your Child Build Skills and Make Progress
  8:30 PM Susan Wise Bauer
What Is History and Why Do We Study It?
Friday
March 27
7 PM Ainsley Arment
Reclaiming Wonder in our Children’s Education
  8:30 PM Susan Wise Bauer + Julie Bogart
Conversation + Q&A
Every Day

Amy Ludwig Vanderwater #

Writer’s Notebook

Author of Write! Write! Write! and Read! Read! Read!, Amy Ludwig Vanderwater is a beloved, award-winning children’s poet and promoter of creative writing for elementary school students. 

Join her on her website as she shares each day about how to create and grow a “writer’s notebook” during this suspension of traditional school. These are recorded viewings so you can enjoy them as suits your schedule: Sharing Our Notebooks

Bio

A writing teacher and journalist as well as a poet, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater has a master of arts in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. She lives on a farm in Holland, New York, with her husband, their three children, lots of animals and plenty of books. Read more about Amy.

Links

  • “Poems are Teachers” with Amy is a FREE Homeschool Alliance Workshop for you and your kids. To access the "free preview" content in the Homeschool Alliance, you will be asked to enter your name and email address. Once done, you will have full access to the complete Lesson Plans and Master Classes listed here (look for the yellow tag that says "Free Preview").
  • Amy's blog, The Poem Farm

Jim Weiss #

REPLAYS

Storytelling!

Join master storyteller, Jim Weiss, for a transporting literary experience with your children. Jim does all the voices and has a way of performing stories that leads children to want to memorize them!

Bio

Jim Weiss has been a professional storyteller, recording artist and author for over 28 years. Jim was born and raised in Highland Park, Illinois, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech/Communications from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Creative Writing and Drama/Theatre occupied a lot of Jim’s time throughout high school and college. Read more about Jim.

Links


Melissa Wiley #

REPLAYS

Melissa will continue to read The Prairie Thief on her Instagram account (and also share on her Facebook page).

Reading aloud

Wonderful children’s novelist Melissa Wiley has offered to read her popular novel, The Prairie Thief, aloud every day during our confinement! Join her as she kicks off the daily practice with us. Your children are welcome.

Bio

Melissa Wiley lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Scott Peterson, who writes comics and kids’ books, and their six kids. Among the children's books she's written are Carmen San Diego mysteries, two series of novels about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s ancestors, and a middle-grade adventure novel called The Prairie Thief. Her new middle-grade novel, The Nerviest Girl in the World, will be published by Knopf in August 2020. Read more about Melissa.

Links

Monday March 23rd

Josh MacNeill, M. Ed. #

REPLAY Brain Breaks: Relieving Stress, Preparing the Brain to Learn

Josh MacNeill is a master at helping kids cope with trauma and anxiety. His deceptively simple practices reduce stress and improve the health of your brain and your children’s. His session explores how using brain breaks throughout the day gives everyone a chance to calm down and improve their brains’ ability to cope and learn. Josh will demonstrate some of the practices as well as offer basic concepts that will help parents and kids create their own. Such a powerful session!

Bio

Josh is the director of NeuroLogic Initiative. In addition to earning his Masters in Multicultural Education, he has completed both The Child Trauma Academy’s Neurosequential Model of Education and Therapeutics training program. Josh offers training and consultation for schools and individuals throughout the United States and abroad. Additionally, Josh wrote 101 Brain Breaks and Brain Based Educational Activities, a book filled with activities that help regulate each level of the brain.

Links


Julie Bogart #

REPLAY Home, not School: Creating the Context for Learning and Life

Let’s face it: after a week of this stay-at-home schooling, we may all be driving each other a little batty! Let’s get practical: how can we create peace and academic progress along with good memories while managing our anxiety about the unknown? Julie will offer practical tips for learning and family harmony in this uncertain season, whether you are a homeschooler or a “suddenly-at-home” schooler. We'll also look at how to combine home education with working from home.

Bio

Julie is the creator of the innovative writing program called Brave Writer, and the author of The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic for Homeschooling, Learning, and LIfe. Read more about Julie.

Links

Charnaie Gordon #

REPLAY Same, Same, But Different: Diversity in Children’s Literature

Charnaie, a diversity and inclusion expert, will share why it matters now more than ever to care for one another, no matter what our superficial differences may be. Reading diverse books with our children allows us to look deeper for common interests, similar likes and dislikes, values, beliefs and attitudes. It’s a more urgent need than ever to raise kind, empathetic kids. We all have a story to tell.

Bio 

A diversity and inclusion expert, Charnaie cares about connecting people with great books they'll love. She’s a computer programmer and a mother of two. She’s passionate about instilling a love of reading, lifelong learning, and curiosity in families. She’s proud of her two children who successfully completed a passion project they call “50 Books for 50 States.” They invited people to send them children’s books representing diversity, which they in turn donated to libraries in each of the fifty states.

Links

  • @hereweeread (Instagram and Twitter)
  • Here Wee Read
  • Story Journal: Written by Charnaie, for purchase, to keep track of all the wonderful books you read with your kids.

Susan Wise Bauer #

REPLAY Homeschooling Real Children, Good Kids, and Odd Kids Out

High academic achievement (in particular the book-centered kind of achievement recommended by classical educators) often seems designed for one kind of student: the mature, self-directed, disciplined child who loves to read.  In this workshop, learn how to deal with the other 90% of students. Includes practical strategies for dealing with roadblocks in the way of academic achievement, as well as time-tested advice for teaching to your child’s strengths while still addressing weaknesses. 

Bio

Susan spends most of her time writing in her restored chicken shed and running her four companies (Well-Trained Mind Press, Well-Trained Mind Academy, The Bed & Breakfast at Peace Hill, and Books & Sheep, Inc.). She lectures regularly on writing, education and history, and serves on the board of three wonderful enterprises—The Clemente Course in the Humanities, Comment magazine, and Education & Culture: A Critical Review.

Links

Wednesday March 25

Kate Snow #

REPLAY How to Teach Math Facts That Stick

Are you sick of drilling the math facts without results? Tired of watching your child count out every addition fact on his fingers or skip count for every multiplication problem? In this session, you’ll learn simple strategies for teaching the math facts without hours of rote memorization. Kate will also answer all your questions about the math facts and demonstrate easy games and activities that make learning the math facts fun.

Bio

Kate Snow is a math educator on a mission to help parents raise kids who are capable and confident at math. A homeschooling mother of two, she holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Harvard University and an M.S. in Elementary Education from Walden University. Kate is also the author of Preschool Math at Home and the Math Facts That Stick series.

The kindergarten level of her newest series, Math with Confidence, releases in May of 2020.

Links


Julie Bogart #

REPLAY Word Play: Creating a Reading and Writing Rich Life! 

If you'd like to download the PDF slide deck for Julie's webinar, go here.

Worried about how to keep your kids reading and writing? Wanting to grow their vocabulary and passion for literature? Julie has multiple practices you can adopt right now that will give your kids all they need to grow as writers and readers during the confinement—and that may just lead to new habits for the rest of their lives!

Bio

Julie is the creator of the innovative writing program called Brave Writer, and the author of The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic for Homeschooling, Learning, and LIfe. Read more about Julie.

Links

Thursday March 26th

Rita Cevasco, MA, SLP #

REPLAY Foundations in Reading: Help your child build skills and progress

Don’t fret! We’re going to help you make reading meaningful while at home. Reading is built on foundational skills we learn and practice throughout our school years and beyond. Our goals for all students—reading comprehension, independence, and enjoyment—rely on this firm foundation. Rita will help you understand key skills all readers need to master, while sharing strategies to foster their growth and progress. 

Bio 

Rita, a homeschool veteran, has spent over thirty years working as a speech-language pathologist with extensive training in dyslexia and dysgraphia. Her company Rooted in Language provides multisensory, engaging strategies for teaching struggling and typical learners, giving educators the tools needed to grow independent, successful readers and writers. Rita and her team create materials to foster deep learning, helping students take small steps toward huge growth!

Links


Susan Wise Bauer #

REPLAY What Is History and Why Do We Study It?

Choosing the right program isn’t the first step in teaching history to your students. Before you can make informed decisions about what curricula to use, you need to understand why you’re teaching history at all—and define what your student should be gaining from it. This seminar will explain what history actually is (you might be surprised!), survey different methods and approaches for teaching, and suggest appropriate goals for elementary, middle-grade, and high school students.

Bio

Susan spends most of her time writing in her restored chicken shed and running her four companies (Well-Trained Mind PressWell-Trained Mind AcademyThe Bed & Breakfast at Peace Hill, and Books & Sheep, Inc.). She lectures regularly on writing, education and history, and serves on the board of three wonderful enterprises—The Clemente Course in the Humanities, Comment magazine, and Education & Culture: A Critical Review.

Links

Friday March 27th

Ainsley Arment #

REPLAY Reclaiming Wonder in our Child's Education

What if we encouraged wonder instead of seeking rigor? How would such a shift lead to a difference in our children’s learning? How could it change our kids’ experience of childhood and their teen years? Can an emphasis on wonder actually prepare homeschooled kids for adult life? We can craft our family culture so we slow down and make time for childhood that includes play and teen years that respect curiosity.

Bio

Ainsley Arment is a homeschooling mother to her children and the founder of the beautiful homeschooling community called Wild + Free. She is also the author of The Call of the Wild and Free where she helps us reimagine childhood and learning.

Links 



Susan Wise Bauer + Julie Bogart #

REPLAY Conversation + Q&A 

Taking all your questions and conversing about this season of home learning.  We'll collect our wisdom and develop a road map for the weeks ahead. We love you!

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