Massachusetts Homeschool Organization of Parent Educators
"Promoting and safeguarding home education to the glory of God"


2018 MassHOPE Vendor Workshops


10:30 Session 2

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Relationship Renovations: Too Busy! - Mary Aldrich Coaching
Feeling too busy to take care of yourself and others at the same time?  Come find out why you can't seem to get off the hamster wheel of busyness and discover three ways to stay in a calm, joyful mindset.

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Experience Excellence in Writing - Institute for Excellence in Writing
Come and discover award-winning Excellence in Writing, a method of teaching composition that really works.  Using this program, students of all ages will learn to write stories, reports, and essays with style.  This workshop will give you an overview of the program and show you how you can get started.

11:30 Session 3

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Teaching STEM by means of a "MISSION" - Applied Inspirations
In order to properly know "How to teach STEM" we must first understand what the end expectations/purpose should be, then we can answer "what" must be taught, and then we can propose and design "how" it can be taught.

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Homeschooling with Usborne Books and More - Usborne Books and More
Usborne Books & More offers a flexible and affordable approach to homeschooling. Engaging, easy-to-use programs for reading/phonics, Bible, handwriting, science, history, art, and math, Usborne has something for everyone! Unit study possibilities include Cooking, Gardening, Engineering, Coding and more! Longtime homeschooler and Certified Educational Services Representative Mishael Schiller will guide you.

1:30 Session 4

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Parenting with Classical Education - Classical Conversations
Classical Education is not just about choosing a curriculum!  It is a lifestyle. Join local Classical Conversation leadership in a discussion about the five common topics and how the questions they inspire can change the way we parent, build relationships, and study scripture more thoughtfully.

2:30 Session 5

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Transitioning from Homeschool to College: What am I missing? - Sattler College
While there are many factors for students and parents to consider in choosing a college environment, homeschool families should be vigilant and mindful of the risks and benefits when weighing college choice. The founder of Sattler College, Dr. Finny Kuruvilla(MD and PhD from Harvard), shares his perspective as the father of six homeschooled children.

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Navigating the World of Online Classes - LUMALEARN
What's the difference between a live and self-paced class?  Will my child see an actual person?  Will the teacher see my child?  Get all your questions about online classes answered in one session!


9:30 Session 6

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Relationship Renovations: Communicating with Teens - Mary Aldrich Coaching
Do you feel like no matter what you say you can't seem to connect with your teenager?  In this workshop, we will discover why we don't feel heard and two techniques for having better conversations, plus one game changing bonus tip for improving any relationship.

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RightStart Math: Let's Play Games! - RightStart Mathmatics by Activities for Learning, Inc.
Are you tired of flashcards?  This workshop will show you fabulous and effective alternatives to worksheets and flashcards by playing easy and fun math card games.  Imagine your kids asking you to practice their math facts more!  Come and discover games to help your child learn math facts.

10:30 Session 7

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Answering the "Why": Math-U-See Teaches Mathematical understanding from PreSchool to Calculus - Demme Learning/Math-U-See
Math-U-See's unique instructional approach using simple but powerful manipulatives, videos, and textbooks allows students to master math concepts. Our manipulatives represent abstract math concepts in clear, relatable ways. Come see how even the most reluctant mathematician - parent or child - can develop a positive relationship with math.

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Raising Godly Children in a Godless World - The Carpenter's Workshop
Godly tools to build "straight arrows" in a crooked world.

11:30 Session 8

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Teaching with Tapestry of Grace - Tapestry of Grace
In a personal and practical look at a premier humanities and worldview curriculum, we review the heart behind Tapestry of Grace and some of the key goals of this classically-aligned, whole-book, unit-study humanities program.  Outlining the core methods and concepts of the program, this vendor workshop is a great introduction for those considering teaching with Tapestry of Grace, or for veterans who are looking for a reminder of the important first principles behind the well-tested curriculum.

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Maximizing Potential with Montessori Teaching Tips - Shiller Learning: Montessori at Home
Montessori is a unique educational approach that nurtures a child's intrinsic desire to learn.  It is personalized learning that focuses on that whole child and advancing his or her development.  Introducing Montessori methods as early as possible puts them on the right path to becoming confident self-motivated learners.

1:30 Session 9

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Revamped Standardized College Entrance Exams: What You Need to Know - Classic Learning Test
The ACT is an achievement test. The SAT started out as an aptitude test and has shifted towards achievement as well. Since 2012, many states have been adopting the Common-Core standards, and the SAT and the ACT have followed suit. In 2015 the only non-Common-Core aligned college entrance exam: the Classic Learning Test was created. The CLT's explicit mission is to raise the standards by harkening back to a traditional liberal arts curriculum and focusing more on aptitude than on achievement.



Coming Events

April 25-27, 2019
Annual Convention

June 8, 2019
Formal Graduation

Date tbd
Used Curriculum Sale

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