Davis Carman

2023 MassHOPE Convention Speaker

Speaker Bio

CEO of Apologia, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Homeschool Dad of 7.

Davis Carman is the President of Apologia Educational Ministries. Apologia started as a science curriculum provider for high schoolers. Under his leadership, Apologia has grown to provide award-winning K-12 homeschool curriculum for Bible, math, science, social studies, and worldview. In addition, Apologia also offers online learning through a self-paced digital curriculum, live online classes, and video on-demand.

Davis married his sweetheart, Rachael, in 1986, and God blessed them with seven children. They live in Waxhaw, North Carolina, where they enjoy a homeschooling adventure of a lifetime, complete with roller-coaster twists and turns and the occasional lazy river ride.

Davis has a degree in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree from Purdue University. He is also the author of several illustrated children’s books designed to instill a biblical worldview, Good Morning, GodA Light for My Path, In the Beginning, and Psalms to Know Early
Davis is an international speaker and advocates for home education worldwide. He and Rachael host a podcast called, “Let’s Talk Homeschool” where they talk about all things homeschooling as they share their homeschooling adventures of a lifetime, as well as offering in-depth and captivating interviews with other homeschoolers to help promote their belief that homeschooling is really good.

Speaker Workshops

I Believe in Homeschooling

Most parents place a high value on education. It prepares children for life and gives hope for a happy future. In the old days, the three Rs of schooling included reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic. Is homeschooling succeeding because it is reclaiming the tried-and-true educational philosophy or is something else going on? This workshop presents a compelling case for you to believe in the power of homeschooling and seven new Rs to back it up.

H.E.A.R.T Exam for Homeschoolong Dads

Tests and exams are a typical part of school, even home schools. This session will help homeschooling dads take an exam – a spiritual exam of the heart. It uses the acronym H.E.A.R.T. to display truths found in the book of Malachi, which deals with very real heart issues. Topics covered by “Dr. Malachi” include relationships with both God and family. The goal is to discover the practical and faithful steps a father can take in the journey toward turning one’s heart to his children.

The Case for Creation-Based Science

What makes the creation model different and better than others? The answer lies in one’s worldview. Naturalism views the cosmos and all matter as all there ever was, is, and will be. Many people in the West think that Science is the only thing we can trust. Darwin was a major influence in this arena. Many in the East are more aligned with Transcendentalism – the physical world is a dream, an illusion, not real – and we can’t trust our senses. Postmodernism says that truth is relative and can’t be known. We’ll compare all four options to help you come to a reasonable conclusion of your own.

The First Five Years of Homeschooling (I Mean Parenting)

Their first five years are crucial times of development for young children. Foundations are set that give them a perspective of God, themselves, and others. During these years children gain an understanding of love, obedience, and responsibility. Their worldview will be shaped by the books you read to them (including the Bible) and the freedom they have to sing, play, and explore the great outdoors of God’s wonderful Creation. Is this parenting, homeschooling, or both? We’ll uncover ten lessons your young children should learn and experience that can make a big difference in their first five years.

Exploring Creation…Outside

For too many kids, their only outlet is …an outlet. Are your kids bored and grouchy unless they are plugged in to the Internet or a video game? What ever happened to catching frogs, picking dandelions, climbing trees, and lying in the grass to watch clouds? There is an outdoor world waiting to be discovered. Every child should explore the wonders of God’s creation because of three truths that can be found in one of the most exciting classrooms, the one outside.

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