Are you intimidated by the thought of homeschooling high school? You don't have to be!
If you have a teen preparing for college, you’ll want to be sure to attend the sessions on Dual Enrollment, College Preparation, etc. that are also within this event! Hear from college experts and talk to colleges in between sessions. We will have speakers from Bob Jones University, Cedarville University, Liberty University, Word of Life Bible Institute, and University Ready! There will also be sessions on how to navigate the teenage years in the world we are in now.
Life Training Institute
Megan has been a speaker and writer with the Life Training Institute since 2009. She travels around the nation teaching students how to make a persuasive case for the pro-life view and the Christian worldview and how to defend their views winsomely in the marketplace of ideas.
Dr. Kathy is the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids and an associate co-founder of Ignite the Family. She has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries through keynote messages, seminars, chapels, and other events. She regularly speaks at conventions, schools, churches, and pregnancy resource centers. Dr. Kathy is also a popular guest on Focus on the Family radio and other radio talk shows. Her podcast, Celebrate Kids with Dr. Kathy, is among the most popular parenting podcasts. Kirk Cameron chose her as an expert in his documentaries, The Homeschooling Awakening and Connect: Real Help for Parenting Kids in a Social Media World. She is the author of six books published by Moody Publishers.
Matthew Bullington is a professional college consultant. He has been helping students prepare for college since 2008. During his college years Matthew received over $500,000 in scholarship and grant offers between undergraduate and graduate school, after which he began speaking to groups on how to intentionally prepare for college. A homeschool graduate himself, Matthew has spoken on college prep topics to groups in 35 states, has written for multiple educational magazines, sold advertising to college admissions departments, and now offers online classes and consulting services through his company, UniversityReady. Matthew resides with his wife Meagan and their three children in Tennessee.
Stephen is the Director of Dual Enrollment and has advised students and families in dual enrollment since August 2016. Stephen has also served as an adjunct professor in the Business and the Kinesiology and Allied Health Departments. He has coached both collegiately and at the high school level while currently serving as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Cedarville University.
Bob Jones University
Renton has been a classroom teacher for over two decades. His teaching experience has included both secular and Christian institutions ranging from high school to college. He and his wife homeschooled their son, Daniel who is now in college. Renton has spoken for Homeschool venues such as the Foundations Summit, the Canadian Homeschool Symposium, Teach Them Diligently, The Great Homeschool Convention, and others. He holds a variety of degrees from English, speech, philosophy, and theology to a PhD in apologetics. Renton is presently the director of the Center for Biblical Worldview at Bob Jones University as well as a Biblical Worldview National Consultant at BJU Press.
Liberty University Online Academy
Dr. Rusk is the Superintendent of Liberty University Online Academy. He has worked in various teaching roles with learners of all ages — from young children to college students. As a homeschooling father of 6, he has many years of experience working with non-traditional forms of education — which has given him the ability to relate to many of the issues facing today’s students and their parents.
Word of life bible institute
Brian Tanedo has worked over 10 years in college admissions and recruitment, both at Word of Life Bible Institute and Cedarville University. He is currently serving as the Dean of Enrollment for Word of Life for their New York and Florida campuses.
Israel Wayne is a conference speaker and author of many books including: “Pitchin’ a Fit: Overcoming Angry & Stressed-Out Parenting,” “Education: Does God Have an Opinion?,” “Answers for Homeschooling,” and “Raising Them Up: Parenting for Christians.” He is the founder of FamilyRenewal.org. He is a homeschooled graduate and homeschooling father of eleven children.
Jahn Knight: Husband, father of 4, college graduate and Aviation Mechanic and Technician. I have studied within the degree fields of Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. My wife of 12 yrs and best friend Becca was homeschooled growing up and has been the most influential and steadying force in our quest to raise Godly children who daily seek their purpose in this world. We are non-denominational Christians who serve within the music ministry, discipleship programs, mens/woman’s ministry, and children’s ministry.
Check in Registration Desk
12:00pm - 12:50pm
Matthew Bullington University Ready North 1
High-school/College Track Overview Session | 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Have a teen? In this session TTD's guidance counselor, Matthew Bullington, will outline the high-school pre-conference track, and discuss how to get the most out of this conference for your high-school student. We will also do a quick overview of transcripts, credits, and mindset for success in high-school!
Stephen Buettell Cedarville University North 1
Navigating Admissions and Making the Best Choice for your student | 2:00pm - 2:45pm
During the college search process, finding what to look for and how to navigate the process can be challenging. Stephen Buettell from Cedarville University shares how to approach and navigate the college admissions journey and what to look for in a college.
Israel Wayne Family Renewal North 2
Navigating Screens and Media | 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Parents today struggle with knowing how to balance their child’s use of technology and screen time. On the one hand, we want our children to know how to use technology in the ever-changing global economy, but on the other, we struggle with knowing how much screen time is harmful and addictive. This session will help give you courage and competency to navigate these difficult issues.
Brian Tanedo Word of Life Bible Institute North 1
From High School to Higher Ed: Navigating the Transition to College | 3:00pm - 3:45pm
We believe that a true education must be holistic. That’s why Word of Life tailors its programs to emphasize personal spiritual growth, discipleship, and local and international ministry as much as we emphasize traditional Bible and theology classes. Our program is an immersive experience where students study the Bible, live in Christian community, and serve in ministry, preparing them for a life of service to God. Many students go to college to learn how to make a living. Here at Word of Life Bible Institute, we teach them how to live.
Renton Rathbun Bob Jones University North 2
LGBTQ+ Ideology: what our children are facing and how to respond | 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Kids today are inundated with LGBTQ+ indoctrination via social media, entertainment, and personal friendships. Now there are movements, even within the church, that have accepted varying degrees of LGBTQ+ affirmation. Christian parents can take steps to address this issue biblically. In this session, we will explore how biblical worldview strategies can shape our children’s thinking about these concepts.
Dr. Chris Rusk Liberty University North 1
Save time and money by taking Dual Enrollment courses | 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Jahn Knight Homeschool Dad North 2
Vocation Bible School: A Biblical Worldview of Your Next Steps into the World | 4:00pm - 4:45pm
This session is simply a biblical view into God’s design for our purpose in society and of serving others with the talents and gifts God has given, specifically focusing on the major differences of vocations vs professions. How can God be using you to the fullest of the potential He has put in each of you?
Matthew Bullington University Ready North 1
Understanding the Phases of High School | 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Want to know what your teen should be focusing on to prepare for college and a career? In this session we will break high-school down into four crucial phases that build on each other, and give you the tools to determine what should be the priority for this next year, how to be career focused (rather than just preparing for college), and even talk about often-overlooked phase that comes after high school.
Parking is free on-site at the LeConte Center!
This event begins on May 3rd. Check in will be from 12-1pm and sessions will begin at 1:00pm and end around 5:30pm.
At Teach Them Diligently, we want your family to be as prepared as you can be on your homeschooling journey. This event is meant to help parents with teens navigate the teenage years and preparing for college.
Nope! This is a stand alone event and you do not need to be participating in our 3-day event in order to attend. However, if you are attending that event, you can save over 50% on the pre-conference event!
In order for you to get the most out of either track, we highly recommend just choosing one or the other.
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