2017 AFHE Convention speaker information will be posted to the website in January. We have left 2016 speaker information here for your reference until next year's details are available.
2016 AFHE Convention Speakers
and Workshop Information
We have a great line-up of speakers with workshops covering a wide variety of topics. We have invited speakers who have a message of hope and encouragement with plenty of practical ideas and insight to help you as you nurture, develop, teach, disciple, and unfold the gifts in your child. We pray that you come away refreshed, re-energized, strengthened, inspired, and full of fresh ideas for the year ahead.
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE & DESCRIPTIONS
We encourage you to review the schedule ahead of time to get an idea of what's being offered and to help plan which sessions you'd like to attend. The following are general session workshops taught by our featured speakers. You'll find their bios and photos father down this page. Workshop descriptions are listed in the order in which they will take place Friday and Saturday.
Join us for worship in the ballroom at 8:45 AM Friday and Saturday before the keynote sessions begin.
LUNCHTIME SPONSOR WORKSHOPS & SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
From 12:15-1:15 PM each day, we will have a 2 or 3 sponsor workshops or special presentations. Grab your lunch and sit in on one of these informative sessions.
We are pleased to offer the opportunity for registered exhibitors to present exhibitor workshops during the convention weekend. Exhibitor workshops can be product demonstrations, introduction to services, or general interest sessions that may be of interest to your family. We encourage you to attend exhibitor workshops in addition to the general session workshops hosted by AFHE.
Exhibitor workshops take place in 4 curtained areas in the exhibit hall. They run for 45 minutes and start at the top of each hour between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM. This is different than the general session workshop schedule for featured speakers outlined above. NOTE: We have increased the size of the curtained areas this year and we've added microphones, screens, and projectors for an even better exhibitor workshop experience.
2016 AFHE CONVENTION SPONSORS
Please join us in thanking our 2016 Convention Sponsors! Be sure to visit their websites and learn more about these generous folks that have supported the work of AFHE and convention attendees as well.
2016 CONVENTION SPONSORS
Workshop handouts will be posted prior to the convention. Please check back here about a week before the convention and print handouts for the sessions you plan to attend and bring them with you. Copies of handouts will not be available at the convention.
CAROL BECKER HANDOUTS
Teaching Options - Thursday
Building on a Sure Foundation - Thursday
Developing a Plan for High School - Friday 11:00 AM
Essential Skills for Teens - Friday 3:00 PM
High School Transcript Clinic - Friday 1:30 PM
The College Admissions Process- Saturday 1:30 PM
Record Keeping for High School - Saturday 3:00 PM
JOYCE BLANKENSHIP HANDOUTS
Teaching Struggling Learners at Home: Nuts & Bolts for Success Part 1 - Thursday afternoon and Friday 11:00 AM
Teaching Struggling Learners at Home: Nuts & Bolts for Success Part 1 Slides
Tackling Tricky High School Issues - Saturday 11:00 AM
Tackling Tricky High School Issues Transcript Sample 1
Tackling Tricky High School Issues Transcript Sample 2
Tackling Tricky High School Issues Transition Resources
BOB BLAYTER HANDOUT
Avoiding Debt Like the Devil - Friday 11:00 AM
LINDA CROSBY HANDOUTS
Ideas for Lesson Planning and Scheduling - Saturday 1:30 PM
CAROL FITZPATRICK HANDOUTS
JIM HODGES HANDOUT
Getting to Know Your Children - Saturday 11:00 AM
LINDA PATCHIN HANDOUTS
KRISA WINN HANDOUTS
Teaching Struggling Learners at Home: Nuts & Bolts for Success Part 2 - Thursday afternoon and Friday 1:30 PM
Teaching Struggling Learners at Home: Nuts & Bolts for Success Part 2 - Slides
Developing and Drafting an SEP Slides - Friday 4:30 PM - 3 handouts below
SEP Example Hensley
SEP Example Miller
Teaching Math to Struggling Learners Slides - Saturday 3:00 PM
Teaching Math to Struggling Learners Handout
Elizabeth SmithElizabeth Smith is a veteran homeschooling mother who taught three of her four children at home and has seen them successfully graduate from college. She is the wife of Michael Smith, President of Home School Legal Defense Association. Elizabeth writes and speaks at homeschool conferences, symposiums, and women’s retreats throughout the United States. Michael and Elizabeth have appeared several times on Focus on the Family's radio program. Elizabeth has lobbied on pro-family issues in her state capitol and in Washington D.C. for the National Center for Home Education since 1993. She is on the board of directors of The Madison Project, Breakthrough Intercessory Prayer Ministry, and is the Director of the Area Nine Gideon International Auxiliary Ministry in her county. She serves as a women’s Bible study teacher in her local church.