Workshops By Beverly and John

Beverly L. Adams-Gordon

What Research Tells the Teacher About Spelling Instruction
     Participants in this workshop learn the key aspects of effective spelling instruction. Covers: what skills need to be taught, approaches to instruction, and effective teaching strategies. You will also learn the 10 key techniques for motivating students to learn.
     Note: This workshop does not advocate any particular spelling program, only what constitutes effective instruction.
Including Spelling Power in Your Curriculum
     This workshop is an introduction to the Spelling Power program and how to start using the program. Participants will learn how to conduct the placement tests, daily pre-tests, and 10-Step Study sessions. Incorporating the six levels of review and skill-building activities are also covered in the workshop.
Teaching Spelling Skills through Games and Activities
     This hands-on workshop details and demonstrates the teaching of spelling skills through individualized and hands-on learning activities. Detailed explanations on how to use multi-sensory, inductive, and deductive approaches are given.
How can I look it up if I don’t know how to spell it?
     After a brief introduction on selecting the appropriate dictionary for each level of student, this hands-on, fast-paced workshop will demonstrate a dozen dictionary games. The games are designed to teach the skills essential to efficient, effective use of the dictionary. Each game is presented in sequential order: from alphabetical order to looking up definitions.
Building Writing Power
     In this workshop attendees learn how to teach Grammar and Composition without the use of "drill and kill" workbooks and textbooks. You will learn how to get your students happily writing and how to use their writing to teach Style, Grammar, and Punctuation (and Spelling, of course). This "Prescriptive Approach to Grammar’’ is perfect for those participating in unit studies.
Teaching Reading Through Individual Learning Styles
     This workshop explains the importance of applying learning style theory to the teaching of beginning reading. Concrete ideas for matching activities to the student’s modality strengths (auditory/tactile/kinesthetic/visual) are given.
Planning Effective and Fun Unit Studies
     Don’t let your unit studies become overloaded with "Activity for Activity’s sake.’’ This workshop will show you how to plan so every activity or lesson contributes to the individual academic or learning style needs of your students.
Time Management for Home Schooled Teens
     Teens learn how to set personal goals and organize their time and home schooling records so that they can achieve their goals. The emphasis is on stewardship of the time and talents God has given them.
Organizing High School Records for Teens and Parents
     In this workshop, based on her popular book Home School, High School, and Beyond, Adams-Gordon explains what records high schoolers need and how to organize them.

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John R Gordon

How to Use Stamp Collecting in Your Curriculum
     Learn how to use stamps to teach your children about history, geography, and economics. This workshop shows you how to help your students get started, leads you to free resources, and shows you how stamp collecting can enhance your curriculum whether you use unit studies or more traditional approaches in your home school.

How to Start Stamp Collecting (for 8-year- olds to adults)

     This hands-on, how-to workshop will guide you through the key elements of getting started in stamp collecting. People eight-years-old through adult, who want to know more about the stamp collection hobby, will benefit from attendance. Attendees will learn about types of collections, what materials are required, how-to properly mount stamps, and how to organize and display your collection.

How to Start a Family Home-based Business

     Running a family business can be a fun, financially rewarding, and educational. In this workshop John discusses how to select a business (including scams to watch out for), how to get started and resources which are available free. Getting started without going into debt (or encouraging others to go into debt) is an important message of this workshop. You will also learn how to include your entire family, and how to get the most educational benefits from the process.

How to Publish Your Curriculum Ideas

     Do you have a winning unit study or curriculum idea? This workshop will show you the basic steps required to publish your ideas so it can serve other home educators. You will learn the advantages of both self-publishing and working with an established publisher. Taking your manuscript from idea to printed book is outlined. John will give you concrete ideas on how you can start publishing your ideas without going into debt.

How to Create Newsletters that Sparkle

     Are you responsible for your support, church or other group’s newsletter? This workshop will show teens and adults how to give their newsletters that polished, professional look. John will give you solid advice and specific resources that will make your newsletter easy to put together. How to distribute your newsletter and build circulation is also discussed.

Advertising for home-based Entrepreneurs

     This seminar will discuss how to take advantage of free marketing, use your web page and newsletters to build sales, create effective advertisements, maximizes your sales through using mailing lists, and publish a catalog that sells for you. John will show you how to evaluate your efforts and learn from your mistakes.

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