Saturday, May 31, 2008

Wichita Homeschool Convention

I just got back from going to a homeschool convention in Wichita this weekend. While I'm very glad to be home, it was nice to get away with friends for a few days! I attended several homeschooling workshops and did quite a bit of shopping. (By the way, have I mentioned that I have a side decorative painting business and would LOVE to do some painting this summer to help cover homeschooling costs and so my husband won't leave me because I spent too much money this weekend?!?! Yes, I know that's a shameless plug!)

Anyway, one of the speakers was Dr. Jay Wile of Apologia Educational Ministries. He's an extremely intelligent man and has received many awards for teaching and for doing scientific research. While I'm not a proponent of homeschooling for every family, he did present some very interesting statistics of research that has been done on homeschooling. He also presented interesting facts supporting creationism vs. evolution. His notes are listed on the following links...

Why Homeschool Through High School

Homeschooling: The Solution to our Education Problem

The Bible: A Great Source of Modern Science

Reasonable Faith: The Scientific Case for Christianity


kenziekylanmom said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Hopefully I can go next year. You will have to tell me about it sometime soon!

Mamma Cakes said...

Thanks for your encouragment! I am going to check out those websites! Let's get the kids together soon!