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