~* TO *~
~* Barb Shelton *~
WHAT IS THIS?
You are warmly invited to join us for "A Time of Refreshing, Re-Focusing & Equipping with Barb Shelton" on Friday May 30th, 2003 (evening) and Saturday, May 31st, all day. The event will begin Friday evening with a general session called "The Heart of True Education." We hope that couples will attend this session together, as it presents the heart of Barb's message, and Dad can thus be aware of and connected to what this is all about. If the husband takes in the information with his wife, he will be much better equipped to process it with her, and the two of them, together, decide how they, as a couple, want to process and apply what they take in.
she goes far beyond the "why's" and also gives many many
helpful, practical, rubber-meets-the-road tools that you can begin using
now, but mostly your thinking and the way you approach homeschooling
will be transformed. This, in turn, will begin freeing you up in
ways you never thought possible ~ or never even wanted to be free
in, but will now see quite differently!
~* Date/Time *~
Friday May 30th and Saturday May 31st
Friday Evening, May 30:
7:00pm ~ 9:00pm
Dads are highly encouraged
to come with their wives
to this session.
~ and ~
Saturday May 31 ~ All Day:
for homeschooling moms
(See Agenda below)
~* LOCATION *~
Las Vegas, Nevada
(Barb in her kitchen)
Barb Shelton is the author of eight books for homeschoolers including Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la and the Homeschool Guide-a-log. [Click here to see them.]
Her heart is to inspire parents to pursue God's unique plan for the education of their children, to listen to God's voice amid the many loud voices of the world. And she offers much practical help in doing so. You'll be challenged, irritated, and moved to laugh, cry, think and re-think your views about education, and best of all, get set free ~ or freer ~ in the Lord! (Click here to learn more about their ministry.)
(That's "Barb" in a nutshell, but for those who want to get to
know her a bit more personally, you can find out more about Barb than you ever wanted
to know or thought possible if you click on the above photo of her.)
WHO IS THIS
The bulk of this seminar is for all homeschoolers, no matter what the ages of their children.
One workshop ~ the first one Saturday morning, is specifically for those approaching or IN the high school years.
I hope you will plan on staying with us for the whole evening on Friday, no matter what the ages of your children, even if your oldest is only three years old. There is much in the "high school fears" seminar that will rid you of your fears of homeschooling AT ALL, not just high school! How clearly I remember that horrible panicky feeling that used to shoot through my guts every time I thought of "HIGH SCHOOL"!!! Most of what I cover in this workshop is for everyone, no matter what the ages of your children. It's just that most people are still dealing with it at the high school level ~ and either dreading high school, or just deciding NOT to do it ~ because they never face or deal with these fears, or start preparing! One gal told me her oldest was only nine years old: "I have read your whole book and want you to know that I am SO glad I did!!! Now my fears are almost totally GONE and I am actually LOOKING FORWARD to high school!" So you will be doing yourself a HUGE favor by coming to this one! It's not even a bit overwhelming. You will actually be better prepared to homeschool your younger children, and will approach the high school years without the same nagging fears most everyone else has! Plus you will start having more enjoyment of it!
Write-ups on all the workshops can be accessed by clicking on any of the little clipboards in the Agenda section. Here's a breakdown of which sessions are for whom:
~* PRICE *~
$15 per person / $20 per couple
For Friday and Saturday seminar
with lunch on Saturday
Accompanying spouses and teens may attend for FREE on
Friday night only - with purchase
of single ticket
La Quinta Inn
7101 Cascade Valley Ct., Las Vegas
For the best prices for rooms, go through www.vegas.com
(You can call 1-800-531-5900 (toll free)
but you will not get the best prices this way.)
~* LUNCH *~
Lunch will be provided
on campus at the Canyon Cafe.
Lunch is pizza, salad, dessert,
and a drink.
~* AGENDA *~
(Note: there may be a few changes to this,
but, if so, they will be minor.)
7:10 ~ 8:10pm - The Heart of True Education
8:10 ~ 8:50pm - Preparing Heart, Guts 'n' Mind NOW to Homeschool to the END
- A few Q's and A's, and then close with
9:15 - 11:30 - High School: How to Organize It, Create Classes, & Choose Your Framework
[Half-way through: 5-minute Break]
11:30 - Break / Check-in/Registration for those joining us now
11:45 - Flexible Organizing for Teensies through Tweens
(If a parent has only high school age children, this will be a good 45-minute period for them to
peruse more in-depth our resources for homeschooling through high school. People like to have
time ~ and we invite them ~ to take a book
and go off to a cozy corner by themselves.)
12:30 - LUNCH (Provided as part of your registration fee!)
1:00 - Hearing God 101 and A Season of Re-education for Mom (& Dad)
2:20 - Purity & Integrity in Romance and Relationships
Finish "Purity & Integrity" if necessary; then...
Questions & Answer Session
4:00pm - Close
~* REGISTERING *~
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!!!
TICKETS NOT AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!
Tickets are available:
A) At all Las Vegas Family Christian Stores
B) At Canyon Ridge Christian Church before and after services
C) Online: Print out the Registration Form for Barb Shelton's Seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada and mail these three things:
1) Completed Registration Form
2) The appropriate fee
3) S.A.S.E. (in which the ticket(s) will be mailed to you) TO...
P.O. Box 1320
Logandale, NV 89021
Ticket purchase deadline is May 25th.
Questions? Contact Katherine Clemons by email
or June Lagor by phone (702-233-3449).
AT THE SEMINAR
Click on the little bear-in-the-mug directly above to go the explanation (on this page) of how we will be handling the matter of "children at the seminar." We realize this is a sensitive subject for some, especially since homeschooling is all about children! So we ask that you carefully read this to see how we have decided to handle this.
~* WRITE-UPS *~
FOR NEWSLETTERS AND
If you'd like all the above info in one place for your publication, here (below) are two options for you. The first one is formatted more appealingly, as for a flyer, webpage, or online newsletter; the second one is box-formatted as for a text-only newspaper.
And here's the simpler
box-formatted version that's more
appropriate for a newspaper:
HOW TO GET
THE MOST OUT OF THIS
If you have never heard this message before, you will still get plenty out of the seminar. Anyone is welcome to attend! However, if after spending some time at this website (called "Homeschool Oasis") and the Article Chart, you are sensing that this message is for you, and that God has brought you to this place, you will get the absolute MOST out of our time together if you have read whatever books I have written that are for the level you are at, child-wise.
The Homeschool Guide-a-log is for all, no matter what the ages of your children. (If you read everything in my Article Chart, you will get almost everything in the Guide-a-log.) So this book is for everyone.
Then if you have older children, 11 or 12 and up, you will want to get Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la and have read as much of that as possible BEFORE the seminar.
Those with children 12 and under will want to get the Jumpstart Navigator and be as familiar as possible with it.
It is very likely that this is the only time our paths will cross this side of Heaven. I do not do a lot of speaking, and will most likely not be doing another seminar in this area ~ at least not before your children graduate. Therefore it is going to be the most profitable and enjoyable use of YOUR time ~ the most life-affecting ~ if you have read as much as possible before the seminar so that you will come prepared to get as much out of my being there in person as possible. If we are only "breaking ground" ~ with you only just-becoming-familiar with my message ~ you will not get nearly as much out of this, or your time, as you could if you had.
Some will hear of this seminar later on, closer to the date of the event, and will thus not have as much time to go through my books beforehand, but even a few days of reading will get your mind and heart better prepared to get the most out of this! And if you are really unable to prepare yourself in this way, just come with shock absorbers and be sure to have spent as much time with the Lord so that you are ready for a greater spiritual and mental jolt than you might have had otherwise!
Go to this page, Books by Barb Shelton, for a list of everything I have written, and pray about where the Lord would have you start. Note: You do NOT need to have read everything I have written to be ready for this! Just the ones mentioned above will be plenty! I will have all my books for sale at the seminar.
Then, once AT the seminar, to help all attendees get the most out of it, please read the following "Note to Parents." (Some of you, because of dearly held perspectives and beliefs in this area, may need to pray for a heart to hear and understand my heart on the following sometimes-touchy matter.)
~* NOTE TO PARENTS *~
BARB'S VIEWS ON CHILDREN AT MEETINGS
Please read this before
coming to the seminar!
Many of us have been to meetings where distracting children keep those present from fully being able to enjoy and get the most out of the meeting. I have NO desire to be offensive or hurtful to anyone, but in order to provide a seminar that is refreshing to the group as a whole, and one that makes teaching the seminar as easy as possible for me as the speaker, we need to let our attendees know that, except for nursing babies ~ six months and under ~ that are still young enough to be quiet and not distracting, you will need to work out other arrangements for your children while you attend this seminar.
And if, at any point, a baby is being at all distracting to others (even if they are smiling), we expect the parent to be considerate of all ~ speaker and attendees ~ and promptly remove the child from the room.
I am not alone in my perspective on this; many other moms have shared the same sentiments with me. In fact, here is what one mom shared with me:
I don't know of anyone who would relish the job of having to ask someone to remove their child from the room (or move to the "crying room" if the facility has one), so we hope that all will be sensitive to this and act accordingly so that all may get the most out of this intense day, and so that none of those hosting the event will have to get a migraine headache worrying about the possibility of offending a precious sister in the Lord.
(If you are offended by or disagree with the above,
please click on the smiling face for further explanation of my
views and my heart on this matter.)
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