The 5th Annual Torah Home Education Conference will take place, G-d willing, on Sunday, May 26, 2013. The conference opens with check-in at 8:15 and closes at 6:30 PM. Lunch will be available for purchase. Vendors will be on hand to display and sell the materials they've created to enhance your Torah homeschooling experience.
We are delighted to offer some additional programming on Shabbos, including: a Friday night Oneg, Shabbos Day speaker, afternoon park play date & Shalosh Seudos, as well as an optional Family Field Trip Day on Monday, 5/27.
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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Conference Day Schedule: (subject to change)
8:15 - Check-in
9:00 - Opening Remarks
9:15 - Educating for Eternity: Clarifying Our Vision and Passing it on to Our Children by Susan Lapin
10:05 - Learning as a Way of Life; Life as a Way of Learning by Yael Resnick
How to develop a "homeschooling mindset" that frees your children's natural love of learning, any time and anywhere-and how to catch opportunities for learning academics holistically throughout the day. Specific examples and guidance will be given in the contexts of math, Hebrew, science, language arts, and more.
For the Record: Creative Ways to Keep Track by Karen Zeitlin-
This workshop will discuss a range of options for keeping records of your child's growth and accomplishments as well as present methods to create support documents for umbrella groups and/or other official documentation. Using a multimedia, creative approach, participants will be presented with ideas to support their record keeping.
10:55 - Teaching to Our Children: A Look at Individualized Education
11:45 - "Hash it Out" - A Moderated Shmooze
A Father's Perspective by David Eagle
12:15 - Lunch
2:45 - A Video Presentation by Rabbi P. Hayman of Bonayich
3:35 - Unschooling Kodesh: an Oxymoron? by Jessie Fischbein
Classical Kodesh by Yael Aldrich
4:25 - Ways to Prevent Mother Meltdown by Robin Alberg
5:15 - The Panel Addresses: How Would You Teach It?
6:00 - Closing Remarks
Our Featured Speakers:
Yael Resnick is a homeschooling mother of five, math teacher at The Binah School, piano teacher, writer, composer of Jewish choral music, publisher of Natural Jewish Parenting magazine, co-founder of Room613.net, and coordinator of the Room613 and NJP online communities. Yael is also the creator of a growing collection of original curriculum materials, including a new Hebrew language program based on her unique, holistic approach to education.
Karen is the wife of Rabbi and therapist Hillel Zeitlin, mother of 4 homeschooled children and grandmother of 2. She is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and has a BA in Educational Kiniesiology. Along with her husband, she is homeschooling their fourth child, and has homeschooled 16 out of the past 20 years. She currently spends part of her year in Israel where her older children have all established Torah based homes and professional lives. Her current interests include learning Torah, music, art, hiking and reading.
Rabbi Dr. Pinchas Hayman
Jessie Fischbein teaches 11th grade Chumash at Midreshet Shalhevet early every morning, leaving the rest of the day for homeschooling. She isn't very good at housework, but she keeps practicing. She regularly gives shiurim on parsha and other Torah subjects. She is the author of the book Infertility in the Bible, about how the Imahos handled their challenges and what that means for us. These hobbies in no way qualify her to teach her children, but do help answer the question: What do you do all day? Our family has been homeschooling for fourteen years. Our oldest daughter homeschooled until she asked to go to high school. We have been exploring the efficiency and joy of unschooling for the past six years. The children (ages 1 1/2- 11) choose their daily activities and are the instigators of their educations.
Mrs. Alberg is the mother of four homeschoolers, ages 2, 5, 6, and 9. She became an observant Jew as a young adult, and is deeply grateful for her opportunity to now receive a Jewish education through homeschooling.
Shabbos hospitality will be provided (if requested: see below) and we will do our best to find housing for those interested in staying through Monday. Please contact Dina Roth at mommyroth (at) gmail (dot) com to request hospitality arrangements. For information on kosher restaurants, activities, and local minyanim please visit: http://baltimorejewishlife.com.