B = Ballroom One

W = Workshop Room

Cindy Rollins

Cindy Rollins homeschooled her nine children for over 30 years using Charlotte Mason's timeless ideas from the beginning. She is the author of Mere Motherhood: Morning Time, Nursery Rhymes, and My Journey Toward Sanctification and others including the upcoming Morning Time: A Liturgy of Love and her latest bestseller Beyond Mere Motherhood, Mom are people too.

She hosts The New Mason Jar Podcast and runs an active discipleship group at patreon.com/cindyrollins. Her heart's desire is to encourage moms. She lives in her sometimes empty nest in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband Tim and dog, Max. You can find her at her website morningtimeformoms.com where she published her newsletter Over the Back Fence.

Homeschool Retrospective

B. 10:30 – 11:30 Keynote Speaker Cindy Rollins

Cindy will share some of the ups and downs of her life as a homeschooling mother. She will share the things that she did right, sometimes accidentally, and the things that Cindy looks back on with regret, some of which she was doing on purpose. Hopefully this will give homeschool parents insight into their own home and encouragement that even when you mess up all is not lost.

The Uphill Road

B. 1:40 – 2:40 Cindy Rollins

If we do not understand that the road is uphill we will spend our time and money on the wrong things and we will listen to the voices trying to sell us a fix to a problem that isn't going anywhere no matter how much money we spend. This talk will bring into focus what education really looks like and why you can be free to revel in it with your children.

Uphill by Christina Georgina Rossetti

Does the road wind up-hill all the way?

Yes, to the very end.

Will the day’s journey take the whole long day?

From morn to night, my friend.

But is there for the night a resting-place?

A roof for when the slow dark hours begin.

May not the darkness hide it from my face?

You cannot miss that inn.

Shall I meet other wayfarers at night?

Those who have gone before.

Then must I knock, or call when just in sight?

They will not keep you standing at that door.

Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?

Of labour you shall find the sum.

Will there be beds for me and all who seek?

Yea, beds for all who come

Thank you for your interest in this year's Homeschool Show and Share event. All online registration closed on 4/24. You may purchase tickets when you arrive at the event.

Celeste Coffman, LPC

Celeste Coffman is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified School Counselor who lives, works, and homeschools in Alabama. She found a calling for encouraging other homeschooling parents after a particularly difficult life season. She hosts the annual Super Simple Homeschooling Conference in Florence, Alabama and is author of “Homeschooling the Super Simple Way.”

Homeschool 101 from a Former Educator Turned Homeschooling (Working) Mom

B. 12:30 – 1:30 Celeste Coffman, LPC

Home education has grown exponentially in the last several years, and yet parents who pursue it are too often left adrift in a sea of overwhelming and contradictory information. Celeste Coffman provides entirely practical strategies for homeschooling in the simplest possible way with the best possible results. She serves up engaging examples plus the encouragement, support, and humor every homeschooling parent needs.

Dr. Tammy Walker

Since 1995, Dr. Walker has been dedicated to the field of education, demonstrating a wealth of expertise and knowledge. Equipped with a plethora of degrees in education and educational leadership, she decided to take a transformative step in 2020 by transitioning from the elementary classroom to pursue her passion for delivering personalized instruction through Educational Solutions with Dr. Tammy Walker, LLC. Widening her professional horizons, she has broadened her focus to encompass specialized areas such as dyslexia, autism, and support for the homeschool community. Dr. Walker expresses profound gratitude to her community and embraces the joy of serving, eager to meet the diverse educational needs of those she engages with.

Does My Child have Dyslexic Reading Difficulties?

B. 11:45 – 12:15 Dr. Tammy Walker

Concerned about your child's reading difficulties? Explore the possibility of dyslexia with this brief introduction. Start by recognizing potential symptoms and learn about the importance of a formal diagnosis or informal assessment. Discover effective strategies to support your child's learning and find continued help and resources for a comprehensive approach to managing dyslexia.

Adrien Broussard

Adrien Broussard is the Director of STEM Academics and Science Chair for Educational Solutions; though he is better known in the community as Mr. B- mad scientist and professional geek. He spent nine years with the US military as a medic, and later graduated from Xavier University with an MSc. in Health Science. Adrien has a special love for teaching, earning his chops as a clinical instructor for medics, and later growing into roles in professional and academic instruction. He leverages a lifetime of unique experiences to answer his calling of bringing quality, student-centered learning to non-traditional education communities. Between classes Adrien writes fiction, develops games, and plays with toy soldiers. He shares these experiences with curious and like-minded students through extracurricular clubs. Starting in the fall of 2023, he spearheaded a new program using role playing games to develop social skills in students with special needs.

A (Scientific) Method for Homeschool Science Success

W. 2:45 – 3:15 Adrien Broussard

Discover a path to success in science as a homeschooler who is prepared for college and career. Together we'll Observe what the essential requirements for high school students. Question our current methods of studying and Hypothesize about improving them. Predict your student's successful outcome with helpful tips for college applications and the science section of the ACT. Learn how to put science curricula to the Test by examining their content. Walk away with the ability to Iterate on your own with recommendations to professional resources and pamphlets for parents.

Jennifer Wolverton

Jennifer is a former engineer turned homeschool mom and STEM educator. Leveraging her background in engineering and a passion for mathematics, Jennifer authored, Word Wizards: The AI Prompting Spellbook for Young Novelists which teaches the new art of prompt engineering to

students through the lens of authoring their own novel. With a focus on the historical contributions to math, like those of Al-Khwarizmi, and the integration of AI technologies in education through her new course launch AI Writers Guild, Jennifer is at the forefront of modern teaching strategies. She utilizes tools such as ChatGPT, Dall-E, and Microsoft OneNote to enhance learning and creativity. Join her at LogCabinSchoolhouse.com as she inspires the next generation to dive into Microsoft tools, Minecraft Education Edition, technology like ChatGPT, and even novel-writing, guiding them towards becoming confident, curious learners ready to shape the future.

Maximizing Education with Microsoft and Minecraft

W. 12:30 – 1:00 Jennifer Wolverton

Are you ready to revolutionize your educational experience? Parents and co-op leaders need to hear this message! Explore the dynamic possibilities of Microsoft Education and Minecraft Education

Edition in this enlightening talk. Learn to create online classrooms with Teams, utilize productivity tools like Excel, Word, and PowerPoint for a job market advantage, and embrace the creative world of Minecraft Education Edition. Discover tailored educational content, foster creativity, and prioritize safety for students and educators. Join us and revolutionize your educational journey today!

Erin Huelskamp Bohn

Erin Bohn loves homeschooling, literature, music, and teaching. Mother of twins, Erin has been a follower of Ambleside Online and all things Charlotte Mason and the Literary Life for many years. As a voracious reader, she enjoys sharing the feast and discussing ideas. In addition to AO and CM topics, Erin has experience with Robotics Lego League, music ensembles and non-profit organizations, serving as a leadership member and teacher for a CM co-op, and homeschooling with dyslexia and ADHD.

A Charlotte Mason Narration

W. 1:00-1:30 Erin Huelskamp Bohn

One of the hallmarks of a Charlotte Mason education is narration. Narration (first oral, then written) lays the groundwork for composition and makes writing exercises practically effortless in later years. Experience the art of narration in real time by walking through a well-known fairy tale and narrating it back as a group. CM mom Erin Bohn will read the tale and attendees will narrate what we hear, what it reminds us of, and what we wonder. Questions and discussion with a CM mom panel will follow.

Jennilyn Chaplin

Jennilyn started homeschooling 11 years ago with a box curriculum, but through the years she discovered that each of her 3 children learned very differently, including a child with learning challenges like ADHD and SPD. She has transformed into an eclectic homeschooler that is considered a “fun homeschooler” by friends. Her oldest graduated last year and is continuing his education at Calhoun Community College. Jennilyn has found what her kids enjoy doing and created their education around that. She has enjoyed teaching upper elementary children in her History and USA Geography classes at Endeavor Learning Lab this year.

Encouragement for the Homeschool Parent

B. 2:45 – 3:15 Jennilyn Chaplin

I want to encourage you to know you are not alone in this journey. I love sharing what I have learned in the past 11 years that I have been homeschooling to help you realize that you don’t have to homeschool like everyone else. A “one size fits all” curriculum didn’t work for my family, and I had to maneuver through all the different options out there to find what worked best for each of my children with different ages, learning styles and interests. I just want to encourage you on this journey that can be hard at times.