Archive for June, 2011

Exploring the Spell to Write and Read program

Interview with Staci Jackson, Endorsed SWR Trainer


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This week on the The Homeschool Show we spend some time with Staci Jackson, a homeschooling mom who is also an endorsed Spell to Write and Read (SWR) Trainer. Staci Jackson has been teaching for years in public, private, and homeschool settings. She talks about the SWR program, what it is, how it works, and why a phonics based approach to spelling, writing and reading is better than some of the other approaches.

Additionally, Staci will be hosting some SWR Seminars in SC. Here is the information if you are interested in attending:

Basic SWR Seminar 1
June 24-25
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Lake Pointe Academy
3168 Hands Mill Highway
York, SC 29745

Basic SWR Seminar 2
July 29-30 or August 19-20
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Manchester Creek Community Church
1689 Springsteen Rd.
Rock Hill, SC 29730

These are two-day intensive hands-on training for those who are interested in applying the Spell to Write and Read program.
Lunch will be on your own. Sorry, but childcare will not be provided. You would need the Core Kit in order to do the training. The SWR Core Kit may be obtained from Piedmont Education Services.

Contact Staci Jackson by phone at 803-984-8365 or by email at jackson3@integrity.com.

We hope you enjoy the show!

Homeschooling Across America – Iowa

Interview with Scott Bailey, President of the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE)


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We have a special extra broadcast of The Homeschool Show for our homeschooling friends in Iowa as we continue our survey of the state of Home Education across America. Our guest today is Scott Baily , President of Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators otherwise known as NICHE. Scott talks about homeschooling in Iowa, discussing the laws, the basics on getting started, particular issues facing homeschoolers in Iowa, and talks a little bit about what NICHE has to offer you.

We hope you enjoy the show!

Homeschooling on Purpose – the SCHEA Convention

Interview with Rachel Ward, Vice President of the South Carolina Home Educators Association (NICHE)


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This week on the The Homeschool Show we continue to look at all of the benefits of Homeschool Conferences. Our guest today is Rachel Ward, Vice President of SC Home Educators Association otherwise known as SCHEA. Rachel talks about the annual state convention in SC, now in its 21st year. This year’s theme is “Homeschooling on Purpose” and the convention is at USC Sumter beginning June 17-18, 2011. Check their website for complete details!

We hope you enjoy the show!

Preview of the NICHE Conference, June 10-11, 2011

Interview with Scott Bailey, President of the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE)


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We have a special extra broadcast of The Homeschool Show for our homeschooling friends in Iowa as we continue this month to look at all of the benefits of Homeschool Conferences. Our guest today is Scott Baily , President of Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators otherwise known as NICHE. Scott talks about homeschooling in Iowa and discusses what homeschoolers can look forward to at the upcoming Iowa Homeschool Conference, June 10-11, 2011.

We hope you enjoy the show!

Preview of the VA Homeschool Conference, June 9-11, 2011

Interview with Yvonne Bunn, Director of Home Educators Association of Virginia


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This week on our broadcast of The Homeschool Show we continue our survey of the benefits of Homeschool Conferences. Our guest today is Yvonne Bunn, the Director of Home Educators Association of Virginia otherwise known as HEAV. Yvonne works with HEAV’s legislative team to protect and improve Virginia’s homeschooling laws. On behalf of HEAV, she recently initiated Governor Robert McDonnell’s certificate of recognition proclaiming Feb 2011 Virginia Home Education Month, and she continues to coordinate HEAV’s annual Day at the Capitol. Yvonne has a degree in elementary education and taught high school prior to homeschooling for 18 years.

Today she discusses what homeschoolers can look forward to at the upcoming Virginia Homeschool Convention, June 9-11, 2011.

We hope you enjoy the show!