Mini Conference

Aug. 17, 2013
8:30am CDT –
4:15pm CDT

Join Andrew for one session or the whole day of seminars selected especially for your educational community.

Lakeview Christian Church
5885 Fleur De Lis Dr.,
New Orleans, LA 70124
Phone: 800.856.5815
Contact Info

Cost: $30.00 per family for the whole day (All Day Pass).
All Day Pass allows you and your immediate family members to attend any or all sessions.
Save $10.00 if you have one or more students signed up for a student workshop.
Use code: LAMINI at checkout and receive $10 off your Mini Conference registration if you also are registering for a student workshop on the same order.

Session 1: 8:30 AM–10:00 AM But, but, but ... What about Grammar?

Session 2: 10:15 AM–11:45 AM Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing
We’ve all suffered it at one time or another: Frustration about writing assignments. Either on the receiving end, or perhaps now on the giving end, there can be a few distinctly discouraging aspects to teaching and being taught writing. The tough questions include: What to correct and how to give a grade? How much help is too much? Isn’t the assignment clear enough? Why don’t students find their own errors? Learn and avoid four teaching mistakes that contribute to this frustration: Overcorrecting, Holding Back Help, Unclear Assignments, & Over-Expectation.

Session 3: 12:45–2:15 PM Developing the Essayist
What’s the difference between a "report" and an "essay"? How do we help a student move from simply reporting facts to the more sophisticated skill of using facts in order to support an opinion? With several different essay models and a gradual method of building the analytical writer, you can feel confident in training your child to be an excellent essay writer. Come and get the plan right now—you can even start the process at the elementary level!
Contains distinctly Christian content

Session 4: 2:30–4:15 PM Spelling and the Brain
Many children (and some adults) have difficulty learning to spell, but the difficulty may not be with the student so much as with the method of presentation. In this workshop, find out how spelling information is most efficiently stored in the brain, and why. With the greater insight into the nature of spelling and neurological function presented in this workshop, the parent/teacher will be well-equipped to meet the needs of all their children, not just the “naturally” good spellers.

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