HSLDA’s @home e•vents program showcases speakers who are experts in their fields and often leaders in the homeschool community. They’ve been in your shoes and want to come alongside you in your journey to enhance your family’s homeschooling experience! Our speakers possess the breadth of experience, talent, and enthusiasm suited for encouraging you and equipping you with relevant tools.
Past e•vents have included presentations by well-known authors and speakers, such as Andrew Pudewa, Lou Priolo, Dr. Jay Wile, Jeff Myers, and Hal and Melanie Young, as well as experienced homeschooling parents and homeschool graduates. HSLDA staff speakers have included President J. Michael Smith, Chairman Michael P. Farris, many other attorneys, and some of our Special Needs, High School, and Early Years coordinators, such as Dianne Craft, Vicki Bentley, Becky Cooke, and Diane Kummer.
A veteran homeschooler of over 26 years, Barbara Beers has taught her own children, other students, parents, and schoolteachers. She has also written the popular series The PHONICS Road to Spelling and Reading and The LATIN Road to English Grammar, used in schools and homeschools around the world. In the long-term effort of building strong Christian families, she teaches and encourages Christian homeschool moms and dads in the areas of classical education, spelling, writing, reading, grammar, and Latin. Barbara’s presentations provide the tools needed to master these subjects in a thorough and enjoyable way.
LATIN, the Secret Weapon of Successful Students
No other language in the world's history affects English as much as Latin. Latin reveals the secrets of many of our more difficult English spellings and meanings. It is the mother language of our most common spoken languages and provides a key to the vocabulary of the sciences, medicine, law, literature, and history. Latin isn’t a subject that needs to be put on the shelf until the children are older. Join us to discover how you can learn this important language along with your 5th–12th-grade students and teach them their advanced English grammar at the same time! This e-vent will unlock the world of Latin and equip you to teach this foundational subject to your children.