Southwest Home Education Ministry

2017 Convention Speakers

Check back for updates! Last update 4/19/17

19th Annual SHEM Homeschool Convention Registration

Speaker Line-up

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Heather Laurie

Keynote: Peace in an INTENSE Home
Homeschooling When Learning Isn’t Easy
A Curriculum Tune-Up: Subject Specific & Multi-Sensory Learning
Lots of Tummies, Little Money:Unique Ways to Stretch Your Budget



Dennis Gundersen

Commencement Speaker: The End of All Things is at Hand
Homeschooling with a Broken Spirit
Faithful and Flawed Fathers: Abraham & You, Dad
Helping Your Child Form a Good Conscience
A 17th-Century Puritan Curriculum
Courtship and Dating: So What’s the Difference?


Josh Spurlock

Raising the Kids Without Losing the Passion





Tina Marie Griffin

Hollywood Exposed: Part 1 (Teen Track)
Hollywood Exposed: Part 2 (Teen Track)
Raising Counter Culture Children in Today’s Media Mess




Micah Gibson

Introduction to Worldviews (Teen Track)
Navigating Leadership (Teen Track)
You’re Not the Boss of Me (Teen Track)
Creation vs. Evolution: What Are We Fighting For? (Teen Track)
Reliability of Scripture (Teen Track)
The Mind of Christ (Teen Track)

Jay Barber

Landscaping for Wildlife
Discover Nature Schools: Nature Unleashed
Discover Nature Schools: Nature Unfolds
Backyard Birds for Homeschool Educators



Belinda Bullard

Homeschooling: 10 Things I’d Say to My Younger Self
What to do Now if College is Later
Don’t Just Teach History, Build a World Changer
Nurturing a Child’s Entrepreneurial Spirit
They Watch You: Setting the Stage for Learning & Discovery
Homeschooling on the Cheap: Having the Best for Less


Dara Halydier

What Homeschoolers Won’t Talk About
Taking Care of Mom: How to Avoid Burnout
Marriage Matters (For Mom’s Only)
Now What?: Gracefully Letting Go
Oops! My Child’s Not Perfect!
High School Fun! All Subjects Without All the Textbooks


Christopher Laurie

Leading your Homeschooling Family from a Cubicle
Cyber Security for your Home




Alice Reinhardt

Seven Life Breathing Phrases to Speak To Your Kids
Parent versus Grandparent…Who is Right?
Play, a Child’s Work



Crystal Wagner

Math Facts & More
A Panoramic View of Geography
Is Your Preschool-Aged Child a Mathematician?
Create an Atmosphere Where Children Thrive



Scott Woodruff

Homeschooling with Confidence: Understanding Your State’s Homeschool Law
How to Lead Teens
The Right Parent for Your Child: You
Protecting Your Children From Social Workers: How and Why to Assert Your Fourth Amendment Rights


Daniel Farnum

History of Contra Dance