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Start the school year with confidence!

FREE BACK-TO-HOMESCHOOL WEBINAR SERIES

Monday, 8/29 – Friday, 9/2

Whether you are new to homeschooling, or a seasoned veteran, MACHE is here to help! We’re bringing together homeschool experts to equip and encourage you on your homeschooling journey.

Join us live for five days of relevant information and impactful messages designed to help you start your school year strong. Registration is free, but click the link below to reserve your spot!

Can’t make the live webinars? No worries! In the future, the recordings will be made available on-demand for those with a Silver or Gold Family Membership.

Whether you are new to homeschooling, or a seasoned veteran, MACHE is here to help! We’re bringing together homeschool experts to equip and encourage you on your homeschooling journey.

Join us live for five days of relevant information and impactful messages designed to help you start your school year strong. Registration is free, but click the buttons below to reserve your spot each day!

Can’t make the live webinars? No worries! In the future, the recordings will be made available on-demand for those with a Silver or Gold Family Membership.

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Days of Learning

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Homeschool Experts

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Great School Year

Webinar Schedule

August 29 – September 2, 2022

1:00 PM EST

Maryland Homeschooling 101
with Sue Manning

1:00 PM EST

Homeschooling
Tots to Tweens
with Vicki Bentley

1:00 PM EST

Homeschooling Special Needs
with Dr. Rochelle Somerville

12:00 PM EST

Homeschooling
1000 Hours Outside
with Ginny Yurich

1:00 PM EST

Homeschooling
through High School

with LaNissir James

Our Featured Speaker

Ginny Yurich

1000 Hours Outside

Hi! I’m Ginny.  My husband Josh and I are parents to five children ages 12 and under and we reside in Southeast Michigan.  Throughout our journey of parenthood we have consistently seen city, county, and state parks, as well as trails, campsites, and nature-scapes in general, nearly devoid of children most of the time. About five years ago we started to ask ourselves a simple question: Why? With so much natural beauty all around us (even though we take it for granted at times) it seemed counterintuitive that so many outdoor spaces were just empty. 

With that question of “why” still unanswered, we did some research and read that striving for a goal of 4-6 hours of outside time within a day (what!?!?) was an ideal amount of time for children to spend, well, outside. This seemed excessive to us and quite frankly, way too long – most children’s activities are at most an hour (like a library program) and, many times, much less. BUT, we tried it. And you know what? We have not looked back. Our greatest times as a family, and my most successful times mothering almost exclusively point back to these fully immersive nature days. In time, we began to find that there is benefit upon benefit to this wonderful time outside.

Join Ginny LIVE on Thursday, September 1st @ 12 PM EST

Our Special Guests

ROCHELLE MATTHEWS-SOMERVILLE, PHD

Dr. Rochelle Matthews-Somerville has dedicated more than 25 years helping individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities lead healthy, productive lives.  She currently serves as CEO and President of EFM Educational Consultants, Team Leader of the Special Needs Educational Consultants at the HSLDA, and Director of Classical Conversations of Waldorf. Over the past 25 years, she has enthusiastically served the community in a multitude of capacities including university professor, regional autism specialist, K-12 teacher, assessment coordinator, special education advocate, and a family consultant working with public, private, and homeschooling families.  Dr. Somerville is also the homeschool mother of six and she and her husband have been homeschooling for 15 years!  Dr. Somerville describes her greatest joys as being able to serve Christ, alongside her family, through her roles supporting families in the community.  

Vicki Bentley

Vicki Bentley is an author, speaker, educational consultant, and homeschool veteran with more than three decades of personal and professional experience in the world of home education. She has a heart for helping parents and seeks to equip them with practical wisdom and encouraging words, and presently serves as team leader for HSLDA’s PreK–8th educational consultants.
She is the mother of eight daughters, foster mom to over 50, and grandma to 23 wonderful grandbabies and 10 great-grandbabies (so far).
Alongside her husband Jim, Vicki has homeschooled 17 children since 1988 and has been a support group leader since 1991.
She is also the author of My Homeschool Planner, Everyday Cooking, The Everyday Family Chore System, Home Education 101: A Mentoring Program for New Homeschoolers, High School 101: Blueprint for Success, along with other homeschool and homemaking helps.

Sue Manning

Sue Manning is a veteran homeschool mom of three. She is still actively homeschooling a high schooler, and has two graduates – one a college graduate, and one enrolled in a trade apprenticeship program. As a military spouse for many years, Sue has experience with homeschooling throughout the US and overseas, but has spent the last 15 years in Maryland. Her areas of expertise include homeschooling 101, homeschooling special needs, and creating connections in the homeschool community. Sue has most recently served homeschool families in Southern  Maryland through the Charles County Homeschool Connector which seeks to assist new homeschoolers as they begin their journey by connecting them with experienced homeschoolers.

LaNissir James

A homeschooling mom and leader, LaNissir has a passion to serve the home-educating community. She provides social, spiritual, academic, and supervisory support for families in local groups and encourages and equips homeschool graduates to transition into colleges, careers, and vocational schools. As an HSLDA high school consultant, LaNissir loves speaking to parents to encourage and support their homeschooling with empathetic, engaging, and practical wisdom. She earned her BS in journalism from the University of Maryland College Park, is Myers-Briggs Type Indicator certified, and is pursuing a master’s degree in Biblical studies. LaNissir is wife to Lorenzo, who also serves the homeschooling community through sports programs, photography services, and photography classes. She is the mother of seven beautiful homeschooled children (five girls and two boys) with ages ranging from toddler to young adult.

 

Meet Dr. Rochelle Matthews-Somerville

Dr. Rochelle Matthews-Somerville has dedicated more than 25 years helping individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities lead healthy, productive lives.  She currently serves as CEO and President of EFM Educational Consultants, Team Leader of the Special Needs Educational Consultants at the HSLDA, and Director of Classical Conversations of Waldorf. Over the past 25 years, she has enthusiastically served the community in a multitude of capacities including university professor, regional autism specialist, K-12 teacher, assessment coordinator, special education advocate, and a family consultant working with public, private, and homeschooling families.  Dr. Somerville is also the homeschool mother of six and she and her husband have been homeschooling for 15 years!  Dr. Somerville describes her greatest joys as being able to serve Christ, alongside her family, through her roles supporting families in the community.  

Meet Vicki Bentley
Vicki Bentley is an author, speaker, educational consultant, and homeschool veteran with more than three decades of personal and professional experience in the world of home education. She has a heart for helping parents and seeks to equip them with practical wisdom and encouraging words, and presently serves as team leader for HSLDA’s PreK–8th educational consultants.
She is the mother of eight daughters, foster mom to over 50, and grandma to 23 wonderful grandbabies and 10 great-grandbabies (so far).
Alongside her husband Jim, Vicki has homeschooled 17 children since 1988 and has been a support group leader since 1991.
She is also the author of My Homeschool Planner, Everyday Cooking, The Everyday Family Chore System, Home Education 101: A Mentoring Program for New Homeschoolers, High School 101: Blueprint for Success, along with other homeschool and homemaking helps.
Meet Sue Manning

Sue Manning is a veteran homeschool mom of three. She is still actively homeschooling a high schooler, and has two graduates – one a college graduate, and one enrolled in a trade apprenticeship program. As a military spouse for many years, Sue has experience with homeschooling throughout the US and overseas, but has spent the last 15 years in Maryland. Her areas of expertise include homeschooling 101, homeschooling special needs, and creating connections in the homeschool community. Sue has most recently served homeschool families in Southern  Maryland through the Charles County Homeschool Connector which seeks to assist new homeschoolers as they begin their journey by connecting them with experienced homeschoolers.

Meet LaNissir James

A homeschooling mom and leader, LaNissir has a passion to serve the home-educating community. She provides social, spiritual, academic, and supervisory support for families in local groups and encourages and equips homeschool graduates to transition into colleges, careers, and vocational schools. As an HSLDA high school consultant, LaNissir loves speaking to parents to encourage and support their homeschooling with empathetic, engaging, and practical wisdom. She earned her BS in journalism from the University of Maryland College Park, is Myers-Briggs Type Indicator certified, and is pursuing a master’s degree in Biblical studies. LaNissir is wife to Lorenzo, who also serves the homeschooling community through sports programs, photography services, and photography classes. She is the mother of seven beautiful homeschooled children (five girls and two boys) with ages ranging from toddler to young adult.

Webinar Descriptions

Maryland Homeschooling 101

Figuring out how to begin your homeschooling journey can feel overwhelming, but MACHE is here to help! The homeschool 101 webinar is designed to equip you with the how to start and where to start of homeschooling in Maryland. 

Register for Monday, 8/29

Homeschooling Tots to Tweens

Practical advice, encouraging words, and wisdom are what you need to navigate the tot to tween years. The MACHE Tot to Tween webinar will help you identify your educational approach and teaching style while supporting your homeschooler’s learning preferences.

Register for Tuesday, 8/30

Meeting Special Needs

Homeschooling a child with special needs does not need to be intimidating. Join our MACHE special needs webinar to learn more about the flexibility to teach to your child’s strengths, and the many benefits homeschooling offers for children with special needs.

 

Register for Wednesday, 8/31

1000 Hours Outside

There are immense benefits to getting your kiddos outdoors and spending time together in God’s creation. Ginny Yurich will share ideas on how you can incorporate nature in your everyday homeschool routine. You don’t want to miss this webinar!

Register for Thursday, 9/1

Homeschooling through High school

Can you homeschool through high school? Yes, you can! The last four years of homeschooling can seem like an impossible hill to climb, but there are simple steps you can take to make the journey easier. Don’t miss our MACHE Homeschool High School webinar that will be packed with essential topics like selecting courses, creating a plan, and transcripts.

Register for Friday, 9/2

Webinar Descriptions

Maryland Homeschooling 101

Figuring out how to begin your homeschooling journey can feel overwhelming, but MACHE is here to help! The homeschool 101 webinar is designed to equip you with the how to start and where to start of homeschooling in Maryland. 

Homeschooling Tots to Tweens

Practical advice, encouraging words, and wisdom are what you need to navigate the tot to tween years. The MACHE Tot to Tween webinar will help you identify your educational approach and teaching style while supporting your homeschooler’s learning preferences.

Meeting Special Needs

Homeschooling a child with special needs does not need to be intimidating. Join our MACHE special needs webinar to learn more about the flexibility to teach to your child’s strengths, and the many benefits homeschooling offers for children with special needs.

1000 Hours Outside

There are immense benefits to getting your kiddos outdoors and spending time together in God’s creation. Ginny Yurich will share ideas on how you can incorporate nature in your everyday homeschool routine. You don’t want to miss this webinar!

Homeschooling through High School

Can you homeschool through high school? Yes, you can! The last four years of homeschooling can seem like an impossible hill to climb, but there are simple steps you can take to make the journey easier. Don’t miss our MACHE Homeschool High School webinar that will be packed with essential topics like selecting courses, creating a plan, and transcripts.

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