Sonlight Connections Online Summit

Date: June 22-23, 2022 | Time: 9 – 5 pm MT | SIGN UP NOW

You Can Teach Your Kids at Home!

Join us for this year's Sonlight Connections Homeschool Summit as we bring together veteran homeschoolers, industry experts, and Sonlight Mentors to provide you practical homeschooling advice, encouragement, tips to enrich your homeschool, and the tools to decide if homeschooling is right for your family.

If you're looking to make your homeschool experience the best it can be, we invite you to join us!

Date: June 22-23, 2022
Time: 9 am - 5 pm MT, Daily
Location: Online—Reserve your spot now!
Cost: FREE

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The G Family Sonlighters from Austin, TX
Sonlight Connections Online Homeschool Summit Session Tracks

WORKSHOPS & SESSIONS

Join us for more than 15 exciting sessions organized in four unique tracks and you'll:

  • Learn about real-world homeschooling experiences
  • Acquire tips, tricks, and strategies for dealing with common homeschool problems— including how to teach different learning styles, eliminating distractions, and keeping your kids on track!
  • Get first-hand advice for customizing and organizing your Sonlight materials
  • Discover what it’s really like to homeschool
  • Find the support you need to start your homeschooling journey
  • Get encouragement from veteran homeschoolers
  • Discover the joy in homeschooling—the rewarding experience homeschooling is meant to be
  • Discover what it really means to adopt a lifestyle of learning
  • Receive practical homeschooling advice
  • And so much more!

During every session, you’ll have an opportunity to engage with these speakers and chat with Sonlight Homeschool Mentors to get all of your homeschool questions answered. Can’t make the scheduled event? Don’t worry, all sessions will be available on-demand at the end of the event for 30 days.

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DAY 1 SESSIONS

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

All workshop and sessions times are Mountain Time (MT).
Attend each session for live Q&A and have your questions answered in real-time.

Sunny Raybern
Christie Cook
Judy Wnuk

How to Learn Through Literature

If you are new to Sonlight, the idea of learning through literature may be new or unknown. When you teach using living books, your children absorb information in a fun way that is easy to retain. As the original literature-based curriculum, we’ll tell you all about learning the Sonlight way - enriching discussions and shared experiences that will help your family develop a love for learning.

Speakers: Sunny Raybern, Judy Wnuk, Christie Cook
Time: 9am
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Emme Kim
Jen Price
Sunny Raybern

Play-Based vs. Structured Learning for Preschool and Pre-K

When it comes to preschool or pre-k, these early years lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning. It can be daunting determining when you should start formal education or what methods you should use. Here at Sonlight, we gently introduce learning to kids through literature and Montessori activities which make homeschooling fun. Listen in as we help you determine your child’s readiness and how to get started with your youngest learners.

Speakers: Sunny Raybern, Emme Kim, Jen Price
Time: 10am
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Amber Severance
Ann Kuebler
Sunny Raybern

To Combine or Not to Combine

One of the best parts of using a literature-based curriculum is the opportunity to combine kids into the same program even if they’re not the same age. In this session, we’ll walk you through how it works, things to consider, and the pros and cons of combining certain subjects, so you can choose what will give your family the best homeschool experience.

Speakers: Sunny Raybern, Ann Kuebler, Amber Severance
Time: 11am
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Amy Buchmeyer, HSLDA

Your Homeschool Legal Questions Answered

Whether you are new to homeschooling or simply moving to a new place, it’s not uncommon to be confused about your legal requirements. In this session, you’ll hear from an expert and former Sonlight student. Amy Buchmeyer, attorney with the Homeschool Legal Defense Association, will answer all the questions they often receive as the authority on homeschool laws. Learn about record-keeping, academics, teaching children with special needs, what to do if you move, your child’s future career options, college, and more.

Speaker: Amy Buchmeyer, HSLDA
Time: 12pm
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Sheila DelCharco
Lisa Fountain
Sunny Raybern

How to Use Your Sonlight Instructor’s Guides to Pull it All Together

A Sonlight Instructor’s Guide (IG) turns a stack of beautiful, living books into a full curriculum that’s easy to teach. We’ve done all the planning for you and provided you a road map for the entire school year, You’ll be amazed at how much you all learn, so easily and enjoyably with notes and teaching tips along the way, In this session, we’ll tell you all about how to make your big blue binder(s) your own and multiple ways to use this tool in your homeschool.

Speakers: Sunny Raybern, Lisa Fountain, Sheila DelCharco
Time: 1pm
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Amy Parsley
Robin McGibeny
Sunny Raybern

Starting from Scratch

Homeschooling in elementary school can be so fun, but it can be challenging as well. Young children are learning so much for the first time, and every child develops differently. If you’re struggling to teach or worried about teaching elementary school, we’d love to help you figure it all out! You’ll receive practical advice for choosing the right level, ensuring progression, staying on task, and keeping school enjoyable.

Speakers: Sunny Raybern, Amy Parsley, Robin McGibeny
Time: 2pm
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Sheila DelCharco
Lisa Fountain
Sunny Raybern

Homeschool Your Way

Listen in to gather some ideas and make your homeschool experience entirely unique to your family. Sonlight guides you and makes homeschooling easy, but there’s no one right way. Just as everyone is different, homeschooling is easily customized to what works best for you. Take advantage of the flexibility and discover how enjoyable learning together can be when you homeschool your way!

Speakers: Sunny Raybern, Lisa Fountain, Sheila DelCharco
Time: 3pm
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Adelaide Olguin, TalkBox.mom

Create a Language Immersion Homeschool Even if You Only Know English!

Shift from struggling to learn a foreign language to actually using it every day creating an unparalleled experience in your home. Adelaide Olguin of TalkBox.mom shows you the proven roadmap to speaking in a different language using natural language progression. Parents are the most successful language teachers in the world, but so many approaches don’t teach the way they do. Learn the way you learned your first language, and you will progress daily. You can do it even if you don’t speak another language yet! She’ll explain how simple it is to lay the foundation and experience life-changing results.

Join us live for this session for a chance to win 1 Box + Phrasebook bundle in Spanish (Retail $105)! Two lucky attendees will also win a Phrasebook in Spanish (Retail $35 each).

Speaker: Adelaide Olguin, TalkBox.mom
Time: 4pm
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DAY 2 SESSIONS

Thursday, June 23, 2022

All workshop and sessions times are Mountain Time (MT).
Attend each session for live Q&A and have your questions answered in real-time.

Ann Kuebler
Johna Lawrence
Sunny Raybern

How to Teach Hands-on Learners with Sonlight

If you have a hands-on, kinesthetic learner who likes to move, create, and touch what they’re learning, you might wonder if a literature-rich curriculum like Sonlight is right for your family. We believe learning through literature works well for all types of children. Listen in for tips to help your kids focus and enjoy learning no matter what their tendencies are. You’ll also hear all about the Sonlight hands-on materials that make your life more convenient and homeschooling easier.

Speakers: Sunny Raybern, Ann Kuebler, Johna Lawrence
Time: 9am
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Sunny Raybern
Christie Cook
Jen Price

Mastering Middle School

Middle school is a transitional time when your kids have moved beyond the years of early learning and are moving towards greater independence. It’s a time when expectations change, and you start looking towards the future. If you’re wondering how to master middle school, what to plan, or how to best relate to your preteen/teen, you’re in the right place.

Speakers: Sunny Raybern, Jen Price, Christie Cook
Time: 10am
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Amy Parsley
Christie Cook
Jen Price
Sunny Raybern

Breaking Homeschool Stereotypes

Anyone can homeschool and no two homeschool families are the same, but it doesn’t always feel that way. If misconceptions are holding you back, you don’t know how to justify concerns from others, or you feel alone, we’re here to break those Homeschool stereotypes. Join the conversation with four homeschool veterans and be encouraged as they discuss common homeschool myths and share their unique experiences.

Speakers: Sunny Raybern, Jen Price, Amy Parsley, Christie Cook
Time: 11am
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Amber O’Neal Johnston, Heritage Mom

Books as Mirrors and Windows

Join Amber O’Neal Johnston, speaker, author, and veteran homeschool mom, as she explains how to blend quality living books with an inclusive atmosphere. She’ll teach you how and why to give your children a wide variety of literary options according to their needs and circumstances. In turn, you’ll foster diversity, kinship, equity, and inclusion. You’ll learn to build bridges by focusing on what we all have in common: a desire for our children to be loved and to love others.

Join us live for this session and two lucky attendees will win a copy of Amber's new book A Place to Belong.

Speaker: Amber O’Neal Johnston, Heritage Mom
Time: 12pm
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Sheila DelCharco
Rhonda Helmreich
Sunny Raybern

How to Teach Writing with Sonlight Language Arts

Demystify teaching your kids to write with Sonlight Language Arts. You do not have to be a great writer yourself to teach your kids to write well. When your children were young, you taught them to speak as you spoke to them. In the same vein, children learn to write by learning from good models of writing—and trying out those models for themselves. In this session, we’ll explain just how easy teaching writing with Sonlight LA can be.

Speakers: Sunny Raybern, Rhonda Helmreich, Sheila DelCharco
Time: 1pm
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Lisa Fountain
Johna Lawrence
Sunny Raybern

Finishing the Journey

Whether your children are in high school already or you’re simply planning ahead, there’s a lot to think about when it comes to homeschooling teens. We’re here to break it all down, so you don’t have to stress and can enjoy those last few years of your kid’s childhood. You can help your children figure out their next steps, graduate, and move onto college and careers successfully!

Speakers: Sunny Raybern, Lisa Fountain, Johna Lawrence
Time: 2pm
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Amber Severance
Ann Kuebler
Sunny Raybern

You Can Homeschool!

Do you wonder if you can really homeschool? Or are you in the middle of a really hard time, and you’re trying to figure out how to keep going? Life has overwhelming seasons, but you can do this! We’re going to tell you how to face your fears, overcome challenges, find a good rhythm, and love your homeschool experience.

Speakers: Sunny Raybern, Ann Kuebler, Amber Severance
Time: 3pm
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Katie Kimball, Kids Cook Real Food

Beyond Baking Cookies: Cooking Routines for Homeschool Families

Do your children know how to cook? Katie Kimball from Kids Cook Real Food shows you how vitally important cooking skills are, and she’ll share her 3-step superpower process to teach kids anything. Learn all about teaching knife skills, fitting cooking into your homeschool routine, inspiring therapeutic creativity, and motivating kids to get into the kitchen. You’ll also discover how to simply incorporate meal planning, food prep, and cleaning up into your family’s lifestyle.

Join us live for this session and you'll have a chance to win a Kids Cook Real Food eCourse VIP membership, and one paid #LifeSkillsNow virtual summer camp!

Speaker: Katie Kimball, Kids Cook Real Food
Time: 4pm
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SPEAKERS

We invite you to join us as these homeschool veterans—real homeschooling moms, and Sonlight homeschool mentors—discuss everything from beginning to homeschool, to graduation and everything in between.

Sunny Raybern
Sunny Raybern
Judy Wnuk
Judy Wnuk
Rhonda Helmreich
Rhonda Helmreich
Sheila DelCharco
Sheila DelCharco
Adelaide Olguin
Adelaide Olguin, TalkBox.mom
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Amber O’Neal Johnston, Heritage Mom
Christie Cook
Christie Cook
Ann Kuebler
Ann Kuebler
Robin McGibeny
Robin McGibney
Lisa Fountain
Lisa Fountain
Katie Kimball
Katie Kimball, Kids Cook Real Food
Emme Kim
Emme Kim
Amber Severance
Amber Severance
Amy Parsley
Amy Parsley
Johna Lawrence
Johna Lawrence
Jen Price
Jen Price
Amy Buchmeyer, HSLDA
Amy Buchmeyer, HSLDA
Katie Bly

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Homeschool Questions? We Have Answers!

Every family’s homeschooling journey is unique. This online event is designed to enrich and encourage your homeschool or help you make the transition to homeschool. Whether you're just thinking about homeschooling, have just started, or are a seasoned homeschool veteran, this is THE EVENT for you!

You’ll discover how a well-planned, literature-based curriculum makes it so easy to homeschool, and you can trust that you are giving your kids all the academics they need. And best of all, you can savor these fleeting years of their childhood with more quality time as a family!

You’ll walk away from the Sonlight Connections Homeschool Summit rejuvenated. You’ll learn what it’s really like to homeschool from real homeschooling families, get personalized advice, plus we can help you choose the right curriculum.

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The R Family, Sonlighters from Broken Arrow, OK

GIVEAWAYS & DISCOUNTS

All registrants will be entered to win a prize during every session of the online event and be entered to win an All-Subjects Package too! We're giving away Summer Readers, Hands-on History Kits, Unit Studies, and more!

BONUS: Every registrant will also receive a $40 off coupon, good towards your next
sonlight.com purchase.*

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*The $40 coupon is good on your curriculum purchase of $250 or more, through August 31, 2022. Limit one coupon per household. Discount cannot be combined with any other offer. Valid one-time use. Not valid on previously processed orders or orders currently in process.

#SONLIGHTSTORIES

Customer Quote Sonlight is the best decision I've made; it's what I envisioned homeschool to be, but even better." -Ashton B of Granbury, TX.

Customer Quote Sonlight has been a Godsend to our family. I now approach homeschooling with confidence that I am giving them everything they need to succeed. Sonlight, you've totally made my homeschool journey possible." -Emily M. of Noblesville, IN

Customer Quote My kids aren't just getting an education with Sonlight. They are learning how to learn and they are being equipped for every good work; that is something you can't put a price tag on." -Corina H of Blaine, WA

Customer Quote Homeschooling with Sonlight has been one of the best decisions we have EVER made. Words could never express how grateful we are for Sonlight and all it has taught our family ... not only the lessons from books, but also the lessons in LIFE." -Christie W of Colbert, WA.

Customer Quote Homeschooling with Sonlight has been one of the best decisions we have made for our family. It has brought our family closer, and has allowed us great adventures together." -Sennu K of Vero Beach, FL.

Customer Quote B5. The 'fun' of homeschooling left us when we switched to textbooks. We returned to the fun, educational, life-giving books of Sonlight this year and aren't looking back." -Heather M. of Bulverde, TX.

Customer Quote Switching to Sonlight was the best decision we could have made. We struggled through K-5 with a worksheet based curriculum so we knew a change was needed. My sister recommended Sonlight and it didn't take me long to realize this was the curriculum for us. Sonlight has given us a love for homeschooling!" -Carrie S of Bay Springs, MS.

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