A loving, determined parent with a great curriculum can impact a child like no one else.
At Sonlight, we believe you are your child's best teacher.
We provide families just like yours with the tools to raise children who love to learn, love God, and have the academic preparation for their future.
We invite you to watch the video sessions from this year's Sonlight Connections Homeschool Summit—designed to help you make the transition to homeschooling and to enrich and encourage your current homeschool.
You'll walk away empowered and encouraged; armed with the tools to homeschool well.
When: On-Demand Cost: FREE
All workshops and sessions are listed below. To watch on-demand simply click the "watch now" button under each description.
Join us for more than 15 exciting sessions and come prepared with your homeschool questions!
Learn about real-world homeschooling experiences
Learn 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
Learn to tackle common homeschool fears head-on
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.
Watch all workshops and sessions on-demand in this playlist or find each video individually below.
DAY 1 SESSIONS
Sonlight Lingo & Picking Your Program(s)
Confused by terms like HBL, ASP, IG, or letters instead of grades? Are you wondering why Sonlight offers more programs than there are school years? Christie and Sunny will explain it all in this session. You’ll walk away understanding the lingo and the levels as well as confidently choosing what’s right for your family from all that Sonlight offers.
Whether you're very familiar with literature-based learning or you’ve never heard the term, we’ll break down what it is, how to teach your children using great literature, and how to accurately assess what they know. As the original literature-based homeschool curriculum, we’ll also explain how to homeschool the Sonlight way and why it’s so effective and engaging.
Speakers: Sheila DelCharco, Johna Lawrence, Sunny Raybern
If you’ve ever wondered how Sonlight actually works or what a day in the life of a Sonlight family looks like, you won’t want to miss this session. Join the Lewis Family for a peek into their homeschool day. Sonlight Mentors Amber and Ann will also give you a detailed look at two different Sonlight Instructor’s Guides (IG) and how to use them along with ideas for customizing to suit your family’s needs.
Speakers: Amber Severance, Christie Cook, The Lewis Family Sonlighters
There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding homeschooling. If you’ve wondered about them yourself or had others ask you if those things are really true, we’ll tell you how homeschooling really stacks up socialization, parent qualifications, academic performance, opportunities, and more.
One child or many and no matter their learning style or abilities, you can homeschool. In this session, you’ll learn how to provide a completely customized education that is best suited to the child or children you have. You are your child’s best teacher!
Longtime homeschooler or brand new, it’s always great to start your school year on the right foot. In this session, we’ll give you tips concerning record-keeping, expectations, organization, and homeschool preparation. You can confidently kick off your year, and we’ll show you how.
Speakers: Jen Price, Sheila DelCharco, Sunny Raybern
You’re Not Behind (and Alleviating Other Homeschool Fears)
If you’re burnt out, overwhelmed, or feel like you’re going to ruin your kids, listen in as Ann and Sunny tackle common homeschool fears head-on. Be encouraged and don’t let doubts ruin your homeschool experience.
You might be familiar with homeschooling’s benefits, but it’s not uncommon to get caught up in the day-to-day and lose sight of what a blessing homeschooling really is. In this session led by veteran homeschool moms, we remind you about all the irreplaceable moments you’ll experience educating your children at home.
Speakers: Lisa Fountain, Amber Severance, Sunny Raybern
Creating transcripts is often one of the most intimidating things about homeschooling in high school, but it doesn’t have to be. Listen in as Sonlight’s mentors, with several graduates between them, explain how easy it really is to design your own transcripts and diplomas for your homeschooled students.
Speakers: Lisa Fountain, Johna Lawrence, Sunny Raybern
Raising independent children is an important goal for many parents, and encouraging independence often makes homeschooling easier. Not sure how to determine what your child is capable of and when? We’ll help you figure it out with age-appropriate suggestions that will move them toward a confident and self-reliant future.
Speakers: Ann Kuebler, Christie Cook, Sunny Raybern
When you want what’s best for your children, it can be frustrating when things don’t turn out exactly like you thought they would. In this session, you’ll learn how to put faith in God and not your homeschool identity. Sonlight mentors and veteran homeschoolers give you a peek into their journeys and what they’ve learned along the way.
Speakers: Lisa Fountain, Sheila DelCharco, & Sunny Raybern
Missed a session or want more time to ask your own questions? Join us for this LIVE event where we’ll recap all the 2023 Sonlight Connections Summit sessions - plus you can ask us whatever you’d like. We’d love to help you have the best homeschool experience possible!
Speakers: Amber Severance, Johna Lawrence, Jen Price, Sunny Raybern
Visit our bonus content area and tune in for video content from Carl Azuz, Demme Learning, RightStart Math, Sarita Holzmann, Homeschooling Helps & Hacks sessions, and more! These sessions are included FREE with your registration and are available on-demand during the event. Vist our YouTube channel for even more content!
Get access to all on-demand sessions when you sign up—FREE!
Chat with Sonlight: Steve Demme and How did Math U See Begin?
In this session, we welcome Steve Demme from Math-U-See and Building Faith Families. Steve tells us a story and how God worked in his family to build Math-U-See and so much more. Take some time and be inspired and encouraged by this homeschool dad and family.
In this session, we speak with Kathleen Cotter Clayton, the oldest daughter of Dr. Cotter, creator of RightStart Math. She walks us through the origin of RightStart Math, the teaching philosophy, and how to use the program. RightStart has manipulatives, an abacus, and card games to play to teach the skills with applications as our students learn.
You’ve accepted the challenge and are on a mission to homeschool your children. Perhaps you’ve avoided any fallout. However, if the schedule has gone rogue or your home is too action-packed, Sonlight can help. You want what’s best for all your children, but the more kids in the mix, the more demanding homeschooling might feel. Our group of veterans are experts at homeschooling multiple children simultaneously. They’ll share tips and techniques for providing quality education to each child. You can be extraordinary and do this well!
10 Reasons I LOVE Sonlight Curriculum II Things to Know about Sonlight
Science Mama, Angie Henderson, is a mom of four who utilizes Sonlight Curriculum to homeschool her kids. Tune in as she showcases Sonlight’s products, shares how the curriculum works in her family, and provides valuable feedback.
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.
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.
Sonlight is the best decision I've made; it's what I envisioned homeschool to be, but
even better." -Ashton B of Granbury, TX.
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
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
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
I planned to homeschool for one year, but God had a better plan. We fell in love with learning together. We traded the rat race of public school for snuggling on the couch and for adventuring with books in tow. Sonlight has given us the tools we need to be successful, and we thank God every day for our lifestyle. I have zero doubts about our choice to homeschool even when the world offers its opinion. Thank you, Sonlight."
-The G. Family, Sonlighters from Fayetteville, GA
I never thought I'd homeschool because I enjoy working, but Sonlight's Instructor's Guides make it easy to do both. I don't have to plan anything! I open and start teaching, which saves both time and energy. I can order all my materials in one place, assured that my kids are getting a full, rich education despite our busy schedule.” -R. Family Sonlighters, Castle Rock, CO