Sonlight Connections Online Summit

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Sonlight Connections Online Summit

Date: July 9, 2020 | Time: 8 – 4 pm MT

You CAN Teach Your Kids at Home!

The Sonlight Connections Summit brings together veteran homeschoolers, Sonlight Homeschool Advisors, and Sarita Holzmann (founder and president of Sonlight) to provide you practical homeschooling advice, #momlife encouragement, tips to enrich your homeschool, and the tools to decide if homeschooling is right for your family.

All workshops and sessions are listed below to watch on-demand by simply clicking the "watch now" button under each description.

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WORKSHOPS & SESSIONS

With more than 20 exciting panel discussions and breakout sessions—watch on-demand and:

  • Learn about real-world homeschooling experiences
  • Acquire tips, tricks, and strategies for dealing with common homeschool problems
  • 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 new and veteran homeschoolers
  • Receive practical homeschooling advice
  • And so much more!

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Watch all workshops and sessions on-demand in this playlist or find each video separately below.

Featured Workshops

Sarita Holzmann
Judy Wnuk
Stephanie Rose

OPENING SESSION: Introduction to Sonlight Connections Summit

Join us for Sonlight Connections Summit. In this workshop, we will set up the goals for the event, the schedule for the day, and provide words of encouragement.


Topic: New to Homeschooling, Homeschool Advice & Encouragement
Speakers: Sarita Holzmann, Judy Wnuk, Stephanie Rose

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Katy Crisp
Judy Wnuk
Stephanie Rose

Overcoming Your Fear of Homeschooling

You will not want to miss this insightful conversation between Katy, Judy, and Stephanie, as they explore this topic and offer concrete suggestions for removing any barriers between you and homeschooling your children.


Topic: New to Homeschooling, Homeschool Advice & Encouragement
Speakers: Katy Crisp, Judy Wnuk, Stephanie Rose

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Judy Wnuk
Amber Severance
Karen Brundieck
Stephanie Rose

What You Need to Know to Start Homeschooling

During this workshop we will discuss different kinds of curriculum, what schoolroom spaces might look like, organization tips, and legalities around homeschooling.


Topic: New to Homeschooling
Speakers: Judy Wnuk, Amber Severance, Karen Brundieck, Stephanie Rose

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Ann Kuebler
Jennifer Price
Stephanie Rose
Tender TenBrink

Teaching Multiple Students with Sonlight

Join our panel of veteran Sonlight moms as they share practical advice from their own homeschool journeys in how to teach multiple students with Sonlight—whether that's multiple kids using the same History / Bible / Literature level, or multiple-aged children all using different levels of Sonlight. Join this session to streamline your homeschool experience.


Topic: Homeschool Advice & Encouragement; Planning, Organizing & Scheduling
Speakers: Ann Kuebler, Jennifer Price, Stephanie Rose, Tender TenBrink

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Misty Bailey
Stephanie Rose

Homeschooling a Child with ADHD

Join Misty as she discusses the importance of reading for a special needs student and all about her journey with homeschooling a child with ADHD. This session is full of tips to help a child with ADHD, Apraxia, and Dyslexia learn.


Topic: Special Needs
Speaker: Misty Bailey, Stephanie Rose

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Karen Brundieck
Sheila DelCharco
Sandy Hotz
Judy Wnuk

A Beginner’s Guide to Homeschooling with Sonlight

Join our panel of veteran homeschool moms as they talk about their own experiences homeschooling with the literature-based Sonlight Curriculum. Experience 20+ years of wisdom as this panel shares tips and advice that will help to ease your concerns about choosing Sonlight for your family.


Topic: New to Homeschooling; Homeschool Advice & Encouragement; Planning, Organizing & Scheduling
Speakers: Karen Brundieck, Sheila DelCharco, Sandy Hotz, Judy Wnuk

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Karen Brundieck
Tender TenBrink
Judy Wnuk
Stephanie Rose

Chart your Path from Public School to Homeschool

Join our panel as they talk in-depth about making the transition from public or private education to home education. Listen to one veteran homeschool mom talk about her experience transitioning to homeschooling as a child. And another mom who made the decision to move her own children to a homeschool model.


Topic: New to Homeschooling; Homeschool Advice & Encouragement
Speakers: Karen Brundieck, Tender TenBrink, Judy Wnuk, Stephanie Rose

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Jennifer Price
Tender TenBrink
Judy Wnuk
Stephanie Rose

Adjusting Sonlight to Fit Your Life

We all know that life happens! Be sure to tune in to listen to our veteran homeschool panel discuss practical ways to adjust Sonlight to fit your life. Some of them have faced these, and other issues, that required them to find creative ways to homeschool "in spite of" life's challenges.


Topic: New to Homeschooling; Homeschool Advice & Encouragement; Planning, Organizing & Scheduling
Speakers: Jennifer Price, Tender TenBrink, Judy Wnuk, Stephanie Rose

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Sheila DelCharco
Barbara Walsted
Judy Wnuk
Stephanie Rose

Top 10 Questions about Homeschooling with Sonlight

This session is a Q&A with veteran Sonighters to discuss the top ten questions we hear being asked about Sonlight. This collection of questions will explore the Sonlight Instructor's Guide, more about Sonlight's books, how to help transition from public school to homeschooling with Sonlight and so much more!


Topic: New to Homeschooling; Homeschool Advice & Encouragement; Planning, Organizing & Scheduling
Speakers: Sheila DelCharco, Barbara Walsted, Judy Wnuk, Stephanie Rose

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Breakout Sessions

Jennifer
Emme Kim
Christie Cook
Judy Wnuk

Homeschooling in High School

Are you curious about what homeschooling in high school is like? This is the session for you! Join these veteran homeschoolers share the value of literature-based studies for high school, talk about transcripts, how to schedule curriculum, and offer other practical tips for engaging a teen.


Topic: High School
Speakers: Jennifer Price, Emme Kim, Christie Cook, Judy Wnuk

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Judy Wnuk

Cooking with Judy

We all have to eat, right? What better way to make memories with your kids than to have them join you in the kitchen! Join Judy as she highlights some super-easy, delicious recipes from "Kid's Cook!" (found in Sonlight's Electives line-up) and gives you some practical suggestions for sharing a love for cooking with your children.


Topic: Electives & Enrichment
Speaker: Judy Wnuk

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Stephanie Rose
Judy Wnuk

Refresh your Homeschool

Having your goals, a mission statement and special homeschool memories in one easy to access place will serve as a reminder of why you homeschool and also help you track progress. Take a few moments to recharge, refocus and refuel your homeschool with this session and get a FREE downloadable scrapbook to help guide your WHY at your fingertips.


Topic: Homeschool Advice & Encouragement
Speakers: Stephanie Rose, Judy Wnuk

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Marci Kyle
Meredith Kyle
Stephanie Rose

How to Engage with Books

Literature-based homeschooling uses outstanding books and delightful stories as the centerpiece for learning. Join this session to learn how to pick great literature for your family, get tips on facilitating meaningful conversations, and discover ways to bring books to life. You'll learn how to better engage with books and you'll see what's so special about using literature to learn!


Topic: Homeschool Advice & Encouragement
Speakers: Marci Kyle, Meredith Kyle, Stephanie Rose

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Emme Kim
Amber Severance
Stephanie Rose

A Day-In-The Life with Sonlight

Ever wonder what a day-in-the-life with Sonlight might look like? Join Amber and Emme as they discuss what a day of learning with Sonlight looks like and provide practical advice on how to use the flexible Instructor's Guides.


Topic: Planning, Organizing & Scheduling; Homeschool Advice & Encouragement
Speakers: Emme Kim, Amber Severance, Stephanie Rose

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Sarita Holzmann

How Sonlight Books Are Chosen

Ever wonder how the titles that make up Sonlight's amazingly rich literature base are chosen? Pop in to this session to hear Sarita Holzmann discuss the criteria she uses to choose Sonlight's "all-star" books!


Topic: New to Homeschooling
Speakers: Sarita Holzmann

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Judy Wnuk

Summer Gardening

Play in the dirt … life is too short to always have clean fingernails. Truer words were never spoken! Tune in for some ideas for play with purpose, as Judy shares tips for encouraging the young gardeners in your family.


Topic: Enrichment & Electives
Speakers: Judy Wnuk

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Emme Kim
Judy Wnuk

A Gentle Approach to Preschool with Sonlight

What better way to introduce your child to learning than by utilizing favorite children's book classics with engaging games and hands-on activities. Join Emme and Judy as they take a look at Sonlight's Preschool program.


Topic: New to Homeschooling, Homeschool Advice & Encouragement
Speakers: Emme Kim, Judy Wnuk

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Stephanie Rose

Hands-On History Project Demo

Bring your history studies to life with hands-on schooling projects and lap books. Sonlight has multiple hands-on, multi-sensory kits that are ideal for kinesthetic learners. These hands-on learning kits are specifically designed to complement Sonlight's history programs or can be used on their own. Join as Stephanie works through making a Signet Ring, one of the hands-on items in Hands-on History: World History II.


Topic: Enrichment & Electives
Speakers: Stephanie Rose

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Lisa Fountain
Sheila DelCharco

Explore Summer Activities

Are you weary of hearing the "Moooommm, I'm bored" refrain already this summer? Pull up a chair and grab a notepad as you won't want to miss these fun and creative ideas for occupying your kids in the coming months.


Topic: Enrichment & Electives
Speakers: Lisa Fountain, Sheila DelCharco

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Stephanie Rose
Judy Wnuk

Historical Field Trips

Combine your family vacation with an unforgettable learning experience. Historical field trips are the best way to make history come alive! Join this session and get practical tips for getting the most out of a trip to historic Williamsburg.


Topic: Enrichment & Electives
Speakers: Stephanie Rose, Judy Wnuk

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Stephanie Rose

Summer Reading and Learning

Keeping your children reading and learning through the summer with fun, family-friendly books, and activities. Stephanie will explore Sonlight's Summer Readers and a handful of fun summer learning activities to help facilitate learning disguised as fun!


Topic: Enrichment & Electives
Speakers: Stephanie Rose

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SPEAKERS

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

Sarita Holzmann
Kicking off the event:
Sarita Holzmann!
Judy Wnuk
Judy Wnuk
Stephanie Rose
Stephanie Rose
Katy Crisp
Katy Crisp
Amber Severance
Amber Severance
Karen Brundieck
Karen Brundieck
Tender TenBrink
Tender TenBrink
Ann Kuebler
Ann Kuebler
Jennifer Price
Jennifer Moskal Price
Misty Bailey
Misty Bailey
Sheila DelCharco
Sheila DelCharco
Lisa Fountain
Lisa Fountain
Sandy Hotz
Sandy Hotz
Emme Kim
Emme Kim
Marci Kyle
Marci Kyle
Meredith Kyle
Meredith Kyle
Christie Cook
Christie Cook
Barbara Walsted
Barbara Walsted

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Homeschool Questions? We Have Answers!

Every family’s homeschooling journey is unique. These online sessions are 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, we have the video 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 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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Children reading a book together

#SONLIGHTSTORIES

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

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 By the end of our first year, I knew homeschooling with Sonlight was one of the best decisions we had ever made." -Mandi V of Lynchburg, VA.

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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