Julie Bogart is coming to LDSHE East this year as our featured FOCUS Seminar speaker. We are so excited! Register now for the LDSHE East FOCUS Seminar to spend a day with her.
Julie Bogart is the creator and owner of Brave Writer, an online writing and language arts program. She has five kids and homeschooled for seventeen years. Her credentials include ghostwriting, freelance writing (such as a weekly column for UPI), operating as the senior editor for a quarterly industry publication, and she is also an adjunct professor at Xavier University. Brave Writer began in January 2000 and has taught thousands of families from all around the world.
That’s right, we get to spend an entire day with her! Plus, she will teach two classes to the youth on Thursday and Friday. And she will be vending during the conference. Can’t wait until the conference? Find her on social media: Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, Instagram, Poetry Teatime Instagram, Poetry Teatime Website
Here are the classes she will teach:
FOCUS Seminar (Wednesday May 17, 2017)
Creating a Language-Rich Lifestyle:
The best way to cultivate rich self-expression in both writing and speaking is to create a language-rich environment. Julie explores the role of nature study, art appreciation, film, poetry, literature, and word play in the development of great writers. She looks at the concept of “party school”—how to research a report and turn it into a party! Don’t miss this workshop. It brings the “home” back into your homeschool. Promise!
Don’t Let High School Writing Scare You:
If you and Julie had dinner together, she could teach you the essay format on the back of a napkin! What’s missing in most writing programs for high school is teaching insight generation. This session will focus on how to grow your teen’s rhetorical imagination so that your student has something of worth to put in all those essays. Julie will share tools and strategies for expanding your teen’s world through research, risky thinking, and writing. We’ll also look at the unique and delicate dynamics of parenting teens while teaching them at the same time.
Partnership Writing: The Missing Link in Writing Instructions:
Your child struggles to get words on the page, yet you feel guilty about offering help. Is it cheating to do the handwriting for him? When your child revises a draft, is it okay for you, the parent, to make suggestions or contribute sentences and ideas? Partnering with your child in writing means to model, support, and guide the writing process by supplying the appropriate amount of help to the evident level of need. Julie shares concrete steps you can take to partner with your child from kindergarten all the way through high school. Partnering with your child protects your relationship while growing the writer. Partnership Writing is the most overlooked stage of development in writing. Learn to be the partner your child needs and deserves.
Join Julie Bogart for a pratical way to create a language-rich environment in your home. In this wonderful culmination of our day, we won’t be serving tea, but we do promise a lovely time with poetry and some light refreshments.
The Enchanted Education:
The fantasy homeschool that lives in your imagination is a good one. It’s haunted by a invisible spirit called “The Ghost of Public School Past.” Her name is Mrs. Cox, she holds a red pen, and she whispers in your left ear: “By this age in school, your child would already be…” Make it stop! That voice leads you to do all kinds of schoolish activities in the name of taking education seriously. It also leads to all kinds of unhappiness, tedium, and feelings of failure.
What would happen if you could brush her off your shoulder? What can you do to gain confidence to follow the fragile, bright vision you have of how life at home could actually be? Let’s explore a new kind of homeschool paradigm together. Take a risk: have the homeschool of your dreams!
The Secret to Breakthroughs in Writing:
Programs, curriculum, homeschool gurus—they all miss it. Yet it’s so simple! Find out what professional writers know about writing instruction that educators often miss. You’ll walk away from this seminar knowing exactly what to do to change the dynamic around writing in your family… for good. In fact, you can turn your writing program around in one step, once you know what it is and follow through.
The good news is this: anyone can apply this principle to writing (you don’t have to be an expert writer yourself). By the end of the session, you’ll have an eight-week writing plan to use right away—no purchase necessary! End the hand-wringing and tears for good.
Youth Education Conference
Bring your silly self to this workshop! We’re going to take a piece of writing you do in the workshop and literally cut it to shreds! Then we’ll rebuild it piece by piece to see how it might be re-imagined and re-framed into a more powerful piece. In this workshop, you’ll learn several techniques that are sure to transform how you revise your writing.
Teens and Technology: Writing in the Digital Age
You think you won’t need writing as an adult. I beg to differ! In this workshop, we’ll explore how to be a powerful writer online—whether on a discussion board or through texting or as a professional writing emails. Today’s digital natives require a linguistic dexterity unparalleled in written history. It’s an exciting time to write, and I’m going to show you how and why.