UTCH 2018 Homeschool Convention



Canyons Church
1700 East Fort Union Blvd
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

Keynotes: Israel Wayne
Date: Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, 2018
Registration: Registration will be online early next year.
Questions: convention@utch.org

$45 per adult (spouses free with paid registration), $20 per teen, $25 per child.  Grandparents free with paid registration.



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Friday, April 20, 2018

Noon - Doors Open, Registration, Vendor Hall open unless noted otherwise.
        (All Children’s Programs begin at 6:00pm).
1:00-2:00 Workshops:  
a.  Raising Feminine Geeks and Masculine Artists in a Genderless Society - Imagination Investigation
b.  Homeschooling a Child with Special Needs- A Neurodevelopmental Approach - The National Association for Child Development   
c.  5 Common Deceptions in our Culture regarding God, the Bible, Science and Creation - AOI
d.  Utilizing Health Savings Accounts and Self-Directed ROTH IRAs to Glorify God While Establishing Multi-Generational Wealth (This Is Not a Prosperity Gospel Message, but it does focus on the fact that our Creator owns the cattle on a thousand hills and all of the other hills as well!) - Alan Cordaro, American Revolutionary Ventures, Inc.

2:15-3:15 Workshops:
a.  Twelve Optimal Ways to Trigger the Brain—with any subject - Renee Ellison
b.  Biblical Literacy: Teaching Truth to the Next Generation - Imagination Investigation    
c.  Equipping Families to Share the Gospel in Utah - Marvin Cowan
d.  The Forum Speech and Debate

3:30-4:30 Workshops:
a.  Teach Phonics Faster - Renee Ellison
b.  Looking   forward   to or enjoying the Tween and   Teen years - Terri Kerr
c.  An introduction to Homeschooling using the Classical Method - Classical Conversations  
d.  Running Your Homeschool as a “Prophetable” Real Estate Investing Apprenticeship Academy - Alan Cordaro, American Revolutionary Ventures, Inc.

4:30-6:00 Dinner Break
6:15 - Children’s Programs Check In
    Homeschool Graduates Panel - Teen Program
    Teen Social
6:30 - Opening, Announcements, Song:
    Keynote 1: Israel Wayne - Education: Does God Have an Opinion?
8:00 - Dismiss

Saturday, April 21, 2018

7:30 am - Doors Open, Vendor Hall Open and Registration Available; Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:15 - Pre-registered check-in for all children
8:15-9:30 - Announcements, President’s Address

    Keynote 2: Homeschooling: Preference or Conviction? - Israel Wayne

9:50-10:50 Workshops
a.  Pitchin’ a Fit! Overcoming Angry and Stressed Out Parenting - Israel Wayne  
b.  How to TRAIN Your Children, Not Just DISCIPLINE Them - Renee Ellison
c.  Marriage and Conflict Resolution - Frank and Debby Mylar
d.  What I wish I had known: My biggest Mistakes in 20 years of Homeschooling - Melinda Stimpson

11:00-12:00 Workshops
a.  What about Socialization? - Israel Wayne
b.  Homeschooling a Resistant Child: Diagnosis and strategies – Renee Ellison
c.  Homeschooling in Utah: Legal Aspects – Frank Mylar
d.  Homeschooling For the Glory of God- Mike Stimpson

12:00-1:20 Lunch with your family  
1:20-1:30 Return check-in for all children
1:30-2:40 Graduation Presentation, Announcements,
    Keynote 3: Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview - Israel Wayne

2:50-3:50 Workshops
a. Toxic Mistakes Homeschoolers Make - Israel Wayne
b.  Just Starting to Homeschool? Advantages - Renee Ellison
c.  God-centered   Approach and  Balance to Media and Technology - Terri Kerr
d.  Astronomy: Declaring the Glory of God - Brian Mariani  ( AOI)

4:00-5:00 Workshops
a.  Salt & Light Families – Israel Wayne
b.  Top-Notch Home Management Strategies – Renee Ellison
c.  A Christian Response to Government - Jim Kerr
d.  The Power of Companionship and collaboration - Joint Parent/Teen Session

5:00 - Pick Up All Children
5:10 - Closing Round Up - Return Surveys and Prizes
6:00 - Vendor Hall Closes


Programs for Our Youth


Teen Program: Russ Anderson will be guiding our teens as they participate in the video conference of:





These videos will teach our teens WHY expectations for them are so low, WHAT they can do about it, and HOW to join this counter-cultural youth movement and truly live for the Lord! 


Children’s Program Brush off your toga and find your sandals because we’re going back in time to the New Testament! Children, ages 5-11, are invited to join us for an exciting new adventure where we will be diving into God’s word, studying alongside the Early Church! We’ll be joined by friends, some old and some new, to help us on our journey of faith, growing as His disciples. And as always there will be tons of fun crafts, songs, skits, and games. We hope to see you there! 


Preschool Program  Dawnette Pratt will be serving our preschoolers with their wonderful gifts and talents. This year’s preschool program (3-5 years old) will have a Biblical theme. Children will explore history through many different  activities. They will practice developing skills including: pre-reading and math skills, large and small muscle skills, listening skills, expression and logic skills, as well as following directions. The program will include group activities, snack times, crafts, and free play time. 


Nursery will and be provided for newborn children to 2 years of age. We will work hard to keep all babies content.


Volunteer at the Convention! 

We are excited to gather as homeschool families to receive inspiration, encouragement, and likeminded fellowship; and we need YOUR help to make the convention run smoothly! Volunteers are needed to help with setup, registration, nursery, children’s program, and tear down. “Many hands make light work”, so please visit the volunteer sign up http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c4da8ac283-utch to find a spot to serve. Teens are especially encouraged to serve, giving their hard-working parents an opportunity to attend as much of the convention as possible. Each hour served is eligible for a $5 rebate, payable at the end of convention. If you have any questions, please contact Susie Jackson. Thank you!