The 2018 NCHEA Conference & Curriculum Fair
April 27 and 28, 2018     —     Lincoln, NE

Date & Time:

April 27 and 28, 2018 
8:45 AM – 3:30 PM CDT
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Indian Hills Community Church
1000 South 84th Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
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Kathleen Lenzen
Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association  
P:  402-423-4297
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Education, Encouragement, and Enrichment

The annual NCHEA Conference and Curriculum Fair (C&CF) is a tremendous opportunity for you to attend your choice of more than 40 speakers and workshops and to research curriculum options and other educational materials from a large number of vendors. The C&CF is designed to address the interests and needs of a wide spectrum of attendees, from those considering homeschooling to the veteran with senior high school students.

The registration fee funds the event as well as covering annual administrative costs and expenses to monitor legislation.

Here are a few of the many reasons to attend:
Curriculum — Nothing can compare to rooms full of homeschool curriculum that you can actually hold in your hands and evaluate. (You can’t do that on the internet.)  

Answers from Vendors — Our vendors are eager to answer your questions and share their exciting materials and programs.  

Savings — Actually examining the books and materials can save you from making costly mistakes. Many vendors also offer discounts during the conference.

Main Speakers — Our speakers’ messages will encourage both moms AND dads to step out in faith, to keep on with their homeschool vision, and to raise children who are successful in what truly matters.  

Workshops — Many more speakers will be presenting workshops on topics vital to encouraging and equipping you for homeschool success! There will be a workshop to help with almost all of your questions! Workshop speakers are also available for individual consultation.

Professional Growth — All teachers can use more education about teaching techniques and strategies, children’s learning styles, etc.  

Encouragement — Every homeschooler can use more encouragement, and we believe this year’s conference will supply an abundance.  

Fellowship / Connections / Networking — There is something amazing about being around others who have the same faith, convictions, and vision as you. What a confidence booster!  

Inspiration — There are moments in life when things suddenly become clear and you know exactly what God would have you to do.  

Kids Conference — This very popular, two-day conference always challenges children to serve others and the Lord Jesus Christ. It is filled with drama, songs, Scripture memory, object lessons, hands-on projects, and games. Space is limited, so sign up early!  

Teen Conference — There is a new topic every year. Teens enjoy two days of a being together and being challenged to live for Christ.  

Graduate Recognition — What an encouragement to see so many young people who have been successfully homeschooled and are planning to do remarkable things! Children who attend often catch your vision and look forward to the day when they will be among the graduates.  

Spiritual Growth — We certainly hope that you will be encouraged and challenged in your Christian faith.  

Relaxation /Change of Pace /Time Off/Fun — Times of vacation from the everyday demands of life are important for your sense of well-being. We hope you will relax, have fun, and enjoy the conference!

As homeschool parents, we wield an amazing amount of power to influence our children. When we are happy and excited about our job, we bring excitement and joy to our children. 

We hope you will attend the coming conference and come away with a
renewed sense of excitement and joy in the God-given privilege of teaching your children!

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2018 NCHEA Conference Speakers

Adam Andrews  Adam Andrews
Center for Literary Education

Adam Andrews is the director of the Center for Literary Education (CenterForLit) and a home schooling father of six.  Since 2003, he has traveled throughout the United States and Canada presenting an innovative method for teaching the crucial skills of literary analysis.  Adam’s dynamic presentations enable students to enjoy great literature as never before, while his fresh insights inspire parents and teachers with new vision for their task as educators.

Adam earned his B.A. from Hillsdale College in southern Michigan and his M.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he is currently a candidate for the Ph.D.  He is a Henry Salvatori Fellow of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and a founding board member of Westover Academy in Colville Washington.  He and his wife Missy, a Hillsdale graduate and accomplished educator in her own right, teach their children at home in Rice, Washington.

Ian Andrews Ian Andrews 
Center for Literary Education

Ian Andrews is a teacher and the marketing coordinator at CenterForLit. He has been reading and talking about good books his entire life. Homeschooled through 12th grade, he attended his parents’ alma mater, Hillsdale College, where he graduated with a degree in English Literature. He and his wife, Emily, live in a tiny Colorado mountain town, and work full-time for Adam and Missy Andrews at CenterForLit, teaching, writing, and developing the newest wave of teacher aids in literature.   

Carol Becker Carol Becker
HSLDA High School Consultant

Carol and her husband Jim homeschooled their son in grades 1–12 and their daughter K–12 using a variety of teaching options. The Beckers’ son has a master’s degree in Information Technology and a B.S. in Systems Engineering, and their daughter earned a B.A. with Highest Distinction in French. As a High School Consultant for HSLDA, Carol relishes the opportunity to encourage and equip homeschooling mothers because they are raising the next generation of leaders.

During Carol’s homeschooling years, she established two homeschool co-ops. The first encompassed History, Geography, and Drama and ran for eleven years accommodating students in grades 2–12. With a B.S. and M.S. in Engineering, Carol also has a passion for science, which led her to form and direct a science co-op when her son entered the high school years.

Convinced that homeschooled students must develop and hone analytical writing skills, Carol has shepherded two different groups of homeschooled students through a three-year original high school English program consisting of Composition I with Literature, Composition II with American Literature, and British Literature. Carol has tutored writing students from middle school, high school, and community college. She has also taught Algebra 1 & 2 and Geometry.

Jake MacAulay

Jake MacAulay
CEO, Institute on the Constitution 

Jake is a homeschooling father of four and serves as CEO of the Institute on the Constitution (IOTC), an educational outreach and curriculum that presents the founders’ biblical view of law and government. IOTC’s US Constitution course, accommodates the required High School Civics and US Government Credit and provides students a full understanding of the Biblical principles on which America’s founding documents are based. The former co-host of the syndicated talk show, The Sons of Liberty, he is an ordained minister and has spoken to audiences nationwide, and has established the American Club, a constitutional study group in private, co-op and public schools.  Jake has been seen on Yahoo News, Fox News, The Blaze, AP, CBS, NBC, The Weekly Standard and more.


Kathleen Cotter Lawler

Kathleen Cotter Lawler
Author and Creator, RightStart™ Mathematics

Kathleen Cotter Lawler is the daughter of Dr. Joan A. Cotter, author and creator of the RightStart™ Mathematics program. She was one of the first children to grow up under the Activities for Learning principles. Kathleen has a degree in Home Economics from the University of Minnesota and has two Masters Degrees from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. Kathleen is the mother of four children ages 20 to 25. Three of the Lawler children have graduated from North Dakota State University and the youngest is attending college at the University of Minnesota.

Kathleen is currently responsible for program development support, marketing, sales, and general management. She travels all across the US and Canada, sharing the RightStart mission of helping children understand, apply, and enjoy mathematics. She is currently leading an online class with a group of middle-school students. In her spare time, Kathleen designs and sews quilts and is re-learning how to unicycle.


2018 NCHEA Kids' Conference

NCHEA Kids’ Conference is excited to present The Great Adventure!

A mission to pursue! A love to share!

This year we are excited to head back to the time of David Livingstone as we follow the 

Hadley family and others as they shipwreck on a lonely beach.  Or is it lonely after all? 

You’ll have to come to the Kids Conference to find out! 

Join us to experience sacrifice, excitement, dangers, grand escapes and MORE!

 Youth (ages 5-12) are invited to enroll in this two-day program as we engage in captivating drama, songs, Scripture memory, object lessons, hands-on projects and games. 

This program should not be viewed as merely child-care. It is intended to deliver a Bible-based character message in a memorable and fun way. Since a portion of this program will involve age-integrated small groups, families may request that siblings stay together.

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2018 NCHEA Teen Conference
2017 NCHEA Teen Conference

What in the World---view?
What in the world do Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Popular Spirituality teach?
How about Secular Humanism and Postmodernism in America today? And the popularity of Mormonism?  Do any of these religions or Worldviews affect me?  

Have you heard of the "Pick "what-you-want-to-believe” worldview? Or, the religion that is just a collection of different religious beliefs?
How should we respond to Allah, Karma, and extra-biblical writings?
Teen Track 2018 examines popular World Religions and Worldviews around us today. We’ll be using the book, World Religions from a Christian Perspective, as a springboard for learning and activities. 

Join your friends and find out “What in the World—view” is going on! 


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