|Oak Norton – Steps Toward Freedom (Click to watch this presentation)
Are we molding clay or nurturing seeds? One-size-fits-all education does not allow for genuine agency-based learning. Every child is different and without individualized learning of their own choosing, they will fail to reach their potential.
|Ali Eisenach -The Freedom Principle- The Secret to Powerful Potential in Education (Click to watch this presentation)
Getting teens off the couch and onto greatness! There is a formula for success in education and the secret lies in the freedom principle. Discover how to inspire your children in self-mastery, creativity, life-long learning and entrepreneurship.Ali Cannon Eisenach is the great-great-great granddaughter of George Q. Cannon and is passionate about carrying on his vision for education in Zion. Ali has been homeschooling her children for ten years and is currently teaching the senior class at Kimber Academy, in Cedar City, Utah.Ali is a self-taught food photographer and graphic designer and has printed and published over 10 recipe books. In 2016 Ali launched her publishing company– Millennial Standard Press and published A Meeting with the Principle- An Education to Usher in The Millennium. She is also the creator/editor of an LDS-based, educational children’s magazine called, The Millennial Instructor.
|Adam Hailstone – Self-Directed Learning and Helping Your Children Own Their Education (Click to watch this presentation)
We have all heard the phrase, “teach them how to think, not what to think.” This phrase resonates with us because we want to raise children who are problem solvers and entrepreneurs that will create change. But how do we actually teach them to think? In this presentation, Adam Hailstone will teach you the three key principles of great thinking and help you transform the way you look at education.Adam is a thought leader and speaker in the education and leadership fields. He is currently serving as the CMO and Director of Leadership with Williamsburg Learning. He became passionate about education and leadership during college, when he was given an opportunity to travel with two professors and speak to audiences around the United States and Canada about obtaining a liberal arts education.After college, he started two small businesses. But over time it became apparent something was missing. He longed for the opportunity to once again help people obtain a greater education. Then, about 7 years ago, he sold one business and closed the other to help build Williamsburg Learning. Since then Williamsburg has grown by 10 times with students all over the world. He is married to Laura Hailstone and they have a 5 year old son named Emmett.
|JaKell Sullivan – The Battleground for Religious Freedom is in K-12 Assessments (Click to watch this presentation)
JaKell is a founding member of Utahns Against Common Core, as well as two groups promoting family friendly education policy: Gathering Families and Return To Parental RightsPlease check out this previous presentation by JaKell.
|Resha Bartlett – Claim Your Stewardship: Be the Confident Education Leader Your Child Needs. (Click to watch this presentation)
Which type of education is best for your child? How do you decide? How do you find the courage to take action on what you know is best? Come learn tips for deciding which education flavor is best for your child. Explore a tool for developing intuitive skills. Learn about principles that will help you and your children thrive in the educational experience. Claim your stewardship! Parents are education leaders; embrace that role. Choose confidence!Resha Bartlett has a passion for learning, especially discovering and internalizing true principles. She tries to live by the motto “learn something new every day.” Resha graduated from Utah State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She has experience teaching and substitute teaching in her local school district. Resha felt the call to step up and be involved in advocating for local control of education in 2014, which led her to the seat she now holds on the local school board. Resha’s current roles also include Wife and Mother (which are definitely her favorite). She wears the hat of Teacher in a homeschool group, where she loves to facilitate learning experiences for parents and students. Resha has an eye for seeing the gifts within each individual. With her passion for mentoring, she works to bring those gifts to light. She believes this world needs more people who dare to shine. Resha’s “soul food” includes: journaling, scripture study and prayer, working with her horses, camping, playing the piano, reading with her four kids, deep conversations about true principles, family farming adventures, and time with her husband, Wes. Afternoon Panel – Returning Education to Local Control;
Concurrent Workshops (Choose 1 of the 3 that most meets your immediate needs)
Agency Based Education Workshop
| Neil is the author of numerous agency-based documents: e. g. Joseph Smith: America’s Greatest Educator (2014); Teach the Children: An Agency Approach to Education (1990); “A Restorationist Views the Modernist/Post-Modernist Debate” (Presidential Address, 1990) annual meeting of the Far Western Philosophy of Education Society; Moral Perspective and Educational Practice (1979). Emeritus CES and the BYU School of Education.
Starting a school/co-op