In 2017 EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. (formerly South Cobb Homeschoolers) along with the South Cobb Regional Library to hosted our Annual EPIC Homeschool Resource Fair featuring local resources for the homeschooling community as well as for parents of any school aged child. We had over 200 attendees and gave away several door prizes.
This event featured The Color Machine, A special story Time for kids by A. H. Taylor, Many Pebbles to Make a Difference, Inspiring Ways You Can Improve Children’s Lives by Making Connections with Julienne Levy Marks, MA; Parenting with Purpose with Dr. Libby Hodge; Pathways to College for Home Schoolers with Chattahoochee Technical College; 10 Days to Homeschooling: Curriculum, Records, Etc. with Andrea Hall, MEd; and Learning at the Library with Dedra Roman, MS.
Here’s what the attendees had to say:
EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. (formerly South Cobb Homeschoolers) have joined with the South Cobb Regional Library to host the Annual EPIC Homeschool Resource Fair featuring local resources for the homeschooling community as well as for parents of any school aged child.
This event is FREE and will feature door prizes, exhibitors from Cobb, Douglas, & Paulding Counties as well as FREE workshops.
Date and Time
Tue, January 24, 2017
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
South Cobb Regional Library
805 Clay Road Southwest
Mableton, GA 30126
To register to attend to go https://epichsrf2017.eventbrite.com
2017 Workshop Schedule
11 am —The Color Machine
with A.H. Taylor
This is a Special Story Time event Debuting a picture book from author/illustrator, A.H. Taylor. The town of Colormazoo has been turned inside out, everywhere you look there’s a scream and a shout. The Color Machine is now in disrepair, the town’s people march to the Mayor. What can we do, to find a clue? It could have been me or it could have been you? Will anyone ever uncover what turned the town’s people against each other?
12 pm— Many Pebbles to Make a Difference, Inspiring Ways You Can Improve Children’s Lives by Making Connections
with Julienne Levy Marks, MA
Julienne Levy Marks has had a myriad of educational experiences throughout her work career: She has been a youth services librarian, teacher, museum educator, Motivational Teacher, youth advisor, peace educator, parenting workshop leader, and author of a Resource book series entitled “Many Pebbles to Make a Difference” about her work- life.
Her education background includes a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science with an emphasis on Youth Services, a Masters of Arts in Education, and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Sociology.
The goal for this session is to encourage the attendee to share their gifts with the children they are working with by using her ideas, philosophy, and programs as a stepping off point.
1 pm—Parenting with Purpose
with Dr. Libby Hodge
Libby Hodge holds a doctorate degree in Pastoral Counseling from Chesapeake Bible College and Seminary in Ridgely, MD. She is also a licensed counselor and member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, and a licensed facilitator with Identity and Destiny. She has served as a children’s minister for over 30 years and is the author of “Identity and Destiny for Amazing Kids”. Her favorite accomplishment is raising 5 children and she now enjoys 6 grandchildren.
When her children were young, she often felt like a juggler in a circus, trying to keep a dozen plates spinning at the top of long poles. Heaven forbid if any of the plates fell to the floor! Parents today want their children to become well-rounded adults who become a blessing to society; but they also have careers, volunteer activities, and all of the additional responsibilities that come with raising a family.
So how do we do it all?
When you’re a busy parent, it’s hard to carve out time to plan your parenting style.
Most people just get by and let life happen. In fact, the idea of having a “Parenting Plan” that the family can build on is a foreign concept to most people.
Parent’s and children need an atmosphere of love, respect and PEACE in order to accomplish all of the many details of daily life.
- create a clear plan for all family members to follow
- grow in love and respect toward one another
- get out of frustration and into function
The goal of this workshop is to give you 5 things that you can begin to do today to bring PEACE to your home and establish a Plan to Parent with Purpose.
2pm— Pathways to College for Home Schoolers
with Chattahoochee Technical College
You may have heard of Chattahoochee Tech, but do you know Chattahoochee Tech? Explore how Chattahoochee Tech can provide “The Essentials” for you, no matter what your career goals are. In this session you will learn how you can homeschool your child through high school and into college. This session will address how your child can do college classes in high school and get college credit!
3pm—10 Days to Homeschooling: Curriculum, Records, Etc.
with Andrea Hall, MEd
Andrea Hall is the president of EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC, a homeschool mother of 3, an education consultant with The Study Hall Education Consulting Company as well as an online math educator with Georgia Virtual School and Odysseyware Academy. With over 12 years of education experience Mrs. Hall brings clarity and focus to your home school in just ten steps. If you are interested in learning about homeschooling, testing, curriculum, record keeping or would like to know what it takes to homeschool successfully while being a working mother, join this session.
4 pm—Learning at the Library
with Dedra Roman, MS
Dedra Roman has a Master of Science in Library & Information Studies from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Florida A&M University. Dedra oversees the Youth Services Department for the South Cobb Regional Library – Cobb County Public Library System (CCPLS). Dedra has over 10 years of administrative experience and 5 years as a Librarian where she champions innovative library programming and services for patrons. Did you know your child can learn a second language for FREE online? Come learn about the myriad of resources available at the Cobb County library to help homeschoolers. Membership to the Cobb County Library system for out of county homeschoolers are available!
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To register as an attendee go to https://epichsrf2017.eventbrite.com