2020 EPIC EDUCATION RESOURCE FAIR

RE-CHARGE YOUR HOMESCHOOL

EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. and the South Cobb Regional Library have joined forces again to host the 4th  Annual EPIC Education Resource Fair featuring local education resources for the community as well as for parents of any school aged child.

 

This event is FREE and will feature door prizes, local exhibitors as well as FREE workshops.

Here’s what the attendees had to say:

Very well organized
well done!
This was a first for me.
This was an excellent event. I learned a lot.
Very nice, I like how it was not overwhelming.
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!

 

DATE AND TIME

January  22, 2020

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST

 

LOCATION

South Cobb Regional Library

Located at 805 Clay Road, Mableton, GA 30126

 

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION

https://epichsrf2020.eventbrite.com

 

EXHIBIT/SPEAKER INTEREST FORM

Click here if you are interested in exhibiting or speaking.


2020 WORKSHOP TOPICS

STORY TIME

FOLLOWING YOUR DREAMS

11:00 a.m. to  11:30 a.m.

 


LEARNING AT THE LIBRARY

WITH DANA PETERSON

11:30 a.m. to  11:55 a.m.

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Dana Peterson is the Youth Services Librarian II at South Cobb Regional Library. She has worked in library services for ten years in various role including teen services with an emphasis on youth programming and literature. She earned her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science in 2017. 

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!

You can visit Cobb County Library System at http://www.cobbcat.org/


 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THE ULTIMATE IN HOME EDUCATION

WITH RAISING A MOGUL

12:00 p.m. to  12:50 p.m.

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Raising A Mogul believes that entrepreneurship is a valuable right and an instrument in creating wealth and being change-makers within the community.  The global vision of Raising A Mogul, is to help parents, guardians, and youth mentors help build world-class, state of the art businesses and business leaders that impact their community, while leaving legacies. 

When you decide to homeschool you do it because you want more for your child. More opportunity, more exposure, more hands on experiences…just more! What better way to provide your child with more than to expose them to entrepreneurship? Join us as we share the highs and lows of entrepreneurial education in the homeschool environment and meet some truly remarkable young moguls!

You can learn more at https://raisingamogulacademy.podia.com/ 


5 BENEFITS OF PROJECT BASED LEARNING

WITH JENNIFER HENN

1:00 p.m. to  1:50 p.m.

 

Jennifer Henn

Jennifer Henn believes you need to have fun with homeschool, but is also serious about learning. A heavy load of textbook work isn’t necessary. She keeps math and language arts as the highest importance. Then, combines learning styles and grade levels by reading great books, working through extended projects, hands-on activities, and field trips. That’s how Jennifer brings a balanced approach to homeschool. She can’t wait to show you how!

5 Benefits of Project Based Learning: Learn how to teach multiple levels of learners as they study several subjects at once. Projects build self-managing skills and give every child a chance to shine. Jennifer will walk you through the process and show you several examples.

You can learn more by visiting https://www.jenniferhenn.com/

 


HOMESCHOOL Q & A PANEL

WITH ANDREA HALL & FRIENDS

2:00 p.m. to  3:00 p.m.

Homeschool Q & A Session

Join Andrea Hall & Friends for a panel discussion as they answer your questions on homeschooling and other alternatives to the classroom.  If your child is not succeeding in the classroom OR if the classroom is not challenging your child enough, come and learn about all the options out there to support your learner and ask questions. The panel will feature veteran homeschool parents who have graduated students to college, have backgrounds in dealing with students with special needs, former homeschoolers who are now homeschooling themselves and more. 

Hear from speakers such as Judy Sarden and Jennifer Henn who have spoken at large homeschool conferences around the nation. Or from published author, former homeschooler and now homschooling parent Fred Bussey. Ask questions with the experience of Tameika Meadows, who has over 15 years experience providing Applied Behavior Analysis treatment to children and adolescents with Autism and related Developmental Disabilities, across home, school, and clinic treatment settings. Glean from the experience of Tanya Spann, a former homschool mom of four.

Homeschool Q&A Panel

Homeschool Q & A SessionHave you been thinking about homeschooling but you still have questions?  Are you already homeschooling but are wondering if you are doing enough?  Do you wonder if your kids will get into college or wonder about their future?  Do you have a list of questions but no one to ask?  This Homeschool Q & A Panel is just for you.

Join Andrea Hall & Friends for the Homeschool Q&A Panel discussion on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 2 p.m. at 2020 Annual EPIC Education Resource Fair.   During this time we will answer your questions on homeschooling and other alternatives to the classroom.  If your child is not succeeding in the classroom OR if the classroom is not challenging your child enough, come and learn about all the options out there to support your learner and ask questions. The panel will feature veteran homeschool parents who have graduated students to college, have backgrounds in dealing with students with special needs, former homeschoolers who are now homeschooling themselves and more. 

Hear from speakers such as Judy Sarden and Jennifer Henn who have spoken at large homeschool conferences around the nation. Or from published author, former homeschooler and now homschooling parent Fred Bussey. Ask questions with the experience of Tameika Meadows, who has over 15 years experience providing Applied Behavior Analysis treatment to children and adolescents with Autism and related Developmental Disabilities, across home, school, and clinic treatment settings. Glean from the experience of Tanya Spann, a former homschool mom of four.

The best part is, it’s free!  Register here to attend: https://epichsrf2020.eventbrite.com

On the Panel

Andrea Hall

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Andrea Hall is the founder and executive director of EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC. as well as a certified math teacher. She is a busy, working, homeschooling mom of three who has been homeschooling since 2012.

You can follow Andrea Hall online at http://www.savvystudents.info

Fredrick Bussey

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Fredrick D. Bussey is a writer, speaker, coach, creative, serial entrepreneur and… a product of home education. He just published his first book, Breaking Orbit: Rip Out Of The Regular By Unearthing The Power Within! 

Fredrick has worked for more than 15 years in the Music Entertainment industry as a Songwriter, Producer, Publicist, Marketing Director, and Artist Manager, spanning the Hip-Hop, Gospel, R&B, and Pop genres. Having launched several businesses, including IconStatus, a digital marketing and branding agency, he is currently developing several other ventures as well.

He has a strong passion for working with youth – especially those in underprivileged circumstances. Passionate about helping others to develop the skill sets to become successful, while attaining the freedom that entrepreneurship provides, Fredrick is a frequent speaker & presenter at schools and events. It is his belief that his purpose in life is helping others to discover and master their gift for their ultimate purpose.

Currently, Fredrick resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife and three children.

Learn more about him at http://fredrickbussey.com/

Freya Fitzpatrick

Freya 2Freya Fitzpatrick is one of the home school teachers at The Homeschool Consortium in Kennesaw, GA.  With a Masters in Education, Freya has 38 years’ experience in education, including bilingual instruction in Sweden, public and private education in the US, running a daycare, tutoring, substitute teaching, and homeschooling her two children from Kindergarten through 12th grade. One daughter is a police officer in Kennesaw and the other earned her PhD and runs her own research lab at Rutgers University, NJ.

Freya is a private pilot, fluent in four languages, and has lived and worked in the United States, South Africa, Sweden, Germany and the Ukraine and now lives in Marietta with her husband.

You can find her here: https://thehomeschoolconso.wixsite.com/website

Jennifer Henn

Jennifer Henn

Jennifer Henn believes you need to have fun with homeschool, but is also serious about learning. A heavy load of textbook work isn’t necessary. She keeps math and language arts as the highest importance. Then, combines learning styles and grade levels by reading great books, working through extended projects, hands-on activities, and field trips. That’s how Jennifer brings a balanced approach to homeschool. She can’t wait to show you how!

You can learn more by visiting https://www.jenniferhenn.com/

Judy Sarden

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Judy Sarden has been a corporate attorney and entrepreneur for over twenty years.  After feeling the need to home educate her children, Judy left her corporate legal job and began working for herself at home as a contract attorney, entrepreneur, business advisor, writer and career coach.  She is passionate about families developing an entrepreneurial spirit and teaching kids to think entrepreneurially.

An avid supporter of home education, Judy encourages all families, and especially those with African American children, to consider educating their children at home.  Recognizing that many families need two incomes, Judy works with parents to help them discover how best to use their talents to generate income.  Judy is a wife and mother of 2 children, who have been homeschooled since the oldest began kindergarten.

During her 8 years of homeschooling, she has changed homeschool styles and curriculum several times, but after a couple of years, discovered what works best for her family and loves the adventure.

Judy is author of Sarden’s Practical Guide: How to Start Homeschooling. She has been a featured speaker at the Great Homeschool Conventions in Dallas, Greenville, S.C., Cincinnati, St. Louis and Ontario, California.  She will be speaking at their Cincinnati (Midwest) and California conventions in 2020.

You can find Judy at www.judysarden.com/homeschool, in her Facebook group “How to Homeschool,” on YouTube at www.youtube.com/judysarden, and weekly on her podcast, “The How to Homeschool Podcast,” available here – www.judysarden.com/homeschoolpodcast – or on iTunes and wherever you listen to podcasts.    

Tanya Spann

A former homeschool mom of four children, three of which have graduated and are in college or grad school, one of which just returned to the traditional classroom.  She provides a balanced approach to homeschooling while reinforcing that every child is unique.

Tameika Meadows, M. Ed., BCBA

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Tameika Meadows, M.Ed., Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, resides in the Atlanta, Georgia area and has over 15 years experience providing Applied Behavior Analysis treatment to children and adolescents with Autism and related Developmental Disabilities, across home, school, and clinic treatment settings.

Ms. Meadows obtained her graduate degree in School Psychology from Georgia Southern University in 2008, and she currently specializes in early intervention services, Functional Communication Training, as well as intensive parent training/family support.

Ms. Meadows is the creator of the blog & resource website www.ILoveABA.com, which is accessed daily by thousands of people all over the world. Through her website Ms. Meadows provides simple and practical information, strategies, and tips, designed for ASD children, but also helpful for any child with behavioral or learning challenges.

Ms. Meadows has also authored multiple Applied Behavior Analysis books and manuals, such as: “101 Ways to do ABA”, a resource guide for parents and therapists; “From A to Z: Teaching Skills to Children with Autism”, a resource guide for educators; and “A Manual: Creating an Autism Intervention Program”, a resource guide for practice owners.

 

 

Register for free to attend: https://epichsrf2020.eventbrite.com

Thanks to Our Sponsors

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Spring 2020 EPIC Homeschool Running Club

EPIC HOMESCHOOL RUNNING CLUB

The EPIC Running Club is a twelve week program.  We are proud member of Atlanta Track Club’s Kilometer Kids, a free, game oriented running program designed to get kids active! The mission of Kilometer Kids is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle to area youth through a running-based program, empowering children with the knowledge they need to make smart lifestyle choices.

We meet weekly at a park in Cobb County on Tuesdays starting January 21 – April 28, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Location details are on our membership site.

You must be a registered member of EPIC HSN to participate (www.epichsn.org). If you are interested sign up and you will be contacted regarding membership.

The cost is free or $14 per person depending on your insurance preference.

Learn more here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSde7Kh3IjRpXhq0wOKN4Zdvs1nDjBQu-CpT4q_G1zr3_gZSYA/viewform?usp=sf_link

2019 Not Back to School Party

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EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC. is hosting our annual Not Back to School Party and this year it’s going to be EPIC! Our Not Back to School party will take place during on Thursday, August 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Seven Springs Water Park located at 3820 Macedonia Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127.

The Seven Springs Water Park features 2 water slides, a lazy river and a splash pad area with zero depth entry.

Not Back to School Party is a chance for local homeschool families to hang out and get to meet one another while learning more about EPIC Homeschool Network and other resources in the community for homeschoolers.

This event is free and open to all homeschoolers. However, attendees MUST register at  https://notbacktoschoolparty2019.eventbrite.com and bring their ticket as well as a copy of their Declaration of Intent to Homeschool. Please note that outside food or drink are not allowed. By purchasing food at the water park you help to support this non-profit.

If you would like to sponsor this event please email epichsn@gmail.com. We have something for every level of sponosorship.

FREE Homeschool Expo THIS Thursday night February 28, 2019

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FREE Homeschool Expo THIS Thursday night Feb 28th at the Cumming Parks & Rec Center (437 Pilgrim Mill Rd).  We now have OVER 55 Local N. Metro Vendors coming to this event!   It’s one-stop shopping for all your homeschooling needs for the upcoming year.  Hybrids, A la carte classes/activities, Sports, Extracurricular activities, Enrichment, music, coding, dual enrollment, reading assessment/vision therapy, nature centers, dyslexia specialists, executive function/ADHD tutors, hands-on science classes, field trips, veterinary classes, art, and so MUCH MORE will all be in attendance.    We have plenty of colleges attending for dual enrollment for your teens – including Embry Riddle from FL (yes – you can DE there for FREE) – and also driver’s ed for those soon to be driving teens!
Usborne Books and Homeschool Hangout will both be there and selling books.  If you have something special you want to buy or look at you may want to contact Peggy ahead of time at HSHangout so she can bring it for you.
Please help us spread the word and post on all your social media and share with your homeschooling friends!  We want to be able to offer this event every year so we need good turnout so the vendors want to come back!  We hope you can make it!!  Powerpoint Flyer attached below.  

BEECH Bazaar Homeschool Expo
Free & open to the Public 
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. February 28th
New  Bigger Location – Better Parking.
City of Cumming Parks and Recreation Banquet Rooms
437 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA  30040

2019 Epic Education Resource Fair

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EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. and the South Cobb Regional Library have joined forces again to host the 4th  Annual EPIC Education Resource Fair featuring local education resources for the community as well as for parents of any school aged child.

 

This event is FREE and will feature door prizes, local exhibitors as well as FREE workshops.

Here’s what the attendees had to say:

Very well organized
well done!
This was a first for me.
This was an excellent event. I learned a lot.
Very nice, I like how it was not overwhelming.
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!

 

Date and Time

January 30, 2019

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST

 

Location

South Cobb Regional Library

Located at 805 Clay Road, Mableton, GA 30126

 

Attendee Registration

https://epichsrf2019.eventbrite.com

 

Exhibit/Speaker Interest Form

Click here if you are interested in exhibiting or speaking.


2019 Workshop Topics

Story Time

11:00 a.m. to  11:30 a.m.

 

 

 


 

Alternatives to the Classroom

with Andrea Hall

11:40 a.m. to  12:10 p.m.

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Andrea Hall is the founder and executive director 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 Outschool and Georgia Virtual School.  With over 13 years of education experience Mrs. Hall brings clarity and focus to your home school in just ten steps. 

There are so many alternatives to the classroom.  If your child is not succeeding in the classroom OR if the classroom is not challenging your child enough, come and learn about all the options out there to support your learner.

You can follow her at https://outschool.com/teachers/Mrs-Andrea-Hall


Writing or Reading Intervention Strategies

with Terri King

12:20 p.m. to  12:50 p.m.

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Terri Hunt is the Director of Education for Superior Guidance. Her mission is to teach well and lead the way. 

Terri takes great pride in the role she plays in the life of the learner. With over 14 years of educational experience, Terri has engaged a wide range of learners from the elementary classroom to the professional development of instructional leaders. Terri obtained her undergraduate degree in education from Oakwood University and her graduate degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia. She holds a gifted endorsement as well as a reading certification. Terri will bring this knowledge, expertise and engagement to the attendees of this event. Though she is an accomplished professional, her greatest achievements are her family and her ministry.

You can follow her at www.facebook.com/territeaches


Balancing Home Schooling and Business

with Theresa Bostic and Kayla Brooks

1:00 p.m. to  1:40 p.m.

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Theresa Bostic and Kayla Brooks is a mother daughter team helping each other by supporting our business ideas and dreams together. Selecting different ideas that we feel will make a difference in our community, family and friends will enjoy through education, creativity, and a product for families to love and enjoy.

In this session you will learn how to implement economics, science, writing and reading towards your daily business operations.

You can learn more at https://kaylasitalianice.com/ 


The Library: Your BFF

with Kendall Watkins

2:00 p.m. to  2:30 p.m.

 

Do you know how to get the most of our your library? The library is so much more than a repository of books, magazines, and digital content. This DIY Scholars Consulting workshop will provide you with creative ways to incorporate the library into your homeschool for the low price of FREE.  In this thirty-minute workshop we will cover award winning titles, the value of audio and picture books, on-line learning opportunities, fostering responsibility, research activities, and much more. This is for parents of students ages 3 – 18.

You can learn more by visiting www.DIYscholars.com

 


Learning at the Library

with Dedra Roman, MS

2:40 p.m. to  3:00 p.m.

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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!

You can visit Cobb County Library System at http://www.cobbcat.org/

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2019 Exhibitor & Speaker Deadline NOVEMBER 30

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EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. is hosting the Annual EPIC Education Resource Fair featuring local educational resources for the community as well as for parents of any school aged child.

If you are interested in exhibiting or speaking at this event, please fill out the information below.  The deadline for all interests is November 30, 2018.

CLICK HERE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EXHIBITING OR SPEAKING.

It will take place January 30, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST at the South Cobb Regional Library located at 805 Clay Road, Mableton, GA 30126. This event is FREE to attendees and will feature door prizes, exhibitors from Cobb, Douglas, Fulton & Paulding Counties as well as FREE workshops.

2018 EPIC Read-A-Thon

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Grab a blanket and some hot chocolate and get ready to cuddle and read!

An EPIC Read-a-Thon is an exciting way to get your child reading and rewarding them for their efforts. One of the great things about the Read-a-thon program is that everyone can qualify for a free prize and you help a non-profit as well*. Your child does not have to be a member of EPIC Homeschool Network to participate.

Who: All School Aged Children

What: An EPIC Read-A-Thon

When: The Read-A-Thon Officially Starts December 3 and ends Dember 13, 2018

Where: From the Comfort of Your Own Home and Online

We will celebrate the end of our Read-A-Thon at the Sweetwater Library.  Details will follow.

Why: EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC. is a nonprofit designed to enrich, enhance and empower home education in the community. We are raising funds to provide scholarships to families for educational purposes as well as students. We are also raising funds to support our activities such as our community service projects, field trips and our resource center.

How: Register here at https://2018epicreadathon.eventbrite.com and then details will be sent via email as we approach the date.

What will happen during the 2 weeks? 
Your child commits to reading 15 minutes a day for 9 days. You will get tips to help your child transform into an excited reader. We will have virtual reading sessions with students.

* Prizes will be given out at EPIC Homeschool Meetings. If you are unable to attend and would like these items mailed to you, there will be a shipping fee assessed based on your location.

Register today at https://2018epicreadathon.eventbrite.com

2018 Not Back to School Party

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EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC. is hosting our annual Not Back to School Party featuring local resources for the homeschooling community .

This event will take place during on Thursday, August 9 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Collar Park located at 2625 Joe Jerkins Boulevard, Austell, Georgia 30106.

Not Back to School Party is a chance for local homeschool families to hang out and get to meet one another while learning more about EPIC Homeschool Network and other resources.  We will also be signing up for our new Teen/Tween program at the park!

This event is free and open to the public. However, we encourage attendees to register at Eventbrite at https://notbacktoschoolparty2018.eventbrite.com . If you have a resouce and would like to participate please email epichsn@gmail.com

 

How to Start a Homeschool Group

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Are you attending the 2018 Southeast Homeschool Expo on July 26- 28 at the Cobb Galleria?  We hope so and we hope to see you there.  EPIC will be around on Friday, July 27.  Come visit us at EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. Booth #301.  To learn more go to https://www.southeasthomeschoolexpo.com/dates-times-and-costs/

How to Start a Homeschool Group

So you’re homeschooling and you’re worried about the big S question…SOCIALIZATION. You’ve looked at the groups around but you can’t seem to find one that works for your family. Have you considered starting your own homeschool group? In this session Andrea Hall will share how she started South Cobb Homeschoolers which has now become EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc., a nonprofit designed to enrich, enhance, and empower home education in the community. You will learn how you can start your own group in seven simple steps.  Join us on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in room 118 for this session on How to Start a Homeschool Group.