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IEW Seminars in NC

Our good friend Andrew Pudewa, the director of The Institute for Excellence in Writing, will be visiting our own stomping grounds here in NC at the end of September.

As you can see here, Andrew will be offering a couple of free events in both Clinton and Charlotte, September 27th to October 1st, as well his popular High School Intensive and Student Workshops.

To register for any of these events click here.

Here is the full schedule with descriptions.

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Clinton, NC Location:
Bethany PFWB Church
1068 Rackley Rd.
Clinton, NC 28328

7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Cost: None! Open to the Public! Entertaining & Inspiring! Bring Friends!

Many parents think that good readers will naturally become good writers. Others think that writing talent is just that—a natural ability—some have it; others don’t. Both are myths. History and modern research show very clearly how good writers have developed. What are the two most critical things you can do as a parent to develop a high level of aptitude, from a young age and into high school? With humor and insight, Andrew will share the two easy but unbelievably powerful things you can do to build language patterns and nurture competent communicators in your family.

This presentation contains distinctly Christian content

A day of workshops for students Grades 3–10, new to the IEW writing program.
  • Introductory Workshop: Grades 3–5: 8:30 AM–10:15 AM
  • Introductory Workshop: Grades 6–8: 10:30 AM–12:15 PM
  • Advanced Workshop: Story Writing – Grades 3–8: 12:30 PM–2:45 PM (for students with a year or more of IEW experience)
  • Advanced Workshop: Research Papers – Grades 5–10: 3:00 PM–5:15 PM (for students with a year or more of IEW experience)
Cost: $20.00 per student per Introductory Workshop, $25.00 per student per Advanced Workshop. Teachers & Parents may observe at no cost.

The Introductory Student Workshops are enjoyable, informative and motivating for the children who attend, but they are also meant to serve as demonstration classes. Parents are encouraged to remain in the room, observing and participating with their child. Please make arrangements for the care of non-enrolled siblings. Please register early as these workshops fill fast. Sorry, no enrollment accepted at the door for Student Workshops.

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Charlotte, NC Location
University Hills Baptist Church
1500 Suther Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28213

8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Get immediate experience and inside tips on how to do your best on the SAT or ACT essay. Also includes strategies for composing the college application personal essay.
Cost: $50.00/participant (accompanying adult, $25.00)

Cost: None! Open to the Public! Entertaining & Inspiring! Bring Friends!

Many parents think that good readers will naturally become good writers. Others think that writing talent is just that—a natural ability—some have it; others don’t. Both are myths. History and modern research show very clearly how good writers have developed. What are the two most critical things you can do as a parent to develop a high level of aptitude, from a young age and into high school? With humor and insight, Andrew will share the two easy but unbelievably powerful things you can do to build language patterns and nurture competent communicators in your family.

This presentation contains distinctly Christian content

September 30: Student Workshops

A day of workshops for students Grades 3–10, new to the IEW writing program.

  • Introductory Workshop: Grades 3–5: 8:30 AM–10:15 AM
  • Introductory Workshop: Grades 6–8: 10:30 AM–12:15 PM
  • Advanced Workshop: Story Writing – Grades 3–8: 12:30 PM–2:45 PM (for students with a year or more of IEW experience)
  • Advanced Workshop: Research Papers – Grades 5–10: 3:00 PM–5:15 PM (for students with a year or more of IEW experience)
Cost: $20.00 per student per Introductory Workshop, $25.00 per student per Advanced Workshop. Teachers & Parents may observe at no cost.

The Introductory Student Workshops are enjoyable, informative and motivating for the children who attend, but they are also meant to serve as demonstration classes. Parents are encouraged to remain in the room, observing and participating with their child. Please make arrangements for the care of non-enrolled siblings. Please register early as these workshops fill fast. Sorry, no enrollment accepted at the door for Student Workshops.

October 1: Mini Conference

Join Andrew for one session or the whole day of seminars selected especially for your educational community.
Cost: $40.00 per family for the whole day (All Day Pass) or $15 per session per person.

All Day Pass allows you and your immediate family members to attend any or all sessions.

Session 1: 8:30–10:00 AM Teaching Boys & Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day
Research shows that not only do boys and girls respond differently to similar environments, children in general like to do what they can do, and they hate to do what they think they cannot do. Citing several credible sources, Andrew Pudewa offers insight into specific ways you can create relevancy for children as you teach them academic as well as life skills.

Session 2: 10:15–11:45 AM Reaching the Reluctant Writer
Many children really do not like to write. Why? This workshop will answer that basic question and teach a specific and successful method of separating the complex process of writing into the smallest possible steps, making it possible for even the most reluctant writer to willingly produce short but complete compositions.

Session 3: 12:45–2:15 PM Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing
We’ve all suffered it at one time or another: Frustration about writing assignments. Either on the receiving end, or perhaps now on the giving end, there can be a few distinctly discouraging aspects to teaching and being taught writing. The tough questions include: What to correct and how to give a grade? How much help is too much? Isn’t the assignment clear enough? Why don’t students find their own errors? Learn and avoid four teaching mistakes that contribute to this frustration: Overcorrecting, Holding Back Help, Unclear Assignments, & Over-Expectation.

Session 4: 2:30–4:00 PM Freedomship and Entrepreneurial Education
Many of us realize that we value home education not only because it often results in better academics, superior social environments, and enriched family life, but because it builds a better community and country. The result of true liberal education—a “freedomship” education—will be not only young men and women who know how to think and communicate, but who think evangelically and entrepreneurially. To revive a culture of self-sufficiency and freedom requires more people with the “owner/entrepreneur” mindset and fewer with the “employee” mindset. Join Andrew for a discussion of how to cultivate an entrepreneurial, or “georgic” aptitude in our children. The future of freedom may depend on it. †This workshop contains distinctly Christian content

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