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Dr. Verlainna Callentine, M.D., M.Ed.:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details


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Callentine, Verlainna "Lainna"

Plainfield, Illinois (IL)  60544
United States of America (US)

lcallentine@hotmail.com
lainna@sciexperience.com
Website(s) http://www.sciexperience.com/
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Featured PresentationsWisconsin Society of Science Teachers, Wausau, WI March 14-16, 2013
Illinois Science Teachers Association, Tinley Park, IL, October 24-26, 2013
30th Annual Michigan Home Education Convention (INCH) (2013, MI)
2012 Home Educators Association of Virginia State Convention (2012, VA)
2012 23rd Annual Heart of Illinois Convention for Home Educators (2012, IL)
2011 Illinois Christian Home Educator's Annual State Convention (ICHE) (2011, IL)
2011 Eastern Oklahoma (Tulsa) Homeschool Convention (2011, OK)
2011 Eastern Oklahoma (Tulsa) Homeschool Convention (2011, OK)
2011 Central Oklahoma Homeschool Convention (2011, OK)
2011 Central Oklahoma Homeschool Convention (2011, OK)
2010 Illinois Christian Home Educator's Annual State Convention (ICHE) (2010, IL)
2009 Illinois Christian Home Educator's Annual State Convention (ICHE) (2009, IL)
Workshop Presentations2013 Illinois Christian Home Educator's Annual State Convention (ICHE) (2013, IL)
30th Annual Michigan Home Education Convention (INCH) (2013, MI)
2012 Home Educators Association of Virginia State Convention (2012, VA)
2012 23rd Annual Heart of Illinois Convention for Home Educators (2012, IL)
Specialties
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

Yuck 101 (ages 13 and up)
Young scientists will be able to experience and examine some of the vile and wonderfully disgusting elements of life. In this hands-on lab, students will dissect and peer into a sheep's eye, touch real lungs and examine the affects of cigarette smoking, examine life size models of the inner organs, the highlights are endless. See the fascinating innards of God's creation.

Yuck 101 (For parents)
Calling all Parents. come discover your inner-child. Did you sleep through biology in high school? No problem. Come explore and experience the joy of dissection. Get your hands dirty and cast all your fears away. Be encouraged that you can teach your eager learner at home the fun of hands-on science. (Repeat of the student's hands-on lab for parents only.)

Fun With Science
Unit Studies are a fun and interactive way to learn. Unit studies provide an in-depth study on a topic while exploring many areas of the topic, such as geography, science, history, art, etc. It is an immersion experience that your student will see things as a "whole" instead of bits and pieces. Participants will learn the components of designing their own unit studies in the home and obtain a unit study ready to use.

The Beat Goes On
Participants in this interactive workshop will learn about the heart cycle, listen to heart sounds, understand their significance, examine prepared blood slides under the microscope and with great anticipation dive into the chambers of the heart through a hands-on classroom dissection of the heart.

Let's Pick Your Brain
This interactive engaging hands-on workshop will pick your brain and transport you into the fascinating and complex world of brain anatomy and physiology. Examine how the eyes and the brain cooperate, peer into high-power microscopes and see actual slides of human brain specimens, dissect an actual sheep brain and much more! Dr. Callentine brings the brain to life drawing you into the world of neuroscience as only a doctor can. Four workshops are scheduled with 40 seats per session. Required sign-up available with online registration only.

STAT! Doctor on Call
Any age participate can learn  in this simulation what it takes to be a doctor. Walk through a history of a patient and be the detective sleuth to solve the ills of your patient.

Developmental Milestones
Ever wish your children came with an instruction manual? The job of parenting has never been more difficult. Every parent worries whether their child is growing and developing normally.  Dr. Callentine puts your fears at ease. As a pediatrician, Dr. Callentine partners with parents in their role as nurturers of the emotional, behavioral, intellectual, and physical growth of their children. She will discuss the typical developmental milestones and how to take advantage of the teachable moments that emerge.  Parents' concerns about development and behavior will be addressed.

Biology And Teaching High School Science
Science offers an opportunity for your child to explore, wonder and learn about our awesome God and the order he has placed in our world. Unfortunately, science is also one of those subjects that many homeschooling parents find extremely intimidating.  Dr. Callentine will help you unpack and address your concerns and give creative options for schooling your high school student or as you prepare for the high school years.

Parental Rights Amendment and the UN Convention Rights of the Child
International law has washed up on our shores via the vessel the UN Convention Rights of the Child.  Dr. Lainna Callentine will describe threats to parental rights and propose a solution that will be the battle of the century for homeschoolers and other pro-family advocates.  The right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children should be a fundamental right guaranteed by the United States Constitution but it is only an implied right. It is a looming threat on the fundamental structure and the integrity of the family.

Lung Dissection: It Will Take Your Breath Away (Interactive)
Inhale. Exhale. The life-sustaining process of breathing is vital to the maintenance of all organs in the body. Embark on a voyage with Dr. Callentine, your tour guide, through the lungs. In this interactive hands-on lab, you will dissect lungs and see live demonstrations on lung functions.

Teaching High School Science Without Fear
Science offers an opportunity for your child to explore, wonder, land earn about our awesome God and the order He has placed in our world. Unfortunately, science is also one of those fields of study that many homeschooling parents find extremely intimidating. Dr. Callentine will help you unpack and address your concerns. Whether your student is currently in high school or preparing to enter high school you will be armed and ready!

Early Childhood Development and Preparing for Homeschooling

Ask the Pediatrician

Parental Rights

Swimming Against the Stream: Finding Your Purpose in God's Will

Workshop Hands-On Topics on the Human Body: All systems (i.e. The Skeletal System, Muscular System,  The Brain and Central Nervous System, Special Senses, The Endocrine System, The Circulatory System, The Respiratory System, The Digestive System, etc.)

Workshops: Biological Kingdoms of the World, Interesting  Insect Critters, Forensic Science

 (All workshop Topics can be geared toward any age or audience)

Verlainna's Achievements
  • Homeschool mother of 3 (13y, 11y, 8y)
  • Married for 19 years
  • Pediatrician - Left full time work in the Pediatric Emergency Room to stay home and homeschool her children
  • Classroom Instructor for homeschoolers
  • Team Physician for Homeschool Football team
  • Speaks at Conventions and homeschool groups on various topics including hands-on science
  • Founder of Sciexperience: www.sciexperience.com
  • Currently working on a new curriculum geared to K-8, Hands-on Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Currently Volunteers at a clinic for the uninsured
  • On the board of directors of ParentalRights.org
  • Former College Basketball Coach and Currently coaching at  various levels
  • Former All-American Girls Basketball  Player and College Athlete
  • Former 5th grade public school classroom teacher
  • BA (Human Development and Social Policy): Northwestern University
  • M.Ed: Widener University in Pennsylvania
  • M.D.: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Callentine's Bio

 

Dr. Lainna Callentine has a great love for teaching.  She is a pediatrician, homeschool mother, and former classroom teacher with a certification in elementary education.  Dr. Callentine received her B.A. from Northwestern University where she studied in the School of Education majoring in Human Development and Social Policy while competing on a full athletic scholarship in basketball.  She is a former 5th grade classroom teacher with a masters degree in education.  She completed her M.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and trained at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL.  Dr. Callentine continues to have wonderment for the beauty of God's creation in the human body.  She left formal medicine in the E.R. to stay home and homeschool her three children.  However, she still practices her hobby of medicine at a Christian Clinic in the Chicago suburbs for the uninsured.  

Dr. Callentine has taught hands-on science in many different settings and forums.  She has spoken at a large variety of support groups, community organizations, and conventions such as the Illinois Christian Home Educators  .  She is on the board of directors for the ParentalRights.org that is seeking to defend the rights of parents through an amendment to the U.S. constitution.  Dr. Callentine is passionate about the biological sciences, children, education, families, and the God who created all things.

Dr. Callentine has overcome many obstacles in her life and has a passion to motivate and inspire others to  pursue their God-given talents. As a child, Dr. Callentine found her calling in medicine due to health issues, she was  inspired watching the doctors and nurses who cared for her in the hospital. She wanted others to be well also. As an adult, she has discovered that practicing medicine is not just healing the body but healing the spirit. She has eternal hope in that if God has called one to the task of homeschooling He will be faithful in its completion. She helps parents find the resources and understand what is available to help families achieve their full potential.

Date Created5/1/2009
Date Modified9/28/2014 3:21:06 PM
 
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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Verlainna "Lainna" Callentine and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

Disclaimer:  Balancing the Sword makes no claims about the speakers' faith, ability, materials, etc.  This speaker profile information is being provided free of charge.  Please click the links and do your own research before issuing an invitation to your conference.  Postings are subject to change.

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