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Ms. Angela Beddingfield:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Beddingfield, Angela

Illinois (IL)  
United States of America (US)
Workshop Presentations2013 Illinois Christian Home Educator's Annual State Convention (ICHE) (2013, IL)
2013 24th Annual Heart of Illinois Convention for Home Educators (2013, IL)
2012 Illinois Christian Home Educator's Annual State Convention (ICHE) (2012, IL)
2011 22nd Annual Heart of Illinois Convention for Home Educators (2011, IL)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

Introduction to Gifted Education
Do you have a child who absorbs materials as fast as you can give, has the capacity to work ahead of his/her average grade level, or is even bored with their current education level? Perhaps you have a child who struggles with interest in and motivation for their grade level work. You may be teaching a gifted student! Many parents homeschool gifted students. Some are aware of their child’s gifted ability while others have yet to identify this. In either case, this session will offer parents information and guidance in understanding the realm of gifted teaching and learning. Gifted students are special needs students who benefit from a learning environment geared towards their learning styles and capacities. Come to this session to get an in depth introduction for identifying, teaching, and learning styles of your gifted learner. If you have a child who has already been identified as gifted, or you have a student you think may be gifted, this session will be a help to you. Also, don’t miss the follow-up session, Homeschooling the Gifted: Resources, Ideas, & Helps.

Homeschooling the Gifted: Helps, Ideas, & Resources
Homeschooling a gifted child is vastly different than that of homeschooling your average child. Just as a delayed student has special needs and adaptions, the gifted learner also has very distinct learning patterns and needs. With the gifted population being a smaller population, as well as a less talked about and addressed population, finding resources and guidance for your gifted child can be difficult. This session will offer many resources, techniques, styles, ideas, and overall helps in homeschooling your gifted learner. We will be sharing information from how and where to go for testing and identification to enriching the gifted high school student. How do you know if your child is gifted? What do you do with a student who is finishing high school curriculum at age 14? Does your child know that he/she is gifted or feel as though they are different from their peers? Should gifted students go to college earlier? We will be answering these questions and more in this helpful session for parents working with gifted children.

Co-ops:  Help or Hindrance? Choosing Outside Activities with Discernment
We’ll look at choosing so you are able to gain the greatest benefit to your family’s education goals. We will also give information on many of the co-ops in the area.

Science Beyond Photosynthesis:  What Do I Do After Elementary Science?
Bring your epidermis & DNA, enjoy the atoms & molecules provided in our comfortable meeting rooms, and breathe in the O as you enjoy this fun session all while sipping your H2O if you wish.

Hands-On: Fly, Fly Away–Part 1
Are you ready to fly away with fun? In this class, we will investigate the power of flight. By learning and experimenting with the four principles of flight, we will learn how those principles apply in flying machines today. You will learn how to create your own airfoil, suspend a ping-pong ball diagonally in the air and keep a rocket on track!

Hands-On: Fly, Fly Away–Part 2
We may keep our feet on the ground, but we won’t do the same with our supplies. We will take the principles we learned in session one and apply them to our materials. Get ready for hands-on fun as we design our own flying machines. Will you be able to design and create a successful flying object? Sure you will, and we will have a great time doing so!

Organization and Productivity: They Really Do Go Hand in Hand
“So much to do, but so little time to do it.” Is this a phrase that has run through your mind before? Get ready to learn many great tips and ideas on how to have your family and home running smoother so that what needs to be accomplished can be done in a peaceful and simple way. Organization really does wonders for keeping balance and productivity running seamlessly in the home, and there are many fun and effective ideas on ways to make that happen easily.

Angela's Achievements
  • Homeschooling mother.
  • Licensed gifted teacher, private tutor, art and science teacher at a local homeschool co-op.
  • Teacher at Purdue University's Gifted Education Resource Institute.
  • Bachelor of Science in Bible and Elementary Education from Baptist Bible College.
  • Pursuing a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology or Gifted Education from Purdue University.
Beddingfield's Bio
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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Angela Beddingfield 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.

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