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Mr. Steve Grutzius:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



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Grutzius, Steve

16620 Grant Avenue
Orland Park, Illinois (IL)  60467
United States of America (US)

Keynote Presentations2013 Illinois Christian Home Educator's Annual State Convention (ICHE) (2013, IL)
Featured Presentations2011 Illinois Christian Home Educator's Annual State Convention (ICHE) (2011, IL)
2010 Illinois Christian Home Educator's Annual State Convention (ICHE) (2010, IL)
2009 Illinois Christian Home Educator's Annual State Convention (ICHE) (2009, IL)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

Homeschooling 101
Every year we are asked dozens of questions by families just trying to sort through what this homeschooling phenomenon is all about. We have put together a panel presentation based on ICHE's years of experience helping families launch into the new adventure of homeschooling. We cover some legal basics and the nuts-n-bolts of how a homeschool day can work. We also give you some framework for sorting through the maze of seemingly endless curriculum choices. All of this is blanketed by ICHE's vision for striving to make Christ the Lord of our homes, and passing on that vision to our children. So, whether you have little ones not quite ready for 1st grade, or whether you are thinking about pulling your teenager out of high school for the very first time, we will do our best to answer as many of your questions as we can.

The Heart of Reformation: Experiencing God’s Transforming Power in Your Family
Reformation goes beyond Martin Luther. Take a closer look at the principles of the Reformation that can be applied to our everyday lives. Catch the Biblical vision for transforming your life and family from complacency to faith and hope. This session is designed for parents and young adults who want to live an intentional life for the glory of God and the building of His Kingdom.

Homeschooling 101: Help! I’ve Decided to Homeschool! (With Jeffrey Lewis and Sandi Grutzius)
After making the decision to homeschool, getting started is the next big step. This workshop will lay a biblical foundation and vision for homeschooling, review the law in Illinois for education at home, and discuss practical ways to get started and choose curriculum. Learn how to homeschool! Bring your questions, get answers and start your homeschool journey!

Homeschooling 201: The 50,000 Mile Tune-Up (With Sandi Grutzius)
Steve and Sandi present this workshop with a creative overview to bring fresh ideas to those moving forward in their homeschooling journey. Learn creative ways to homeschool using the Charlotte Mason Method, unit studies, field trips and vacations in the teaching process. Discover simple ways to include homeschooling dads in a BIG way as well as incorporate the older homeschool students into the learning process of the younger ones. Challenge your thinking outside the box!

Equipping Your Children to Thrive in a Contrary Culture
Children must be equipped to engage and transform culture rather than be assimilated into it. Join Steve in learning how to prepare your children to thrive in a culture such as ours. A survey of the lives of Noah and Lot reveal basic principles that will help both parents and children to confront culture rather than conform to it.

Advanced Education Beyond High School in the 21st Century (With Sandi Grutzius)
Join Steve and Sandi in answering the question, “Can you ‘homeschool’ after high school?” This workshop is designed to share creative and challenging resources to continue homeschooling at the advanced educational level. We are at the beginning of one of the greatest periods of opportunity ever in human history that has unearthed possibilities unlike anything ever seen before. If you are homeschooling through high school, why stop there?! Find out more!

Family Economics: A Vision for Productivity in the Home
This session will take a look at the balance of production and consumption, living debt-free, and transforming each member of your family from a consumer to a producer. Basic Biblical economics will be discussed as well as the fallacies our current economic system is built upon. Learn how to turn your home into a productive family economic unit that is able to withstand tough economic times. This is a session for the whole family!

Steve's Achievements
  • Homeschooling father since 2000.
  • ICHE board member since 2006.
  • Vice President of Investments at a Chicago banking firm.
  • Teaching elder in a family-integrated church.
Grutzius's Bio

Steve is married to Sandi, with whom he sometimes speaks.

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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Steve Grutzius 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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