Teen Program 2015

Teen Program 2015

“Our teens will enjoy a variety of speakers and hands-on interactive workshops this year.”

Our Speakers
Teen Schedule

Our Workshops

Inquiry and Motion Workshop—Homeschool Institute of Science

The Homeschool Institute of Science promotes a reverent exploration of the natural world and the sciences. We reaffirm the compatibility of science and Christianity and we seek to bring science to life for families and their children in large part to restore a proper appreciation for and relationship with the Creator.

The events we hold and resources we promote are for the purpose of encouraging and affirming family learning and home education, to inspire and build up the next generation of scientists and engineers, to return science to its proper role of supporting a Christian worldview rather than tearing it down. HIS, Inc. is made up of a group of like-minded Christians who value exploring and discovering Creation. We love the STEM* disciplines for what they reveal about the universe and for what they reveal about our Creator. Whether studying stream ecology or electromagnetism, we stand in awe of the awesome creative power of God.


Fight Back and Win Against the Terror of Public Speaking—Barry Peters and Katie Cox

Public speaking is often listed as one of the greatest fears known to man. But it need not be so! In this workshop your student will gain skills and confidence to conquer their fear of public speaking…one small step at a time. As they are given the opportunity to practice speaking in a safe, fun, and encouraging environment, they will learn to become more effective communicators as they are given the tools to make a greater impact in the world in which they live.

The Dinosaur Hunters:

This is a fascinating look at how human nature has driven the search and discovery of dinosaur fossils. We will look at some of the intriguing people who have been driven to find these creatures, and the strange directions they took because of their world views.

Business Etiquette: In a Dog-Eat-Dog World, You’d Better Know Which Fork to Use!

You know your worth in Christ. You have integrity. There is also exceptional value to a person who has good manners, critical business etiquette and social graces. Refine those skills, stand head and shoulders above the rest and find favor with man, too. God presents opportunities which prepare us for some unexpected moment, some divine intervention, for “such a time as this.”

Living on Borrowed Time: The Nine Practices of the Proactive Parent—Steve Scheibner

As a pilot for American Airlines, Steve was very close to the events of 9/11. He was originally scheduled to be the co-pilot on AA Flight 11, the first flight to be hijacked on Sept. 11th, 2001. Through an extraordinary set of divine circumstances Steve was bumped from that flight the night before by a moresenior pilot. Now, he tells his deeply moving story of God’s providence on that terrible day in our history. Come discover why God gave Steve a second chance and now uses him to teach parents all around the world to parent with purpose and urgency as he introduces you to The Nine Practices of The Proactive Parent.


Our Speakers


Barry Peters

Mr. Barry Peters, Esq., is a member of the board of legal advisors for the Idaho Coalition of Home Educators and Christian Homeschoolers of Idaho State. His regular legal updates inform Idaho homeschoolers of challenges to their right to home educate. He also writes a column, Legal Update, for each issue of hte CHOIS Connection Magazine. Mr. Peters’ law practice, in Eagle, Idaho, specializes in the areas of real estate, estate planning, and business law. He and his wife, Res, have successfully completed home educating their two daughters.


Will Boyd

Will Boyd is the is the founder and board president of the Homeschool Institute of Science. He lives in the Palouse region of North Idaho with his wife Liz and five sons. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he earned a B.S. in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Conservation Biology. Will works as the 4-H Science Extension Associate at the University of Idaho where he coordinates K-12 educational robotics programs throughout the state. He absolutely loves encouraging and inspiring his sons and others whom he teaches to explore God’s great Creation!


Tanya Boyd

Mrs. Tanya Boyd is a fourth generation South African who was raised with a strict British influence, emphasising good manners and etiquette. She is the founding owner of Heirs and Graces Cotillion, a platform she uses to help equip teens and adults with social graces and good manners, all of which dovetail beautifully with the biblical principle of “Do to others as you would have them do to you.“ Luke 6:31 Tanya teaches ballroom, social and English Country dancing, hosting bi-monthly opportunities for wholesome dancing and lively social interaction. Her desire is to inspire young gentlemen to be honourable and chivalrous and the ladies to be appreciative and encouraging of their efforts. She is not above correcting any errant behaviour as, and when, she deems fit. She and her husband have served with Mission Aviation Fellowship for the past 24 years, with John as the President/CEO for the past 8 years.


Katie Cox

Katie Cox graduated with the Idaho Homeschool Graduation and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in History and Interpretive Speech. She dedicates herself to assisting homeschool families achieve their educational goals. She is currently teaching music, speech, Spanish and history to all ages. As a single young lady, she invests deeply in her church family, her Dad’s business, and her seven nieces and nephews.

Teen Schedule:

8:45-11:45 Teen Program
11:45-1:30 Lunch
1:30- 4:00 Teen Program
4:00-4:45 Break
4:45-6:00 Keynote*
*Friday Keynote in Main Gym, Steve Sheibner, Living on Borrowed Time. Saturday Keynote in Teen Building, Patrick Nurre, The Dinosaur Hunters

Teens will join their parents for lunch and during the afternoon break. Teens must check in at the registration desk and will be given directions on program location at that time.

Meet the Teen Speakers

Will Boyd

Steve Scheibner