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Interested in Hosting a Workshop?

 

Choose from the following basic seminars. To arrange the date and location contact Barbara by phone at 863-676-7577 or e-mail her at queen.of.everything@juno.com.

Orientation to Homeschooling
Getting Started!

The Essentials:

  • Legal Issues
  • Educational Approaches
  • Curriculum Choices
  • Socialization
  • Local Support
  • Keeping Informed/Staying Prepared

Planning for Success:

  • Your Beliefs About Education
  • Learning Styles/Teaching Styles
  • Goal Setting/Consistency
  • Am I Doing Enough?
  • Dad's Unique Role

   

Getting it all Organized

  • Record Keeping Styles/Choices
  • A Typical Home School Day
  • Setting a Schedule Tailored to Your Family
  • Keeping Up With The Housework
  • How Do We Get It All Done?
See Private Consultation for an individual appointment.

 

Getting Ready for High School and Beyond
Options and Opportunities for the Home Schooling Family

Getting Ready

  • Graduation Requirements/Credits
  • What is Education?
  • Schooling Options/Curriculum Choices
  • On Line Classes
  • Part Time Enrollment - Public Schools
  • Vocational Training
  • Volunteering/Apprenticeship
  • Record Keeping/Establishing a Credit
  • Social Life - Transitions - Driver's License
  • Graduation Ceremonies/Celebrations

College Bound

  • College Credit
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Clep Testing
  • Advanced Placement
  • Required Tests
  • Transcripts and Portfolios
  • Finding a Match
  • Making Application/Writing an Essay
  • Scholarships/Awards/Financial Aid
  • Campus Visits
See Private Consultation for an individual appointment.

 

Project Style Learning
as an Educational Approach

Break out of the traditional box!

  • Your Beliefs about Education
  • Learning Styles/Teaching Styles
  • Project Style Learning as an Educational Approach
  • How to integrate and use project learning as curriculum and how to measure progress
  • Show and Tell -- Specific samples of what children have created/accomplished
    Project books, photography, educational board displays, public speaking posters
    Contests won and scholarships earned, leadership potential, service to the community
  • Ingredients of successful cooperative learning
  • How to establish/structure co-ops and clubs: several options presented
  • What is scouting? Project learning through Merit Badges
  • What is 4-H? Opportunities from the club level to a national level
See Private Consultation for an individual appointment.

 

Getting Ready for High School & Beyond
Be Encouraged .... You Can Do This!!!!


Come join Barb for an informal presentation with a Q&A session which will give you the opportunity to ask questions about issues most pressing or anxiety producing concerning the high school years. You may choose six of the topics from the list below, keeping in mind this is a 90 minute presentation.

Getting Ready

  • Graduation Requirements/Credits
  • What is Education?
  • Schooling Options/Curriculum Choices
  • On Line Classes
  • Part Time Enrollment - Public Schools
  • Vocational Training
  • Volunteering/Apprenticeship
  • Record Keeping/Establishing a Credit
  • Social Life/Transitions/Driver's License
  • Graduation Ceremonies/Celebrations

College Bound

  • College Credit
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Clep Testing
  • Advanced Placement
  • Required Tests
  • Transcripts and Portfolios<
  • Finding a Match
  • Making Application/Writing an Essay
  • Scholarships/Awards/Financial Aid
  • Campus Visits
See Private Consultation for an individual appointment.

 

Getting Ready for High School & Beyond
Teen Workshop

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 Designed specifically for you, the high school student, and your parents. You will be encouraged to take more responsibility for your education by being an active partner with your parents, developing a creative core curriculum, and establishing your course as a team. Home schooling through high school is a cooperative effort that takes discussion, thoroughness, and planning to achieve your goals.

  • Partner with Your Parents
  • Questions to Consider and Discuss
  • Plan for the Year
  • Develop a Creative Core
  • Credits Required for Graduation
  • Resources
  • Establish Your Goals:
    Diploma • Employment • College • Military
    Technical/Vocational Careers • Job Corps

Veteran home educator Barb Mesh will cover the topics highlighted above and answer questions throughout the session. During 15 years of home schooling, Barb used an eclectic approach to teaching and learning, relying mainly on unit studies, co-ops, project learning, community service and apprenticing, with very little use of formal textbooks. She continues to be active in the 4-H program having led a small club for 14 years. Her runner graphic son Aaron is a graduate of Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. He is presently working as a public relations coordinator for Regional Obstetric Consultants and a free lance journalist in Chattanooga, TN. Katie, her daughter, is a Philosophy major in her junior year at New College in Sarasota, Florida. 

See Private Consultation for an individual appointment.

 

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For more information about Learning at Home, email Barb Mesh at queen.of.everything@juno.com
2030 Capps Road • Lake Wales, FL 33853 • 863-676-7577