How to homeschool workshop

These workshops have already occurred during the 2017-2018 school year. Stay tuned for our next “How to Homeschool” workshop coming in August of 2018.  

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the West Wyandotte branch of the Kansas City Kansas Public Library, 1737 N 82nd, Kansas City, KS 66112. Doors open 9:00 a.m. Check out our Facebook Event page

Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Carmack Community Room, Central Resource branch of the Johnson County Public Library, 9875 W 87th St, Overland Park, KS 66212. Doors open 9:00 a.m. Check out our Facebook Event page

Saturday, September 9, 2017, 12-1 pm at the Linwood Community Library, 19649 Linwood Road (Hwy 32), Linwood, Kansas 66052 Check out our Facebook Event page

All parents interested in homeschooling are welcome! Learn from experienced homeschool veterans as they share from personal experience, answer your questions and encourage you in your educational journey.

No childcare is available because of limited space. Please make arrangements for children younger than 13 years.

Workshop sessions

How to Homeschool: Beginning the Journey

Beginning any endeavor well is a key to long-term success. Let Micah and Johanna Gelatt help you set expectations, meet legal requirements, tailor curriculum, and choose philosophies for your unique family. You will leave with resources and confidence to begin or continue your homeschool journey.

Micah and Johanna have seven children ages 1 to 15 years and have been homeschooling for over a decade.

Organizing My Family, Home, Time, and School Records

Is there a way to get my family ready for this change? Is there a way to make my house “homeschool friendly”? Is there time for household chores? How do I organize my day with schoolwork for more than one child? How do I handle interruptions like the phone, media, or life just happening? What records do I need to keep?

Martha Kedrovsky is the mom of two daughters and has been homeschooling for 12 years.   Her ideas are designed to encourage you in finding solutions that will work for you.

Teaching Multiple Grades

‘How do you teach all of those children?’ is perhaps the second most common question homeschooling mothers are asked. In this workshop, you will learn to shift your thinking  from ‘school’ to a ‘family learning’ approach, and you will receive practical ideas for teaching multiple grades. Topics covered will include how to organize your children (and yourself), approach different subject areas, and encourage independent learning.

Dawn Pittman has been homeschooling multiple grades since 2003. She and her husband, Dustin, live in rural Johnson County and have been blessed with seven children who range in age from 24 to 8. Dawn enjoys encouraging other parents to answer the call to homeschool and to continue the journey through high school graduation.

September 9, 2017, from 12-1 pm at the Linwood Community Library

No Backpack Required: Homeschooling Tips and Tricks

Whether you are simply curious or have committed to educating your children at home, come learn how families accomplish academics and a whole lot more. You will leave with resources to begin or enhance your homeschool journey.

Rose Gerringer began home educating her five children in 1996. Her family now includes in laws and grandkids as well as two high schoolers.


Businesses or services serving homeschoolers are welcome to bring flyers to the location on Saturday from 9:00 – 9:30 a.m., the day of the workshop, or mail the flyers to the MPE office at PO Box 14391, Lenexa, KS 66285 to arrive Wednesday, August 2, three days before the first workshop.