How to homeschool workshop

Our next “How to Homeschool” Workshop will be 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Antioch Library Meeting Room (8700 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Merriam, KS 66202). Join our Facebook event here.

All parents interested in homeschooling are welcome (no need to register)! 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.

Please park in the west parking lot behind the Shell station.

Workshop sessions

How to Homeschool: Beginning the Journey

Beginning any endeavor well is a key to long-term success. Let Rose Gerringer 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.

Rose has five children ages 26 to 14 and is beginning her 21st year as a home educator.

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?

Kathy Roggow is the mother of three young adults who were homeschooled K-12 and grandmother to ten. (Two families have started their homeschool journey.) 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 23 to 7. Dawn enjoys encouraging other parents to answer the call to homeschool and to continue the journey through high school graduation.


Businesses or services serving homeschoolers are welcome to bring flyers to the location on Friday, the day before the workshop, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. during setup or Saturday, the day of the workshop, between 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. You may also mail the flyers to the MPE office at PO Box 14391, Lenexa, KS 66285 to arrive before Wednesday, three days before the workshop.