How to homeschool workshop

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. West Wyandotte Branch of the Kansas City Kansas Public Library, 1737 N 82nd, Kansas City, KS 66112. Doors open 9:00 a.m. 


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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.


Laws and Schedules and Grading….Oh, My!

Homeschooling seems legit, but is it?! We’ll be covering how to stay legal whether you are in Missouri or Kansas.  We’ll also be tackling the nitty gritty details of scheduling, grading, testing, and the seemingly big bear called a transcript!


Martha Kedrovsky, a homeschool mom for 13 years, has two delightful daughters.  Her oldest graduated from high school this past year and is now a freshman at Kansas State University.  Her youngest is a junior in high school.  Martha likes to encourage others in hopes that they can enjoy this journey as much as she does. 


Teaching Multiple Grades

‘How do you teach all of those children?’ is a common question homeschool moms are asked.  When the questioner realizes you likely don’t have a housekeeper, nanny, and personal chef, they often follow up with, “How do you get it all done?”  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 children such as dividing subject areas and encouraging independent learning. Dawn will also provide tips on organizing your children (and yourself), dealing with necessities like laundry, and managing a busy household while homeschooling.


Dawn Pittman has been homeschooling multiple grades since 2003. She and her husband, Dustin, are parents of seven by birth and adoption. Dawn enjoys encouraging parents to boldly follow the path God has for their family and for each child as an individual.


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 15, three days before the first workshop.