My Homeschool Seminar Newcastle: Saturday – January 18th, 2020.
Do you want to be inspired and educated to be a better home educator?
Would you like to connect with a vibrant community of other parents who love their children and seek to enjoy the homeschool journey?
Would you like to nourish your mind and equip your home school with new teaching tools?
Then, join us at our My Homeschool Seminar this January!
About the Speakers
Michelle Morrow has four homeschool graduates. She discovered the Charlotte Mason way of homeschooling early on her homeschool journey. In 2017, she began My Homeschool but she has also been blogging at Homeschooling Downunder for over 10 years.
Jo Lloyd homeschools three children and favours a Classical / Charlotte Mason style of education. She is a university educator with a background in law and geography. Lately, Jo has been helping Michelle develop the My Homeschool curriculum.
Cathy McKay is currently spending herself educating six children, at home. On the fringes of life, Cathy operates a living books library. She also enjoys reading and thinking about Charlotte Mason’s ideas, especially in good company.
Program: Cultivating A Living Education
9:15am – Registration
9:30am – Welcome
9:45am – Inspired by Charlotte Mason (Jo)
An overview of the Charlotte Mason method, including the hallmarks and benefits, and how families can apply the method in a modern setting for Christian education.
10:05am – Using Living Books For Teaching (Michelle)
What are they, how to find them, when to read them, and how to make the switch from textbooks.
10:25am – Narration Practice (Jo)
The ins and outs of narration: What it is, how to do it, why we should do it; tips and tricks; an opportunity to give it a try.
10:50am – Morning Tea – Provided
11:20am– Homeschool Paperwork and Documentation (Michelle)
How to make the documentation process easy and sustainable using a few tips learnt along the way.
11:50 am – What About Spelling and Maths? (Jo)
A short session on the basic principles of teaching these two subjects in the CM method.
12:10pm – Nature Study and Nature Notebooks (Michelle and Jo)
Why and how should I do nature study and keep a Nature Notebook and an opportunity to give it a try.
12:40pm – Lunch Break – Meal Provided (1 hour)
1:40pm – Welcome Back & Giveaway
1:50pm – Parent Culture (Catherine)
What might it look like to be growing for ourselves as we nurture growth in our children?
2:30pm – Morning Time, Circle Time and Group Work (Michelle)
Teaching as a group is essential when you are teaching more than one child. Picture study, map drills, poetry and more can all be included as a group lesson; an opportunity to give it a try.
2:55pm – Preparing to Homeschool Well (Jo)
How to make meaningful and intentional goals to home educate with purpose, including some ideas on how to work out what matters most for your family and homeschool in 2020.
3:15pm – Question Time (Michelle, Jo and Cathy)
A time for sharing experiences and answering questions.
4:00 pm – Goodbye