Christopherus  Homeschool Resources Conference
Aug
9
to Aug 11

Christopherus Homeschool Resources Conference

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Donna Simmons from Christopheus Homeschool Resources will be offering a weekend workshop in Spring Valley, NY. This is a beginner’s conference, introducing people to important aspects of Waldorf education and how to work with this at home. The conference is mainly geared toward those Waldorf parents who have found themselves contemplating homeschooling. However, as the focus is mainly on working out of Waldorf pedagogy in the home, all homeschoolers interested in Christopherus’ approach are welcome.

Topics include: Meeting the Needs of Children and Teens in the 21C, An Overview of Child Development: Birth—Teen years, Self-Development as a Parent, From Classroom to Home -- So How Does One Actually Do This?, The Twelve Senses and Four Temperaments at Home, and Each Homeschool is Unique: ‘No School at Home!’. See Program Details for more specifics on the conference program.

This is a very last minute conference and as such there is no one to go to with questions. Donna is moving from WI to NY and will be on vacation until the day of the conference! People must be self organized! Thank you for understanding.

This conference might be followed by a grades conference in the Fall in Upstate NY or perhaps in Spring Valley.

Everyone who is interested in what Christopherus can offer to Waldorf homeschoolers is welcome to attend.

No registration is necessary. Please refer to the Christopherus Homeschool Resources Conference site for more information regarding housing, food and other details.


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Exploring the Richness of Learning Alternatives - workshop with Jon McAlice & Kristin Buckbee
Aug
3
9:00 AM09:00

Exploring the Richness of Learning Alternatives - workshop with Jon McAlice & Kristin Buckbee

With so many families turning toward homeschooling, we can see this as an opportunity to approach education creatively and collaboratively. Home-based learning offers the possibility for drawing upon a rich tableau of daily life experiences to provide a foundation for your child’s learning path. Through shifting our ideas around education and what it’s been, we can offer something unique to the moment.

In this workshop, we will be covering and exploring teaching practices that support both your children and your lifestyle, as well as different educational experiences and content based on your children’s needs. We will also begin to look at forms and develop practices for those interested in building collaborative learning communities.

It is recommended that participants have previously attended a homeschool 101 workshop, or have made contact with someone who has for answers to all their practical questions beforehand. We will encourage folks to connect over the lunch break to answer these kinds of questions, but the focus of this workshop is primarily on exploring educational alternatives, community learning forms and building social fabric.  We will break for lunch. You are welcome to bring your own; there are also local options for eating out.  We ask that you arrive 10 minutes early so that we can start on time.

Jon McAlice and Kristin Buckbee have years of experience working creatively with mixed age homeschool groups and alternative educational forms. They are both members of Center for Contextual Studies, an organization that offers teacher development work and research colloquia.

Cost $60-80  (please let me know if you need help with the cost)

Location: Random Harvest, 1785 NY-23 Craryville, NY
Registration: please email Kristin Buckbee.

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Building collaborative learning forms and community-with Kristin Buckbee
Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

Building collaborative learning forms and community-with Kristin Buckbee

In this workshop we will explore teaching creatively and begin to look at and develop collaborative working forms for parents interested in building community together. It is recommended that participants have previously attended a homeschool 101 workshop, or have made contact with someone who has for answers to all their practical questions beforehand.

Location: Philmont Public Library, 101 Main St, Philmont, NY 12565

Registration: Email Kristin Buckbee at kbuckb@gmail.com

 
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Homeschool 101 with Kristin Buckbee
Jul
30
6:00 PM18:00

Homeschool 101 with Kristin Buckbee

This workshop will focus on practical, legal pictures regarding filing paperwork, deadlines, regulations and working cooperatively with other families and tutors. Organizing collaborative homeschool programs, building a network of support.

Location: Philmont Public Library, 101 Main St, Philmont, NY 12565

Registration: email Kristin Buckbee at kbuckb@gmail.com

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Homeschooling Workshop with Kristin Buckbee (Ulster County)
Jul
21
to Jul 22

Homeschooling Workshop with Kristin Buckbee (Ulster County)

(Please note: Although you are welcome to attend only one day of this workshop, it is one workshop split over two days with different content offered each session.)

The first session will focus on practical pictures regarding filing paperwork, deadlines, regulations and working cooperatively with other families and tutors. Organizing collaborative homeschool programs, building a network of support. Sharing resources that will support a legal understanding.

The second session will focus more on approaching the work of homeschooling children with creativity and flexibility. How to do it if you work part time or full time, how to tap into your daily rhythms to support learning, how to utilize resources in your community...generally exploring learning out of life. How we can approach this situation as an opportunity to build community and pioneer new forms in education.

Dates: Sunday, July 21, 4-6:30pm and Monday, July 22, 5:30-8pm
Location: 2821 Route 209 in Kingston (Stone Ridge) - across from the Marbletown in, and just south of the Audi dealership. Same building as Paris Perry, DDS.

Registration: please email Kristin Buckbee.

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Homeschooling 101 - workshops with Kristin Buckbee FRIDAY CANCELED
Jul
11
to Jul 12

Homeschooling 101 - workshops with Kristin Buckbee FRIDAY CANCELED

(Please note: This workshop is happening over two back-to-back evenings. The content will be the same both nights, so please choose one.)

New to homeschooling and don’t know where to start?  Feeling overwhelmed?  This workshop will ease your fears and help you figure out the next steps to take to begin your homeschooling journey.  This workshop will cover information on how to file paperwork, meet deadlines and keep records.  We will also be exploring how to structure life around schooling, tapping into the resources in the community, working collaboratively and exploring cooperative forms.

Kristin Buckbee has years of experience as a teacher, homeschool cooperative creator and working with mixed-aged homeschool groups.  She is a mother of two young children.

Dates:  Thursday, July 11 & Friday, July 12 from 6-8 pm PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FRIDAY WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED. IT MIGHT BE SCHEDULED AT A LATER TIME IF THERE IS STILL INTEREST. PLEASE EMAIL KRISTIN BUCKBEE (SEE BELOW) IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING.
Location: Carriage House at Free Columbia, Maple Avenue, Philmont, New York
Suggested donation: $15-$25
Registration:  please email Kristin Buckbee.

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