Professional Development for Parent-Teachers: Education Outside the Box!

Whether your child has an interest in a video game, book series, movie, or anything else, join me to see how you can create a multidisciplinary learning experience using your child’s interests!

One of my favorite things to do, as both a teacher and a homeschooling parent, is to create a curriculum for my learner(s) based on what they already know they enjoy. My Dungeons and Dragons class is a good example of how this works: on the surface, this is just a table-top role playing game. But, if you look deeper, you’ll see many things are required to make this game work. We use storytelling, math, science, creative writing and the writing process, executive function skills, and much more each time we play. We will discuss, in depth, your child(ren)’s interests, and how we can use those to teach. From teaching math using the Pokemon card game to using a fishing trip to teach a wide range of subjects, we will see how learning does not have to happen at a desk or kitchen table. Creating lifelong learners is my passion! The best way to do this, in my opinion, is by using (positively) what already motivates the learner to encourage them to seek answers and work hard.

Because every person is different, different things motivate us and help us learn. In this workshop, we will discuss how to use your child’s interests to shape an education that’s exciting, fun, and legitimately educational.

 

Secular Homeschool Convention, Atlanta 2018
Jessica’s Biography

 

Hi! I’m a homeschooling mom of 3 and a home daycare provider. I’ve been homeschooling for about 3 years, and I realized there was a need for nontraditional schooling in my community. After sharing my lesson plans and activities with parents across the globe, I was inspired to share them online with you!