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Mrs. Barbara Mesh:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details


Name  

Address



Phone
Email
Mesh, Barbara "Barb"

2030 Capps Road
Lake Wales, Florida (FL)  33853
United States of America (US)

863-676-7577
queen.of.everything@juno.com
Website(s) http://www.learningathome.org
http://chattablogs.com/barb/
Workshop Presentations2012 FPEA Tampa Bay Homeschool Conference & Expo (2012, FL)
2012 P.A.C.E. Book Fair and Workshops (2012, FL)
2010 Coastal Florida Curriculum Fair (CFCF) (2010, FL)
Specialties
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

An Orientation to Homeschooling in Florida
A must for all new and prospective homeschoolers, this informative workshop, presented by veteran homeschooler, Barb Mesh, will map out the requirements and give you tips on how to get started in your homeschooling adventure. If you are considering homeschooling or just getting started, you won’t want to miss this information packed seminar.
 

Orientation to Homeschooling:  Getting Started!

The Essentials:

    * Legal Issues
    * Educational Approaches
    * Curriculum Choices
    * Socialization
    * Local Support
    * Keeping Informed/Staying Prepared
   
Planning for Success:

    * Your Beliefs About Education
    * Learning Styles/Teaching Styles
    * Goal Setting/Consistency
    * Am I Doing Enough?
    * Dad's Unique Role
   
Getting it all Organized

    * Record Keeping Styles/Choices
    * A Typical Home School Day
    * Setting a Schedule Tailored to Your Family
    * Keeping Up With The Housework
    * How Do We Get It All Done?

Getting Ready For High School and Beyond:  Options and Opportunities for the Home Schooling Family

Getting Ready

    * Graduation Requirements/Credits
    * What is Education?
    * Schooling Options/Curriculum Choices
    * On Line Classes
    * Part Time Enrollment - Public Schools
    * Vocational Training
    * Volunteering/Apprenticeship
    * Record Keeping/Establishing a Credit
    * Social Life - Transitions - Driver's License
    * Graduation Ceremonies/Celebrations
   
College Bound

    * College Credit
    * Dual Enrollment
    * Clep Testing
    * Advanced Placement
    * Required Tests
    * Transcripts and Portfolios
    * Finding a Match
    * Making Application/Writing an Essay
    * Scholarships/Awards/Financial Aid
    * Campus Visits

Project Style Learning as an Educational Approach
Break out of the traditional box!

    * Your Beliefs about Education
    * Learning Styles/Teaching Styles
    * Project Style Learning as an Educational Approach
    * How to integrate and use project learning as curriculum and how to measure progress
    * Show and Tell -- Specific samples of what children have created/accomplished
      Project books, photography, educational board displays, public speaking posters
      Contests won and scholarships earned, leadership potential, service to the community
    * Ingredients of successful cooperative learning
    * How to establish/structure co-ops and clubs: several options presented
    * What is scouting? Project learning through Merit Badges
    * What is 4-H? Opportunities from the club level to a national level


Getting Ready for High School & Beyond:  Be Encouraged .... You Can Do This!!!!
Come join Barb for an informal presentation with a Q&A session which will give you the opportunity to ask questions about issues most pressing or anxiety producing concerning the high school years. You may choose six of the topics from the list below, keeping in mind this is a 90 minute presentation.
Getting Ready

    * Graduation Requirements/Credits
    * What is Education?
    * Schooling Options/Curriculum Choices
    * On Line Classes
    * Part Time Enrollment - Public Schools
    * Vocational Training
    * Volunteering/Apprenticeship
    * Record Keeping/Establishing a Credit
    * Social Life/Transitions/Driver's License
    * Graduation Ceremonies/Celebrations

   
College Bound

    * College Credit
    * Dual Enrollment
    * Clep Testing
    * Advanced Placement
    * Required Tests
    * Transcripts and Portfolios<
    * Finding a Match
    * Making Application/Writing an Essay
    * Scholarships/Awards/Financial Aid
    * Campus Visits


Getting Ready for High School & Beyond (Teen Workshop)
Designed specifically for you, the high school student, and your parents. You will be encouraged to take more responsibility for your education by being an active partner with your parents, developing a creative core curriculum, and establishing your course as a team. Home schooling through high school is a cooperative effort that takes discussion, thoroughness, and planning to achieve your goals.

    * Partner with Your Parents
    * Questions to Consider and Discuss
    * Plan for the Year
    * Develop a Creative Core
    * Credits Required for Graduation
    * Resources
    * Establish Your Goals:
      Diploma • Employment • College • Military
      Technical/Vocational Careers • Job Corps

Veteran home educator Barb Mesh will cover the topics highlighted above and answer questions throughout the session. During 15 years of home schooling, Barb used an eclectic approach to teaching and learning, relying mainly on unit studies, co-ops, project learning, community service and apprenticing, with very little use of formal textbooks. She continues to be active in the 4-H program having led a small club for 14 years. Her runner graphic son Aaron is a graduate of Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. He is presently working as a public relations coordinator for Regional Obstetric Consultants and a free lance journalist in Chattanooga, TN. Katie, her daughter, is a Philosophy major in her junior year at New College in Sarasota, Florida.

How To Create a Home School Transcript ~Your Way ~
Does the task of summarizing all your teen's accomplishments over four years and placing them on one transcript sound distressing? Take heart! This workshop will help give shape and form to your non traditional classes and experiences as well as how to place traditional courses on a transcript.Basic instruction is provided for giving titles and labels to classes and establishing credit. Barb's assistance results in a document written in the traditional language understood by "the system". Calculating a GPA, required tests and issuing  diploma will also be covered.

Barbara's Achievements
  • Homeschooling mother for 15 years.
  • Co-Founder:  Homeschoolers on the Ridge (home schooling support group)
  • Volunteer guidance counselor for Cambridge Study Center in Lakeland, Florida
  • Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Florida State University
Mesh's Bio
Date Created11/3/2008 11:44:12 PM
Date Modified1/22/2013 3:31:08 PM
 
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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Barbara "Barb" Mesh and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

Disclaimer:  Balancing the Sword makes no claims about the speakers' faith, ability, materials, etc.  This speaker profile information is being provided free of charge.  Please click the links and do your own research before issuing an invitation to your conference.  Postings are subject to change.

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