Hands on Homeschooling:
The Elementary Years
Jan Zeiger, M. Ed.
Topics to be Discussed
Benefits of Homeschooling
The Portfolio Evaluation
The seminar will be geared towards parents who are new to homeschooling and those who are just considering it. Jan will talk about the portfolio evaluation as well as different approaches to homeschooling and tips for providing children with meaningful learning experiences. The seminar may also be of interest to more experienced homeschooling parents who are hoping to learn more about incorporating hands-on learning into their daily schedule.
A bound collection of inspirational and informative homeschooling articles and handouts will be distributed to attendees. Please bring a $5 donation to cover the cost of the materials and venue.
More than 150 Usborne Books will be on display at 6:30 and after the seminar for those who are interested in learning more about these wonderful books for children. Consultants will be available to help you. There is absolutely no purchase necessary to attend the seminar.
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Jan Zeiger, Homeschool Consultant & Evaluator
Jan recommends an eclectic approach to homeschooling that provides opportunities for hands-on, real-life learning, as well as more traditional educational experiences. The mother of two encourages parents to keep long-term goals for their children in mind when making educational decisions. These goals might include a great sense of self, a lifelong love for learning, and a strong academic foundation.
Jan has completed hundreds of portfolio evaluations and has written articles about homeschooling for local and national publications. She has contributed to her local homeschool community through seminars at Spark Family Enrichment Center as well as her work as a "Field Trip Coordinator" and mentor. She has 5 years experience homeschooling her own children and managed several groups during this time. Her oldest child currently attends a magnet school in Seminole County, and her youngest has recently returned to homeschooling.
Jan completed her BA and Master's degrees in Elementary Education at the University of Florida and has taught for eight years in Central Florida (in both public and private school). She has been assisting families who are new to homeschooling as well as more experienced families since 2006. She currently serves as a language arts teacher of eighth graders, consulting with homeschooling families on a part-time basis. While passionate about home education, Jan is dedicated to meeting the individual needs of her students as a public school teacher. She recently earned her administrative certification and hopes to move into a leadership position in the near future.