Introduction to Homeschooling Webinar

Thinking of taking the plunge into homeschooling?

Join us for an online conversation:
Wednesday, April 1, 7 pm
Are you considering homeschooling? Curious to know how it really works?

This is the session for you if…
-your children are nearing school age, and you’re looking at options.
-the traditional school model isn’t working for your family, and you want to know what else is out there.
-you’re just curious and feel drawn to homeschooling but need a final confirmation.

Join us for an online Q & A session with a panel of experienced homeschooling parents.

If you have specific questions you would like addressed, please let us know when you register here.

Login via Zoom using the link below.

 This event is free and all are welcome.

Panelists include:

Rachael Fecyk-Lamb has been homeschooling her nine year old son “from the beginning” and also previously homeschooled four nephews. She has worked as a teacher in Canada and overseas, and currently works as a teacher educator at the University of Manitoba. Rachael and her family enjoy playing, coaching and watching soccer, and her free time is often spent volunteering as a soccer coach and director in her community. Rachael has been a member of the MASH Advisory Team since 2015, and she is passionate about understanding ‘alternative education’ methods and having the freedom to explore these.

Rebecca Hiebertand her partner, Sheldon, have been homeschooling for ten years, across a number of cities in North America. Their three kids use an eclectic homeschooling style that leaves room for their interest in music. Now that her family has finally settled in Winnipeg, she is excited to be part of MASH in order to help support homeschooling families in the greater Winnipeg area. Rebecca has a background in teaching and enjoys knitting and playing music with her kids.

Mariah Mailman has taken a developmental approach to parenting and education from the start with her two children. She interweaves different styles of learning and homeschooling including focused projects at home and activities in the neighbourhood. Along with her partner, Micah, they love playing outside, story time, drawing, and seasonal celebrations. Through MASH she’s made new friends and found new resources, and she’s enthusiastic to take an active role in supporting a thriving homeschooling community.

Panel host:

Jennifer Gehmanis a veteran homeschooling mother of five children. Her oldest three graduated from homeschooling directly into university. One has now graduated from Red River and is currently self-employed full-time in communications. The other two are taking honours programs at the University of Winnipeg in theatre and writing. Her fourth son attended public high school for grade 12, graduated with honours, and is now studying biochemistry at UW. Her fourteen-year-old is still learning in the living room.

She has worked with the homeschooling Shakespearean theatre troupes, Such Stuff Players and Knavish Hedgehogs, founded and run several homeschooling support groups and been active with MASH for over 10 years! She is a co-founder of Wildwood Curriculum and a certified facilitator at the Neufeld Institute, both focusing on the developmental aspects of childhood and education. She holds a Bachelor of Education from bygone days and while she looks forward to pursuing more education alongside her young adults, she is saddened that this beautiful home education adventure is drawing to its end. 

Photo by Nikola Radojcic on Unsplash