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When “Learning” Becomes “School”: Supporting Parents Educating Young Children at Home

When “Learning” Becomes “School”: Supporting Parents Educating Young Children at Home

The pandemic has derailed the schooling plans for many Millennial parents with young children. How can libraries support parents who have suddenly become home- or hybrid-school teachers to their children? In this three-part series, you’ll learn about the home-schooling ecosystem and:

  • Parent motivation, preparation, support
  • NYS requirements, curriculums, testing
  • Scalable library services to home-school families
  • Homeschooling realities from a panel of insider librarian-homeschool parents
  • How your colleagues are serving this newly robust community
How can libraries support parents who have suddenly become home- or hybrid-school teachers to their children?

Join Us For a 3-Part Series

Join us for all three or individual sessions by registering below.

Session 1: Sept 2, 1:00-2:30

Webinar--Hear from an Expert

The pandemic has complicated traditional educational options and made nontraditional choices, like homeschooling, more appealing. Is your library strategically prepared to assist the growing community of homeschooling families? Join Deanna McGregor, Homeschool Liaison Librarian, to learn why some families choose the path of homeschooling, New York State requirements, available resources, and how libraries can meet multiple literacy needs of families homeschooling young children.

Speaker: Deanna Gregory, MILS, is the Homeschool Liaison Librarian for Liverpool Public Library in Liverpool, NY. Deanna brings experience from homeschooling her own children and directing a community based academic co-operative to her work, where she enjoys creating opportunities for library staff to connect with the homeschool community.

Session 2: Sept 9, 10:30-12

Webinar with a Panel of Peers

Hear from a varied panel of library colleagues sharing their unique perspectives as homeschool parents and library service providers. What do homeschool parents want? What is a reasonable level of service for the library to offer? What approaches work to identify and have a dialogue about any differences? Sure to be informative and lively!

Session 3: Oct 14, 10:30-12

Webinar--Home- and Hybrid-schooling Library Idea Swap

Now that we have a month of the school year under our belt, what challenges are we facing in supporting home- and hybrid-school families – those following the school’s curriculum but not sending kids into the classroom? We’ll identify trends, share concerns and ideas, and highlight our new homeschooling webpage!

After registering you will be sent info on how to connect virtually to each session.

As always if you have any questions please contact any of us.

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