Homeschool 101: Supporting New Parents on their Homeschool Journey

  • Four Sessions: From 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday:
    February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16
  • Instructor: Charlotte Dungan
  • Location: Dimensions Family School
  • Cost: DFS full and program members $100, nonmembers $120
    (spouses and grandparents that help with schooling attend free)
  • Register: Online through RecDesk
  • Description: Are you considering homeschooling?  Are you just starting out and need support to ensure you are homeschooling well?  This class will take you from the absolute basics of meeting state requirements through best practices, creating a schedule, and developing family rhythm that works for your unique family.  Community resources will be explored and advanced topics like creating social opportunities and cooperatives will be explored.  The class meets four times over several months to help you overcome challenges at each step of your journey, from new homeschooler to successful and confident homeschooling family!  (Need childcare to attend? Let us know!)

 Leading Youth: Small Group, Co-Op, and Classroom Management

  • When: February 18 AND April 1 from 9:00 am -11:00 am
  • Instructor: Charlotte Dungan
  • Location: Dimensions Family School
  • Cost: DFS full and program members $20, non-members $40
  • Register: Online through RecDesk
  • Description: Are you leading small groups of young people and would like hands-on strategies for great learning experiences that move beyond ice breakers and simple crowd control?  If so, this class is for you!  Our first week, we will discuss strategies for designing great learning experiences.  Then, you’ll go out and apply them before coming back a second week to tweak those experiences and implement additional techniques to make your time with students both productive and engaging! (Need childcare to attend? Let us know!)

Dimensions Family School Basics

  • When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Instructor: Charlotte Dungan
  • Location: Dimensions Family School
  • Description: DFS Basics is a mandatory class for all teachers and highly recommended for all parents to get an overview of our philosophy, including safety procedures and an orientation to our facility. If you want to know about how DFS works, take this class!

Universal Design for Learning: Tools for Success for ALL Learners

  • When: April 22 from 9:00 am -11:00 am
  • Instructor: Charlotte Dungan
  • Location: Dimensions Family School
  • Cost: DFS full and program members $20, non-members $40
  • Register: Online through RecDesk
  • Description: Do you have a child that is quirky in some way? Do they approach reading from a unique angle or have an aversion to numbers?  Does your child have a speech delay, hearing impairment or other physical disability?  Do you have a child with high functioning Autism or ADHD?  This class will introduce you to a toolkit for reaching a diverse set of learners.  If you have multiple children that learn in vastly different ways, this class will give you tools to make your lessons work for all different kinds of learning styles and ages without re-creating all of your lessons from scratch for each child!  **This class was designed in conjunction with the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Universal Design for Learning faculty** (Need childcare to attend? Let us know!)