Why You Want Kristy for Your Event
- Since 2015, has been a part of the HSLDA Special Needs team, helping to make homeschooling possible through unique circumstances.
- She currently co-leads a growing homeschool mom support group of nearly 300 members and enjoys the unique challenges that brings many new families to homeschooling.
- She is enthusiastic about technology and utilizing it well for homeschool success.
- She combines her personal and professional experiences with special needs to help parents understand how homeschooling is possible for all who desire it.
- Kristy brings an eclectic mix of teaching experience from public, virtual and homeschooling to propel her love of individualized education.
Kristy’s workshops are offered as a free service to the homeschooling community. She simply requests that all her travel and related expenses be covered. In addition, she requests a complimentary exhibit booth (if speaking at a state or regional homeschool conference).
Creating a Tech-Centric Home School
Do you find yourself watching technology whiz by and feel like you can’t keep up? Do you want to integrate technology into your home school but aren’t quite sure where to start? In this workshop, you’ll learn how technology can make homeschooling more fun, productive and relevant for the future! Kristy shares tips, tools and resources to get you started right away! Length: 60 min (75 with Q&A)
You Can Homeschool Your Struggling Learner—And We Can Help!
This workshop provides an overview of HSLDA’s Struggling Learner / Special Needs Department and the many resources we provide to both members and non-members. Kristy shares diagnostic checklists for struggling learners, discusses common roadblocks homeschooling parents face (and how to navigate around them), and shares strategies for achieving success with your children who learn differently. Length: 60 min (75 with Q&A)
Developing and Drafting SEPs (Student Education Plans)
Does your child have a learning disability or severe special needs? Have you pulled your child out of public school where he used to have an IEP (individual education plan)? Participants of this workshop learn the purposes and benefits of an SEP
(student education plan), the homeschool version of an IEP. This workshop also provides guidance on drafting an SEP. Participants look at sample student education plans and receive a template of a Student Education Plan as well as a resource
list of books that will assist them in drafting their own homeschool student education plan. Length: 60 min (75 with Q&A)
Teaching Struggling Learners at Home: Nuts and Bolts for Success
This workshop offers practical resources, lists of materials, and curricula to equip you as you work with a struggling learner in your homeschool. Kristy explains multi-sensory teaching methods, direct instruction, modeled teaching, and “scaffolding”
instruction. She also shares ideas for designing a unique home instruction program tailored to your child’s specific challenges. Length: 60 min (75 with Q&A)
A Working Homeschooling Mom IRL: Your Guide to Getting It Done
Kristy combines her 13 years of personal experiences of being a FT working, homeschooling mom and active duty military wife of multiples! How do you prioritize? Do you know what it takes to get all those jobs done? There are secrets to managing home, work and homeschooling and still enjoying all of them! Length: 60 min (75 with Q&A)