Workshop Outline – CLP

I. INTRODUCTION

A. Self

B. Description of process

1. A Thomas Jefferson Education model

a. but that model focuses on classical education model of learning with an unschooling approach

b. mine is an organic model of learning with a supportive mentor approach (it is not program-based, but individual-driven)

2. Collaboration is a key ingredient to individualizing learning path

a. If you’re not doing it with the child, you’re doing it to the child

b. Partnership vs. Ownership

3. Distinct stages naturally occurred every 3 years

a. one year to realize not working

b. one year to refigure

c. one year to get it right

d. repeat

C. Purpose for writing out process

1. To show the full picture of how an organic process to learning “covers all the bases”

2. To show how gifts can still be the primary focus

3. To help myself and others be prepared to shift more easily and with confidence

II. COLABORATIVE LEARNING PROCESS

A. The Temperament Stage (Ages 2-4)

1. Point out how everyone goes through this natural (organic) stage

2. Foundational function

3. My parental role

4. Resources used

B. The Learning Style Discovery Stage (Ages 5-7)

1. These organic stages continue if free to be expressed

2. Foundational function

3. My parental role (60 them/30 support/10 gentle nudging)

4. How I implemented my role

5. Resources used

6. How it looked with my children

a. own initiative/encouragement chart

b. process chart by subject and stage

C. The Exploration Stage (Ages 8-10)

1. Foundational function

2. My parental role (60 them/30 support/10 by invitation)

3. How I implemented my role

4. Resources used

5. How it looked with my children

a. own initiative/encouragement chart

b. process chart by subject and stage

D. The Collaborative Learning Stage (Ages 11-13)

1. Foundational function

2. My parental role (60 them/30 I steer goals/10 process-shift)

3. How I implemented my role

4. Resources used

5. How it looked with my children

a. own initiative/encouragement chart

b. process chart by subject and stage

c. vocabulary/spelling/grammar – example of 30%

E. The Gift Focus Stage (Ages 14-16)

1. Foundational function

2. My parental role (60 them/30 combo goals/10 counsel needs)

3. How I implemented my role

4. Resources used

5. How it looked with my children

a. primary/secondary focus chart

b. connects back to own initiation in discovery stages

F. The Transitional Stage (Ages 17-19)

1. Foundational function

2. My parental role (60 them/30 them goals/10 counsel support)

3. How I implemented my role

4. Resources used

5. How it looked with my children

III. CONCLUSION