Think outside the box, learn outside the classroom.

A 3-day online event to help parents navigate the uncertainty of this coming school year

This event was live July 26-28. Sign up for our next summit's waitlist by clicking the button below:

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Educating your kids is not all fun and games.

Planning for the future has never been more difficult. The stakes are high and trusting strangers with your greatest and most loved investments is getting harder and harder to stomach.

You’re trying your best, but you know you could be doing more to prepare them for life.

Maybe you're...

...unsure you can give your child the exposure to knowledge and the tutoring they need

...paralyzed at having to organize all the subjects and experiences you want your child to have

...just plain overwhelmed by the multitude of important choices and decisions

It is okay if you are feeling this way! You certainly aren't the only parent wondering what in the world to do when the world feels like it's spinning out of control.

You are in control of your child’s education, and you aren’t alone.

We created The Stay Out of School Summit to help parents

STOP acting out of fear and START making a plan of action

so that their children can grow into praiseworthy adults.

15 experts over 3 days will teach you how you can:

identify your child's strengths and interests

form a plan to equip your child for their life

know where to find the tools to start executing on that plan

It’s time for you to take the reins and learn how to make the most of your time with your child. You won’t always be there for them.

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Meet Your Hosts

Paul Aspen founded Civilized Animal Productions to tie ancient wisdom and modern methods together in an effort to deliver the best educational tools and supporting resources possible.

He married Jordan, a homeschooled artisan, so that their breadth of experience could support that vision—from university classroom to sewing circle and beyond.

The foundation for all education is parents working with their children. It defines how children respect and interact with every other potential tutor. Explore the tools we have to help your child become a mature, responsible adult you’ll be proud of.

Our goal is to empower parents, teachers, and experts to all work together—and with the children!

The Details

When

The Stay Out of School Summit ran from July 26-28 with a variety of presentations to choose from each day.

Where

We don't know about you, but we prefer to leave our house as little as possible these days! You can tune into the summit from anywhere with Internet access.

Presentations

Presentations will be about an hour long. Each presenter will provide you with a worksheet to follow along with so you can make your action plan while tuning in. The presentations will be available for 24 hours to encourage you to stop waiting for the right time and start creating a game plan for your child’s education right away alongside hundreds of other parents.

Community

You’ll also have access to a private Facebook group where we share resources, build relationships, and encourage one another.

VIP Tickets

After registering, you will have the opportunity to upgrade to a VIP ticket. These options are designed to help you get the most out of everything included in the summit, from simply being able to take your time going through all the presentations to giveaway entries and other bonuses.

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Not your average online summit

There are a lot of summits, trainings, and workshops out there. What makes this one different?

This summit was created specifically for parents who are trying to figure out what path to take this school year and beyond. This isn't just a collection of general parenting advice or another “homeschool” summit. We selected every single presentation with the uncertainty of current circumstances in mind.

Whether you plan to homeschool, want to send your kids to school, or something in between, this summit will help you chart your course. The best part? We’ll still be here for you when the summit’s over.

The Stay Out of School Summit is sponsored by:

Café Watercolor

...because your child needs more than academics to be successful

Waldorf Essentials

...because school desks aren't the only place children can learn

Civilized Animal Productions

...because communication skills serve better than any diploma

The Stay Out of School Summit is sponsored by:

Café Watercolor

...because your child needs more than academics to be successful

Waldorf Essentials

...because school desks aren't the only place children can learn

Civilized Animal Productions

...because communication skills serve better than any diploma

Keynote Presentations

Eric Yi Lin
of Café Watercolor

Thinking Outside the
Academics Box:

High-Income Jobs that Don't Require a Degree

Melisa Nielsen
of Waldorf Essentials

Thinking Outside the
Classroom Box:

Educating the WHOLE Child
Without Losing Your WHOLE Life

Paul Aspen
of Civilized Animal
Productions

Thinking Outside the
College Box:

How to Turn a Dreamer Into an Achiever

 

Additional Speakers

Jordan Aspen

What My
Out-of-the-box
Education Let
Me Accomplish

Ashley Freehan

Enjoy
Motherhood
Without Losing
Yourself

Lisa Jost

Inspiring
Creativity
at Home

Israel Wayne

The Difference
Between Schooling
and Education

Brook Wayne

"I'm not patient
enough to
homeschool!"

Steven Kuhn

Raising
Powerful
Humble
Children

Nicole Stork-
Hestad

Living the
Life You
Want

Katie Kimball

Beyond
Baking
Cookies

Misty Harris

Manners Camp
From Your Home


Moira Greyland

Making Happy
Music Happen
in Your Home

Gabe Barrett

Education
Through
Board Games
(Panel)

Lydia-Rae
Wehmeyer

Education
Through
Board Games
(Panel)

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FAQ

It's time to…

  • learn how to identify your child's strengths and interests
  • form a plan to equip your child for life
  • know where to find the tools to start executing on that plan

Are you ready to think outside the box and help your children to learn outside the classroom?

I'M READY