What is a Regional Mini?
I’m so glad you asked!
Charlotte Mason Soirée looks back to the example of Miss Mason herself as we draw inspiration to create a modern day support system for parents and educators that provides:
- Authentic resources that reflect Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and methodology in order that parents may continue their own education via the Charlotte Mason Soirée Annual Retreat and Regional Minis, online courses, self-paced studies, and blog posts;
- Training that allows you to gain a deeper understanding of the Charlotte Mason philosophy and also guides you as you establish local communities built on a solid foundation of reading Miss Mason’s volumes;
- Online communities such as our CMS Facebook group and Online Reading Group Societies.
A Regional Mini is a part of this support system we endeavor to provide. It is a one day retreat that offers training and continuing education as well as an opportunity to connect with other Charlotte Mason educators in your region of the country.
It is “mini” in that it offers fewer sessions than the annual CMS Retreat offers, but those fewer sessions do not mean that they are lesser in quality of content or training!
The Mini schedule is similar to the annual Retreat daily schedule in that it has plenty of break time built in for discussions, meeting new friends, resting your mind between sessions, and grabbing a cup of coffee. It is also set up as a weekend retreat so that you can grab a couple of friends and make a Girls’ Weekend out of it!
Some Minis will offer a Pre-Mini Immersion day in which you will be the student taking part in actual Charlotte Mason lessons! The Immersion will give you hands-on practice in different subject areas so that you leave equipped and confident.
The Pre-Mini Immersions slated for 2018 will have a special emphasis on teaching mathematics the Charlotte Mason way, and we are THRILLED that Richele Baburina, author of the only pure CM math curriculum on the market today, will be teaching us at these Immersions.
Current Regional Minis
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