Dale & Michelle Bartlett

In 1997, Dale and Michelle Bartlett began homeschooling with the purpose of using the world as part of their classroom. They have discovered different ways any family can travel inexpensively—or for free.

Along with their travels, the Bartletts learned how to change their mindset about education and learning, and success followed. Three years after they began in earnest, their oldest child (with no high school diploma or GED) had a full four-year scholarship to a university. Their second son received a four-year scholarship at age 15, and the younger two started at 17.

As acclaimed speakers, the Bartletts have shared the podium with such notable personalities as New York Times Bestselling author Richard Paul Evans, Paula Fellingham (founder of The Women’s Information Network), noted author and “Get Away Guru” Larry Gelwix (real life coach of the team featured in the movie “Forever Strong”), John Taylor Gatto, Rebecca W. Keller, Ph.D, and Alice Fulton-Osborne. The Bartletts have been featured on television morning shows, radio programs, newspapers across the country, and countless articles in print.

All Sessions by Dale & Michelle Bartlett

SLC Youth Day 3 05/31/2024
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Help Your Parents Understand Why You Need to Travel the World (Dale and Michelle Bartlett)

Travel will change your life! You and your parents may not understand how inexpensive it really can be. Come and hear all the tricks and secrets to traveling the world for really the cost of being home. We will inspire you with the fun and joy these adventures create so that you can help your family see the world in a very different way. Your family adventure awaits!

SLC Parent Day 2 05/30/2024
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm

Homeschool 101: Simplify and Create Success (Dale & Michelle Bartlett)

Whether you are a novice or you've been homeschooling for a while, this class will provide a different and unique look at homeschooling. It will create a simpler, and less stressful approach from our twenty years of trial and error.

Come away saying, "I can do this"! Know that your children can and will succeed despite what you feel are your shortcomings or weaknesses. We will help you fill in the small gaps that make a huge difference.

SLC Parent Day 1 05/29/2024
9:00 am - 9:50 am

Keynote: So Great a Cause (Dale and Michelle Bartlett)

If you are new to homeschooling or if you have ever thought, “I’m not sure I can really do this”, then this keynote address is designed just for you. We have all been there. Whether you have homeschooled for a month or for years, too many times it is hard to see past the moment because, at that window in time, you feel like it isn’t possible to see a successful end.

Moments like this are to be expected and are normal. We have all felt them. Often, the reason you feel this way is because you can’t see the end, either because it seems so far away, or filled with so many unknowns. The truth, which is often hard to see, is that the successful adventure of homeschooling is within everyone's grasp.

Come listen to a homeschool journey that was twenty years in the making. A journey where two parents, neither of whom had any formal education past high school, who started before the aid of the internet, who had no clue what they were doing, found success and joy in educating their children at home. Let them take you through an amazing transformation in which success came both on the parent level as well as the children’s level. Where mindset was an absolute must and where success was measured both in tangible and intangible ways.

When they started, their children were thirteen, eleven, nine, and four. In three years, their oldest was enrolled at the University (age sixteen) with a full four year academic scholarship, her brother then was enrolled at fifteen with a four-year scholarship, and the younger two followed suit well before their peers. Those were the tangible. The intangible were children and parents who understood how to think way outside the box, how to understand how and where they fit into the world, and who are all making a huge difference as they begin their own families.

Come and find out that life as a homeschooling family can be less stressful, provide you with more family time, and the ability to do the important things your family wants and desires. For the Bartlett's, it was understanding how to incorporate world travel into their learning. For you, it might be something entirely different.

You can do this! And you as a parent were designed to do this better than anyone else. Come get a glimpse of what the end can look like and how to enjoy this amazing journey more, as it is the most important work you will ever do.