The 2015 Philippine Homeschool Conference: Ready For The World on Oct 17, 2015 is a huge milestone in Philippine homeschooling scene that every homeschooler must attend.
Nothing so far has been mounted in this manner and I am truly excited. I have attended and on some occasions have spoken in several conferences presented by Homeschooling Association of the Philippine Islands (HAPI), The Master’s Academy (TMA), Manila Workshops and The Learning Basket separately through the years. But to have all these groups unite and collaborate for this year’s Philippine Homeschooling Conference at the SMX Aura and SMX Convention Center that is going to be surely one AWESOME gathering and every homeschooler should be a part of it.
Homeschooling Conferences are one of the best ways to get that encouragement boost as we continue home education which many say is truly a road less travelled. Just look at the program!
You may download the actual program here.
As I surveyed the topics for plenary and workshop ssessions, here is how I see them:
The “Big Picture” topics:
- Give Me One Reason To Homeschool ( Workshop)
- Teaching Foundational Truth (Keynote Message)
- Global Perspective in Homeschooling (Keynote Message)
And the very practical and more “close to home topics”:
- Parenting Basics; Getting Your Kids to Listen and Learn
- Stretching Your P-100 Budget in Homeschooling
- Homeschooling 101: Getting Started
- Getting Your Homeschoolers Ready for Independent Homeschooling
The Big Picture topics will be handled by husband and wife, Davis and Rachael Carman, (“proprietors of the number 1 Creation based, biblically sound, long term homeschool curriculum material: Apologia”) and Mike Donnelly, director for the Global Outreach of the United States’ Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and the current secretary of the Global Home Education Conference 2016 (GHEC).
Oh wow!!! Who would not want to spend the day listening to these speakers who live and breathe homeschooling with such a passion that brings them to far edges of the world to help fan the growing homeschooling fire worldwide????
On a personal note, our family has been an Apologia Science and What We Believe material user for almost 7 years!!!! I would definitely love to listen to the minds behind this brilliant Jesus-focused homeschooling program!
Add to this, are our local experts on the fields of finances, independent homeschooling, homeschooling basics and parenting!
- Edric & Joy Tanchi
- Tina Rodriguez
- Chinkee Tan
- Ched Azardon
This year’s Philippine Homeschool Conference 2015 has also added a whole new dimension to the Homeschooling Expo with craft workshops for children 13 y.o and above. For those seeking for homeschooling materials, this will be this year’s best gathering of educational toys, tools and books! I have all this range of materials and books that I’ve used and reused for more than a decade now and when I am asked where I sourced them, I say, “In a Homeschooling Conference!”
Apart from the learning sessions and the expo, there is just something so invigorating in seeing hundreds of other parents all gathered for one united purpose: home education. As moderator of the Homeschoolers of the Philippines FB community, I am also excited to meet as many homeschoolers during this time.
If you’d like to register and join this super duper, worth your while, exciting event, please click here. It will only take a few minutes to register!
See you there!
If you’d like to avail of a free ticket to this event, and some prizes from Bee Happy Crafts, please visit: Facebook page of HomesCool.ph to see the mechanics on how to join!
Proversbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.