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Homeschool webinars resume again at the end of August, 2024.

DATE: August, 2024
TIME: 10 am PST/1 pm EST

Action4Canada’s Homeschool Webinars will be taking a short summer break, but watch for regular emails throughout the summer for All-Things Homeschool. From tips, resources, links, videos and curriculum sales, we will be here for you if you have any questions or need advice.

Take the summer to catch up on any of our homeschool webinars that you may have missed below.

Homeschooling Information and Contact

Contact A4C’s Homeschool Parent Support Lead: [email protected]

Action4Canada has created a Homeschooling Page to help connect you to homeschooling organizations in your province and other helpful resources.

Action4Canada Homeschooling Webinars

June 25, 2024

Ever wonder how to take advantage of teachable moments with your kids in everyday life? Are you trying to figure out how to make another income so you can homeschool?

Join Doris, A4C‘s Homeschooling Lead, and Dan Vachon, A4C‘s Pastor, and Maritimes’ Chapter Team Leader, also known as Prepper Dan, as they explore many creative ways to learn beyond paper and pen, and how to use your resources and skills to build a business.

Dan, a father of nine children (and grandfather to 11 grandchildren), homeschooled himself as an adult by learning new skills when he moved to rural Nova Scotia after growing up in a major Canadian city. He went on to own three farms. His children learned the art of farming, carpentry, electrical and plumbing trades, food security, foraging and many other life skills.

Dan shares interesting and exciting stories of his own family’s homeschooling experiences which will inspire you to make your own experiences count in your child’s learning plan. He also shares his own business ideas that may inspire you to try a new venture in your own life.

Prepper Dan’s YouTube channel

Food security link which includes ALL Prepper Dan Videos and A4C Empower Hours.

June 11, 2024

Ever wonder how to make summer activities for your kids that are enjoyable, meaningful and educational? How can homeschool parents use the summer to prepare for the fall?

In this panel of experienced homeschool moms, Grace Peters, owner of Rhythms of Grace Homeschool Life, and Lori Dunbar, former president of the Saskatchewan Homeschool Association, join Doris to share ideas (see handout here) on how to make the most of summer – from activities, clubs, sports, camps, jobs and chores, to day-to-day routines. The discussion also covers the value of down-time for kids and how they can use that time for self-development and recharging.

Other topics include what to do when your child tells you they are bored, or what to do on a rainy day. Teachable moments and delight-directed studies are also discussed.

Creative tips for parents to prepare for the fall school year will help families start the season with confidence.

Find Grace Peters’ Instagram link here: https://www.instagram.com/rhythmsofgracehomeschoollife/

Books of interest include:
The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas, by Linda Dobson
Loving Your Kids on Purpose, by Danny Silk

May 28, 2024

David Hunt from the Aristotle Foundation for Public Policy Canada, joins Doris, A4C‘s Homeschooling Lead, to discuss the latest comprehensive research and statistics from the Cardus Education Survey, comparing outcomes of homeschoolers and private schoolers (whether religious or non-religious) and public schoolers. The age group for the survey is from 24-39. You will be encouraged to see solid evidence that homeschool graduates are thriving both academically and socially and may help put you at ease knowing you’re on the right path with/to homeschooling.

David Hunt, BBA & MPP is the Research Director for the Aristotle Foundation for Public Policy in Canada. David has deep and wide experience including as an entrepreneur, business consultant, and as a director of education programs. David has published over one dozen peer-reviewed research studies, written dozens of columns, hosted multiple forums on education, given dozens of speeches on education-related topics including on the benefits of school choice, and has been widely interviewed by the media over the past decade.

May 14, 2024

Our special guest Peter Stock, president of HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) joins us once again to discuss the latest homeschooling updates in Canada.

Topics discussed include:

    • The status of home education right across Canada.
    • Some trends they’re seeing that are in opposition to home education freedom.
    • An exciting new trend in Canada – the explosive growth in homeschooling through the high school years.
    • Success in post-secondary admissions – a brief overview of how homeschool grads are faring.
    • The latest academic research findings – a very interesting study was recently published
    • A Global Home Education Update – what is happening around the world.
    • Conferences near you.

www.hslda.ca
www.homeschool.today

April 23, 2024

Are you a mom of a son and struggling to understand how to raise your son in a world that seems to be increasingly hostile toward men?

In this homeschooling webinar, author, speaker, podcaster, and homeschooling mom, Durenda Wilson, returns to speak with Doris, A4C‘s Homeschooling Lead, about her latest book Raising Boys to Men – Raising and Homeschooling Boys.

Raising boys in the current cultural climate is challenging.  Boys are often misunderstood and misdiagnosed when they are simply doing what God, our Creator, wired them to do.  As moms of boys, we can struggle to understand them, and want to respond in a way that will encourage our boys toward the kind of manhood to which God calls them.

www.durendawilson.com

April 9, 2024

In this homeschool webinar, former Alberta Homeschool Consultant, Colleen Lowther, joins Doris, A4C‘s Homeschooling Lead, to discuss Success With Homeschooling.

Because this is the time of year when parents (mostly moms) get weary and question their choices, Colleen will help them see the big picture and excite and encourage them to meet the challenge of finishing the school year and join the growing homeschooling phenomenon as it moves into the second and even third generation of homeschoolers.

Colleen shares her joys and cautions from her own experiences as a homeschool mom and gives personal stories as a homeschool consultant with hundreds of homeschooling families. She will touch upon “teachable moments, delight-directed studies and positive socialization” with the goal to help prepare children to do well in life. Her wisdom, experience and perspective will encourage all moms, whether married, single, widowed, or moms with special-needs kids – even dads as the primary educator.

Handouts:

Nov 28, 2023

Encouragement for the Home Schooling Parent – How to Adapt Curriculum to Meet Your Family’s Needs

Hester VanBraeden, owner of Classical Education Books, joins Doris A4C‘s Homeschool Parent Support Lead.  Through her experience, knowledge and creativity, Hester offers inspiration and ideas to keep kids thriving and parents feeling at ease.

Classical Education Books
https://classicaleducationbooks.ca/

YouTube: Classical Education Books
https://www.youtube.com/@classicaleducationbooks6036

Hester VanBraeden is a second generation homeschooling parent. While pursuing ideas for her own children’s education she began to learn more about Classical Education. Her passion for pursuing what she found in Classical Education spilled out of her home. She has started homeschooling co-ops and reading groups, she is a guest speaker on various podcasts, and presents monthly support talks at meetings hosted at her bookstore. Over the years the bookstore has expanded to include working with brick and mortar schools, and parents who send their kids to school but need to find good literature for them.

Nov 14, 2023

Canadian Christian Education Movement (CCEM)

Greg Needham, from CCEM joins Doris, Action4Canada’s Homeschool Parent Support Lead, to discuss how this grassroots movement began and how it is working to transform education in Canada.

Canadian Christian Education Movement
www.cemovement.ca

More about CCEM:
In 2022, leaders of several Christian organizations came together to positively impact the educational context in Canada for children ages 3 to 18. Their goal is to see a resurgence of the Canadian church embracing, supporting, or housing a wide range of educational initiatives and resources that would serve their local families and communities with Christ-centered, quality education.

CCEM’s desire is to work with churches to support various forms of education which include daycares, Christian schools, home schooling, co-op Learning Centers, Distance Education and Language Learning. They also offer networking services, town halls, referral services, survey services, an initial consultation, and school legal support (by province).

Sept. 12, 2023

Homeschooling Panel

Doris Livingstone, Action4Canada‘s Homeschool and Parent Support Lead, hosts a panel of representatives from several provincial homeschool associations across Canada, answering questions pertaining to their province – from laws and registration to advice for new homeschoolers and finding your support group. The discussion covers: top priorities to stay focused on after making the decision to homeschool; the opportunities and lifestyle of the homeschooling family; how to measure success when doubt sets in.

Homeschools Associations Directory Canada
https://action4canada.com/homeschooling-resource-page/

National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI)
https://www.nheri.org/Gen2SurveyASpiritualandEducationalSurveyonChristianMillennials.pdf

August 22, 2023

Homeschooling: The Four Hour School Day

Durenda Wilson, a trusted homeschool expert with 25 years of experience homeschooling her own eight children, joins Doris, A4C’s Homeschooling and Parent Lead. In this webinar, Durenda discusses her book ‘The Four Hour School Day’, covering topics on parenting including: being unhurried in parenting and in homeschooling; thinking outside the box; cultivating independent learning; creating enjoyable educational experiences based on the child’s interests; and finding a supportive community.

Durenda’s books and podcasts
www.durendawilson.com

Flanders Family Homeschool Resources
https://www.flandersfamily.info/web/homeschool-help

The Canadian Homeschooler
www.canadianhomeschooler.com  
Charlotte Mason Homeschool Curriculum
https://simplycharlottemason.com

June 27, 2023

History of Education & Homeschooling

Israel Wayne joins Doris, A4C’s Homeschooling and Parent Lead, to discuss education vs. schooling, the history and philosophy of government public schools, and the heart of homeschooling and what really matters, including positive socialization vs. negative socialization.

Israel Wayne is an author, speaker, radio host and Director of Family Renewal Ministries. He is the author of 6 books, including Raising Them Up – Parenting for Christians, Answers for Homeschooling – Top 25 Questions Critics Ask, and Education – Does God Have an Opinion? Israel is also a regular author for several magazines and publications, including the book Indoctrination – Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America.

Family Renewal https://familyrenewal.org
Israel Wayne  https://israelwayne.com
Christian Books www.christianbook.com
Master Books www.masterbooks.com

June 13, 2023

Indepth Report on SOGI123/Wynne Sex Ed

Tanya Gaw, Founder of Action4Canada, provides an in-depth report on SOGI123 (Sexual Orientation Gender Identity)/Wynne Sex Ed resources and curriculum. Tanya also provides overwhelming evidence that the LGBTQ activists’ infiltration into public (and private) schools is causing devastating harm to children, parents and society at large. All of which is being done without parents knowledge or permission. What can you do? Tanya also provides you with effective resources, campaigns and solutions. Please watch and share this video. 

List of references from Tanya’s presentation
https://action4canada.com/wp-content/uploads/Indepth_Report_on_SOGI123_Wynne_Sex_Ed_References_June_13_20231-1.pdf

Please watch this video on how Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is sexualizing our children and share it with other parents.
More information on the LGBTQ Political Agenda found HERE

May 23rd, 2023

Part 2 of “Homeschooling Multiple Ages”.

Wendy and Doris discuss “Daily Learning Routines” and mastering/tackling curriculum, while teaching multiple kids at once and always keeping their learning styles in mind. Wendy talks about the importance of schedules, flexible to change, and how to put your best thoughts down on paper to help you avoid wrestling with your children on “What’s next, Mom?” questions. There is also discussion on entrance into University, Trade Schools and College. Wendy has 27 years of homeschooling experience after raising 7 children and many years experience teaching 1-hour classes at her homeschool co-op, The Learning Centre.  Contact Wendy Livingstone at info@parentsunitedcanada.ca

COMPASS Community Learning Centres
http://compassclc.com

May 9th, 2023

Part 1 of “Homeschooling Multiple Ages”.

Wendy Livingstone joins Doris, Action4Canada‘s homeschool parent support lead, to talk about home-schooling multiple ages. Wendy has 27 years of homeschooling experience after raising 7 children.

COMPASS Community Learning Centres
http://compassclc.com

Home School Legal Defence Association of Canada (HSLDA)
https://hslda.ca/about-hslda-canada

Canada: Homeschool Conferences 2023
https://hslda.ca/canadian-homeschool-conferences

April 25th, 2023

Home School Legal Defence Association of Canada (HSLDA)

In this episode, Peter Stock, President of HSLDA, joins Tanya Gaw, founder of Action4Canada and Doris, Action4Canada‘s Homeschool Parent Support Lead, to talk about HSLDA’s services to support families who are homeschooling. HSLDA is a non-profit organization devoted to protecting, empowering, and advancing home education in Canada. They provide legal services and professional homeschool support to help their member families flourish.

Home School Legal Defence Association of Canada (HSLDA)
https://hslda.ca/about-hslda-canada

Canada: Homeschool Conferences 2023
https://hslda.ca/canadian-homeschool-conferences

April 11th, 2023

Parent Resources and Homeschooling

In this episode, Tanya Gaw, founder of Action4Canada, provides a brief update on parent resources available on the A4C website and Doris Livingstone, Action4Canada Homeschool and Parent Support Lead, will be focusing on homeschooling and how to take the first steps.

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