My husband and I attended last year’s homeschooling conference. We are grateful for all the inspiring talks shared by fellow homeschoolers which helped us persevere in our commitment to be our child’s teachers. We are excited to be part of this year’s conference to seek answers and clarity to our new sets of questions as we prepare for another homeschooling year.
The Homeschool Association of the Philippine Islands, The Learning Basket and Manila Workshops have organized the biggest homeschooling conference this October 17. Besides the loads of activities and talks both for parents and children, this important event matches the growing number of Filipino families who are discovering the benefits of homeschooling.
Keynote speakers for the event include Michael Donnelly, Director for Global Outreach of the Homeschool Legal Defense Association ( HSLDA ) and Secretary of the Global Home Education Conference (GHEC) which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in March 2016, Rachael Carman,mother of seven, best-selling author and publisher of Apologia, a popular homeschool Science curriculum.
The conference is both a fun and learning event. Families can spend their weekend learning more about homeschooling, arts and shopping for educational materials in the expo area.
Participants who are considering the homeschool path can attend Homeschooling 101 and listen to Tina Rodriguez’ informative and inspiring talk. If you are curious (like me!) on how homeschooling parents thrive by using their DIY curriculum and not being part of a homeschool provider, you can attend Teacher Ched Azarcon’s talk about “Getting Homeschoolers Ready for the World Through Independent Homeschooling”. I am excited to hear Teacher Ched’s insights on independent homeschooling especially in the early years. In the event’s blogger briefing held last September 28, the organizers mentioned that they are working on a segment where Department of Education officials can answer parents’ questions on homeschooling and the K-12 curriculum.
The conference will be held on October 17 at three (3) venues in SM Aura Premiere. Keynote talks will be held at the Samsung Hall while smaller workshops and expo will be at the SMX Convention Center.
Get your All Access Pass (pass to go in and out of all three venues) at P1000 per person ( early bird rate until October 4). You can register and find more details here. You can also roam around the expo area and find books, educational toys and other homeschooling needs for a minimal amount of P50 per head. Kids can also attend different arts and crafts workshops and learn new skills while their parents listen to the talks in the conference. Participation in each workshop is P500 per person.
We are grateful for the organizers of this conference for all the efforts they give to continuously build and strengthen the Filipino homeschooling community. Small and big events that aim to raise awareness on homeschooling help families to cope with the challenges and appreciate the blessings of homeschooling in their lives.
Here are some of my blog post’s on preschool homeschool. I’d like to review and re-read these posts as we take our homeschooling journey to the next level when Rio turns five in May 2016.
Nanay’s Trip is giving away one (1) ALL ACCESS PASS to a lucky reader. Thanks to the Manila Workshops team for sponsoring this giveaway. Just follow these easy steps to have a chance to win a free pass to the Philippine Homeschool Conference on October 17.
1. Like Manila Workshops in Facebook.
3. Share in the comment section below why you want to attend the conference. Please state your name and email address.
Prizes for one winner:
1 ticket to the conference (ALL ACCESS PASS)
1 Homeschool Rocks T-shirt and 1 Homeschool Rocks Canvas Tote Bag from Maestro Rio Shop
2 Books from The Great Lives Series of Tahanan Books for Young Readers ( Apolinario Mabini and Andres Bonifacio)
Nanay’s Trip will accept entries until October 14, Wednesday. Winner will be notified thru e-mail on October 15, Thursday.
Our friends at The Filipino Homeschooler blog are also giving away one (1) all access pass to a lucky reader. Visit their website to know more about how to join. Giveaway will run until October 11, join na! Good luck and see you on October 17!
And the winner is Shirley Ballaran! Congratulations!
Nanays, do share some of your Teaching Moments of the Day (#TMOTD) in the comments sections below. Homeschoolers or not, parents will always be the best teachers of their children especially in their early years.