KITCHENER — With uncertainty surrounding the school year, some parents are taking their children’s learning into their own hands. The Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents (OFTP) says homeschooling is on the rise across the province. This year, Kate Flemister decided to homeschool her two kids who would normally attend elementary school.
Want to learn how to homeschool with ease, fun, and joy amidst this COVID-19 era? 50+ homeschooling experts, parents, and educators come together to share their best insights and strategies into what it takes to homeschool with success all while balancing work and family.
As Dr. Peter Gray, the event’s keynote speaker, says, “homeschooling and self-directed education allow children to unleash their natural learning and potential”.
This event covers the most complete and comprehensive areas you could think of as a homeschooler. And it’s themed days help attendees focus on the areas they need right now:
- Homeschooling Foundation
- Homeschooling Methodologies
- Homeschooling Curriculum
- Homeschooling Communities
- Homeschooling Learning Platforms
- Homeschooling in Different Countries
- Homeschooling Inspiring Stories
What makes this event so unique is the addition of a wide-range of homeschooling speakers from all over the globe, most of which are leaders of the homeschooling association in that country, from Asia to Europe to North America to South Africa.
Whether you are new to homeschooling or found yourself “homeschooling” as a result of the pandemic, or you are a veteran homeschooler, you’ll find plenty of inspiration and strategies to implement in your homeschooling journey.
One in ten parents admit to using voice assistants like Alexa and Siri when homeschooling their children, research has found. In a survey testing parents on primary school homework questions, only six per cent scored full marks. The vast majority are turning to technology – including artificial intelligence and the internet – for help.
In January, when history professor Karen Miller first arrived in Manila, the Philippines, she expected to spend several months studying internal migration patterns in the Southeast Asian country. As a Fulbright Scholar on sabbatical from her job at LaGuardia Community College, she quickly enrolled her eleven-year-old son in an elementary school program and began to settle in.
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