We’ve been homeschooling our son, Ziggy, for 3 years now. We started when he was in pre-K. Now, he’s in first grade already. We’ve learned so much through this journey and I owe a lot of that to other homeschooling friends, online resources as well as to the Philippine Homeschool Conference that I attended two years ago.
Last year, I really wanted to attend the conference again. But I was only 3 weeks post partum then so I had to wait until this year. I am so happy that the Philippine Homeschool Conference 2017 is finally happening soon!
The Philippine Homeschool Conference 2017: Homeschool to the Future
This year, HAPI (Homeschool Association of the Philippines), with Educating for Life as the Conference organizer, is setting up the PHC to be an event that will inspire and equip parents to “homeschool to the future.”
The theme of this year’s Philippine Homeschool Conference is “Homeschool to the Future: Educating for the World of Tomorrow.” The Internet Age is what inspired the theme this year. Educators are beginning to realize that because information is literally available with a press of a button, it is vital for students of today to learn what to do with it.
The more valuable skills to be learned are critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving – skills that homeschoolers can embrace and promote in their homes. Children are taught to learn how to learn – and love how to learn – as they make use of the technology and resources available to them.
The PHC 2017 will take place from 7 a.m. (start of registration) to 6 p.m. on October 7, 2017 at Treston International College in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
PHC 2017 Topics and Speakers
This year’s conference topics have the good old “basics” of educating one’s children in mind, while also helping them to prepare for the future. The topics were also prepared with different kinds of parents in mind: those curious about homeschooling; those just starting their journey; those who are already homeschooling; and even those who are attracted to homeschooling but can’t do it for some reason or another, yet still want to be hands-on with their children’s education.
The keynote topics will be given by passionate homeschooling leaders and committed advocates of education:
- Back-to-Basics Parenting in the Technological Age (by Senator Francis Pangilinan)
- Unconventional Education: Empowering the Youth for the Future (by Efren Peñaflorida Jr.)
- The Best Option for Education in the 21st Century: Homeschooling. Know Your Kids. Discover Their Passion. Learning Happens (by Marissa Leinart)
- Plenary Guest Speaker: The 21st Century Learner (by Sheryl G. See)
In addition to these inspiring and information-packed keynotes, participants may choose two of the topics for the Breakout Sessions. There are 13 in all. What I’m interested in the most are:
- The Juggling Act: Home Management for Teacher Moms
- Technology in Your Homeschool
- Raising Financially-Literate Kids
- That Thing Called ‘Gap Year’
- Narration 101
You can find the complete list of keynotes and breakout sessions HERE.
Philippine Homeschool Conference 2017 Fees
Early bird rate (until Sept. 30, 2017 only): Php 800 per head
Walk-in rate: Php 1,000 per head
To register and/or learn more about the PHC 2017 registration process, click HERE.
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