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Australian Homeschooling Summit 2017! Homeschooling experts from all over Australia are coming together to share their experience and teach a series of live, online, workshops and presentations. Best of all, the sessions are FREE! Click through to learn more, and sign up for notifications about each event. Australian Homeschooling Summit 2017! Homeschooling experts from all over Australia are coming together to share their experience and teach a series of live, online, workshops and presentations. Best of all, the sessions are FREE! Click through to learn more, and sign up for notifications about each event. Australian Homeschooling Summit 2017! Homeschooling experts from all over Australia are coming together to share their experience and teach a series of live, online, workshops and presentations. Best of all, the sessions are FREE! Click through to learn more, and sign up for notifications about each event.

Between the 15th and 27th of May 2017, homeschooling parents from all over Australia came together to share their experience and teach a series of live, online workshops.

Now, you can access all of the resources from all of the workshops whenever you like. You can keep revisiting the teachings and take away new help from them as your children grow and your homeschool grows with them.

In this bundle, you get access to -

  • Full recordings of all 13 live workshops, plus their associated chat boxes and downloads.
  • An extra 4 workshops in June (be quick if you want to attend these ones live!)
  • Over 25 hours in total of fantastic homeschooling help, on topics such as deschooling, university preparation, self-care for parents, homeschooling styles and more.
  • 14 bonus homeschooling resources – ebooks, an ecourse, student resources and more.

Take a look inside the Return & Learn Bundle

 

Workshop Overview

Want to know more about each workshop? The 13 workshops below had over 5000 views during the Australian Homeschooling Summit!

Designing your own Personalised Homeschool

Kelly George

Fearless Homeschool

Do you feel like you're in a homeschooling rut? That your homeschool is repetitive, uninspiring, and bland? That you struggle too much with  boredom and resistance?

Then it's time to shake things up! There's so many styles of homeschooling and resources out there that there's something to suit everyone - if you know what to look for. In this workshop, Kelly will give a brief overview of the most common styles of homeschooling. Plus, you'll learn how to incorporate aspects of many different styles so you can build a truly personalised and interesting homeschool.

Raising Kids of Strong Character

Belinda Letchford

Live Life with your Kids

We all know that character is important but how do we fit teaching it into our already busy homeschool days? Raising Kids with Strong Character is a practical session where we look at making the most of every day situations to help our kids understand the importance of virtues and to help them make choices based on these values. As our kids practice making character-based responses in life their character muscles will grow stronger – equipping them to live well as adults.

Shannon Young

Get out from under the 'Mother Load' and move from Manic to Marvellous

Shannon Young

The Care Factor

Homeschooling is hard work and sometimes we don't think that we are doing the best we can. We can forget to take care of ourselves in our quest to be our best. We put ourselves down or get overwhelmed with pressures and demands. We end up bogged down and lost underneath the "mother load".
 
In this workshop, you'll learn to identify common mental blocks that weight people down, and how they affect your brain and your children's development. Plus, you'll learn an evidence-based process to transform these mental blocks and remove the 'mother load' from your shoulders and move your parenting and homeschooling from manic to marvellous!
Kristy Pillinger

Unschooling : Birth to 5

Kristy Pillinger

Nurture Parenting Magazine & Raising Happy Kids Conference

Have you got a baby or youngster and want to start homeschooling (because you are so excited) but think you have to wait until they get to 5? Think again!

Since my son was born, we have unschooled. This, for us has meant different things at different times of his development. This session is about learning what you can do with your child to engage in the fun & educational opportunities life gives us every day.

But what about University?

Kelly George

Fearless Homeschool

One of the most common worries about homeschooling is how children will access university and TAFE without year 12 results. 

Luckily, it's easier than ever before to access tertiary education and training without formal school results. In this workshop, Kelly will teach you a number of different ways to gain entry to university, TAFE and other educational and training options, without going through the rigmarole of school. Plus, we'll analyse the most important question of all in this time of unprecedented access to self-education opportunities - is a formal tertiary education the best way for your child to achieve their goals? 

By the end, you'll know that school is definitely not necessary, and feel confident in homeschooling all the way through!

Nurturing a Love of Literature

Erin Hassett

Seven Little Australians and Counting

Reading together as a family strengthens family bonds, supports emotional connections, creates memories, introduces the wider world, promotes imagination, offers opportunities for your child to discuss his thoughts, fosters a rich vocabulary, cultivates communication skills and encourages a lifetime of reading.

Join Erin as she shares how her family has enjoyed reading together for decades and how they go about it. She will explain just what quality books are, where to find them, and suggest ideas on how you can incorporate read alouds into your family life. Erin's goal is to help you nurture a love of literature within your family.

Homeschooling Multiples: Different ages, personalities, and learning styles

Victoria Gregson

The Rockstar Homeschooling Mum

The lessons of her own educational experience drive Victoria’s approach in homeschooling her own 5 Rockstars. She aims to ensure they ALL thrive and build on their strengths and believe in their amazing abilities. In this workshop, Victoria will outline her key principles for successfully homeschooling across multiple ages, with a focus on developing an approach that meets the needs of multiple children, ages and learning styles simultaneously, whilst still getting in that special one on one time. Join her as she shares practical tips on homeschooling your family as happily, efficiently and stress-free as possible!

100 interviews later: 10 unforgettable lessons I've learned from homeschooling parents

Grace Koelma

The Mulberry Journal

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall inside another family's homeschool? Curious to see if it's all as good as it looks on their Instagram feed? Want to know if other parents struggle with the same challenges you do? I've interviewed more than 100 of these families over 7 issues, and have been inspired and challenged by their wisdom, humour and ability to 'let go' of their own expectations and embrace their kids as lifelong learners. Here are 10 practical ideas that stuck with me long after the interviews finished.

Natural Learning : Simply Living

Beverley Paine

The Educating Parent

Natural Learning isn't a home educating method or an approach, it is a way of looking at children and life. Rather than an educational choice, it is a lifestyle choice!

Through a collection of powerful and profound slides let experienced unschooler Beverley Paine help you learn to trust in your children's natural learning ability. Natural Learning : Simply Living begins by describing how we learn before exploring what natural learning is and isn't, before concluding with a series of useful and handy tips on how to ease into a natural learning simply living lifestyle with your children.

Respectful Parenting

Brett Darnesh

Loving Families

As homeschoolers we have an amazing opportunity for our children to learn respectful relating from us in our everyday lives, and in ways that is rare within the schooling environment. The trick is to remain respectful when our children present challenging behaviour. This means aiming for connection instead of trying to correct 'poor' behaviour. Over time this creates a relationship that is open, mutually respectful, trusting and emotionally safe.

Respectful parenting:

  • is neither punitive or permissive
  • places reasonable limits without coercion or demands
  • empowers children to become cooperative, motivated and open in their communication.
  • meets challenging behaviours with respect

This presentation will cover the keys to fostering a respectful relationship with your children that will contribute to more ease, harmony, co-operation and understanding in the home. It'll open your family to new possibilities when things are stressful or hurts arise.

Unschooling our Children, Deschooling Ourselves

Beverley Paine

The Educating Parent & Always Learning Books

At its heart unschooling challenges the prevailing dogma that education equals schooling. Unschooling trusts that children will learn naturally without coercion or manipulation what they need and want to learn. Deschooling is the process of letting go of the need to teach our children what other people think they should know and be able to do.

Let experienced unschooler and educating parent Beverley Paine help you become aware of and challenge your conditioned thoughts about education and schooling and free your mind from these limiting constraints.

Herding Cats - How to Make Homeschool Groups Work

Tamara Kelly

Former President of HEA, BA, BEd

Organising a homeschooling group can be hard work, but very rewarding. In this workshop Tamara will take you through how to find, form and maintain homeschooling groups that are fun and educational for the kids, while also supporting parents.

Preparing your homeschooled or unschooled teen for university

Allira Caddies

Teen Homeschooling Australia & Start Homeschooling Australia

Homeschooling your teenagers can feel like one of the most scary and daunting experiences of your life! Most people believe that they are not educated enough to home educate their teenagers, and that university is impossible unless you complete high school. This is simply not true! University learning is nothing like high school learning. For many people, studying at university can be one of the most interesting, fascinating and rewarding experiences of their lives. And the best part is that almost anybody can find the resources that they need to homeschool or unschool their teen through to university! You do not need to graduate high school to get in to university.  The most important skills that are needed to gain entry in to a degree are motivation, determination and passion for the path that you want to follow - and this talk will show you how to get there. 

This presentation will focus on:
  • Finding what motivates your teenager
  • Working towards passion-based learning 
  • Practical steps that you can take to prepare your child for university study
  • Motivating your teenager to want to work towards their goals  
  • Creating a plan to get where you want to go
  • Understanding what universities want from your teenager, and how your teenager can gain those skill
By the end, you will be clear about the next steps to take to work towards your teen's academic future, and how to have fun along the way. Getting into university should be an exciting, exhilarating learning process, and by the end of this talk, you will feel excited about all the possibilities that the future holds. 

Invest in the Return & Learn Bundle 

Want to be able to return to all of the workshops at your own leisure? 

Purchase the Return and Learn Bundle and you’ll get the recording of every single free workshop with their associated downloads, plus you’ll be invited to exclusive bonus workshops that will be available only to purchasers. We’ve also put together a bonus bundle of extra resources and discounts. This is really great value – just to purchase the downloads separately would cost you more than the full price of the summit, and that’s without the extra live workshops!

Think of it as an investment in your homeschool – it’s a resource that you’ll be able to return to and benefit from again and again.