Homeschooling has helped our family - not only in the education of our children but mostly in our relationship with each other. "It is a lifestyle," as most homeschooling families would say and this also resonates with our beliefs. Through the years as a teacher-mom, I have constantly gained substantial knowledge, resources, and support from other homeschooling families. And in two occasions, I received all of these in homeschool conferences - in 2014 and in 2017. This year, the conference has become bigger and will become a convention for all homeschoolers and those who are considering this alternative education.
Homeschool Convention On Fire!
This year, Educating for Life (EFL), in partnership with Moneygment and SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, is pleased to invite you to the 2018 Philippine Homeschool Convention (PHC). This is different from but similar to previous events we have handled, particularly the Philippine Homeschool Conferences. Thus, this is the first time we will be having a Convention like this.
The Convention, with the theme “On Fire!”, draws its inspiration from the quotation commonly attributed to the poet William Yeats, but is said to originate from Greek biographer and essayist Plutarch’s original words that say, “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.”
As homeschoolers, we believe that our approach to education is characterized by this very concept. In homeschooling our children, we do not merely fill their minds with information. We aim for character-building that goes beyond the academics. We strive to guide our children to find what fuels them. We kindle these passions and vocations in the hopes that they find their meaning and purpose in life.
Thus, “On Fire!” is also a call to all Filipino homeschoolers—parents and children alike—to make a difference in a world that seems void of hope, empathy, and compassion. As we kindle the fire within our children and teach them life’s most important lessons, may all homeschooling families become tiny sparks that together will set the world ablaze.
To be held on September 22, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, Taguig City, this year’s convention aims to gather Filipino parents and provide them with inspiration and encouragement to keep the flame burning as they fuel and kindle their children’s passion and purpose.
Read about other families' reasons why they are attending the homeschool convention here.
This year’s Philippine Homeschool Convention features inspirational speakers and seasoned homeschooling parents who aim to rally all homeschoolers to “Light the Fire”, “Fan the Flame,” and “Spread the Fire” of homeschooling within their families and communities.
Our line-up of speakers consists of both international and local speakers who will leave the participants inspired, encouraged, empowered, and equipped to start or continue their respective homeschooling journeys with even greater passion than before.
Among them are homeschool student-turned-homeschooling veteran mom and advocate Cassandra Shepherd from New Zealand/Singapore, homeschooling dad, bestselling author and sought-after motivational speaker Jayson Lo, veteran homeschooling mom, author, and speaker at major U.S. homeschool conventions Dr. Teresa Moon from the U.S., and homeschool coach and author of the first homeschooling book in the Philippines Nove-Ann Tan.
You may find more information about our speakers, visit the Educating for Life website: http://www.educatingforlife.co/2018-convention-speakers/
Convention Program and Topics
The PHC 2018 will start at 7 a.m. with registration and the opening of the Expo. It will end at around 6.30 p.m.
SMX Convention Center Lobby
Function Hall 3
Function Halls 1-2
Lunch Break and Expo Visit
Function Hall 3
Homeschool 101: Beginning Homeschooling
by Nove-Ann Tan (Function Hall 1)
Teaching the Most Feared Activity: Public Speaking
by Dr. Teresa Moon (Function Hall 2)
My Wife is Homeschooling! What Do I Do?
by Reiner Roldan (Meeting Rooms 2-3)
A Look at Homeschooling Methodologies and Styles
by Cassandra Shepherd (Function Hall 1)
Different Routes of Homeschooling
by Laksmi Maluya (Function Hall 2)
Finding Your Village: Starting and Sustaining Co-ops and Support Groups
by Moira Bulan-Bunyi (Meeting Rooms 2-3)
Taking the Plunge: Transitioning into Homeschooling
by Frannie Severino-Daez (Function Hall 1)
How to Inject Truth, Beauty, and Goodness in Your Homeschool
by Gina Guerrero-Roldan (Function Hall 2)
What Lights MY Fire? Life Beyond Homeschooling
by Dr. Donna Pangilinan-Simpao (Meeting Rooms 2-3)
Function Halls 1-2
Function Hall 3
*Subject to change without prior notice
You can also find the program online here: http://www.educatingforlife.co/philippine-homeschool-convention-2018-program/
To view the PHC topics for the plenary and breakout sessions online, please visit http://www.educatingforlife.co/2018-convention-plenary-and-breakout-sessions/
PHC 2018 REGISTRATION PROCESS AND FEES
Interested PHC participants can register online via this link:
Below are the registration fees:
* Early bird rate - Full access (With access to plenary talks, breakout sessions and expo) - P1000 per participant
* Expo only ticket - P100 per person
* Walk-in and on-site payment rate - Full access - P1200 per participant
* Kids 3 and below are free (lap seating only)
Physical tickets are also available at the following:
Catholic Filipino Academy
OMF Literature Bookstores
Peniel Integrated Christian Academy of Rizal
The Parenting Emporium
REMINDER: ALL TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE. If you wish to pass on your ticket to another participant, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
If you have any questions about the PHC, please visit our FAQs page online: http://www.educatingforlife.co/philippine-homeschool-convention-2018-faqs/