I have always considered homeschooling my little man and I am not closing my doors in exploring this option in the near future. This is the reason why I support the Homeschool Association of the Philippine Islands {HAPI}’s Philippine Homeschool Conference 2017.

Here’s what you need to know about the Philippines Homeschool Conference 2017

The Philippines Homeschool Conference, the most anticipated gathering of homeschoolers in the Philippines, is an annual gathering full of information and inspiration for people who want to learn more about homeschooling, are just starting out, or want to improve their homeschooling experience. The conference ~ specifically by way of its Expo ~ is also a venue where homeschoolers {and even non-homeschoolers!} can look at and purchase materials, plus get to know more about services and programs that may aid them in their homeschooling.

The Philippines Homeschool Conference is a great venue for homeschooling mums to learn the ins and outs of homeschooling, challenges, and how to deal with them, as well as discover the technical aspects of homeschooling. It is also the perfect venue for first-time homeschoolers to learn more about the subject and decide how to apply this on their own journey.

The expo also a great opportunity for homeschooling mums to converge and swap homeschooling stories, as well as shop for homeschool materials, books, books, and more!

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The PHC 2017: Homeschool to the Future

This year, HAPI, 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 world we live in has changed drastically over the past few years, everything is fast-paced and almost instant. these days. With the advent of the Internet Age, information is literally available with a press of a button. With these changes, the educational sphere has also changed a lot. Educators are beginning to realize that beyond rote memorization and spewing out of data, students today must learn what to do with the information that they have.

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.

This is the inspiration behind the theme of this year’s Philippine Homeschool Conference: “Homeschool to the Future: Educating for the World of Tomorrow.” As in previous years, the conference aims to encourage and equip homeschooling families in their journey through practical breakout sessions, the expo filled with educational materials, and by providing a venue where homeschoolers can meet and gather as a community.

The PHC 2017 will be held from 7 a.m. {start of registration} to 6PM on 07 October, 2017 at Treston International College in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Bearing the theme in mind, the Conference’s line-up of speakers includes international and local speakers who are a mixture of experienced homeschoolers and passionate advocates of homeschooling and education.

The PHC 2017 Expo is also sure to delight any homeschooler {or any parent who is intentional with their children’s education for that matter} with its offerings of products and services that can help them provide their kids with a rich learning experience.

Keynote topics for the conference will be give by passionate homeschooling leaders and committed education advocates including:

  1. Back-to-Basics Parenting in the Technological Age by Senator Francis Pangilinan ~ We live in a fast-paced, instant-gratification world, but there are age-old, universal values that parents need to impart to their children. Sen. Francis Pangilinan, a champion of homeschoolers and author of Resolution 308 declaring March 3 as National Homeschool Day, will share the wisdom he gained from raising his own brood of this new generation of Filipinos.
  2. Unconventional Education: Empowering the Youth for the Future by Efren Peñaflorida Jr.Just like homeschooling, Efren Peñaflorida Jr.’s acclaimed project called “Kariton Klasrum” is as unconventional as education goes. This 2009 CNN Hero of the Year awardee and 2016 CNN Superhero of the Decade finalist will inspire homeschoolers to continue their journey of this road-less-travelled way of teaching as he shares real stories of how his out-of-the-box method of education has changed the lives of families, one student at a time.
  3. The Best Option for Education in the 21st Century: Homeschooling. Know Your Kids. Discover Their Passion. Learning Happens by Marissa LeinartAfter 17 years homeschooling her 2 children and speaking at several Great Homeschool Convention workshops in the U.S., Marissa shares why we need to “C-A-R-E”  about our children’s education and the surprising rewards that come toward the end of your homeschooling journey. Besides being what many would consider a “veteran homeschooler,” Marissa is also an Emmy-award winning broadcaster, Great Homeschool Convention speaker, narrator for Apologia books, and founder of www.TheHomeschoolRevolution.com.

In addition to these inspiring and information-packed keynotes, every conference attendee will definitely find something “fit” for their unique homeschooling situation in the practical Breakout Sessions lined up for the conference. Participants may choose two of the topics for the Breakout Sessions.

There will also be a special session on the topic “The 21st Century Learner,” to be given by guest speaker Sheryl Genuino-See, M.A., an educator, motivational speaker, and award-winning social entrepreneur.

The Early Bird Rate of Php800 per head is definitely a steal for inspiring keynote talks by well-known homeschooling and education advocates, practical, information-packed breakout sessions, and access to the PHC 2017 Expo filled with vendors servicing the homeschooling community {and families in general}.

The Early Bird Rate is applicable until Sept. 30, 2017 only, after which the Walk-In Rate of P1,000 per head applies.

Those who wish to bring their children must take note of the following:

  • Children 3 years old and below who will be joining their parents in the keynote talks and breakout sessions get in free but with lap seating privileges only.
  • Children 4 years old and above who will be joining their parents all throughout the talks and sessions pay P800 per head {but again, this Early Bird Rate applies only until Sept. 30, after which the Walk-In Rate of P1,000 per head applies}.
  • Parents can also opt to have their children join the Children’s Activities in designated areas for a fee per activity.* Details of these activities will be posted soon on educatingforlife.co. *IMPORTANT: For safety and security, children need to be under the supervision of a trusted adult companion at all times.

The PHC 2017 is brought to us by the following sponsors and partners ~ Treston College, Heartshaper Philippines, The Learning Basket. When In Manila and Crossover FM 105.1 are the media partners, while Fetch Valet Service is the Valet Parking Partner.

To register and/or learn more about the PHC 2017 registration process, participants may log on to https://bit.ly/phc2017reg for complete details.

To get updates and help spread the word about the PHC 2017, follow Philippine Homeschool Conference on Facebook, Philippine Homeschool Conference 2017 Event Page on Facebook, Homeschool Association of the Philippine Islands on Facebook. You can also search for the hashtags #PHC2017 and/or #homeschooltothefuture.

For more details of the PHC 2017, please visit the PHC 2017 event organizer’s website www.educatingforlife.co

Homeschool Association of the Philippine Islands {HAPI} in a nutshell

The Homeschool Association of the Philippine Islands, is an organization that hopes “to see home education recognised as an available and respected form of education, shaping leaders and movers who will build our nation.” HAPI aims to do this by equipping organisations and homeschooling groups in growing the national movement and, thus, build the nation through homeschooling.

The Homeschool Association of the Philippine Islands {HAPI}, is a non-stock, non-profit organization that aims to equip homeschooling groups and organisations in growing the national homeschooling movement. HAPI has partnered with Educating For Life {EFL} to mount the Philippine Homeschool Conference 2017. EFL was founded by homeschooling parents to support families who have courageously decided to take the path less taken in educating their children.

To make it simple, HAPI hopes to make newbie, “wannabe,” and more experienced homeschoolers well, happy, by providing encouragement and support in different ways.

HAPI is indeed happy that the Philippine Homeschool Conference {PHC} has become the yearly “cannot-be-missed” event of homeschoolers in the Philippines. Parents who have attended previous conferences will agree that it is something definitely worth going to.

You may check out my previous posts about HAPI and The Philippine Homeschool Conference here and here.

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mumwrites

is a 30-something work-at-home mum who blogs in between home chores + child-minding. i love coffee, books + reading, collecting lovely postcards, + spending loads of time outdoors with my little man.