alberta homeschooling events

Next Webinar: Considering Home Education 101 Wednesday June 21, 2023, 7 PM MDT

Come join us for an extensive session on understanding how home education works in Alberta.

There will be lots of time for a Q and A session on this most popular webinar of the year!

Presented by Judy Arnall

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UCA Unschooling Info Session Wednesday June 28, 2023, 6 PM MDT 8 PM EDT

Come join us for a quick overview of "Unschooling" in Canada and an extensive "learner-centred" Q and A session over zoom!

Unschooling is where children direct their learning and curiosity becomes the curriculum.

unschooling questions and answers

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Sibling Rivalry Remedies

Thursday May 18, 2023, 7 PM MDT, 9 PM EDT No Fee, Zoom Presentation

Sibling Rivalry Remedies

Discover when children learn self-control and begin listening. Learn 3 easy steps to remain calm and help our children get calm through times of chaos and conflict. Q and A

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The Alberta Homeschooling/Unschooling 4 Session Course - NEW!

For parents and caregivers

Provided by Professional Parenting

Homeschooling Parent Course

4 Sessions Wednesdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 2023, 7 pm to 8:30 pm ish MDT

Instructor: Judy Arnall, BA, Certified Brain and Child Development Specialist, and Home Education Parent of 4 University graduates. Judy has worked in adult education for 25 years and has taught for Alberta Health Services and Continuing Education at The University of Calgary for 13 years each.

Location: Live Online Zoom. Class size limited to 10 participants to enable interaction and individual attention.

Target: New and experienced parents/caregivers and homeschoolers and unschoolers of all ages and grades.

Investment is $265 per computer plus GST, which includes the 4 Week course and all materials. Course workbook and the following reference books; Parenting With Patience, The Happy Homeschooling Handbook Or Money Smart Mom (if outside Alberta), Unschooling to University, and Attachment Parenting Tips Raising Toddlers to Teens will be mailed out upon registration. Recordings of missed sessions will be provided.

All sessions are flexible to meet the customized needs of the class participants

Session One - How Home Education differs from School Education and how The Parent/Caregiver Role changes. Benefits of Home Education.

Session Two - The Mechanics of Brain Development and How Children Learn at Different Ages and Stages.

Session Three - The Impact of Personality, Temperament, Learning Styles, Neurodiversity, and Multiple Intelligences on Learning. Direct Instruction or Self-Directed Learning.

Session Four - Setting Up for Success. The Learning Environment: curriculum or no-curriculum. Behaviour Guidance. Screen Time. Handling Multiple Grades.

Come join our sessions and feel more confident and competent in educating your child. You got this!

AHA! Webinar Wednesday Online Cafes 2022

Alberta Home Education Support

Free live monthly information sessions with Q and A and peer support chats.

Bring your own coffee (tea, water or wine!) to these live sessions and "meet" other parents in the comfort of your own home!

Third Wednesdays of Every Month, 7:00 pm (Alberta-Mountain Time)to about 9:00 pm

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View Previous Recorded Webinars

Jan 19, 2022 Homeschooling 101

Feb 16, 2022 Homeschooling children with Special Needs. Handling Family Resistance.

March 16, 2022 Spring Facilitation Visits - What to expect? Assessments and portfolios.

April 13, 2022 Homeschooling High School On-line and/or Self-designed for Diplomas.

May 18, 2022 Homeschooling 101

July 27, 2022 Children's Brain Development/Learning Stages and Best Type of Education.

July 20, 2022 The Good News Science and Benefits/Challenges of Screen Time.

August 17, 2022 Choosing a Supervising School Board and Program. Creating a Home Education Plan.

Sept 21, 2022 Homeschooling 101

Oct 19, 2022 Fall Facilitation Visits - What to expect? Modifying the Education Plan. Receipt Submissions.

Nov 16, 2022 Help! My Child Doesn't Listen and Can't do the Work! Tips and Tricks for Gaining Engagement.

Dec 21, 2022 Unschooling and Self-Directed Education

In these live webinars, we will discuss every aspect of homeschooling and how many families go about it. Regulations will be based on Alberta Education requirements. Information provided is independent from any school authority or government agency and is provided by veteran parents and homeschoolers to prevent bias or conflict of interests. We will have a segment of time dedicated to attendees questions. Come join us for coffee or wine (sorry, you have to supply that!) conversation, support and answers!

NEW! The Home Education Professional Development Information Class

For: School board staff, Teachers, Home Education Facilitators, Principals, Healthcare professionals, and Government employees.

Provided by Alberta Homeschooling Association

Homeschooling Professional Development Course

Home education is not school-brought-into-the-home. It is an evidence-based education choice with unique characteristics in methodology, resources, assessment, regulations and most importantly, it involves the love relationship between a parent/caregiver and a child. There are many myths circulating about home education, spurred by uninformed opinion and biases, even though home education is the fastest growing alternative, educational choice. As a professional who may work with families that home educate, be informed and updated.

This session provides an overview of home education in Alberta. Intended for education, healthcare, and government professionals, it informs the participant about the rights and responsibilities of parents, teachers and school boards when partnered together in a Home Education Program regulated by Alberta Education.

Topics will include:

  • Useful Terminology
  • The Notification Process
  • The Home Education Plan
  • The SOLO or APS Outcomes
  • Curriculum Choices
  • The Funding Regulations
  • The Two Assessment Facilitator Visits
  • Pathways to a Diploma and Post-Secondary Education
  • Home Education Styles, Methodology and Philosophies
  • Unique Characteristics of Learning in the Home that is Different from the Classroom
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Provided by Alberta Homeschooling Association, President, Judy Arnall, BA, DTM, CCFE (Certified Canadian Family Life Educator) and Brain Story Certified

90 Minute Synchronous Online Class includes Q and A

Completion certificates available

Investment: $49 to $149 per person depending on size of class

$149.00 per person for individual session

$109.00 per person for a group of 2-5 participants

$ 99.00 per person for a group of 6-10 participants

$ 49.00 per person for a group of 11-100 participants

We accept Paypal, e-transfer, cheque or Electronic Payment Transfer.

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AHA 3rd Annual Conference Speaker Day

Alberta Home Education Support

Free presentations. Recordings available for Premium Members

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April 28, 2021

Judy Arnall 8 am Best Education Methods for Each Age Group

Judy Arnall

Judy's Website: Unschooling To University

Judy is a certified brain and child development specialist and master of non-punitive parenting and education practices. She is the bestselling author of 5 print books and parent of 5 unschooled children.

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Cynthia Fehr 9:30 am Connection Without Compliance

Cynthia Fehr

Cynthia's Website: Calm Raging Waters

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Monica Truong 11:00 AM The Calgary Centre for Self-Directed Education

Monica Truong

Monica's Website:

Learn about a new initiative to establish a self-directed learning school

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Talitha Humphrey 12:15 PM The Basics and Benefits of a RESP

Talitha Humphrey

Talitha's Website: Primerica RESP

A discussion to simplify the Registered Education Savings Plan

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Robyn Robertson 1 PM Can We Unschool?

Robin Robertson

Robyn's Website: Honey, I'm Homeschooling the Kids!

Are you curious about unschooling but just not sure where to begin or what to do? Join me as we explore unschooling, what it looks like and why our family chose this path.

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Golda David 2:30 PM Planning for a Successful Fall

Golda David

Golda's Website: Demystifying Education

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Teresa Wiedrick 4:00 PM Nurture You, Homeschool Mama, So You Can Nurture Your Homeschool Kids

Teresa Wiedrick

Teresa's Website: Capturing the Charmed Life

Teresa encourages homeschool families to do this homeschool thing with confidence, clarity, and vision. She is keenly aware of the intensity and demanding nature of this lifestyle as she has been doing it for fifteen years with four kids. She is also an author, podcaster, and encourager: inspiring homeschool mamas to nurture themselves while they nurture their homeschool kids.

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Online School Board Meet and Greet 2021

Online School Board Meet and Greet

Please visit the School Board tab for these amazing presentations

Southern Alberta Library Sessions


Medicine Hat Library, (Homeschooling and Unschooling 101) February 20, 2020, 7:00 - 9:00 pm


Okotoks Library, (Homeschooling 101) January 22, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Sage Hill Calgary Library, (Homeschooling 101) January 24, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Didsbury Library, (Homeschooling 101) February 27, 2019, 6:30 - 8 pm

Bowness Library, (Unschooling 101) April 22, 2019, 6:30 - 8 pm

Strathmore Library, (Unschooling 101) May 22, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Country Hills Calgary Library, (Homeschooling 101) May 16, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Fish Creek Calgary Library, (Homeschooling 101) May 14, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Central Calgary Library, (Homeschooling 101) June 3rd, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Fort Macleod Library, (Homeschooling 101) August 19, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Calgary Islamic Centre, August 31, 2019, 12 noon - 2 pm

Okotoks Library, (Unschooling 101) October 24, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Crowfoot Calgary Library, (Homeschooling 101) November 2, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Fish Creek Calgary Library, (Homeschooling 101) November 3, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm


Fish Creek Calgary Library, May 15, 2018, 7 - 8:30 pm

Signal Hill Calgary Library, June 9, 2018, 11 - 12:30 pm

Central Calgary Library, September 12, 2018, 6 - 7:30 pm

Sage Hill Calgary Library, November 24, 2018, 10:30 - Noon pm

Central Calgary Library, November 26, 2018, 10:30 - Noon pm

Shawnessey Calgary Library, November 27, 2018, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Crossfield Library, November 28, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Homeschooling 101 Crossfield Recording Here

Northern Alberta Library Sessions


Edmonton Library, (Homeschooling and Unschooling 101) February 27, 2020 6:00 to 8:00 pm


Fairview Library, (Unschooling 101) February 9, 2019 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Grande Prairie Library, (Homeschooling 101) TBA in November 2019


Edmonton Library, (Homeschooling 101) October 19, 2018, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Grande Prairie Library, (Unschooling 101)October 20, 2018 1:00 to 3:00 pm


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