alberta homeschooling events

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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The Alberta Homeschooling/Unschooling 4 Session Course - NEW!

4 Sessions Thursdays Sept 5,12,19, and 26, 2024, 7 pm to 8:30 pm ish MDT

For parents and caregivers

Provided by Professional Parenting

Homeschooling Parent Course

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!

Previous Events

Come Join Our Coffee and Conversation Online Facilitated Support Group *NEW!*

Wednesday February 21, 2024, 7 PM MDT

Come join us for an enjoyable evening sharing tips, information, support, strategies and friendship!

Coffee and Conversation Support Group

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AHA - All About Unschooling - Panel Discussion

March 11, 2024, 7 PM MDT

In this webinar, learn about the home education delivery method called unschooling, where children self-direct their learning based on their interests and curiosity. Bring your questions! We have answers!

Panel by Golda David, Cynthia Fehr, Judy Arnall and Krista Jorgensen

Unschooling in Alberta

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AHA - What to Expect During Spring Facilitator Visits

March 27, 2024, 7 PM MDT

In this webinar, discover the joy of meeting with your facilitator and find out all the ways they can support you and your child's journey into home education success.

Presented by Krista Jorgensen and Cynthia Fehr

How to teach math

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AHA - Applied Math in Everyday Life

April 10, 2024, 7 PM MDT

In this webinar, learn about the many hands-on ways that children can learn math and when best to introduce math on paper. Bring your questions! We have answers!

Presented by Judy Arnall

How to teach math

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UCA Unschooling Info Session

Thursday November 23, 2023, 6 PM MST 8 PM EST

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. No motivation problems ever! Parents and children love learning when it is consensual and personalized.

unschooling questions and answers

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AHA - Help! My Child Won't Listen and Can't Do the Work! Tips and tricks to gain engagement.

Wednesday November 29, 2023, 7 PM MDT

In this webinar we will discuss when children "listen" and when they "comply" with tasks that we have asked them to do. We will discuss tips and tricks that parents can use keep kids engaged in learning and make learning fun. Q and A for all participants.

Presented by Judy Arnall

Judy is a veteran unschooling mom of five adult children whom she has had the proud experience of attending four university convocations so far. She will teach with anything except worksheets and seat work!


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AHA - Homeschooling a Child With Special Needs

Wednesday November 15, 2023, 7 PM MDT

In this webinar we will discuss what parents/guardians can do to plan a schedule that works for the whole family. We will generate ways that parents can keep kids engaged in learning and discuss what supports are available for home education. Q and A for all participants.

Presented by Cynthia Fehr

Cynthia is a veteran homeschooling mom of two almost adult children.


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AHA - Help! My Kids Do Not Read Yet!

Wednesday October 18, 2023, 7 PM MDT

In this webinar we will discuss what parents/guardians may notice as their children are learning to read and provide some tips and suggestions for helping their child get started with reading.

Presented by Krista Jorgensen

Krista is a homeschooling mom of two kids who both now are avid readers. One didn't start reading until grade 4 and now won't put her books down. The other child picked up a book at age 3 and to her great surprise, she read it to her Mom. At the time Krista didn't know her child could read. Krista has a masters degree in information studies and worked as a librarian in public libraries before taking a break from work to homeschool her children.


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AHA Considering Home Education 101

Wednesday September 13, 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

Considering home education

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AHA Self-Designed Home Education High School

Tuesday September 12, 2023, 7 PM MDT

Come join us for an extensive session on understanding how home education high school works in Alberta. Online is not the only "at-home" option for high school! Yes, your child can most certainly earn a government diploma and/or credits on home education. Plus, its personalized and meaningful!

There will be lots of time for a Q and A session on this most interesting way to do high school and gain admissions to post-secondary schools.

Presented by Judy Arnall and Golda David

high school home education alberta

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Parenting Tips Webinar: 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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Parenting Tip Webinar: Gentle Discipline

Feb 12, 2024, 6 PM MST, 8 PM EST No Fee, Zoom Presentation

Gentle Discipline

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. Distinguish between discipline and punishment, and be able to use 10 age-appropriate tools for gentle and respectful discipline that teaches kids rather than punishes kids. Q and A included

Presented by Judy Arnall, Parenting Consultant with Professional Parenting Canada

Professional Parenting Canada

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AHA 3rd Annual Conference Speaker Day 2021

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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