Resources

Homeschooling resources




Find A Supervising School Authority



School Board Contact List 2019-2020






Forms



Home Education Notification Form


Sample Home Education Plan General Template





Reference Documents



NEW! Online Learning Guides for Families and School Authorities 2019


Home Education Regulations Written in Lay Person's Language


Government Alberta Education Home Education Handbook 2010


Government Home Education Regulations 2010


Guide To Education 2019


Each student receives a minimum of $835.00 per year in reimbursement funding for their home education program as below:

Home Education Funding Reimbursement Rules


As per Alberta Education's directive, no student receives any funding or benefit on a school program as below:

Teacher-Directed, On-line, Paper-based Funding Rules


teacher-directed funding

PCE - Home education is a distinction of "authority" and not "location"





Alberta Programs of Study (APS Outcomes) Curriculum Summaries



Kindergarten


Grade 1


Grade 2


Grade 3


Grade 4


Grade 5


Grade 6


Grade 7


Grade 8


Grade 9


Curriculum Outcomes for Home Educators Grades K-12


Please see the High School Page for High school course outcomes




Sample Education Plan Templates



These plans are presented to give you an idea of how to plan your child's education year. You may follow the 1400 APS outcomes per grade as per the curriculum summaries above, or you may choose to follow the 22 Home Education SOLO outcomes as presented below.


Grade 1 Sample Education Plan


Grade 2 Sample Education Plan


Grade 3 Sample Education Plan


Grade 4 Sample Education Plan


Grade 5 Sample Education Plan


Grade 6 Sample Education Plan


Grade 7 Sample Education Plan


Grade 8 Sample Education Plan


Grade 8 Shared Responsibility Sample Education Plan


Grade 9 Sample Education Plan


Please see the High School page for Grade 10 to 12 plans




Activities and Events (see also Support Groups)



SHINE Society for the Homeschool Network of Edmonton


Calgary and Area Activities and Events Group


Edmonton and Area Activities and Events Group


Jim McGinn's Calgary Homeschooling Resources Site






Curriculum Sellers



Free Alberta Programs of Study Curriculum for Grades 4-9. Covers key points in each grade/subject.

Grades 1-3 is not represented as it is mostly about teaching kids to read, write and basic education with hands-on learning.


Homeschool Buyers Co-op


Canadian Homeschooling Purchase Facebook Group


CHER Canadian Home Education Resources


Secular Alberta Homeschooling Curriculum Sale


Education Station, Edmonton


Scholars Choice


Wintergreen Teaching Resources


Science Is


Western Campus Resources - Alberta Education High School Textbooks


Homeschool Canada





Consultants



Home Learning Connections, Elizabeth Grace, Calgary. Tutoring, essay marking, diploma prep, learning strategist.


Professional Parenting and Education, Judy Arnall, Calgary, Education consulting.


Natural Capacity Counseling, Donna Vanderlip, BC. Learning strategist and education consulting.


The Inspired Teacher, Tara Fry, Calgary. Tutoring, essay marking, diploma prep.





Books



Happy Homeschooling Handbook - Alberta Edition 2019-2020 Year

Alberta Happy Homeschooling Handbook

Considering homeschooling your child? Yes, you can! This 100+ page book contains everything you need to homeschool in Alberta.

Credible information, regulations, responsibilities, how-to, tips and a whole lot of encouragement. You got this!

NEW! Includes a package of either grade 1-9 sample learning plans or grade 10-12 course proposal/summary templates

All net proceeds go to the Alberta Homeschooling Association to cover costs and keep our membership free!

See Inside the Table of Contents

Print Book $19.95 plus $6.00 shipping




Conferences



Canadian Home Education Online Conference

National Home Education Conference - September 2019


Inspired Calgary - September 2019


Wisdom High School Conference - November 2019


Canadian Free Online Homeschool Conference - February 2020


Western Canadian Catholic Homeschool Conference - March 2019


AHEA Homeschool Conference - April 2019





Alberta Education Resource Departments



Richard Arnold, Finance and Reimbursements


Daylene Lauman, Online, Paper-based and Teacher Directed Programs


Randy Billey, Field Services Manager


Amanda Henry, Chief of Staff, Education Minister


Curtis Clarke, Deputy Education Minister


Hon David Eggen, Education Minister






Webinars



AHA! Homeschooling 101


AHA! Spring Visits: What to Expect


AHA Help! My Child Won't Do The Work!


AHA! Choosing a School Authority, Program and Creating an Education Plan





Advocacy



Parents for Choice in Education


Alberta Independent Schools and Colleges Association


Unschooling Canada Association


Alliance of Self-Directed Education


Home School Legal Defense Canada





Canadian Websites



Unschooling Canada Association Facebook Support Group


Unschooling Canada Association Facebook Page


Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko's Blog "Radio Free School"


Jan Hunt's Website "The Natural Child Project"


Pam Laricchia's Blog "Living Joyfully"


Wendy Priesnitz' Blog "Life Learning"


Carlo Ricci's Blog "Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning"


Attachment Parenting Canada's Home Education


Judy Arnall's Blog "Unschooling To University"


Facebook - Indigenous Homeschoolers






Tip Sheets on Homeschooling



Why Would I Consider Home Education?


Home Education Myths


10 Worries of New Home Educators


8 Parenting and Education Myths Not Backed by Research


Homeschooling Advantages and Disadvantages


Does Your Parenting Style Match Your Homeschooling Style?


How Does an Unschooler change a Light Bulb? A Day in the Life of an Unschooler


Tips for Applying to Colleges, Universities and Tech Schools


Setting Up Your Home for Success


Ten Things to Know About Unschooling


What about Socialization?


Is Minecraft Educational?


Video Game Benefits


Unschooling and STEM Careers


Homeschooling Glossary of Terms


Why you should take your children out of public school, by Brent Kreuger


Ways to Learn Math Without a Workbook


The Back-to-School Schedule When You Unschool


10 Reasons to Get the Degree (or Diploma or Certificate)


Screen Time Mitigates Summer Learning Loss


Self-Directed Education Alliance Article: Unschooling 101


Are All-inclusive Vacations Educational? You bet!


The "Back to School" Schedule When You Unschool





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