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  • We offer workshops and presentations to groups of home-educating parents, via video link or in-person. In-person in the Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast regions.
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Send us an email to request the following workshops:

  • Introduction to Home Education
  • Teaching Your Dyslexic Child to Read and Spell
  • Home Educating Your Dyslexic Child
  • Helping Your Child Learn to Read
  • A More In-depth look at Real Learning, Unschooling and Natural Learning – seeing the learning in everyday activities
  • Registration and writing a yearly plan for the Home Education Unit (HEU) in QLD
  • Reporting and writing work samples for the Home Education Unit (HEU) in QLD

Past Events

Homeschooling 101 QLD – Workshop for Parents

Reporting for the Home Education Unit (HEU) QLD

  • When: Saturday 16th February, 2019
  • Time: 10:00am to 4pm
  • Where: Paddington, Brisbane
  • Cost: $80 per person. 
  • This workshop is small – maximum 10 participants.
  • Booking deadline: NA.

What topics does the ‘Reporting’ workshop cover?

This FULL-DAY workshop will concentrate on REPORTING for the Home Education Unit and will cover:

  • An explanation of the requirements for each report
  • The review of the previous year
  • Work samples – what not to do
  • How to choose a work sample
  • Different examples of work samples for English, Math and another ‘subject’/area
  • How to write about work samples
  • How to annotate a work sample
  • Where to find good words to help annotate a work sample
  • How to use the Australian Curriculum to help your report writing
  • Tips to support a reluctant writer/child
  • How to write a work sample for maths and ‘another subject’ that involve NO WRITING by the child

In our workshops we teach participants HOW to write their plans and reports, step-by-step. These skills can be used in subsequent years each time a person needs to report and plan. We take the time to find out about each family and their homeschooling journey, giving them individual suggestions based on this information. We provide reassurance and answer each participant’s questions thoroughly. These workshops are a full-day and cost $75-$85. They are so much MORE than just reporting and planning. The workshops give participants a vision of how their ‘homeschooling life’ can be, how they can facilitate the joy of learning and see their children shine.

What this workshop will NOT cover:

  • Planning the following year of work

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for people who have at least one child who is provisionally or fully registered for Home Education in QLD. That means they have sent in at least one ‘Application for Registration for Home Education’ to the Home Education Unit (HEU) which included their plan for the upcoming year.

This workshop is facilitated by Nicole Reardon and Jeny Kinnane, both ex-teachers and home educators with a passion for natural learning. They know how to translate natural learning activities and skills into formats suitable for reporting. They can help you use freely available resources to find the words you need to describe your child’s learning and progress.

Bookings for this workshop have closed.

For more information please email Nicole: homeschooling101qld@gmail.com 

“Wow! Nicole & Jeny go above & beyond to put together structured & informative workshops, and at bargain prices! With their combined knowledge, they took away any doubt I had of being able to write my report for the Home Education Unit, using the different strategies of finding useful data & sample collection. The amount of time Nicole & Jeny forfeit, shows the dedication they have to help other homeschooling parents like me. I’ll definitely be attending more workshops to pick at their brains.”- CHARLOTTE

“Absolutely brilliant! Jeny and Nicole prepared meticulous notes and presented a quality workshop that I would thoroughly recommend to new and seasoned homeschoolers.” – CATHERINE

Reporting for the Home Education Unit (HEU) in QLD – Parent Workshop – 4th Aug 2018.


Past Events

Homeschooling 101 QLD – Information Session for Parents

Introduction to Home Education

a.k.a. How to Get Started with Homeschooling

  • When: Make a request for 2019
  • Time: 10:00am to 4pm
  • Where: Paddington, Brisbane
  • Cost: $65 per person. Bring a partner: add $30. 
  • This session is small – maximum 14 participants.
  • Booking Deadline: NA

What topics does the ‘Introduction to Home Education’ Information Session cover?

This FULL-DAY information session covers a wide variety of topics including:

  • Home education options
  • Benefits of home education
  • Different approaches to home education – styles and philosophies
  • How to get started
  • De-schooling
  • Outlining the process of registration with the Home Education Unit in Queensland
  • Natural learning and Unschooling introduced
  • Teachable moments – and how to not ruin them
  • Socialisation
  • How to find your homeschooling community
  • Resource lists of helpful websites, blogs and organisations
  • Seeing learning in everyday activities
  • Gaps in learning
  • Time for you to ask questions.

Our goal is to be prepared for a wide variety of questions and to have resources ready to answer the participants specific questions, taking into account their unique circumstances.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for people who:

  • are considering homeschooling
  • have started home educating within the last two years
  • have just removed their children from school
  • would like to transition to natural learning or unschooling after using a more structured home education approach

We highly recommend attending this session before our workshop: ‘Registration for the Home Education Unit (HEU) QLD.’

Details: This workshop is for adults. Children cannot attend the Paddington venue. Breastfeeding infants are welcome. Breastfeeding toddlers are welcome to pop-in for a feed. Please BYO lunch and snacks. This information session is small – maximum 14 participants.

For more information and to request a workshop date in 2019, please email Nicole: homeschooling101qld@gmail.com


Past Events

Homeschooling 101 QLD – Workshop for Parents

Home Educating Your Child with Dyslexia

will be re-named to:

Teaching Your Dyslexic Child to Read and Spell

  • When: Make a request for 2019.
  • Time: 10:00am to 4pm
  • Where: Paddington, Brisbane
  • Cost: $85 per person
  • Booking Deadline: NA

What topics does the ‘Dyslexia’ workshop cover?

This workshop will guide participants in ways they can effectively teach reading and support other areas of learning. It is assumed that participants in this workshop will have at least a basic understanding of what dyslexia is.

  • Effective teaching and learning strategies for dyslexia
  • Multi-sensory reading and spelling programs – what are the elements of a successful program for dyslexia?
  • Teaching the alphabet, handwriting, sight words and spelling
  • What about reading comprehension and written expression?
  • Assistive technologies – what they are and how they can help
  • Practical examples and activities to help attendees learn more about the English language
  • Resource lists of helpful websites, blogs, programs and organisations
  • Individual Education Plan: accommodations and adjustments to your yearly plan for registering with the HEU

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for people whose child/children have struggled to acquire literacy skills and:

  • who have been formally diagnosed with dyslexia
  • or who are strongly suspected as having dyslexia.

Details: This workshop is for adults. Children cannot attend the Paddington venue. Babes-in-arms are welcome. Breastfeeding infants are welcome to pop-in for a feed. Please BYO lunch and snacks.

This event was insured by the Home Education Association Inc.

For more information and to request a workshop date in 2019, please email Nicole: homeschooling101qld@gmail.com


Homeschooling 101 QLD – Workshop for Parents

Helping Your Child Learn to Read

  • When: Make a request for 2019 
  • Time: 10:00am to 4pm
  • Where: Paddington, Brisbane or your venue
  • Cost: $75 early bird / $85 regular ticket – per person.  
  • Bring a partner / friend: add $30
  • Booking Deadline: NA.

What topics does the ‘Helping Your Child Learn to Read’ workshop cover?

  • Creating a language-rich environment
  • Supporting your child while staying in alignment with your educational philosophy
  • The foundations of learning to read, including phonological awareness and phonics
  • How identifying your child’s learning style can guide you in what approach to take
  • The difference between decodable books, predictable texts and real books
  • Practical examples and activities to help attendees learn more about the English language
  • and more

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for people who:

  • have children of any age who have expressed an interest in learning to read and
  • want to use a reading program OR
  • want to use a natural learning/unschooling approach to teaching reading.

Details: This workshop is for adults. Children cannot attend the Paddington venue. Babes-in-arms are welcome. Breastfeeding infants are welcome to pop-in for a feed. Please BYO lunch and snacks. 

For more information and to request a workshop date in 2019, please email Nicole: homeschooling101qld@gmail.com


 

Past Events

Homeschooling 101 QLD – Workshop for Parents

Registration and Planning for the Home Education Unit (HEU) QLD

  • When: Make a request for 2019. Group bookings only. 
  • Time: 10:00am to 4pm
  • Where: Paddington, Brisbane OR your venue
  • Cost: $85 per person. 
  • This workshop is small – maximum 10 participants. 

What topics does the ‘Registration’ workshop cover?

This FULL-DAY workshop will concentrate on assisting you to navigate through the process for REGISTRATION for the Home Education Unit and will cover:

  • Outlining the process of registration with the HEU
  • Elements of a comprehensive yearly plan – ‘proposed program’
  • Addressing the key criteria for a high-quality education
  • Navigating the Australian Curriculum website
  • A section on ‘good words’ to use
  • Documenting your homeschooling activities/life
  • Recommended resources and support to help you with registration AND supporting your child’s learning needs
  • Time for you to ask questions and chat with us and other homeschooling parents

What this workshop will NOT cover:

  • The yearly review/report
  • Work samples

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for people who:

  • want to send an ‘Application for Registration for Home Education’ to the Home Education Unit (HEU)
  • are transitioning from school to homeschooling
  • are transitioning from distance education to ‘do-it-yourself’ via the HEU
  • have been natural learning with their little ones and they are ready to register
  • are already registered and want help writing next year’s plan. 

Details: This workshop is for adults. Children cannot attend. Breastfeeding infants are welcome to pop-in for a feed. Please BYO lunch and snacks. This workshop is small – maximum 10 participants. 

For more information and to request a workshop date in 2019, please email Nicole: homeschooling101qld@gmail.com