Who: HEMS: helping, encouraging, mentoring, serving

Spring Conference:

May 3rd – 4th, 2019

Where: Halifax Christian Academy

114 Downs Ave, Halifax, NS B3N 1Y6

Why: To offer support and resources to home educators around the Maritimes

Cost: Admission for both Friday and Saturday

(includes spouse & children)

Registration:

before January 31st – $45

sold out

before March 15th $50

after March 15th or at the door $55

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR

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Conference Schedule

Friday

1:30 – 2:30   Getting Started – Free workshop for new homeschoolers  FREE – Stephanie Jackson

2:45 – 3:45  Registering & Reporting – How Tos & The Law  FREE – Kathleen McInnis

2:00 – 4:00  Teen Writing Workshop – Stephen Michels

4:00 – 6:00   Second Hand Sale & Vendor Hall

5:00 – 6:00   Leadership Dinner

6:30 – 7:30   Keynote –Loving & Leading– Dr. Brian Ray

7:30 – 8:00  HSLDA Update – Angela Smith

8:00 – 8:45  Developing Character Through Education – Rod & Staff and More

Saturday

8:00 – 4:00   Youth Entrepreneurs

8:00 – 10:00   Second Hand Sale

8:30 – 4:00   Vendor Hall

Saturday

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

Room 5

(Teen Room)

9:30 – 10:30 Keynote – Swimming Upstream: The Water Gets Clearer

Dr. Brian Ray & Betsy Ray

Paint ‘Nite’ –

Shannon Peng

10:45 – 11:45

Common Challenges to and Succeeding in Home-Based Education – Dr. Brian Ray

Parents: Igniting the Fires of Your Mind –

Betsy Ray

Providing a Classical Education At Home – Classical Conversations

Techsploration – empowering young women to explore science

11:45 – 1:00

Lunch & Provincial Update – Stephanie Jackson

1:15 – 2:15 Homeschooling Your Teens: Are You Surviving or Thriving?

Stephanie Jackson

Techniques to Develop a Calmer, More Engaged and Focused Student – Specifically for Autism, Asperger’s, ADD/ADHD

Carol Bartz

Calling All Principals – Dads in Homeschooling

Albert Lee

Portfolios – Angela Smith

Science Lab

Jeff Jackson

2:30 – 3:30 Home Educated and Now Adults: Were the Criticisms True or False? – Dr. Brian Ray Music in Education –

Priscilla Lee

On Your Toes, Homeschooling With Toddlers – Betsy Ray

Small group discussion –

open door

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