New to Home Schooling

Curious about homeschooling? Considering homeschooling as a possible option for your child? Have you made the decision to start homeschooling, but aren’t sure where or how to jump in? Have you jumped in, but still have doubts and questions?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, the BC CHEC New to Homeschooling (N2HS) workshop stream is for you!

The N2HS workshop will cover such topics as:

  • The benefits of homeschooling
  • The challenges of homeschooling
  • Homeschooling as a lifestyle choice, not just an education choice
  • Homeschooling in BC: legalities and choices
  • I’m pulling my child out of school to homeschool. Where do I start?
  • Methods of homeschooling for your consideration

These and other basic topics will be introduced and discussed with time for questions from attendees. The purpose of this workshop is to provide basic information and to point participants in directions where they can find answers to their questions. Handouts will be available. There are more in-depth workshops offered Friday afternoon and Saturday as well.

Recommended Workshops:

(Some workshops depend on the age range of your children)

Friday Morning

  • Homeschooling - A Revival Movement (Keynote Speaker, Zan Tyler)
  • N2HS - New to Homeschooling (Steve Codling, Kristine Isfeld, Rob Wahl)

Friday Afternoon

  • Better Late Than Early or Better Early Than Late? (Diane Geerlinks)
  • A Modern Charlotte Mason Homeschool - WWCD? (Ana Willis)
  • The Adventure of Home Education (Diane Geerlinks)
  • Intro to HCOS Online Courses & the New BC Ed Plan (Alisha Hadley)
  • Project Based Learning - Don’t be Afraid of Technology! (Steve Bastian)


  • Beyond Bookwork to Making Connections and Critical Thinking (Andria Lengkeek)
  • Teaching your child: Everyone can learn through picture books! (Catherine Lisimaque)
  • Life in the Fiery Furnace: How to Avoid Homeschool Burnout (Zan Tyler)
  • Project Based Learning - It Starts at Home! (Alisha Hadley)
  • Right Relationships For the Homeschool Environment (Robyn Friberg)
  • 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential (Zan Tyler)
  • Making and Keeping Appointments (Linda Queiros)
  • Report Writing for Early Writers (Niki Hildebrandt)