Professional development for homeschool parents is a beneficial investment in enhancing the quality of education for the kids while providing an exciting opportunity for growth for the parents. As primary educators, homeschooling parents play a multifaceted role that goes beyond traditional teaching methods, encompassing curriculum design, instructional strategies, and the ability to address diverse learning styles.
Engaging in professional development opportunities equips parents with the latest educational trends, teaching techniques, and resources, empowering us to create a dynamic and effective learning environment at home. Furthermore, continuous learning enables homeschooling parents to stay informed about advancements in technology, educational psychology, and specialized teaching methodologies, fostering adaptability in their approach. By participating in professional development, homeschool parents not only expand their own knowledge base but also foster a positive and enriched educational experience for their children, promoting lifelong learning and academic success.
Opportunities for home educators to build their skill set.
These workshops for homeschooling families are offered through Fresno Pacific University for credit. The classes are online and asynchronous allowing families to add them into their busy schedule easily. They are built around a variety of popular homeschool resources and include topics like "Rethinking School" and "Developing the leader in you" among others.
Created by a former Chico homeschooler, Stephanie Plummer, this course is designed for people interested in learning more about the how and why of unschooling. This is a self-paced course through Teachable. It covers the philosophy of interest-led learning, legalities, creating a learning rich environment, and more.
The Homeschool Association of
California (HSC) has been offering an annual homeschooling conference for decades. This favorite, family-friendly conference offers workshops for both new and veteran homeschoolers on a variety of topics. Conferences are usually held in the summer and offer discounts for early registration.