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SHBE Convention 2018

Hold On For The Ride!

February 23- 24, 2018

Queensbury Convention Center, Regina

Speakers

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Tamara Strijack

Tamara Strijack is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who lives and works on Vancouver Island.  She has worked with children and adolescents in various roles over the last twenty years – as mentor, counsellor, youth leader, program director, group facilitator – and is herself a mother of two adolescent girls. She also works as a parent and teacher consultant, helping adults make sense of the children in their care.  Connection, relationship and attachment continue to be central themes in all of her roles, both personally and professionally.

As faculty member of the Neufeld Institute* and as Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s daughter, Tamara offers a unique inside view, bringing together her own experience and insight with her father's theoretical material. Tamara currently teaches child and adolescent development courses for teachers and counsellors, and offers workshops on all matters related to attachment and development for parents, teachers and helping professionals. Her favourite material to share with others is the topic of home learning and how to create the conditions for children to thrive and to flourish, where she draws on her own experiences of homeschooling her children.

*Note that Dr. Gordon Neufeld is founder of the Neufeld Institute. Please visit the Neufeld Institute website for more information: neufeldinstitute.org 

Plenary: Attachment, Relationship, Learning through play

 

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig is the founder of LifeLaunch, and is passionate about home education, discipleship and worldview! As a first generation homeschool graduate, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Music and has pursued Seminary Studies in Philosophy and Apologetics. With this background, Daniel has a great burden for furthering the home education and discipleship vision in the next generation.

In his capacity with LifeLaunch, a growing ministry with the mission of launching the next generation through powerful mentoring relationships and real-life integration, Daniel interacts closely with homeschool families and students nationwide. He understands the challenges they must overcome to fully realize their God-given potential as Kingdom-minded servants of Christ.

Daniel shares his expertise and first-hand experiences with parents and students at conventions and seminars across the country. These sessions are known for being both inspiring and insightful. Daniel is also an accomplished tenor and has blessed audiences around the country with majestic and powerful songs of worship to God. He currently resides in Colorado with his beautiful wife, Megan.

Plenary: The Power of Mentorship

Plenary: Why I am Glad I was Homeschooled and Why Your Kids Will Be too

 

Deirdre Sentis

Deirdre and her husband have 5 children who they have been homeschooling for 8 years. Deirdre has her Bachelor’s degree in Education and loves finding great resources, books and curriculum. Her passion is developing character and faith. Homeschooling lets us live, love, and learn together and she is so very grateful.

Karisa Bailey

Karisa is in the middle of her ninth year of home education, with her five children (ages 15-6). She loves the everyday learning environment of “doing life” all together and is so thankful that she has this opportunity. She is enthusiastic about literature and reading aloud, always with a cup of coffee!

Anne Bennett

Anne has been on the SHBE Board since 2011 and was the first help desk coordinator, and año as president. She lives in Shaunavon with her husband, Terry Shields, and their sons, Peter (19), David (16) and Mark (13).

Workshop Titles and Speakers

The following workshop titles and speakers are tentative and subject to change.

The List of Speakers and Workshops Will Include:

Regina Public Library - How the Library Can Help
Peter Stock HSLDA - Homeschooling High School and Beyond
Sylvia Funk - Unravelling Autism
Lind Karn - Support for Support Group Leaders
Flannery Salkeld & Jennifer Bobowski - Classical Education and Charlotte Mason
Karisa Bailey and Deirdre Sentis - How do you ACTUALLY homeschool?
Melony Materi - Circle of Security
Tamara Strijack - Preserving Play in a Digital Age with Q&A
Amanda Lai & Robyn Michon - Organizing 101
Vance Nelson - Urban Caves
Anne Bennett - Notifying and Reporting - What You Need to Know
Samantha Loewen & Karen MacKenzie - Co-operative Homeschooling
Daniel Craig - "Teens Don't Have to Rebel"
Dad's Panel
Jenn Dean - Staying Calm in Midst of the Storm: Practical Tools for When You Feel Overwhelmed
Evan & Krista Poppleton - "Let's Talk About Money, Honey"
Mom's Panel
Sylvia Funk - The Brain: The Key to Learning

The List of Speakers and Workshops Will Include:

Regina Public Library - How the Library Can Help
Peter Stock HSLDA - Homeschooling High School and Beyond
Sylvia Funk - Unravelling Autism
Lind Karn - Support for Support Group Leaders
Flannery Salkeld & Jennifer Bobowski - Classical Education and Charlotte Mason
Karisa Bailey and Deirdre Sentis - How do you ACTUALLY homeschool?
Melony Materi - Circle of Security
Tamara Strijack - Preserving Play in a Digital Age with Q&A
Amanda Lai & Robyn Michon - Organizing 101
Vance Nelson - Urban Caves
Anne Bennett - Notifying and Reporting - What You Need to Know
Samantha Loewen & Karen MacKenzie - Co-operative Homeschooling
Daniel Craig - "Teens Don't Have to Rebel"
Dad's Panel
Jenn Dean - Staying Calm in Midst of the Storm: Practical Tools for When You Feel Overwhelmed
Evan & Krista Poppleton - "Let's Talk About Money, Honey"
Mom's Panel
Sylvia Funk - The Brain: The Key to Learning

The Children's Program Will Include Workshops From:

Saskatchewan Science Centre
Nature Saskatchewan
Helen O'Grady Drama
Regina Fire and Protective Services
Evolution Fitness Trainer Antoinette
Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association
Musicial Petting Zoo

The Teen Track Will Include Workshops and Sessions From:

Daniel Craig
Tamara Stijack
Vance Nelson
Jenn Dean
Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association
Post-Secondary Panels
Games and Activities (NBC and Millar hosting)

Tentative Schedule

The following is an outline of the schedule for Friday and Saturday.

 - It is subject to change
 - Details will be added as the rooms are finalized

Time
Friday
Saturday
Time
08:30 AMVendor Hall Opens
Used Book Sale Opens
08:30 AM
08:45 AM08:45 AM
09:00 AMWorkshop C
Children’s Program Opens
Teen Track Begins
09:00 AM
09:15 AM09:15 AM
09:30 AMRegistration Opens09:30 AM
09:45 AM09:45 AM
10:00 AMWorkshop A
Can I Really Do This?
Special Focus Workshops:
 - Unravelling Autism
 - How the Library Can Help
 - Support for Support Group Leaders
 - "Classical Education" and "Charlotte Mason"
Break10:00 AM
10:15 AM10:15 AM
10:30 AMWorkshop D10:30 AM
10:45 AM10:45 AM
11:00 AMRegistration Continues...Vendor Hall Opens 11:00 AM
11:15 AM11:15 AM
11:30 AMSHBE Annual General Meeting
Vendor Hall Closes
Used Book Sale Closes
11:30 AM
11:45 AM11:45 AM
12:00 PMLunch Break
Special Needs Lunch Meeting 12:30-1:00
Vendor Hall Opens
Used Book Sale Opens
12:00 PM
12:15 PM12:15 PM
12:30 PM12:30 PM
12:45 PM12:45 PM
01:00 PMOpening Remarks
Children Program Open
Teen Track Begins
01:00 PM
01:15 PMPlenary: The Science of Play and the Art of Relationship
- Back to the basics of the learning equation
(Tamara Strijack)
01:15 PM
01:30 PMWorkshop E01:30 PM
01:45 PM01:45 PM
02:00 PM02:00 PM
02:15 PMBreak
Shopping & Coffee Break
Used Book Sale Opens
02:15 PM
02:30 PMBreak
Last Minute Shopping
Fill Out Evaluation Forms
02:30 PM
02:45 PM02:45 PM
03:00 PMUsed Book Sale Closes03:00 PM
03:15 PMHome Education Recognition Ceremony
Vendor Hall Closes
03:15 PM
03:30 PM03:30 PM
03:45 PMWorkshop B03:45 PM
04:00 PMPlenary: Why I Am Glad I Was Homeschooled and
Why Your Kids Will Be Too! (Daniel Craig)

Teen: Dealing With Anxiety (Tamara Strijack)
04:00 PM
04:15 PM04:15 PM
04:30 PM04:30 PM
04:45 PMSupper Break
Shopping & Fellowship
04:45 PM
05:00 PMClosing Remarks
Pick Up Used Books, etc
05:00 PM
05:15 PM05:15 PM
05:30 PMConvention Ends05:30 PM
05:45 PM05:45 PM
06:00 PMVendor Hall Closes
Used Book Sale Closes
06:00 PM
06:15 PMPlenary: The Power of Mentorship (Daniel Craig)06:15 PM
06:30 PM06:30 PM
06:45 PM06:45 PM
07:00 PM07:00 PM
07:15 PMBreak07:15 PM
07:30 PM07:30 PM
07:45 PMMovie and Q&A with the director.

“Because of Gracia”
Additional charge at the door ($5 per person / $20 per family)

This movie has some mature themes that are handled
respectfully and tastefully, from a Christian perspective.
Please do your own research, starting with the link below.



07:45 PM
08:00 PM08:00 PM
08:15 PM08:15 PM
08:30 PM08:30 PM
08:45 PM08:45 PM
09:00 PM09:00 PM
09:15 PM09:15 PM
09:30 PM09:30 PM
09:45 PM09:45 PM
10:00 PMConvention Closes10:00 PM

Friday

TimeOutline
9:30 AMRegistration Opens
9:45 AM
10:00 AMWorkshop A
Can I Really Do This? (Free)
Special Focus Workshops
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
10:45 AM
11:00 AMRegistration Continues...
Vendor Hall Opens
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
11:45 AM
12:00 PM
12:15 PM
12:30 PM
12:45 PM
1:00 PMOpening Remarks
Children Program Opens
Teen Track Begins
1:15 PMPlenary: The Science of Play and the Art of Relationship – Back to the Basics of the Learning Equation (Tamara Strijack)
1:30 PM
1:45 PM
2:00 PM
2:15 PMBreak
Shopping & Coffee
Used Book Sales Open
2:30 PM
2:45 PM
3:00 PM
3:15 PM
3:30 PMWorkshop B
3:45 PM
4:00 PM
4:15 PM
4:30 PMSupper Break
Shopping & Fellowship
4:45 PM
5:00 PM
5:15 PM
5:30 PM
5:45 PM
6:00 PM
6:15 PMPlenary: The Power of Mentorship (Daniel Craig)
Vendor Hall Closes
Used Book Sales Closes
6:30 PM
6:45 PM
7:00 PM
7:15 PMBreak
7:30 PM
7:45 PMMovie and Q&A with the director
“Because of Gracia”
Additional charge at the door ($5 per person / $20 per family)
This movie has some mature themes that are handled respectfully and tastefully, from a Christian perspective. Please do your own research, starting with the link below.



8:00 PM
8:15 PM
8:30 PM
8:45 PM
9:00 PM
9:15 PM
9:30 PM
9:45 PM
10:00 PMConvention Closes

Saturday

TimeOutline
8:30 AMVendor Hall Opens
Used Book Sales Opens
8:45 AM
9:00 AMWorkshop C
Children’s Program Opens
Teen Track Begins
9:15 AM
9:30 AM
9:45 AM
10:00 AMBreak
10:15 AM
10:30 AMWorkshop D
10:45 AM
11:00 AM
11:15 AM
11:30 AMSHBE Annual General Meeting
Vendor Hall Closes
Used Book Sales Closes
11:45 AM
12:00 PMLunch Break
Special Needs Lunch Meeting 12:30-1:00
Vendor Hall Opens
Used Book Sales Opens
12:15 PM
12:30 PM
12:45 PM
1:30 PM
1:45 PM
1:30 PMWorkshop E
1:45 PM
2:00 PM
2:15 PM
2:30 PMBreak
Last Minute Shopping
Fill Out Evaluation Forms
2:45 PM
3:00 PMUsed Book Sale Closes
3:15 PMHome Education Completion Recognition Ceremony
Vendor Hall Closes
3:30 PM
3:45 PM
4:00 PMPlenary: Why I Am Glad I Was Homeschooled and Why Your Kids Will Be Too! (Daniel Craig)
Teen: Dealing With Anxiety (Tamara Strijack)
4:15 PM
4:30 PM
4:45 PM
5:00 PMClosing Remarks
Pick Up Used Books
5:15 PM
5:30 PMConvention Ends

Registration

Before February 1

Early Bird Discount ($20)
Saturday Lunch
Online Registration
  • Access to all Plenary Sessions
  • Access to all Workshops
  • Shopping in the Vendor Hall
  • Buy and/or Sell in the Used Book Room
  • Optional Children and Teen Programs
    (with additional fees)
  • Optional Grandparent/Supporter Registration
    (with additional fees)

After February 1

Early Bird Discount ($20)
Saturday Lunch
Online Registration
  • Access to all Plenary Sessions
  • Access to all Workshops
  • Shopping in the Vendor Hall
  • Buy and/or Sell in the Used Book Room
  • Optional Children and Teen Programs
    (with additional fees)
  • Optional Grandparent/Supporter Registration
    (with additional fees)

After February 16

Early Bird Discount ($20)
Saturday Lunch
Online Registration
  • Access to all Plenary Sessions
  • Access to all Workshops
  • Shopping in the Vendor Hall
  • Buy and/or Sell in the Used Book Room
  • Optional Children and Teen Programs
    (with additional fees)
  • Optional Grandparent/Supporter Registration
    (with additional fees)

Couple Registration

$185 $165

($20 Early Bird Savings)

Registration form so that both parents can register for convention. The same form will allow child, teen and alumni registration, as well as grandparent/supporter registration.

Solo Registration

$130 $110

($20 Early Bird Savings)

Registration form so that one parent can register for convention. The same form will allow child, teen and alumni registration, as well as grandparent/supporter registration.

Looking for a different option?

The "Couple" and "Solo" registration forms include registrations for children, teen, alumni (graduated students), grandparents and supporters. 

If you have any questions about another type of registration or about alternate ways to register, please send us a message.

Home Education Completion Recognition

Someone almost done their education?

SHBE hosts a Home Education Completion Ceremony each year at convention. Please get in touch with us so that we can gather your information keep in touch!

Vendor Hall

The following vendors are supporting SHBE, our 2018 Convention, and home educators across the province with their attendance. Our Vendor Hall will be in "Ballroom B", centrally located to the convention. 

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Accelerated Christian Education Canada
Bennett Projects
Capernwray Harbour Bible Centre
Christian Light Education
Classical Conversations
Creation Science of Saskatchewan Inc.
Discovery Toys Learning Resources
Generations
Gleanings for the Hungry
Gospel for Asia World
Heritage Resources
Home School Legal Defence Association of Canada
Homeschool Canada
Horizon College and Seminary
Inheritance Publications
KMS Kreations
LMP Teaching Connections
Math-U-See Distributors of Canada
Merchant Ship
Millar College of the Bible
Natasha Stonehouse Author / Mr Dice Guy Games
Neufeld Institute
Nipawin Bible College
Northern Canada Evangelical Mission
PATHWAYS for NeuroEducational Development
Prairie College
Regina Public Library
Regina Sylvan Learning
Rod and Staff Publishers by Lighthouse Ministries
Sask Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
SonBeam Strings
Teaching Textbooks
The Learning House Inc.
The Voice of the Martyrs
Tree of Life School and Book Service Ltd.
University of Regina
University of Saskatchewan
Untold Secrets of Planet Earth
 

Used Book Sale

SHBE is again providing its membership with the opportunity to buy and sell used educational resources at the upcoming convention. It is SHBE’s policy that you hold a valid membership in order to sell or purchase used curriculum at the convention.

Please bring only materials that will help others in their homeschool goals. All items should be in good sellable condition. Please DO NOT bring student books that have been written in. DO NOT bring any FREE items to give away, as there will not be a place to display them. Materials should be educational (textbooks, literature, computer programs, games, puzzles, music, crafts, DVD’s, CD’s, etc). SHBE reserves the right to refuse to display any material deemed inappropriate.

The Used Book area will be held in Meeting Room 2. Beginning at 11:00 a.m. Friday, resources may be dropped off and organized for the sale. The Used Book room will be closed at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, and unsold materials must be picked up between 5:00-5:30 p.m. Any materials left after this point will become the property of SHBE. While every effort will be made not to have losses, SHBE will not be responsible for any damage that may occur or items not found at the end of the convention.

 

Convention Facilities

SHBECON 2018 is being held at the Queensbury Centre at Evraz Place, which offers elegant, modern and flexible space to accommodate our Key Note addresses, workshops, teen and children workshops, vendor hall, and catering needs.

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The Queensbury Centre convention facilities are located within Evraz Place, which is accessible from Lewvan Drive (GPS 50.4528294,-104.618852)

Hotels

There are blocks of rooms set aside for SHBE at the Best Western Seven Oaks, for $95 per night and at the Hotel Saskatchewan for $99-$119 per night. Both hotels are offering free breakfast and free parking.

Hotel Saskatchewan

$99-$119 per night

The Hotel Saskatchewan is a polished hotel in a stately building on a major thoroughfare. It is about 10 minutes to the Queensbury Convention Centre. The SHBE rates include free self parking and a free breakfast.

Chic rooms with pillow-top mattresses and marble bathrooms have minifridges, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs, as well as free Wi-Fi, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas; some provide whirlpool tubs.

Address: 2125 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK S4P 0S3
Phone: (306) 522-7691

Note: The booking link does not update properly to show free parking, but we confirmed it is included.

Best Western Seven Oaks

$95 per night

The Seven Oaks is a straightforward hotel located near shopping and restaurants. It is just 10 minutes from the Queensbury Convention Centre. Mention "Sask Home Educators" to get free parking and free breakfast.

The water park includes a water slide and whirlpool tub. The relaxed rooms have desks, free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, plus mini-fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. 

Address: 777 Albert St, Regina, SK S4R 2P6
Phone: (800) 667-8063 or (306) 757-0121

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