Professional Development Day

2017 PD Day

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Date

Friday, November 17, 2017 from 9:30 to 3:30

Location

Grace Memorial Baptist Church

536 Northumberland Street, Fredericton, NB

Cost

$25 HENB members / $35 non-members

Morning Sessions

Select from either:

1. Pour Painting with Anita OR Photography with Dee

2. Self Care with Gina OR Fitting in Fitness with Krista

Afternoon Sessions

Select from either:

1. Essential Oils with Patti OR Crafting with Mandy

2. Assessment with Kari OR Mentoring (Using Your Resources) with Dawn

Lunch

Main course, select from either

1. Vegetarian Chilli, OR

2. Turkey Rice soup

Other activities

Gently used book and curriculum swap

Babies welcome

Childcare provided, ages 0-12, $10/family

2017 Professional Development Day Details

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2016 HENB PD Day

The 2016 HENB PD Day was held on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 9:15 am to 3:00 pm at Jacksonville Baptist Church in Jacksonville

Morning Sessions:

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Afternoon Sessions:

Select from either:
1. Curriculm guide – How to Choose? (Toni), or
2. Nurturing little ones – Building Good Foundations (Coralie)
Then, select from either:
1. Panel – Transition from public school to homeschool (Jocelyn, Natalie,Nancy), or
2. Nurturing Adult relationships (Becky and Emily)

Lunch:

Main course, select from either:
Salad, select from either:

2015 HENB PD Day

The atmosphere was almost festive as we entered the church.  We were met by two lovely ladies that gave us our name tags and checked our names off the list.  The spacious fellowship hall was set with tables and a special gift bag for each mum.  The breakfast bar was elaborately loaded with delicious goodies.   From little servings of yogurt that you could top with a variety of healthy topping to boiled eggs or fruit.  Just after we arrived freshly baked croissants joined the delicacies.  Of course coffee and tea were available all day.  We started out with breakfast and then a devotional by Holly Myers.  This woman has an amazing insight and I love hearing her talk!  The love for our Lord Jesus is so evident when she talks and her talks are filled with scripture and relating the topic back to scripture.  She is a blessing to here. Upon closure of the devotional there was a short snack break and door prize at that time.  At last we were ready for our first speaker!  Off to the sanctuary I went to listen to an exciting and encouraging talk about getting our young ones from the beginning  to university.  One quote I will remember for a long time “you can always get there from here” indicating that no mater where you are you CAN get to your destination from where you are right now.  Thank you Heather Crist! Many of us were very encouraged.  Back to the fellowship hall for lunch.  Each table had a personal waitress which was awesome!  Our name tags had a special symbol on them indicating which choice we had chosen for lunch. WHAT A BRILLIANT IDEA!! Lunch was a fun time to socialize with our lunch mates.  One of the girls from Moncton had the idea to count how many children we all had.  Grand total from the 56 women that were there…..178.  Can you imagine how many more lives could be impacted if we could increase our numbers?  Dessert was served and more door prizes were announced.  Afternoon sessions started right after dessert.  Angela Long had some very good ideas to get our learners engaged and interested in different novels, classics, and even poetry.  One of my favorite ideas I took with me was the concept of studying where the book took place while you read it.  Also, having a poetry café. Each child comes to the café  with a poem and has a special drink (hot chocolate,  etc) Session over and we were  back for snack and social at the fellowship hall.  Biscoties and make your own “Starbucks” awaited!  We could gather in groups and talk or do a craft or color a picture or even have a facial.  Sara gave a brief thank you to the FHE and reminded everyone about the leadership breakfast as well.  In all, the day was wonderful with a lot of pampering.

Date

Friday, October 23, 2015

Location

Fundamental Baptist Church
1170 Sand Cove Rd
Saint John NB

Morning Sessions:

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Afternoon Sessions:

Select from either:
1. Beyond the Books (Angela Long), or
2. Homeschooling with Special Needs Students (Natalie Gray)
Panel: The general theme is “Better Together” and deals with the importance of building community

Lunch:

Main course, select from either:
Plus an Autumn Salad with whole grains, roasted sweet potatoes, and a maple dressing options (select either with or without goat cheese)

Other activities:

Gently used book and curriculum swap

Detailed Agenda

Please see our PD Day Agenda for more information

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Survey Results:

Ease of Registration (1=very difficult, 5=very easy)

Workshop Expectations (1=did not meet expectations, 5=met expectations)

Lasting Value of PD Day (1=no lasting value, 5=great lasting value)

Speakers (1=not informative, 5=very informative)

Price of PD Day (1=too expensive, 5=very reasonable)

What participants liked most about PD day (top 5)

  • The chance to talk and meet other parents & fellowship (26)
  • Workshop topics & Workshop speakers (13)
  • Fantastic food (9)
  • Curriculum swap (5)
  • Being so pampered (4)

What participants liked least about PD day (top 5)

  • Nothing, I enjoyed it all (8)
  • Went by way too fastl it’s only one day (5)
  • Not enough time in sessions & provide more session choices (2)
  • A little chilly in the rooms (2)
  • Too early for people traveling from far away (2)

What participants would like to see at the next PD day (top 5)

  • A repeat of today (7)
  • Curriculum Suppliers (1)
  • More central location (1)
  • Opportunity for small group discussion on a speaker’s topic (1)
  • Outside help so the leaders could enjoy it too (1)

2014 HENB PD Day

November 7th, 2014 was a day of sheer relaxation and exquisite pampering as nearly 50 home educators from all over the province of New Brunswick converged at City Impact Church in Moncton. Participants were treated to our esteemed keynote speaker Stephanie Jackson, to some amazing food and several additional sessions.

2014 HENB PD Day Itinerary

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Our Volunteers

Aside from the many volunteers that made the 2014 HENB PD Day a huge success, a special thank you is to be extended to three champion moms from the Moncton Home Educators local chapter, Aralee Coombes, Loana Colpitts and Melanie Eigenheer for all their hard work and time in organizing this event.  Well done ladies!

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Survey Results:

Ease of Registration (1=very difficult, 5=very easy)

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Workshop Expectations (1=did not meet expectations, 5=met expectations)

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Lasting Value of PD Day (1=no lasting value, 5=great lasting value)

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Speakers (1=not informative, 5=very informative)

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Price of PD Day (1=too expensive, 5=very reasonable)

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What participants liked most about PD day (top 5)

  • workshops/speakers (19)
  • food (11)
  • décor/ambiance (8)
  • organized (6)
  • fellowship (5)

What participants liked least about PD day (top 5)

  • not enough fellowship (4)
  • workshops/speakers (2)
  • too busy (2)
  • too much sitting (2)
  • temperature (1)

What participants would like to see at the next PD day (top 5)

  • interactive workshops (5)
  • more fellowship (4)
  • exact repeat of this PD day (3)
  • more workshop variety (3)
  • vendors (2)

2013 HENB PD Day

Many thanks to Dawn Cumberland and the Greater Fredericton Home Educators for organizing the 2013 HENB PD Day!