LINKS to Boards & Resources

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Education Unlimited
WISDOM Homeschooling
The Home Education Exchange
School of Hope
Centre for Learning
Edmonton Public School Board
Alberta Home Education Association (AHEA)
Home site of the annual AHEA Convention in Red Deer. AHEA endorses traditional home education. Includes resources & FAQs for new homeschoolers; convention info, provincial support group info, and AB Gov't education updates. Very active Facebook page with over 1200 members and a wealth of info on Pinterest.
Home School Legal Defence Association - Canada (HSLDA)
HSLDA Canada works on behalf of Canadian home educators to provide legal & insurance services, as well as general services and resources in support of your decision to homeschool. Includes current research about homeschooling & information for families with preschoolers.
Alberta Government Learning Outcomes
List of core subjects and content to consider when designing your child's Home Education Program Plan. From the Alberta Home Education Handbook.
Alberta Government Home Education Handbook
Describes home education in Alberta; includes the Home Education Regulation in Appendix A. (An updated version of this Regulation that was to be in place Sept 2015 is on hold pending government review.)
Homeschooling Special Needs Children
A Christian perspective from an Ottawa-area homeschool support group; includes link to NATHHAN. Favourite book: Learning in Spite of Labels, by Joyce Herzog.
Homeschooling Gifted Children
For understanding giftedness; includes twice exceptional students (giftedness + special needs).
Educational Adventures & Family Resources
Homeschool resources store in Spruce Grove: books, curriculum, consignment.
Printable Helps for Teaching
Do you like lists and planners? Need a few sheets of graph paper? (It's great for learning long division.) Need a lab report form? Or blank strips for cartooning? Oodles of free printables for multiple subjects.
Download this free software to help you keep track in your homeschool of what you read, watch & listen to. Can be used on all of your computers, automatically keeps bibliographic information, lets your kids write a note about each resource, etc.
Homeschool Curriculum Reviews
You don't always need curriculum, and homeschooling can cost as much or as little as you choose! Use this site to learn about what's available and whether it might fit your family's flavour of homeschooling and your child's learning style. Check the "Instant Key" of each review to save time. (USA-based, but also includes Canadian curriculum, e.g. Donna Ward's geography/history of Canada.) Need more ideas? Ask at an HSCF meeting or on the members' forum.
Why Homeschool?
Though written with teens in mind, this list of WHY families choose to homeschool will benefit all of us. See how many of these reasons match your reasons for launching into home education.
National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI)
This is an example of current research in support of your decision to home educate. Dr. Brian Ray from NHERI spoke to our group in Aug 2015. Download the .pdf for complete graphics.
Be encouraged by the Verse of the Day and all sorts of tools to find your way around the Bible.
Need Encouragement?
Browse this website for the nitty gritty practical stuff to keep you encouraged in your homeschooling.
Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS)
A career-planning tool for public high school, post secondary, apprenticeship and career information. Check with your facilitator for homeschool-friendly options through high school & for post-secondary prep.
Homeschooling Thru High School
Keep your homeschooling vibrant in these years; you are reaping the rewards of the investment your family has made so far!
Planning a Homeschool Graduation
Information and resources for creating a memorable homeschool graduation. An alternative grad supply company in Canada is Jostens. HSCF keeps a binder of reports from previous graduations if you'd like to read what other families have done.
Khan Academy
A tutorial site for academic support, especially in maths & sciences. Choose the subject area from the drop down menu along the very top. Covers specific topics that you need help with or can't wait to learn more about!
The Old Schoolhouse
An online magazine for homeschool families; includes a nice compilation of articles under the "homeschooling" tab. This is only one of many publications available to home educating families!
Creation Science
Home website of Creation Ministries International speaker, Calvin Smith, who has also spoken at HSCF. Search the database of over 9000 science & apologetics articles.
Answers in Genesis
Home website of Biblical worldview speaker, Ken Ham, and the Creation Science Museum in Kentucky.
Vintage Resources
Free downloads of classics, out-of-print, out-of-copyright resources - books, sheet music, original documents & publications, etc. Even includes old radio shows and vintage sermons.
Easy Peasy Homeschooling
Here's an organized site full of free links & ideas to jumpstart your homeschooling in all sorts of subjects.
Financial Hope
Learn from Dave Ramsey's resources & radio show how to manage your money using the 'baby steps'. Teach financial skills to your kids. His budget tool is at
Feeling Burnt Out?
Super practical 'first aid' if you feel like you're burning out & have lost the joy you once had in homeschooling.
Free Rice
Popular site to practise vocabulary, math, languages and other subjects. Rice is donated for each correct answer. (Really!)
Games Galore!
Hundreds of free, online educational games for everyone - preK and up in all sorts of subject areas. Click on 'world' to find Canadian Geography games.
How to Tell a Story or Read Aloud Better
Professional storyteller, Jim Weiss, demonstrates how to tell a story with gusto. His advice will change the way you read aloud to your kids! He speaks on this topic at homeschool conventions.
Free Audio and eBooks
Easy-to-use source of hundreds of classics, short stories, children's and other books to listen to and optionally download or read text along with. Browse by genre or by search bar. Not sure about a particular book? Click on the cover to read a synopsis of it. Browse for books in a second language that you might be studying.
Computer Tutorials
Completely free tutorials to help you learn about your computer: Word, Excel, keyboarding, internet, etc. Includes other everyday life tutorials as well.
Learn a Language. It's FREE.
DuoLingo. Choose from over twenty languages & learn naturally, starting now! Works just as easily on your home computer or as an app.
Free Activity Pages
Over 10,000 pages of well-organized free printables. Check out the holidays tab!