Workshops & Events

Living Library - "Why Don't You Go to School?" Reflections of a Homeschooled Child and CyberStudent
3:00 PM 60 min
Nov
30
2022

The Living Library creates a safe space for dialogue and to increase our understanding of others’ perspectives and experiences including those affected by stigma and prejudice. The event features people with diverse backgrounds or unique life experiences sharing their stories with a small group of Listeners. Spending time with a Speaker enables Listeners to learn more deeply about the Speaker's experience of culture, spirituality, disability, identity, gender—whatever the case may be. 

This speaker has a very unique perspective on education, having attended public school from Kindergarten to Grade 3, homeschooled from Grades 4-8, and attended an online school from Grades 9-12. Hear from her about her experience of systemic and community discrimination against homeschooled students (the police were watching her house at times!), her foray into online education years before COVID, and her adjustment to attending a traditional university - and how her experiences helped to prepare her for it. She will dispel some of the myths regarding homeschooled students (not all former homeschoolers are socially awkward and she obtained her Bachelor's degree with distinction!), describe advances that have resulted in improvements for homeschooling families, and discuss how even children attending public and traditional schools can incorporate some homeschooling activities. 

Register for this event here: https://libguides.norquest.ca/living-library

Workshops & Events

Living Library - "Why Don't You Go to School?" Reflections of a Homeschooled Child and CyberStudent
3:00 PM 60 min
Nov
28
2022

The Living Library creates a safe space for dialogue and to increase our understanding of others’ perspectives and experiences including those affected by stigma and prejudice. The event features people with diverse backgrounds or unique life experiences sharing their stories with a small group of Listeners. Spending time with a Speaker enables Listeners to learn more deeply about the Speaker's experience of culture, spirituality, disability, identity, gender—whatever the case may be. 

This speaker has a very unique perspective on education, having attended public school from Kindergarten to Grade 3, homeschooled from Grades 4-8, and attended an online school from Grades 9-12. Hear from her about her experience of systemic and community discrimination against homeschooled students (the police were watching her house at times!), her foray into online education years before COVID, and her adjustment to attending a traditional university - and how her experiences helped to prepare her for it. She will dispel some of the myths regarding homeschooled students (not all former homeschoolers are socially awkward and she obtained her Bachelor's degree with distinction!), describe advances that have resulted in improvements for homeschooling families, and discuss how even children attending public and traditional schools can incorporate some homeschooling activities. 

Register for this event here: https://libguides.norquest.ca/living-library