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Wanted: A Conference Coordinator / Director!

WANTED: AHEA Convention Director / Coordinator *Please pray - you might be the right person to volunteer!

AHEA needs a volunteer to coordinate the AHEA Convention for 2014 (April 11 and 12, 2014).

AHEA is looking for a Home School Mom and / or Dad, Couple or even a Mom / Daughter Team who is able to volunteer. They should be motivated and able to meet deadlines. There is a thorough binder of instructions / details on how to hold a successful Convention.

Our previous Convention Director (Christine Aalbers) is also willing to mentor our next Convention Director.

*The Convention Team is full and working hard as you read this. All other positions are covered and have experience in what they are doing.

It is a wonderful opportunity to encourage and bless Albertan Home Educators and to be blessed yourself! Please consider volunteering and making a difference for 2014!

*If you are interested (or know someone who might be interested) email Terry @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Praying Home Schoolers Needed!

At the closing banquet of the National Leadership Conference, one of the leaders there shared about a Summer Camp in the Ukraine that he went to last year.

He said it was an amazing camp BUT the part that he appreciated the most, was that each camper had to have 15 people praying for them while they were at camp. Then he went on to share that anyone in ministry at that camp needed to have 25 people praying for them. He said it was an amazing camp. So much happened in the lives of all who attended.

I was sitting there - totally captivated by what he shared. Then he asked us to remember to pray for HSLDA(Home School Legal Defense Association) this coming year - Paul Farris and his wife Suzanne, and those who are involved with the direction of HSLDA as well. I loved that, and said I would share it when I got back to Alberta. . . (Anyone interested in praying for HSLDA faithfully? Let me know @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and I will pass that encouragement onto them!)

BUT along with that, I am asking you to pray for the AHEA Board. What a wonderful blessing it would be to know individuals were praying for us faithfully, too. I know the AHEA Board prays regularly for direction and wisdom. Who are the people on the AHEA Board?

Patty Marler puts an incredible amount of time and effort into home schooling and politics. She also is a full time home schooling mom who tries to fit everything in. I know she spends hours each month dealing with issues AND loves advocating for Albertan Home Schoolers.

Paul van den Bosch has been such a great addition to our board and is a wonderful treasurer for AHEA. He also has background in speaking with radio and TV. He was a great asset last year during Bill 3 and the Education Act.

Chris Rogers is our the new president of AHEA this year and continues to be a passionate home school advocate wherever he is. . . His energy and commitment is inspiring. He also has a committment to inspiring home schooling fathers, and would love to see AHEA do more in Alberta.

Ted Tederoff has been a great asset to AHEA over the years. He and his wife, Shannon, have just had their seventh child and life is busy. He continues to give as much as he can to AHEA, the Home Educators in Alberta and to inspiring home schooling fathers, as well.

Richard Yaceyko also is a passionate advocate for home schooling wherever he is and loves to be involved in politics. He is the new Vice President of AHEA this year.

Terry Yaceyko (me) has too much energy and passion for home schooling - smile - and probably does too many things. She continues to pray for wisdom and strength AND to do what God wants her to do each day. Supporting Home Educators is high on her list of things to do.

That is only a glimpse into each of the AHEA Board Members, but I am hoping that God will lay it on some of your hearts to pray for us (AND home schooling in Alberta). I know the burden was very great last year during Bill 3 and all that entailed. I will be personally praying that God will raise up intercessors that will commit to praying faithfully through this next year and beyond. *Again, do not take our freedom to Home Educate our children lightly. Continue to pray (and advocate) for freedom to home educate in Alberta.

I also would love to have a group of people praying faithfully for AHEA Convention 2014 - the Convention Team and all the decisions to be made, volunteers, speakers AND the New and Wanna Be Home Schoolers who will attend. The Convention has always been good, but wow, what would happen in hearts and lives if more people were praying?

Please email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it OR message me on the AHEA Facebook Page if you will commit to praying for any of the above.

Thanks so much for being a part of AHEA!

Regulation Review Survey

Sept 9, 2013

Alberta Education states it is working to incorporate the principles of Inspiring Education into the regulation ( key elements ) . This is a shift from rules to principles/competencies. Alberta Education is using the suggestions of home educators to assist in making this shift to the wording of the Home Education Regulation.

Survey Link:

http://ideas.education.alberta.ca/engage/current-initiatives/educationactregulatoryreview/
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to begin the survey.

Please complete:

  • Demographics component (pages 2 and 3) indicating that you are a 'member of a stakeholder organization' (AHEA)
  • Home Education Question (page 27)

The following are suggestions from AHEA for 'other' responses to the home education question.

  1. The question on home education is leading and biased towards more government control.
  2. Due to recent concerns AHEA has been advocating for the inclusion of non-resident school boards i.e. contract home education providers like Wisdom, Education Unlimited, THEE, etc, be included in the legislation as potential administrators of home education programs. AHEA recommends that they be able to complete this function as independent contractors unaffiliated with specific schools.
  3. A reduction in legislative restrictions and requirements for home educators.
  4. A move to the recognition that parents are the primary guides and decision makers in the education of their children and that home education legislation should be limited to reflect this concept.

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