October 21, 2017

Don McCabe of AVKO NZ Tour: October 27-31

(The AVKO tour is brought to you by The Firelight Foundation.

The Firelight Foundation is the non-profit wing of LearnEX – www.learnex.co.nz .)

According to Don McCabe, founder of the internationally renowned AVKO Educational Research Foundation, mistakes ARE opportunities!

As a dyslexic, Don knows this truth better than most. He suffered a number of early setbacks but instead of accepting failure and defeat, he used these as motivation to stubbornly pursue his dream of developing and publishing resources which would really help those with learning difficulties. Don’s story is truly inspirational. With a warm and quirky delivery style, you will be reminded of the importance of the important lessons in education and in life.

If you enjoyed Andrew Pudewa and Terry Small, don’t miss hearing Don in NZ! Don McCabe is brought to you by the Firelight Foundation, a not for profit organisation which aims to light the fire of inspiration for Home Educators.

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DUNEDIN – half day event

Wednesday 27th October

Details To Be Advised – mark this day in your diary for now and register your interest off list – fusfam@learnex.co.nz

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CHRISTCHURCH – combined with Resource Fair

Thursday 28th October

10am-3pm (Resource Fair begins at 10am)

Morning tea is provided

11.30am Session One –  Unconventional Success

Don shares honestly and about his background: when he was first diagnosed with dyslexia, how this affected him and the story of how he refused to let this define his life. Be shocked, enraged and amused at this inspiring story of one man’s refusal to give up on his dream.  This session would be suitable for anybody who enjoys hearing about someone who fought the system and overcame the odds; parents, teenagers or anyone involved in education at any level.

1pm  Session Two –  Literacy: Shattering the Myths

In this session, Don outlines some of his philosophies about learning, especially related to the teaching of reading and spelling. His unconventional approach is so refreshingly simple that you wonder why this method isn’t employed in all the schools in this country.  You will be saying, “Oh, I see. That makes sense!” more times than you can imagine during this fascinating session. A must for anyone involved in education at any level but especially suitable those with learning difficulties or teaching those who do.

Venue: Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church, 5 Downing Street, Hoon Hay, Christchurch

When: Thursday October 28th10:00am – 3:00pm          Lunch approx: 12:15pm -1:00pm (Bring your own)

Price: $10.00 conference sessions and the curriculum fair    $ 5:00 curriculum fair only

Contact: Dot Brown (03) 312-8790 iew@clear.net.nz or Linda Gage 324-3329 gagetribe@xtra.co.nz

This is a joint event, organized by South Island Home Educators and Canterbury Home Educators.

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Please email or post your registration to Tina Frater with names, number attending and payment method.

Address: 37 Lowes Road, Rolleston, Canterbury 7614                     Email: tmfater@slingshot.co.nz

Cheques made out to South Island Home Educators may be sent to Tina or payment made by Internet Banking

Account details:  South Island Home Educators, 03-0674-0157258-00 please put ‘conference’ in the reference box.

Names of those attending (and ages of children):………………………………………………………………………………………..

Older children and teens, who wish to listen to Don’s sessions, may attend free with a parent.

A limited children’s program of games and crèche will be available. Please make your own arrangements if possible.

WELLINGTON – Unfortunately this has had to be cancelled due to our helper being unavailable on the day. If you live in Wellington and know of a good, cheap venue and would like to help organise something (approximately 3 hours), please let me know offlist – fusfam@learnex.co.nz

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AUCKLAND – Informal talk plus Q&A session

Sunday 31st October

1-4pm

Mistaken Opportunities Firstly Don shares honestly and about his background: when he was first diagnosed with dyslexia, how this affected him and the story of how he refused to let this define his life. Be shocked, enraged and amused at this inspiring story of one man’s refusal to give up on his dream. Then Don outlines some of his philosophies about learning, especially related to the teaching of reading and spelling. His unconventional approach is so refreshingly simple that you wonder why this method isn’t employed in all the schools in this country.  A must for anyone involved in education at any level but especially suitable those with learning difficulties or teaching those who do.

Be inspired by an international speaker, upskill, view a variety of educational resources and network with other home educators.

Venue: TBA in the next day or two but will be central Auckland

THE AUCKLAND VENUE HAS STRICTLY LIMITED SEATING SO PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST ASAP.

Price: $10.00 adult; $5 teen; $35 family

Contact: Erena Fussell (09) 269 3590 or email firelight@learnex.co.nz

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Please email or post your registration to Erena Fussell with names, number attending and payment method.

Address: 50 Walpole Ave, Manurewa, Manukau 2102                      Email: firelight@learnex.co.nz

Cheques made out to The Firelight Foundation Ltd  or payment made by Internet Banking

-Account details:  The Firelight Foundation Ltd, 12-3032-0244986-00 please put ‘Akld AVKO’ in the reference box.

Names of those attending:…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

****Sorry but this corporate venue is absolutely unsuitable for children but those 12 and older are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult

These events start only two and a half weeks away so don’t miss out. Book today!

Any enquiries, please email me off-list – fusfam@learnex.co.nz . I will be emailing out the details for Dunedin (plus the Auckland venue) within the next two days.

Erena

PS Information about Don McCabe’s AVKO research foundation can be found on his website: www.avko.org or search under “AVKO” on YouTube

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