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Bay Area Homeschool Open House

August 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Muslim parents are increasingly turning to full-time Islamic schools or homeschooling as a haven for their children from public schools antagonistic to their values. As waitlists grow at Islamic schools, frustrated parents are unsure what to do next.

Join us to discuss homeschooling with Education Consultant, Shaheen Rasheed of Soulful Studies, and meet with representatives from the East Bay and Silicon Valley Muslim homeschool organizations of the Bay Area.  Learn more about the support and services, including how to become a homeschooling family, enrichment programs, and what’s caused the current growth in demand, and get your questions answered directly from parents who have been homeschooling for years.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Friday, August 11 | MCC Conference Room | Join in person or watch virtually at HTTP://mcceastbay.org/live

Bay Area Homeschooling groups, East Bay Muslim Homeschoolers, and the Silicon Valley Muslim Homeschoolers representatives will be at the event.

In this information session, we will also explore:

  • – dispelling myths associated with homeschooling;
  • – explain the what, why, and how to homeschool;
  • – introduce the vast resources available to homeschooling parents, and;
  • – explain the varied methodologies to homeschooling as a Muslim in today’s society.

About the event facilitator
Shaheen Rasheed is an educator’s educator. Her passion for holistic education has driven her 20+ year career as a private and public school teacher turned parent homeschooler and education consultant to families (through Kinza Academy) and private schools, such as Northstar, Peace Terrace, Garden of Knowledge, and Islamic School of Miami.

Along with her certifications in Teaching English as a Second Language and Early Childhood Education, her Masters’s in Education, with an emphasis on Curriculum and Instruction, furthered her understanding of educational pedagogues and strengthened her resolve to work toward a more holistic approach to education.

Shaheen Rasheed is an Instructional Designer for a technical training academy. She blogs and lectures about homeschooling, parenting, and alternative education. She is a founding member of the East Bay Muslim Homeschoolers group and an advisor to the Bay Area’s Silicon Valley Muslim Homeschoolers group. She has been published in various online and print magazines. She taught part-time at a local community college and taught many online classes.

She strongly advocates changing the current education system to foster a holistic child through the revival of the traditional educational model.

As an educational consultant, she runs the website Soulful Studies.

MCC also hosts an Islamic school information night on Friday, August 4: https://mcceastbay.org/event/islamic-schools-open-house

Questions? events@mcceastbay.org

What is Homeschooling?

Homeschooling is an educational approach where parents or guardians choose to educate their children at home instead of sending them to a traditional public or private school. It involves providing a comprehensive education to children within the comfort of their own homes.

In homeschooling, parents typically take on the role of primary educators. They develop or choose a curriculum, create lesson plans, and teach the material to their children. Parents can also choose to outsource the teaching to qualified tutors and resources to help with teaching their children. Homeschooling can be customized to fit every child’s individual needs, interests, and learning styles.

Why Homeschool?

The reasons for homeschooling vary from family to family. Some common motivations include a desire for religious or moral education, a more personalized education, concerns about the school environment or curriculum, the child’s unique needs, the family’s financial situation, or flexibility in scheduling.

Is Homeschooling legal?

The legality of homeschooling depends on the country and sometimes the specific region within a country. Laws and regulations regarding homeschooling can vary significantly.

In many countries, homeschooling is legal and recognized as a legitimate educational option. Some countries have specific homeschooling laws that outline requirements and procedures for parents to follow. These laws may include provisions such as mandatory notifications to educational authorities, periodic assessments, curriculum standards, or teacher qualifications.

It is crucial for parents considering homeschooling to research the laws and regulations in their specific country, state, or region to ensure compliance with local requirements. Local homeschooling organizations, support groups, or Education consultants, such as Soulful Studies, can provide valuable information and guidance regarding the legal aspects of homeschooling in a particular area.

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