Homeschool Convention Speaker
Thank you for your interest in my homeschool presentations! I am available to speak at support group meetings, conventions, and webinars or other online venues. My convention requirements include a complimentary double exhibitor booth, travel and lodging expenses for two, and an honorarium in the amount of $150 per one-hour workshop. Please feel free to contact me at Lee@HomeHighSchoolHelp.com for further information.
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12 Keys to High School Success
In this workshop you will learn 12 keys to high school success, including the key to gaining confidence, the key to the love of learning, the key to choosing curriculum, finding success even with with ever-changing situations. For parents with a pre-junior high or older student who want to make sure you can to help them succeed in high school, college, and in life. If you are feeling stress about the many responsibilities you have as the parent, teacher and guidance counselor through the high school years or you need some recharging, the helpful information in this encouraging class help you homeschool high school with renewed confidence.
College Applications Simply Explained
Unlock the mysteries of the college application process! You will learn how to find a college that will perfectly fit your teen (for example, location, fit, affordability, worldview, degree choices and other critical statistics), I will teach you how to guide your teen in writing the perfect college application essay, one that will demand admission and scholarship attention. You will understand how to prepare homeschool records that that will set your teen above their peers. Finally, I will prepare you for the bittersweet transition from homeschooling to launch - the loving art of letting go so you can release your teen with joy and confidence.
High School Grades, Credits and Transcripts
In this class you'll learn how to figure out high school credits and calculate grades. I'll tell you how to find the perfect grading scale, and what it takes to make your transcript official. This class is the PERFECT motivation for parents who need to finish their transcript for the year. Or parents new to homeschooling who need to figure out the whole "transcript thing." It's great for parents who need a refresher course on calculating grades and figuring out credits, or those needing a nudge to get that job done now, while there is still time. And this workshop is perfect for parents who have specific questions about creating a transcript for their unique children.
High School Testing Simply Explained
One of the biggest high school anxiety producers is testing - specifically the PSAT, SAT, and ACT tests. I've seen otherwise proud, overcoming, victorious homeschool moms be reduced to wobbly-kneed bowls of jello when faced with their children taking these tests. This class will provide what it takes to understand these tests and how to put them in their proper perspective in your high school journey. Let me help you choose the right test for your child. You know, the one that makes them look like a genius.I will show you strategies that will help your child improve their scores by 50, 100, even 200 points per section, without sinking a dime into professional coaching program.
Homeschool Records that Open Doors
Learn how to create professional records that will convince colleges that your student is worthy of admission and the highest possible scholarships. No matter how humble your homeschool, you can compete and WIN scholarships over the students coming from the most intense college-prep high schools. Your homeschool records are the key to opening the gate to college admission and scholarships. Presenting colleges with professional, thorough, and beautiful homeschool records can give your student a HUGE competitive advantage over the two-dimensional transcript that most applicants provide. Come and let me show you how to do it simply and quickly..
Other Available Presentations
Admission Policies Demystified
Feeling overwhelmed or under-qualified when reading university admission policies? If you have ever felt beat up by university jargon or felt confused by a college admission website, this is the presentation for you! Learn, understand, and relax!
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Beyond Academics: Preparation for College and for Life
This class talks about three overlapping areas that are important for success in both college and life: college prep activities to include on a transcript, skills for independent learning that all adults require, and health or safety issues that will prepare kids for a happy, healthy adulthood.
Christian Homeschool Success in High School
What does the Bible say about homeschooling? How can Christians draw on their faith to succeed in high school? How should Christians conduct their homeschool if they are thinking about college? In this presentation, Lee helps you prepare and not panic about high school, and reminds you that you are your child's best teacher.
College Admission and Scholarships
This class is based on strategies Lee used to gain full-tuition scholarships for her own children, but also lessons she learned from years of working with colleges and other homeschoolers. Learn about preparing for college, finding a college, applying to college, getting scholarships, facing reality, and finding resources.
College Applications Essays—A Primer for Parents
A great college application essay is a self-reflective, technically perfect personal story written by a high school student. Let Lee help you learn how to make the essay process easier! Including concrete tips to maximize your student's chances of admission and scholarship, Lee shows you how to put your student in the best possible light, so colleges will be eager to have them enroll!
College Scholarships for High School Credit
In this resource-packed presentation, Lee shows you how to find private scholarships, filter out the useless ones, format them into an easy-to-use notebook, and file them into your homeschool transcript . Then she will share tips to encourage your student to follow through with their applications—priceless!
Creating Transcripts for Your Unique Child
You don't have to change the way you homeschool in order to make your child fit the 'college box.' Create a unique transcript for your unique child, and it will help them stand out in the crowd of college applicants!
Delight Directed Learning
Colleges may call it "passion" and homeschoolers may call it "specialization." Whatever the name, delight directed learning can help you homeschool now and help your teenager with choosing a college major and making career plans for the future.
Finding a College
Most parents want to find a college or university that will love their student almost as much as the parents do. Lee shows you how, in this comprehensive college presentation. You'll learn about visiting different colleges, comparing statistics, evaluating different options, and how to apply.
Finding Curriculum That's Effective and Fun
Lee shares ways to minimize your risks and maximize your chances for successful curriculum results. This presentation will show you how to avoid the most common traps of choosing crummy curriculum.
Finding the Faith to Homeschool Through High School
This encouraging class will give dozens of scriptural reasons that will strengthen you and encourage you in your homeschool and life.
Getting the BIG Scholarships
What parent isn't interested in helping their student get big scholarships?! In this packed presentation, Lee shows you how to plan a rigorous curriculum, prepare for the SAT/ACT, search for private scholarships, impress the colleges, and save money by homeschooling college.
Getting the Most Out of Your Homeschool this Summer!
Whether you homeschool during the summer or take a break, there are many ways to use the summertime for educational gain. Drawing on her own family's experience, Lee shares many examples of how a small investment of time each day this summer can pay big rewards next year!
Homeschooling can be a challenge, especially when students are academically gifted. Drawing on her own experience with gifted children, Lee shares strategies to help you plan, as well as balance your children's social and academic needs.
Giving Gifts that Pay for College
Colleges are looking for passion in students and our children are looking for presents that will help them pursue their passion. When you put those together, you get gift opportunities that help earn college scholarships! Here are some ideas that will inspire you and your students - AND save money for college!
High School English in Plain English
In this presentation, learn what to teach, what is required for high school, and what is necessary for college admission and success. You'll learn how to determine your own high school credit, and how to calculate an honest grade for your transcript. You will find out which English skills are important and why, all explained in simple, concrete terms.
High School Grades and Credits
Have you ever wondered, "How can I give grades when I don't give tests?!" Lee points out ways you already evaluate your children, and how you can translate that information into words and numbers that colleges will understand. Learn "grouch-free" ways to determine high school grades, and find freedom in grading criteria and grading scales.
High School Record Keeping
In this presentation, Lee covers high school record keeping strategies. Learn what to keep, and why to keep it. Discover what you can do with your homeschool records, and how record keeping can save you time, money, and frustration when you are preparing your child for college admission.
High School Testing
Stressed out by high school level tests? Do the acronyms SAT, ACT, AP, and CLEP overwhelm you? Don't worry! Lee shows you how your homeschooled student has the advantage in high school test taking, and how to take the mystery out of all those letters.
Homeschool Planning: Your Goals this School Year
You have only one goal per year in the four years of high school, and each goal has discrete, manageable tasks that you can complete one at a time. When you strip away all the fluff and meringue, it's not very scary at all. Let me teach you what you need to do each year of high school, so you can put it on your calendar now.
Many parents might throw up their hands in disbelief at the thought of homeschooling college—wasn't homeschooling high school enough?! In this unique presentation, Lee presents some great reasons to homeschool college, and includes many resources for those who would like to pursue this exciting alternative.
How to Afford Christian College
Interested in concrete strategies that will help you afford a Christian college? Lee shows you where to look for scholarships, how to save money, and the Biblical principles and promises related to the cost of college.
How to Graduate Your Homeschooler in Style
This presentation will erase your fears about how to graduate your homeschooler and give you a great head start on your party planning. Topics include senior portraits, memory boards, slide shows, cap and gown, group events, diplomas, and home party planning.
Junior Year is the Key to Success
This presentation will give you all the information you need to plan for a successful junior year. You'll learn about high school tests, like the PSAT, SAT, ACT, and Subject Tests, so you'll know when to take them and why. You'll learn about college fairs and college visits, and how to use them for your advantage. We'll talk about finding a college, so you can start applications during senior year. You'll learn tips to make the final year of high school much easier, and the first year of college much less expensive!
Keys to Homeschool High School Success
This is a great introductory class that will answer the big question "How can I homeschool high school ?" Learn the keys that will help you succeed through the high school years, and launch your children successfully into college and career.
Making a Transcript
In this presentation, Lee gives you the information and confidence you need to succeed in creating AMAZING homeschool transcripts that the colleges will LOVE!
Making the Grades
Whether or not you use tests in your homeschool, most parents need some help to effectively generate grades for their students, especially in high school. In this presentation, Lee equips you with both the freedom to avoid tests and the confidence to grade with tests, so you will feel confident with either choice you make.
"One Hour Transcript" Hands-on Workshop
A fast-paced, high-energy follow-up to "Making a Transcript" or "Grades and Credits", after you finish this course you'll have a rough draft of your high school transcript completed within just one hour! Great practice for parents of junior high children, and a great place to start for parents of high school students.
Planning High School Courses
In this presentation, Lee explains which core classes are important to cover every year in high school, and which classes are required or recommended for college preparation. Lee encourages you to use what you know about your students and their learning styles, and shows you how to plan not only for the three R's, but for electives and delight-directed learning as well.
Reading and Awards Lists
This presentation will demonstrate exactly how to go about creating a reading list and award list that will effectively demonstrate to the colleges your student's personality and areas of passionate interest.
Real Fast College Applications
In this presentation, you will learn about attending college fairs, researching colleges, visiting colleges, providing records for the application process, and writing winning college application essays.
Scheduling is the Key to Sanity
This presentation will talk about middle school and high school issues, but you will learn how to manage with younger children too. Lee will talk you through how to create a daily schedule, and assignment sheets to help keep your kids on task.
The Best High School Guidance Counselor
Learn what a guidance counselor does - and why parents make the best ones! Lee helps you to focus on educating with flexibility, how to plan classes and arrange tests, how to find a college, and how to maneuver through the college application process.
Turning Transcripts into Course Descriptions
In this presentation, Lee presents an overview of transcripts, and explains how to incorporate delight-directed learning into course descriptions. With simple and straightforward methods, she will show you how to easily convert your transcript into course descriptions.
Upper Echelon Education: Gaining Admission to Ivy League Colleges
Whether you want admission to Harvard or just great scholarships, this class is for you. We are going to talk about how to get your children into the REALLY selective schools, like the Ivy League and military academies. This class will be a great investment in your time and will give you the confidence to chase your dreams - no matter how outrageous they might seem!
"What's Next?" Options After Homeschool High School
Wondering how to help your student plan their course of action after high school? Lee explains the variety of different options open to students today, including CLEP, community college, regular college, online classes, working, Unbound (formerly, CollegePlus), and gap years.
Preparing to Homeschool High School
Many homeschool parents approach high school with fear and trepidation—can we keep doing this? Lee shows you how to keep doing what has always worked for you, as she covers all the scary subjects like planning lessons, grades, record keeping, tests, socialization, independent homeschooling, and college.This seminar is not available for conventions.
Lee Binz Speaker Bio
Lee Binz and her husband Matt operate The HomeScholar (www.HomeHighSchoolHelp.com). Their mission is "helping parents homeschool high school ." Lee and Matt homeschooled their two children independently for eight years, from elementary through high school graduation. Both boys earned full-tuition scholarships to their first choice university. Lee is now a homeschool consultant working with parents across the country and overseas. Lee has three core beliefs about homeschooling: homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment; every child deserves a college-prep education whether or not they choose to go to college; and parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children. Lee does not judge your homeschool or evaluate your children. Instead, she comes alongside to help and encourage parents homeschooling high school.