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 [email protected] 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 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 (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 quickly.
High School Testing Simply Explained
One of the biggest high school anxiety producers is testing - specifically the PSAT/NMSQT®, 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.
Super Scholarships for Humble Homeschoolers
Grab your teen and join Lee as she shares the secrets used to get full-tuition scholarships. You can afford college and earn BIG merit-based scholarships you thought were reserved for the uber-intelligent or Olympic-level athletes. You will learn about the 3 kinds of college scholarships, and which one earns the biggest rewards. You'll learn 5 ways to improve chances of merit scholarships. You will learn which college admission test is best, the SAT or ACT®, and why. I'll show you how to make SURE your child will stand out above the crowd, regardless of their gifts or challenges. You'll learn secrets to creating homeschool records that will reduce college costs.
The 5 Mistakes Parents Make Homeschooling High School
Learn how to identify and avoid the big blunders repeated by countless homeschool parents. The first mistake may cripple your plans if your child ever changes their mind (and what teenager doesn't!). The second may leave your child unprepared for college. The third may result in the loss of thousands of dollars in financial aid. The fourth may cause your child to be lost in the crowd during college admission. The fifth mistake may render your kid unable to gain admission to the college of their dreams. Learn to avoid these mistakes in this workshop.
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! This workshop is perfect for parents who have specific questions about creating a transcript for their unique children.
Planning High School Courses
In this workshop you will learn which core classes are important to cover every year in high school, and which classes are required or recommended for college preparation. You will learn how to go beyond the core classes to meet college admission requirements, and the three critical and awesome electives you must include. Learn the keys to creating a successful homeschool year, and how to adapt the plan as needs change, and still succeed. You will leave feeling confident in your homeschool plan for the coming year.
How to Be Your Child's Best College Coach
Learn the key tasks required to guide your teen to an independent future. Come to learn secretes that professional college coaches know, and guide your child into their dream college and launch them into successfully into adult life. You will learn tasks required of every college coach, and what will make you an exceptional college coach. All you need is a little knowledge and encouragement, and you can achieve success. This workshop will give you the strategies to propel your teen into college and career success!
Scheduling is the Key to Sanity
Scheduling your day and planning your school year is a worthwhile investment in sanity! A flexible plan allows you to actually get your priorities done and focus on the important rather than just the urgent. In this session you will learn strategies for identifying your priorities and creating a plan to develop well-adjusted and well-educated children living in family harmony. Middle school and high school issues are the focus, 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./a>
How to Set Logical Technology Boundaries in Your Home
Misuse of technology is a real and present danger that can lead to a zombie apocalypse in your home. This eye-opening workshop offers hope for parents battling the technology monster. Parenting has always been challenging, but these days the hardest parts of parenting teens involve navigating around ever-changing gadgets and technology. Learn how to deal with the harsh reality of technology in your home and how to set technology boundaries for healthy and happy children and teens. Learn to balance technology in home education and curriculum choices.
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.