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Public Speaking

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.

 

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Popular Presentations


Homeschool High School for Excellence

Drawing from her own homeschool experience, Lee demonstrates why you don't need to be afraid to homeschool high school. You'll learn how to prepare your child for college with academics, admission tests, and extra-curricular activities, and how to emphasize their unique specialization and talents.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 webinar 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.

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Christmas Goals and New Year's Resolutions

In this webinar, we will first talk about how to handle school during the month of December. I'll give you ideas for a lighter version of academics that we called "Christmas School." You will receive ideas to refresh your homeschool whether you have much younger students or only high school age teens.

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College Admission and Scholarships

This class is based on strategies I used to gain full-tuition scholarships for my own children, but also lessons 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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Finding Curriculum That's Effective and Fun

Lee shares ways to minimize your risks and maximize your chances for successful curriculum results. This webinar will show you how to avoid the most common traps of choosing crummy curriculum.

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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.

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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!

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Gifted Education

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.

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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!

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High School English in Plain English

In this webinar, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Homeschooling College

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.

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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.

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How to Graduate Your Homeschooler in Style

This webinar 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.

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Junior Year is the Key to Success

This webinar 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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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Reading and Awards Lists

This webinar 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.

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Real Fast College Applications

In this webinar, you will learn about attending college fairs, researching colleges, visiting colleges, providing records for the application process, and writing winning college application essays.

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Scheduling is the Key to Sanity

This webinar 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.

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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.

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Turning Transcripts into Course Descriptions

In this special Gold Care Club member webinar, 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.

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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!

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"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, College Plus, and gap years.

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Half-Day Seminar


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.  

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Lee Binz Speaker Bio

Lee Binz and her husband Matt operate The HomeScholar (www.TheHomeScholar.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.

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Public speaking open quotesYour presentation was great!! Even though we've gotten one son into college, I gained quite a bit of new information from your presentation that I will be able to use for our younger kids. Your sample transcript and explanation of it were very helpful (especially since it was for a chess player!). The comparison of the tests was a lot of new information for me, and your comparison chart is very handy. The HomeScholar Planning Guide is great because it has just about everything (classes, tests, etc.) on one easy-to-use page! Real live samples, like the sample Course Description and Grades and Credits Resource sheet, really clarify things and give homeschoolers a starting point in creating their own, which is very helpful! The "Record Keeping" section of your presentation was very good too! I'm a Cubbie, and have a pretty good handle on record keeping, but I liked your helpful hints. This topic and the way you presented it would be extremely useful for parents new to homeschooling high school. I enjoyed your engaging manner of speaking, and was impressed by your knowledge and insights. Basically, everything was excellent, and the freebies and raffles added that extra special touch! Thank you so much for coming to Vancouver to share with us! God bless you!close quotes

~ Donna in Washington
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open quotesHi Lee! I really enjoyed it when you came to speak during the H.O.M.E. meeting a couple of months ago. I felt a little calmer (my daughter is starting 9th Grade this year) after hearing your take on things. Thanks for all of your info and encouragement!!!close quotes

~ Annie in Washington
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open quotesI just heard you speak at the Homeschool College Fair and you were so inspiring and informative! Thanks,close quotes

~ Maureen in Washington
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open quotesThe Homeschool College Fair was a phenomenal success! Your seminars were very successful and well attended! We had resoundingly positive feedback from our attendees. Thank you again for your participation!close quotes

~ Tracy from the PNW Homeschool College Fair
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open quotesI just wanted to let you know that Ben (and I) really enjoyed your talk at the homeschool college fair. I wish that we could have stayed for the last one as well. We are all curious as to which school was 'college A.' Also, let your husband know that I really liked his write up on the Incredibles.close quotes

~ Sharon in Washington
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open quotesI really enjoyed your presentation last Thursday for the At Home in Seattle group. It was informative, encouraging and even entertaining! You speak so well, and make homeschooling through high school sound so easy to do! I feel more confident and empowered after every time I hear you speak, and as my 8th grade son and I begin to prepare for high school and college, I'm actually looking forward to it now! Thanks for all you're doing to support homeschoolers in WA and beyond,close quotes

~ Jill in Seattle
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open quotesThank you so much for speaking to our group last week. Your presentation was so informative and we all walked away with useful tools for assigning high school grades and credits. Your professionalism, combined with your personal warmth and experience, put everyone at ease and gave each of us confidence to continue homeschooling through high school. We can't wait to have you come back! Thanks again,close quotes

~ Carie Fagan, "At Home in Seattle" Homeschool Group
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open quotesLee Binz spoke on high school level testing and did a great job! I was very impressed with her speaking abilities. I have know Lee for years and she recently started a home business where she helps [create] transcripts for high schoolers. I highly recommend her. I'm sure she would love to speak to your group.close quotes

~ Donna from Burien HSA
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open quotesThank you for your time yesterday evening. Your presentation on what we, as parents, can do to assist our children as they prepare to apply for universities was truly helpful to my family. Though my family has a college strategy, I wanted to attend your talk to hopefully find security that our plan is leading our sons in the directions they've requested. Not only did I find that reassurance in your words and demeanor, but I also came home with several gems of knowledge to make our family's journey more prolific when it reaches the formal education stage. Your support of fellow homeschooling families is greatly appreciated. Thank you, again.close quotes

~ Homeschool mother of two, in Seattle
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