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Mrs. Lee Binz:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details


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Binz, Lee

The HomeScholar
17927 Marine View Drive SW
Seattle, Washington (WA)  98166
United States of America (US)

1-888-533-2435
1-206-409-3767
Lee@TheHomeScholar.com
homescholar@gmail.com
Website(s) The HomeScholar Website
The HomeScholar Helper Blog
The Total Transcript Solution
The 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make Homeschooling High School
The HomeScholar on Facebook
The Comprehensive Record Solution
The HomeScholar on Linked In
The HomeScholar on Squidoo
The HomeScholar on Twitter
The HomeScholar on YouTube
Parent Training A la Carte
Keynote Speaker?Unknown
Featured PresentationsThe Old Schoolhouse Expo (May, 2010)
The Old Schoolhouse Expo (Oct., 2010)
2011 MidWest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati (2011, OH)
The Old Schoolhouse Expo (Oct. 2010) (2010, WWW)
The Old Schoolhouse Expo (May 2010) (2010, WWW)
Pacific NW Homeschool College Fair (2009) (2009, WA)
2009 Clark County Home Educators Resource and Information Night (2009, WA)
15th Annual WATCH Conference & Family Retreat (2009) (2009, WA)
2009 Washington Homeschool Organization Annual State Convention (WHO) (2009, WA)
The 15th Annual OCEANetwork Conference (2009, OR)
Pacific NW Homeschool College Fair (2008) (2008, WA)
14th Annual WATCH Conference & Family Retreat (2008) (2008, WA)
2008 Washington Homeschool Organization Annual State Convention (WHO) (2008, WA)
2008 Christian Heritage Homeschool Conference (2008, WA)
Pacific NW Homeschool College Fair (2007) (2007, WA)
13th Annual WATCH Conference & Family Retreat (2007) (2007, WA)
2007 Washington Homeschool Organization Annual State Convention (WHO) (2007, WA)
2007 Christian Heritage Homeschool Conference (2007, WA)
Specialties
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

The Best High School Guidance Counselor -1 hour. Handout.
Learn what a guidance counselor does - and why parents are the best high school guidance counselors. Learn to educate with flexibility, plan classes, arrange tests, find a college, and guide the college application process. Find out the key ingredient that will ensure your success. Determine the steps that will help you achieve the four tasks of high school; think about college, prepare for college, find a college, and apply to college. Receive a handy one-page handout that you can use every year to evaluate your progress and assist your advising. **Lots of useful information, **Clear communication, **Very practical, good sense of humor, organized, **Easy step by step directions to help us succeed, **Tons of practical info, **Good handout.

Christian Homeschool Success in High School -1 hour.
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 talk, Lee discusses all these questions as well as covers all the homeschool high school basics. Learn to prepare and not panic about high school. You are your child's best teacher, even for the tough high school subjects. 

Record Keeping -1 hour.
In this course you will learn four record keeping strategies that homeschoolers can choose, and the strengths and weaknesses of each method. You'll learn what things you need to keep, and why you should keep them. You'll find out what you can DO with records once you keep them; make a transcript, a reading list, and course descriptions. It provides an overview on how to write course descriptions.

How to Afford Christian College-1 hour. Handout
Learn the concrete strategies that will help you afford a Christian college. Learn Biblical principles and promises related to the cost of college. Learn to "seek first the Kingdom" - and then seek a Christian college. You will learn where to look for scholarships, both big and small. Find out how you can save money. Feel confident as you look at the cost of college. Miracles happen every day. They can happen for you, too!

College Scholarships for High School Credit -1 hour. Handouts: College Scholarship Parent Resources Find - Filter - Format - Follow through - File
How to find private scholarships and filter out the scholarships that won't help you. Learn to format them into an easy-to-use notebook. Hear tips that will encourage your student to follow through with the applications. I'll teach you how to file them into your homeschool transcript. You'll learn the benefits of winning AND non-winning applications, and I'll provide tips on other ways to afford college.

High School Testing -1 hour. Handouts: test comparison chart
High school level tests: SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, ACT, PLAN, SAT II. College level tests: CLEP, AP (Compass if there is time.)
The emphasis is on the advantages of homeschooling in high school tests.

Making a Transcript -1 hour. Handouts: sample transcript, comprehensive record sample
Record Keeping, why make a transcript, determining high school credit, what to include, naming courses, assigning grades, general suggestions on how to make a transcript, advantages of a homeschool transcript. How you write course descriptions or a comprehensive course records.

Grades and Credits -1 hour. Handouts: determining high school credits, evaluation vocabulary
How to give grades when you don't give grades - how homeschoolers evaluate their children, and how to translate that into something colleges will understand. Many ways of determining high school credit values.

Homeschool High School for Excellence -1 hour. Handouts: parent resources, course planning guide
The secrets of homeschool success explained! How to plan a rigorous curriculum, keep high school records, emphasize specialization, prepare for college admission exams, make a transcript, and document learning from outside sources. Planning for college should begin in middle school. You will receive a handy one-page Planning Guide to take home! 

Finding a College -1 hour: Finding a college handout.
How to search for a college with college fairs, college tests, and Internet searches. Why you should visit a college, and what you are looking for. Using college visits to improve your application essay. What are the basics of writing college application essays? 

Homeschooling College -1 hour. Handouts: CLEP, AP, resource list Why homeschool college, the pros and cons of community college, CLEP exams, and AP exams.

Getting the BIG Scholarships -1 hour: Handouts: comprehensive record sample
Colleges as a business: aim low. SAT preparation, plan a rigorous curriculum, documentation from outside sources, finding a college that loves you, specialization and recommendation letters, application essay tips, going over the top with record keeping.

Preparing to Homeschool High School -3 hours. Handouts: multiple handouts in a folder for each family
Do not be afraid, subjects and materials, planning lessons, how to assign grades, record keeping, high school tests, socialization and specialization, independent homeschooling, plan to succeed in college.

Gifted Education -1 hour. Handout: Gifted Education resources and strategies
Homeschooling is a challenge, especially when students are academically gifted. Lee discusses the challenges of homeschooling gifted children, elementary through high school. You will learn strategies that will help you plan, as you balance their social and academic needs. Don't be afraid to homeschool your gifted children, as they will thrive in the freedom that only homeschooling can provide!

Lee's Achievements

Founder: The HomeScholar  

Binz's Bio

Lee Binz is The HomeScholar, www.thehomescholar.com. Her mission is helping parents homeschool high school. Lee and her husband Matt homeschooled their two boys, Kevin and Alex, from elementary through high school. Upon their graduation in 2006, both boys received four-year, full tuition scholarships from their first choice university. This enables Lee to pursue her dream job - encouraging parents to homeschool their children through high school.

Lee has three core beliefs about homeschooling:

   1. Homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment.
   2. Every child deserves a college-prep education, whether or not they choose to go to college.
   3. Parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children.

Lee is not a certified teacher, and she does not judge your homeschool or evaluate children. Instead, she comes alongside other parents to help.   Here is an article about the journey Lee and Matt took when homeschooling through high school.

Her free mini-course, The 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make When Homeschooling High School, (http://www.thehomescholar.com/avoiding-homeschool-high-school-mistakes.php) is a great introduction to high school essentials. Her free homeschool newsletter (http://www.thehomescholar.com/homeschool-newsletter.php) provides monthly encouragement and support. You can get a daily dose of high school help at her homeschool blog, The HomeScholar Helper, (http://www.thehomescholar.com/blog/) recently voted as the "best homeschool business blog."

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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Lee Binz and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

Disclaimer:  Balancing the Sword makes no claims about the speakers' faith, ability, materials, etc.  This speaker profile information is being provided free of charge.  Please click the links and do your own research before issuing an invitation to your conference.  Postings are subject to change.

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