Topic: Teens

Title:Courtship
Speaker:Thomas J. Schmidt
Length:30–45 minutes
Type:Workshop
Topic:Marriage, Parenting, Teens
Audience:Parents, Teens
Description:Having firsthand experience of courtship with his wife, Susan, Tj shares how courtship can be an alternative to dating. One couple’s story of how their families sought courtship as a foundation for a lifelong commitment in marriage.

Title:Developing a Plan for High School: Sample Four—Year Plans
Speaker:Becky Cooke
Length:1 hour
Type:Workshop
Topic:College, Education, Teens
Audience:Junior and Senior High Parents
Description:How do you plan a program for your high school homeschooler? What subjects do you teach and when? Do you follow a basic high school plan, a general college prep plan, or a rigorous college prep plan? How do you evaluate credits? Determine grades for a course? What about the need for a transcript and diploma? If you are just beginning to think about homeschooling during the high school years, this seminar will help you organize your thoughts and begin laying the groundwork for a viable four—year plan.

Title:Homeschooling the College Bound: Successfully Navigating the Road to Admission
Speaker:Becky Cooke
Length:1 hour
Type:Workshop
Topic:College, Education, Teens
Audience:Junior and Senior High Parents
Description:If your child’s post—high school plans include college, you’ll want to carefully plan out his high school years. This seminar will provide you with tips and resources to help you better understand how you can prepare your high schooler for the challenges of college, as well as aid you in helping him select and apply to colleges as a homeschooled student. You’ll receive information on making the most of a college visit, interacting with college admissions officers, and gathering the information needed for the college application.

Title:Recordkeeping for High School: Simplifying the Process
Speaker:Becky Cooke
Length:1 hour
Type:Workshop
Topic:Education, Teens
Audience:Junior and Senior High Parents
Description:Why is documentation of high school course work important? Keeping good records does not need to be time consuming or burdensome; it will actually save you time and effort in the long run. Learn what, when, and how to track your student’s progress through high school.

Title:The College Admissions Process: The Homeschooled Student's Guide
Speaker:Becky Cooke
Length:1 hour
Type:Workshop
Topic:College, Education, Teens
Audience:Junior and Senior High Parents
Description:You are not only your child’s teacher, you are also his guidance counselor! Find out how to maneuver through the entire college admissions process, from narrowing down the selection of colleges to filling out college applications, applying for financial aid, and asking the right questions that will help you discern whether your child is spiritually, academically, and emotionally prepared for college.

Title:Teaching Options to Diversify Your High School Program
Speaker:Becky Cooke
Length:1 hour
Type:Workshop
Topic:Education, Teens
Audience:Junior and Senior High Parents
Description:Once a child hits the high school years, a myriad of teaching options for providing high school courses becomes available: parent—taught classes, co—op classes, private tutors, community college courses, online courses, and correspondence schools. Each option is viable, yet which should you pursue for your child?

Title:Wind for Your Sails: Encouragement for Teaching High School
Speaker:Becky Cooke
Length:1 hour
Type:Workshop
Topic:Encouragement, Motivational, Teens
Audience:Junior and Senior High Parents
Description:Scripture says to refresh the weary with a word. Homeschooling is a tough job, but God’s Word is overflowing with refreshing words that will help you put all things—even algebra lessons!—in proper perspective. Homeschool moms are not teaching merely academic lessons, we are teaching eternal truths. Come and be reminded of the Lord’s interaction and involvement with you as you homeschool your high schooler.

Title:High School Resources at the Click of a Mouse
Speaker:Diane Kummer
Length:1 hour
Type:Workshop
Topic:Education, Encouragement, Motivational, Teens
Audience:Junior and Senior High Parents
Description:HSLDA’s Homeschooling Thru High School program was born out of a desire to help parents continue homeschooling through high school. The high school section on HSLDA’s website provides tons of valuable information for those who are just thinking about high school or who are already immersed in the high school years. We’ll give you a crash course in navigating through the resources listed on the website saving you time, angst, and heart burn!

Title:Developing a Plan for High School: Sample Four—Year Plans
Speaker:Diane Kummer
Length:1 hour
Type:Workshop
Topic:College, Education, Teens
Audience:Junior and Senior High Parents
Description:How do you plan a program for your high school homeschooler? What subjects do you teach and when? Do you follow a basic high school plan, a general college prep plan, or a rigorous college prep plan? How do you evaluate credits? Determine grades for a course? What about the need for a transcript and diploma? If you are just beginning to think about homeschooling during the high school years, this seminar will help you organize your thoughts and begin laying the groundwork for a viable four—year plan.

Title:Homeschooling the College Bound: Successfully Navigating the Road to Admission
Speaker:Diane Kummer
Length:1 hour
Type:Workshop
Topic:College, Education, Teens
Audience:Junior and Senior High Parents
Description:If your child’s post—high school plans include college, you’ll want to carefully plan out his high school years. This seminar will provide you with tips and resources to help you better understand how you can prepare your high schooler for the challenges of college, as well as aid you in helping him select and apply to colleges as a homeschooled student. You’ll receive information on making the most of a college visit, interacting with college admissions officers, and gathering the information needed for the college application.

Title:Recordkeeping for High School: Simplifying the Process
Speaker:Diane Kummer
Length:1 hour
Type:Workshop
Topic:Education, Teens
Audience:Junior and Senior High Parents
Description:Why is documentation of high school course work important? Keeping good records does not need to be time consuming or burdensome; it will actually save you time and effort in the long run. Learn what, when, and how to track your student’s progress through high school.

Title:The College Admissions Process: The Homeschooled Student's Guide
Speaker:Diane Kummer
Length:1 hour
Type:Workshop
Topic:College, Education, Teens
Audience:Junior and Senior High Parents
Description:You are not only your child’s teacher, you are also his guidance counselor! Find out how to maneuver through the entire college admissions process, from narrowing down the selection of colleges to filling out college applications, applying for financial aid, and asking the right questions that will help you discern whether your child is spiritually, academically, and emotionally prepared for college.

Title:Teaching Options to Diversify Your High School Program
Speaker:Diane Kummer
Length:1 hour
Type:Workshop
Topic:Education, Teens
Audience:Junior and Senior High Parents
Description:Once a child hits the high school years, a myriad of teaching options for providing high school courses becomes available: parent—taught classes, co—op classes, private tutors, community college courses, online courses, and correspondence schools. Each option is viable, yet which should you pursue for your child?

Title:Nontraditional Navigation Through Highschool
Speaker:William A. Estrada
Length:30–60 minutes
Type:General Session, Workshop
Topic:College, Education, Parenting, Teens
Audience:All, Junior and Senior High Parents, Parents
Description:Will uses humor and his experiences as a homeschool graduate and a graduate from a distance—learning law school to discuss options for highschool and beyond. He gives parents and teens a practical roadmap for a successful high school program that will open the doors to either college or non—college options, future careers and callings. He encourages teens and parents to finish strong on their homeschool journey.

Title:Forging Ahead—Apprenticeships in the 21st Century
Speaker:Michael Donnelly
Length:45–55 minutes
Type:General Session, Workshop
Topic:Education, Motivational, Parenting, Teens
Audience:All
Description:College? Homeschoolers may be better prepared for it than many other college—bound teens, but that doesn’t mean they should automatically get sucked into the “college conveyor belt.” But if not college, what do we do with our bright, well—educated, well—socialized homeschooled students? And where do we find resources and apprenticeships to help guide homeschoolers through this process of vocational preparation and calling? Get practical tips and insightful advice in this talk by HSLDA attorney and homeschooling father Michael Donnelly.

Title:Building on a Sure Foundation: Staying the Course through High School
Speaker:Becky Cooke
Length:1 hour
Type:Workshop
Topic:Education, Teens
Audience:All
Description:As your child grows older, you may be considering high school at home — but you’ve got your doubts! Why is homeschooling high school a crucial decision for your teen? How is it possible? What help is available? We’ll answer your questions; but more importantly, we’ll encourage and challenge you to explore the steps you should take as you weigh the possibility of teaching high school at home.

Title:Building on a Sure Foundation: Staying the Course through High School
Speaker:Diane Kummer
Length:1 hour
Type:Workshop
Topic:Education, Teens
Audience:All
Description:As your child grows older, you may be considering high school at home — but you’ve got your doubts! Why is homeschooling high school a crucial decision for your teen? How is it possible? What help is available? We’ll answer your questions; but more importantly, we’ll encourage and challenge you to explore the steps you should take as you weigh the possibility of teaching high school at home.

Title:High School Transcript Clinic: Practical Help and Tips
Speaker:Becky Cooke
Length:1 hour
Type: 
Topic:Education, Teens
Audience:Junior and Senior High Parents
Description:Creating a high school transcript is easy yet a vital part of your child’s high school records. In this interactive, practical seminar you’ll create a transcript that can be used as a pattern when designing your own. We’ll guide you through transcript essentials, evaluation of credit, grading guidelines and scales, and calculation of grade point averages (GPA’s). In addition, you’ll receive sample transcripts depicting other formats for you to consider.

Title:High School Transcript Clinic: Practical Help and Tips
Speaker:Diane Kummer
Length:1 hour
Type: 
Topic:Education, Teens
Audience:Junior and Senior High Parents
Description:Creating a high school transcript is easy yet a vital part of your child’s high school records. In this interactive, practical seminar you’ll create a transcript that can be used as a pattern when designing your own. We’ll guide you through transcript essentials, evaluation of credit, grading guidelines and scales, and calculation of grade point averages (GPA’s). In addition, you’ll receive sample transcripts depicting other formats for you to consider.

Title:Testimony of a Homeschool Graduate
Speaker:Thomas J. Schmidt
Length:45 minutes
Type:General Session, Keynote, Q & A, Workshop
Topic:Education, Motivational, Spiritual, Teens
Audience:Parents, Teens
Description:Tj shares from his own personal testimony as a homeschool graduate. He will share from his family’s early decision to begin homeschooling in the mid 80’s, through the high school years and beyond, laying out God’s direction through it all.

Title:Extracurricular Activities: Jazz Up Your High School Program
Speaker:Becky Cooke
Length:1 hour
Type:Workshop
Topic:Education, Teens
Audience:All
Description:Because all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, adding extracurricular activities to your high school program will increase your teen’s enthusiasm and motivation during these years. Wisely choosing these activities provides opportunities for your teen to follow an interest, hone his talents, serve others, or simply enjoy new experiences. But, setting limits is important, too! Come and hear ideas and suggestions for you to consider as you explore the many different extracurricular options.

Title:Extracurricular Activities: Jazz Up Your High School Program
Speaker:Diane Kummer
Length:1 hour
Type:Workshop
Topic:Education, Teens
Audience:All
Description:Because all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, adding extracurricular activities to your high school program will increase your teen’s enthusiasm and motivation during these years. Wisely choosing these activities provides opportunities for your teen to follow an interest, hone his talents, serve others, or simply enjoy new experiences. But, setting limits is important, too! Come and hear ideas and suggestions for you to consider as you explore the many different extracurricular options.

Title:The Mandate for Christian Citizenship in Homeschool Youth
Speaker:William A. Estrada
Length:30–60 minutes
Type:General Session, Workshop
Topic:Encouragement, Motivational, Political, Spiritual, Teens
Audience:All, Junior and Senior High Parents, Parents, Teens
Description:Will uses his background as a homeschool graduate and the director of Generation Joshua to describe how young people today can make a difference in their communities and nation, how HSLDA’s Generation Joshua program can help, and how the next generation is uniquely equipped to lead our nation in the years ahead.

Title:Important Pit Stops during High School
Speaker:Becky Cooke
Length:1 hour
Type:General Session, Workshop
Topic:College, Education, Teens
Audience:Junior and Senior High Parents, Parents, Support Group Leaders, Veteran Homeschoolers
Description:For preventative maintenance during the high school years, learn what important “to—dos” and deadlines to keep in mind. Major pit stops will include information about various tests, benefits and sources of outside classes, college search and application tips, alternatives to traditional college, and career and post high school paths.

Title:Important Pit Stops during High School
Speaker:Diane Kummer
Length:1 hour
Type:General Session, Workshop
Topic:College, Education, Encouragement, Teens
Audience:Junior and Senior High Parents, Parents, Support Group Leaders, Veteran Homeschoolers
Description:For preventative maintenance during the high school years, learn what important “to—dos” and deadlines to keep in mind. Major pit stops will include information about various tests, benefits and sources of outside classes, college search and application tips, alternatives to traditional college, and career and post high school paths.

Title:Preparing Your Teen for Life
Speaker:Becky Cooke
Length:1 hour
Type:Workshop
Topic:Education, Encouragement, Parenting, Spiritual, Teens
Audience:New Homeschoolers, Parents, Veteran Homeschoolers
Description:The high school years present an opportune time to develop skills young adults will utilize the rest of their lives. Learn about the importance of teaching finance, health care, car ownership, job preparation, spiritual principles, and more. All of these areas will benefit your teens when they take that giant step into independence and adulthood. A list of suggested resources will be provided.

Title:Preparing Your Teen for Life
Speaker:Diane Kummer
Length:1 hour
Type:Workshop
Topic:Education, Encouragement, Parenting, Spiritual, Teens
Audience:New Homeschoolers, Parents, Veteran Homeschoolers
Description:The high school years present an opportune time to develop skills young adults will utilize the rest of their lives. Learn about the importance of teaching finance, health care, car ownership, job preparation, spiritual principles, and more. All of these areas will benefit your teens when they take that giant step into independence and adulthood. A list of suggested resources will be provided.

Title:Is Today’s Military Right for my Child?
Speaker:Michael Donnelly
Length:50 minutes
Type:General Session, Support Group Leaders, Workshop
Topic:Parenting, Spiritual, Teens
Audience:Fathers, Mothers, Parents, Teens
Description:Serving in the United States Military is generally considered patriotic and an honorable profession. Is it still? Changes in society are reflected in the military. How can this impact a parents view of service in the military today? What is involved in serving in the military and how should parents mentor their children in viewing service in today’s military? Michael Donnelly is an HSLDA attorney and homeschooling father of seven who served as a platoon leader in combat during Desert Storm with the U.S. Army’s Third Armored Cavalry Regiment. He will discuss practical and philosophical issues about serving in today’s military. Come with questions and be prepared to be challenged in your thinking.

Title:Generation Joshua: Civics Education with an Impact!
Speaker:Jeremiah Lorrig
Length:45–60 minutes
Type:General Session, Workshop
Topic:Education, Political, Teens
Audience:Parents, Teens
Description:How do you make a difference while learning about government hands on? Jeremiah talks about how hands-on learning in programs like Generation Joshua not only teaches students about how the government works but also does it in a way that allows them to see that even though they do not have a vote, they can make a difference. We have to be intentional with how we teach our children about government taking into account the fact that not everyone will grow up to be president. However, every one of our kids will grow up to be citizens, and Jeremiah talks about how to equip them for that privilege.

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