For Teens and Parents of Teens
Remember that these lists are only suggestions. We strongly recommend that you review the entire list of workshops to find the ones that suit you best.
F-9 Open Mind, Open Heart: Venturing Forth with Confidence: A Brief Presentation Followed by a Discussion
Ways to positively and confidently engage the world, particularly those people, situations, and ideas that feel unfamiliar, uncertain, or threatening. Helping your children develop the confidence to learn from new experiences and ideas without losing their sense of self and their own values. Learning to disagree constructively and agree critically. All ages welcome; teens particularly encouraged to contribute their viewpoints.
F-10 Teen Icebreakers, Games, and Conversation
Join a group of homeschooling teens for icebreakers and other games and informal conversation. An adult coordinator will be present.
A-12 College Admissions and Financial Aid for Homeschoolers
Why homeschoolers who want to go to college can be assured of admission. Differences in applying to selective and non-selective public and private institutions. Determining how much college will cost. Locating possible sources of money. Filling out forms and applications. Increasing your chances of winning awards. Speaker is Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at a selective private college.
B-10 Earn College Credit (and a Degree) Your Way and Inexpensively
During high school and after, learn on your own and earn college credit (and a degree) for what you know by taking CLEP and other exams and completing distance learning courses. Resources to prepare for tests. Test taking strategies. Speaker earned 140 credits and a degree this way.
B-11 Homeschooling the High School Years with Confidence
Discover creative ways parents and teens can work together to design a curriculum tailored to a teen’s goals, interests, and strengths. Find resources, ideas, and ways teens and parents can enjoy each other and avoid the typical teen stereotype. Make homeschooling high school a rich and rewarding adventure.
B-12 Outdoor Activities for Teens
Meet in lobby of Gruenhagen Conference Center. Weather permitting, walk to a nearby athletic field to play soccer, Frisbee, and other games participants bring. If the weather is unsuitable, go to Connections for games and conversation. Adult coordinator present.
C-10 Can Unschoolers Get Into College and Succeed?
How the presenters and their daughters (both lifelong unschoolers from two different families) navigated the application and transcript issues of college admission which resulted in being accepted and given financial aid by a selective college. How their unschooling experiences influenced their outstanding academic achievement in college.
C-11 Teens Connecting and Sharing Experiences: A Discussion for Teens
Join a group of homeschooling teens to discuss questions like: What do you like most about homeschooling? What do you say when people ask you what it’s like to be a homeschooler? How do you handle the pressure from people who keep asking what you’re going to do when you grow up? Moderators are homeschooling teens; an adult will also be present.
D-10 Rethinking College and Exploring Alternatives
Evaluating the value of a college degree today, especially in light of rising costs and the burden of debt. Ways to earn credits (and a degree) less expensively. Two year degrees and certificates. Delaying or skipping college. Considering internships, travel, volunteer work, starting your own business.
More Workshops By Time Slot
- Friday, 7:15-8:30 PM: F Workshops
- Saturday, 8:30-9:30 AM: A Workshops
- Saturday, 9:50 AM-10:50 PM B Workshops
- Saturday, 1:30-2:30 PM: C Workshops
- Saturday, 2:50-3:50 PM: D Workshops
More Workshops By Category
To help you choose workshops, click on a category that interests you and look over the list. Remember that these lists are only suggestions. We strongly recommend that you review the entire list of workshops to find the ones that suit you best.
- Basic Subjects
- Encouraging Learning
- Choosing Curriculum and Resources
- Ways to Homeschool
- Beginning Homeschooling
- Workshops for Parents and Kids
- Life Skills and Problem Solving
- Homeschooling Young Children
- For Teens and Parents of Teens
- Special Interests and Passions
- Support for Parents
- Of Particular Interest to Mothers
- Of Special Interest to Dads
- Family Activity Workshops
- Legal and Homeschooling Freedoms