Wondering if college is really the best choice for you? Want to know what your other options are after high school graduation? Thinking about taking a gap year? Then this workshop is for you. This workshop will take an honest look at the value of a college degree, the expectations of the marketplace, and how to make the most of your young adulthood. We’ll explore the role of vo-tech programs, work experience, travel, service, and other opportunities for recent graduates and give you a framework for selecting your next steps.
Today’s teenagers spend on average 6.5 hours a day engaged with screen media—not including time spent doing homework on a computer. Movies, music, and games are the languages of this generation. How do we make wise, biblical decisions about what to read, watch, and play? What does Scripture say about how we should interact with the good, the bad, and the ugly in our culture? With concrete examples and easy-to-apply principles, this workshop will give you valuable tools that teens and families can use together. You will be challenged to grow in wisdom and grace as you select, analyze, and appreciate movies, books, music, games, and more.
Wondering how you’ll fare when you leave the nest? Whether you’re joining the workforce or the starting campus life, things are about to change. Tyler is a homeschool graduate who left home to attend college at age 16. In this workshop, he’ll share his experience, observations, and counsel to help you avoid common pitfalls and instead make the most of your newfound adulthood.
A recent survey showed that 20% of college students don’t know how to make toast and 45% don’t know how to use a clothes dryer. Homeschooling may prepare teens academically and spiritually, but it’s easy to overlook “adulting”—the basic life skills needed to pull yourself together. In this workshop, Tyler will share the essential skills you’ll need to make it as an adult, give you a path forward, and help you take your place among the grown-ups.
What does it take to get a business off the ground? Fortunately, entrepreneurship is easier than ever before—whether you’re looking for a career you control or just want to make some cash on the side. In this hands-on crash course, you’ll come away with a simple, personalized business plan you can act on immediately. Plan your work, then work your plan.
Don’t settle for being a pretty good writer—become an outstanding communicator! Whether you’re crafting your research paper, polishing your résumé for a job fair, or circulating a newsletter or blog, you need impeccable writing skills. This workshop will identify the skills colleges and employers are desperately seeking and give you a game plan for mastering them.
Suitable for teenagers and those who teach them.
What does it take to make a memory? How can we help our students retain what they learn? Why are our kids so easily distracted? These are crucial questions every teacher must be able to answer. In this workshop, we’ll explore the science of memory and concentration, learn how to balance our students’ cognitive loads, and identify which study strategies pay off (and which don’t). In the process, we’ll learn how to help build a learning environment that suits our kids’ unique learning styles and figure out what to say when they want to multitask while they study. These strategies are essential for every teacher!