Month: June 2015


Groups vs Coops Blueprint for success

Groups versus Co-ops – The Blueprint for Success in Your Community!

Presentation by Dianne McLean

This presentation is for group and co-op leaders, and those who want to be a group or co-op leader.

Do you know the difference between a homeschool group and a homeschool co-op?  Are you trying to infuse the two and having little success?  What makes a group an essential part of homeschooling?  And what makes a co-op work?  More importantly, why do some co-ops fail?  How do you effectively serve people of diverse backgrounds, interests, and needs?  How do you handle conflict within your group?  How do you legally set up a co-op?  What if you don't get good attendance?  I've spent over a decade training group leaders and co-op leaders, effecting positive change for thousands of homeschoolers.  There IS a difference between the two concepts, but the two really CAN work together.  In this workshop, I will present some tips and techniques to get your group or co-op started (or re-started the right way) and help you to truly serve your local homeschool community with everything they want and be wildly successful.  You will learn where to go to get the best group/co-op resources as well. Get the blueprint for success! Read More…

Owning Your High School Transcript for Teens

Owning Your High School Transcript and Your Education

Presentation by Dianne McLean

If you are entering middle school this year or higher (6th grade or higher), this workshop will have important college preparation information you will not want to miss!!  Does preparing for college absolutely terrify you? Are you wondering how you are going to get ready for college? Can you – as a  homeschooled teen – even go to college? What are you going to do about transcripts? What is a transcript and how do you make one?  Getting in to college is not the same for homeschoolers as it is for students who attend accredited schools.  It’s actually easier – yes easier!  You just need to learn the language that colleges are speaking today and PREPARE EARLY.  Things are not the same as they were even 2 years ago, the admissions requirements are changing rapidly.   I have helped hundreds of homeschoolers each year apply for the toughest admissions, and they all get accepted.  As a result, I am on top of every change that is occurring in college admissions.   In this 90 minute class, we will cover everything you need to know about the latest college admissions changes and how they affect homeschoolers.  You will understand what a transcript is, why you need one (it’s not just for college), and how to complete it.  You will understand everything you need to do to prepare for college, including early preparation and eliminating redundancy in academics so you can save money and time.  You will learn how to OWN your education and have a blast doing it.  You can customize your entire high school experience and still comply with all of the requirements to get into college.  And you will learn how you can accomplish all of it with ONE checklist and your transcript! Read More…