2019 IAHE Home Educators’ Convention Featured Speaker
Woody Robertson is a first generation, home school graduate who is passionate about reaching the next generation. His sessions are information-packed, innovative, and inspiring. Blending motivation and practicality, attendees can immediately put his suggestions into practice. As a member of the Lumerit Unbound team, Woody lives in San Antonio, TX with his wife, Gina.
Raising an Adult, Not a Child: A Solution for the Peter Pan Epidemic
In a world where The National Academy of Science redefined adolescence as extending to age 30 and unaccountability, entitlement, and apathy abound amongst young people, homeschoolers face an unprecedented opportunity to stand out. Be encouraged on the great opportunity and learn how to raise up men and women who are equipped and prepared for a successful adulthood.
Study Like a Genius: Unlocking Your Brain
All learning is founded on two keys—the ability to take in information and then remember it. Most people are never taught how to effectively learn. Each school year, students spend countless hours studying, only to have the information seemingly disappear when they need it most. Whether a parent or student, in this interactive and practical session, you will learn how to use study tools such as speed reading and memory techniques which will radically change the way you learn.
How to Homeschool High School
In this session, Woody practically walks parents through the high school years and provides a fresh look at the unique opportunities of homeschoolers. He’ll talk about dual credit, transcripts, and getting ready for college. But, most of all, he’ll discuss how to escape the conveyor belt of modern education confining a student to a curriculum’s prescribed scope and sequence. Instead he’ll encourage a personalized education which gives students autonomy to learn at their pace and ability, provides hands-on application and ultimately inspire lifelong learners.
Dual Credit on Steroids: A Radical Approach to the Junior and Senior Years
How did our Founding Fathers graduate from college at 15, 16, and 17 years old? This practical session gives an inspiring overview to what’s happened to education and how today’s students can maximize their high school study by incorporating a souped-up version of dual credit into their daily schedule using the curriculum they already own. Topics covered include: how to combine high school and college and earn your bachelor’s degree by age 18, how to record dual credit on a H.S. transcript, a suggested daily schedule, and much more. Learn how to graduate from college by the time your peers are graduating high school. We’re serious!
Homeschool 2.0: A Fresh Look at Education
Basic Academic knowledge is important, but will it prepare a student for success in their future employment? Is your student becoming a Collaborator, a Communicator, a Critical Thinker, a Creator? Are they developing Media, Information, Technology, Life and Career Skills? When College Professors and CEO’s are surveyed, they disagree greatly on how prepared a graduate is for life in the modern world. Come learn how to set up your student for success… beyond the curriculum.