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The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

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HS College-Bound online Intensive: Romeo & Juliet
Ten sessions of 90 minutes each - all classes are live & recorded
DATE(S): Jan 6, 2016 - Mar 9, 2016
TIME(S): 11:30 a.m.  1:00 p.m. EST
LOCATION: See description for location information.
AGES: High school  
DESCRIPTION: Students study the content of the play as well as the relevant history, literary conventions, and fundamentals of Elizabethan theater and language. The instructor also emphasizes vital study skills like close reading and annotation.
  • Ten sessions of 90 minutes each.
  • All classes are live.
  • Each class is also recorded for any students who either have scheduling conflicts or just want to review a particular session.
Enjoy 10% discount. At payment, enter discount code:
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Offer expires Jan. 1, 2016.

For detailed information and registration, go to weblink below.

Here's what students are saying about studying Shakespeare with Mr. Speed:

  • I was surprised to see how complex and deep a simple scene or even a single line can be.
  • I learned a lot about how to properly analyze a play and make proper annotations. I was taught how to look through the different layers of the characters and the writing -- a helpful skill to have when you read any piece of literature.
  • Mr. Speed really takes his classes to another level that isn't often seen and draws everyone in. It's wonderful to have a teacher who understands and appreciates what he's talking about, and is also excited to share what he knows with us.

Heres what one mom recently posted to her homeschool community:

    My son has taken both the Romeo and Juliet and the Hamlet classes, and found them both outstanding. Mr. Speed is an engaging teacher with a talent for conveying his love of the material and inspiring his students to approach studying Shakespeare with a sense of joy rather than dread or trepidation. He not only makes Shakespeare's works sing with life and relevance, but teaches his students skills they will need throughout their learning lives, such as annotating, close reading, and careful examination of context.

    Mr. Speed is extremely approachable, and I encourage you to contact him if you have any questions. Moreover, you should take a look at the HS College-Bound newsletters; they are full of invaluable information for those of us with homeschooling kids who have their sights set on going to college.

Questions? Contact
info@hscollegebound.com

For the full line-up of online Shakespeare classes for 2016 see
http://hscollegebound.com/courses.htm

Enjoy 10% discount. At payment, enter discount code:
END2015

Offer expires Jan. 1, 2016.

WEB SITE: http://hscollegebound.com/Romeo-and-Juliet.htm
COST: $220. Enjoy 10% discount. At payment, enter discount code: END2015. Offer expires Jan. 1, 2016.
POSTED: by Diane Speed on Dec 21, 2015

Homeschooling the College-Bound Student Workshop - online
DATE(S): Feb 28, 2016 - Mar 13, 2016
TIME(S): 4:00-5:30 PM EST
LOCATION: See description for location information.
AGES: 21 and older
DESCRIPTION: Homeschooling the College-Bound Student Wkshp  online
DATES & TIMES: Feb. 28, March 6 & 13 from 4:00-5:30 PM EST. Note: To ensure timely shipping of course materials, please register no later than 7 days prior to first session.

All sessions are recorded.

This three-part workshop addresses the principal concerns home-educators have about homeschooling through high school:

    1) The high school curriculum: credits, assigning grades, AP tests and scores, college courses, online courses, and courses done at home.

    2) Applying to college: transcripts & record keeping, testing, the common app, admissions and homeschooling, also college visits, interviews, what to consider when choosing a school, merit aid vs. need-blind, early action vs. early decision, and more.

    There will also be time for Q&A.

What you'll get - All the information you need to:
  • create and manage a homeschool high school curriculum;
  • generate a high school transcript and supporting documentation;
  • plan for and complete college applications.

    Plus: Hands-on templates for all the most important documentation, useful websites, guidelines, and more. You'll walk away with tools that will save you hundreds of hours of work and help present your student in the best light.

    Here are some comments from homeschoolers who completed the workshop:

      I took your online class in Summer 2014 - homeschooling the college bound student. I wanted to let you know how much the materials you put together for that class have helped me. They have been my lifeboat as I make my way through this ocean of possibilities and information. Everyone should have that material at their fingertips. As a side note - I receive another homeschool college counselor's newsletter and though I've never taken a class of hers to compare details with what you offer, the subject matter is the same and her fees are extremely high. Thank you for making this material accessible to the average homeschool family.  ~Dawn K., Chicago-area homeschooler

      I took your transcript course last year. Thank you again for sharing everything that you did. It has calmed some nerves... I take comfort in knowing that I dont have to pound my kid into the shape these colleges want. There are colleges out there that want my daughter for all that she is and not just the numbers that she can produce. You were exactly what I needed to hear. I knew it at the time, but your words came back at me several times during a recent college fair. Thank you for what you do. ~M.C., homeschooler from Georgia

    Questions? Contact Diane: 203-942-6155 or at email address below.
  • WEB SITE: http://hscollegebound.com/hscbs.htm
    RSVP: Contact Diane Speed via email: dspeed@salientcomm.com
    COST: $150 includes templates and printed workbook
    POSTED: by Diane Speed on Dec 21, 2015

    Homeschooling Fundamentals Workshop - Bethel
    DATE(S): Mar 5, 2016
    TIME(S): 1:00-4:00 PM
    LOCATION: The Blue Cottage at 17 Long Meadow Lane in Bethel, CT
    AGES: 21 and older
    DESCRIPTION: Well cover the knowledge and skills essential to being an effective home-educator  including:
  • how to tailor your approach to your own needs as a busy mom and home-educator;
  • how to manage your time and your students in order to complete the curriculum each year;
  • how to tailor your curriculum to your childs needs and interests;
  • how to make sure your curriculum is rich and on-target;
  • how to develop kids who love learning.

    Peruse Curriculum! On hand will be materials from across the entire curriculum for you to peruse  math, science, language arts, history, geography, art, logic, and more.

    Emphasis on writing skills At this workshop my husband, Roy Speed, will speak on how to create a learning environment in which your student will acquire the skills critical to becoming an effective writer. Roy teaches writing in corporations and has deep insight into the process of building strong writers. We will show you that laying the foundation for writing begins in the early years  and can begin before a child can physically hold a pencil or print.

    Take the time on one afternoon to create a plan for effectively homeschooling your child!

    For more info or to register, go to weblink below.

    Or contact me with questions.

    Diane
    203-942-6155 (cell)

  • WEB SITE: http://hscollegebound.com/hs-fundamentals.htm
    RSVP: Contact Diane Speed via email: dspeed@salientcomm.com
    COST: $89 - includes printed materials. Couples $150.
    POSTED: by Diane Speed on Dec 21, 2015

    Classical Kids Science & Art Fair - Bethel
    DATE(S): Mar 11, 2016
    TIME(S): 3:30-4:45
    LOCATION: The Blue Cottage at 17 Long Meadow Lane in Bethel, CT
    AGES: All ages
    DESCRIPTION: This year's combined fair celebrates Science and Art.
    • Demonstrations and displays of any science discipline, scientist, or scientific achievement from a scientific or historical perspective are welcome. Need some ideas to get started? Astronomy, Botany, Physics, Meteorology, Chemistry, Robotics, Electronics, Environmental Science, Computer Programming . . . the possibilities are endless!
    • This fair is also an opportunity to celebrate the many creative interests of our children. Past fairs have included displays of paintings, drawings, pottery, photography, sculpture, collage, knitting, poetry, Lego creations, and more! Displays about artists, types of art, or related topics are also welcome.
    About participating:
    • There will be no judging or prizes for projects in the fair, only recognition for participation.
    • Participants will have an opportunity to view the other displays and ask questions.
    Please feel free to contact Diane at email address below with questions about the event. Please include the names and ages of your children, and your contact information.

    Please RSVP by Feb. 28, 2016.

    Signing up means that you intend to participate. You don't need to know what you will be displaying until we get closer to the date.

    Space is limited. To RSVP the Fair, contact Diane at email address below.

    This Classical Kids event appears in Kids Activities & Athletics of the Classical Kids website. It also appears in the Classical Kids event listings.

    RSVP: Contact Diane Speed via email: dspeed@salientcomm.com
    COST: Free
    POSTED: by Diane Speed on Dec 21, 2015

    Homeschool Day at the Capital - Hartford
    DATE(S): Mar 23, 2016
    TIME(S): all day
    LOCATION: See description for location information.
    AGES: All ages
    DESCRIPTION: Details will be posted soon. This is a fun and informative, annual family event held by CHN and TEACH; CT's statewide homeschool organizations. Save the date: March 23rd, Wednesday. Plan to meet your legislators.
    WEB SITE: http://www.cthomeschoolnetwork.org
    COST: Free
    POSTED: by Diane Speed on Jan 16, 2016

    Kids Forum - Bethel
    final Classical Kids event of the year
    DATE(S): May 6, 2016
    TIME(S): 3:30-4:45
    LOCATION: The Blue Cottage at 17 Long Meadow Lane in Bethel, CT
    AGES: All ages
    DESCRIPTION: For more than a decade, Classical Kids has organized this gathering that allows students of all ages to present some of the subjects they study at home. This forum is a time for kids to share their insights and inspire each other. Children are invited to share any of their ongoing work; for example, a child may recite a poem, share a book report and illustration, or share something interesting about a history subject. Children studying music are welcome to bring their instruments to play.

    Student presentation running time suggestions:

    • Children Pre-K-K: 2 minutes
    • Children Grades 1-6: 6 minutes
    • Children Grades 7-12: 12 minutes

    Each Forum will include one presentation that is 15 minutes in length. A presentation with this duration must be reserved in advance. Children of any age are eligible for such a time slot, but only once per child per school year, please. To reserve such a slot for your child, please contact Diane Speed at email address below.

    Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Space is limited.

    The Classical Kids homeschool group welcomes all homeschoolers regardless of race, creed, or religion.

    For tips and suggestions of how to best prepare your child for a presentation at the Kids Forum, see document: Preparing Your Child for the Kids Forum, in the CK Publications area of the library. The link is listed below.

    This Classical Kids - Bethel event appears in Kids Activities & Athletics of the Classical Kids website. It also appears in the Classical Kids event listings.

    WEB SITE: http://www.classicalkids.net/library_list.cfm?CAT=18
    RSVP: Contact Diane Speed via email: dspeed@salientcomm.com
    COST: Free
    POSTED: by Diane Speed on Dec 21, 2015