Blair Lee, MS
Blair Lee, MS earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of California San Diego. Blair is the author of The Science of Climate Change: A Hands-On Course, the primary author for the critically acclaimed REAL Science Odyssey Series, and co-author of Project-Based Learning: Creating a Modern Education of Curiosity, Innovation, and Impact. She has been involved in science education for over two decades, first as a community college professor and secondly as a curriculum developer. Blair writes concept-rich, hands-on courses that include mainstream science presenting the accepted facts, theories, and models as would be recommended by the majority of practicing experts in each field of science. She is a passionate advocate of innovative academics where the focus is on how subjects are best learned. Through her speaking and writing, her goal is to empower educators to dare to be innovative and create something unique and academically-rich when handcrafting their students’ education. Blair Lee, MS is the founder of Secular, Eclectic, Academic Homeschoolers and SEA Books & More. The SEA Community has been asking Blair to teach online classes for years. With her son, whom she homeschooled from 1st grade through high school graduation, now thriving in college, Blair is excited to start SEA Online Classes and have the opportunity to support homeschoolers around the world on their own unique journeys through learning.
August 28, 2021
2:00pm EDT/11:00am PDT
Teaching Notes: Using the Tools in the Learner's Toolbox
It is great to advise people to weave learning skills and a multimodal approach into their homeschool journey, but how do you do that? How do you intentionally teach students how to use the tools in their learner’s toolbox without it feeling forced and artificial?
Have you ever thought of jumping up (and down) in the middle of a science lesson to prove that gravity is still working to scaffold for kinesthetic learning and using models? What about, independently reading the same text and then sharing comments back and forth for discussing knowledge and word choices? Have you ever taken a class together to model how you self-assess your own work?
In this talk, Blair Lee will give you real examples using specific techniques and tools to show you how to weave metacognitive skills with a multimodal approach into your child’s handcrafted education.
August 29, 2021
3:30pm EDT/12:30pm PDT
Homeschooling Science for the Non-Scientist
For many, the 2020/2021 school year was a wake up call for the importance of teaching science. Science is the academic discipline that explains how the natural and physical world works. Understanding how the natural and physical world works should be considered an essential part of every learning journey! I often hear from people who agree with me, but the thought of teaching science makes them nervous. They feel that there is no way they can do an adequate job teaching science because they did not get a good education in it. Join me for this talk focused on Homeschooling Science for the Non-Scientist. I have worked in the field of science education for three decades. In this talk I will share the basic tools, strategies, and tips for homeschooling science. You will never have to be nervous about teaching science again!
Download this handout and bring your questions to the Q&A portion of this session.
August 29, 2021
5:00pm EDT/2:00pm PDT
Homeschool Graduation Speech and Open Q&A with Blair Lee, MS
Do you have a recent homeschool grad or will your homeschoolers be graduating soon? Blair will start this session with her often requested homeschool graduation speech “Handcrafted Gift: A Graduation Letter to Homeschooled Students” and then host an open Q&A for attendees of all ages.
This is an all ages session.