Blair Lee, MS

SEA Homeschoolers

Online Conference Series Speaker

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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.

Saturday
March 12, 2022
2:00pm EST/11:00am PST

Learning Science, Requires Doing Science

Real Learning happens when learners are exposed to information and then asked to apply what they are learning. There are subject based nuances to what that means for different disciplines. No writing class would be complete if learners did not write. The thought of learning art without ever making art is laughable. Who would sign their child up for a math class where children just watched others solve math equations or read the text? A big part of learning math is learning the practices and procedures of math. Science is no different. Science cannot be adequately learned by watching videos and reading facts. As messy as learning science can be, the doing of science is a critical component of learning it.

Join science educator and author Blair Lee, M.S. in this informative talk about how science is best learned. She will give information about how you can engage in real science learning without making too much of a mess.

This session will include an interactive demonstration. While it is optional, Blair encourages attendees to have play-doh and dry beans on hand to participate.

Saturday
March 12, 2022
4:45pm EST/1:45pm PST

Homeschooling 101 Q&A

Are you new to homeschooling or just considering homeschooling? Join us for this special Q&A designed to support homeschoolers early in their journey.

To help us answer as many questions as possible during this special session, please submit questions here before the conference starts. We will also take questions from the comments during the live session as time allows.

March 13, 2022
2:15pm EST/11:15am PST

Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.

Project-based learning engages the intellect. It leads to a deeper and more nuanced understanding of subject material. Project-based learning connects the learner with what they are studying as they are asked to investigate and respond in a way that shows the learner the value of their input. It is a profound strategy that is one of the best ways to nurture the skill of lifelong learning. Plus, it’s fun to work on projects!

Join me, Blair Lee M.S., for this talk focused on the process for developing projects for your learner. This is something I have been doing for many years. Over that past 2 years I have been creating these for my online science classes. To help you develop your own project, there is a PDF Short-Term Project Workbook from Project-Based Learning: Creating a Modern Education of Curiosity, Innovation, & Impact for all attendees.

**Three live attendees will win their choice of 1 of 3 Project-Based Learning resources written by Blair Lee during the Q&A for this session. You must be present at this live session to win**

SEA Homeschooling - Inspiration, Help, Resources, & Support

Whether you’re new to homeschooling or have been homeschooling for years, we’re here to support you and provide you with the resources you need to succeed! One way we do so is through our conference series, but we also have a wealth of other resources, including masterclasses, a free homeschoolers magazine, SEA book store, and more. Plus, our Facebook group is more than 100,000 families strong, and we’re confident that you’ll be able to connect with other homeschoolers who share your values! Join our secular homeschooling community today!