Looking for someone to speak at your homeschool meeting? Think your group is “too small” to host a guest speaker? An online meeting is just what you need! This format is ideal for groups ranging from 5-99 people.
Weekdays: Evenings between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. EST with 2 weeks lead time.
Weekends: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with 3 weeks lead time.
The cost of a online meeting is $200 for a 1-hour session. For speaking in-person at conferences or groups on weekends, pricing starts at $400 per day plus travel expenses (if over 50 miles). If your group is within 50 miles, I am willing to speak in-person on weeknights.
A note on pricing: Many speakers have books or courses they have produced and often promote during or after a presentation. I don’t. When I speak 100% of my time is dedicated to my topic.
I prefer Zoom for online meetings. Anyone in your group unable to attend a meeting in person can participate from home. I can also use Skype but anyone not at the meeting will not be able to see the presentation. For best results, I recommend a wired broadband Internet connection, computer with external speakers, and a projector or large-screen TV.
“During this past school year, Faithful Heritage LEAH was blessed on two different occasions to have John Wilkerson as a guest speaker, through a live online, chat, workshop. We set up John on a computer projector to address our families and to take questions. The first workshop was A Parent’s Guide to Making Friends with Social Media. The second workshop was Choosing the Right Tablet for Your Homeschool. Both workshops were extremely helpful and they sparked a lot of conversation. They provided many new possible avenues to expand our homeschooling endeavor. If you are looking for more ways to encourage your homeschool group and to spark new ideas for the families to enhance their homeschooling, I would highly recommend John Wilkerson and his online workshops.” —Jennifer Rooney, Faithful Heritage LEAH
“John lead a workshop titled A Parent’s Guide to Making Friends with Social Media at the Christian Family Home Educators annual Homeschool Conference in Spokane Valley, WA. He delivered it via Skype. He is known as the expert in tech for homeschoolers so we chose a topic that we knew would resonate with our audience. Having John present via Skype was a first for our 21st annual conference but John made it easy to gain so much valuable content from his message. He thoroughly covered the topic we requested plus he was able to answer all of the attendee’s questions. We would highly recommend bringing John to your homeschool group in person or via Skype. He is superior in meeting the tech needs of homeschool families!” —Kelly Clark, Christian Family Home Educators
Is There an App For That? Homeschooling with Technology in the 21st Century
Although the majority of home educators still use traditional means to educate their children, there is a growing group of “app-schoolers” who are embracing technology to provide a quality education for their increasingly-connected children. Whether you’re reluctant or eager to start using technology in your homeschool, you’ll benefit from learning how to incorporate apps, the Internet, and social media into your homeschool plan. Please note: this not a session about specific apps but about how to incorporate apps and online learning in your homeschooling.
A Parent’s Guide to Making Friends with Social Media
Our children are becoming more and more connected earlier in their lives. Social media is entwined in many of their conversations and relationships, and some parents feel ill-equipped to deal with the challenges it presents. Learn how to develop a social media strategy for your family that will keep your kids safe and preserve your sanity.
Technobabble: Talking, Tips, and Tools for Responsible Internet Use
The Internet is a great tool but it’s littered with pitfalls that can lead your children astray. Find out ways to protect your kids online and learn how to build a constant and open dialogue with them about safe, responsible Internet use.
Don’t Short-Circuit Your Family! Take a Technology Timeout
The ubiquity of cell phones and tablets leads to us being constantly connected. Learn practical ways to take a break from technology and balance your online life with your real life. Note: this is only a 30-minute presentation with a 30-minute Q&A session.
MMA: Men Mentoring Adolescents—What Makes you Tapout?
In this presentation, I talk about the importance of men in the lives of their adolescent children. How can men mentor their children and the fatherless? How should men deal with adolescents (especially boys) without crushing a child’s dreams and ambitions? How does technology make men tapout?
How to Include STEM in Your Homeschooling Every Day
Still in development. Practical ways you can include teaching STEM topics in your homeschool every day.
Don’t see a topic that appeals to you? Get in touch below and let’s see if I can help. Additional lead time will be needed for custom topics.
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