Samantha Shank

Learn in Color

Waco, TXNashville, TNColumbus, OH

Samantha Shank is a homeschool graduate from northern Indiana. At the age of 20, she received her bachelor's degree debt-free and a year and a half early. She started her business, Learn in Color, when she was 14 years old as a way to share her homeschool experiences with others. Since then, Learn in Color has reached over three million people and its resources have been used in over three thousand classrooms across America. From book lists to math tricks, Samantha writes with wit and authenticity from a student’s perspective. Whether you’re a homeschool mom or a teen with big dreams, Samantha loves encouraging and equipping others to pursue their aspirations. When not blogging, Samantha can be found competing in the Miss America Organization, researching WWII, and trying to speak Hebrew. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in education.

 Samantha Shank

Workshops from Samantha Shank ( may vary by event location )

Homeschooling with Purpose: From a Homeschool Graduate

Let's be honest: we are faced with doubt constantly. Whether it is self-doubt or skepticism from others, we struggle to see if we are doing something that really matters. Is my homeschool truly making a difference? Are my kids REALLY learning? A former homeschool student, Samantha is now a college graduate who makes a full time income online. Homeschooling gave her the ability to follow her passions and the freedom and flexibility to start building a business at the age of 14. Her journey is filled with grace, humor, and growth. Join Samantha's story to hear more about the life-changing power of homeschooling and learning with purpose.

Help Your High Schooler Graduate College Early and Debt Free

Homeschool graduate Samantha Shank went into college with only 12 credits, and ultimately finished college in two and a half years, debt-free. Here are her tips on getting scholarships, acing interviews, testing out of classes, saving money in school, and having college success. Whether your high schooler wants to graduate a semester early, play a sport and graduate in four years, or move onto graduate school as quickly as possible, learn about the different accelerated opportunities that homeschooling offers.

Teaching History With Books and Movies

History is a fascinating subject filled with great stories of courageous men and valiant women. Yet, history books are often filled with forgettable names and random dates that are difficult to remember. Discover creative ways to bring history to life through books, movies, and documentaries in an engaging and age-appropriate way. This workshop will teach you how to turn movies like The Greatest Showman into an in-depth history lesson. Most importantly, learn how to connect the events in your favorite historical books and movies into practical lessons that can be applied in today’s world.

Homeschooling in the Digital Age

Technology has become a game-changer for homeschooling. It provides limitless opportunities for learning and provides a wealth of resources in a variety of subjects. Whether you’re wanting to supplement your studies with digital apps or find networks for like-minded homeschool families, there are endless ways to incorporate technology into your homeschool. This workshop explores several practical ways that technology can make your homeschool life easier. Learn how to effectively use and find movies, audiobooks, apps, digital planning, and curriculum supplements.