Kasi Peters presents Early Years Homeschooling: Insider Tips from a Been There, Done That Parent
Jaime Smith presents Helping Your Child Pursue Their Dreams
Early Years Homeschooling: Insider Tips from a Been There Done That Parent
Whether you are a seasoned homeschooler or just starting out on your homeschooling journey, this session will support you with ideas and strategies around creating a supportive, fun, healthy and sustainable homeschooling environment.
There’s a lot I wish I had known when I started out homeschooling in 2012 and I’m excited to share some insights with you that may reduce your own growing pains. From actual homeschooling advice and practical tips to suggestions for making parenting and educational mindset shifts, I’m hoping to reduce some of the stress that comes from unexpectedly homeschooling! So, whether you’ve been homeschooling for several years and need some fresh inspiration, or are just starting out on your journey, this session will be chock full of ideas, strategies and tried and true methods for creating a successful, healthy and happy homeschooling environment. Focused on the younger years, through elementary school, and lead by a seasoned homeschooler, you’ll be presented with researched based information on supporting the social, emotional and academic needs of gifted or twice-exceptional children.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: * Improving sense of competency around homeschooling * Strategies for creating a positive homeschooling environment * Ideas for discovering your child’s strengths and interests
BIO: Kasi Peters, MT-BC, is a passionate advocate for gifted and twice-exceptional children and their families. She has served on the boards of many gifted organizations including SENG, Profoundly Gifted Retreat, and Gifted Homeschoolers Forum. Kasi holds a certificate in Gifted and Talented Education and is a graduate student at Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity. Kasi is co-founder of Westside of Los Angeles Gifted, and Square Pegs supporting gifted families through parent groups and individual consulting around alternative educational opportunities. She has been homeschooling her two gifted children since 2012. Kasi is also a board-certified music therapist primarily working with children who have special needs.
Homeschooling to College: Helping Your Child Pursue Their Dreams
From transcripts and test scores, to extracurriculars and essays, the college application process can be overwhelming for homeschoolers. In this session, we will break down the process into manageable parts to help you homeschool to college with confidence. You’ll discover the advantages of homeschooling high school, basic requirements for college admissions, strategies for successful applications, and how to prepare your gifted/2e homeschooler for the college transition. Whether you’re just starting your homeschooling journey or you’re a seasoned homeschooling family, this webinar will provide you with valuable insights and strategies to help your student succeed in college and beyond.
For homeschooling families, navigating the college application process can be daunting. You may feel like you are at a disadvantage compared to traditionally-schooled students. However, in this session, you will discover the unique advantages that homeschooling can offer for gifted and 2e teens preparing for the transition to college. This session will explain the basic requirements for college admissions, such as standardized tests, application essays, and recommendations. You will also gain insights into successful application strategies for homeschoolers, including highlighting unique strengths and achievements as a homeschooler and documenting your student’s learning in a way that universities will understand. Lastly, we will touch upon the academic and life skills students will need to master before heading off to a 4-year university. Whether you are just starting your homeschooling journey or are a seasoned homeschooling family, this webinar will provide valuable insights and strategies to help your child succeed in college and beyond. With the proper preparation and support, homeschooling can be a powerful tool for achieving academic success and helping your child pursue their dreams.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: *Parents will: – Understand the unique advantages that homeschooling can offer for college applicants – Identify the basic requirements for college admissions and understand how to meet them as a homeschooler – Develop a plan to prepare your student for a successful college transition
BIO: Jaime Smith has been an educator since 1997, when she began teaching 5th and 6th grade Language Arts at The Harker School in San Jose after earning a B.A. in Linguistics from U.C. Berkeley. Since then, Jaime has earned an M.A. TESOL and an M.S. Education with an emphasis in eLearning. She has taught for institutions such as San Jose State University, Cal State East Bay, San Mateo Adult School, and the Art Institute Online, and has trained teachers both locally and internationally. She is also the founder and CEO of OnlineG3.com, a WASC-accredited online Supplementary Education Program. A lifelong learner, Jaime decided to continue her education by earning a college counseling certificate at U.C. San Diego. In 2022, she earned the Certified Educational Planner designation from AICEP as well. She believes there is a viable path to higher education for every learner from every background. She has helped students pursue traditional freshman and transfer admissions, research community college options, and consider alternative paths via GED or CHSPE tests. To further her understanding of nontraditional students and underserved populations, she is recently completed a Post-Master’s Certificate in Transfer Leadership and Practice.
Please join us for this event!
You are invited to a Zoom Session for The GHF Gifted Home Education Conference – Come as You Are: Authenticity and Acceptance. (Link leads to the event in the GHF Forum – Member Content)
Friday June 2, 2023 9:20am PT / 12:20pm ET (US and Canada)
Topic: Day 1 Practical Applications for the Homeschool
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