Michelle Barmazel, Pin Pin Wei, and Ric Mejia
When it comes to a “typical” gifted or 2e academic career, finding one modality in kindergarten and staying with just that all the way through high school graduation is anything but. Traditional schools tend to play to “the middle,” gifted programs are few and far between, online options are not usually comprehensive, and even the most fervent of homeschoolers need extracurriculars, mentorships, advanced classes, social opportunities and some variety. Hybrid schooling is selecting what elements we want from outside sources, and that includes public school. We can choose a la carte even when the menu is prix fixe! Michelle, Pin Pin, and Ric are excited to share how they’ve tailored their family’s learning experiences with the resources at their disposal and offer their excellent advice and help.
Michelle Barmazel, Co-President of MAGE, is an advocate for the highly gifted. An education consultant for families with highly and profoundly gifted children, Michelle has an MPA from Harvard with a focus on gifted education policy. She also has an MBA from Stanford and a BA from UCLA in linguistics/computer science. While at Harvard, she spoke at the TEDxHGSE conference on “Why Gifted May Not Be What You Think.” She has sat on several boards including Stanford Alumni of New York, Geneva and New England, HKSNE and NFTE and is the former board chair of PG Retreat.
Pin-pin Wei has a Ph.D. in bioinorganic chemistry with a postdoc in developmental neurobiology, but was still unprepared for the amount of work that homeschooling entailed. Luckily, her son Leo persisted in his laser-focus interest in music. She still dreams of science experiments and tea parties.
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You are invited to a Zoom Session for The GHF Gifted Home Education Conference: Celebrating the Gifted / 2e Family. (Link leads to the event in the GHF Forum – Member Content)
When: Saturday June 4, 2022 11:00am Pacific / 2:00pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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