Can Renzulli’s Schoolwide Enrichment Model be useful in a school-of-one? Learn strategies for creating a positive learning environment, rich with discovery experiences, to build engagement.
As a mom gifted with the unexpected opportunity to homeschool, I challenged myself to create the best school experience that my son never had. As the pandemic led the world to shut down around us, we focused on building a deep understanding of his specific needs, strengths, and interests and ultimately uncovered new levels of engagement in his work. To accomplish this, I applied several of the world’s greatest theories for gifted education to our learning environment to produce our “school-for-one.” We’ll begin by building a common language around giftedness via Renzulli’s most applicable theoretical models. We will then dive into the importance of Dr. Susan Baum’s strategies for creating a positive learning environment for twice-exceptional students. With a common language, and a positive environment established, we will move on to explore strategies for bringing Renzulli’s experiences to life within your homeschool. I will provide tangible ideas for how you might approach each experience type, given multiple constraints such as: school size, geographic location, budget, and learner challenges. Plan to leave this session inspired to create your own enrichment experiences, along with a list of strategies for leveraging your learner’s strengths, interests, and talents to build engagement.
Amy Clark is doctoral student at Bridges Graduate School, a solutions innovator and a mom. She found her love of twice-exceptional education through the creation of Chestnut Ridge Academy, which she founded to serve her son by creating highly customized experiences for gifted and exceptional minds. In addition to her daily role as a tiny-school leader, she supports families on their own unique journeys. She guides parents to better understand their exceptional children and to uncover strategies for both educating and parenting differently through her company, Exceptionally Engaged. Her decades-long career in research and design at some of the world’s most creative companies has helped millions of people to feel empowered with tools that become part of their everyday lives. She continues to impact lives as an education, neurodiversity, and design consultant for those looking to discover the magic that lies at the intersection of technology and learning.
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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: Friday June 3, 2022 8:30am Pacific / 11:30am Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Fostering Engagement in Schools For One
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