Kasi Peters, Marna Wohlfeld, Andrea Finnegan, and Gail Drakes
A panel of parents share their experiences of homeschooling and hybrid-schooling their gifted children. Gain heart-felt tips, ideas for teaching, and support. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in the dialogue.
Join our panel of parents as they share relatable and relevant stories about raising and educating their amazing children. Themes related to leaning into your child’s interests, learning styles and personalities along with trusting the process of strength-based learning, engaging interests and child-lead education will be discussed. Project based learning and at home enrichment ideas will be presented and parents will leave with suggestions and questions to help move you along your home education journey, whether that be full time or part time. Heart-felt tips, ideas for teaching, and support will be offered by panelists. Participants will be encouraged to share their own stories, engage in dialogue and ask questions of each other and the panelists.
Panelist Kasi Peters is a veteran homeschool mom to two gifted kids and longtime supporter of gifted families. She is passionate about the work she does facilitating parent groups, volunteering for several gifted non-profit organizations, and consulting families as they moving from brick and mortar schools to an alternative educational environment. She is certified in gifted and talented education and is a grad student at Bridges Graduate School for Cognitive Diversity.
Panelist Marna Walthall Wohlfeld is a mom of four. She has deschooled, unschooled, and homeschooled various kids at various stages. Passionate about advocating for twice-exceptional students, she is currently studying in the doctoral program at Bridges Graduate School for Cognitive Diversity in Education. Previously Marna worked in the non-profit sector.
Panelist Andrea Finnegan serves as Co-Director and Parent Instructor for Operation House Call at the Yale School of Nursing. The OHC program uses families to support health care professionals in building confidence, interest and sensitivity in their work with individuals who have intellectual and/or developmental differences.Aside from teaching, Andrea is currently a doctoral student at the Bridges School of Cognitive Diversity in Education. Andrea earned her M.S. Ed at Southern Connecticut State University and served as a second and third grade teacher of a progressive education methodology classroom in the Clinton Public School System.
Panelist Gail Drakes stepped back from a career in social justice philanthropy and university teaching to take on an unpaid internship working for her elementary school aged twins! Gail – a proud, lifelong member in the Black Nerd Girl Society – is currently homeschooling while trying to create a just world that is worthy of her amazing kids.
Please join us for this event!
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 11:00am Pacific / 2:00pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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