Gifted Home Education Presents
GHF Conversations: Your Gifted Family Midyear Tune-up
Saturday, February 18, 2023
For those who are new to our quarterly mini-conference platform, GHF Conversations is a half-day of topic-driven programming featuring two expert presenters, each of whom are followed by facilitated conversation sessions with and for our thoughtful and engaging community of educators and parents. We warmly invite you to log in and participate as much or as little as you’re comfortable, but rest assured that you’re among people who understand and care.
After the live event, the presentations will be archived for paid GHF Choices members. Become a paid GHF Choices Member and you will have access to this and all our valuable content libraries, as well as discounts and more . We guarantee that you’ll find endless value in a GHF Choices membership, not the least of which is supporting your all-volunteer community – it’s tax-deductible!
Morning Session 8-9:30am PT / 11-12:30pm ET
C. Matthew Fugate, Ph. D. Presents: Intersectionality and the Social Identities of Gifted Students: Understanding the Unique Lived Experiences of Gifted Students
The intersectionality of the social identities of gifted students is an often-overlooked aspect of their lived experiences. Yet, it is this very intersectionality that makes them unique. It is important that we have a clear understanding of how these social identities interact and influence their social emotional and academic needs. Principles of culturally responsive practice serve as a guide as we examine the role of intersectionality in the educational experiences of gifted students and discuss salient resources for families and students.
C. Matthew Fugate, Ph. D., is Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education. He received his doctorate in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies from Purdue University. His research interests include twice-exceptional students and students from underrepresented populations. He has presented to audiences nationally and internationally on a variety of topics including twice exceptionality, creativity, and culturally responsive practice in gifted education. Matthew is President-Elect of the Texas Association for Gifted and Talented (TAGT) and has held a variety of leadership roles in the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). His honors include the Dr. Marcia L. Gentry Special Populations Early Career Award from the NAGC Special Populations Network and was named one of Variations magazine’s“22 People to Watch in the Neurodiversity Movement”. Matthew serves as the Associate Editor of Teaching for High Potential and has published several articles, book chapters, and books related to his work.
Afternoon Session 9:45-11:15am PT / 12:45-2:15pm ET
Carol Malueg, M.A., GCT2e Presents: Mid-Schoolyear Doldrums—Some Ideas for Turning the Ship
The story of the school year: It all began with your child (and possibly you) experiencing a mix of excitement and dread (ever notice how the dread component of that mixture increases with your child’s age?) The flurry of new teachers, friends, classes, and extracurriculars settles into a routine and habits, both good and bad, are formed or reinforced. The holiday season, no matter what or if you celebrate, wreaks havoc with routine as events pile up and sleep is sacrificed on the altar of homework. Tensions erupt when no one is able to live up to their own or others’ expectations. Suddenly, the furor of choir performances and piano recitals is over, New Year resolutions are made, and you receive an email from your child’s teacher letting you know that they are missing 17 assignments. A meeting is scheduled…
Let’s talk about where to go from here. All is not lost. You are not alone. You are an excellent parent/caregiver. Your child is a good human. You’ll get through this with your sense of humor and your relationship with your child intact, with a little help from your friends.
Carol Malueg, M.A. GCT2e, is the mother of 2 gifted young adults, works in the field of gifted education and support, and volunteers with several state and national organizations that support gifted kids and their families. Carolis a Master Facilitator and Trainer for Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) and sits on the Board of Directors for the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum (GHF) and the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT). She has worked on three Javits Grant research projects focused on improving identification of and services for gifted at-risk students. Her new venture, Gifted Roads LLC, addresses the gifted and 2e experience across the lifespan.
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