Gifted Home Education Presents
GHF Conversations: Creating Your Gifted School Year
This event was held on Saturday August 20, 2022
The recording of this event is available to paid members here
We are proud to continue our quarterly mini-conference platform, GHF Conversations: a half-day of topic-driven programming featuring two expert speakers, each followed by facilitated conversation sessions with and for our thoughtful and engaging community of educators and parents. Our latest event is, GHF Conversations: Creating Your Gifted School Year, presented by Jamie Heston of Jamie Heston Homeschool Consulting and Dr. MaryGrace Stewart, founder of IDEAL4Gifted.
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!
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4 Things Gifted and 2e Students Need with Dr. MaryGrace Stewart
Our children are precious, unique, and varied in themselves and from others. Their social, emotional, and learning needs are highly individual and asynchronous. Therefore, they need content that has depth and complexity, opportunities to explore new ideas, people, places, and things, social connections with peers, appropriate acceleration and pacing, and for us to play to their strengths, follow their bliss, and honor their interests. We also need to be aware of common sensitivities and challenges of being gifted and weave considerations into a kind of “quilt” we create for their learning, growth, and personal development. This may all sound complex but straightforward explanations will be provided as well as opportunities to discuss, interact, and apply them.
Attendees will come away with an understanding of -how to use acceleration, – exploration, – student strengths and interests, and – social/emotional traits to develop and effectively implement home education for their highly able children.
Dr. Stewart is an award-winning veteran of gifted education and founder of IDEAL4Gifted, a gifted education program for homeschooling. She’s a former President of MAGE and has worked with hundreds of families. She’s presented regionally, nationally, and internationally, has designed programs, and has written curricula and articles on gifted topics.
Visit Dr. Stewart at http://www.ideal4gifted.org
Demystifying and Mythbusting Homeschooling with Jamie Heston
Demystifying and Mythbusting Homeschooling will answer all of your burning questions and concerns including; “What about socialization?” “But I’m not a teacher!” “How do I juggle work and homeschooling?” “How do I choose our curriculum?” “What is unschooling?” “What about high school and college?” “What if I miss something?” “My family doesn’t support homeschooling and I’m not confident about it either!” “What do we DO all day?” “How do I find other homeschoolers?” You’ll leave this mythbusting and informative session feeling more confident in your choice to homeschool with actionable steps to prepare you and your family for your journey. Come prepared to take notes and ask questions!
Jamie is a 15 year veteran homeschooler of two gifted college students, a homeschool consultant, and former Board Member for Homeschool Assoc. of CA. She’s a proponent of self-directed learning and is passionate about helping all parents discover how to move away from school-centric thinking to embrace the flexibility homeschooling offers.
Visit Jamie Heston at https://www.jamieheston.com
8:00-8:45am PT / 11:00-11:45am ET : Dr. MaryGrace Stewart Presentation – 4 Things Gifted and 2e Students Need
8:45-9:30am PT / 11:45am-12:30 ET : Discussion with Dr. MaryGrace Stewart
9:30-9:45am PT / 12:30-12:45pm ET: Break
9:45-10:30am PT / 12:45-1:30pm ET: Jamie Heston Presentation – Demystifying and Mythbusting Homeschooling
10:30-11:15am PT / 1:30-2:15pm ET: Discussion with Jamie Heston
After the live event, presentations will be archived, as a thank-you for GHF® Choices membership. Become a paid GHF Choices Member and access these and all of our valuable benefits, all while supporting your non-profit GHF community for a tax-deductible $49.99/yr.
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