Enrichment Opportunities for Gifted and 2e Kids
Saturday, September 23, 2023
We are proud to kick off the second year of our 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. In this edition of GHF Conversations we present Enrichment Opportunities for Gifted and 2e Kids, led by Carol Malueg and Suki Wessling.
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!
Session 1: 8-9:30am PT / 11-12:30pm ET
GHF Board Director of Choices Carol Malueg shares her wealth of knowledge about finding great-fit enrichment and social opportunities for gifted and 2e kids who aren’t getting these needs adequately met in school.
Carol Malueg, M.A. GCT, 2e, 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. Carol sits on the Board of Directors for the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum (GHF) and the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT). She received the MCGT Friend of the Gifted award in 2020. Carol has trained hundreds of Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) Model Parent Group Facilitators from around the world and was awarded the SENG Presidential Award for Distinguished Service in 2021. She has worked on three Javits Grant research projects focused on improving identification of and services for gifted at-risk students. Carol currently works as a Learning Coach and Educational Consultant. Her new venture, Gifted Roads LLC, addresses the gifted and multi-exceptional experience across the lifespan: https://giftedroads.com/
Session 2: 9:45-11:15am PT / 12:45-2:15pm ET
Gifted-kid pied piper and enrichment expert, Suki Wessling discusses how transformative quality online enrichment pathways can be for homeschooled gifted and 2e kids.
Suki Wessling is a writer of widely published poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. She has worked as a college English teacher, small press publisher, graphic designer, and journalist. Suki writes about gifted children, education, and homeschooling, with an emphasis on serving the emotional and academic needs of unusual learners. Her books, From School to Homeschool (Great Potential Press) and Exploring Homeschooling for your Gifted Learner (National Association for Gifted Children), introduce parents seeking alternative educational approaches for their gifted children to the basics of homeschooling. Suki is also the author of Hanna, Homeschooler, a chapter book, and Homeschool with Confidence, a goal-setting guide for teens. Suki teaches writing, literature, and education classes for children and adults in person and online at Athena’s Advanced Academy (http://www.athenasacademy.com/). She writes a blog about learning for kids at kidblog.sukiwessling.com (http://kidblog.sukiwessling.com/) and produces The Babblery podcast at babblery.com (http://babblery.com/)
Register FREE as a GHF Forum member to RSVP, and you will receive announcements about speakers and panels, be able to join in chats, and get reminders as we draw closer to the big weekend: (link: www.ghflearners.org/forum)
Upgrade to the supporting GHF Choices membership, and you will have lifetime access to the video library of this and every GHF event, including our Expert Series, as well as the entire DIY Education course suite, an impressive array of discounts, and more, all for the tax-deductible annual contribution of $49.99: (link: www.ghflearners.org/choices)
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.
Support GHF as a Choices Member
Our goal is to reach and serve as many gifted and 2e families as possible, which is why we have a free level of membership, the GHF Forum Membership, that grants access to all of our live programming, the main areas of the Forum, and our comprehensive, self-paced DIY Education course.
For those who are able to support our work, we hope you will join as a GHF Choices Member. Choices Membership is our primary source of income for this non-profit. GHF has no full-time staff and we are just looking to cover our costs. As a thank you, your $49.99/yr tax-deductible membership grants you access to the recording libraries of all of our events, as well as exclusive areas of the Forum.