Gifted Home Education Presents
GHF Conversations: Homeschool to Higher Ed and Beyond!
Was live on Saturday October, 2022
The recording of this event is available to paid members here
We are proud to continue our new 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. In this edition of GHF Conversations we present Homeschool to Higher Ed and Beyond!, led by Jaime Smith and Tiffany Chaiko.
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Morning Session 8-9:30am PT / 11-12:30pm ET
Jaime Smith Presents: Validating Homeschool Learning for College Admissions
Validating Homeschool Learning for College Applications
Much of America’s high school curricula is standardized and simple for college admissions officers to understand and evaluate. Homeschoolers are different! And we like it that way! Let’s discuss common college admissions requirements and how to prove that your homeschooler has met them.
In this session we will discuss:
•Records to keep throughout the high school years
•Transcript basics for homeschoolers
•Selecting graduation requirements and grading scales
•AP vs. dual enrollment course
•Choosing tests in a test-optional
Jaime Smith has been teaching English to children and adults since 1997, when she began teaching 5th and 6th grade Language Arts at The Harker School in San Jose after earning a B.A. in Linguistics from U.C. Berkeley. Since then, Jaime has earned an M.A. TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and an M.S. Education with an emphasis in online teaching and learning. She has taught for institutions such as San Jose State University, Cal State East Bay, Englishtown.com, and the Art Institute Online, and has trained teachers both locally and internationally. A lifelong learner, Jaime decided to continue her education by earning a college counseling certificate at U.C. San Diego, and has recently opened a small educational consulting practice. She has helped students pursue traditional freshman and transfer admissions, research community college options, and consider alternative paths via GED or CHSPE tests. Jaime is proud to be listed on the SENG Honor Roll of Outstanding Educators.
At OnlineG3.com, Jaime is known to her students as Headmistress Guinevere. She teaches language and literature classes at G3. She is also the President and CEO of Online G3, Inc.
Afternoon Session 9:45 – 11:15am PT / 12:45 -2:15pm ET
Tiffany Chaiko Presents: Creating Supportive Conditions for Intrinsic Motivation with Self-Determination Theory
Join us as we discuss how to create positive environments that support the asynchronous strengths and needs of our complex and high-potential children. Self Determination Theory’s three psychological needs (Ryan & Deci, 2000, 2017) provide insight into environmental components that, when combined, support the well-being and naturally intrinsic motivation of gifted and 2e learners.
Participants will learn:
•The connection between well-being and motivation
•The three psychological needs that impact natural motivation
•How these can be applied by you to support the strengths and needs of your asynchronous, gifted, and 2e learners at home
Tiffany Chaiko is a twice-exceptional doctoral student at Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education. She is a non-practicing accredited public relations professional and a former independent sales representative. Tiffany has more than ten years of volunteer leadership experience in educational settings. She holds an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Hawaii Pacific University and a Bachelor of Arts in English with minors in Sociology and Art History from the University of Denver. She is married with children. Her research interests are twice-exceptionality; visual-spatial strengths, talent-focused and strength-based approaches with positive psychology, Self-Determination Theory and supportive environments for twice-exceptional learners, and creativity.
8:00 – 9:30am PT / 11:00 – 12:30pm ET: Jaime Smith Presents: Homeschool Dual Enrollment & College Admissions
9:45 – 11:15am PT / 12:45 – 2:15pm ET: Tiffany Chaiko Presents: Creating Supportive Conditions for Intrinsic Motivation with Self-Determination Theory
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