GHF Supporting Professionals in Support of the Gifted Community
Professionals in service to the gifted community are a unique set of people who are passionately engaged in their mission to make a difference in the life of gifted people. By definition of supporting a small portion of the population at large, we find ourselves dispersed and working alone in our own silos. For most, there is no water cooler, no hanging out with colleagues, no networking for resources or clients, nor any camaraderie.
The GHF Professionals Networking Group was created to bring us together, support each other, learn from each other, and make important peer connections. This program is just one of the ways that GHF supports gifted adults.
We meet every Friday, 2:00 PM ET. You can find us in the GHF Forum in the Professionals Discussion Group. The Zoom link is in the repeating event listed in the Featured Section. Membership is not required to try out the group.
Meet some of our regular members
“A community to connect, collaborate and support one another as we support the gifted community.”
When you understand your child, their strengths and weaknesses through the lens of neuropsychology, the social and emotional characteristics of giftedness, and some of the Top Supportive Parenting Paradigms of today, overwhelm turns into Encouragement. Catherine expertly guides and teaches parents how to discover their strengths, open new doors to possibilities, while learning valuable life skills, as they find more clarity, feel more connected, creating more fulfilling, more loving relationships with their children and families.
“It’s good to have an opportunity to develop rapport with and share experiences with other professionals committed to working with the gifted community.”
I have been a physics and math teacher since 1972. When I started teaching at a charter school in 2003, working with homeschooling families, I found that most of the math material available to the students was watered down, supposedly to make it self-teachable. That doesn’t do anyone any good. Just learning “how to do the problems” is like focusing on a narrow dusty path through a broad green meadow.
“It’s always a vibrant conversation with other professionals doing similar work across the country. I look forward to it every week!”
I do professional development for school districts, as well as consulting for families via Zoom. I help parents understand their options, find resources, schools, extracurriculars, accommodations, therapies, as well as out-of-the-box alternatives. My specialty is helping families get the root of twice exceptional issues, and figuring out what to do about it. You often need to go way deeper than a neuropsych eval to get the full picture.
“Of all of the work that I do for GHF, this is the part of the week that is for me. I get to connect with my peers in the gifted community and experience camaraderie that I get no place else. We share, we learn, we support, and we commiserate. It is pretty special.”
I specialize in teaching math for gifted learners who struggle with traditional methods of learning. I focus on providing a safe, calm, and fun learning environment while using a wide variety of educational techniques designed to meet the individual needs of each student.
“I appreciate having the opportunity to learn from and interact with other professionals who have similar interests and different strengths.”
I am passionate about teaching and applying research-based instructional and learning strategies directly to my courses. I have been leading, developing, writing, and teaching advanced science courses; as well as training educators at the secondary and college levels for 23 years.
“This discussion group represents a powerful place where professionals in the field of gifted/2e education (and beyond) can connect and share information and resources with each other with the purpose of unifying and supporting the much-needed work in this field.”
Coaching/Consulting Services for educators and parents of gifted and 2e children including assessment, program design, program evaluation, curriculum & instruction, metacognitive growth, neuro-diversity, and more
A highlight of my week is learning from and with my colleagues in the GHF Professionals Group. Each week, I look forward to asking questions, sharing insights, and testing out new ideas. I feel confident referring families to these dedicated professionals– my network has been immeasurably enriched! I’m a Learning Coach with Mr. Gelston’s One Room Schoolhouse, where we are dedicated to supporting the unique needs of gifted and twice-exceptional learners and their families. I work with gifted and 2e youth and young adults to help them manage their job of learning, whether K-12, homeschool, or college.
Come Join Us
Every week we have a regular agenda of getting to know each other, practicing our elevator pitch, and then getting a presentation from a member of the group related to their work or a passion project. We share friendship, advice, and support. Please come join us.
We meet every Friday at 2:00pm ET by zoom. Please use this link to find us in the GHF Forum.
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.