Homeschooling your child shouldn’t mean you are on your own regarding your child’s education. Indeed, there continues to be more resources and communities available to homeschoolers, whether they be in the form of online materials, learning pods, forums, curricula, or other teaching and learning strategies for those pursuing education outside of standard public, private, or parochial approaches.
But just as traditional school populations include scores of students with specialized needs, so do those who are homeschooled. That’s where organizations like the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum (GHF) come in.
The organization, originally founded in 2004 before being restructured in 2018, hosted its first Gifted Home Education Conference this month. The virtual event was organized into three themes over three days: DIY Education, Learning & Lifestyle, and Tools & Techniques, and featured upwards of 25 different speakers, presenters, and panelists discussing topics such as assessment and identification, processing speed, curriculum and resources, the neuroscience of giftedness and twice-exceptionality, and more.
“Our goal with our first GHF Gifted Home Education Conference was to fill a space that is needed in the gifted learning community,” GHF President Barry Gelston told 2e News. “As a grassroots organization whose mission is to empower every gifted family to make strategic, proactive, and intentional educational choices, we chose to encourage community between parents, professionals, and content creators.”
Gelston kicked off the conference with an introduction and overview before giving way to Dr. Suki Wessling, who paraphrased the iconic Buckaroo Banzai quote, “No matter where you go, there you are” — appropri...
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