Special Guest: Rebecca McMillan, Director of Online Education at Gifted Homeschoolers Forum

On Friday, September 14th, #gtchat was pleased to host Mrs. Rebecca McMillan as our special guest. Rebecca answered questions from the moderator about GHF’s new online courses being offered for the first time this fall. Rebecca, Scott Myers and Heather Blonsky will be the instructors. Classes are aimed at gifted and 2e homeschoolers,

Participants from 15 states and 6 countries contributed to the chat. The consensus by the end of chat was two-fold: everyone wanted to take the classes and that this was just the beginning for GHF. Executive Director of GHF, Corin Barsily Goodwin, revealed future plans including additional courses to be made available for a wider range of age groups. Rebecca suggested webinars for parents on such topics as electronic portfolios, finding mentors and building a transcript. Other plans included the possibility of offering classes to non-homeschoolers; trainings and supports for parents & professionals; and summer camps.

Tweet of the Day came from Krissy Venosdale, “I lurk to learn!” The idea was further tweaked by Jo Freitag, to “Lurk ‘N Learn.” It’s well known that #gtchat loves lurkers – newcomers who monitor the chat, but don’t actively participate.

Rebecca also shared with us her personal reasons for homeschooling as well as the many other projects with which she is currently involved. You can read her comments in the transcript that is posted at the TAGT website each Monday morning following the chat.


Links from chat:

The Creativity Post (Facebook Page)

The Creativity Post (website)

Gifted Homeschoolers Forum (Facebook Page)

Gifted Homeschoolers Forum (website)

GHF Online

The Brain Café (Facebook Group)

Scott Myers blog, “Go Into the Story”

From Scott Myers: Screenwriting Master Class

Cybraryman’s  Twice Exceptional 2E page

Posted on September 17, 2012, in Education, gifted education, Homeschooling, Online Education and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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