Happy 10th Anniversary Gifted Homeschoolers Forum!
In honor of Gifted Homeschoolers Forum’s 10th Anniversary, Global #gtchat Powered by TAGT hosted a special chat with Executive Director, Corin Goodwin. Over the past 3 years, GHF and #gtchat have worked together to move the conversation forward in support of gifted and twice-exceptional children and their education.
Gifted Homeschoolers Forum was born out of frustration at the lack of resources available to homeschoolers that covered both giftedness and homeschooling. Since then, GHF has become a premier source of information for parents and professionals interested in the education of gifted children within both the homeschool and gifted communities and beyond.
In answer to our question as to why so many families of gifted children are turning to homeschooling, Corin pointed out that it really is a new mindset about how we educate children. “A lot of families don’t JUST homeschool or regular school. They have multiple kids and needs; and they go back and forth or do both. We’ve grown to where one of our new tag lines is GHF: Changing the way the world views education. There are as many ways to educate a child as there are children.”
An important facet of GHF is the sense of community it provides to parents; the idea that they are not alone and don’t need to reinvent the wheel when embarking on the journey to provide their child with an education that meets both their academic as well as social-emotional needs. There are regional contacts, GHF Ambassadors, a bloggers’ group, an email group, online classes from GHF Online, a book series from GHF Press and much more (see links below). They have made homeschooling a relevant and consequential option for many who are seeking an alternative to traditional schooling.
What does the future hold for Gifted Homeschoolers Forum. Corin gave us a sneak peak: a speakers forum, webinars, and special events. They are working on a new brochure entitled ‘Gifted Cubed’ about gifted, twice-exceptional students from minority populations. New books titles are expected out soon from several well-respected bloggers in the gifted community. Also in the works, a new line of books using GHF Online curricula. You can read the full transcript of this chat here.
Global #gtchat Powered by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented is a weekly chat on Twitter. Join us Fridays at 7/6 C & 4 PT in the U.S., midnight in the UK and Saturdays 1 PM NZ/11 AM AEDT to discuss current topics in the gifted community and meet experts in the field. Transcripts of our weekly chats can be found at Storify. Our Facebook Pageprovides information on the chat and news & information regarding the gifted community.
About the author: Lisa Conrad is the Moderator of Global #gtchat Powered by TAGT and Social Media Manager of the Global #gtchat Community. She is a longtime advocate for gifted children and also blogs at Gifted Parenting Support. Lisa can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted on November 12, 2014, in gifted and talented, gifted education, Gifted Organizations, Homeschooling, parenting, Twice-exceptional, Uncategorized and tagged Corin Goodwin, Gifted Homeschoolers Forum, gtchat, homeschooling, TAGT, twice exceptional, Twitter. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.