Supporter Profile: IMACS

IMACS

The Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (memorable acronym: IMACS) has been a Premium Plus GHF supporter since 2014, and we appreciate their longstanding commitment to providing online courses for gifted homeschoolers. IMACS offered its first online course for talented students in 1998. In fact, several of IMACS’ most talented … Continue reading

Summer Science Fun!

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Learn about science from actual scientists! GHF Online classes encourage your child to engage with fellow students and real scientists, as they explore scientific ideas and topics. GHF Online offers a variety of programs specially designed for gifted and twice-exceptional kids. Our science programming follows your child’s interests and lets them … Continue reading

From School to GHFO to Success as a Scientist

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by Erin Sheldon The GHFO classes have helped my shy, quirky, 2e girl bloom. She experienced her first success as a student in Ms. Madeline’s Biosphere class. She began really honing her interest in a variety of biology concepts in half a dozen GHFO classes. Here she is spending her March break in a … Continue reading

From 2e Newsletter: Online Enrichment

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Our Director of GHF Online Classes, Madeline Goodwin, recently had the privilege of being interviewed by the amazing folks over at 2e Newsletter. They discussed how our online classes are structured and our target audience, and a few of our instructors chimed in, too. Read more.        Read what other … Continue reading

Twice Exceptional (2e) Resource Roundup

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Giftedness is not just test scores or academic achievement. Gifted children can be twice-exceptional—both gifted and have learning differences—resulting in an extreme asynchrony that can exponentially increase parenting challenges. These exceptionalities may include autism, auditory and visual processing issues, dyslexia and dysgraphia, sensory integration dysfunction, ADD or ADHD, bipolar disorder, OCD, … Continue reading

Book Review: Boost: An Invaluable Road Map

Book Review: Boost: An Invaluable Road Map

In Kelly Hirt‘s new educational must-have, Boost: 12 Effective Ways to Lift Up Our Twice-Exceptional Children, she encourages teachers to educate themselves about the often misunderstood population of students know as Twice Exceptional. As an educator for over 25 years and now a building principal, I can acknowledge that this … Continue reading

Book Review: Boost: Practical Strategies for Teachers and Families

Book Review: Boost: Practical Strategies for Teachers and Families

I found Kelly Hirt’s book, Boost: 12 Effective Ways to Lift Up Our Twice-Exceptional Children, to be a very helpful resource for education professionals who want to learn about the needs, intensities, sensitivities, and complexities of twice-exceptional children. The book offers practical strategies for meeting needs and supporting success. Hirt’s … Continue reading

Museum of Science Fiction Hosts Escape Velocity!

Museum of Science Fiction Hosts Escape Velocity!

Have you ever created gum drop buildings with a Tie Fighter Pilot? Danced with a Klingon? Flown drones through an obstacle course? You can experience all these and more this Memorial Day Weekend! Check out Escape Velocity, hosted by the Museum of Science Fiction, a science meets pop-culture convention at … Continue reading

You Still Have Time to Get That Special Valentine’s Day Gift!

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Still have a few near-and-dear kindred spirits to cross off your Valentine’s list? Check out these thoughtful and fun ideas that will arrive in two days or less on Amazon Prime—all without a hint of last-minute panic. Click through our links, and you’ll be helping GHF for having your back! … Continue reading

Student Art Show:  Create Your Own Comic Book or Graphic Novel (Fall 2017)

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By Lisa Baba, GHFO art instructor For the Fall 2017 semester, GHF Online offered Create Your Own Comic Book or Graphic Novel. In this class, we explored the various elements that compose comic books, delving into what makes a great character, both literarily and visually, pondering plot and the different kinds of conflicts that … Continue reading

Looking Forward: What Parents of Gifted Homeschoolers Need to Do to Keep Their Juniors On Track

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By Lessa Scherrer Homeschool College Admissions Consultant at the Uncommon Applicant.com Much like homeschooling, the college admissions process is mostly a juggling act. Students need to stay on top of classes and activities, nurture relationships with teachers who will write recommendations, find leadership activities and ways to make an impact, as … Continue reading

New GHF Community Discussion Group!

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GHF: Gifted Homeschoolers Forum is excited to announce our new Facebook GHF Community Discussion Group!   Designed to provide support and community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional individuals, as well as those professionals interested in learning more about giftedness and twice-exceptionality issues and realities, the GHF Community Discussion Group meets where … Continue reading

You Are Invited: GHFO Fall 2017 Art Show!

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You are cordially invited to attend an online art show hosted by students from the GHF Online class, Create Your Own Comic Book or Graphic Novel. Throughout this past semester, students have learned about creating characters, developing storylines, and communicating them through the medium of comic book art. They would … Continue reading

Fill Their Minds Instead of Their Shelves: Gift One-of-a-Kind GHF Online Classes

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It’s becoming a well-worn holiday gift-giving mantra: Experiences over stuff. We have good intentions, but this involves more thought and planning and we just had Halloween, and now there’s Thanksgiving, and we’re at a checkpoint with our schooling, and aren’t the kids going to freak out if they don’t have … Continue reading