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CGCC Re-evaluating my Child's School: Homeschool

  • July 01, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Re-evaluating my Child's School:
A Panel Discussion

It has come to our attention that many parents of gifted children are questioning their school choices in light of COVID-19.  Have you thought that maybe homeschooling your children would be the best approach, but you just don't know how to get started? Or perhaps you are scared that you are not the best teacher for your children? Or you worry that you will miss something? 

Hear from parents why they elected to homeschool and how to get started.

The panel will be moderated by Newenka DuMont (who would characterize herself as an opportunistic, a la carte homeschooler.) We welcome the following homeschooling parents to our panel:

    • Sarah Alexander
      Sarah specifically planned to never homeschool. Seeing how fulfilling it has been for her children, however, and how much easier it is than she had envisioned, she is happy that they ended up on this path. Sarah is a director for the LOGYC homeschool coop.

    • Becca Berbaum  
      Becca has navigated part-time homeschooling in cooperation with public schools for 8 years. She is a former public school special education teacher and has four gifted children. She has a passion for supporting student-directed problem-based learning in community.
    • Heather DeGeorge
      Heather is a second career high school teacher that went rogue to homeschool her own children—who have never attended a school full-time (but have partially enrolled for specific classes) in two different states. Heather is also a CGCC professional member.

    • Amy Weaver
      We never thought about homeschooling until faced with a four year old that read above the third grade level. We follow the child on most decisions and re-evaluate the balance of external instruction versus home every year. 

Noel Boehm has had to resign from our panel due to a work conflict. She apologizes for the late notice.   

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