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The Gifted Parent Online: Totally Free Internet Tools for Parent Support & Advocacy. By Carolyn Kottmeyer and Kathi Kearney. You are not alone!. 2.5% of the population Identification limited by state and district mandates Privacy prevents contact Internet allows world-wide interaction…

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the gifted parent online totally free internet tools for parent support advocacy

The Gifted Parent Online:Totally Free Internet Tools for Parent Support & Advocacy

By Carolyn Kottmeyerand Kathi Kearney

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

you are not alone
You are not alone!
  • 2.5% of the population
  • Identification limited by state and district mandates
  • Privacy prevents contact
  • Internet allows world-wide interaction…
  • We are not alone!

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

online support
Online Support
  • Gifted discussion communities
    • Homeschooling
    • Twice Exceptional
    • Exceptionally / Profoundly Gifted
  • Gifted Blogs
    • 2e: Twice Exceptional Newsletter
    • Eide Neurolearning Blog
    • Gifted Exchange – Laura Vanderkam
    • Unwrapping the Gifted – Tamara Fisher

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

support communities
Support Communities
  • TAGFAM
    • TAGFAM –Talented And Gifted FAMilies
    • TAGPDQ – more than plain gifted
    • TAGMAX – homeschooling gifted
  • GT-Families
    • GT-Families – general support
    • GT-Special – twice exceptional gifted
    • GT-Adult – adult gifted
  • Gifted Online Conferences (NING)
    • Variety of discussion topics plus conferences

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

support lists
Support Lists
  • Specialized support groups…
    • Homeschooling Gifted Children
    • Homeschooling 2 College Life
    • Michael Clay Thompson’s Language Arts
    • Gifted-NLD-Aspergers
    • 2e Young Adults
    • Auditory Processing
    • Bright Kids (American Mensa)
    • State and local gifted organizations…

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

netiquette
Netiquette
  • Keep your tone positive
    • Use “I language…”
    • No “flaming”
    • Consider your audience (international)
    • The “7%-38%-55% Rule”
      • 7% words, 38% tone of voice, 55% body language
        • Albert Mehrabian, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, UCLA
  • (Print and) Keep your welcome letter
    • Unsubscribe, nomail, digest
    • Don’t send list commands to the list

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

online parenting resources
Online Parenting Resources
  • Parents
    • www.hoagiesgifted.org/parents.htm
    • Research
    • Resources
      • Books
      • Products
      • Games & Toys
    • Success Stories
    • Frequently Answered Questions
    • A Lighter Note

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

online parenting resources1
Online Parenting Resources
  • Parents
    • Characteristics & Identification
    • Testing & Tests
    • Highly / Exceptionally / Profoundly Gifted
    • Traditional School
    • Advocacy
    • Homeschooling
    • Summer & Saturday / Academic Programs
    • Parenting
    • Social-Emotional
    • Twice Exceptional
    • Special Topics

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

online parenting resources2
Online Parenting Resources
  • Special Topics
    • www.hoagiesgifted.org/special_topics.htm
    • At-Risk Gifted Children
    • ELL (ESL)
    • Gender Issues
    • Gifted Adults
    • Creative / Math / Science / Humanities / Musical / Technologically gifted students
    • Philosophy

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

online parenting resources3
Online Parenting Resources
  • Twice Exceptional
    • www.hoagiesgifted.org/twice_exceptional.htm
    • AD/HD
    • Aspergers (AS)
    • Auditory Processing (APD)
    • Dyslexia / Dysgraphia / Dyscalculia
    • Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD / NVLD)
    • Sensory Integration Disorder (SI)
    • Visual Processing
    • 2e Role Models
    • 2e Books & Products
    • Technology
    • IEPs

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

advocacy resources
Advocacy Resources
  • Gifted Advocacy
    • www.hoagiesgifted.org/advocacy.htm
  • Competing with myths about the social and emotional development of gifted students
    • Myth 1. Gifted students should be with students their own age
    • Myth 3. Being perfectly well rounded should be the primary goal
  • Distinguishing Myths From Realities: NRC/GT Research
    • Useful quiz for self-discovery and professional development…
  • Arguments and Red Herrings
    • www.hoagiesgifted.org/arguments.htm

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

advocacy resources1
Advocacy Resources
  • ERIC EC Clearinghouse for Exceptional Children
    • www.hoagiesgifted.org/eric
  • Davidson Institute Guidebooks
    • www.gt-cybersource.org
    • Advocating for Exceptionally Gifted Young People: A Guidebook
    • Considering the Options: A Guidebook for Investigating Early College Entrance (Parents & Students versions)
    • Mentorship: A Guidebook

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

online curriculum
Online Curriculum
  • Enrichment
    • Interactive
    • Reading lists
  • Curriculum Units
    • Every topic, grade level
    • Many include educational objectives met
  • Complete Classes
    • Middle & High school

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

online enrichment
Online Enrichment
  • Hoagies’ Kids & Teens Links
    • www.hoagiesgifted.org/links.htm
    • Art, Theater, Music
    • Books & Authors
    • Brain Teasers, Logic Puzzles & Optical Illusions
    • Interactive Challenges
    • For the Love of Words
    • Math & Multiplication
    • Science & Natural Science
    • Social Studies, Economics, Geography
    • Space
    • Young Kids

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

curriculum units
Curriculum Units
  • Internet Investigations
    • www.hoagiesgifted.org/investigations.htm
    • Lesson Plan Collections K-12+
      • Illuminations (math)
      • JetStream (weather)
      • Kennedy Center ArtsEdge (art)
      • NASA Educational Materials Finder
      • NOVA (PBS programs)
      • Smithsonian
      • Xpeditions (geography)
    • Individual Lesson Plans, too

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

complete online courses
Complete Online Courses
  • (Free) Online High School Courses
    • www.hoagiesgifted.org/online_hs.htm
    • Ready-made curriculum
      • Content, Evaluations, Text
    • Some kids respond better than others to online learning
      • Run trial lessons
      • Determine if course suits child
    • Include discussion time…
      • Parent, teacher, mentor, older student
    • Download the course website
      • WebWhacker**

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

convincing your school
Convincing Your School…
  • Review the materials thoroughly
  • Learn school policy on independent study for credit
    • State policy / accepted course list
    • Find advocate within the system
  • Get necessary approval
  • Excellent option for…
    • Lower-SES schools
    • Block / 6-day scheduled schools
    • High-level acceleration at any grade level

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

middle high school options
Middle & High School Options
  • Assorted
    • MIT OpenCourseWare Video Courses
    • National Repository of Online Courses, Monterey Institute
    • UCBerkeley on YouTube
  • English / Literature
    • SCORE Literature Cyberguides
    • Principals of Composition
    • Debate Central: Critical Advocacy
  • Science
    • Forensics Illustrated: Step Under the Tape
    • General Biology, Chemistry
    • AP Physics, Biology, Environmental Science

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

middle high school options1
Middle & High School Options
  • Math
    • Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Statistics
    • AP Calculus, Statistics
  • History
    • Digital History
    • AP U.S. History, U.S. Government
    • My Own Business
  • Languages
    • Ancient or Modern Greek, French, German, Italian, Icelandic, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Electives
    • Astronomy, Music Theory & Appreciation, History of Religion, Computers

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

online professional development
Online Professional Development
  • Support our teachers!
  • Online Communities, Blogs, Support Lists
    • Gifted Online Conferences (NING)
    • 2eEducator
    • Unwrapping the Gifted
    • Davidson Institute Educators Guild
    • CGEP Network (APA)
    • Belin Blank Gifted Teachers Listserv
  • Professional development curriculum…

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

gifted education professional development package
Gifted Education Professional Development Package
  • Early childhood, primary & secondary
  • Core, extension and specialisation
    • Understanding Giftedness
    • Identification of Gifted Students
    • Social and Emotional Development
    • Underachievement
    • Curriculum Differentiation
    • Developing Programmes and Provisions
  • www.dest.gov.au/sectors/school_education/publications_resources/profiles/gifted_education_professional_development_package.htm

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

online social emotional support
Online Social-Emotional Support
  • SENG
    • www.sengifted.org
    • Articles and research
    • Annual Conference
  • Davidson Young Scholars
    • www.davidsonyoungscholars.org
    • Exceptionally / profoundly gifted ages 5-18
    • Wide variety of support available…

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

online access to conferences
Online Access to… Conferences
  • Local, State, National, International…
    • NAGC
    • NAGC State Affiliates
    • Local school district groups
    • SENG
    • SENG Parenting Groups
    • Beyond IQ
    • CTY / CTD / TIP Family Conferences

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

internet safety
Internet Safety
  • PC Security
    • It’s not just your mother’s antivirus program any more!
  • Privacy
    • You may be surprised what’s known about you
    • And your home
    • And…

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

pc security
PC Security
  • Anti-Virus
    • Current definitions!
  • Anti-Spyware
    • One scan, one memory resident
  • Windows critical and security updates
  • Phishing!
    • Don’t click anywhere on an unexpected pop-up
  • Google Toolbar
  • www.hoagiesgifted.org/pc_security.htm

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

privacy
Privacy
  • Learn all about yourself…
    • www.Naymz.com
    • www.ZoomInfo.com
    • www.ZabaSearch.com
  • Learn about your house!
    • www.zillow.com
  • Set up Google Alerts on yourself and family
    • www.google.com/alert
  • Register for Do Not Call; renew every 5 years
    • www.donotcall.gov

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

privacy loss is forever
Privacy Loss is Forever…
  • Wayback Machine
    • www.archive.org
    • Historical snapshots of websites back to 1996
  • Boards and Mailing Lists
    • Archives

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

special note
Special Note…
  • The internet is free, but Internet websites are not…
  • Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page is supported by your affiliate program purchases
    • Shop through Hoagies’ Page links
    • No cost to you; small percentage goes to Hoagies

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney

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Questions?

Thank you!

©2008 C. Kottmeyer & K. Kearney