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Homeschooling Your Gifted Child

Saturday, November 11
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: 203 A

According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Education, approximately 1.77 million students are homeschooled. For our brightest students, homeschooling may provide an excellent alternative to traditional schooling. Homeschooling a gifted child can be highly challenging, but ultimately beneficial. Hear from a parent who homeschooled her child from Kindergarten through high school, and from her 18-year-old daughter, now a PhD student in Educational Psychology. In this interactive session, presenters share their perspectives and advice about the pros and cons of homeschooling, dispel myths, and provide a list of resources for attendees.

Noel Jett

Doctoral Student
University of North Texas

Noel Jett is the youngest PhD student at University of North Texas and is working towards her Educational Psychology PhD with a focus in Gifted and Talented Education. She attended Texas A&M University at 14 years old and earned her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology there. Her research interests include social and emotional needs, with a focus on traditionally-underserved populations, as well as creative curriculum and instruction.


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Nancy Shastid

Board Member
Texas Parents of the Profoundly Gifted

I am a mere mom to a phenomenal profoundly gifted daughter. With a degree in pre-law, I was a litigation paralegal before I became a stay-at-home-mom. I quickly sequed to homeschooling mom, then educational facilitator, then executive assistant. Along the way I joined the Board of the Texas Parents of the Profoundlty GIfted.


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