A Letter from GHF Online Director, Susanne Thomas
Hello GHF, I am Susanne Thomas, GHF Online Director. I hope things are going well for you. I'm in the middle of working hard to make sure the new fall semester for GHF Online classes goes off without a hitch (or at least with very few hitches). We have a great line up with a lot of new classes starting: two levels of Latin (Introduction to and Parts to Whole), an Art Journaling Class, a STEAM PBL class (Doctor Who themed!), Minecraft Math, Epic Heroes, Technomythica, Intro to Astrobiology, and Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way.
In addition to these awesome classes, we’re also looking forward to introducing a lot of new instructors to you.
Gwyn Ridenhour is teaching our STEAM Project Based Learning Wibbley Wobbley Timey Whimey class.
Christy Knockleby is a blogger and a homeschool mom, who has figured out ways to use Minecraft to teach concepts in math that many students struggle with.
Liz Burr-Brandstadt is teaching our Epic Heroes and Technomythica classes for us. She’s not new, but she is pretty incredible,
Justin Schwamm is a former high school Latin teacher, who is active in the gifted community and will be helping families with this challenging subject.
Cyd Smith has long been a GHF supporter, and will now be teaching web design to our students.
Lisa Lauffer is an artist, a certified life coach, and a guide for others trying to learn what art is, Her Art Journaling class was the first one I thought of when I took over this role, Her enthusiasm and knowledge are incredible .
Robin Schneider is a scientist who will teach the Astrobiology course. When I heard what she was proposing, I jumped at the chance to have her teach geology, biology, and aliens, all wrapped up in one class!
Andrea Whitson is our Story Of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way instructor. Though we’re still working on her “Meet the Instructor” page, her class already has a waiting list! Her knowledge and willingness to work with students to get through this amazing book series by Joy Hakim is exciting (especially since I use these books in my own homeschool curriculum!).
Please check out our course offerings at http://giftedhomeschoolers.org/ghf-online/class-schedule/. There isn’t a bad choice among them!