I established Academity, an online learning community, to fulfill a gap in services. Well-designed courses with a strong pedagogical and research background, which also fulfills the basic requirements of educator training in gifted education are near non-existent. Academity's learning experiences incorporate my sense of humor, beautiful design, well-written content and multimedia, and are firmly based in contemporary research and best-practices in gifted education.
The company vision, "everyone deserves to learn something new every day," guides my coursework. It is quite common in public education for students with high-ability to languish and their fullest potential and talents to go underdeveloped. My hope is that through my engaging stories, writings, and content, I can broaden the view of gifted education so that more hidden gems are found and less talent is left on the table.
Students who may not look like the "typical" gifted student deserve teachers trained to understand their nature and needs. They deserve to have their eccentricities, ideas, cultures, and intensities honored and respected. And like other special populations, they deserve to have their special educational needs met.
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