Madeline Goodwin received her Master’s in Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College in 2016, with a thesis on climate change in state science standards, and her Bachelor’s of Science with a dual major in Environmental Studies & Biology from Southern Oregon University in 2014. As a student at SOU, she began offering tutoring to her classmates, and later to high school students and undergraduates, specializing in (but not exclusively working with) students who are gifted, twice-exceptional, or differently-abled learners. She taught for GHF Online, an online education program that provides small online classes for neurodivergent children, from Spring 2015 to Fall 2018. During that time, she offered a variety of classes in environmental sciences, biology, civics, and critical thinking. In August 2017, she was promoted to Director of GHF Online Classes. You can view her CV here.
When she is not working with, in her words, “the coolest kids on the planet,” Madeline enjoys reading, fiber arts, hiking, swimming, board games, spending time with her family, and snuggling and playing with her cats. Her favorite books include Harry Potter, S.M. Stirling’s Story of the Change, and anything by Tamora Pierce; she also likes nonfiction on just about any subject, but especially history, economics, and science. She knits, crochets, sews, and sometimes spins and does cross-stitch.
Corin Barsily Goodwin founded GHF: Gifted Homeschoolers Forum, a nonprofit dedicated to serving families of gifted and twice exceptional children, in 2004 to address a growing need for support and advocacy. She ran it for 15 years, building it into an international advocacy community with a publishing arm and online classes and a reach of over one million individuals per month. She also taught a number of online classes for GHFO, including US Government and the Policy Process (co-taught with Madeline), How to Write A Research Paper, and World War II: Conversations and Context. She absolutely loved working with the kids, which is how she ended up at 2EL.
Corin has presented workshops on giftedness, learning differences, autism in children and adults, and homeschool related issues for many years. Her articles and papers on these topics as well as neuroscience in giftedness have been seen in NAGC (US) Parenting for High Potential, 2e Newsletter, California Association for the Gifted’s Gifted Ed Communicator, the NAGC (UK) magazine, California HomeSchooler, SENG Update, Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, and many other publications. Corin also served on the SENG Editorial Board and the Advisory Boards of the Asynchronous Scholars’ Fund and The G Word Documentary, and is co-author with Mika Gustavson of Making the Choice: When Typical School Doesn’t Work for Your Atypical Child; Writing Your Own Script: A Parents’ Role in the Gifted Child’s Social Development; and a chapter in the textbook, Interplay of Creativity and Giftedness in Science. You can view her LinkedIn Profile here.
In Corin’s free time, she reads almost everything, writes, and plays with longswords. She’s a big fan of Stargate: SG-1, and enjoys science, science fiction, and history – sometimes in the same universe. As a former homeschooler, she believes in lifelong learning. She did her undergraduate work at San Francisco State University in Urban Studies and her graduate work at Georgetown University in Public Policy. Currently, she lives in the Seattle area with her husband, her own 2e offspring, and an indeterminate number of cats.