The State of Ohio Gifted Operating Standards have been revised to recognize the importance of supporting professional development for general education classroom teachers. The requirements for earning an Educator Gifted Academy certificate include coursework in the areas of nature and needs and curriculum and instruction of and for gifted students.
ABOUT GIFTED ACADEMY
The Gifted Academy consists of four 15-hour, online courses or two 30-hour, online courses which comply with the revised requirements. Courses begin with an in-person kickoff session.
For each course, graduates will receive an Educator Gifted Academy certificate, and by adding the course to their IPDP, become qualified service providers for gifted students. Facilitators of this course have gifted endorsement and direct teaching experience.
*Ashland University graduate credit will also be available for an additional fee.
*If courses are taken for Ashland credit and the educator wishes to work on the gifted endorsement through Ashland, the first endorsement course, Nature and Needs, will be waived.
NEW | Starting with Summer 2018 academies, school administrators are invited to join us at the kick off class at the ESC of Central Ohio as a guest when their teachers register. Administrators now have responsibility for observing general education teachers who have had or are taking Gifted HQPD, so our first class will provide a breakout session exclusively for administrators and will cover evaluation tools for gifted education.
Have a large number of staff interested in taking our Gifted Academy courses? We provide on-site kick off courses to districts with between 18-25 educators taking either Gifted Academy course. Contact us for more information.