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EDUCATOR GIFTED ACADEMY

The Educator Gifted Academy consists of two 30-hour, online courses or four 15-hour, online courses which comply with revised state requirements (see below). 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.

Ohio’s Gifted Operating Standards Revised

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.

*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.

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.

District and School Teams

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.

Course Details

2019 Academy Dates

Course One | Introduction to Nature, Needs, Curriculum, Instruction

  • June 10 – July 26 or
  • August 5 – September 20

Course Two | Deeper Dive Into Curriculum, Instruction

  • June 11 – July 26 or
  • August 6 – September 20
Course One | 15 and 30 hour options & registration

The first course consists of an in-person, four-hour class and supplementary online readings, exercises and assignments.

Course One | Introduction to Nature, Needs, Curriculum, Instruction (30 contact hours)

  • Part a | Characteristics & Identification (15 contact hours)
  • Part bQuestioning Techniques & Lesson Redesign (15 contact hours)

*  In-person classes will take place at the ESC of Central Ohio Central Office building.
*  Courses are limited to 50 participants.

 

Course Two | 15 and 30 hour options & registration

The second class consists of an in-person, four-hour class, job-embedded exercises and assignments. This course culminates with an in-person, two-hour after school class. (NOTE: Course One is a prerequisite.)

Course Two | Deeper Dive Into Curriculum, Instruction (30 contact hours)

  • Part a | Underrepresented Populations & Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students (15 contact hours)
  • Part b | Differentiation & Written Education Plans (WEPs) (15 contact hours)

*  In-person classes will take place at the ESC of Central Ohio Central Office building.
*  Courses are limited to 50 participants.

CONTACT:

Colette Smith
Gifted and Talented Student Services Coordinator