Gifted Education for Educators
Professional Learning Resources to Support Ohio’s Revised Gifted Operating Standards
In March 2017, revisions to Ohio’s gifted operating standards were approved. These revisions require general education teachers who are designated providers of gifted education services to receive high-quality professional development in gifted education.
This professional development must meet eight gifted education competencies and include a minimum of 30 clock hours during year one and a minimum of 30 clock hours during year two with additional clock hours in subsequent years. These teachers also receive ongoing support from an educator with gifted licensure or endorsement.
To help Ohio school districts meet these requirements, the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC) is creating free professional learning resources. Developed by nationally-recognized experts in gifted education, these resources can be used by districts for individual or group-based learning.