• Presenter: Colleen Boyle, Ph.D.
    Core Area: Learner Development and Individual Learning Differences 1.1, Learner Development and Individual Learning Differences 1.2, Learning Environments 2.1, Instructional Planning and Strategies 5.5, ODE Teacher Competency d, ODE Teacher Competency e
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 


    Did you know that there are cultural, racial, and economic factors that affect all gifted students academically and relationally? In this 3-hour course you will learn some common characteristics of gifted children and how their gifted traits can have both positive and negative aspects. Discover how to help gifted students thrive in your classroom.  


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  • Presenter: Karen Rumley
    Core Area: Curricular Content Knowledge 3.2, ODE Teacher Competency a, b, c, d; OAGC Differentiation
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1

     
    What comes to mind for you when you hear the term “grouping?” People have varying ideas of what grouping is. According to Karen Rumley, grouping is simply a way to develop a classroom culture of learning together by respecting differences. In this course, you will explore various approaches to grouping, examine some of the research that supports those strategies, and consider the ways you might implement grouping in your own classroom. 

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  • Presenters: Cathy Mast & Debra Gill, OAGC
    Core Area: ODE Teacher Competency a, d, e; Learner Development and Individual Learning Differences 1.1, 1.2; Learning Environments 2.1; OAGC Differentiation
    Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    When communicating in the classroom, gifted English Learners are often overlooked due to language challenges. In this 1-hour course, Cathy Mast and Debra Gill, veteran educators and Primary Enrichment Specialists in Columbus City Schools, teach participants how to recognize giftedness among English Learners, practical strategies for connecting with and teaching gifted English Learners, and how to help gifted English Learners reach their full potential. 


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  • Presenter: Alesha Haybin, OAGC
    Core Area: ODE Teacher Competency d, e; Learner Development and Individual Learning Differences 1.1, 1.2; Learning Environments 2.1, 2.2; OAGC Characteristics
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Motivating underachieving gifted students can be tough. This 1-hour course will help you effectively connect with your students as you assist them in finding their inner motivation. Alesha Haybin, the Coordinator of Gifted Services at the Licking County ESC, will guide you through practical strategies to motivate disengaged, disinterested, or underachieving students in your classroom.


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  • Presenter: Heather Clark, OAGC
    Core Area: ODE Teacher Company d; Learner Development and Individual Learning Differences 1.1, 1.2; Learning Environments 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4; OAGC Characteristics
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Some of our most gifted students struggle to manage and demonstrate their talents because of perfectionism. Licking County Gifted Coordinator Heather Clark lends her passion for gifted education to this informative 1-hour course on the types of perfectionists you may encounter in the classroom, and strategies educators can use to create a classroom environment that fosters success among perfectionist learners. 


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  • Presenter: Heather Clark
    Core Area:
    Learner Development and Individual Learning Differences 1.1, 1.2; Learning Environments 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4; ODE Teacher Competency d, e; OAGC Characteristics
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1 

    When educators treat gifted students like individuals rather than one homogeneous group, they can better support their students. In this course, educator Heather Clark helps teachers gain an understanding of gender roles and the main conflicts gifted students experience when it comes to societal expectations.

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  • Presenter: Colleen Boyle, Ph.D.
    Core Area: Curricular Content Knowledge 3.2, 3.4; Instructional Planning and Strategies 5.3,  5.4; ODE Teacher Competency b, c, d; OAGC IndStudy_Mentor
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1 


    Have you had someone in your life who has mentored you in some way? According to Dr. Colleen Boyle, mentorships offer many benefits to gifted learners. In this lesson, Dr. Boyle will teach you how to establish mentorships that will support your gifted learners’ social and emotional needs, model desired scholarly behaviors, provide opportunities for in-depth study in their areas of interest, and expose them to various career paths. 

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  • Presenters: Dr. Susan Rakow, OAGC
    Core Area: ODE Teacher Competency a, d; Learner Development and Individual Learning Differences 1.2; Instructional Planning and Strategies 5.5; OAGC Differentiation
    Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 2


    Gifted learners may struggle with executive functioning skills such as organization, time management, flexibility, sustained attention, and task initiation. Join Dr. Susan Rakow, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who focuses on guiding gifted children and families through the challenges of giftedness, for this 2-hour course and discover the neurological basis of executive functioning skills and strategies for supporting the development of these crucial skills for learning.



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  • Presenters: Karen Rumley & Carol Sparber, OAGC
    Core Area: Learner Development and Individual Learning Differences 1.1, 1.2; Curricular Content Knowledge 3.2; Instructional Planning and Strategies 5.1; ODE Teacher Competency a, b, c, d, e; OAGC Differentiation
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Discover how to give your twice-exceptional students the tools they need to thrive. In this course, created by the Ohio Association for Gifted Children (OAGC), educators Karen Rumley and Carol Sparber draw on years of experience to challenge common assumptions about what it means to be twice-exceptional and how to best help your students learn. You’ll learn about the characteristics of twice-exceptional learners and how to use different types of strengths-based instruction to support your students. 


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