Identification of Gifted Students in Ohio

$ 20.00

Presenters: Angela Osborne & Suzanne Palmer
Core Area: Assessment 4.1, 4.2, 4.3; ODE Teacher Competency g; OAGC ID
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Are you confused about identifying gifted students in your classroom? Thankfully, you don’t have to be. In this 1-hour course, discover what rules and laws exist in the state of Ohio for identifying gifted students and learn how to apply those laws to identify the gifted students in your classroom. Use state-approved tools to recognize the variety of abilities and talents of the gifted students in your classroom.

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Gifted students thrive when they have the support and instruction they need. But the first step to helping gifted students is identifying them. Identifying gifted students can seem tricky, but thankfully there are resources that educators can use to aid them. In this 1-hour course, gifted experts Angie Osborne and Suzanne Palmer will teach educators about the tools that are available to them in the state of Ohio for identifying gifted students and how to use those resources in their classrooms.

Learn about the different areas of giftedness and how to provide individualized support for your gifted students. Ms. Osborne and Ms. Palmer will also provide resources to teachers that they can use to educate parents about gifted students. De-mystify gifted identification and learn how to help your gifted students excel.

In this course you will discover:

  • Assessments and checklists for identifying gifted students in Ohio
  • Four areas of gifted education
  • How to provide equal opportunities for gifted identification
  • A real-life example of a gifted student profile
This course is aligned to ODE Teacher Competency g and to the NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3.

Click here for a leader’s guide created by the Ohio Association for the Gifted and Talented.

Angela Osborne is the first vice president of the Ohio Association for Gifted Children. She serves as gifted coordinator for Marion City Schools. Angela earned a BA and MBA prior to discovering her love of teaching. She then completed coursework through Ohio State University and the University of Connecticut to earn her gifted licensure. She has been in the field of education for 15 years, all of which have been passionately focused on working with gifted students. Angela is a member of the Gifted Coordinators of Central Ohio (GCCO) and is currently serving as a representative to the OAGC Governing Board.

Suzanne Palmer is the president-elect of the Ohio Association for Gifted Children. She has been in gifted education for nearly 20 years. She started her teaching career as a gifted intervention specialist with Westerville City Schools in the full-time, self-contained gifted program for grade 5. During that time, Suzanne earned her master’s in gifted and talented development from Ashland University. Suzanne became a national board-certified teacher while teaching in the full-time gifted program and went on to complete her principal’s license through the Ohio State University. Suzanne has served as gifted education coordinator for Westerville City Schools for five years. She is now the gifted services coordinator for Worthington Schools.

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