• Presenter: Erin Muck
    Core Area:
    Learner Development and Individual Learning Differences 1.2; Learning Environments 2.1, 2.2; ODE Teacher Competency a; OAGC Differentiation
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    If you’ve ever pulled your hair out in frustration as you watched one of your students take 30 minutes to complete a classroom activity that took another student 10 seconds, this is the course for you. Erin Muck shows you how to offer students autonomy, choice, and differentiation through a centers approach to language arts she calls “The READ System.”  



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  • Presenters: Lori Dreyer & Lindsay Slamer, OAGC
    Core Area: ODE Teacher Competencies a, b, c; Learning Environments 2.1, 2.2; Curricular Content Knowledge 3.2; Assessment 4.5; Instructional Planning and Strategies 5.1, 5.5
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Hosting a Socratic Seminar is an effective way of helping students feel empowered by their participation in classroom discussions. During this 1-hour course, participants will join Lori Dreyer, the Elementary Gifted Liaison for Springboro 
    Schools, and Lindsay Slamer, the Gifted Intervention Specialist for Springboro Schools, to explore the elements and benefits of hosting a Socratic Seminar in their own classrooms.  


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  • Presenter: Alesha Haybin, OAGC
    Core Area: ODE Teacher Competencies a, b, c; OAGC Differentiation; Learning Environments 2.1, 2.2; Curricular Content Knowledge 3.2; Assessment 4.5; Instructional Planning and Strategies 5.1, 5.5
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Learning contracts can help students work on relevant tasks at all times without requiring individual instruction from their teachers. In this 1-hour course presented by Alesha Haybin, the Coordinator of Gifted Services at the Licking County ESC, participants will learn the features of quality learning contracts, practical strategies for using learning contracts, and tools to help students succeed while using learning contracts.  

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  • 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: Tara Toft, Dr. Julie McDonald, OAGC
    Core Area: ODE Teacher Competencies a, b, c; Assessment 2.5.2; Curriculum Planning and Instruction 3.1.6; Programming 5.1.1
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Curriculum compaction is much more than just moving more quickly through content. It’s about setting your gifted students up for success. In this 1-hour course, presenters Tara Toft and Dr. Julie McDonald share the process for compacting curriculum to ensure mastery of grade-level content standards and preparation for advanced standards in future years. 


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  • Presenter: Jen Molitor
    Core Area: Curricular Content Knowledge 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4; Instructional Planning and Strategies 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5; ODE Teacher Competency a, b; OAGC Differentiation
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Does differentiation overwhelm you? Differentiation is an important part of making sure that each of your student’s needs is being met. But you don’t need to create a unique lesson plan for every student in order to differentiate effectively. In this one-hour course, Jen Molitor will teach educators how to create choice boards that offer your students a variety of exercises and activities to complete for each lesson. Come and discover how choice boards can make differentiation easier.

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  • Presenters: Heather Clark, OAGC
    Core Area: ODE Teacher Competency a, b; OAGC HOTS; Curricular Content Knowledge 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4; Instructional Planning and Strategies 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5
    Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Critical and creative thinking are necessary elements of a classroom designed for all learners, especially to challenge gifted students who can struggle with divergent thinking. Join Heather Clark, the Gifted Coordinator for the Licking County Educational Service Center, for this 1-hour course to learn the defining features of divergent and convergent thinking, the strengths and weaknesses of each, and how to incorporate each type of thinking into classroom instruction.  


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  • Presenters: Dr. Jennifer Lorch, Emily Savidge
    Core Area: Assessment 4.2, 4.4; Instructional Planning and Strategies 5.2; ODE Teacher Competency f,  g, h; OAGC Differentiation
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Come and discover how to grade your differentiated lessons in a fair and accurate way. In this course, you’ll learn about grading tips and get real-life examples from educators Emily Savage and Dr. Jennifer Lorch. After taking this course, you’ll be able to easily create a grading plan for your differentiated lessons.

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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: Todd Stanley, OAGC
    Core Area: Instructional Planning and Strategies 5.2, ODE Teacher Competencies a, f; OAGC Professional Growth
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    You don’t have to be an IT professional to use technology well in your classroom. In this 1-hour course, learn from educator Todd Stanley how to stay current with technology. Discover how to use technology for student assessments, planning, and delivery, and to enrich learning in every subject. 


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  • Presenters: Karen Rumley
    Core Area: Curricular Content Knowledge 3.1, ODE Teacher Competency a, b, c; OAGC HOTS
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 6


    When gifted students are engaged in learning, they thrive. The secret to engaging them in the classroom lies in differentiation. In this 6-hour course, educators will learn how to recognize common myths about differentiation and explore major elements of differentiated learning approaches.

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  • Presenter: Vickie Briercheck
    Core Area: Curricular Content Knowledge 3.1, Instructional Planning and Strategies 5.1, ODE Teacher Competency a, b, c; OAGC HOTS
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 3


    Using complex material in the classroom is different than giving more advanced work. In this 3-hour course, educators will discover how to use seven frameworks of complexity to challenge students and broaden their learning. Learn practical ways to add more complex material in your instruction and help your students grow.

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  • 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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  • Presenter: Heather Clark, OAGC
    Core Area: ODE Teacher Competency a, c, f, g; OAGC Differentiation; Curricular Content Knowledge 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4; Assessment 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5; Instructional Planning and Strategies 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 2


    Gifted learners often already know much of what is going to be taught during lessons, or can learn the content more quickly than average learners. Join Heather Clark, the Gifted Coordinator for the Licking County ESC for this 2-hour course and learn strategies for determining what students already know and if they are ready to have their learning compacted. Participants will also learn to use tools to organize alternative learning tasks in lieu of compacted content and explore activities and strategies for engaging learners at every level.


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  • Presenters: Karen Rumley
    Core Area: Curricular Content Knowledge 3.1, ODE Teacher Competency a, b, c; OAGC Lesson Design
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Are you ready to give your lesson design skills a boost? After taking this informative course from the Ohio Association for Gifted Children, educators will begin to develop a toolbox of various approaches for differentiated instruction. Discover techniques for creative thinking, research methods, cooperative learning options, and more. Whether you have many years of teaching under your belt or this is your first year in the classroom, this course will challenge and inspire you to become a better teacher.  

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  • Presenter: Karen Rumley
    Core Area: Instructional Planning and Strategies 5.5; ODE Teacher Competency f, g, h; OAGC WEPs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1 


    Give your WEPs a boost with these practical tips and examples from expert educator Karen Rumley. A Written Education Plan, or WEP, defines the services that are being provided for each gifted student in your classroom. In this course, you’ll learn how to create and implement WEPs that help your gifted students reach specific and meaningful goals.  

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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: Colleen Boyle, Ph.D.,OAGC
    Core Area: Learner Development and Individual Learning Differences 1.1, 1.2; Learning Environments 2.3; Assessment 4.1; ODE Teacher Competency e; OAGC Characteristics
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Identifying and providing support for gifted students is an important part of every teacher’s job, but some students from diverse backgrounds are getting left behind. In this course, educator Dr. Colleen Boyle shares which students receive the least support and how to practically change the statistics. Learn how to make sure each of your gifted students thrives. 

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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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  • Presenters: Leanna Ferreira, Jennifer Pennell
    Core Area: Curricular Content Knowledge 3.1, 3.4; ODE Teacher Competency a, f, g; OAGC HOTS
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    It’s important to plan for students who get left behind academically, but do you have a plan for students who aren’t being challenged enough? In this course, educators will learn how to create rigorous lessons that challenge each student. Discover how to promote thinking that goes beyond recalling information and helps students make meaning for themselves. Students who engage in rigorous learning will become great thinkers, not just great test takers.  


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  • Presenter: Kim Frasher, OAGC
    Core Area: ODE Teacher Competency a, b, c; Curricular Content Knowledge 3.2, 3.3, 3.4; Instructional Planning and Strategies 5.1, 5.2; OAGC Differentiation
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 2


    Differentiation requires careful planning in order to meet the needs of gifted learners in a mixed-ability classroom. Join Kim Frasher, Math Gifted Specialist at Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools, and explore a variety of techniques to engage students in mathematical tasks that are appropriate for their independent level of readiness. In this 2-hour course, participants will explore a variety of factors that facilitate differentiation, including the classroom environment, classroom procedures, grouping, and varied work.  


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  • Presenter: Colleen Boyle, Ph.D.
    Core Area: Curricular Content Knowledge 3.3, 3.4; ODE Teacher Competency f, g; OAGC Lesson Design
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Differentiation doesn’t have to be hard! One of the best ways to support differentiation in your classroom is by using pre-assessment, which helps you address the individual needs of your students. In this 1-hour course presented by educator Dr. Colleen Boyle, you will learn about the purpose of pre-assessment and how to use pre-assessment data to plan differentiation in your classroom. Discover how you can improve your instruction using pre-assessment data for differentiation.  


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  • Presenter: Todd Stanley, OAGC
    Core Area: ODE Teacher Competency a, b, c, g; Curricular Content Knowledge 3.2, 3.3; Instructional Planning and Strategies 5.1; OAGC HOTS
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Do you ask high-level questions or hard questions in your classroom? How can you tell the difference? Join Todd Stanley, veteran classroom teacher and current gifted coordinator for Pickerington Local Schools in Ohio to learn how to conduct a classroom audit of your questioning practices and take steps to increase the level of rigor through the questions used to prompt student thinking. In this 1-hour course you’ll explore the differences between questioning levels, how to modify low-level questions, and learn why asking high level questions is important for increasing rigor in your classroom.  


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