All sessions are designed to meet ODE Operating Standards competencies for teachers of Gifted Students.
Each hybrid module is comprised of 10 hours of contact time -
- 2 hours - online assignments including real-time discussion with Ohio State University faculty member through Google Classroom, and data collection prior to class
- 6 hours - face-to-face time classroom time with a certified gifted instructor and Ohio State University faculty member.
- 2 hours - participants implement teaching strategies in their classroom and use online platform to provide data and evidence of teaching. They then attend a webinar to discuss their experiences.
Description: Gifted learners have unique needs. This module explores ways to differentiate mathematics instruction based on a student’s readiness, knowledge and skill level, including using accelerated content, complexity, depth, challenge, creativity and abstractness (meets Competency (a)). Participants will learn to modify the learning process through strategies such as curriculum compacting, and to select alternative assignments and projects using shared experiences and as well as considering individual student needs (meets Competency (c)).
Sept. 20 or Jan. 17
Description: Meeting the Nature and Needs of the Gifted Learner. Participants in this module will learn to recognize and respond to characteristics and needs of gifted students and to develop a mathematical classroom environment/experience that creates safe and culturally responsive learning environments (meets Competency (e)). Participants will also learn to select, adapt, or create a variety of differentiated curricula that incorporate advanced, conceptually challenging, in-depth, distinctive and complex content (meets Competency (b)), such as cluster grouping, inquiry strategies, experiential learning/student choice, and curriculum compacting.
Oct. 18 or Feb. 21
Description: In this module, participants will learn to select, adapt, or create a variety of differentiated curricula that incorporate advanced, conceptually challenging, in-depth, distinctive and complex content; (meets Competency (b)). Exploring different types of assessments - formal and informal - participants will gain the ability to select, use, and interpret technically sound assessments for the purposes of assessing student knowledge, academic decision making, effectively analyzing data to drive instruction in order to meet the needs of the gifted student (meets Competency (g)).
Nov. 15 or March 21
Cost is $100 per module.
To register: go.osu.edu/giftedpd
Classroom dates - choose one date per module.
Classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Ohio State Mansfield campus.
A three-day program encompassing all three modules is offered July 23-25.
Contact Dr. Terri Bucci at 419-755-4243 for more information.