In this course, educator Dr. Colleen Boyle dives into the reasons behind the lack of support for these students and gives practical ideas to bridge the gap that you can start using in your classroom today.
After taking this course, you will have the tools you need to:
- Describe the diverse nature of Ohio’s student population
- Recognize the unique challenges of gifted student identification
- Implement strategies for improving gifted student identification
- Address the needs of diverse gifted learners
Click here for a leader’s guide created by the Ohio Association for the Gifted and Talented.
Dr. Colleen Boyle is the president of the Ohio Association for Gifted Children. She has been an educator for more than 20 years, nearly all in gifted education in schools in Ohio and Texas as well as with the Department of Defense Education Activity. Dr. Boyle holds a B.S. in elementary education, an M.Ed. in gifted education and educational administration, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology. She currently serves as a supervisor of gifted and talented programs with Columbus City Schools. Dr. Boyle is a past president of Gifted Coordinators of Central Ohio. She enjoys working with educators and families to plan appropriate interventions for gifted learners. Her research interests include the social-emotional aspects of gifted learners, educational and psychological assessment, and giftedness within families. Dr. Boyle enjoys traveling and doting on her twin niece and nephew whenever she gets the chance.