Meeting the Needs of Ohio’s Diverse Learners


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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Ohio is a state with a diverse range of students, but studies are showing that not all students are getting their educational needs met. There are huge discrepancies between services being provided to different categories of students, especially in the area of Ohio’s gifted student population.

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
ODE Competency: e
NAGC Standards: 1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 4.1

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

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118 reviews for Meeting the Needs of Ohio’s Diverse Learners

  1. Kristen – YOUNGSTOWN CITY SCHOOLS (verified owner)

    Really interesting information presented

  2. Amy – YOUNGSTOWN CITY SCHOOLS (verified owner)

    I think the speaker outlined the subject matter well.

  3. Veronica – EASTERN LOCAL (verified owner)

    The information on twice exceptional learners I felt was very informational.

  4. Leah – East Knox Local (verified owner)


  5. Charles – CINCINNATI CITY (verified owner)


  6. John – Centerburg Local (verified owner)

    Really like this thought provoking session.

  7. Ellen – Centerburg Local (verified owner)

    As a teacher in a small town, I did not get much useful info from this course.

  8. Shannon – WESTERN BROWN LOCAL (verified owner)

    I like how I can complete at my own pace.

  9. Julianne – WESTERN BROWN LOCAL (verified owner)

    Informative information

  10. Sarah – FAYETTEVILLE-PERRY LOCAL (verified owner)


  11. Gabrielle – WESTERN BROWN LOCAL (verified owner)

    The class gave great information and was easy to follow.

  12. Vicki – BEAVERCREEK CITY (verified owner)

    Very good information about what types of students we have in Ohio and the challenges gifted students may face as a result of their environment.

  13. Claudia – RIPLEY-UNION-LEWIS-HUNTINGTON LOCAL (verified owner)

    This course is very interesting. All educators should take it and do reviews throughout the year to stay up today in the subject

  14. William – CIRCLEVILLE CITY (verified owner)

    It was informative.

  15. Julie – WESTERN BROWN LOCAL (verified owner)

    This course was helpful in learning Ohio’s typology regarding gifted identification.

  16. Abby – CIRCLEVILLE CITY (verified owner)

    The course of

  17. Karen – Coshocton City Schools (verified owner)

    I truly learned from this course = thank you!

  18. Hailey – RIPLEY-UNION-LEWIS-HUNTINGTON LOCAL (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this course.

  19. Woodrow – RIPLEY-UNION-LEWIS-HUNTINGTON LOCAL (verified owner)

    Very informative

  20. Gary – YOUNGSTOWN CITY SCHOOLS (verified owner)

    Good information, relevant

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