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.

Presenter Bio

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 B.A. and MBA prior to discovering her love of teaching. She then completed coursework through the 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. Suzanne started her teaching career as a gifted intervention specialist with Westerville City Schools in the fulltime, self-contained gifted program for grade 5. During that time, she 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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98 reviews for Identification of Gifted Students in Ohio

  1. Chris – Coshocton City Schools (verified owner)

    The information is important and was presented clearly.

  2. Kim – COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    This was very informative

  3. Mary – MARION CITY (verified owner)

    This was a great introduction to gifted policies in Ohio. Very relevant!

  4. Meagan – MARION CITY (verified owner)

    This course had many valuable resources to have for a later date.

  5. Angela – NORWALK CITY (verified owner)

    Very informative about Gifted Services in Ohio. Very useful.

  6. Allison – MARION CITY (verified owner)

    A good refresher of general information regarding gifted identification and service. Much of the information I was familiar with, but appreciated the review.

  7. Leah – MARION CITY (verified owner)

    It was informative but did not provide much new information from what I already knew prior to taking this course.

  8. Lauren – WORTHINGTON CITY (verified owner)

    This was REALLY helpful information – this process was somewhat of a mystery to me, and this is excellent information for teachers so that they can inform their parents and students.

  9. Rebecca – COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    Informative as to Ohio’s identification of GT students

  10. Todd – WORTHINGTON CITY (verified owner)

    This course was very helpful. The information was presented in a clear and concise manner.

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