Presenter: Karen Rumley
Core Area:
Assessment 4.4; ODE Teacher Competency f, g, h; OAGC WEPs
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

In this course, Karen Rumley, Director of Instruction at Kent City Schools, dives deep into the world of Written Education Plans, or WEPs. Since each gifted student is required to have a WEP, it’s important for educators to understand what WEPs are and how they fit into gifted instruction. After taking this course, you’ll know how to create WEPs that meet educational requirements and equip your students for success.  

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Dive into the world of Written Education Plans in this informative course presented by OAGC. A Written Education Plan, or WEP, is a document that defines formal services for identified gifted students, and your school must have one for each gifted student. In this course, Karen Rumley, Director of Instruction at Kent City Schools, will give educators a big-picture overview of what WEPs are and why they are so important.

After taking this course, you’ll be equipped with the tools you need to confidently create WEPs that help each of your gifted students achieve their goals. You’ll also discover best practices for approaching WEPs and examples of WEPs in action.

In this course you’ll learn:

  • Why WEPs are important for your students
  • How to understand the central elements of WEPs
  • Flexible WEP options between districts
  • How to define gifted services
ODE Competencies: f, g, h
NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards: 4.4

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

Presenter Bio

Karen Rumley is the past president of the Ohio Association for Gifted Children. She is the director of instruction with Kent City Schools and formerly a consultant with the Summit County Educational Service Center, specializing in gifted services and programming as well as secondary English language arts and social studies. She has coordinated gifted programs for eight years and is the past secretary of the OAGC governing and executive boards. She is also the co-chair of OAGC Annual Fall Conference. She and her husband, Eric, live near Ravenna and enjoy travel, reading, and training in Kung Fu. 

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91 reviews for What’s a WEP? Written Education Plans for Gifted Children

  1. Rachel – DRIPPING SPRINGS ISD (verified owner)

    Helpful in getting an idea of what WEP is.

  2. Corinne – FLOUR BLUFF ISD (verified owner)

    Best ever. I have been waiting for a course like this!

  3. Kelly – MARION CITY (verified owner)

    Nice overview of WEPs

  4. Detra R. – SPRING ISD (verified owner)

    Great Overview!

  5. Todd – WORTHINGTON CITY (verified owner)

    Rumley was the best GT Ignite I have watched.

  6. Jeanne – 588 Co-op (verified owner)

    Wonderful explaination! Thank you!

  7. Lorie – WASHINGTON LOCAL (verified owner)

    Straight forward, no nonsense information about WEPs.

  8. Kristyna – MECHANICSBURG EXEMPTED VILLAGE (verified owner)

    It was very broad. If you know what WEP stands for, then you don’t need to watch this video.

  9. Abigail – SAN BENITO CISD (verified owner)

    This was a very informative course and very helpful for writing WEPs.


    Good course

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