Presenter: Karen Rumley
Core Area: Instructional Planning and Strategies 5.5; ODE Teacher Competency f, g, h; OAGC WEPs
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1 

Give your WEPs a boost with these practical tips and examples from expert educator Karen Rumley. A Written Education Plan, or WEP, defines the services that are being provided for each gifted student in your classroom. In this course, you’ll learn how to create and implement WEPs that help your gifted students reach specific and meaningful goals.  

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Are you ready to become a WEP genius? A Written Education Plan, or WEP, defines the services that are being provided for each gifted student in your classroom. These goals are unique to your students and help them reach specific, meaningful goals.

In this course, educator Karen Rumley uses her years of expertise in gifted education to help teachers create and implement WEPs that meet standards and are effective.

This 1-hour course will help you gain a deeper understanding of topics like:

  • Clarifying the components of WEPs
  • Developing WEP goals that are meaningful for guiding the growth of gifted students
  • Developing WEP goals that address specific social and emotional needs of gifted students
  • Examples of how to write a SMART goal for WEPs

After taking this course, you’ll be able to confidently create WEPs that empower your gifted students to thrive. 

ODE Teacher competencies: f, g, h
NAGC Teacher Preparation Standard: 5.5

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

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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13 reviews for Making WEPs Matter

  1. Brittany – MARION CITY (verified owner)

    It was very informative on how to write a WEP

  2. Claudia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative!

  3. Shanee – East Muskingum Local Schools (verified owner)

    I feel that this course made me reflect more on what I need to do as the general education teacher in regards to goal writing on WEPs and the collaboration I need to have with the GIS.

  4. Tammie – East Muskingum Local Schools (verified owner)

    Gives some good details about writing a wep

  5. Lynne – Pilot (verified owner)

    I came in wanting to learn how to write the WEP, but now, I am more confused than before the course.

  6. Carrie – MARION CITY (verified owner)

    It was a little lengthy.

  7. Brittini – MARION CITY (verified owner)

    This was helpful as a guide in WEP writing, using the SMART goal process as a guide.

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