The Decision to Accelerate – From Start to Finish


Presenter: Angela Osborne, OAGC
Core Area: Learning Environments 2.4; Instructional Planning and Strategies 5.1; ODE Teacher Competencies a, c, f, g; OAGC Acceleration
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 5

If you’re thinking about accelerating a gifted student, the process can seem mysterious and overwhelming. Many myths exist about acceleration, and in this 4-hour course, educator Angela Osborne shares data-driven facts about acceleration and gives examples from her own experiences. After taking this course, you’ll be able to confidently navigate the entire acceleration process from start to finish.  

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Academic acceleration is one of the most impactful strategies for meeting the needs of gifted learners. For educators considering acceleration, the process can seem difficult, and many don’t know where to begin.

In this course, education expert Angela Osborne leads participants through the process from start to finish. Ms. Osborne explores the myths many believe about acceleration and reviews a data-driven process for making placement decisions. The course also includes an overview of Ohio’s acceleration policy.

This 5-hour course is the perfect tool for educators to refer to throughout their careers whenever you encounter a student who may need to be accelerated. You’ll learn about:

  • What acceleration is
  • Who makes a good candidate for acceleration
  • Common myths and the truth about acceleration
  • The question of maturity
  • Pathways to acceleration
  • Acceleration alternatives
After taking this in-depth course, you’ll be able to confidently navigate the acceleration process and explain it to parents and students.

This course applies to the following standards:

NAGC Standards 2.4, 5.1
ODE Competencies a, f, g

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

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