Professional learning resources to support Ohio’s revised Gifted Operating Standards available
In March 2017, the State Board of Education approved revisions to Ohio’s Gifted Operating Standards. Under the revisions, general education teachers who are designated providers of gifted education services must receive high-quality professional development in gifted education.
This professional development must meet eight gifted education competencies and include a minimum of 30 clock hours during year one and a minimum of 30 clock hours during year two, with additional clock hours in subsequent years. To help Ohio school districts meet these requirements, the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC) offers free professional learning resources developed by nationally recognized experts in gifted education. Districts can use the resources for individual or group-based learning. Learn more here.