High Quality Professional Development (HQPD) for Gifted Service in General Education Settings

The Operating Standards for Identifying and Serving Students Who are Gifted require general education teachers who are designated providers of gifted education services to receive high-quality professional development in gifted education. This professional development must meet eight gifted education competencies and include a minimum of thirty clock hours during year one and a minimum of thirty clock hours during year two with additional clock hours in subsequent years. These teachers also receive ongoing support from an educator with gifted licensure or endorsement.

Gifted Education Professional Development Resources


Guidelines for Establishing Successful Professional Development Systems

Effective professional development that increases educator effectiveness and student learning:
  • Occurs within a collaborative culture in which all share collective responsibility for continuous improvement; 
  • Is advanced by leaders who prioritize professional learning and develop the capacity and structures to support it; 
  • Is supported by resources; 
  • Is data-based, and uses data for planning, assessment and evaluation; 
  • Represents best-practice models and theories of adult learning and active engagement; 
  • Is research-based, using what is known about change to sustain implementation; and 
  • Focuses on specific goals and aligns outcomes with existing educator and student standards. 
To learn more  about evaluating and providing opportunities for high quality professional development, please visit the Ohio Department of Education's Ohio Standards for Professional Development page. 

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