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. These teachers also receive ongoing support from an educator with gifted licensure or endorsement.

Gifted Education Professional Development Resources

  • Gifted Education Professional Development Resource Guide  This document provides a general overview of the professional development requirements for general education teachers who are designated providers of gifted services. In addition, it includes a list of resources for gifted education professional development opportunities. Please note this is not an exhaustive list. For more specific information regarding professional development requirements for designated providers of gifted services, including FAQs, please review the Implementing the Operating Standards for Identifying and Serving Students Who are Gifted guidance document on the Gifted Education Rules, Regulations and Policies Overview page.
  • Gifted Education Professional Development Documentation Form  This editable form may be used by educators to document gifted education professional development.
  • Carryover of Clock Hours Scenarios  This document provides examples of scenarios regarding the carryover of qualifying gifted education professional development clock hours for designated service providers. 
  • Summary of Required Clock Hours Chart This document provides a summary of gifted education professional development clock hour requirements for designated service providers.

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. 

Last Modified: 10/25/2023 9:00:09 AM