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Gifted Education Institutes

Join Us at Otterbein University this spring and summer!

Gifted Education Institute 1 meets the 15 hours of professional development in gifted education outlined by Ohio’s Operating Standards for Identifying and Serving Students Who are Gifted. Gifted Education Institutes 1 and 2 meet 30 of a total 60 hours of professional development required over four years. Certificates of completion will be provided.

The Institute is organized in four modules - identification of gifted students, characteristics of gifted students, higher-level thinking and complexity, and curriculum design for gifted education.  All activities and topics are aligned to the Ohio Association for Gifted Children's (OAGC) position statement, What is Gifted High Quality Professional Development?

Gifted Education Institute Dates:

Dates: Gifted Education Institute 1: Saturdays; Jan. 12, Jan. 26, Feb. 9, 2019

(Feb. 23 make-up class for snow day, if needed)

Institute 2: Saturdays; April 13, April 27, May 11, 2019


Institute 1: 9 a.m to 2:30 p.m.

Institute 2: 9 a.m to 2:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Otterbein University
FORMAT: Workshops, Small-group Activities, Direct Instruction
COST OF THE INSTITUTE: $200 for one Institute; $300 for both Institutes
INSTRUCTORS: Three coordinator of gifted education programs and other experts in the gifted education field with over 70 years of gifted education teaching and administration experience between them.



1-credit: Participate in the 15-hour Institute and earn 1 semester hour of graduate credit while also working toward the requirement of the state’s new gifted operating standards of an initial 15 hours of professional development in order to provide service to gifted learners. 

2-credit: Participate in both Institutes and earn 2 semester hours of graduate credit while also working toward the requirements of the state’s new gifted operating standards of 30 hours total of professional development (required over two years) in order to provide service to gifted learners.

Cost of Graduate Credit: $200 per credit hour

For More Information Contact:

Dr. Daniel Cho, Director of Graduate Programs
Amy Featherstone, Graduate Education Advisor