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Introductory Gifted Education Institutes

Join Us at Otterbein University this summer!

The Introductory Gifted Education Institute meets the 15 hours of professional development (required in one year) in gifted education outlined by Ohio’s Operating Standards for Identifying and Serving Students Who are Gifted. The Introductory and Advanced Institutes together meet the 30 hours of professional development (required over two years). These Institutes also coincide with Otterbein’s “Essex” program for teens who are gifted, giving teachers a unique opportunity to observe gifted education in-action, to learn strategies for teaching gifted students, and to apply new knowledge right away.

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?

Introductory and Advanced Gifted Education Institute Dates: June 18 - 22, 2018

TIMES: Introductory: Mon. and Tues., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Weds., 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Advanced:  Weds., 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.; Thurs. and Fri., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m
LOCATION: Otterbein University Towers Hall room 110
FORMAT: Workshops, Small-group Activities, Direct Instruction
COST OF THE INSTITUTE: $200 for one Institute; $279 for both Institutes

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