Professional Development links and tools for Educators

Browse the following resources to discover the wealth of professional development modules and courses available to enhance your awareness, knowledge, and teaching practices regarding gifted education.


ODE Javits PD Modules

Options include:

1. Strategies for meeting the unique instructional, social and emotional needs of gifted and talented students.
2. Strategies for differentiated instruction to help all students achieve growth.
3. Policies and practices that align to the Ohio Department of Education requirements for gifted identification and service.

FIP Your School Ohio

This resource offers professional learning modules for every grade level, subject area, interest, and experience level. OTES Crosswalk brochures help educators determine which online learning modules best fit their professional growth needs and interests.

ODE Webinars

The Ohio Department of Education's YouTube channel.

INFOhio Digital Library

Tools and resources for all educators and media specialists.

ODE Tools for Teachers

This website link will allow you to sign up for emails from the Ohio Department of Education which will allow you to be updated with relevant professional development information.

Ohio Resource Center

ORC provides professional development that addresses your needs in K−12 content and pedagogy. Programs can be customized to meet your specific needs, or you can choose from a library of current topics.

Gifted and Talented Students Within the Classroom

Videos designed by professionals and gifted organizations to motivate, encourage and support educators in their work with gifted students in the regular classroom setting.


University of Cincinnati - Gifted Intervention Specialist online endorsement program

Cohort program through the U of C working towards a GIS endorsement.

Educational Service Center of Central Ohio

Professional development opportunities available through the ESCCO.

University of Connecticut - Differentiation Webinar

This webinar focuses on adapting and differentiating the regular curriculum to meet the needs of the gifted learner.

Colorado Department of Education Webinar Sessions

G.E.T. (Gifted Education on Tuesday) webinar series on a variety of gifted education topics - G.E.T. sessions 2014 -15; select from choices listed on right side of this website link.

Gifted Intervention Specialist Programs Ohio

This link lists area universities that offer GIS endorsement programs.