About the Gifted Program

Gifted education programs and services are designed to develop and maximize a gifted child's unique abilities and enhance personal growth. Supervisors of programs for the gifted make available to school districts the following services:

  • Supporting the identification of high-ability students in the four areas of intellectual, academic, creative and visual/performing arts
  • Developing curriculum for high-ability students reflecting differentiated content, differentiated product, differentiated process, and differentiated learning environment
  • Assisting general classroom teachers in modifying curriculum for more in-depth study or an accelerated pace, and developing appropriate instructional strategies
  • Collaborating with school administrators in selection of appropriate identification tools, staff development, providing information for EMIS reports, and assisting in teacher/program evaluation
  • Coordinating student-centered events

Visit the ODE Gifted Site

Gifted Testing Materials

The NwOESC has some materials available for gifted testing (reusable and limited consumables).  For more information, please contact Sally Kovar at (567) 444-4800 ext. 4849.

Gifted Professional Development

The following professional development opportunities meet the core competences for Ohio's Operating Standards for gifted Education and qualify participants for gifted hours:

Designing Personalized Learning Experiences for Gifted Students
Facilitated by Brian Housand
September 24, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Online Book Study: "Giving Students a Say: Smarter Assessment practices to Empower and Engage"
Starts October 4, 2021

Online Book Study: "Improve Every Lesson Plan with SEL"
Starts February 1, 2022

Additional Gifted articles and book studies are also available. Contact Sally Kovar, Gifted Coordinator, for more information.
To view more professional learning hosted by the Northwest Ohio ESC, go here.
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