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This course was developed to be completed as part of the Gifted Education Professional Development Course. Learn more about the course purpose, content, and structure.

Students who are gifted and advanced learners somehow manage, with or without specific interventions, to achieve at advanced levels on assessments related to the common curriculum specified in Ohio’s Learning Standards. But without continuing access to advanced curriculum, the intellectual development of these students will be unsupported, and their achievement will suffer.

Moreover, even when accelerated, differentiated grade-level instruction at the new level may also be insufficient. These students need access to advanced curriculum to experience intellectual challenge and grow intellectually. That’s why—even with acceleration—access to advanced curriculum is important for students who are gifted and advanced learners.

You can earn credit and contact hours for modules, webinars, and podcasts completed on the OLAC site.

For more information, visit the Credit Corner. If you’re seeking credit for the Gifted Education Professional Development Course or the Culturally Responsive Practices Program courses, you can find that information on the course overview pages.