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Gifted professional development requirements revised

The state board approved revised clock hours and ​the ​timeline for implementation of professional development requirements for general educators designated by their district to provide gifted service. See the rule changes.

ODE asking for your fingerprints? Don't panic

If you receive a letter from the Ohio Department of Education asking you to get fingerprinted even though you do not believe you are due for fingerprinting, do not panic. You are not in trouble. Your license is not in immediate jeopardy. ODE has found a small percentage of licensed educators who are not enrolled in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Rapback system and their fingerprints are needed. The department is currently working to correct this situation. Learn more.

General education teachers do not need gifted PD

OFT members are asking us whether legislation requires any teacher who has a gifted child in his or her classroom to complete 30 hours of professional development on educating gifted students. The short answer is ... 

ODE asking for your fingerprints? Don't panic

If you receive a letter from the Ohio Department of Education asking you to get fingerprinted even though you do not believe you are due for fingerpinting, do not panic. You are not in trouble. Your license is not in immediate jeopardy. ODE has found a small percentage of licensed educators who are not enrolled in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Rapback system and their fingerprints are needed. The department is currently working to correct this situation. Learn more.