Gifted professional development requirements revised

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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. For general educators designated by the district to provide gifted service, the revised requirement is to obtain at least 15 clock hours of gifted PD each year over four years. For AP/IB educators who received certified AP/IB training within the past five years, the revised requirement is to obtain at least 7.5 clock hours of gifted PD each year over four years. See the rule changes.

3301-51-15 (D)(8)(b)(ii)

(a) For general education teachers who do not have certified Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate training as outlined in paragraph (D)(8)(b)(ii)(b) of this rule, at least fifteen clock hours of professional development in gifted education during each year over four years with additional clock hours each year thereafter as determined by the district. Professional development must address the competencies listed in paragraph (D)(8)(b)(i)(a) - (h) of this rule. During the first year of training, the teacher is considered a gifted service provider unless that teacher fails to meet the fifteen clock hours of gifted professional development by the end of the school year. The teacher remains a gifted service provider by meeting the minimum clock hours in each subsequent year.

(b) For general education teachers who are certified Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate teachers who have earned at least twenty-four hours of certified Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate training within the past five years, at least seven and one-half clock hours of professional development in gifted education during each year over four years with additional clock hours each year thereafter as determined by the district. Professional development must address the competencies listed in paragraph (D)(8)(b)(i)(a), (b), (d), (e), and (h) of this rule. During the first year of training, the teacher is considered a gifted service provider unless that teacher fails to meet the seven and one-half clock hours of gifted professional development by the end of the school year. The teacher remains a gifted service provider by meeting the minimum clock hours in each subsequent year.

(c) For general education teachers who are designated providers of gifted education services, any clock hours earned in excess of the minimum in a particular year per paragraph (D)(8)(b)(ii)(a) - (b) of this rule may be counted toward the requirement in any subsequent year.