On August 2 and 3, 2023, educators from Jackson City, Wellston City, Vinton County Local, Gallia County Local, Chesapeake Local, and Southeastern Local came together for a professional development training in gifted education at Jackson High School. The summer academy was led by renowned educator Dr. Richard Cash who provided a platform for teachers and administrators from various school districts to gain valuable insights into the field of gifted education. By participating in this academy, teachers and administrators had the opportunity to learn about advanced classroom strategies specifically aimed at enhancing the educational experiences of gifted students.
The Gifted Education Professional Development supported participants in obtaining the 15 required contact hours of high-quality professional development to be a service provider for gifted learners. The professional development was aligned with the Ohio Department of Education Competencies. The collaboration among the local school districts and the Gallia-Vinton ESC proved to be a success. All of those involved look forward to supporting teachers with future trainings in gifted education.