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Gifted and Talented Education

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Levi Patrick
Assistant Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction

2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: 405-522-3525

In 1981, Oklahoma became the seventeenth state to mandate educational services for students identified as gifted and talented.  This was done through the enactment of Title 70 O.S. Sections 1210.301-307 (Senate Bill 214).  Oklahoma’s funding comes through the state aid formula and is a weight of .34 for each student identified and served in gifted and talented education.

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Gifted and Talented Webinars

Title | Date | Time Description

Virtual Book Study

For the 2019-20 school year, Gifted and Talented teachers across Oklahoma will have the opportunity to choose Family Engagement as their PL Focus and receive free professional development opportunities with monthly live webinars.

We will be using the book "Engage Every Family" by Steve Constantino for our book study. This will be a virtual book study meeting online once a month. Dr. Constantino has provided us with multiple resources that we will use as we read through this book together and focus on his Engage Every Family: 5 Simple Practices so purchasing the book is not necessary to join these monthly discussions. 

Please click on the dates above to register for the webinars. All webinars will be recorded.

Completing your 2019 Gifted Education Report 

Tuesday, September 24, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Every October district leaders must complete their annual Gifted Education Report. This year, we have made the report more user-friendly and added in new options so districts have the latest information from the WAVE at their fingertips. Join Robbyn Glinsmann as she walks you through the new report and answers questions.       

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Revising your District Gifted Education Plan 

Tuesday, March 5, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

When was the last time your district's Gifted Education Plan was revised? Come hear from other district leaders in Oklahoma who have successfully updated their Gifted Education Plan recently and learn about their processes, including how to include your Local Action Committee, getting feedback from vital stakeholders, and creating a robust plan that enriches the curriculum and creates high expectations.       

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Revising your District Testing Protocol

Tuesday, April 2, 3:330 - 4:30 p.m.

Spring is when many districts across the state use an assessment to identify gifted students and qualify them for services but are you using the best assessment possible? Come look at research and the latest assessments available to make an informed decision of the best assessment available to serve your students and meet the needs of all learners.  

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Oklahoma Gifted Education Specialist Certification

On May 24, 2012, the Oklahoma State Board of Education approved Standards and Competencies for gifted education, as well as the Oklahoma Gifted Education Specialist (OGES) Certification. This is an additional certification area that will be available to earn for those individuals that desire to do so.  


Annual Report of Gifted and Talented Education



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Last updated on July 1, 2020