Gifted and Talented Education

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Leah Murphy, PhD
Director of Gifted and Talented Programs

2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105 


Welcome to the Gifted and Talented Education Home Page!

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 1210.301-308.  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.

Key Information and Updates (New!) 

2023-2024 Advanced Placement Materials Grant 

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is offering a one-time materials grant for all AP educators. This grant is available to any teacher who teachers an existing AP course or who will begin a new AP course in the 2023-2024 school year. The maximum award for this grant is $25,000. 

The full Request for Proposals is available here!

To apply, please complete your proposal at this link:

A copy of the Assurances Statement must be signed and attached on the form. The Statement can be found here. 

Proposals are due April 21, 2023. Award announcements will be May 10, 2023. 

For questions, please contact Leah Murphy, Director of AP at


UPDATE: GT Expenditure Reports are no longer due August 1st! HB1968 was signed into legislation on April 28, 2021, amending the duplicative reporting of the GT expenditure report. Now, districts submit their Program 251 and 252 reports through Oklahoma Cost Accounting System (OCAS).

If you are NEW to Gifted and Talented, visit the District Coordinator's Manual - UPDATED for 2021-2022.

Join us for our Monthly GT Coordinator Meetings held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 3pm via Zoom. Register here to receive calendar invitations and reminders!

FY23 (current year) allocations are available HERE! To view previous year allocations click HERE.

GT Teacher Training Webinar Series

We are excited to offer a 4-part webinar series for all teachers, instructional coaches, counselors, and administrators in the state on the basics of GT. Each session is approximately 60 minutes in length. The videos are about 45 minutes and include places for sharing, reflecting, and discussing within small groups. Upon completion of a session or the series, participants can complete this GT Teacher Training Certificate Form to receive a professional development certificate. For more information or questions regarding teacher training or your certificate, please email

Click the link below to begin the interactive training session!

1. Session 1: An Introduction to Gifted and Talented

2. Session 2: The Identification of Gifted and Talented Students

3. Session 3: Gifted and Talented Programming

4. Session 4: Instructional Strategies

Ready Together Oklahoma 

  • Visit the Ready Together Oklahoma page for information on statewide initiatives, guidance documents, resources, and webinars that create an action plan for supporting students through the pandemic and beyond. 

Helpful Documents

Previous Gifted and Talented Webinars

Title | Date | Time Description
Gifted and Talented Directors' Virtual Meeting

Every third Thursday at 3:00 p.m.


SY2021-22 Dates:

August 19th

September 16th

October 21st

November 18th

December 16th

January 20th

February 17th

April 21st

May 19th

The monthly GT Directors' Virtual Meeting is a great opportunity to connect with other teachers and coordinators around the state. We are always learning about key issues that impact GT students and ensuring our local plans are best designed to support our GT learners. We hope to see you there! Register here.



View recent webinar recordings below: 

February 2022

January 2022

December 2021

September 2021

August 2021

July 2021



Completing your 2019 Gifted Education Report 

(Recorded on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 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.       

View Recording
View Slides

Revising your District Gifted Education Plan 

(Recorded on 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 

(Recorded on 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.  

View Recording

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. 

Annual Report of Gifted and Talented Education


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Last updated on March 3, 2023