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OAGC Executive Director

The Ohio Association for Gifted Children (OAGC) seeks to promote and support the development of gifted students through dissemination of information, advocacy on their behalf, encouragement of affiliate organizations, and to promote research and education for gifted children. OAGC is seeking applicants for the Executive Director position. The Executive Director provides leadership to the organization and works alongside the OAGC’s Governing Board to advance the mission of the organization. Please see the full job description below for responsibilities and qualifications. Interested candidates should submit an application and resume to ohiogifted@gmail.com no later than October 23, 2022. Full job description is here: docs.google.com/document/d/1i7uedO1uWh9kjkyy5kkue9IETNGKvhr2ORi2t2BVKRU/edit
Submitted by: Heather Kardeen

Gifted Intervention Specialist for Columbiana County ESC

Job Description K-6 Gifted Intervention Specialist (GIS) REPORTS TO: Gifted Supervisor
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Gifted intervention specialists employed by the Columbiana County Educational Service Center Governing Board will be contracted to provide gifted services in school districts. Gifted intervention specialists will be assigned to work with identified gifted students who attend schools within the district. Types of service will be outlined by a Written Education Plan (WEP). The district administration and the gifted supervisor shall decide service options, which might include regular classroom cluster grouping, pull-out programs, inclusion, acceleration, or advanced studies.
The Gifted Intervention Specialist shall: 1. Instruct identified gifted students: a. Write and implement comprehensive WEP’s that define the students’ learning needs. b. Effectively connect lesson plan objectives to individual WEP objectives. c. Connect learning objectives with Ohio content standards and best-practice gifted strategies. d. Engage students in meaningful learning strategies using differentiated instruction, and higher-order thinking skills. e. Design high quality pre, formative, and summative assessments that support and evaluate instruction and learning and analyze the data to measure student progress.
2. Provide an appropriate learning environment: a. Creates and maintains a positive, engaging, and inclusive classroom environment. b. There is an opportunity for individual and group activity and social engagement. c. There is variety of instructional activities, including STEM and/or STEAM and other resources for all types of learners. d. Maintains appropriate discipline.
3. Communicates effectively: a. Maintains records on individual students, including written education plans, progress reports, and assessment data. b. Maintains effective communication with the ESC, district administrators, district teachers, and parents.
4. Professionalism: a. Displays positive interpersonal professional relationships with co-workers, district administration and staff and parents. b. Attends CCESC staff meetings and district building meetings as needed. c. Participates in professional growth activities related to giftedness, differentiated instruction, STEM and/or STEAM, and data analysis. d. Maintains an approved LPDC plan and Professional Growth Plan (PGP) on file, identifying current professional goals. e. Participates in all required ESC and district professional development. f. Performs duties as assigned by a supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS: – Gifted and Talented endorsement is preferred. – Elementary and/or Middle School licensure and experience is preferred. – For those who do not have their gifted endorsement, the employee will need to work on obtaining their gifted endorsement. – Strong STEM and/or STEAM background is preferred.
DEADLINE FOR APPLYING: Friday, June 17, 2022 or until the position is filled
Interested candidates should complete an application (located on the CCESC website under “Employment Opportunities” and send it, along with a letter of interest and resume, to: Marie Williams, Director of Teaching and Learning mwilliams@ccesc.k12.oh.us 38720 Saltwell Rd. Lisbon, OH 44432
Submitted by: Kimberly Mayer

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