The Lorain County Consortium for Gifted...
...which has as its fiscal agent the Educational Service Center of Lorain County, is responsible for the planning, implementation, ongoing development and evaluation of differentiated programs and services for identified gifted students in Lorain County. The majority of the districts in Lorain County receive gifted services from the Consortium.
Mary Lou Kaminski
(440) 324-5777 ext. 1135
Feel free to contact either Mary Lou or Carissa
with any questions you may have.
(440) 324-5777 ext. 1158
Education High Ability Youth in Middle School
May 20, 2013 - 8:30am - 3:00pm
Audience: Middle School Teachers and Administrators
Presenter: Mary G. Rizza, Ph.D. - Creative Connections Group
8:30 - Registration
9:00 - Noon - Morning Session
Noon - 1:00 - Lunch provided
1:00 - 3:00 - Afternoon Session
Cost: Free to ESC Consortium Districts, $125 non-participants
In this workshop we will explore issues related to working with gifted and high ability students in middle school. In addition, we will learn to differentiate instruction from a conceptual framework that extends the depth and complexity of what you already teach. Participants will apply the strategies learned to the topics and lessons from their current curriculum*.
· Define the parameters for identification of the gifted in Ohio
· Discuss common program strategies for providing instruction to gifted
· Explore differentiation in the middle school classroom
· Understand the concepts of depth and complexity as it relates to the middle
· Create/modify lessons that add depth and complexity to the experiences in
the middle school classroom
* Participants are requested to bring lessons or topics for use during the workshop. We will evaluate the lessons and alter the activities to demonstrate the concepts learned.
An Academic Enrichment Summer Institute for Students in Grades 6th - 8th
June 10 - 14, 2013 - 8:30am - 3:30pm
Lorain County Community College is partnering with the ESC Gifted Consortium for this event. Week-long Programming Options: Forensic Science incorporating STEM.
All groups will interact with peers through daily group reflections and discussions. Students will use 21st century technology skills to present their findings and experiences to other students.
Registration - registration deadline has been extended to May 24
Our Gifted Supervisors offer continual support to teachers and administrators. Monthly Consortium meetings for gifted teachers provide inservice, sharing opportunities and updated/current information in gifted education.
The special events/programs for students are a key feature of the consortium’s services. These programs exist as an exciting, appropriate and rewarding end product of many dedicated hours of learning, planning, and work in various classroom settings.
Mary Lou and Carissa serve eleven school districts in Lorain County and offer services to teachers and students from kindergarten through eighth grade.
During the high school years, the academic focus for the students is supplied via honors and AP classes.
They provide services as described in the Operating Standards for Identifying and Serving Gifted Students; Administrative Code 3301-51-15 which can be found at the Ohio Department of Education web site.
All Children learn at different depths and rates. Children who are identified as gifted by virtue of outstanding abilities in the cognitive and academic areas learn at a rate much faster than others. To be continuous learners, our gifted children need differentiated educational programs and services beyond those normally provided by the regular school program.
Curriculum should provide the flexibility to address the breadth, depth, pace, and demand of learning in the gifted classroom and in the regular classroom. Through using the techniques of differentiation and ascending intellectual demand, emphasis should be placed on developing higher levels of thinking.