Gifted Guru: Addressing the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students
Overview: The Gifted Guru, Lisa Van Gemert, is a nationally recognized speaker on gifted education. She is a former teacher, administrator, and parent of gifted children. Her presentations focus on translating research into language and strategies that all educators can use to improve their students' progress and learning.

This session will focus on social and emotional needs of gifted students, including mental health needs and issues. We will also be discussing five-minute SEL interventions with gifted students in addition to improving students' executive functioning skills to build confidence and relationships.

This PD meets core competencies outlined in Ohio's Operating Standards for Gifted Education.

  • Register: Between March 3rd and March 26
  • Coursework: Work at Your Own Pace Between March 15th and April 30th

  • Virtual
  • Link to Google Classroom will be sent to participants when they register.

Contact Hours: A certificate for three contact hours will be issued after the session.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: Administrators and teachers

Contact: For questions about registration, contact Staci McDaniel at

This professional development is being funded by the Ohio Department of Education Prevention Grant initiatives.