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
An Academic Enrichment Summer Institute for Students in Grades 6th - 8th
June 10 - 14, 2013
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.