HiCapPLUS Professional Learning Modules for Educators
The online modules focus on research-based practices and technical support districts need to provide a comprehensive program of services that comply with state law. Media and materials are adaptable to the time and dynamics of districts, large and small, rural and urban.
HiCapPLUS is designed with three integrated project components:
- System of professional learning for teachers and program directors that adapts to the opportunities and constraints of the local setting
- Technical assistance that improves program operations and increases compliance with state law
- New information and knowledge published online in the public domain, and distributed widely through the communication channels of OSPI and its educational partners
Equity & Access for Highly Capable Students
Javits HiCapPLUS Professional Learning Modules support the delivery of instruction and services to Highly Capable students. The modules place special emphasis on the identification and instruction of children who are consistently under-represented in programs for the Highly Capable across Washington state.
The modules are now housed on the OSPI Moodle LMS:
- Equity and Access module
- Pedagogies and Strategies that Enhance Learning for Highly Capable Students module
Students with Special Needs
HiCapPLUS focuses on the identification of, and provision of services to, Highly Capable students—with special emphasis on those children who are economically disadvantaged, need language acquisition services, and students with disabilities—all of whom could be passed over by traditional assessments and identification methods.