Professional Development


HiCapPLUS-- Implementation is 90% of Impact

Saturday, November 11
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: 212 B

Some say that implementation is 90% of impact. This session explores perspectives of Local Education Agencies, universities, and the state on implementing online Professional Learning modules through action research to improve practices in gifted education. Project HiCapPLUS answers these challenges: How do we respond to a legislative mandate to identify and serve gifted students Kindergarten through grade 12 in every one of our state's LEAs? How do we support the smallest LEAs that identify and serve one Highly Capable student or the largest that serve thousands? How do we address inequitable identification processes? Join us to hear our successes and challenges in implementing change.

Jody Hess

Project Director, HiCapPLUS Javits Program; Program Supervisor, Highly Capable Student Programs
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Ms. Hess is Project Director for HiCapPLUS, Jacob K. Javits federal grant for Professional Learning, and Supervisor for Highly Capable Student Programs at Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Ms. Hess directed Highly Capable Student Programs for Tacoma, WA Public Schools. During that time she led Project NET - Nurturing Exceptional Talent, a classroom-based instructional model of talent development, which increased identification and participation by students living in poverty, students with disabilities, and English learners. A former school principal, she taught in general education and gifted settings, and was instructor in the Specialty Endorsement Program for the Center for Gifted Education, Whitworth University Spokane, WA.


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