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OAGC November News Flash - OAGC Coordinator Workshop; Teacher Academy Call for Proposal;  Registration Deadline Coming Up; Advocacy Updates, and More

Professional Development

OAGC Coordinator Virtual Winter Workshop 

The OAGC Coordinator Division Virtual Winter Workshop wil be hold on December 4, 2020. The focus is on the gifted coordination challenges due to the ever-changing educational setting issues this school year. In addition, the workshop will focus on equity issues in gifted education that we face in Ohio. To register for this workshop, please go to www.oagc.com/coordinatorworkshop.asp.

Todd Stanley, OAGC Coordinator Division Chair, has recorded a short video to explain the content of this year's workshop which you can access here. An agenda and speaker information will be posted to that link by the end of the week. 

OAGC Virtual Spring Teacher Academy 

The OAGC Spring Academy will be held on February 22-23, 2021. OAGC is accepting proposals for recorded sessions until December 14. You may request more time to submit a proposal. Download the call for proposal at www.oagc.com/teacheracademy.asp

Advocacy

HB305 Lameduck Activity/State Board of Education News 

The Ohio House and Senate will hold hearings on HB305, the so-called Cupp-Patterson school funding bill, starting this week. There is a very ambitious schedule set out for the these hearings in the lame duck session. 

The Ohio State Board of Education will see several new board members in January as result of elections and appointment changes. 

For more information on HB305 activity and the state board, please go to www.oagc.com/advocacyalerts.asp

General Information

Membership 

Even if you are unable to attend the OAGC Fall Conference this year, we still need your support through your membership. Membership information is located at www.oagc.com/join.asp

OAGC Review Articles Needed 

OAGC is looking for a few good articles for the Winter Review.  To ask for an extension, or to submit articles, please email anngift@aol.com by November 15th. Please note that the Spring Review is still available in the member area of the website as a PDF. We were unable to print the Spring Review due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Fall Review should be in mail boxes in the next few weeks. 

Parent Handbook

OAGC has just revised the Parent Handbook! To download it, please go to http://www.oagc.com/files/OAGC%20Parent%20Handbook%205.15.20.pdf

Distinguished Student Scholarship 

The deadline for the OAGC Susan Faulkner Art Scholarship is November 15, 2020,  For more information, please go to oagc.com/scholarship.asp 

COVID -19 Gifted Resources

As the stay-at-home order continues in Ohio, OAGC will continually update our resources page under the "COVID-19 Links" topic heading at http://oagc.com/resources.asp. If you have links you would like to share please send them to anngift@aol.com. New links of interest include enrichment resources across subject areas, testing recommendations, and the ODE Gifted COVID-19 FAQ. 

ODE has multiple links and supports which can be accessed at http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/Coronavirus.  

Gifted HQPD -- High Quality Professional Development

As the 2018 revised gifted operating standards are now in effect, OAGC has been working hard to assist districts in implementing the new classroom teacher gifted HQPD requirement. We have an incredible amount of new tools and information to assist gifted professionals and districts. Also, we continue to develop Ohio-specific professional development through our partnership with GTIGNITE.   For more information about these courses along with all the incredible new tools and documents that will help you plan, provide, and track gifted HQPD, please go to oagc.com/hqpd.asp . Please note that all of our Fall conference sessions indicate how they align to ODE and OAGC professional development standards.

Donate to OAGC

As you begin to make your year-end charitable contributions, please remember that OAGC is the only organization in Ohio advocating on the behalf of gifted children. We hope that you will  consider a donation to OAGC by going to the following link http://www.oagc.com/donate.asp.

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Social Media Connections

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