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OAGC May News Flash - COVID-19 News; Advocacy Updates, and Deadlines

Fall Conference/COVID-19 Resources

Fall conference

While Ohio still is limiting large events, OAGC is still planning our fall conference for October 18-20. To help us work on all contingency plans, please give us your preferences and some feedback on your plans for the fall conference by filling out this quick survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OAGCfallconference

Contact Update 

If your current contact at OAGC is your school email address, and you would prefer emails to now go to your home email, please contact Kay at oagcregistrar@gmail.com. 

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.  

Advocacy

State Budget Cuts; Gifted Advisory Council Applications; School Reopening Plans 

As promised, Ohio's K-12 schools took a massive cut to end FY20. OAGC has posted the district-by-district breakout. As the State Board of Education ponders how school can reopen, ODE has posted the application for next year's Gifted Advisory Council. For more information, please go to  www.oagc.com/advocacyalerts.asp

General Information

OAGC Review Articles Needed 

OAGC is looking for a few good articles for the Fall Review. The theme is "Tell Me Something Good." Tell us what is working for you as a gifted professional or parent or student in these crazy times.  To ask for an extension, or to submit articles, please email anngift@aol.com  by June 15th. 

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 Distinguished Student Scholarship is June 1, 2020,  For more information, please go to oagc.com/scholarship.asp 

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.

Amazon Smile

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