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OAGC Back-to-School News Flash - Fall Conference, Advocacy, and More!

Professional Development

Fall Conference

The Fall Conference committee is at work finalizing details for the OAGC Annual Fall Conference. We have uploaded updated information about keynoters, sessions, registration, awards, raffle, vendor information and more.  We are expecting another big crowd this year, so please make sure you register early and book your hotel room. The deadline for hotel reservation at a special conference rate is September 27, but the block is already filling up quickly so please do not wait until the deadline to make your reservation. All fall conference information can be found at www.oagc.com/fallconference.asp. Also, don't forget that the deadline for nominations for OAGC awards is September 1. Find more information at the above link. 

WEP Workshop - As part of our ongoing effort to provide high quality professional development in gifted education to general educators, OAGC will be offering a special three-hour WEP workshop on Sunday, October 20th at the Hilton. The workshop is free for any conference attendee ($50 for those not attending the fall conference). But as space is limited, advance and separate registration is required. Please go to the link listed above for more information. 

Advocacy

Advocacy 

Gifted Assessments - ODE is set to release new additions to the approved gifted assessment list. Please go to www.oagc.com/advoacyalerts.asp for more infomration.  

Budget - The General Assembly took a bit longer than usual but finally passed a budget bill. For all education policy changes included in the budget and more, please go read the latest Advocacy Corner, which is in the latest OAGC Reiew. It can also be reviewed at www.oagc.com/advocacycorner.asp.  

ODE regional gifted meetings - ODE has scheduled fall gifted sessions. Please go to www.oagc.com/advocacyalerts.asp for more information. 

To keep up on all the latest, please follow OAGC on Twitter or Facebook (see directions below) or visit www.oagc.com/advocacyalerts.asp

General Information

OAGScholarships and Awards

The deadline for the OAGC Arts Scholarship is due on November 15. For more information, please go to http://www.oagc.com/scholarship.asp. Award nominations are open for the fall conference. As stated above, the deadline is September 1. Please go to oagc.com/fallconference.asp for more information. 

Review Articles 

OAGC is seeking articles for the Fall Review. The official deadline to submit the articles is November 15, 2019. If you need more time, please contact Ann Sheldon at anngift@aol.com

Amazon Smile 

Did you know you could assist OAGC merely by ordering your Amazon goods? It's simple.  Just by making the following portal http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7442288 your default for Amazon orders, Amazon will donate a small percentage to OAGC.

Gifted HQPD -- High Quality Professional Development - GTIGNITE 

As the 2018 revised gifted operating standards have been effect for a full year, and OAGC has worked hard to assist districts in implementing the new classroom teacher gifted HQPD requirement. As part of our on-going effort to ensure that Ohio's classroom teachers receive Ohio specific and relevant professional development, OAGC has been working with GTIGNITE to develop Ohio specific modules.  For more information on this partnership along with with several tools and documents that will help you plan, provide, and track gifted HQPD, please go to oagc.com/hqpd.asp . 

Donate to OAGC

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.Social Media Connections

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