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OAGC January News Flash - Teacher Academy News, Advocacy and HQPD Updates, Scholarship Deadline, and More!

Professional Development

OAGC Teacher Academy 

The Teacher Academy will be held on February 24th and 25th, 2020 and will feature Dr. Richard Cash.  For more information, links to hotel reservations, or to download a registration form, please go to www.oagc.com/teacheracademy.asp . Remember the deadline for discounted hotel rates is Feburary 3, 2020. The early registration deadline for the academy is February 10, 2020. A draft agenda, session descriptions, and speaker bios will posted at the above link by the end of the month, 

Fall Conference Call for Proposal 

The OAGC Fall conference committee will be accepting proposals now until April 1, 2020. To download a proposal form, please go to www.oagc.com/fallconference.asp .  

Advocacy

EdChoice Vouchers, Double Testing, and Future Education Issues

The Ohio General Assembly is currenlty working under a tight deadline to mitigate some issues with EdChoice eligibility that need to be resolved by Feburary 1, 2020. In addition, ODE is seeking input on how to best deal with middle school double testing as a result of the elimination of the state Geometry and ELA 1 end of course exam. For more details on these as well as other issues that policymakers ill be tackling in 2020, please go to www.oagc.com/advocacyalerts.asp

General Information

Student Scholarship Deadline Coming Up

The deadline for the OAGC Student Scholarship is February 15, 2020. For more information, please go to oagc.com/scholarship.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 February 15th. 

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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