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OAGC - Ohio Association for Gifted Children

OAGC End-of-School News Flash - Fall Conference Information, Advocacy News, and More!

Professional Development

Fall Conference Information

The OAGC Fall conference committee has updated the OAGC fall conference page with new information about the conference including registration forms, small sessions, keynotes, vendor forms, and more! To download a registration form or see all the great things we have planned, please go to  

Advocacy and Resources

Budget News 

The Ohio Senate is currengly deliberating behind closed doors. When a new substiute bill is available, OAGC will put out an advocacy alert at: For state budget news, please go to t

ODE Gifted Assessment Issues

OAGC continues to be concerned about the new list of gifted assessments released last month by ODE. State Board of Education members need to hear from gifted advocates about this issue. For more information, please read the latest advocacy news at http://www.oagccom/advocacyalerts.asp

New OAGC Resources Available

OAGC has added several new documents to the OAGC website. The newly released white paper on gifted diversity is available at under the "OAGC Positions and Research" topic heading. In addition, readers can find the the latest State of the State of Gifted Education in Ohio under the same topic heading. New documents outling gifted rankings by typolology as well as gifted spending vs. state allocations by typology can be found at the above link under the heading "Gifted Performance Indicator and Other Report Card Documents." 

Gifted Rule and Professional Development Guidance

OAGC has updated the list of Ohio-developed GTIGNITE courses at ODE released updated guidance on the gifted rule including the professional development along with additional guidance on gifted professional development.  To review the ODE guidance on the rule, please go to To review ODE documents on gifted PD, please go to The ODE documents are under the "General HQPD Documents" subject heading. 


General Information

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  by June 15th. 

Membership Updates? 

If you are an OAGC member and have updated contact information, please contact Kay Tarbutton at

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 . 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 consider 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

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