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OAGC - Ohio Association for Gifted Children

OAGC February News Flash: Teacher Academy Deadlines; Advocacy and More

Professional Development

Teacher Academy

OAGC has a great Teacher Academy lined up this Spring (February 27th and 28th). With Bertie Kingore anchoring both days of the academy, we also have many wonderful national and state presenters. For an updated agenda along with session descriptions, and speaker biographies, please go to You can also download a registration form and book a hotel room. The deadline for reduced hotel rooms is February 6th so don't delay! Early registration rates for the Academy end February 17th.

Fall Conference

It's never to early to think about the OAGC Fall conference. If you have an idea for a session, please download the call for proposal at . The deadline to submit proposals is March 31st.


State Budget Process Begins

The governor's office unveiled its budget blueprint this week. Until actual bill language is released, we will not know what level of gifted funding is proposed. The latest gifted advocacy alert indicates how OAGC will be covering the budget process. Please go to for more information.

General Information



OAGC offers several student scholarships. The deadline for summer scholarships is February 15th. To get more information, please go to .

OAGC Review Articles Needed

OAGC is looking for a few good articles for the Spring Review. Please email any articles to  by February 15th or ask for an extension if you need one.

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

Amazon Smile

Did you know you could assist OAGC merely by ordering your Amazon goods? It's simple.  Just by making the following portal your default for Amazon orders, Amazon will donate a small percentage to OAGC.


OAGC Membership News

Due to the recent discontinuation of several gifted magazines, OAGC is no longer able to offer reduced prices on these materials as a membership benefit. The OAGC membership committee is currently looking into new membership benefits opportunities. If you have any questions about your OAGC membership, please , please contact Kay Tarbutton .


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