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OAGC - Ohio Association for Gifted Children

OAGC End of School News Flash --  Summer Academy; Fall Conference; Advocacy, and More

Professional Development

Summer HQPD Training 

The deadline for early registration for the OAGC Summer HQPD Training Academy is June 7. The academy will be held on June 21 and 22 and is designed specifically for classroom teachers. Space is limited so please do not hesitate to register. The registration form can be  found at

Fall Conference

The Fall Conference committee is putting finishing touches on small sessions. Look for a draft of the sessions and keynote information in mid-June. We are expecting another big crowd this year, so please make sure you register early and book your hotel room. All fall conference information can be found at




While the General Assembly will be going on summer break, there are still many bills and issues to watch. To keep up on all the latest, please follow OAGC on Twitter or Facebook (see directions below) or visit . One of the main bills we to watch is HB591 (Duffey) which would radically alter district report cards. While amendments were previewed, it has not passed out of committee. One of those amendments would better define gifted information that would be on the report card. OAGC will review the amended bill. SB216, the education deregulation bill also was amended, but did not yet clear committee. The N-size issue was addressed in one of the amendments.  With the House Speaker election still unresolved, it is unclear when or if the House Education committee will meet again. The OAGC advocacy alerts page will be updated as we receive more information. 

The Chapter 119 hearing for the gifted rule changes will be held during the June State Board of Education meeting. If all goes as planned, the rule would go into effect shortly after the new school year starts. 

General Information

OAGC Review Articles 

OAGC is seeking articles for the Fall Review. The official deadline to submit the articles is June 15, 2018. If you need more time, please contact Ann Sheldon at

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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 Scholarships and Awards

The deadline for the OAGC Distinguished Student Award application which is due on June 1. For more information, please go to Award nominations are open for the fall conference. Please go to for more information. 

Gifted HQPD -- High Quality Professional Development

As the gifted operating standards are now in effect, OAGC has been working 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 . 

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 Media Connections

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