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OAGC March News Flash - Fall Conference Proposal Deadline, Advocacy and Resource News, and More!

Professional Development

Fall Conference Call for Proposal Deadline 

The OAGC Fall conference committee will be accepting proposals until April 1, 2019. Proposals submitted after April 1 will be considered, but proposals submitted on time will be given a higher priority.  To download a proposal form, please go to www.oagc.com/fallconference.asp.  

Advocacy and Resources

Budget News 

Governor DeWine will release his budget this week. The Ohio House is expected to tackle school funding based on work from a bi-partisan funding work group. As the budget progresses, OAGC will post relevant documents at http://www.oagc.com/statebudget.asp including OAGC's Legislative Positions for the 133rd General Assembly. As new advocacy news is available, OAGC will post updates at http://www.oagc.com/advocacyalerts.asp under the "OAGC Positions and Research" topic heading.

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 http://www.oagc.com/advocacyUpdates.asp 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 www.oagc.com/hqpg.asp. 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 www.oagc.com/rulelaw.asp. To review ODE documents on gifted PD, please go to www.oagc.com/hqpd.asp. The ODE documents are under the "General HQPD Documents" subject heading. 

New ODE Opportunity - Applications Due April 1!

ODE has announced the application for innovative services. To get more information along with an application, please go to http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/Gifted-Education/Rules-Regulations-and-Policies-for-Gifted-Educatio/Innovative-Services-for-Students-Who-are-Gifted?

General Information

Membership Updates? 

If you are an OAGC member and have updated contact information, please contact Kay Tarbutton at sktarbutton@sbcglobal.net

Student Scholarship Deadline Coming Up

The deadline for the OAGC College Schoarlship is April 15, 2019. 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 June 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 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 http://www.oagc.com/donate.asp.

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