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OAGC March News Flash - COVID-19; Looking Toward the Future

COVID-19/Future Planning

COVID-19

Nobody is clear how long the COVID-19 restrictions will be in place for Ohio's schools. OAGC will update information as we receive it. For now, ODE has an FAQ about the restrictions and what it might mean which can be accessed at http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/Coronavirus

Gifted Resources

Multiple organizations will be pulling together resources for GISs and parents as gifted students will be schooled from home. OAGC will continually update our resources page under the "COVID-19 Links" topic heading at http://oagc.com/resources.asp. If you have links you would like to share please send them to anngift@aol.com

Contact Updates 

If your current contact at OAGC is your school email address, and you would prefer emails to now go to your home email, please contact Kay at oagcregistrar@gmail.com

Future Plans - Fall conference/Board nominations 

Fall Conference Call for Proposal 

The OAGC Fall conference committee is still planning for our fall conference. We will be accepting proposals now until April 1, 2020. To download a proposal form, please go to www.oagc.com/fallconference.asp .  If you need extra time, please email anngift@aol.com.

OAGC Nominations 

OAGC is accepting nominations for the OAGC governing board. If you are member, please log into the OAGC website and go to the General Member area for more informatino and a nomination form. Nominations will be accepted through April 30, 2020. 

Advocacy

EdChoice Vouchers, Report Cards, and State Testing

With the Ohio General Assembly at home, it is unclear what will happen with EdChoice vouchers, state testing, and a potential report card overhaul. OAGC will provide updates as we get any information. We will post any new changes at  www.oagc.com/advocacyalerts.asp

General Information

Student Scholarship Deadline Coming Up

The deadline for the OAGC College Scholarship is April 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 Fall 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 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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